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Brown seeks support for further attack on civil liberties

05-07-2007 14:07

Against the background of the terror scare resulting from the failed car bombings in London and Glasgow, Britain’s media has been filled with praise for the newly formed government of Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

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EC wants to suppress internet bomb-making guides

05-07-2007 12:41

The European Commission (EC) has announced plans to frustrate terrorism by suppressing online guides on bomb-making.

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Welsh Cops Want Stop and Search Powers (from Gagged! Anarcho Newsletter)

05-07-2007 12:10

War on Terror = War on Civil Liberties

South Wales cops have asked the Home Office for invasive powers to stop and search people in Cardiff following terror attacks in London and Glasgow Airport. In a move which echoes politicians’ calls to extend internment without charge, the police here are using the terror attacks as an excuse to extend their powers and further strip away civil liberties. Section 44 of the Terrorism Act gives the plod unprecedented stop and search powers and has already been misused to hassle demonstrators and others.

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Urgent Action for British resident in Guantánamo Jamil El-Banna

05-07-2007 12:02

Time is running out for North London resident Jamil El-Banna: the Americans have found him innocent and are prepared to release him BUT if the British government does not act fast and allow him to return to his family in the UK, he will be returned to almost certain detention and inhumane treatment in Jordan, his country of origin.

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Statement of Solidarity: Free John Bowden

05-07-2007 10:44

If it is already pathetic that the state cries "terrorists!" when it is reminded of anarchism, then it is too much too bear in the case of John Bowden, a long-term prisoner sitting in isolation.

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Menwith Hill: Police Photographers

04-07-2007 23:32

Military and North Yorkshire Police took lots of photos and video of peacefull protestors at the 4th July Independence From America demonstration at NSA Menwith Hill.

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Help to break media silence on the Cuban Five!

04-07-2007 23:21

Cuba Solidarity Campaign in Great Britain helps to break media silence on Miami 5

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The German State Wants To Abandon A Political Prisoner To Death!

04-07-2007 12:41

Mustafa Atalay was sent to prison, 26 days after a complicated heart operation and he’s been held in solitary confinement since then. Even the prison doctor doesn’t want to accept responsibility for him.

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John Bowden writes from HMP Glenochil

04-07-2007 10:41

John Bowden gives an update on his situation at HMP Glenochil.

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The Palestinian Refugee question and the ideology of transfer

04-07-2007 05:42

In contrary with the allegations of zionist non-deniers, the expulsion of the Palestinians in 1948 and 1967 was no ad hoc war-crime, but a yearlong deliberatetely planned strategy

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Review Article: The Worldwide Network of US Military Bases

03-07-2007 23:31

The Worldwide control of humanity's economic, social and political activities is under the helm of US corporate and military power. Underlying this process are various schemes of direct and indirect military intervention. These US sponsored strategies ultmately consist in a process of global subordination.

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xs4all censors

03-07-2007 14:18

It's your right to watch the cops ...
For years, Swiss authorities tried to shut down the Zurich based homepage specialised in police brutality -- in vain. Where they failed, now the dutch ISP xs4all eventually succeeded ...

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Prison-death demonstration, London, Monday 9 July 2007

02-07-2007 20:42

Holloway Prison, Parkhurst Road, London, N7 0NU
Monday 9 July 2007, 1.00 pm, for the duration of the afternoon
Demonstration to protest against the death of a woman prisoner
Marie Cox, aged 34, died in the 'care' of the jail on 30 June 2007
Reporters/photographers are welcome to attend

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Britain’s terror alert raised to critical

02-07-2007 16:44

The thwarted car bombings in London and the attack on Glasgow Airport have appalled people the world over. The political perspective underlying these attacks is utterly reactionary. Directed against innocent people, the terrorist campaign plays directly into the hands of the British government and the police.

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Mainstream media ignore the plight of MOVE 9 and journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal

02-07-2007 13:24

Ramona Africa and Fred Riley being interviewed on Unity FM
Last Saturday, the sole adult survivor of the FBI's bombing of the MOVE organisation's home in Philadelphia, Ramona Africa and long term MOVE supporter Fred Riley came to speak in Birmingham. Six adults and five children died in this infamous police massacre of May 13, 1985.

Ramona and Fred are touring the UK, speaking and showing a new documentary about MOVE to galvanise support for the MOVE 9, due for probation later this year, and Mumia Abu-Jamal's ongoing legal battle against the death sentence.

Although a press release highlighting the experiences of Ramona, the MOVE 9 and incarcerated journalist Mumia Abu-Jumal was circulated widely to local and national press contacts, there was no coverage of the speaking tour and film showing in the mainstream press in Birmingham. The only coverage Ramona and Fred received was a radio interview on Unity FM - 'the only Muslim led community radio station in Birmingham'. The show airs at 5 pm today (Monday 2nd July 07) on 93.5 FM in Birmingham.

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Blair Goes

02-07-2007 11:08

Video report of various activities leading up to the departure of Blair.

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Postcard from Gaza

02-07-2007 09:45

report on current situation in Gaza by Yasser Nassar, who works for Oxfam on Water and Sanitation
- also included is Palestine Solidarity Campaign's recent statement on UK govt's role in crisis in West Bank, Gaza & East Jerusalem
- See also at foot of this posting the Joint Aid-Agency Press Release humanitarian
crisis facing Gaza from July 2006.

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Actions In Support of John Bowden – Friday 13th July

02-07-2007 08:37

Solidarity with long-term prison-resister John Bowden