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Haití Can Awaken from the Dark Night of the Boar

26-01-2010 17:18

Haití Can Awaken from the Dark Night of the Boar

by Amanda Huerta

"In 1986, Duvalier Jr. was toppled by a popular uprising, that watched the continuance of the dictatorship for two more years until in 1988 Leslie Manigat was elected to the presidency of the Republic, a noble government that was toppled by General Henri Namphy who was replaced that same September by General Prosper Avril. Avril, in power until 1990, had to contend with new revolts. His resignation opened the path to elections under international control and an apparent normalization of political life.

Jean-Bertrand Aristide, a Catholic priest who had advocated for the poor, obtained a brilliant victory in December of 1990. Coups d’etat, forced exile and return to power were all part of the first Aristide term, who was succeeded by René Preval. Aristide returned to power democratically, and in 2004 a coup d’etat organized and covered by the US obligated him to resign.

In this brief summary of the history of Haiti I omitted “small details” like the economic embargos, assassinations, persecutions, etcetera. Since 2004 the Haitian people have lived, anew, under old and new military occupations at the hands of the US, a country that to this day remains in military control with the collaboration (by omission or commission) of the UN and allied countries.

This same North American occupation force is that which today controls the airport, impeding and/or delaying the arrival of aid for Haiti, as has been denounced by the government of France and an infinity of journalists and reporters in Port au Prince."

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The crisis in Venezuela: understanding the causes, assigning blame and ...

25-01-2010 23:03

* The public pronouncement from the Editorial Collective of El Libertario in mid-January 2010 on the current situation in Venezuela.

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Mad World presents 'Insight in Mind'

25-01-2010 20:01

Poster for February Mad World event
Radical mental health discussion group, It's a Mad World, will be showing Insight in Mind, a film about mania and depression, next Tuesday (2nd Feb), 7pm @ the Art Organisation.

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The EDL Issue Terror Threats To Taxi Drivers

25-01-2010 16:42

Stooping to new fascist lows, the police and private hire companies have revealed how the paramilitary masked neo nazi thugs of the EDL issued racist death threats to taxi drivers throughout the Stoke district on the day of the EDL meeting, copying tactics used by loyalist paramilitaries in Belfast during the troubles, when Catholic taxi drivers were murdered by loyalist gangs for their religion.

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Sanctuary for the Adda Family

25-01-2010 16:12

Sanctuary for the Adda Family
Selina Adda a national of Ghana and her two children aged five and nine years, residents of Nottingham for the last five years; are currently detained in Yarl's Wood IRC and due to be forcibly removed from the UK on Wednesday 27th January 2010 @ 14:50 on British Airways flight BA0081 to Accra.

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OFT "puerile and childish" ,not Ryanair

24-01-2010 22:21

The OFT is "puerile and childish" in comparison with the german VZBV, who took ryanair to court last year and banned ryanair from extra charges on creditcards.

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Protocol Temp Agency Implements Overt System of Age Discrimination

24-01-2010 17:31

Protocol is a temp Agency used up and down the county by public sector employers to provide temp staff- primarily to avoid staff accruing pension rights- it is therefore especially insidious that they are allowed to discriminate on the basis of age.

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PMOI vigil for Political Prisoners. London - pictures.

24-01-2010 15:43

Outside the Iraq Enquiry building at Queen Elizabeth Conference Centre in London, PMOI (Peoples Mojahedin Organisation of Iran) gather to hold a vigil inside Westminster Abbey for political prisoners currently held by the mollah regime in Iran and who are scheduled to be executed.

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The Anarchist / Indymedia reaction to the EDL is not working

24-01-2010 11:41

The Anarchist / Indymedia reaction to the EDL is not working

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Report & Pics: Life's too short to be controlled! demo

23-01-2010 23:23

Demo marching towards Picadilly Circus
Today's 'Life's Too Short to be controlled' demo that was called by London No Borders attracted over 150 people that gathered at St.Pancras international terminal from 2pm. Whilst people were arriving banners were being unfurled, speeches were given over the mobile sound system, and bandanas specially made for the demo that read 'cctv operating at all times - life's too short to be controlled' and 'Smile you are on cctv - london no borders' were given out to the crowd.

Report and Pics in IMC-London:

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Hardcore Nazis of the EDL

23-01-2010 20:33

The "peace-loving, tree-hugging non-violent non-Nazis" of the EDL (as they would have us believe) poured into Stoke today intent upon chanting racist slogans, making Nazi salutes and wreaking havoc upon another British town centre.

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Call for EU pressure over Serbian human rights

23-01-2010 15:22

The continued incarceration of the Belgrade Six and fears over Serbia's willingness to maintain the human rights of its citizens has prompted mutterings both inside and outside the country - particularly as the process for country's EU membership application speeds up.

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Beyond Democracy?

23-01-2010 13:36

Why we should be mobilising against the elections

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The trial of the Greek Cop who shot a teenager and BBC Lies

22-01-2010 22:46

The trial of the Greek Cop who shot dead a 15-year-old boy in Athens has now started. The BBC has attempted to report on it, but the article is a disgrace, full of lies and inaccuracies. Read the actual facts here, in short, as found on Athens Indymedia (in Greek) and as reported from comrades who are there and are witnessing what is happening.

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Haiti 2010: An Unwelcome Katrina Redux

21-01-2010 22:38

Cynthia McKinney
The United States, having stolen so much from Haiti, now dictates what and when foreign aid will reach the Haitian people. Haitians know that their independence is their greatest treasure. “Haitians know, too, that the United States has installed its political proxies and even its own soldiers onto Haitian soil when the U.S. felt it was necessary.”

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Where is "Stop The War"?

21-01-2010 21:02

Well, to begin with, they didn't "Stop the War" and there is a lot to be said for the case that in the 6-going-on-7 years since their role has been to "play mother" to the continuing dissent, dissipating the anger until it reduces to a background noise like a chained-up dog outside a kennel at the foot of the garden.

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What would our alternative society look like?

21-01-2010 14:13

Attached is a recording of a meeting held on 19th January 2010 in Sheffield titled, "What would our alternative society look like?"

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India: State and Corporates Hand in Glove -PUBLIC MEETING

21-01-2010 10:11

Please join for an evening of presentations and discussions on some of the prominent struggles against the State-Corporate nexus in India

Tuesday 26 January 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Room G2, SOAS, London

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Human Rights Watch / World Report 2010 / Events 2009

21-01-2010 08:11

Taking Back the Initiative from the Human Rights Spoilers

The 20th annual World Report summarizes human rights conditions in 80 countries and territories worldwide. It reflects extensive investigative work undertaken in 2009 by Human Rights Watch staff, usually in close partnership with human rights activists in the country in question.