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POV: amiri baraka: Whose Free Speech?

09-07-2003 04:10

"We must kill the poets first" Plato wrote in the Republic... New Jersey's removal of Baraka as state poet laureate. The First Amendment, it seems, only guarantees freedom of speech to those who can afford a station or a press. It has taken a century of struggle, in the face of state sanction violence for oppressed people to gain the right of free speech. The state's revoking of the poet laureate position is a clear message to other cultural workers: Get out of line and you will pay the price.

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BIGGER THAN WATERGATE! ''How To Rig An Election In The United States''

08-07-2003 19:04

IMPORTANT NOTE: Publication of this story marks a watershed in American political history. It is offered freely for publication in full or part on any and all internet forums, blogs and noticeboards. All other media are also encouraged to utilise material. Readers are encouraged to forward this to friends and acquaintances in the United States and elsewhere.

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International solidarity for the Thessaloniki prisoners

07-07-2003 21:53

an update on solidarity actions in support of the saloniki prisoners

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Evian G8 Solidarity Financial Call & Legal Support Update

07-07-2003 19:12

This a text to inform you about the police abuse during the protests against the G8 summit in Evian. It also lists the groups working on the legal follow up, and the bank accounts set up for the solidarity campaigns.

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What has happened to Thessalonika prisoner info from front page?

07-07-2003 17:08

We're trying to send poor Simon a birthday card, but we cannot find the article with the Greek script which is essential! Does one of us have triapse across town to visit a Greek friend, or can someone put it back up?

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The Hospitality of Swiss Police

07-07-2003 14:20

Police move in
Switzerland the home of modern day human rights? An historical connection lost on the Swiss police on Sunday 1st June, 2003 against anti-G8 protestors in Lausanne, where police repression was taken to another level.

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Support Grandmother Who Smashed A Tornado Jet

07-07-2003 06:59

On the 10th of March, 2003, Danish grandmother and peace activist Ulla Roder nonviolently damaged a Tornado war-plane so it could not be used in the US and UK attack on Iraq. Sign the statement of support

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Yanoun -- Life in the Shadow of Pogroms

07-07-2003 05:02

The evenings in Yanoun had been quiet and peaceful for many hundreds of years. But today, it is now disturbed by the encroachment of forces just beyond the village. Instead of the peacefulness of the dark, search lights scan over the village landscape keeping a watchful eye on the Palestinians of Yanoun, who have not once attacked or even approached the settlements

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Not Only Vanunu Is Lonely: PEACE PRISONERS

07-07-2003 04:03

Here are Heroes and Heroines of Peace. Please consider remembering them with a postcard or a letter. If you wish to add some one who is not represented please contact:

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UK Police with Machine guns

06-07-2003 22:04

policeman inside the US base Menwith Hill on July 4th 2003
Symbolic use of police with machine guns

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Chief Rabbi: Britain is 'besieged'

06-07-2003 22:03

The Chief Rabbi has warned that Britain is being "besieged" by asylum seekers and has advocated regional refugee camps outside Britain in an attempt to deal with the problem.

In an interview with The Telegraph Dr Jonathan Sacks, the spiritual leader of 280,000 British Jews, said that new policies were needed.

Dr Sacks himself admitted that were it not for Britain's willingness to accept Jewish refugees in the past, "almost no Jew in Britain would be alive today".

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DISARM : Air Shows & Arms Fairs

06-07-2003 18:09


Please Distribute Widely.


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Simon Chapman & Saloniki Prisoner Support Events

06-07-2003 15:13

Cafes & support events every Friday @ Hackney Wick.

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Collective Punishment & the Violations of the Fourth Geneva Convention

06-07-2003 15:05

The international community does nothing to enforce Fourth Geneva Convention and so the confiscations go on, slowly changing the landscape and dispossessing the Palestinians; confining their existence to smaller parcels of land while the colony-settlements expand. One more way for the Israelis to pressure the Palestinians to move away. It is wrong and wrongful and does nothing to perpetuate peace.

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Defend democratic rights in Manchester!

06-07-2003 10:21

Defend democratic rights in Manchester!

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Menwith Hill - Call for witness to an arrest

05-07-2003 18:19

Of the two arrested at Menwith Hill on Friday, one is an ex sheffielder now living in Nottingham. He has been charged with obstruction, resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer

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A Report from Thessaloniki (2)

05-07-2003 16:13

Police repression and brutality and the Greek media cover up and distortion of events are the two main issues of the day.

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Death Camps

05-07-2003 15:44

When they come for you... who will be left to speak out?

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Update on Krynki Noborder Camp- 2nd of July

05-07-2003 15:28

From the 2nd to the 7th of july a Noborder Camp is taking place in Krynki, Poland to protest against tightened visa regulations which are imposed on Poland to join the EU and in order to become a full member, it has to obey and impose Schengen Regulations to its Eastern neighbours, such as Russia, Belarussia and Ukraine.