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Photographer arrested over 'weapon' near Drax

01-09-2006 13:33

I've copied this from comments as it's important that it is seen. The media have been feed bullshit statements by the police about weapons being found on protesters and the story below is from one of those people (not a protester at all in this case). It's important to counter the deliberate misinformation coming from the police about weapons. Their press statements have resulted for example in a Reuters piece saying that the majority of those arrested were for possesion of weapons or crimnal damage which simply isn't true. The two arrests for weapons include the photograper below and a cyclist who had a screwdriver in his tool kit that the police said was an offensive weapon! Both these people have been released without charge and yet the police and media are still quoting these arrests as if they are indicative of violent intent by protesters....

(Would the author of the article below please contact either the legal or media team at the climate camp ASAP)

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Doubtful justice in Lodhi sentencing

01-09-2006 06:33

Used to jail people who are not terrorists!
In Lodhi’s case, this has meant that the threshold of what constitutes “beyond reasonable doubt” has been lowered to an alarming degree. Justice and civil rights are the victims of this “war on terror” in which the government and security agencies benefit politically from convicting supposed terrorists. It is likely that Lodhi’s conviction and sentencing demonstrates, as in the Thomas case, that terror laws are being used to jail people who are not terrorists.

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Climate Camp - On the Ground: Suicide farmers found in Yorkshire

31-08-2006 21:25

One minute I am choking on fumes in smog and heat-ridden Central London, the next it's raining, it's cold, it's northern and I am only armed with a mountaineering helmet and a camera.

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Report: 11 Hour Blockade of Israeli Company

31-08-2006 19:59

UK Headquarters of Israeli Company Blockaded to Gain Ruling on Legality of Trading with Settlements

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what about the Brough Noise Demo

31-08-2006 17:31

So what about the Brough BAe noise demo?
This posting, made a while ago, has asked for support for a noise demo against a large, power using, weapon making factory(hawk jets - for the UK government/military) tomorrow, Friday 1st September.

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Police Prevent Essential Supplies From Reaching Activists

31-08-2006 15:46

During Climate Camp's Day of Mass Action at Drax Power Station fellow activists attempted to get water and food to dehydrated activists stood on the perimeter fence. However, police refused access to the nessecery footpath meaning the supplies couldn't reach them. It demonstrates the heavily unreasonable police presence during the whole camp.

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Architecture and war in palestine

31-08-2006 10:54

En eye opening review of the israeli army tactics in urban warfare. Israelis capitalize on Deleuze, Guattari, Derrida and even Guy Debord in order to figure out the best possible way to fight in hostile streets. The scientific way to kill an entire city.

Indymedia Athens.

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Police seize weapons at 'green' camp!

31-08-2006 08:46

Police are justifying draconian stop and search activity around the Camp for Climate Action by telling press that they have arrested people for posession of weapons....

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US military escalates confrontation with Shiite militia in Iraq

31-08-2006 06:14

Reckless and bloody operations
It is these considerations that are propelling the US military into reckless and bloody operations against the Mahdi Army, regardless of the consequences.

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Wednesday's climate camp goings on

31-08-2006 01:32

Searching those coming in and out
The cops have continued to up the pressure by harassing and attempting to intimidate climate camp protesters before the big day of action tomorrow.

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Four Palestinians were killed in Nablus, Palestine

30-08-2006 20:53

Remains of the destroyed Lubbadeh residential building (26th august)
Nablus -- Four Palestinians were killed, one of whom was a 15 year old child. Another 25 were wounded during Israeli raids on the city of Nablus on the 26th of Nablus.

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Protest by Baloch commuinity against Pakistan on Killing of Nawab Bugti

30-08-2006 19:07

Protest against Pakistan by Baloch Community
Protest by Baloch commuinity against Pakistan on Killing of Nawab Bugti

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Times Blocks Phony Terror Scare Investigation Article to U.K. Web Readers

30-08-2006 19:02

This is a first. Usually it's the US media blocking European news from reaching the minds of its citizens ... Something to hide, Phony?

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Garden Party for Palestine

30-08-2006 17:36

Fundraiser for Nottingham Jenin Friendship Group and to support work of Palestinian Solidarity Campaign.

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Events around Palestine

30-08-2006 15:15

Important public meeting on Palestine

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30-08-2006 11:30

Defend Halima and Bailey Jr!
On Monday 4th September, at 9am
at the Immigration Tribunal office, Mosley St, Manchester
near Piccadilly Plaza and Mosley St. Tram

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Alarm in Washington over deepening disaster in Afghanistan

30-08-2006 09:26

“Losing Afghanistan”
Afghan officials told VOA that there could now be as many as 40,000 guerillas fighting against the occupation forces and the Afghan army. Extensive US and Pakistani military operations have failed to prevent insurgent groups using the mountainous regions along the Afghan-Pakistan border as a safe haven to rest, resupply, train and recruit. Large areas of the predominantly ethnic Pashtun provinces of southern and eastern Afghanistan are outside the Kabul government’s authority and regularly fall under the sway of Taliban forces.

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New unlawful 'stop & search' tactics used this weekend.

29-08-2006 20:45

Over the weekend, I experienced a new variation on unlawful police 'stop and search' tactics in London. They looked like a trial run for Israeli-style 'check-points' being used in Britain, setting a worrying precedent.

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Draconian scapegoat orders 'stacked against' Thomas

29-08-2006 20:37

A constitutional law expert
A constitutional law expert says the system is stacked against Melbourne man Jack Thomas.

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How to Organise a Major Terrorist Scare

29-08-2006 13:52

How easy is it to organise a major terrorist scare like the one that’s currently gridlocking the world’s airports? Dead easy. If you follow a few simple points you can panic the populace and stampede the media with virtually no risk of getting caught. All it takes is a little confidence.