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Photos: 4th July "Independence FROM America" protest at NSA Menwith Hill

05-07-2013 09:03

Some photos from the annual Campaign for the Accountability of American Bases (CAAB) "Independence FROM America" protest at NSA Menwith Hill held on 4th July 2013.

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Julian Assange - "42 not out!" all to play for! Solidarity with Snowden & Manning

04-07-2013 16:05

This following report on the ongoing trial of Bradley Manning is instructive on what issues are at play.

VID (9 mins) [YouTube]

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Peace News Summer Camp 2013 YES!!!

03-07-2013 09:43

Forget corporate Glastonbury and the rest!Last Call for Peace News Summer Camp 2013.

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EDO Director at secretive UK future weapons conference

30-06-2013 21:40

In April, John Eaton EDO MBM (Exelis) Director of Design, gave a presentation at a secretive weapons research conference on 'disruptive technologies' organised by the Royal Aeronautical Society.

John Eaton has previously attended confrences in the US to present research being carried out at EDO MBM in Brighton into miniature weapons systems used on unmanned drones.

The latest UK conference was restricted to UK nationals with classified security status.

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Peace Education in Wrexham Schools: This week, Palestine

28-06-2013 08:49

Ann Farr speaks about her work in Palestine

The Wrexham Peace Day Group has co-ordinated local peace days in September for the past few years. In 2012 the group worked with St Christopher's school to put together a day of peace education and activities that was attended by over 300 children aged 7-19 from ten different schools, followed by two days for peace in the middle of town. Another schools day is planned for this year on Friday 20 September with a day in town on Saturday 21.

Thanks to generous offers of time and skills, we've also been able to offer sessions on peace related themes in schools during the summer term this year. A couple of weeks ago, children in two primary and two high schools learned about nuclear weapons and the peace movement in sessions delivered by Julia Herzog from Faslane Peace Camp; over the next couple of weeks, Camilla Cancantata from Footloose will work with children from two schools to create music for peace, while Fiona Collins will tell peace stories from different cultures to children in three more schools. This week and next, however, the focus is on Palestine, with Ann Farr of EAPPI and Rod Cox of CAPE speaking to local children about their work.

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EDO MBM files accounts showing 2012 business losses

24-06-2013 19:55

Brighton arms firm EDO MBM Technology Ltd has filed 2012 accounts showing poor results for 2012, the year it was targetted by the Smash EDO Summer of Resistance campaign of direct action.

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Technology out of control? Drones, Killer Robots and the Arms Trade

21-06-2013 13:17

Remote controlled drones have already caused many civilian casualties in the ‘war on terror’, and people in the target zones and in Britain are campaigning against their use. But the military is moving towards letting battlefield ‘killer robots’ take their own decisions without human input. Should we allow computers to decide who lives and who dies, and who is legally responsible for their actions? This first meeting in our ‘Breaking the Frame’ series on the politics of technology will address some of the ethical and ‘existential’ issues raised by the march of technocracy. There will be plenty of time for informal discussion.

When: 7pm July 8th 2014
Where: Fairly Square cafe, 51 Red lion St London WC1R 4PF

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13- 20 July: Exhibition of Children's Art from Gaza moves to Oswestry

21-06-2013 08:23

This exhibition of children's artwork from Gaza has been in Wrexham since the end of April and is currently on display at St Christopher's Community School. It will be moving to Oswestry, Shropshire in July.

See it at Hermon arts space on Saturdays 13 and 20 July and hear Rod Cox speak about the artwork and the lives of the children who created it on Friday 19 July at the same venue.

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Sat 22 June: Julian Assange to give anniversary speech at the Ecuadorian Embassy

20-06-2013 23:19

Julian Assange will speak to his supporters at the Ecuadorian Embassy in Knightsbridge, London at 2pm on Sat 22 June.

Marking one year since Ecuador gave refuge to Julian Assange.

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What is the purpose of the Free Syrian Army

20-06-2013 13:27

The west seems to be supporting a very dangerous and disparate group in Syria.

