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Update: EDO Decommissioners Get Charged With Conspiracy

17-02-2009 11:52

Yesterday in Brighton magistrate's court defendants in the EDO Decommissioners Case
had charges of Burglary dropped and replaced with Conspiracy To Cause Criminal Damage.

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A suspect police stunt

16-02-2009 01:18

The stunt, for it can only be described as such, of the police intercepting several vehicles on the M65 on their way to join the convoy, as a part of an operation under the much-abused anti-terror laws, was a clear and unprincipled attempt to discredit the convoy.

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Notts Students Die-In Protest Against Arms Trade

16-02-2009 00:28

On Wednesday 11th February, a group of students staged a die-in protest to highlight the University of Nottingham's extensive links with arms companies. This protest was held as part of a national day of action against the arms trade, called by Campaign Against the Arms Trade Universitys Network.

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February 11th 2009 - Eleventh of Every Month Until Justice - LONDON

15-02-2009 18:29

Outside the Institution of Engineering and Technology Annual Dinner
Pictures from London and the February 11th 'Eleventh of Every Month Until Justice' street action. Visit for more details on International Days of Truth Action and to see more pictures/reports from around the world.

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The Convention on Modern Liberty: 28th Feb 2009

14-02-2009 20:30


What are the threats?
What can be done about them?
Why should everyone care?

Get Involved. Help create our modern liberty. Saturday 28 February 2009

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RIP Beverly Eckert, 9/11 Widow

14-02-2009 16:57

Beverly Eckert
Today brings the sad news that Beverly Eckert died in the crash of Flight 3407 on her way to Buffalo for a weekend celebration of what would have been her late husband Sean Rooney's 58th birthday. She had planned to take part in a presentation at Canisius High School of a scholarship award that she established in Sean Rooney's honor. Among the family members surviving her was her sister, Sue Borque, who told the Buffalo News that while the family had not yet received official confirmation of her sister's fate, the reality was settling in. "We know she was on that plane," Bourque said, "and now she's with [Sean]." Her husband of 34 years, Sean Rooney had been killed in the South Tower of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11th, 2001.

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Israelis, in Crisis, Vote for a Government of War

14-02-2009 12:46

Dust of Tuesday's voting battle settled down and the battle of forming the next Israeli government has just begun. With Benjamin Netanyahu poised for premiership and Avigdor Lieberman, leader of a “racist and fascist” party (as condemned by Talia Sasson of the Merez party) very well positioned to be the king or queen maker of the next ruling coalition, the Palestinian people and the whole region will have to brace as from next March for an Israeli government of war.

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Madan Lal Dhingra Public Meeting

14-02-2009 01:26

2009 is the 100th martyrdom anniversary of Shaheed Madan Lal Dhingra, who sacrificed his life at a young age of 22 years in the Indian independence struggle. He was the first Indian revolutionary to be hanged in Britain. We've organised a public meeting to discuss the relevance, in today's world, of Madan Lal Dhingra's great scarifice. We cordially invite all anti-imperialists to the meeting commemorating Madan Lal Dhingra's revolutionary life.

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Torture, Rendition, Terror & Oil: A Primer on "Deep Politics"

13-02-2009 22:41

Why is the Obama administration hell-bent on continuing rendition, and covering-up torture? Why are Western states complicit in these illegal activities? How can the systematic perpetuation of such criminal practices under the rubric of the 'War on Terror' be conducted by the very states who claim to be the guardians of 'international law' and 'human rights'?

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Emergency Demonstration: Bring Binyam Back! 17 Feb:1pm US Embassy

13-02-2009 15:32

Please join the London Guantánamo Campaign and Brighton Against Guantánamo as we protest outside the US Embassy on Tuesday lunchtime calling on President Obama to deliver on his promises and his commitments to human rights and the rule of law by releasing Binyam Mohamed.

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Dialect - Bristol University academic prepares for Gaza convoy

13-02-2009 02:12

Dialect Radio is a Bristol (UK) internet broadcasting Co-operative run by volunteers. Our main activity is our weekly current affairs and arts magazine programme Dialect, which is recorded at our Queen's Square studios and posted for download every weekend. Want to volunteer? Volunteering Bristol, Royal Oak House, Royal Oak Avenue, Bristol. BS1 4GB Tel: 0117 989 7733. Listen on air: 93.2 FM (BCFM), Saturdays 7 or 8PM. Sundays 7 or 8AM

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Hiding Torture And Freeing Binyam Mohamed From Guantánamo

12-02-2009 17:58

Bring Binyam Home

This has been an extraordinary week for British resident, torture victim and Guantánamo prisoner Binyam Mohamed. Last Thursday, his lawyers’ ten-month campaign to secure the disclosure of documents in the possession of the British government, which apparently confirm details of his “extraordinary rendition” and torture, sparked a crisis when the High Court judges in his case, Lord Justice Thomas and Mr. Justice Lloyd Jones, bowed to pressure from the foreign secretary, David Miliband, not to make public a summary of the evidence because the US government had threatened to re-evaluate its intelligence sharing relationship with the UK, which “could inflict on the citizens of the United Kingdom a very considerable increase in the dangers they face at a time when a serious terrorist threat still pertains.”

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Obama's "War on Terror"

12-02-2009 12:25

The language is softened and deceptive. The strategy and tactics are not.
There are disturbing signs that business as usual is planned, more witch-hunt cases will follow, and "war on terror" efforts will persist for another four years. It's not change to believe in, in fact, none at all at a time the need is greater than ever.

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PUBLIC EVENT London Basque Solidarity Campaign

12-02-2009 06:18

London Basque Solidarity Campaign
Thursday 12th February 2009 (7:00pm) Oxford House
Projection The Spanish Inquisition
Speaker Saleh Mamon

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"The CIA has launched a vast spying operation in the UK"

11-02-2009 11:48

Some extracts from a article in The Telegraph, 7 Feb 2009, follow...

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Is this supposed to be an anti-terrorism strategy?

10-02-2009 18:22

How do we deal with terrorism guys? I know, let’s have an ad campaign in Pakistan highlighting successful British Pakistanis. That will really get the Taliban thinking twice! I’m assuming that’s how the conversation before they launched this:

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Vice President Biden signals continuation of US aggression

10-02-2009 12:22

At the centre of this weekend’s 45th Munich Security Conference was the speech given by the new US Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday. His speech had been keenly anticipated by the assembled audience of 300 leading politicians and state officials, including 13 heads of government and state and 50 ministers. They were eager to hear of the new content of US foreign policy under President Barack Obama and evinced a desire for the revival of transatlantic collaboration.

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Imperialism can't offer any solution to the global crisis

10-02-2009 00:41

Economic recession, not only threw Iceland into the throes of bankruptcy, political protests against the social crisis, now even toppled its government. Obviously, because of structural recession, elsewhere this type of economic collapse will continue . Will Ukraine be next? And finally, who?

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Convention on Modern Liberty in Manchester, 28th February

09-02-2009 23:28

Convention on Modern Liberty
Manchester will host a nationwide public on civil liberties at the end of February. The Convention on Modern Liberty in Manchester will be held at Manchester University Students' Union on Saturday 28th February from 9:45. The event is open to the public and free of charge.

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Victory to student in Rochester after show of solidarity with Gaza

09-02-2009 22:35

Students at the University of Rochester (UR) and their supporters from the community occupied a campus building February 6 in solidarity with the victims of Israel's siege of Gaza--and in a matter of half a day declared victory after winning important concessions from the administration.