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Fairford Camp Report

21-07-2003 13:45

Fairford Peace Camp Thursday 18 - Mon 21 July 2003
International Air Tattoo

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The Suitcase Clinic-A friend Of The Homeless

21-07-2003 07:49

The Suitcase Clinic Of Berkeley Ca, Offers A Helping Hand To The Homeless.

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Really Dodgy Dossier

20-07-2003 18:51

Much has been made recently of the "Dodgy Dossier" that was used by HMG to justify its participation in the invasion of Iraq. But nobody seems to have seen fit to ask about the Really Dodgy Dossier, the one put forward by Number 10 in the days immediately following the 9/11 massacre. The PMO's "Responsibility For The Terrorist Atrocities In The United States," are 70 points presented without any citations of sources or references, that are mainly unsupported innuendo. If this dossier is also Dodgy, then the whole Bin Laden Conspiracy Theory begins to unravel.

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unFairford: A talk by Damacio Lopez on Depleted Uranium

20-07-2003 14:33

A talk by DU expert Damacio Lopez in Fairford Community centre on 20th July 2003 to coincide with the arms-fair.

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STWC Members confront Jack Straw on Guantanamo Issue

19-07-2003 12:42

Jack studies the petition
Jack Straw's constituents met with the Foreign Secretary outside one of his surgeries at Audley Community Centre, Blackburn on Friday 18th July 2003.

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Bloody Aggression of Armenia against Azerbaijan

19-07-2003 00:14

At the end of the 20th century human mankind became faced with an unprecedented recidivism of the medieval barbarity - the mass expulsion of the people from their home places and the direct genocide towards the whole people. Azerbaijan turned out to be one of such victims. In 1987 Armenia raised a problem of joining the Nagorny-Karabakh Region of the Azerbaijan Republic to Armenia and a range of actions were undertaken by Armenia in this respect.
The wave of Armenian chauvinism raised in connection with the forced problem of "reunion" of Nagorny-Karabakh and even which does not have common borders on Armenia, led to the mass violations of human rights of Azeris living in Armenia.

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Interview with Mark Thomas at the Edinburgh anti-repression action, 17th of july

18-07-2003 23:31

On the 17th of july, an anti-repression action took place at St.Leonards police station in solidarity with Simon, a protester who got arrested and charged with incitement for racial hatred due the modifications of the American flag he was carrying on an anti-war demonstration at the 22nd of march in Edinburgh. Here is an Interview with Mark Thomas, recorded back at the Bongo Club, who called together support and campaigns for Simon.

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Israel’s Refusal to Recognize the Right of Palestinian Refugees to Return

18-07-2003 20:35

Since July 1 the Israeli government has violated RVERY recent agreement it made by carrying out military invasions of Palestinian areas, implementing a campaign of abductions, opening fire on civilian areas without provocation, imposing curfews and not relaxing its “draconian” closure that restricts all movement for Palestinians

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18-07-2003 19:28

WASHINGTON - There was a stand-off today between the Democratic members of the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means and the U.S. Capitol Police after they were called by staff representing Committee Chairman Bill Thomas (R-Calif.). The incident occurred after Committee Democrats protesting the late notice given them of major changes to pension legislation, walked out of the Ways and Means markup of that bill in the main Committee room and convened a meeting in the Committee library.

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Interview with Simon, at anti-repression action in Edinburgh, 17.7.2003

18-07-2003 16:34

Simon was arrested on the 17th of july at an anti-war demonstration.
also see for more background information on the actions and the audio interview with Mark Ballard here:
There are also more pictures in bigger file-sizes to see at:

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Interview with Mark Ballard,MSP, at an anti-war action 17.7.2003, Edinburgh

18-07-2003 14:42

This interview was taken at the anti-war action yesterday, 17.7.2003 in Edinburgh at St.Leonards police station. Called by Mark Thomas, about 60 protesters came more or less spontaneously to the police station to protest against the criminal proceedings and the charges against Simon.

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Pictures and report from the Edinburgh Anti-Repression action with Mark Thomas

18-07-2003 10:36

Mark Thomas called for a solidarity action at the police station in Edinburgh
On Thursday, 17th of july a shortly beforehand announced solidarity action took place at St.Leonards police station in Edinburgh.
Mark Thomas and friends have called for a symbolic action to point out the hypocrisy in the repression of anti-war protesters, who have now their court cases coming up.

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  Hundreds of Thousands of Palestinians Face Cut-off of Humanitarian Aid: Hansen

18-07-2003 06:36

"Half of the 1.3 million Palestinians UNRWA helps will no longer receive food and nearly 2,000 shelters that were completely destroyed in the West Bank and Gaza will not be rebuilt, Hansen revealed .."
  OCCUPIED JERUSALEM - The United Nations agency in charge of helping Palestinian refugees said that if its appeal for millions of dollars in aid was not answered immediately, then the agency, the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees, UNRWA, will have to cut humanitarian assistance to hundreds of thousands of Palestinian refugees in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

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New Militant Movement In Iraq

17-07-2003 22:05

According to Arab press reports, a new resistance movement in Iraq has warned both U.S. and international military forces from staying in Iraq.

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Irishman bans Welsh language from his hotel

17-07-2003 20:51

A controversy is brewing in north Wales following revelations that an Irish hotel owner in a Welsh-speaking area has told his staff to stop speaking Welsh.

The controversy arose because of an investigation into the Celtic Royal Hotel in Caernarfon by the BBC Wales television programme, "Taro Naw".

The hotel was bought by a group of businessmen from Ireland a few years ago who then received substantial amounts of public money to develop it.

"Taro Naw" investigated complaints made by a number of former staff among them that the management of the hotel had ordered staff not to speak Welsh to each other in front of guests.

According to one who worked as a porter: 'If you were talking in Welsh on the walkie-talkie, you were warned that you would be sacked.'

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Photos of action at St Leonards Police Station 17 July 2003

17-07-2003 17:56

Some pictures of the action today at St Leonards, which was called in solidarity with an Edinburgh protestor arrested during an anti-war demo earlier this year.

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The War Against NGOs

17-07-2003 09:44

Bush administration turns it's sights on NGOs

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Full details of LIBERTY report into policing at USAF Fairford

16-07-2003 14:16

Casualty of War - 8 weeks of counter-terrorism in rural England
Liberty Report: 15 Jul 2003

An investigation by human rights group Liberty into the policing of peace demonstrations at RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire, during the recent invasion of Iraq has revealed fundamental breaches of the European Convention on Human Rights.

Download full 13 page Liberty report:

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Statewatch News Online (14 July)

16-07-2003 12:49

Statewatch News online, 14 July 2003