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We don't torture and we don't support it...honest, we don't...

09-08-2009 08:52

A second parliamentary report in a week criticises the government over its involvement in torture and rendition, at the end of last month, a legal charity brought a court case against the government over its involvement in rendering foreign nationals through British territory, on Friday the High Court revealed further MI5 involvement in torture in Morocco and today Miliband and Johnson write in the Telegraph in support of it...

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Climate Action Camp occupies Belgian coal terminal

08-08-2009 22:17

Clean Energy Now!
The Climate Action Camp on the Belgian/Dutch border yesterday occupied the Antwerp Bulk Terminal (ABT) coal terminal in Antwerp Harbour, Belgium. This terminal; responsible where coal is imported to Europe from Africa and South America before distribution by train and boat to power stations around Europe was shut down for the day as activists blocked train lines and conveyor belts at the site.

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Dale Farm: Demo and Meeting this Monday

08-08-2009 17:10

With the threat of eviction getting ever closer,
we're planning a demonstration outside
Basildon council offices to back the
presentation of a LEGAL MEMORANDUM which
argues that under international law if Basildon
evict Dale Farm by force they are obliged to re-settle
the community together on another location.

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Camp Ashraf solidarity hunger strikers on day 11 outside US embassy, London

07-08-2009 22:19

Around ten Iranian exiles have been on hunger strike outside the US embassy in London for the past eleven days in protest at alleged brutality by Iraqi forces against Iranian refugees in Camp Ashraf, Iraq, at least twelve of whom have been killed, 500 injured and 26 taken hostage according to the protesters.

There will be a rally outside the US embassy in Grosvenor Square, Mayfair on Saturday, 8 August, from 7pm.

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Free the Oxford Six

06-08-2009 22:21

Earlier today we published a piec about six Western Saharan students on way to Oxford for a workshop who were taken off their plane and staged a hungerstrike protest in the airport terminal. We have just found out that earlier this evening they were beaten and arrested by police and driven to an as yet unkonw destination. Please help us to help them -

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Show Trials in Iran

06-08-2009 18:37

Just as Iranian ex-leftwingers in the west call for reconciliation between the two wings of the Islamic regime, the ruling faction clamps down on its rivals. Yassamine Mather reports

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Crucified For Speaking the Truth

06-08-2009 17:41

There is one thing that can be counted on with absolute certainly in this relativistic world: there is a protected species which no one even dares to cross, certainly not in the mainstream media. This group can now get away with anything, and the MSM refuses to offer a contrary point of view.

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Vestas eviction midday tomorrow: please come to support‏

06-08-2009 15:21


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Western Saharan hunger-strike students “risk everything” to get to Oxford

06-08-2009 14:58

Concerns grow for the safety of 6 Western Saharan students removed from flight to London by Moroccan authorities

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West Midlands postal workers to strike tomorrow

06-08-2009 12:48

Reports coming through of strike action by postal workers from tomorrow (Friday) through to Tuesday & beyond: Coventry, Birmingham, and Stoke-on-Trent.
Call for solidarity.

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Wales, the Good Society

06-08-2009 12:41

One of the great dividing lines of politics in the 21st century will be between those who advocate the extension of the principle of free, universally available public services into new areas and those who wish to see public provision rolled-back, pared down and targeted on the ‘means-tested’ poor.

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Contra-fascist reminder: Birmingham, this Saturday.

06-08-2009 11:02

A reminder of the need this Saturday to oppose fascists marching in Birmingham, with meet-up advert.

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The Elite and Community Protests in South Africa

06-08-2009 10:17

Shawn Hatting reflects on the rebellions sweeping South Africa. Abahlali baseMjondolo, a mass movement entirely independent of political party or NGO control, emerged out of the last series of local revolts in 2004. What will come out of this series of local rebellions?

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Website online for Gathering Against The Prison Society (Oct09)

06-08-2009 08:38

Blog now up for 31st Oct/1st Nov anarchist/autonomous anti-prison event in Brighton.

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The Obama opiate: Crisis deepens, crowds cheer

06-08-2009 08:18

Six months since taking the reins, the Barack Obama administration has met its primary objective. It has swiftly ramped up the murderous imperial agenda inherited from Bush-Cheney while the masses, pacified and deceived by the appeal of the Obama image, pay no attention to realities.

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Israeli general: Israel-Lebanon border could explode at any minute

05-08-2009 22:19

map of the Israeli bombardment during the July 2006 War on Lebanon
Speaking at the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit in July, Lebanese President Michel Suleiman slammed Israel’s daily violations of Lebanese territorial sovereignty.

President Suleiman asked for the full and unconditional implementation of the UN Security Council Resolution 1701, for the preservation of Lebanon’s "right to defend itself and liberate its land by all legitimate and available means”.

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Iran at the crossroads: Revolution or Bargaining?

05-08-2009 21:40

Street Protests in 7th weeks in Iran
The “family fight” between the so called reformists and hardliners is not our fight. People’s demands go beyond what the reformists who believe in the system can possibly deliver. The masses have shown that “the game of powerful” is not their game. If the middle classes succeed in bringing the working classes to it side and turn on the engine of the revolution and only then all these political flirting will go to its rightful place; the trash can of history. This is what happened during the 1979 revolution and will inevitably happen again in a “revolutionary situation”.

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MFAH destroy Novartis CEO's hunting lodge, ALF paint subsidiary

05-08-2009 20:30

August 5, 2009 - Austria

August 4, 2009 - UK

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Government Plans to Stop Paying Disability Benefits!

05-08-2009 16:26

No More Benefits Cuts Campaign
A government green paper has revealed plans to stop paying disability benefits and hand the cash over to social services instead.

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Coup regime in Honduras seeks to close media that report it’s activities

05-08-2009 14:56

"This morning’s televised threat by coup General Romeo Vásquez Velásquez to “go after them” – the leaders of the civil resistance to the coup – also included broadcasters and journalists.
Radio Globo, after its first shutdown at the hands of military soldiers, won a court order to reopen and has broadcasted constantly since June 29. If not for its news team and conductors and the thousands of calls they have received live on the air from Honduran citizens, the nationwide public would not know the real facts about what has been happening to their country."