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New interactive online map reveals the extent of police brutality during protest

04-12-2008 13:03

Sussex students arrested under anti-terrorism laws - Disabled student held in custody for 7 hours and denied access to doctor - Police set dogs on peaceful protesters

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Mumbai terror: U.S. scholars urge restraint as India angry

04-12-2008 07:53

Dawood Ebrahim.
There appears to be a stalemate on India's demand to extradite nearly 20 terrorists it believes are responsible for attacks on India from time to time. Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari says these people will be tried in Pakistan, if India provides enough evidence.

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Vigilant Shield 09: A Cover for Illegal Domestic Operations?

03-12-2008 18:55

Launched by President Bush in 2002 in the aftermath of the September 11,
2001 terrorist attacks, NORTHCOM has been mired in controversy since its
creation. Among its more dubious accomplishments were illegal domestic
spying operations in conjunction with the Pentagon's shadowy Counter
Intelligence Field Activity unit (CIFA) that targeted antiwar activists.

Despite CIFA's shut-down and the alleged dismantling of its TALON
database (now incorporated into the FBI's Guardian Threat Tracking
System), SourceWatch revealed that "in accordance with intelligence
oversight requirements, the DoD will maintain a record copy of the collected
data." One can't help but wonder whether that "record copy" of TALON
somehow migrated into a NORTHCOM database.

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What Are You Doing About It? 7 Years of Guantánamo

03-12-2008 17:35

The LGC is currently putting together its actions for January 2009 to mark the seventh anniversary of Guantánamo Bay opening up. It’s a real shame that it has come to this: that seven years later, Guantánamo Bay and other secret, illegal jails where people are held arbitrarily (imagine being locked up in a dark, narrow box for years on end with no end in sight…) and subjected to horrific psychological and physical torture are still up and running. What does it say about the state of the world and humanity in our day and our age? As the world moves towards celebrating sixty years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on 10 December this year, will they be celebrating at Guantánamo Bay, Bagram, Abu Ghraib and elsewhere?

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Who said the police never lie? Lakenheath 8 trial update.

03-12-2008 00:39

On Monday 1st December 10 am, the Lakenheath 8 began their trial on charges of SOCPA 128 and Criminal Damage.
Wreaths were laid at the door of Ipswich crown court in remembrance of Margaret Moss, one of the defendants who died in 2007, and for all the victims of cluster munitions.
After a late start due to an unforeseen ‘Irene’ incident the trial started at 1.30pm.

First into the witness box for the prosecution was Mrs.'I know nothing' Rice, deputy director of Air Staff, responsible for all policy matters relating to United States visiting forces. She has held this position in London for 18 years.

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Welcome to the Zanu-Labour Police State

02-12-2008 16:04

Should not all border entry points, now manned by uniformed guards, not display an official welcoming sign: Welcome to the Zanu-Labour Police State?

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Dear Barrie - about that SOCPA bollox...

02-12-2008 11:37

Nov 20. 2008 - Southwark Crown Court - appeal as retrial on basis of rights to a fair trial denied at Westminster Maggots Courts... found guilty "no real crime committed" absolute discharge, fines quoshed, court fees quoshed... and westminster are still trying to drag me back for two more old socpa charges from 2006... yes that's right 2006.

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Monthly vigil outside US Embassy: In Solidarity with Gary McKinnon

01-12-2008 22:52

This month's LGC vigil outside the US Embassy will be an extended two-hour long action in solidarity with the family and friends of Gary McKinnon and others facing extradition to the US under the unfair terms of the Extradition Act 2003

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India's 9/11. Who was Behind the Mumbai Attacks?

01-12-2008 17:40

The Mumbai terror attacks were part of a carefully planned and coordinated
operation involving several teams of experienced and trained gunmen.

