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"United Against Nuclear Iran": America's war propaganda mouthpiece

20-09-2010 11:30

United Against Nuclear Iran billboard ad in Peoria, Illinois, USA.
Those who regularly follow the developments of Iran might have come across to the website of "United Against Nuclear Iran", a "non-partisan, non-profit advocacy organization" that seeks to "prevent Iran from fulfilling its ambition to become a regional super-power possessing nuclear weapons"

UANI has compiled an elaborate list of the foreign companies and firms which do business with Iran and calls on its readers and visitors to send condemnatory letters and complaints to these companies so as to persuade them to withdraw their capitals and resources from Iran and stop doing business with a country which the United States and its European allies consider to be an emerging nuclear threat in the Middle East.

In a nutshell, UANI's objective is to impair the Iranian nation. They already know that Iran does not seek nuclear weapons. UANI's seeks a weak, demoralized and unstable Iran without an active role in the international community. UANI is not United Against Nuclear Iran, it is United Against the Nation of Iran.

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FLASHBACK: Dialog Among Civilizations – Whytalksfail When Hectoring Hegemon Are

20-09-2010 05:48

What is the point of this dialog analysis and all this verbage?

The point is a matter of life and death for nations. That is the point of this. Let me be very precise.

Either the United States, or Israel, are poised to attack Iran, as noted by many commentators in the World press,...

This is March 2007. I have two imperatives before me: A) I do not wish to hear in 2010 that there was an “intelligence failure”, that it was another Gulf of Tonkin, or some other new contrivance from the imaginative and fertile mind of the hectoring hegemons.

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UG#517 - JFK and The Unspeakable (Khrushchev, Cuba, martyrdom of MLK/JFK)

19-09-2010 10:11

This week's show is dedicated to James Douglass. His talk centers on the assassination of JFK, and it retells the Kennedy presidency with some of the backstage manipulations from down memory hole. He sets the scene by recounting Thomas Merton's prediction that, if Kennedy could turn towards the good, he would be assassinated by "the unspeakable". We look at Kennedy's close collaboration with his supposed adversary, Khrushchev to avert war, and explore a parallel with WW1. We listen to a section of Kennedy's most important speech, in which he finally stepped over the line by unilaterally announcing a US nuclear test ban treaty, and chronicle how he worked for world peace, until he we assassinated by the US security state. We conclude by looking at the implications for the 21st century, exploring a parallel with Martin Luther King and hear an afterword by Bill Hicks.

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3 US-led troops killed in Afghanistan Sun Sep 19, 2010 4:23AM

19-09-2010 06:45

3 US-led troops killed in Afghanistan Sun Sep 19, 2010 4:23AM
Three more US-led troops have been killed in separate bomb attacks in various parts of Afghanistan, NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) says.

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911 and Imperial Mobilization Redux By Zahir Ebrahim

18-09-2010 18:56

Please circulate — 911 and Imperial Mobilization Redux

Hello – Please circulate my newest exposition geared towards the mainstream ‘United We Stand’ crowd who know something is wrong with this 9 year long 'war on terror', but can’t put their finger on it, and also don’t wish to tread into the ‘conspiracy’ jungle where only forensic knowledge and deep intelligence lurks. It has always been a problem how to explain complex matters to the “crowd of simpletons and the credulous” (Mein Kampf). The war-mongers use incessant propaganda to get them to ‘United We Stand’. How can one undo that? Ignoring the ‘Uncle Toms’ and the co-opted, here is my commonsensical Socratic attempt to (once again) try and reach the vast majority of good peoples worldwide who trusted their government to represent the public's interests and not the hectoring hegemons':

Thank you.
Zahir Ebrahim,

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Naming The Dead: End The War in Afghanistan

18-09-2010 09:55

Central London event to mark the anniversary of the invasion of Afghanistan with Maya Evans (JNV) and Susan Clarkson - some risk of arrest.

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Smash EDO Benefit on Sunday 26th Sept - Resistancz Riddemz

17-09-2010 13:23

Resistanz Riddemz
A benefit for Smash EDO
Sunday 26th September, Cowley Club (12 London Road, Brighton)

Doors 6.30pm, bands start at 7

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Real versus fake crises: Concealing the risk of an all out nuclear war

17-09-2010 09:42

We are living history but at the same time we are unable to comprehend the events which shape our future and which are currently unfolding in front of our very eyes.

The details of ongoing war preparations in relation to Iran have been withheld from the public eye.The media is involved in acts of camouflage.

The devastating impacts of a nuclear war are either trivialized or not mentioned. Meanwhile, public opinion has its eyes riveted on what might described as "fake crises".

The fear campaign underlying a fake crisis is intended to obfuscate the real crisis --including the danger of nuclear war-- as well as disarm all forms of meaningful resistance and opposition.

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Monsanto, Blackwater and spying on animal rights activists

16-09-2010 19:06

According to internal documents the US security firm Blackwater – best known for killing 17 Itaqi civilians in Baghdad in September 2007 – has working for Monsanto.

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US, Iraqi Troops Kill Civilians in Fallujah Raid: Only you can stop Imperialism.

