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19-04-2011 11:08

Come to Downing Street at 5pm today to protest against the bombing of Libya, the slaughter of innocent civilians and the imperialist interference of US UK and France! Don't let STW go there by themselves!

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Campaign Agains Arms Trade

16-04-2011 21:51

Volunteers in Medway an Maidstone areas

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Qaddafi Unplugged and Uncensored

16-04-2011 08:50

An interesting little gem I spotted online a couple of hours ago, some reader may like, or not like and could spark a debate... the web address goes straight to the original as it appears. Dave

Recollections Of My Life - Mu'ummar Qaddafi
By Col. Mu'ummar Qaddafi; Translated by Professor Sam Hamod, Ph.D.
Recollections of My Life: Col. Mu’ummar Qaddafi, The Leader of the Revolution. April 8, 2011.

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Marcos is not a hero! Protest the plan to make him one!

15-04-2011 02:14

FERDINAND E. MARCOS is not a hero to the Filipino people. His martial law regime sent hundreds of thousands to jail, made people 'desaparecidos' because of their political beliefs. He is now being elevated to become a "hero" and plans are afoot by his families and allies to have him interred in Libingan ng mga Bayani (Cemetery of Heroes).

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From Ivory Coast to Libya and beyond: The conquest of Africa

10-04-2011 10:56

Just as the 1884-1885 Berlin Conference divided the African continent into spheres of influence between the major European powers and the U.S., with Ivory Coast belonging to France and Libya later taken by Italy, so now the U.S. and all the major former European colonial masters, who are now fellow NATO member states - France, Britain, Portugal, Spain, Belgium, Germany, Italy and Turkey - are again planning to establish dominance over what has become the world's second most populous continent.

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Libya: Distractions and diversions

09-04-2011 15:31

Daily Mirror, 22 March 2011
One thing should surely be clear and that is the pivotal role played by the corporate/state media in selling the Libyan 'no-fly zone' and the subsequent invasion by the Empire, albeit by first 'softening up the enemy' and then as illegal arms supplier. Thus the 'rebels', about whom absolutely nothing is known, become the West's 'democratic' torch-bearers and all pretence at it being some kind of 'humanitarian intervention', is dropped.

So intertwined are the state and the mainstream media that it's now impossible to see any kind of separation between the two. What's so incredible about the power of the media to transform reality for us is best illustrated by the fact that the political elite knew what the 'no-fly zone' really meant, that it was an act of war, the media just omitted this particular detail from its coverage, or rather it relegated it to a footnote, just as it did with the way it presented the illegal invasion of Iraq to the public. Crimes become 'omissions' and 'errors' and finally 'historical' footnotes.

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Running for the Clowns

08-04-2011 18:18

I am running the London Marathon on 17th April in aid of Circus2Palestine. Please support my efforts!

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President Obama gets his groove back by attacking Africans

08-04-2011 11:58

Cynthia McKinney
“Even I could not imagine that it would get this bad” under Barack Obama, writes Cynthia McKinney, former Georgia congresswoman and Green Party presidential candidate. Abroad, the First Black President murders whole nations and peoples. At home, “Blacks are slipping back more and more into economic and cultural servitude and political irrelevancy,” with Black family wealth now pegged at $2,000 per household, compared to $94,600 for whites.

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Obama's Terror War on Libya

07-04-2011 21:11

The Guardian, 19 March 2011
Wars are solely for wealth and power, never humanitarian intervention to liberate oppressed people or promote democracy. They're notions, in fact, US leaders won't tolerate, notably Obama, doubling down on Bush, waging his Iraq and Afghan wars, fighting two others in Pakistan and Libya, another allied with Israel against Palestine, as well as proxy wars in Somalia, Central Africa, Yemen, Bahrain, Haiti, Honduras, Colombia, and at home against Muslims, Latino immigrants, and working Americans.

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BNP defeated in Bradford

07-04-2011 14:01

BNP Leave the City

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IMEMC Audio Dept

07-04-2011 13:45

In response to a Palestinian terrorist missile attack on a school bus (Hamas war crime), the IDF launched an entirely legitimate defensive operation against terrorist targets in Gaza.

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Remember Libya: One of history's terror bombing victims

06-04-2011 20:26

Like Cast Lead against Gaza, Odyssey Dawn is criminal imperial war, willfully attacking non-combatants and civilian targets, including vital infrastructure, hospitals, non-military airports and buildings, ports, power generating facilities, and other sites unrelated to military necessity.

