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Southampton Palestine Café - reflections & thoughts on the BBC/SKY/and a Rab

28-01-2009 03:19

Hope tree for Palestine as used in Hope Happening event in Southampton
Some thoughts reflections and the nature of impartiality, in this context - heavy warring from Israel and rockets from Gaza and reluctance to aid the injured and desolate due to the issue of impartiality - well an attempt ( im partial to doing it ourselves anyway).

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300,000 Tamil civilians face hunger

28-01-2009 01:56

300,000 Tamil civilians face hunger, Sri Lanka Army (SLA) has instructed UN and World Food Programme officials to keep away from 'safety zone,' which has been subjected to continuous inhuman artillery barrage, denying civilians any meaningful space of refuge, said the latest reports from the offices of the Regional Director of Health Services (RDHS) for Ki'linochchi and Mullaiththeevu. 300,000 Tamils are denied of even drinking water and are facing hunger, the reports say. "Completely given up by the International Community. In the meantime, pitched fighting was reported between the SLA and the Liberation Tigers of Tamileelam (LTTE) in several fronts.

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EYEWITNESS GAZA: Uprooted Lives in Jabbaliya

28-01-2009 00:59

Yesterday saw the first canvas tents go up in the Gaza strip to house internally displaced people. The UN estimates 50,000 people have been made homeless due to the bombing and bulldozing of homes and properties by Israeli occupation forces in Israel's 21 day offensive in the Gaza Strip. The displacement is just meters in the case of many families who don't want to move far from their ancestral land, and have opted to move into tents on the site of their destroyed houses.

PHOTO: Ibrahim Khader and the new refugee camp in Izbet Khader

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The poor are enslaved in American prisons

27-01-2009 23:38

Our justice system is failing day by day, minute by minute. One wrongful conviction is one-too-many, and numbers are escalating well into the tens of thousands. Adequate legal representation is available to those who are able to pay; those who cannot, however, suffer. Consequently, inadequate legal representation mostly leads to an inevitable unjust verdict.

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Rogue element in British intelligence accused of Sabotaging Omagh Inquiry

27-01-2009 23:24

The former head of the inquiry into the Omagh bombing has claimed that elements within the intelligence services might have "effectively sabotaged" the investigation which failed to convict anyone for the worst atrocity of the Northern Ireland conflict, it emerged last night.

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Corporate Watch on the SHAC sentencing: Activists receive indefinite ASBOs

27-01-2009 20:20

How the State Protects Corporations From Dissent
Jailed SHAC activists Receive Indefinite ASBOs

On Wednesday 21st January 2009 the police’s National Extremism Tactical Coordination Unit issued a press release celebrating the jailing of seven animal rights campaigners for “over fifty years”. In their press release NETCU are at pains to point out that the sentences have “nothing to do with freedom of expression” and that those jailed are “extremists”.

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Demonstrate outside Communications House Tuesday 3 Feb 1-2pm

27-01-2009 12:08


TUESDAY 3 February 1-2pm
Outside the UK Immigration Service Communications House
210 Old Street, London , EC1V 9BR
(nearest tube – Old Street )

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Bristol - Greece solidarity info & events

27-01-2009 11:53

DIY pamphlet available in Bristol
After boiling over in December, the social war in Greece continues to simmer along with daily protests, strikes, occupations and other actions. Having been beaten off the streets in December, the Greek police returned in January with new stocks of more unpleasant tear gas (from either Germany or Israel), and a policy of teargassing and beating even the most non-violent protesters. But still protests continue…

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South Wales Anarchists stand in solidarity with the SHAC 7

27-01-2009 10:30

Let's be clear about this judgement: the SHAC 7 have been handed absurdly long jail sentences because they mounted a successful campaign to dent the profits of an industry they believe to be unjust. What NETCU, judge Butterfield et al have sought to do is vilify a legal and peaceful campaign and to ’round up’ its assumed leaders in order to break the back of a successful movement. They have failed!

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The Video that the BBC (and Israel) Does Not Want You To See

27-01-2009 00:59

The Video that the BBC (Israel) Does Not Want You To See

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pictures from saturday newcastle

27-01-2009 00:58

saturdays demo pictures

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Italy: latest attacks on migrants and protests

26-01-2009 22:19

Demonstration by refugees attacked by riot police in Tuscany.
16 women on hungerstrike in Lampedusa.
In Rome attacks of Eastern European by fascists.

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Cambridge occupation latest: soup wars and proctor mumble

26-01-2009 15:52

Today was the first day of lectures, that had to co-exist with the occupation at the Cambridge law Faculty. A couple of notable events included an ultimatum to vacate from the university, the Great Soup Battle, and the the meek attempt to intimidate the occupiers by requesting them to give their names individually.

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London Demo for a Secular Europe! No Vatican!

26-01-2009 14:53

14 FEB MEET @ 2 PM outside the Natural History Musem
March to the Italian Embassy in Grosvenor Square

This demo will be in solidarity with the demonstration happening at the same time in Rome against the Vatican and its intervention in Italian, European and world-wide politics.

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Cornwall Arms Factory Disrupted

26-01-2009 07:27

Anti-arms acticvists do it again!

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Maoist Leadership in Nepal Bans Strikes

26-01-2009 01:19

As a strike wave sweeps the country, the Maoist leadership agrees to banning strikes.

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Press Release #1: IMC Server Seized by UK Police

26-01-2009 00:10

Indymedia targeted

Press Release #1 on the seizure of an Indymedia server in Manchester, issued on 26.01.2009 by the IMC UK Press Group for immediate release.

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American Jewish Professor: Israel is committing a holocaust in Gaza

25-01-2009 21:40

I think Israel, as a number of commentators pointed out, is becoming an insane state. And we have to be honest about that. While the rest of the world wants peace, Europe wants peace, the US wants peace, but this state wants war, war and war. In the first week of the massacres, there were reports in the Israeli press that Israel did not want to put all its ground forces in Gaza because it was preparing attacks on Iran. Then there were reports it was planning attacks on Lebanon. It is a lunatic state.

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Info Page: Indymedia UK server seizure 2009

25-01-2009 16:30

Indymedia targeted

On 22 January 2009, an Indymedia server was seized by the Police in Manchester (UK). This was related to postings about the Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC) trial in the UK [IMC UK feature].
This page provides a timeline of the events, statements of support, media reports, and further information.

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UK SHAC 7 Heather Nicholson Speaks Out

25-01-2009 15:16

Heather was born vegan and has spent her whole life standing up against animal abuse. She was remanded in custody on 7th May 2007 after turning herself in after 32 separate police raids, involving 700 police officers in the UK, The Netherlands and Belgium on May 1st 2007. On 30th July 2008 she plead not guilty to 'conspiracy to blackmail' Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS). Although after a three month trial on 23rd December 2008, she was found guilty. On Wednesday 21st January 2009, she was sentenced to 11 years imprisonment, the longest sentence out of all those on trial -

Below are her words from exclusively speaking to Wales on Sunday: