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UG#684 - The Supranational Deep State (Deep Politics and Middle East Oil)

05-06-2014 18:06

Do you find yourself wondering what's really going on, having seen through some one set of lies, whether you are now faced with another, more carefully crafted set of untruths? Two contributors this week take a close look at the murky bu$ine$$ of Deep Politics. We begin with a new speaker, Charlotte Dennett, who suggests that underneath a lot of facades the Middle East oil (and its exploitation by foreign powers) lies at the heart of geopolitics - including both world wars. In our second hour, a compendious 2014 essay by Peter Dale Scott on "The State, the Deep State and the Wall Street Overworld". Scott reveals superficially separate incidents of political malfeasance such as the Safari Club, BCCI and Adnan Khashoggi are in fact all symptoms of a single political malaise that he terms a "Supranational Deep State".

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No UK troops for Nato's Ukraine war games

04-06-2014 16:14

The crisis in Ukraine is fast escalating into a civil and proxy war. Given these circumstances, it is quite extraordinary that NATO is planning war games in Ukraine this July. UK and US troops are due to participate alongside Ukrainian troops in joint military exercises as part of NATO’s ‘Rapid Trident’ manoeuvres.

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Protest and Street Theatre in Newport against NATO

31-05-2014 21:25

Roll up Roll Up, the NATO Circus is coming to town

Some photos from today's Newport Rising events in Newport City Centre. Cameron, Obama and other world leaders put in an appearance, along with the leader of Newport City Council, Bob Bright, all working together to make money for corporate warmongers by hosting the NATO Summit in September at the expense of the people of Newport and all the victims of NATO wars. Today's events, which included earlier banner drops, are part of efforts to raise awareness of the Summit taking place at the Celtic Manor in Newport.

There will be a public meeting about the Summit at 95-96 Commercial Street, Newport from 4pm tomorrow, Sunday 1 June.

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Banner drop in Newport today against EADS

31-05-2014 13:12

As part of Newport Rising, there was a banner drop today off the footbridge and at the top of the Kingsway car park against warmongering Newport company EADS.

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Who Should the Average American Blame for CIA Torture?

29-05-2014 22:17

Blaming primarily people in the CIA and the military for egregious torture and murder doesn’t recognize these acts fall within this far broader set of corrupted cultural realities (even as we realize the very egregious nature to this globally expanded clandestine archipelago of secret prisons and hundreds if not thousands of renditions). And yet a lot of this stuff should be pegged to the many political figures and pundits who are not employees of CIA or the Pentagon, but because of a great deal of government and media deceit became the prime movers in getting our country involved in illegal wars.

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Photos from Newport Rising Festival of Radical Change

28-05-2014 20:18

Outside of the venue, right in centre of Newport
Here are a few photos from Newport Rising Festival, which continues until Sunday. See you there!

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Asia-Pacific Left activists say 'No to another coup in Thailand!'

23-05-2014 09:42

May 23, 2014 - We, the undersigned organisations, strongly condemn the latest coup d’état staged by Thai military under the leadership of Prayuth Chan-ocha.

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The German Sustainability Scam and its Fascist Purpose

21-05-2014 00:02

For the military-industrial complex it is a lethal menace, such as is sunlight for the ants under a pile of debris that is taken away to make room for a garden: The coming revolution of the political and economic system without which it would only take a few generations to leave nothing but debris of the planet. The environmental cost of war machines are so obviously totally irresponsible once the human consciousness expands across the generational horizon that it is an easy temptation to factor them out of any such calculation in an early stage. It appears perfectly reasonable to put out the debris on the street and treat the land as if it was already gone, so when it is finally being collected for incineration, the renaturation process has yet accumulated some momentum. But the political fallout of three major reactor meltdown incidents which were followed by the missile rampage (Three Mile Island), the fence breakdowns (Chernobyl) and the digital blowback (Fukushima) teaches a different lesson: With every deterioration of the state of the planetary waste, it has become ever more aggressive against its immediate surroundings. Under these circumstances, the disposal service might never arrive and all the efforts put into the garden be wasted to a predictable risk. Hence an analysis of the unsolicited remainder is mandated for the purpose to reduce its amount, its presence and its risks.

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26 May - 1 June: Newport Rising: Come & prepare for NATO Summit in Sept

19-05-2014 08:05

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. We hope that these events will address some of the issues which most people are facing right now from problems with housing, to welfare cuts and the government austerity agenda, as well as increased poverty, environmental destruction, police repression, racism and the racist border system.

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[a] Demon Dawn in the Drone Debacle

15-05-2014 21:07

Editorial Note: This analysis is being reproduced here for archival reasons because the indymedia site where it first appeared at May 25, 2013 went down or survived neighbouring sites going down in regime attacks. Please see the list at the bottom of this page for current writing and the complete Internationalist Observer archive.

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World War I, a lost generation and conscientious objection

14-05-2014 22:12

Lib Rowlands-Hughes

Conscientious Objectors Day, 15 May

World War I Centenary, 2014

15th May is Conscientious Objectors Day and this year it's 100 years since the start of WWI. Mindful of these two anniversaries, I spent this afternoon visiting my friend the great anti-war campaigner Lib Rowlands-Hughes, who was born right at the end of the First World War and is now 95 years old, and learning a little of her family's history. This includes four uncles lost in the war, a military man turned pacifist and a conscientious objector imprisoned for resisting war.

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Supplemental photos to May Day event of Saturday May 3rd

05-05-2014 21:22

Some supplementary photos of the May Day event of Saturday May 3rd with collation of reports from around the globe.

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UG#681 - Leviathan Remixed (Resistance Audiocollage)

05-05-2014 16:15

Credit to Virtual Renderings' "Ponderings From Within Leviathan" which moved me past the tipping point and inspired me to make the first audiocollage since the start of OWS. Based largely on 2 Virtual Renderings audiocollages, I overlay a range of other material to amplify the start choice that faces us - resist or be complicit in Leviathan's ongoing project of planetary destruction.

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Anarchists shut down Barclays in Cardiff

04-05-2014 12:49

outside Barclays
On Saturday 3rd May, a group of 25 anarchists and other anti-militarists closed Barclays' Cardiff city centre branch in protest of the bank's investment in the arms trade.

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May Day march and rally in Edinburgh

03-05-2014 23:15

A report of the Saturday 3rd May Day event in Edinburgh with a collation of other May Day reports.

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US President Obama Visit in Manila

30-04-2014 11:07

The small window of opportunity to forge an independent foreign policy that the Philippines gained with the expulsion of the US bases in 1992 will disappear with the impending signing of the Agreement on Enhanced Defense Cooperation with the US.

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ARMS DEALERS ON TRIAL DEMO Outside Thames Magistrates Court at 9am on Thursday

21-04-2014 20:59

Court demonstration as arms dealers face private prosecution

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Next Anarchist Action Network Meeting in Bristol, 19/20 April

13-04-2014 10:33

The Anarchist Action Network's monthly UK wide planning meeting. Come down to get involved in the anti NATO summit mobilisation and the Anarchist Travelling Circus.

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May Gathering in Plymouth to Prevent Wilful and Accidental Nuclear Holocaust

12-04-2014 21:43

Tamarian activist wearing Trident Sub Headgear
The Tamarians are inviting members of the public to a gathering in Plymouth from the 9th to the 12th of May 2014. The group is a local affinity group of Trident Ploughshares, and is determined to abolish Weapons of Mass Destruction, starting with the one on their doorstep: the Trident submarine based system.

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Safiad Casnewydd

12-04-2014 10:30

Welsh translation of the Anarchist Travelling Circus call out.