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The Anarchist Travelling Circus Presents: Newport Rising

10-04-2014 08:30

From the 26th May to the 1st June 2014 Anarchist Action Network is holding a week of Anarchist events dubbed the Anarchist Travelling Circus in Newport, South Wales. The week will include, workshops, discussions and skillshares and more. Emailo us to get involved!

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Assad Is There to Stay

09-04-2014 08:55

Peaceful protesters were sidelined to oblivion. More than three years of bloodshed left no room for moderates. “Regime change” by force from outside the country, along the Iraqi and Libyan lines, has proved a failure. U.S. and western calls for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down is now a faint cry that can hardly be heard.

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How Deep Is the Atlantic Divide Really?

08-04-2014 16:56

If the people of the world were a happy family, then the so-called Atlantic relationship would be the nasty generation conflict dragging on at the extent of everyone else. But it is not so, since a kid that takes a sweet from the kitchen jar is harmless fun while a politician who facilitates a corrupt business deal is a threat to many lives. Though every aspect in the comparison is being scaled in size, the margin of inefficiency for a lethal failure to occur remains the same but takes quite a different percentage in the two scenarios. While the occasional hungry kid cannot loot the kitchen that much that anyone starves, already a little monetary incentive taken by a politician can cost the lives of a possibly unlimited number of people. For the purpose of an evaluation of the appropriateness of leniency that comparison is just unsuitable, since any shared criterion between the two situations would only amount to an attempt to balance false negatives with false positives. The organisation of large populations requires different structures than that of small ones, but that challenge is proven to be shrinkable to the effort of organisation among large numbers of small populations. The mathematical illusion of demographic scalability however does not add up any other than to a systematic failure to resolve the conflict. This gives the Atlantic divide a kind of surreal notion, since unless collapse of the centralist structure has occurred on either side this specific illusion of it cannot not be expected to disappear. But the contradiction in that relationship is widening, and that makes it more likely for the most favourable scenario to occur. It could also be said that the parting of ways between the two hemispheres is the necessary precondition for humanity to survive the era of unsaturated growth at whose end the logic of sustainable sustainability is locating us. Being its oldest toxic legacy, the deepening of the Atlantic divide signifies the finiteness of that era.

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Protest the NATO Summit / Protest Uwchgynhadledd NATO

06-04-2014 15:08

To add your name or your organisation to this statement email

I ychwanegu eich enw neu eich sefydliad i’r datganiad hwn gyrrwch e-bost

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The arms trade treaty is weak and legitimises arms sales

03-04-2014 16:02

Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) believes that the arms trade treaty, ratified yesterday by 19 countries, including the UK, will prove to be ineffective at best and counterproductive at worst. The treaty will not reduce the arms trade or prevent exports to human rights abusers.

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A Budding Alliance: Vietnam And The Philippines Confront China

03-04-2014 09:40

Last year, the Philippines brought a complaint against China’s aggressive actions in the West Philippine Sea to the United Nations Arbitral Tribunal. The Chinese “were really unprepared for that and were really embarrassed by it,” one of Vietnam’s top experts on Chinese diplomacy told me during my recent visit to Hanoi.

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The Philippines-Bangsamoro Agreement

02-04-2014 07:56

The Bangsamoro Agreement: A Step towards Re-imagining and Rebuilding the Philippine Nation

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Day of Protest against ATOS & DWP. Report from Wrexham

01-04-2014 12:33

Protest at Wrexham Jobcentre, home of ATOS work capability assessments

Today, 1 April, has been called as a further day of action against ATOS and the Department for Work and Pensions. I decided to lend my support to the call for an end to the notorious work capability assessments that force disabled people to seek jobs that don't exist, and to the genocidal government policy of cutting off benefits and leaving claimants without the means of survival.

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Pushing Toward The Final War

30-03-2014 17:36

Does Obama realize that he is leading the US and its puppet states to war with Russia and China, or is Obama being manipulated into this disaster by his neoconservative speech writers and government officials? World War 1 (and World War 2) was the result of the ambitions and mistakes of a very small number of people. Only one head of state was actually involved–the President of France. In The genesis Of The World War, Harry Elmer Barnes shows that World War 1 was the product of 4 or 5 people. Three stand out: Raymond Poincare`, President of France, Sergei Sazonov, Russian Foreign Minister, and Alexander Izvolski, Russian Ambassador to France.

