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Report calls for “infiltration” of 9/11 sites

29-08-2010 20:30

A new report released by a think tank called Demos warns of the hazardous effects of conspiracy theories on society and recommends strategies for governments to mitigate these effects, including the infiltration of websites.

The report, called The Power of Unreason: Conspiracy Theories, Extremism and Counterterrorism, says "most notoriously and influentially, the ‘9/11 truth movement’ has questioned the official accounts of 9/11 and has become a large and growing political force."

The report notes that the 9/11 truth movement is "peaceful", but makes no distinction between the legitimate questioning of the official account of 9/11 and any number of unrelated, and often racist, conspiracy theories.

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Catholic Church, UK govt in bomb cover-up: report. PROTEST THE POPE

28-08-2010 23:43

(Reuters) - The UK government, the police and the Catholic Church colluded to protect a priest suspected of involvement in a 1972 bombing in Northern Ireland that killed 9 people, a report said on Tuesday.

Just one more of the thousand reasons to fully support the PROTEST THE POPE demonstrations.

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A week of Hell for Shell

28-08-2010 17:49

Dawn Raid on the drilling rigs begins
A week of actions surrounding BEAT THE BOREHOLES campaign in Co. Mayo Ireland.

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Season for change in Britain? Citizen-led democracy

28-08-2010 11:31

More citizen-led democracy (the original rule-by-the-people) could become an important tool-kit for positive social and environmental change.

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Stop the racists of the English Nationalist Alliance MFE & EDL Monday 30th Aug

28-08-2010 03:16

The racists and Islamophobes of the interconnected groups the English Nationalist Alliance, March for England and English Defence League will be holding a hate rally in Brighton over the bank holiday. They have claimed that they are "marching against Palestinian militants of Brighton" and their supporters, "extreme socialist students and anarchists". They will be meeting at 12.30 noon 30th August.

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Dear friends of justice

27-08-2010 18:40

"Iraq and Afghanistan are U.S. imperial wars. Imperialism means simply invading other people’s homelands and killing them in order to secure something that our rulers want. This is how they are “removed,” or otherwise encouraged to get the hell out of the way. This is the “mission” of the troops. Forget “Democracy,” liberation, “nation building,” bravery, heroes, anything you hear from the talking head “experts” you may have heard on some NPR talk show, or any other pretty words on the subject."

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Norway Divests from Leviev Companies Due to Israeli Settlement Construction

27-08-2010 09:18

August 23, New York, NY – In a major victory for the international movement for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel, the Norwegian government announced today that it has divested from Lev Leviev’s company Africa Israel Investments and its construction subsidiary Danya Cebus due to their construction of Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. The move followed a campaign of more than a year by affected Palestinian villages of Bil’in and Jayyous and by Norwegian, Palestinian, Israeli, and international activist groups, including Adalah-NY, calling on the Norwegian government to divest from Africa Israel.

The companies of Israeli billionaire Lev Leviev have been the target of a boycott campaign that led UNICEF and Oxfam to renounce donations from Leviev, the British government to sever business ties with Leviev, celebrities to seek distance from him, and divestment by other major investment firms.

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The United States Federal Government and Property Value Manipulation

27-08-2010 06:45

President Obama said; “Failure is not an option”. I agree, failure is not an option, failure is a given.

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Al Quds Day - Is it for you?

27-08-2010 00:19

FIGURE 1: Placards from 2009 Al-Quds Day
There has been a lot of disinformation about Al-Quds Day in recent years with Zionists trying their best to discourage people from attending. Here we try and cut through the hasbra so that you can be better informed in deciding if its an event you wish to support.

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JB SPRAY SQUAT, Nottingham, resistance is still strong,

26-08-2010 11:32

As most 'activists' in the squatting community will confirm, the legal wrangling of bailiffs turning up and people being evicted from a site usually run along the same lines...The bailiffs turn up, with some lock smith looking (usually) blokes with tools and then get in any available entrance to get people out...Anarchist Zones are not so easy to get rid of though, as the following article on the current resistance at JB SPRAY SQUAT will show...(apologies for the shoddy google translations, but hey, im trying to show solidarity, not perfect language skills)

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No Voluntary Deportations, Not Now, Not Never

25-08-2010 13:23

Mother and Children required to deport themselves

Mildred Okpara and her two young children and baby are still in their Sheffield accommodation. They have received a letter from UKBA to report to Heathrow airport on Thursday the 2nd September.

