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Magical Mysterious 1967

19-07-2005 19:35

Nobody could have predicted 1967 in 1966. It seemed to come out of the clear blue sky. But it didn’t. It had been germinating for a long, long time. And there is no reason to think that if we couldn’t see it coming in 1966 that we would see it coming now.

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An Iraqi powderkeg

19-07-2005 14:51

Over the past two years, in joint US-Iraqi military raids, hundreds of Iraqi Turkoman and Arabs have been taken from their homes or seized from the streets of Kirkuk and secretly sent to prisons in Kurdish held northern Iraq.

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Iraqi women mull ways of protecting rights in new constitution

19-07-2005 14:48

AMMAN (AFP) — Iraqi women and policy-makers from the Middle East gathered here on Monday to discuss ways of ensuring that women's rights will be protected in the country's new constitution.

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Jack Straw on Saudi gays under threat + EU Conv against people Trafficking.

19-07-2005 11:39

Jack Straw replies via Micheal Howard to constituencts 'concerns' on the safety of gay men in Saudi Arabia and also signing the EU Conv Against people trafficking.

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Report by an ISM volunteer in Qalqilia

19-07-2005 10:38

Here's a report I've been sent by a friend who is taking part in solidarity work in the occupied Palestinian territories, against the building of the 'security fence' AKA apartheid wall.

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A Warning from Israel

18-07-2005 21:42

What May Come After the Evacuation of Jewish Settlers from the Gaza Strip

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Actioncamp Somewhere in the Netherlands

18-07-2005 11:48

From Wednesday 3 August until Wednesday 10 August a protest camp against the destruction of neighbourhoods and housing rights will take place Somewhere in the Netherlands. The aim of the camp is to encourage and increase activism on the topic of housing, from a new and innovative perspective. Actioncamp Somewhere will hopefully become a vibrant free place, from which to challenge the governments demolition trucks and the power of the big property owners.

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P.Tatchell warns of poss muslim fundamentalist attacks on gays...

18-07-2005 11:38

Peter Tatchell & gay rights group OutRage! today issued a warning that Islamic fundamentalists pose a significant threat to gay people and venues. Urges venues to increase security in the wake of 7/7 bombings.

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g8 Schnews 15th July 2005

18-07-2005 03:03

Britain, Schnews 15th July 2005,

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Challenging Entangled Hegemonies

17-07-2005 23:36

The first years of the new millennium witness deep and ever deepening geopolitical, socio-economic, and cultural tensions and divisions among, and within, the states of Central and Eastern Europe. The ”eastern enlargement” of the European Union is (re)drawing old and new dividing lines across Eastern Europe. Tensions between the United States and the EU continue to be displayed in the region, with Russian and Post-Soviet regional power politics, and NATO strategies for the new millennium as additional factors.

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Iraqi Oil Workers Hold 24-hour Strike - Oil Exports Shut Down

17-07-2005 23:23

15,000 Southern Oil Company workers from the General Union of Oil Employees – Iraq’s largest independent union – began a 24-hour strike today Sunday July 17th 2005, stopping most oil exports from the south of Iraq.

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Images of Make Poverty History Demo, July 2, Edinburgh

17-07-2005 19:31

Adam Yosef in Edinburgh for Make Poverty History
Pictures from the Make Poverty History demonstration which took place at the Meadows in Ediburgh on Saturday 2 July 2005.
Use pics freely, accredit to Adam Yosef. Share your comments!

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G8 Scotland, July 2005: Mainly MPH March, Saturday 2 July

17-07-2005 14:21

Families arrive in the Meadows
Personal account of some of my experiences

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B.C. First Nation Burial Site Desecrated; Developer Awarded

17-07-2005 01:14

Coast Salish First Nations on Vancouver Island proclaim their solemn disgust at the Urban Development Institute's prestiguous 2005 Award of Excellence for Best Resort Development to ‘Poets Cove Resort and Spa’, South Pender Island – a controversial $40 million Gulf Island luxury resort under active prosecution by Crown Counsel for destroying an aboriginal burial ground during its construction.

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Strathclyde Police Slumber Party

16-07-2005 16:48

[Disclaimer: I have tried to make light of last week's experience in Strathclyde Police cells but this in no way reflects the serious torment I, and my fellow G8 protestor detainees experienced. I wrote the following as my clown whilst actually in the cells and the act of writing was therapeutic for me during an intensely dehumanising experience.]

On the weekend of July 8th through July 11th, I was a very lucky clown as I was invited to the Strathclyde Police Slumber Party!

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Crest Plc - Corporate Social Responsibility – Family Petition HRH Prince Charles

16-07-2005 06:55

Business In The Community
The Shalom Family Campaign for Justice Wales, have recently petitioned HRH Prince Charles, President of Business In The Community (BITC). BITC advocates the inclusive practice of 'Corporate Social Responsibility' and 'Responsible Business Practice' among its members,but.

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The Revolution has begun

16-07-2005 01:23

All that is required is that we bring to an end the last traces of gullible trust which will then get rid of that mass confusion, which is the only thing that has kept the lid on the revolution up to the present time...

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G8 Debrief: Brighton

15-07-2005 11:03

G8 Debrief: 6pm, Tuesday 19th July, Cowley Club, 12 London Road, Brighton

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14-07-2005 18:21

Jaya Sacca, a long term peace activist was remanded in Lewes Prison this afternoon (JJULY 14TH) by District Judge Arnold. On Wednesday 13th July he was ‘arrested’ and handcuffed by members of Guardian Security hired by arms dealers EDO MBM. He was ‘detained’ by the security firm for allegedly stepping onto the road which constitutes the ‘no protest zone’. At the time no police were at the scene. Mr Sacca is also alleged to have assaulted one of the security guards when four of them ‘arrested’ him as attempted to leave the area.