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Afghanistan info night at LARC this Friday (27th)

24-07-2012 08:57

Blair's crusade against hoodies continues in Afghanistan to this day...
For those of you wanting something to do during the Olympics opening ceremony...

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Sex, Lies and Julian Assange

24-07-2012 07:16

Investigative journos at Aussie TV programme 'Four Corners' have been looking into the detail of Julian Assange's predicament and have put together this 50 min programme. Want to inform yourself about Julian's situation? This is a good place to start.

Watch it online or read the transcript (below).

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Media Lens: The Right Kind of Terror

23-07-2012 16:29

By David Cromwell and David Edwards

When is an act of terrorism not terrorism? When the victims are officially sanctioned state enemies. This was clear from the political and media response to the assassinations of senior ministers of the Syrian ‘regime’. Original article here.

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Solidarity in London, Wrexham, Brisbane as Bradley Manning is back in court in US

19-07-2012 07:31

Vigil outside US Embassy, London

Accused WikiLeaks whistleblower Bradley Manning has been back in court at Fort Meade, Maryland, US this week for another pretrial hearing. Solidarity action has been organised outside the court, elsewhere in the US including 'Fort Manning' occupation of the federal courthouse in LA and around the world including London, Wrexham and Brisbane. For some background and a summary of the current situation at court, see this interview with Nathan Fuller of the Bradley Manning Support Network and Kevin Gosztola's blog.

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Weapons Inspection Update - EDO Brighton

16-07-2012 15:35

Banner outside EDO despite police cordon
Turned out nice again - despite pre-demo smears from the local rag and assortment of Tory wankers - Smash EDO succeeded in shutting down the arms factory for the day and a blockade and lock-on is still in place at Home Park Rd.

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Obama Planning More War

14-07-2012 22:10

America's favorite pastime isn't baseball. It's war, permanent imperial wars that won't end in our lifetime Dick Cheney said earlier. America is addicted to war. One nation after another is ravaged and plundered. Unchallenged global dominance is sought. Who's next? Syria? Iran? Washington's long knives target both countries. On June 29, AP headlined "US, Russia fail to reach agreement on Syria, jeopardizing Annan plan to end crisis," saying: Before heading for Geneva, Hillary Clinton and Sergey Lavrov met in St. Petersburg. Differences between them weren't resolved.

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16 July: Free Bradley Manning; Protect Julian Assange. Vigils at two embassies

14-07-2012 19:26

US Embassy, Grosvenor Square at 3pm -4pm
Vigil for Bradley Manning

Ecuadorian Embassy, Knightsbridge from 4.30pm
Vigil for Julian Assange (ongoing daily vigil)

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Four events last Saturday, one next Monday for Bradley Manning & Julian Assange

12-07-2012 21:17

World Pride, London. Photo by
Last Saturday 7 July saw three solidarity events for Bradley Manning and Julian Assange, as well as the ongoing vigil at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.

Next Monday, Brad is back in court and there will be a vigil from 3pm at the US Embassy, Grosvenor Square, London.

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4th July: Report from Menwith Hill 'Independence FROM America' event

07-07-2012 08:12

Here's a written report about the annual 'Independence FROM America' demonstration at the Menwith Hill US military base in occupied North Yorkshire. More photos in this previous article.

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7 July: Join Queer Friends of Bradley Manning at World Pride event, London

06-07-2012 12:48

Queer Friends of Bradley Manning with banner at Pride London 2011
Queer Friends of Bradley Manning will have a presence at Saturday's World Pride event in London. Join them to show your solidarity with Bradley Manning, the gay US military intelligence analyst with Welsh roots and accused WikiLeaks whistleblower who has been detained without trial for over two years, tortured and denied his rights. Brad faces life in jail without parole if eventually convicted as charged. Exposing war crimes is not a crime!

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4 July at Menwith Hill: Independence FROM America Day. Photo report

05-07-2012 16:42

'Say No' CAAB banner outside Menwith Hill main gate

4th July saw the annual Independence FROM America demonstration at the US base at Menwith Hill in North Yorkshire, organised by CAAB: the Campaign for the Accountability of American Bases. We hear a lot about US occupations of other countries, but little about the military occupation of Britain by the US. The base at Menwith Hill, run by America's National Security Agency (NSA), is a very important intelligence gathering and surveillance base, occupied and controlled by the American military and their agencies. The base has the ability to listen in to all our phone calls and intercept emails, as well as several other concerning roles including US 'Missile Defense' (read 'Offense') and intelligence-led warfare.