US combat operations are always lawless, in direct violation of US and international law. Terror bombing is against civilians to intimidate, break their morale, cause panic, weaken an enemy's will to fight, and inflict mass casualties and punishment.

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US/Saudi Deal: You invade Bahrain. We take out Muammar Gaddafi in Libya.

06-04-2011 11:28

You invade Bahrain. We take out Muammar Gaddafi in Libya. This, in short, is the essence of a deal struck between the Barack Obama administration and the House of Saud. Two diplomatic sources at the United Nations independently confirmed that Washington, via Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, gave the go-ahead for Saudi Arabia to invade Bahrain and crush the pro-democracy movement in their neighbor in exchange for a "yes" vote by the Arab League for a no-fly zone over Libya - the main rationale that led to United Nations Security Council resolution 1973.

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Attack of the cruise missile liberals

05-04-2011 21:40

Americans are warlike – as long as they think they can be victorious. These nominal Democrats and Republicans “differ only on who they want to see doing the dominating.” Today, a Black Democrat is the head killer in charge, allowing the likes of Ed Schultz, Bill Maher and Juan Cole to endorse the criminal assault on Libya. When the chips are down, fraudulent anti-war liberals show their true racist, Manifest Destiny-loving colors. “The true anti-war movement must reawaken itself and hit the streets in the hundreds of thousands.”

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Sick and tired of the warmakers! - A statement by War Resisters' International o

05-04-2011 15:48

War Resisters' International - an international network of more than 80 antimilitarist groups in more than 40 countries - declares:

We are sick and tired of military interventions that shield behind false "humanitarian motives" - be that in Libya or elsewhere.
We are sick and tired of the logic of violence as a form of resolving social and political conflicts.
Yet once again we have to address these themes as if nothing has been learnt in the last hundred years.

We absolutely reject foreign military intervention in Libya, whatever the excuse.

We also reject the use of violence as a response to the multiple conflicts in Libya.

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Palestine Today 04 05 2011

05-04-2011 15:40

Author of the Goldstone Report, Judge Richard Goldstone, promised to work to nullify the contested report and has accepted an invitation to visit Israel, Army Radio reported on Tuesday. He wants to "wait for the dust to settle" in the aftermath of an op-ed he penned in the Washington Post last week, in which he wrote that Israel, contrary to his famed UN report, did not target civilians in Operation Cast Lead as a matter of policy, AP reported.

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From the 1991GulfWar to the war on North Africa:On the true meaning of democracy

05-04-2011 13:31

Former US Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney (1993-2007)
Initially, the U.S. effort against Qaddafi's Administration in Libya was termed a "humanitarian intervention" to protect the people. But, when since September 11, 1990 have U.S. troops been mobilized to innocently rescue civilians in danger? In reality, the U.S. military has been selectively called into action to cause civilian pain, suffering, destruction, and death since September 11, 1990 and to further unstated objectives.

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Egyptian Army role in revolution challenged in new Report.

05-04-2011 10:51

Its author, Maikel Nabil Sanad, arrested after publicizing his findings on the net.

Below is a summary of some of the main findings of his report. For the full report go to the War Resisters International website at:

Note: Maikel Nabil Sanad, 25, lives in Cairo, and is a political activist and blogger. In April 2009 he founded the "No to Compulsory Military Service Movement". As a pacifist, he declared his conscientious objection to military service and demanded to be exempted from it. He was arrested on 12 November 2010, by military police, but released two days later, and finally exempted from military service on medical grounds. He participated in the Tahrir demonstrations from the start.

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Shell's Work Disrupted for 12 Hours in Aughoose Co. Mayo Ireland

04-04-2011 23:23

Locked on
At 7am this morning a group of people entered Shells land in Aughoose. 2 people attached themselves together using a concrete tube blocking Shells new bog mat road that runs through their compound. The blockade lasted 11 hours and was followed by a spontaneousness action that stopped work for a further hour.

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Flashback: Way past time to break silence on militarism

04-04-2011 21:31

Martin Luther King delivers his 'Beyond Vietnam' speech in New York,4 April 1967
“A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death,” warned Martin Luther King Jr. in his famous speech at Riverside Church in New York City on April 4, 1967, 44 years ago this Easter Sunday.

The speech was titled “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence.” It was delivered exactly one year to the day before his 1968 assassination in Memphis.

The people who heard that speech recognized it as one of the most powerful speeches ever given articulating the immorality of the Vietnam War and its destructive impact on social progress in the United States.