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Torture, Paramilitarism, Occupation and Genocide: Torture as Policy under Bush

25-10-2007 19:22

On October 5, George Bush confronted a public uproar and defended his administration claiming "This government does not torture people." Again he lied. Once secret US Department of Justice (DOJ) legal opinions confirm the Bush administration condones torture by endorsing "the harshest interrogation techniques ever used by the Central Intelligence Agency." It also condones paramilitary thuggery, oppressive occupation, and genocide. This unholy combination is the ugly face of an imperial nation run by war criminals. That's the state of things today.

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Genoa G8: 225 years of jail asked for 25 ppl

24-10-2007 12:51

Oct 2007 - Updates on Genoa Court Case
The prosecutors ask 225 years of jail for 25 protestors

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TUC Work in Freedom Conference

24-10-2007 00:25

A TUC conference to commemorate bicentenary of the abolition of the slave trade
Contribuitions at the conference will be made by speakers from Africa, American and the Caribbean and the UK. A number of workshops will be organised on:Captialism, Slavery & Abolition; Slavery, legacy and Education; Forced Labour and the Olympics; Black Women & Slavery; Forced labour & Domestic Workers; and · Trafficking

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Balochistan : Pakistani Army trying to control Balochistan through force

23-10-2007 22:15

*ICG Report says army useing JUI-F to counter secular Baloch, Pashtun forces
* Stresses ‘army losing campaign to win hearts and minds’

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Anti War Protesters on Trial For Conspiracy

23-10-2007 19:19

Smash EDO Press Release
18/10/2007 (bit late posting - sorry)

Anti War Protesters on Trial For Conspiracy

Tel Andrew Beckett or Sarah Johnson on 07875708873
E mail

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Demand release of Aotearoa/NZ Political Prisoners

23-10-2007 15:52

17 political activists in Aotearoa/New Zealand are being held in jail and threatened with charges of terrorism. What they have in common is supporting tino rangatiratanga, Maori claims to self-determination. These arrests are political (new tougher terrorism laws are coming up for debate in parliament) and aimed at creating a climate of fear. Therefore we see these arrests as state terrorism and demand the immediate release of the prisoners. This event is in support of a global day of action called by supporters of the prisoners.

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Capitalisms Biggest success story "THE MAFIA"

23-10-2007 10:55

Forza Mafia !! INNIT
If anyone had any doubt about the mafia being the number one success story for (democratic) Capitalism an article published today in most Italian newspapers should put you straight on that one. Italy was founded by freemasons and run by the mafia from the off but now the mafia have recently become "ligit" business men or rather more accurately they have totally corrupted the entire politcal process and are therefore totally exempt from all controls.

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Asylum Seekers Beaten and Abused in UK Detention Centres:

23-10-2007 10:43

A still from the film.
Reportage from Harmondsworth Detention Centre in February 2007, where a solidarity noise demo was held to show support for those locked up there.

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23-10-2007 00:28

Wednesday 24th October 2007 7pm-9pm

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Oil Struggles and Human Rights in Barrancabermeja and Casanare

23-10-2007 00:26

7pm Tuesday 23 October

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Phill and Cat from Glasgow Unity in the dock!

22-10-2007 17:22

Their trial starts in Glasgow Sheriff Court on Wednesday 24th October.
Cat and Phill are asking for as many people as possible to come along
to show their support.

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No choice for the oppressed of Myanmar/Burma

21-10-2007 15:53

The anti-junta uprising in Myanmar/Burma, and its violent suppression by the military force, has placed the concerns of this county on the international stage. In New Zealand, political oganisations ranging from the National Party through to the Greens and ‘far-left’ Socialist Worker have issued statements of uncritical support for the pro-democracy movement. The military regime is clearly despised by a vast majority of the population in Myanmar/Burma. However, leftists who want to support the people of Myanmar/Burma should cast a critical eye on those leading the ‘pro-democracy’ movement there. By examining the policies of the Aung San Suu Kyi led National League for Democracy (NLD), the less than positive implications of an NLD-led government coming to power can be deduced.

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Nottingham-Kurdish Community Mobilize Over Turkish Invasion Threat Into Iraq

21-10-2007 12:42

Kurdistan As Presented to San Francisco Conference in 1945
Over 50 people gathered in the Market Square yesterday to voice their opposition against the threat of invasion from the intolerant and oppressive state of Turkey into regions of Southern Kurdistan. Kurdish people and their supporters took the square with banners, placards and flags to say 'No To Genocide'. So what is going on in Kurdistan at the moment? Below is a repost from an article on UK Indymedia...

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Going around Parliament Square.

21-10-2007 11:14

Anyone who spends any time in Parliament Square will have noticed trailers towed by motorised vehicles going round and round the square for lengthy periods. Those trailers carry large adverts of a political or commercial nature and the police seem to ignore them.

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9th Annual Protest against Custody Deaths 27.7.2007

21-10-2007 00:22

Imagine a country where someone gets killed by the police every week [1]. At the same time, at least 10 more people die an untimely death in state custody [2]. Week after week, month after month, decade after decade. And not a single copper, goaler or doctor sentenced. Not even for unlawful killing, neglicence or anything. Not once [3].

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"Do victims have rights too?" - mp3 recordings online

20-10-2007 23:05

"Do victims have rights too?" at the Law Society 18th October 2007. Examining the credibility of the demobilisation process under the 'Justice and Peace' Law

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Gay Rights Protest At London Saudi Embassy As Two Face 7000 Lashes For Sodomy

20-10-2007 22:59

19/10/2007: LGBT Human Rights Group Outrage! called for a protest outside the London Saudi Arabia Embassy as two men convicted of sodomy face 7000 lashes for their so called crime.

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3rd Total demo and blockade in Cardiff

20-10-2007 22:32

Cardiff activists demonstrated for the third saturday in a row, outside a busy Total petrol station on the city's Cathedral Road

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European Housing action round-up 2007

20-10-2007 19:45

The fight for the Enforceable Right to Housing in the midst
of Property Speculation

Campaigning for Housing and Land Rights in Europe.

It seems when "free-market" is adapted to the places where people
live, love, raise their children and their vegetables, THE LAND, from a
pure financial asset is becoming a poisoned asset; "Poisoned" in
fact by the voices and souls of people fighting for their dignity, for
their right to live in peace in the place where their families died rather
than become subject (physical and economical) of Stock Market brokers
in their Private Equity business.

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Councillor leads protest against Total Oil in Lewsiham

20-10-2007 18:04

20 protestors, led by local Green Party councillor Sue Luxton, converged on the Total petrol station near Catford on Saturday morning. They were raising awareness of Lewisham Council's investment in Total Oil and calling for Total Oil to pull out of Burma.