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Supreme Court Ruling on Assange Extradition. Report from Solidarity Vigil

31-05-2012 21:11

Yesterday, 30 May, the Supreme Court handed down its 5-2 majority verdict finding against Julian Assange in his appeal against extradition to Sweden. However, the verdict was far from straightforward and an unprecedented re-opening of the appeal now looks possible. The solidarity vigil at the court was organised by Veterans for Peace UK, London Catholic Worker and other supporters.

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The Houla Massacre

31-05-2012 15:36

Independent on Sunday 27th May 2012

The appalling massacre of 108 people, including 49 children, in Houla, Syria, dominated the Independent on Sunday’s latest front cover. Above a few short lines of commentary the banner headline read:


The text beneath observed:

‘There is, of course, supposed to be a ceasefire, which the brutal Assad regime simply ignores. And the international community? It just averts its gaze. Will you do the same? Or will the sickening fate of these innocent children make you very, very angry?’ (Independent on Sunday, May 27, 2012)

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Sussex gets a new political copper: SmashEDO Summer of resistance demo report

31-05-2012 11:15

DF386 Stephanie Franks
Smash EDO have called for three months of direct action to close down EDO MBM - From 1st May to 1st August 2012.

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Smash EDO Statement on today's judgement on John Catt's appeal

30-05-2012 14:05

John Catt had appealed against the retention of data on him by the National Domestic Extremism Database. Today he lost his appeal.

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Smash EDO Summer of Resistance Week five

30-05-2012 11:43

Smash EDO have called for three months of direct action to close down EDO MBM - From 1st May to 1st August 2012.

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Antidote to the Diamond Jubilee - Kiwi's latest book on the Diana assassination

29-05-2012 21:59

An authoritative new book – published this week – names the killers of Princess Diana, and shows who gave them the order to assassinate her. This explosive, evidence-based book is the most shocking, revealing, yet factual work written on the 1997 Paris car crash that took the lives of Princess Diana and her lover Dodi Fayed. In 'Diana Inquest: Who Killed Princess Diana?' investigative writer John Morgan reveals that the assassination of Princess Diana was carried out by the British intelligence agency, MI6, on orders from senior members of the British royal family.

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Smash EDO: June 4th coming up! All to the streets

29-05-2012 11:35

With only one week to go until the 'No to an attack on Iran -No to the arms trade' demo on June the 4th we need all of you to help us get the word out there. The facebook event for June 4th can be found here: , do invite your friends.

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Census Refuser challenges Census Act by way of Judicial Review

28-05-2012 04:18

A Birmingham Census refuser, Nigel Simons, has been granted a judicial review that will consider the legality of the Census Act. Simons is arguing that the Act, which makes it a criminal offence to fail to complete the Census, is incompatible with Human Rights legislation. If his challenge is successful, other ongoing prosecutions of census refusers are likely to collapse, previous convictions may be overturned and it may become impossible for the government to contract with arms companies (and other businesses to which people may have legitimate conscientious objection) to provide any public services.

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Nato air strike 'kills Afghan family'

27-05-2012 23:07

A Nato air strike has killed eight members of a family in the eastern Afghan province of Paktia, local officials say. A provincial spokesman said a couple and their six children died in an air strike on Saturday in the village of Suri Khail, Gurda Saria district. Nato says it is investigating the reports. Earlier, the alliance said four of its soldiers had died in separate bomb attacks in Afghanistan on Saturday. 'No Taliban link' ......

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OCCUPY IMPERIALISM: Crisis, Resistance, Solidarity- STOP Obama's Wars

26-05-2012 20:24

Activists from around the country will meet in Philadelphia to organize opposition to U.S. foreign military occupations and domestic police operations, and to build a campaign for the redistribution of resources to African and other oppressed communities. At this convention, there will be political education of political leaders, authors and other speakers.

The OFFICIAL VIDEO TRAILER of the Occupy Imperialism Convention:

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Sabotage at EDO

25-05-2012 16:36

action report

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Summer of Resistance action report - Thursday 24/05/2012

25-05-2012 12:37

Picket outside Brighton Magistrates Court
Smash EDO have called for three months of direct action to close down EDO MBM - From 1st May to 1st August 2012

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Smash EDO Open Letter to the Argus about the Don't Attack Iran Demo

25-05-2012 00:28

The following Open Letter was sent to the Argus regarding the Don't Attack Iran, Stop the Arms Trade Demo on June the 4th

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Ban Military Recruitment In Welsh Schools

24-05-2012 01:34

Friday 1 June, 7 pm, Temple of Peace, Edward VII Avenue

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Smash EDO Summer of Resistance: Bringing the Noise of War home

23-05-2012 23:32

Raising the flags at the factory gates
Smash EDO have called for three months of direct action to close down EDO MBM - From 1st May to 1st August 2012

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Smash EDO: upcoming events and June the 4th

23-05-2012 22:47

Here's an update of the pre-planned events coming up in the near future, as well as on the big demo on June the 4th. If you're coming from out of town and need somewhere to stay or June the 4th, do email us.

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Wed 30 May: Julian Assange Supreme Court Verdict Due - Call Out

23-05-2012 18:12

Julian is appearing at the Supreme Court in London on 30 May 2012.
The verdict (on Julian's appeal against extradition to Sweden) is due to be handed down in the morning. London Catholic Worker & Veterans for Peace UK are co-ordinating a vigil outside the court.
Report from previous vigil at the Supreme Court with background information:

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Faslane 30 Days Of Action: Update And Final Call Out

22-05-2012 18:26

Dear fellow anti-nuclearist/ peaceist/ anti-militarist/ anarchist/
willing-to-stand-up-and-be-counted-ist, You are being invited to the 30th Anniversary of resistance at Faslane!

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War what is it good for: Smash EDO Summer of Resistance Week Four begins

21-05-2012 23:07

Smash EDO have called for three months of direct action to close down EDO MBM - From 1st May to 1st August 2012

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Old Age Pensioners Anti Monarchists

21-05-2012 09:37

Three old age pensioners asked to leave cafe for refusing to stand for the Queen of England.