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'POP UP' Syrian Refugee Camp

28-03-2014 00:40

'POP UP' Syria Refugee Camp
9 Million displaced Syrian's must not be forgotten.

Show solidarity to the Syrian people and support the 'POP UP' Syrian Refugee Camp.

No need to bring tent as already organized.
Bring good energy, banners, placards, tea,coffee. Check weatherforcast for brolly alert!

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The need for United Front in the Filipino People’s Democratic Revolution

26-03-2014 04:41

The Filipino people’s democratic revolution constantly needs the revolutionary united front because this is the effective way to arouse, organize and mobilize the broad masses of the Filipino people in their millions in order to advance and win total victory. The need for the united front is more urgent than ever as the socio-economic and political crisis is rapidly worsening and inflicting intolerable suffering on the Filipino people and they must intensify their struggle against those who exploit and oppress them.

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Overview of Dutch Nuke Summit - 23-25 March 2014

21-03-2014 13:14

In a few days, the biggest summit ever held in the Netherlands will commence with both governments and the nuclear industry converging in Amsterdam and The Hague between 23 and 25 March 2014 (next Sunday to Tuesday). So far there are 4 demonstrations planned with diverse degrees of confrontation.

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Peace campers board nuclear submarine at Faslane, arrested

21-03-2014 12:01

Two campaigners from Faslane Peace Camp were arrested on Wednesday morning aboard the Royal Navy submarine HMS Ambush at its berth in Faslane.

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Exelis developed nuclear power plant bombing plans for the US military

20-03-2014 03:19

A contract document from , parent of Brighton arms maker EDO MBM, reveals the corporation was contracted to assess the potential for bunker buster bombing missions on nuclear power plants.

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Nuke Summit 2014 Netherlands - callout

19-03-2014 17:38

The Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) in The Hague will be the biggest summit ever held in the Netherlands. At the same time, the Nuclear Industry Summit (NIS) will be held in Amsterdam and after the NSS, a meeting of the G7 will take place. Lets make sure none of these meetings passes undisturbed!

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Support vigils at HMP Wandsworth for jailed war resister Fr Martin Newell

18-03-2014 09:29

Fr Martin being arrested after daubing message in ash on Ministry of Defence
Via London Catholic Worker:

Fr Martin Newell is currently serving a 28 day prison sentence in HMP Wandsworth for non-payment of fines resulting from acts of peaceful protest.

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Members of the London Catholic Worker are organising vigils outside Wandsworth prison at the following times:

Tuesday 18th March at 2pm
Saturday 22nd March at 1pm

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Activists Blockade NATO Conference

17-03-2014 20:24

Delegate's car blocked from reaching the NATO conference
Anti-militarist activists have blockade a NATO conference at a stately home in the Sussex countryside.

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Fr Martin Newell jailed for unpaid peace protest fines

16-03-2014 12:14

Fr Martin being arrested after daubing message in ash on Ministry of Defence
Letters/cards and messages of support can be sent to:

Martin Newell

HMP Wandsworth

PO Box 757

Heathfield Road

London SW18 3HS

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Why is Poland a Nazi Client State?

15-03-2014 15:48

When the fever curve of the European regime crisis peaked this week with North American military provocations in Poland, it was a remarkable sign to all who care about the dying empire and its deluded followers. At the same time, France announced its campaign to proliferate atomic reactors of the MOX type which leave bomb-grade waste, North American military provocations in East Asia were stomping up a black hole of propaganda detracting the region just as much as the European propaganda war against Ukraine did there, and the state of Israel committed suicide by sacrificing the last remnants of Theodore Herzl´s „Separate Houses“ Doctrine to an assumed primacy of the casern over the temple. What happened in Poland was the high water mark of a worldwide imperialist death surge by which the collapse-prone system is desperately attempting to include all these who have declared independence of it into its demise. Seen from Britain, where this analysis is published with a bow to the grave of Karl Marx, it also is the explanation why the „Little Hitler of London“ has proven to be even more stupid than the German Motorists Association.