16-09-2010 10:58

"Imperialism Means Killing Civilians. The U.S., though, must kill them slowing in time. Otherwise the process and method are too clear. See the imperialism in Iraq and Afghanistan?"

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Oxford Peace Plaque

15-09-2010 20:04

On Tuesday 21 September 2010 a peace Plaque will be unveiled in Bonn Square, Oxford.

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Why we love to hate conspiracy theories: 9/11 Truth as threat to intelligentsia

15-09-2010 11:48

Especially left and liberal professionals and service intellectuals but also right-wing members of the intelligentsia vehemently attack and ridicule “conspiracy theories” such as the present 911 Truth movement.

Why? It’s as though power did not covertly orchestrate its predation of us? Is that not the modus operandi of power?

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London and Cambridge contacts for Smash EDO's Hammertime

15-09-2010 11:39

ITT's Hammertime, Brighton, Wednesday 13th Oct 2010, 10am.
There are already local contacts available for London and Cambridge if you are travelling from there:
For London:
For Cambridge:

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Obama's letter to Lula exposes US dishonesty with Iran: Lest we forget

15-09-2010 09:57

"The contradiction between President Obama's letter to President Lula and the US response to the Brazil-Iran-Turkey offer is the latest evidence that the US does not intend to negotiate with Iran in good faith and has hidden motives. Under pressure from the same neoconservatives and Israel lobby that pushed the Bush Administration to invade Iraq illegally, the Obama Administration is inventing excuses to avoid a peaceful resolution to the stand-off with Iran."

Obama's letter to Lula exposes US dishonesty with Iran."

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US and its allies should look at their own nuclearpolicy before criticizing Iran

15-09-2010 07:42

US nuclear weapons in Europe
For years, the United States and its allies have accused Iran of being a major nuclear threat because it has violated the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Ironically, the real violators of the NNPT are the same nations accusing Iran. The U.S. and its allies have never been able to confirm their accusations with concrete proof since they are based entirely on suspicion. While the media continues to attack Iran, illegal nuclear activities made by the West remain widely unknown to the public.

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9/11 Truth and "Global War on Terror": Pretext to wage war is totally fabricated

14-09-2010 12:54

"The New Middle East"
In the wake of 9/11, the (real) antiwar movement was completely isolated. Trade unions and civil society organizations had swallowed the media lies and government propaganda. They had accepted a war of retribution against Afghanistan on humanitarian grounds, an impoverished country of 30 million people.

Concurrently, a fake anti-war activism emerged in the wake of 9/11 which broadly consisted in stating: "I am against the war but I support the war on terrorism". Meanwhile, several NGOs became actively involved in humanitarian projects in Afghanistan, in close liaison with USAID and the Pentagon.

This acceptance of the "war on terrorism" was in large part based on the acceptance of the official 9/11 narrative, namely that the US was under attack, that the 9/11 attacks were perpetrated by Muslims, that the Taliban were protecting Al Qaeda and providing refuge to its illusive leader Osama bin Laden.

Ironically, many "Progressives" in America not only accepted the official 9/11 narrative, they were also involved in smearing the 9/11 Truth Movement. By slurring those who questioned the official 9/11 story (backed by carefully researched evidence and analysis), they (unwittingly) provided legitimacy to the bombing and invasion of Afghanistan, Iraq, the Palestinian occupied territories as well as the targeting of Iran, as part of the "Global War on Terror" GWOT).

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In Memory of that Day: Website Wikileaks publishes '9/11 messages'

13-09-2010 20:31

"The attacks on 11 September 2001 left nearly 3,000 people dead.
The messages are being published over a 24-hour period, ending at 0800GMT on Thursday. They are being released simultaneously on Wikileaks and social networking site Twitter.
'Live' broadcast The website is broadcasting each message at the time it was sent originally in 2001.
The first message was from 0300 local time (0800 GMT), five hours before the first attack in New York and the last 24 hours later.
The messages are not all about the attacks. Some are mundane questions about what people are having for lunch.
However, many are about the deadly plane attacks and range from people trying to find out if their loved ones are safe, to government messages, to computer server errors.
They include messages such as
"This is Myrna, I will not rest until you get home, the second tower is down, I don't want to have to keep calling you after every event. Pls just go home
President has been rerouted won't be returning to Washington but not sure where he will go
Bomb detonated in World Trade Ctr. Pls get back to Mike Brady w/a quick assessment of your areas and contact us if anything is needed."

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Israeli troops kill three Palestinians in Gaza, officials say

13-09-2010 16:26

"Shortly after, Abu Saeed's 17-year-old grandson, Hossam Khaled, also died of wounds sustained in the incident, medics said.

The Israeli military spokesman's office said it had no immediate information on the reported incident. Israeli army radio described the two men as "terrorists" and said that at least one was armed."

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Local contacts for Smash EDO's Hammertime

12-09-2010 20:01

On October 13th 2010 Smash EDO is holding a mass siege of EDO MBM/ITT in Brighton. This is the latest in a series of successful mass demos that have been attended by people from all over the UK. We need your help... If you want text updates about the demo please text your mobile number to 07538093930 or email it to

PLEASE NOTE: If you have previously texted in your number for updates please do so again as the campaign phone got stolen and any numers lost.