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UG#557 - The Making of Police State USA (The Rosenberg Case -The 2010 FBI Raids)

07-07-2011 15:10

This week, a two part show on the US Police State. In our first hour, recordings from last month's meeting of the National Committee to Reopen The Rosenberg Case, including Robert Meeropol's Eulogy to his parents, by whose 1953 killing the US government intensified the red scare. In our second hour, we hear from the Chicago civil liberties community on the September 2010 FBI raids there and subsequent use of grand jury proceedings in an effort to chill dissent.

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Liam Fox on 'Official' visit to Sri Lanka

06-07-2011 23:38

War Crimes
UK Defence Secretary Liam Fox, whose private trip to Sri Lanka was pulled down by an embarrassed and irritated Foreign Office, soon after the fiasco of the Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa's failed attempt to use the Oxford University for his despotic political purposes is now being sent there on an official capacity Saturday 9th July.

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After The Apocalypse Screening Q&A

06-07-2011 23:16

Attached is a recording of the Q&A session that followed a 6th July 2011 screening of After The Apocalypse at the Showroom Cinema, Sheffield.

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Palestine Today 07052011

05-07-2011 18:41

Welcome to Palestine Today a service of the International Middle East Media Center, for Tuesday July 5, 2011.

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Peace and Ecology Festival, Liverpool, 16 July. Free event.

05-07-2011 05:51

The 2011 Merseyside CND Peace and Ecology Festival will be held on Sat 16 July from noon until 6pm at St Luke's Church (top of Bold Street, City Centre).

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Muammar Gaddafi: Speech, July, 1st, 2011

02-07-2011 21:01

Tripoli - Kadhafi Speech 1-7-11
Speech of Muammar Gaddafi to a crowd in Tripoli on July, 1st, 2011 – video and fulltext english transcript 2. Juli 2011 ..... Yesterday, Friday, July 1st, 2011, the leader of the Libyan revolution Muammar Gaddafi addressed via telephone a very large crowd of hundreds of thousands of people, which gathered in Tripoli in support of revolution leader Muammar Gaddafi and the Libyan government. Here is a video of that speech.

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RIP Simon Levin - EDO Decommissioner

02-07-2011 20:11

I was greatly saddened to hear news of the death of Simon Levin, Brighton activist and one of the EDO Decommissioners.

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Urgent Appeal: Crackdown on Malaysian Socialists

02-07-2011 12:45

Manila -- Around 70 members of Partido Lakas ng Masa (Party of the Laboring Masses - PLM) held a brief picket in front of the Malaysian Embassy this morning to protest the arrests and detention of 30 activists belonging to the Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM).

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Brighton Thurs 7pm-9pm - Iraq Veteran & former U.S. anti-war prisoner speak out!

30-06-2011 08:33

Iraq combat veteran/ former member of the S.A.S. Ben Griffin and former federal prisoner of the United States Ciaron O'Reilly will address a public meeting at the Friends Meeting House, Ship St. in Brighton Thursday June 30th. 7pm-9pm

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Rape, Mercenaries, And Bloodbaths On The Scale Of Yemen?

29-06-2011 22:35

The Media Blank Amnesty's Failure To Find Evidence In Libya

In the Independent on June 24, Patrick Cockburn reported a vital development countering official propaganda on Libya:

'Human rights organisations have cast doubt on claims of mass rape and other abuses perpetrated by forces loyal to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, which have been widely used to justify Nato's war in Libya.

'Nato leaders, opposition groups and the media have produced a stream of stories since the start of the insurrection on 15 February, claiming the Gaddafi regime has ordered mass rapes, used foreign mercenaries and employed helicopters against civilian protesters.'

Amnesty and Human Rights Watch (HRW) have checked the claims and found flat zero evidence.

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Disarm DSEi 2011 pamphlet

29-06-2011 12:42

Disarm DSEi has produced a pamphlet all about opposing the DSEi arms fair. The pamphlet explains the links between DSEi and various other issues including banking, repressive regimes, the occupation of Palestine, border controls and environmental destruction.

The pamphlet is also a call to take action against the arms fair, and includes helpful advice for first-time activists.

