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The Militarisation of Education in South Wales

24-04-2008 09:55

Assemble 1.30 pm, City Hall, Cardiff. Saturday 26 April

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habeus corpus - round 2 - challenging bail, prison license, docks and bollocks

23-04-2008 18:57

Justice Owen ordered an answer be given as to why Babs was in Holloway and you guys called your mate, the Governor, down at Holloway to release Babs, then you decided that there was nothing to talk about as Babs was released?


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Stop the UK Military Academy - March in Cardiff!

23-04-2008 14:57

Assemble 1.30 pm, Cathays Park
(opposite Museum/City Hall, Cardiff
Saturday 26 April

Activists from the RAYTHEON 9 will be speaking at the end of the march

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British government lied about 2007 Persian Gulf naval incident

22-04-2008 15:38

Secret Ministry of Defence documents released to the Times newspaper reveal that the British government lied about the circumstances surrounding the capture of 15 sailors and marines from HMS Cornwall in the Persian Gulf by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards (IRG) in March 2007.

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March Against St Athan Military Academy, April 26

21-04-2008 10:17

On Saturday 26 April (1.30pm) people from all over the UK will be coming to Cardiff for the first national UK march against the proposed military academy at St Athan - a huge PFI project involving, among others, arms manufacturers Raytheon: if we do not act now, our taxes will fund their profits and the preparation of future Iraqs.

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Latest American I/Op: An army of media military 'analysts' recruited by Pentagon

20-04-2008 23:12

An investigation by the New York Times has revealed "a Pentagon information apparatus" which uses military 'analysts' in a campaign to generate favourable news coverage of the Bush administration's wars on terrorism and Iraq. The front page feature by David Barstow comes after the paper successfully sued the Defense Department, under the Freedom of Information Act, to gain access to 8,000 pages of e-mail messages, transcripts and records describing years of private briefings, trips to Iraq and Guantánamo and an extensive Pentagon talking points operation.

"Internal Pentagon documents repeatedly refer to the military analysts as 'message force multipliers' or 'surrogates' who could be counted on to deliver administration 'themes and messages' to millions of Americans 'in the form of their own opinions'."

The full 11-page report | Video: How the Pentagon spread its message | Excerpts from selected documents

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US "war on terrorism" trophy prisoner: Dr. Sami Al-Arian's ordeal continues

20-04-2008 22:11

Since his acquittal in December 2005, Professor Sami Al-Arian has remained in prison. Following the trial, the government indicated its intention to retry him on the remaining charges, which is unprecedented given the jury's overwhelming rejection of the case.

Dr. Al-Arian is greatly weakened after 46 days without food, his situation is grave, prison authorities are hostile and dismissive, and the Department of Justice may be trying to kill him.

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Police presence in Bristol starts to fall in days after controlled explosion

20-04-2008 18:46

The police presence in Bristol has started to fall. This comes in the days after a controlled explosion and the arrest of a man under the terrorism act in the Westbury on Trym area of the city.

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The March to War: Syria Preparing for US-Israeli Attacks

20-04-2008 10:49

It is now 2008 and the spectre of war has remerged in the Middle East. Syrian President Basher Al-Assad revealed that his country is uneasy and prepared for the worst once again. Despite Tehran’s position that the U.S. would not dare launch a war against Iran, the Iranian military is on standby. The Lebanese military and Hezbollah have also been placed on alert.

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Terrorist conspiracy in Worthing

20-04-2008 08:40

TERRORISM, subterfuge and conspiracy are the subject of a talk being given in Worthing on Thursday night (April 24).

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Unfair Media Bias Against China, with coverage of chinese protesters on 19/04/08

19-04-2008 22:10

It's time to publish what the media won't, the other side of the story.

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Peer-reviewed paper on the structural failure of the 3 skyscrapers on 9/11

19-04-2008 21:41

One rebuff that has been used by many people who oppose the theory that the twin towers and the 47 story World Trade Centre 7 might not have collapsed due to the impact of the two jets and the subsequent fires is that nothing challenging the official story has been published in a peer reviewed journal, for example Noam Chomsky has said:

I am not persuaded by the assumption that much documentation and other evidence has been uncovered. To determine that, we'd have to investigate the alleged evidence. Take, say, the physical evidence. There are ways to assess that: submit it to specialists -- of whom there are thousands -- who have the requisite background in civil-mechanical engineering, materials science, building construction, etc., for review and analysis; and one cannot gain the required knowledge by surfing the internet. In fact, that's been done, by the professional association of civil engineers. Or, take the course pursued by anyone who thinks they have made a genuine discovery: submit it to a serious journal for peer review and publication. To my knowledge, there isn't a single submission.

And of course this point has has also been raised on Indymedia before and now there has finally has been a paper published in a peer-reviewed journal, The Open Civil Engineering Journal, 2008, 2, 35-40, a PDF of the article is attached and a text version follows.

See also the World Trade Centre Building 7 section of the 2006 Sheffield Indymedia feature on 11th September 2001 and the interview with Architect Richard Gage and Professor Steven Jones conducted by Chris Burnett, one of the founders of Indymedia in February 2008.

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Petreaus & Crocker, Obama & Clinton: No Matter Who Wins, the War Goes On

19-04-2008 11:09

Both Clinton and Obama get big aplause from Democratic audiences pledging to withdraw combat troops from Iraq. But do either of them intend to end the unjust, illegal and genocidal war in which more than a million have perished? The questions Obama and Clinton asked, and failed to ask of Crocker and Petreaus, America's civilian and military satraps in Iraq, as well as the published statements of their advisors illuminate their actual intention --- to continue the war and occupation under a Democratic administration in 2009.

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Brighton Council Release On The Verge Censorship Papers

18-04-2008 20:50

internal BHCC email 18/3 explaining events (redacted)
Under the Freedom of Information Act Brighton and Hove Council have released a handful of documents related pulling of Smash EDO anti-arms trade campaign film On the Verge on March 17 2008

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The film police tried to ban in Wales

18-04-2008 17:56

On the Verge is a film about Smash EDO, an anti arms/anti war campaign from Brighton. For the last four years Smash EDO has used a variety of tactics including direct action to try and shut down an arms factory that was proud to supply weapons used against the people of Iraq, Palestine, Somalia.......The campaign is no stranger to dirty police tactics as it fought and won an injunction in the High court costing the company 1 million pounds!

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Extraordinary Rendition - ER, what does it mean to you?

18-04-2008 10:54

The folllowing is the new information leaflet produced by the London Guantánamo Campaign about Extraordinary Rendition, as part of our new campaign on extraordinary rendition - please distribute widely.

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Criminal Architecture

18-04-2008 10:36

Contemporary security architecture versus classical security architecture.

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Privatising War: NATO contractor rearms Taleban

18-04-2008 10:17

AFP reports a "private helicopter company" hired by NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) has dropped ammunition , food and water into a Taleban held area in southern Afghanistan.

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Solidarity with Iraq’s orphans

18-04-2008 00:10

Only silence has echoed through the corridors of power in Great Britain, in relation to the news that 4.5 million child orphans now exist in Iraq, according to the Iraqi Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

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Free Mumia now! All out this Saturday!

17-04-2008 20:17

Free Mumia now!

Mumia Abu-Jamal
is innocent!

Abolish the racist
death penalty!

Saturday 19 April
1pm, US Embassy,
Grosvenor Square, London W1A
(Nearest Tube: Bond Street)

The latest PDF leaflet with new endorsers is attached; contact the PDC for more information and to help build the demonstration, speak and to endorse the protest. 020 7281 5504