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Death for President Saddam Hussein

28-10-2006 11:17

The verdict of President Saddam Hussein’s first trial and that of seven former Iraqi leaders- the Al Dujail case- due on October 16th has been postponed till November 5 in order "to complete verifications", writes Gilles Munier.

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news about mexico, a photograper of indymedia was killed

28-10-2006 05:57

news about mexico, a photograper of indymedia was killed
Body: from narco news:

Repost of an article from Mexican Activists.

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Death in Custody in Ireland (Part II) / London Protest TODAY 28.10.

27-10-2006 23:56

Members of the Wheelock family (Martin & kevin, imc éire)
22 deaths in Garda custody since 1997 are reported in the Republic of Ireland. 4 people died alone in Store Street Station since 2001, a Dublin inner city Police Station with specially designed 'suicide proof' cells.

Terence Wheelock was one of the latter. His death and how the Gardaí treated the incident and also the bereaved family thereafter triggered an ongoing and expanding family campaign.

In the UK, official figures amount to 493 deaths in police custody since 1996. In all of these cases, no officer EVER had to face a court. Today, families and friends of the victims march in London.

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UN General Assembly Vote for Global Arms Trade Treaty

27-10-2006 19:33

Overwhelming majority of world’s governments vote to start work on an international Arms Trade Treaty
27 October , 2006

For immediate release

Control Arms Campaign: Oxfam International, Amnesty International and the International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA).

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Sat 28th: Please join United Friends & Families Protest Against Custody Deaths

27-10-2006 15:59

8th Annual Rememberance Procession
including Silent procession along Whitehall

Saturday 8th October 2006

Meet at Trafalgar Square, Central London
Assemble 12.30pm
Nearest Tube: Charing Cross

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David Blunket Sanctioned The Machine Gunning Of Rioting Prisoners

27-10-2006 10:52

The true mentality of former Home Secretary David Blunket and his political supporters within the government was chillingly revealed in October of this year with the revelation that he had ordered an ex-Director General of the prison system to sanction the machine gunning of rioting prisoners at Lincoln jail four years ago.

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Latest campaign to demonise Islam and intimidate the Muslim Community

27-10-2006 09:43

Demonising Islam
“The public furore ignited in response to the reported comments made by Sheik Taj Al-Din Al-Hilali has little to do with the question of crime or culpability. What is clear is that a consistently negative view of Islam and Muslims is being generated in this country with the aim of demonising Islam and silencing the Muslim community.”

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Three jailed for racially-motivated bombing but who cares?

27-10-2006 03:17

Another explosives case that's lipped under the radar...

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Liam Byrne's Trip to Glasgow

26-10-2006 19:18

Home Office Minister Liam Byrne came to Glasgow today and received a warm welcome. Kind of.

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The McDonaldization of Society ( or would I say McDonaldization of 'Neuro.....

26-10-2006 18:43

The McDonaldization of Society ( or would I say McDonaldization of
'NeuroDiversity', 'Difference', DisAbility.)......

I wonder if the creators of 'The-Borg', within StarTrek; The Next Generation based their ideas on 'The-Borg' (The-Collective), from the ideas of Ritzer and 'McDonalisation', or was it reallly that 'the-truth' is that these ideas came from the 'Ivory-Towers' within East Riding of Yorkshire Council..."Resistance is Futile"..... that's how I feel living 'with' this Oppressive lot here....

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American Non-Profit Seeks to Transform Global Human Rights Advocacy

26-10-2006 18:20

Think YouTube and MySpace meet the global fight for human rights. WITNESS' Human Rights Video Hub Pilot is the first step in an initiative to create a human rights-focused participatory media site.

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Solidarity with the Intersex Community - online petition

26-10-2006 16:10

An online petition asking for Intersex people not to be patholigised by the medical profession.

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Living the Co-operative Principles

26-10-2006 13:41

Kiptik Co-operator building water towers
Workers' co-operative donates to Kiptik co-operative community in Chiapas, Mexico to help them build water systems, stoves and create murals to build independence.

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Can coffee trademarks save Africa?

26-10-2006 12:59

Alongside the otherwise successful evolution of the Free/Libre Open Source Software, there is a range of commentators on the digital economy, or the socalled knowledge economy, who help sustain the conventional, capitalist mode of production. Business as usual, the heart of the problem concerns the sanctity and the universal application of private property. This leads from an angry impulse reading today's Guardian - and a quick rant - into a more theoretical territory :)

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SA Foreign Minister ambushed in London

26-10-2006 10:56

South African Foreign Minister, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, was ambushed by 10 black Zimbabwean human rights activists in London last tonight (Wednesday 25 October 2006).

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25-10-2006 22:45

Che Tricolour
An account of the campaign in Glasgow to challenge recent Labour Council Bylaws which ban political material outside Celtic Park. A report on the latest development which saw the open display of explicitly political material.

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December 7: Day of Solidarity with Green Scare Indictees & Political Prisoners

25-10-2006 21:05

The term Green Scare refers to the Red Scares of the early twentieth century, made famous by the McCarthy hearings and the House Un-American Activities Committee. The Green Scare demonstrates a similar systematic criminalization of dissent as the U.S. government is using all its tactics (e.g., grand juries, specialized legislation, paid agents provacateurs) to target the radical environmental and animal rights movements, those who publicly support them, and others who struggle for a healthy, diverse eco-system and the rights of animals.

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The oppression of Hungarian protesters in the shadow of 1956

25-10-2006 18:42

Outlines and gives background on the October 23, 2006 protests in Budapest, Hungary from the front lines, which is a very different picture than that which is posed by the international media. Protests involved tens of thousands of people around the country who have been demonstrating since September 18th in response to discovering major lies from the majority party.

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OutRage!: Muslim hypocrisy on freedom of speech

25-10-2006 15:35

Following the Channel 4 debate on Monday 'openning', the debate on muslims and freedom of speech. Peter Tatchell of OutRage! posted this on the Guardian's blogspot.