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200,000 4 man coffins ordered for Olympics

04-07-2012 13:37

An undercover journalist has reported that 200,000 caskets that can hold 4 to 5 bodies have been ordered for the Olympics. He also reports that predator drones will be hovering over London and training has been given for a mass evacuation of the city.

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Insurrectionary action update (Global)

03-07-2012 13:48

[in no particular order, a few recent reports of anarchist attacks....] "Cell of Revolutionary Action for the Destruction of the State – Autonomous Cells for Immediate Revolution – Praxedis G. Guerrero" (CAR-PGG) responsibility claim for explosive packages to Greek embassy (Mexico) // railroad sabotage in Montreal by "Invisible Committee for the End of Their History" against capitalist conference (Canada) // direct actions during the No Border camp in Stockholm (Sweden) // "Anarchist Revolutionary Group Antifascist Action" claims responsibility for bombing radio station Diavlos in Rodopi (Greece) // claim for attack on Nea Dimokratia offices in Athens (Greece) // explosive attacks on police station in Santiago (Chile) // bombs on the construction site of a new prison in Marche (Belgium) // Van loaded with explosives driven into Microsoft’s Athens HQ (Greece) // Communique for sabotage of Duke Energy trucks, Bloomington (USA) // insurrectionary news from Munich (Germany) // solidarity with the insurrection in Montreal (Canada) from Atlanta (USA) // Police cars attacked, Denman Island (Canada) // words of solidarity with the Cleveland 5 anarchists stung by the FBI (USA) // COUNTER INFO SOURCES = 325, ActForFreedomNow, WarOnSociety

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Faslane Peace Camp and Trident Ploughshares Tresspass at Faslane Naval Base

02-07-2012 15:00

Seven activists from Faslane Peace Camp and Trident Ploughshares entered Faslane naval base this morning with four members of the group slipping past guards and reaching points up to 100 yards inside the base.

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Extradition film screening Cambridge

30-06-2012 14:23

Extradition film screening Cambridge

Sunday 8th July 2012
2 - 4pm

Cambridge Mosque
... CB1 2DZ

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EDO MBM and the 'Kill Chain'. R&D into New micro weapons for drones.

28-06-2012 22:50

15 May 2012. John Eaton, an EDO MBM Director and weapons system inventor gives a presentation to the National Defense Industrial Association in Washington about EDO MBM's current internal research and development work.

An abstract and PDF of a powerpoint presentation confirm EDO are at the heart of the global killer drone industry as developers of micro bomb racks for US parent company ITT Exelis.

ITT Exelis already supply the bomb racks for the MQ-9 Predator B/Reaper drone used by the CIA and US Special Forces to carry out extra-judicial assassinations. These attacks that have murdered hundreds of civilians in Afghanistan, Pakistan and elsewhere.

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Media Lens: Incinerating Assange - The Liberal Media Go To Work

27-06-2012 14:23

The persecution of Julian Assange through the eyes of Media Lens - 'correcting the distorted vision of the corporate media'.

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Faslane Peace Camp banner drop in Helensburgh

26-06-2012 23:07

Banner Drop
Peace Campers scaled the gasometer in Helensburgh to deliver a response to reports in the local media welcoming investment in Trident replacement.

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You Can Run But You Can't Hide - Droning On!

26-06-2012 18:58

Activists from Bristol Against the Arms Trade and Bath Stop The Drones claim a victory as Drone conference moved away from Bath.

Following a raucous protest in Bristol, and a packed out public meeting in Bath, the Clarion Events UAV conference had to be moved to deepest darkest Wiltshire.

The Defence Acadamy near Shrivenham is managed by Clanfield University and the MOD. Safely protected by barbed wire and a police presence the conference commenced whilst members of BAAT unfurled their banners and made, what has become a trade mark of theirs, lots of noise.

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Anti-war activist Ciaron O'Reilly interview on the Persecution of Julian Assange

26-06-2012 17:46

Steve Austin interviews Ciaron O'Reilly on the Persecution of Julian Assange