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Brighton demo in solidarity with Libya

24-02-2011 19:14

Solidarity with the Middle Eastern and North African Uprisings

Demonstrate 4.30pm Friday 25th February 2010, Old Steine, Brighton

Over the last eleven days the people of Libya, inspired by revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia and uprisings spreading across the Middle East and North Africa, have risen up against the dictatorship of Muammar Gaddafi. The regime has responded by shutting down phone and internet networks, attacking protests and massacring their own population from the air and with hired mercenaries. The casualties are not yet known but those murdered are estimated at 1000.

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Cardiff demo in support of Libyan uprising

24-02-2011 18:31

Demonstration to support the libyan people who are fighting to free thier country of 42 years of dictatorship

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Palestine Today 02 23 2011

24-02-2011 05:59

Violence erupted along the Gaza border a day after new Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz made his first visit to the Southern Command.
Clashes began in the morning after a roadside bomb detonated next to an IDF patrol along the border. Mortar shells were then fired into the western Negev. None of the soldiers was wounded, and the IDF responded with tank fire in the direction of the terrorists.
Meanwhile, a large explosion in the southern Gaza Strip killed a 10-year old girl and wounded two others. Hamas said it was investigating the cause of the blast.
Explosions are common in Gaza. They often take place in the homes of terrorists, when explosives and other armaments detonate prematurely.

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LSE Students Occupy Against University’s Ties To Libyan Regime

23-02-2011 12:40

At 7PM on February 22nd, Students at the LSE began an occupation of the Senior Common Room in the Old Building (Houghton St.) against the LSE’s regarding their association with the Libyan regime. In light of recent events the LSE administration announced that they would no longer be accepting the money from the Gaddafi family. They have already accepted £300,000 and were scheduled to receive and additional £1.2.

UPDATE: This morning LSE students occupied the office of director Howard Davies in protest at the university's links to the Libyan regime.

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Thousands protest as Libya attacks Libyans

22-02-2011 20:17

Message to Gadaffi from Downing Street protest

Thousands joined the protest outside the Libyan Embassy this evening, before marching on Downing Street.. The Socialist Worker reports that 10 coaches travelled from Manchester alone, and that some protestors have declared that they will spend the night outside the Embassy. More joined protests outside Downing Street.

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CairoRising: report back from the Egyptian revolution 22 Feb, Brighton

21-02-2011 14:32

Report back meeting from CairoRising, February 22 at 7.30pm. The Cowley Club, 12 London Road, Brighton

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Breaking News: Bahraini police surrenders to protesters

19-02-2011 16:15

Bahraini protesters celebrate as they reoccupy Pearl Square, 19 February 2011
Reports say thousands of pro-democracy protesters, chanting “victory, victory,” have forced out police and snipers from a central square in The Bahraini capital, Manama.

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Egyptian Revolution at a Turning Point

19-02-2011 15:23

sitting in front of tanks to stop the army advancing 08/02

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Assange has links with ''dubious people'/Smear campaign against Israel Shamir

18-02-2011 02:34

The US led smear and hatred campaign against Julian Assange and his close co workers also affects important adherents, like Israel Shamir
As well by Domscheit-Berg, ex second Wikileaks man, as by newsmedia as the Guardian and the Dutch RTL News, Shamir is wrongly accused of Holocaust denial and anti-semitism

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Iran Says It’s Sending Two Warships to Canal?

17-02-2011 20:18

1) The ships in question are old and can be used by Iran for little more than training, the stated mission.

2) Iran, just like Israel, has every right under international maritime law and rules to use this important waterway.

3) It is bluster to refer to the Iranian action as a “provocation.” The move is “assertive,” for sure. But how long did the Israeli leadership believe that the feelings of others and they’re longing for respect and justice on the international scene, could be ignored?

4) Perhaps this would be a good time for the real “international community” to assert our collective demand that these two nations solve a dispute w/o involving or harming the futures of any of the rest of us?