Kirklees Refugee Forum are supporting a campaign to keep the family in Sheffield and would like your presence (if possible) in Sheffield this Friday.

Join the protest outside the Home Office UK Border Agency

Keep the Okpara family safe in Sheffield!

Come and join us on the demonstration and bring as many people as possible. Please bring placards and banners

UK Border Agency
Vulcan House
Riverside entrance
6 Millsands
S3 8NU

Friday 27th August     12:30 to 1:30

For more information or if you want to help with the campaign contact:
Stop the Deportation of the Okpara
Family c/o Sheena 07792605138
or email

Kirklees Refugee Forum

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Welcome to Chile, country of jails and jailers.

25-08-2010 10:57

This past Saturday the 14th of August, in the cities of Santiago and Valparaíso, a coordinated action of police special task forces violently raided 3 squatted social centers and many private homes in 5 communes. The police intimidated people with weapons of war, broke windows and doors, and took many personal items with them from all of the houses.
14 people were detained without being informed of the reason for their detention for 3 hours.

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'Grow Heathrow' Eviction Threat

24-08-2010 19:30

Before and After...
The squatted community garden in Sipson, Heathrow, has been served a court summons for eviction, so now we need your help!

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Film: The Power of Community: 23 Sept 2010

24-08-2010 18:54

Cover picture
The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil

In the current global credit crisis Cuba is an inspiration ...

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24-08-2010 17:42

Shiva Nazar Ahari, an Iranian human rights activist and a political prisoner in Evin prison (Tehran) since December 20, 2009, is now facing the charge of Moharebeh (enmity against God), and she can be sentenced to death for it. Shiva’s trial date is set for September 4, 2010. We must act now to help and support her.

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Stop the deportation of 26 year old Raba Hamad to Iraq

24-08-2010 17:24

Stop the deportation of Raba Hamad to Iraq. It is likely he wil be killed if he is deported to Iraq. He is 16 years old, has no money and will not be able to cope or survive if deported. We have pasted the information from a facebook page made in support of Raba Hamad. See below for details.

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100 cities protest against ecxecution of Sakine

24-08-2010 16:51

Protests are taking place this coming saturday against the execution of Sakineh Ashtiani. Feel free to join the actions organised. Here are the ones listed so far... Protests are organised by mission free Iran and International Committee against Stoning

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Conservative Party Conference Direct Action Bloc - Organise, Disrupt, Resist!

24-08-2010 14:05

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As most of you know, the Tories are holding their Conservative Party Conference in October to meet with various heads of industry to define the future of our communities.

As usual our our interests are being decided by corporations such as RBS, BAES, A|D|S, G4S, ASDA / Wallmart, Tesco and the Tobacco Manufacturers Association to name but a few.

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Keep EDL out of Covent Garden! Boycott Ahava demo 28th August 2010.

24-08-2010 11:35

The racist, nazi, Islamophobic and Zionist English Defence League have joined in protests to defend an Israeli cosmetic company, Ahava, in Covent Garden in opposition to FREE Palestine campaigners protesting against Ahava who sell Dead Sea Skin Care products. The Israeli Ahava cosmetic company sell Dead Sea products taken from Palestinian territory. Stolen goods from stolen land.

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“Countdown to Zero” — or to War on Iran?

24-08-2010 07:00

Countdown to Zero is now playing in a theater near you, at least if you live in a very “blue state” or a “blue neighborhood,” for example, Cambridge, MA, my hometown, or San Francisco. The movie is aimed squarely at the antiwar, anti-nuclear pro-Obama audience, which dwells therein and is all too susceptible to the “humanitarian” streak of imperialism. It is a very shrewd propaganda flick, as Darwin Bond-Graham demonstrated in his superb review, a film which in fact helps to pry open a little bit further the door to a war on Iran.