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Guantánamo’s kangaroo court convicts Australian David Hicks

31-03-2007 09:55

The sham trial of Australian detainee David Hicks at the Bush administration’s prison camp at Guantánamo Bay is drawing to a close. Yesterday presiding judge Colonel Ralph Kohlman formally convicted Hicks on one charge of “providing material support for terrorism”, and released the details of a plea bargain that will return Hicks to Australia to serve his jail term. The deal provides for a maximum of seven years, but all but nine months have been suspended.

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Guantánamo prisoner charges confession extracted through torture

31-03-2007 09:52

A Guantánamo detainee has charged that he was tortured into confessing to a role in the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole. Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, 41, a Saudi national of Yemeni descent, said he faced years of torture following his arrest in 2002 and that he fabricated stories to satisfy his captors.

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Latest on police appeal against London's Critical Mass.

31-03-2007 03:45

What if the police win their appeal? Could it be the end of this Critical Mass, after 12 years of monthly rides, or the beginning of a strategic rebellion?

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Democracy’s Last Stand Four: A bad case of COC

31-03-2007 03:01

Oscar Beard returns to Horseferry Court with the Parliament Square peace campaigners for round 2000 of the twisted and debauched circus known as UK democracy.

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DJ Wickham - guilty of contempt against humanity

30-03-2007 20:32

Seeing is believing... for those who would question the veracity of events, a journey down Horseshit Road to Westminster Magistrates Courts is most illuminating when trying to understand why Tony has not yet been sent to the Hague.

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12 April 2007: Day of action in support of imprisoned CO Halil Savda

30-03-2007 15:45

Halil Savda
On 12 April 2007, Halil Savda faces sentencing for a second charge of disobedience as a result of his conscientious objection - a clear violation not only of the human right to conscientious objection, but also of Article 14 paragraph 7 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
Halil Savda needs international support, to break the vicious cycle of imprisonment, "release", transfer to military barracks, being given a military order, disobedience, and imprisonment. But support will also be crucial to achieve the recognition of the right to conscientious objection in Turkey.

For these reasons, activists in Turkey and War Resisters' International call for an international day of action on 12 April 2007, in support of Halil Savda and all COs in Turkey.

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Wanted Poster: Robert Lady of CIA (case will blow CIA wide open)

30-03-2007 07:29

Robert Lady (left): Wanted for kidnapping/torture (CIA rendition)
WANTED: Robert Seldon Lady (Bob Lady), an ex-CIA agent (see PHOTO), for overseeing the abduction-for-torture (extraordinary rendition, as the CIA calls it) of Muslim cleric Osama Mustafa Hassan Nasr, aka Abu Omar.

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SOCPA - stage managed trial of brian haw and barbara tucker

30-03-2007 01:12

district judge wickham had clearly decided on a course of action before hearing any evidence in an 'inquisorial' hearing at horseferry road today. she found barbara tucker and brian haw in contempt of court and she set fines rather than imprisonment for explicitly stated political reasons.

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Nottingham demo against deportations to Congo

29-03-2007 21:05

On Wednesday March 28th at 1.00 in the Old/New Market Square, people gathered to protest continued deportations to the Congo. After a while the protesters walked across town to the Bridewell Police Station [next to the Magistrates Court] and made their feeling know about government policies.

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There is no tranquility in Oaxaca

29-03-2007 16:27

Oaxaca de Juárez, Oaxaca. Saturday, March 24, 2007
2:50 a.m.
4 anarkopunk comrades arrested and beaten*

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29-03-2007 10:13

We are launching an urgent appeal for donations to the Uddhav Bhandari Appeal to return his body to Nepal so that his family can grieve properly and organise his funeral arrangements according to Nepalese culture.

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SOCPA - serious 'contempt of court' hearing tomorrow, thursday

28-03-2007 21:37

2pm horseferry road thursday 29th march
brian haw and barbara tucker face possible imprisonment for contempt of court.

earlier this week they challenged the right of district judge evans to enter pleas for barbara after summonses had been sent to the wrong address for offences she couldn't even recollect.

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Smash EDO Court Victory For The Right To Protest

28-03-2007 21:10

23rd March 2007

Smash EDO Press Release


Contact Andrew or Sarah tel 07875708873,

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Refugee family forcibly taken by police in bullet proof vests - urgent action!

28-03-2007 19:54

Jannatul Chowdhury and her family
At 7 a.m. on Tuesday morning (27th March) Jannatul Chowdhury and her children were suddenly and violently arrested at dawn and taken by van to a cell in Reliance House Water Street where they were held until they were again taken by van to Yarls Wood detention centre where they are currently imprisoned and facing imminent deportation on Sunday April 1st. Such treatment is outrageous in a so-called ‘civilised’ society.

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No repression in Nanindigram - picket of Indian High Commission, 2nd April

28-03-2007 12:09

On March 14th, 15 people were killed and many more injured when the police opened fire on peasants trying to protect their land from being acquired for a Special Economic Zone (SEZ). On Monday the 2nd of April, there will be a demo outside the Indian High Commission to protest the tragic loss of human life caused by the violent expansion of neo-liberal economic forces.

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Trident vote day blockaders - court update

28-03-2007 09:25

Yesterday (27 March), nine activists trundled along to Horseferry Rd mags to answer two charges relating to the blockade of Parliament Square on 14 March - the day of the parliamentary debate/vote on replacing Britain's WMD.

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Independent Investigators Release Suppressed Blueprints of Destroyed World Trade

27-03-2007 21:26

Scans of original drawings of the North Tower of the World Trade Center have been published online by a coalition of independent 9/11 researchers and journalists.

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since 16 am riot in paris at gare du nord

27-03-2007 21:10

solidarity with the french youth rioters