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UK Peace Activists to Visit Afghanistan

10-12-2012 12:15

Afghan Peace Delegation Members
For the first time since the invasion of Afghanistan, this month, a group of British peace activists will be visiting Kabul, with the intention of building links between the peaceful, day-to-day citizens of their two countries.

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Bradley Manning Hearing: Notes from the courtroom 7 December

08-12-2012 10:25

Courtroom sketch by Clark Stoeckley - CWO Denise Barnes

CWO2 Denise Barnes, who made the decision to remove Manning's underwear at Quantico Brig, took the witness stand in Bradley Manning's unlawful pretrial punishment hearing on Friday 7 December (see Tweets below and reports from Kevin Gosztola [ 1 | 2 ]. This is the last day of the second week of the hearing, unlike the first week when the court sat on Saturday and Sunday. The hearing is scheduled to continue Monday 10 to Wednesday 12 December. Defence has not yet finished cross examining Barnes.

For other court reports from this hearing, see notes from the courtroom: 6 Dec | 5 Dec | 1-2 Dec | 30 Nov | 27-29 Nov | Bradley Manning's Testimony.

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Bradley Manning Hearing: Notes from the courtroom 6 December

07-12-2012 11:14

Courtroom sketch by Clark Stoeckley - CWO James Averhart

Thursday 6 December: Bradley Manning's unlawful pretrial punishment hearing continued (day 8 of this hearing) with testimony from Chief Warrant Officer (CWO4)James Averhart, the Officer in Charge at Quantico Brig from August 2010 to January 2011 (see Tweets below and reports from Nathan Fuller and Kevin Gosztola).

For other court reports from this 'unlawful pretrial punishment' hearing, see: Bradley Manning's Testimony and these articles: 5 Dec, 1-2 Dec, 30 Nov and 27-29 Nov.

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Bradley Manning Hearing: Notes from the courtroom 5 December

06-12-2012 22:55

Defence shows another video from inside brig - Illustration by Clark Stoeckley

5 December: Bradley Manning's unlawful pretrial punishment hearing continues with testimony from MSG Papakie (see Tweets below) and Chief Warrant Officer Abel Galaviz - see Tweets below and reports from Nathan Fuller and Kevin Gosztola [ 1 | 2 ].

For other court reports from this 'unlawful pretrial punishment' hearing, see: Bradley Manning's Testimony and these articles: 1-2 Dec, 30 Nov and 27-29 Nov.

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8 & 9 December - Stop G8 Bristol Meetings

06-12-2012 00:42

The next Stop G8 meetings will be held on 8 & 9 December in Bristol at Kebele Social Centre (14 Robertson Road, Easton, BS5 6JY)

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Bradley Manning's Testimony [Part 1]

04-12-2012 22:34

'Brad on the witness stand' by Clark Stoeckley

Alexa O'Brien has been tweeting a summary of the notes she took while Bradley Manning was giving evidence in court at Fort Meade last Thursday and Friday.

For other court reports see: 1-2 Dec, 30 Nov and 27-29 Nov.

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Bradley Manning Hearing: Notes from the courtroom 1 & 2 December

04-12-2012 16:35

Illustration by Clark Stoeckley of MSGT Craig Blenis (self-confessed dick)

Court martial proceedings continued Saturday and Sunday 1 & 2 December at Fort Meade, Maryland where Judge Denise Lind is hearing evidence in a defence motion that Bradley Manning was subjected to unlawful pretrial punishment. The pretrial 'motion' hearing picks up again Wednesday 5 December until Friday 7 Dec.

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Bradley Manning takes the stand - More reports from court

02-12-2012 11:54

Courtroom illustration by Clark Stoeckley
Another set of reports and tweets from this week's hearing in which the defence is calling for all charges against Bradley Manning to be dropped on account of the mistreatment he suffered at Quantico Brig until his eventual transfer to Fort Leavenworth in April 2011. These links and quotes are mainly from 30 November, when Brad faced cross examination on his testimony. See also this previous post with links to earlier reports from the hearing.