"Perhaps this would be a good time for the real “international community” to assert our collective demand that these two nations solve a dispute w/o involving or harming the futures of any of the rest of us?"

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nuclear renaissance demo

17-02-2011 19:29

Demonstrators attended the nuclear renaissance event to remind business men what they are really getting into.

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Bahrain: Sleeping protestors attacked by armed riot police

17-02-2011 00:40

The scene of the attack
Hundreds of riot police are reported to have attacked the protestors who have been occupying the Pearl Roundabout in Manama. The attack took place at about 3.45am ocal time. Many including women and children were sleeping when the police attacked according to Maryam Alkhawaja of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights who is on site. She reports that there are wounded, and that people are chanting "we demand the fall of the regime".

The roundabout was occupied on Tuesday, after an estimated 20 000 people joined a march following the death of a second protestor who was killed while gathering for the funeral of Ali Abdulhadi Mushaima, who died while protesting for human rights in the village of Daih, near Manama. Others are tweeting asking for help, reporting indiscriminate firing(possibly of rubber bullets) and tear gas, as well as heavy use of batons. They say all exits have been blocked. At least one death and 200 injuries have been reported. It is also reported that the internet has been disabled.

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Domestic extremists or domestic goddesses?

16-02-2011 22:00

Aldermaston women in a spot of domestic extremism .....

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CairoRising: report back from the Egyptian revolution 22 Feb, Brighton

16-02-2011 13:00

Report back meeting from CairoRising, February 22 at 7.30pm. The Cowley Club, 12
London Road, Brighton

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Ghonim Calls for End to Protests, Strikes to Bring Stability?

15-02-2011 16:34

"Perhaps this young man is sincere. But it is certain that he is “class bound” in his thinking. He is an executive. Not an unemployed factory worker or wet nurse. For the Egyptian revolution to produce the profound changes so needed in our world those elements of Egyptian society must take the lead. Otherwise the U.S., Israel, and ruling classes the world over win. And that was not the intention and will not be the result of this heroic struggle. Stay tuned. Get involved. The Egyptian people have declared that they will remain vigilant. We must do so with them."

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The Trials of Pinar Selek

15-02-2011 11:25

Pinar Selek, Turkish feminist and antimilitarist writer and activist, framed on a charge of terrorism, has been the subject of an unresolved legal process for twelve years. On 9 February 2011 she was acquitted for the third time in an Istanbul court. Next day the prosecution appealed for the third time to the Supreme Court to over-rule the finding.This is not justice but judicial bullying.

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GLADIO - Secret Fascist Shadow Networks

15-02-2011 05:33

This documentary and following books and articles revealing how Britain and America used secret stay-behind networks, not for defence but to inluence political events when any popular movement in Europe that they labelled as 'left-wing' because they threatened the conservative establishment.

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The Egyptian Revolution enters a new stage and much more

14-02-2011 20:42

"As for the Obama administration, having supported Mubarak for as long as possible, it is backing the military regime. On Saturday, the administration declared that it welcomed the measures taken by the generals and their supposed commitment to democracy. Having helped train many of Egypt’s officers, it intends to use them to secure its interests in Egypt and the Middle East. These include not only defending its strategic and military interests, but above all heading off a revolutionary challenge from the working class.

Deeply tied to Egypt’s business community, the officer corps is hostile to the wave of strikes that is shaking Egypt, and workers’ demands for improved wages and social conditions. While it does not yet feel strong enough to do so, the army is signaling its intention to move against strikers. In a statement denouncing “chaos and disorder,” the Higher Military Council said it would ban meetings by labor unions or professional syndicates, effectively making strikes illegal.

In six months, and perhaps longer, the army plans to hold elections on the basis of a constitution drafted exclusively by itself, and without dissolving Mubarak’s National Democratic Party (NDP). That is, it hopes to use the six-month period to wind down the protests and give a pseudo-democratic cover to a regime no more responsive to the demands of the population than the one controlled by the hated Mubarak."