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Obama has a Rape Room in Europe

18-06-2013 15:44

Kelley Barracks Moehringen
While the war criminals meeting in Northern Ireland are trying to get their failed currencies together to harass a terminally ill world a little longer, every human being is counting down for the total and immediate disarmament that will need to be mercilessly pushed upon the kleptocratic entity. As the greed and hypocrisy of the regime cabal is peaking in ever more unfertile absurdities, it remains of utmost importance to point at the most probable breaking point in the so-called "Atlantic relationship."

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Report on J12 Stop G8 anti-militarist action

16-06-2013 18:51

Report from the June 12 demonstration against militarism and capitalist violence

The anti-militarist demonstration on June 12 had been called by Smash EDO, Disarm DSEi and Sussex Stop G8 and was part of the Stop G8 week of action in London.

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Rohani becomes Iran’s new president

15-06-2013 17:31

Hassan Rohani has won Iran's 11th presidential election following a vote that saw a massive popular turnout on June 14. Iranian Interior Minister Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar announced on Saturday that of a total of 36,704,156 valid ballots counted, Rohani won 50.70 percent of the ballots with 18,613,329 votes. Principlist candidate Mohammad-Baqer Qalibaf came in behind Rohani by a wide margin, winning 6,077,292 votes. He conveyed his congratulations to Rohani on his victory.

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The Sick Man of Little Asia and the Nazi Occupiers

14-06-2013 15:14

The civil war in Turkey has several origins. On its Asian side there is so much ongoing conflict that it has become ever more attractive for the successor state of history's longest lasting empire to indulge itself in a technocratic hallucination of fictional sovereignty. Plans for the regulation of river flows into Iraq exploit the total dependency created by such measures to maintain illusions of power and influence that cannot be found for real in the international role of the country. On its European side there is an absurd stalemate and permanent haggling whether Germany is going to allow its ailing WWI ally into the equally rotten conglomerate of the EU or not. The term „privileged partnership“ has become a joke in itself, with ever more unreasonable demands made as an entry price, up to the grotesque scenery of a German military presence being established last winter for no other purpose than humiliating Erdogan. And now, the bizarre rhetoric emanating from the regime indicates that it has lost control of the escalation it ignited with its mindless attacks against protesters.

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WORLD PREMIERE: Grasp The Nettle (21/6/13)

13-06-2013 23:52

Special first chance to watch this urban land reclamation documentary adventure film; about the rise and fall of 'Kew Bridge Eco Village' and Parliament Square's 'Democracy Village.' Also featuring a panel discussion chaired by Dr. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed (the Guardian), including Maria Gallastegui from Peace Strike and other activists from the film.

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Demonstration against arms dealers in London, 12 June 2013

12-06-2013 17:48

Video arms dealers
Despite yesterday's eviction of the StopG8 convergence centre and a sad weather, a few people from different countries gathered today near London's Piccadilly Circus to demonstrate against arms dealers like BAE Systems, Lockheed Martin and then the Charing Cross Police Station.
Amongst slogans seen and shouted were "Arms dealers are terrorists!" and "Police protects the killers!".

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July 4: Independence FROM America Day Demo at Menwith Hill

11-06-2013 07:34

Join the annual Independence FROM America demonstration at NSA Menwith Hill, N. Yorkshire organised by the Campaign for the Accountability of American Bases (CAAB).

Speakers to include Salma Yaqoob, Andy Worthington, Martin Wainwright, Mizan the Poet. Food provided by the 1 in 12 cafe

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16 June: Anniversary Gathering at Ecuadorian Embassy for Julian Assange

10-06-2013 18:37


Original post at Veterans for Peace in the UK

Sunday 16 June, 4pm sharp

Come to the Ecuadorian Embassy, 3 Hans Crescent, Knightsbridge, London SW1. Nearest Tube Knightsbridge.

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Bradley Manning Solidarity at Hambacher Forst

10-06-2013 16:13

Free Bradley Manning and all political prisoners!
In the context of the military trial concerning the publication of the war logs on Wikileaks, environmental activists protesting against the coal mine at Hambach Forest have installed a solidarity banner for Bradley Manning in front of the American military presence in the neighbourhood of our resistance camp. Since last week, an excavation of the remains of a military pilot who crashed in WWII is taking place in the area because RWE's annihilation of the landscape for the open cast mine seems to be perceived as a threat there as well.