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Czarist War, Communist Peace

01-12-2012 21:28

anticommunist war propaganda in the 1930's

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Police, army turn terror on Jaffna University students

01-12-2012 20:00

According to reports from Jaffna, the Jaffna University students wearing black bands were staging the protest rally opposite the university main entrance around 11 am when hundreds of police and military personnel attacked them with poles, wires and cables, seriously wounding at least seven of them.

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November 28: Appalling attack and deafening silence

01-12-2012 19:49

On the evening of the November 27 at 06:07 PM (local time), flames were lit in commemoration of Maaveerar Naal 2012 (Martyrs’ Day 2012). It was initiated by the Tamil students from the Jaffna University.Pre-deployed Sri Lankan troops forcibly entered into the Ladies’ Hostel and attacked the students and damaged properties, soon after they realized that the flames were lit inside the Ladies’ Hostel of the Jaffna University. The victims called the University administration to escape from the attack and seek safety. However, following the attack tensions prevailed.

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Bradley Manning takes the stand - Reports from court

30-11-2012 11:19

Courtroom illustration by Clark Stoeckley
Bradley Manning is back in court this week at Fort Meade in Maryland, where he faces 22 charges in connection with the biggest anti-war whistleblowing act in history. This week's pretrial hearing is dealing specifically with the mistreatment Bradley suffered during his detention at Quantico brig in the US and evidence has been heard about his treatment from his arrest in May 2010, his detention in Kuwait and then in Quantico until his move to less punitive conditions at Fort Leavenworth in April 2011. Brad took the witness stand yesterday and will testify again today.

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Israel military boycott over Gaza assault

30-11-2012 11:13

Nobel peace laureates call for Israel military boycott over Gaza assault ...... Letter with 52 signatories including artists and activists also denounces US and EU 'complicity' through weapons sales ..... A group of Nobel peace prize-winners, prominent artists and activists have issued a call for an international military boycott of Israel following its assault on the Gaza Strip this month. The letter also denounces the US, EU and several developing countries for what it describes as their "complicity" through weapons sales and other military support in the attack that killed 160 Palestinians, many of them civilians, including about 35 children.

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Prisoners for Peace day on 1st December

30-11-2012 10:25

War Resisters' International urges supporters to contact people imprisoned for their actions for peace, marking 'Prisoners for Peace day' on Saturday, December 1st.

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Two Years of Cablegate as Bradley Manning Testifies for the First Time

30-11-2012 08:54

Yesterday was the second anniversary of the publication of the first Cablegate leaks in newspapers around the world. It was also the day on which Bradley Manning took the stand for the first time in the court martial proceedings against him. In this particular hearing, Bradley Manning's Defence is calling for all charges against him to be dropped on account of his severe and illegal mistreatment in pretrial detention, so in effect it's the US Military that's in the dock this week.

Julian Assange marked the occasion with an article in Huffington Post.

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Is the Philippines child-friendly?

25-11-2012 01:09

Manila, Philippines – The ultimate test of determining the child-friendliness of the country is to ask the children themselves, this according to Anna Lindenfors, Country Director of Save the Children in the Philippines.

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Photos: 24 Nov in Wrexham - Solidarity with Gaza. Boycott Barclays Bank.

24-11-2012 17:52

There was another demonstration outside the Wrexham branch of Barclays Bank today in solidarity with the people of Gaza and in protest at and to help make people aware of Barclays' links with the arms trade and with Israel.

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Batsheva Performance Disrupted For Third Night In Sadlers Wells

22-11-2012 12:02

NOVEMBER 21 - For the third consecutive night, pro-Palestinian protesters evaded enhanced security checks to mount demonstrations inside Sadler's Wells theatre where the Batsheva dance ensemble from Israel was performing the last of three London shows. Its tour continues on Friday and Saturday in Plymouth where campaigners have pledged to mount further protests.

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"die-in" on BBC steps to challenge biased reporting on Gaza

22-11-2012 11:57




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Shouting and Singing

21-11-2012 16:26

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