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UK Terror War Newswire Archive

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Funeral of UN protestor : Harrow

05-03-2009 14:49

As the demand of the protestation remains totally ignored : Tamil civilians exceeding 250,000 starving to death amidst most inhumane bombings into the civilian concentration becoming a daily 'incident' with scores dead due to lack of even basic medical facilities ... the Swiss authorities have finally released the body Murugathasan Varnakulasingham to his family for funeral rites.

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Your Help Needed - Reveal Torture to Stop It

05-03-2009 00:00

On Tuesday 10 March the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights will discuss whether or not to hear Craig Murray's evidence on the UK government's policy of using intelligence from torture. They discussed whether to hear his evidence on 3 March but failed to reach a conclusion. Please take a few minutes to view his website and send an email supporting his crucial testimony on the use of torture.

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Ruminations on President Obama's Tenure Thus Far and “Acceptable Punditry”

04-03-2009 18:33

Cynthia McKinney
I have read and re-read President Obama's Joint Congressional Address. All of the "acceptable punditry" have spoken and given the President glowing reviews. And so, to them and the population that still believes in them, "All is right with the world." But for the rest of us, who refuse to swallow the pill that puts us into the Matrix, a good dose of reality is strongly called for.

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Police attack on Gaza convoy: Terrorising Solidarity

03-03-2009 20:53

On 13th February anti-terror powers were used to detain Burnley supporters of the Viva Palestina aid convoy enroute from Britain to Gaza. [1] Police also cordoned off two houses of British Asians during a search, thus portraying them as a threat. An Imam and his wife were subjected to strip searches in their own home.

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10 Steps to closing down a democracy - Step 1 : Facism

03-03-2009 06:13

Psychological Torture Tactics upon writers and artists freedom of expression raises questions about the level of racist tactics that are deliberately implemented to maintain a culture of fear.

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Iraqi Resistance Responds To Obama

03-03-2009 04:06

The Iraqi Resistance have released a comprehensive statement in response to US President Obama's recent announcement of troop withdrawals from Iraq.

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Students Seek to End York University Arms Trade Investments

03-03-2009 02:16

Over 150 students took part in a loud and vibrant protest across the University of York's campus on Friday of last week, demanding that the institution divest itself of shares in arms companies, specifically BAE systems and Rolls Royce. Carrying colourful placards and banging pots, pans and a dustbin, the group made their way to Heslington Hall to present a petition and demand an audience with officials.

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Sign for an independent commission into Bush’s War on Terror

03-03-2009 00:14

This week, the US Senate is taking its tentative first steps towards establishing an independent commission into Bush’s War on Terror -- an open investigation into torture, detention, wiretapping and illegal transfers to secret prisons across the globe. This is a major development, but as expected there are very nervous and powerful interests who want to bury it.

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March 17: Bush in Canada: "Pursue Him Till He Croaks!"

02-03-2009 09:22

This reaction to the news that Bush is visiting Canada, and without his diplomatic immunity, theoretically exposed to prosecution for war crimes, is a reaction likely shared by many the world over. Canada must try to hold him here. The world is watching...

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The Fox Guarding the Chicken Coop: Dennis Ross and Iran

01-03-2009 14:20

Dennis Ross
Whatever the reason for the postponement of Ross’s appointment and change of title, one thing is clear: the sly fox is now guarding the chicken coop. As Mel Levine said about Ross: “He’d be great for Israel.”

With the help of Richard Holbrooke, Stuart Levey and all the other “president’s Middle East men,” Dennis Ross might be able to finish the unfinished business of the neoconservatives, the containment of Iraq and Iran.

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Summer of Love '09

28-02-2009 22:44

You are invited to a peaceful revolution - bring flowers!

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Home Secretary ignores Court decision, kidnaps bailed men and imprisons them in Belmarsh

28-02-2009 18:33

The Home Secretary, Jacqui Smith, appears to have declared war on the government’s own secret terror court, overruling decisions made by judges in the Special Immigration Appeals Court (SIAC) yesterday, and — in what can only be described as an act of executive fiat — unilaterally revoking their bail, kidnapping them on their way home from the London courtroom (or in raids on their homes) and imprisoning them in Belmarsh high-security prison in south east London.

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Maqbool Butt Day

28-02-2009 10:52

Maqbool Butt
A public meeting commemorating martyrdom of Maqbool Bhat, a socialist Kashmiri freedom fighter and leader and screening of a short documentary, Che of Kashmir, based on his life and cause.

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Obama's Iraq "withdrawal" in a nutshell (by Latuff)

28-02-2009 09:45

Obama's Iraq "withdrawal
Copyleft artwork by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff.

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Act Now - Reclaim journalism re:Sri Lanka

27-02-2009 03:59

Vithyatharan, the latest casualty of the killing of journalism seems saved momentarily as the international attention is focussed on his violent abduction. The government and police seem to have produced him inside the system in a nondescript Colombo police station but for how long?
As the UK parliament is being forced to act due to the mounting pressures of UK Tamils and other activists its inertia due to recent 'War on Terror and Truth' needs a push from us all. Act Now.

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Andrew Beckett: Decommissioning the arms trade

24-02-2009 11:18

Comment is free

Decommissioning the arms trade

When government agencies cloak arms exports to Israel in secrecy, we have a moral and legal right to prevent their damage

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Turkey prepares to assume a more significant role in Afghanistan

23-02-2009 13:19

ISAF troops under NATO command, September 2008
Aiming to create an influence in the Middle East with its now-familiar identity as a “Muslim country” and after its latest stand in Davos, once again Turkey is preparing to use this influence in Afghanistan, in favour of the US. It is is expected to provide a wider and more critical support for the NATO's ISAF occupation forces.

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We are all extremists now

23-02-2009 11:28

For most of the past century, Britain's secret state bugged, blacklisted and spied on leftists, trade unionists and peace campaigners, as well as Irish republicans and anyone else regarded as a "subversive" threat to the established order.

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Binyam Mohamed’s Coming Home From Guantánamo, As Torture Allegations Mount

22-02-2009 19:37

The Washington Post broke the news on Friday that Binyam Mohamed, British resident, Guantánamo prisoner, victim of “extraordinary rendition” and torture, and the subject of high-profile court cases on both sides of the Atlantic, will be returning to the UK “early next week,” according to “a source involved in the process, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to speak on the subject.”

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George Bush Should Be Arrested In Calgary, Canada

22-02-2009 17:32

"While legal perils swirl around George W Bush's White House lawyers for their role in empowering torturers, Bush will cross an international border--possibly for the first time--as a free and private citizen." Bush should be arrested for war crimes, in Canada, March 17
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