The operation has the fingerprints of a paramilitary-intelligence operation.
According to a Russian counter terrorist expert, the Mumbai terrorists "used
the same tactics that Chechen field militants employed in the Northern
Caucasus attacks where entire towns were terrorized, with homes and
hospitals seized".

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The struggle for academic freedom

30-11-2008 18:20

This article originally appeared in Ceasefire magazine, an independent political magazine at the University of Nottingham ( The article explores the role that the institution has played in commercialising education and in suppressing academic freedom.

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Mumbai attacks... keep watching...

28-11-2008 23:55

What scares me most about the Mumbai attacks is the following:

1. They are not over yet.
2. We don't know who did it.
3. At this level of sophistication I would expect the capacity for a "follow-on" in the near future. If the intent of the attack is to put the United States completely out of business it will have to do so quickly.
4. The United States still has enormous military power which might be viewed in some DoD circles now as "Use it or lose it." They too can see the writing on the Imperial wall.
5. The attackers have made no demands.
6. To even publicly breathe that it might be state-sponsored puts us (i.e. all mankind) a hair trigger away from nuclear conflict in any off our theaters tactically and on a MAD basis strategically.
7. The logistics and C3 (Command, Control and Communications) for this looks state-sponsored.
8. This is an absolutely brilliant and potentially fatal blow aimed precisely at the weakest spots we have mapped in "Crossing the Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil" and at "From The Wilderness".

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High crimes and breach of parliamentary privilege

28-11-2008 16:51

Yesterday Damian Green a senior opposition politician was arrested and held for nine hours.

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Mumbai carnage: world unity urged to punish culprits

28-11-2008 13:45

Jinnah's great grandson Ness Wadia with his wife actress Preity Zinta.
Pakistanis are openly acknowledging their country's rogue I.S.I. was responsible for the ayhem in Mumbia that left 120 people dead. The maverick Baluch ethnic group calls for world unity to defeat "the monster."

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Fitwatch response to Counter-Terrorism Act Receiving Royal Assent

28-11-2008 02:07

The Counter-Terrorism Act received Royal Assent on 26th November. This act makes it a criminal offence, punishable by up to ten years imprisonment, to publish or elicit information abotu police officers which could be useful to terrorists.

Here is Fitwatch's response

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China and the Congo Wars: AFRICOM. America's New Military Command

27-11-2008 22:56

Just weeks after President George W. Bush signed the Order creating a new US military command dedicated to Africa, AFRICOM, events on the mineral-rich continent have erupted which suggest a major agenda of the incoming Obama Presidency will be for the son of a black Kenyan to focus US resources, military and other, on dealing with the Republic of Congo, the oil-rich Gulf of Guinea, the oil-rich Darfur region of southern Sudan and increasingly the Somali ‘pirate threat’ to sea lanes in the Red Sea and Indian Ocean. The legitimate question is whether it is mere coincidence that Africa appears just at this time to become a new geopolitical ‘hot spot’ or whether it has a direct link to the formal creation of AFRICOM.

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Wanted -Court Support!

27-11-2008 13:35

Lakenheath 8
· The Lakenheath 8 will be in court from 10 am on 1-4th December for taking action to prevent war crimes back in 2006. The 8 were charged with SOCPA 128 and Criminal Damage. (Full details see The 8 would like support at the court. If you have not attended to help with court support before, here is a brief guide to how you can help and why it is important.

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Obama names corrupt old ex-EDO Corp CIA man as national security chief

27-11-2008 10:50

Dennis C. Blair to be the new Director of National Security in Obama administration

the more things 'change' the more they stay the same

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60 Years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

26-11-2008 16:30

Bruce Kent
Tuesday evening 25 November 2008 Amnesty International hosted an evening of talks, music and video clips in Holy Trinity Church top of the cobbled High Street in Guildford to mark 60 years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and to ask the pertinent question: How much has been achieved?

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Manchester Palestine Film Festival

23-11-2008 22:07

Details of film showings for the Manchester Palestinain Film Festival, November - December 2008