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Wrexham stall: Cut nuclear weapons and nuclear power, not public services

29-06-2011 11:56

Wrexham Peace & Justice Forum held another anti- nuclear stall on Tuesday 28 June in Wrexham town centre, highlighting the amount of public money committed to nuclear weapons at a time of savage public spending cuts as well as the many hazards threatening life on earth, both from nuclear weapons and nuclear power.

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An interview with Brian Haw: 7/1/49 - 18/6/11

28-06-2011 23:47

From the 'Brian Haw Peace March' to Oxford Union (2008)
An audio interview with Brian Haw originally recorded in December 2007. Also features a variety of images of Brian from over the years.

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Vigils at the High Court in advance of Julian Assange's extradition appeal

28-06-2011 22:06

Vigils will be held outside the High Court in London on the days leading up to Julian Assange's extradition appeal hearing. All support welcome.

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30 June, Public Meeting, Brighton: Solidarity with Whistle-blowers

27-06-2011 21:43

Do we have the right to know what governments do in our name? This meeting will address the issues largely absent from the current media debate and examine what drove Julian Assange and Bradley Manning to take the actions they did, the context and potential consequences of the legal proceedings against them and what action we can take to support whistleblowers.

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Support Julian Assange at the High Court, 12 & 13 July

27-06-2011 08:44

Assange Subterranean Homesick Blues
Calling all anti-war activists, campaigners for free speech, truth and justice.
Julian Assange needs your support from 9am on 12 & 13 July at the High Court in London, where his appeal against extradition to Sweden will be heard.

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Free Assange! End the Wars! Public Meeting 9 July

27-06-2011 08:04

Peter Tatchell will be speaking at a public meeting on 9 July in London, three days before Julian Assange's appeal against extradition to Sweden is heard at the High Court in London (12-13 July). Other speakers at the meeting will include Iraq War veteran, war refuser and whistle-blower Ben Griffin and ex-prisoner of the US and anti-war activist Ciaron O'Reilly. Live music too.

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Israel proves that Flotillas work

26-06-2011 09:03

Israel’s announcement of authorization for construction materials for 1,200 homes and 18 schools in Gaza is the latest achievement by the Freedom Flotilla, scheduled to sail next week.

In the weeks leading up to the flotilla, Israel has taken a number of steps to try to address the concerns raised in the public eye by the Freedom Flotilla 2 – Stay Human initiative. However organizers say that these steps are symbolic at best, fall far short of Israel’s obligations under international law, are insufficient to meet the needs of Palestinians in Gaza, and are fundamentally designed to maintain the occupation and system of control that Israel exerts over Palestinian lives. Ultimately, these measures fall short of the greatest test – that of freedom for Palestinians.

In addition to the authorization of a limited amount of construction materials, Israel has also recently permitted 19 trucks of medicine to be delivered by Palestinian sources from the West Bank to Gaza. This was in response to an emergency announcement from health authorities in Gaza that crucial medicines had run out due to Israel's illegal blockade. Prior to that, Israel increased the number of aid trucks entering Gaza to between 210 and 220 per day. However, this still falls 35% short of what is required by Gaza Strip residents.

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Obama Wants More Dead Rachel Corries to Boost AIPAC Standing

25-06-2011 18:42

I am proud to call Ray McGovern a friend. He is a retired senior member of the CIA, and was so valued as an analyst that he used to give the US President his daily intelligence briefing. Ray and I both had senior government service careers, in the course of which you make personal friendships that last, hopefully as long as you do. So sometimes we both get told things from the inside of government.

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Hillary Clinton: attack on Gaza flotilla

25-06-2011 12:12

Obama and Clinton
Hillary Clinton gives green light for Israeli attack on Gaza flotilla ... In comments yesterday, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton seemed to lay the ground – indeed almost provide a green light – for an Israeli military attack on the upcoming Gaza Freedom Flotilla, which will include the US Boat to Gaza. Among the passengers aboard the American boat will be 87-year old Kindertransport survivor Hedy Epstein, and author and poet Alice Walker. In all it is expected that about 10 ships, carrying 1000 people from over 20 countries will take part.