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Dutch activist Joke Kaviaar sentenced to four months in prison for incitement

22-01-2013 19:17

court hearing January 8th 2013
Today the bench chamber of the court in Haarlem ruled in the case of incitement by speech and word against Joke Kaviaar. The court rejected all of the defense pleas of her lawyer and sentenced Joke to four months in prison. This is less than the six months imprisonment the Public Prosecutor had asked for. Joke Kaviaar will appeal the conviction and announces that she will not let herself be silenced. She will continue to speak out against the Dutch migration policy.

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Uri Davies - Britain's Legacy in Palestine Conference 2013

22-01-2013 09:37

Uri Davies speaking at Britain's Legacy in Palestine Conference, 19.01.13
Uri Davies talks about 'Reversing the Political Zionist Interpretation of Britiain's Colonial Legacy in Palestine' at the Britain's Legacy in Palestine Conference held in London on 19th January 2013. A video of his presentation can be viewed here -

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Mali Algeria intervention, NATO's drive to control Africa

19-01-2013 20:24

Bristol Community FM’s weekly politics show. At five: discussing the big stories in Bristol, Britain and around the world. After six: straight talking and investigative reports with Martin Summers and Marina Morris. For all the shows back to Easter 2009 visit the Friday Drivetime archive page.

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I am worried for Babs Tucker

16-01-2013 19:00

Babs Tucker - Hunger Strike Day 21 - 366 Days Without Shelter

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You are seeing the rise of a new Fascist State here in the US

16-01-2013 09:32

You are seeing the rise of a new Fascist State here in the US

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Legal arms sales prop up gun-runners, say activists

15-01-2013 17:47

Britain cannot stop illegal gun-running until it ends its own dalliances with dictators, peace activists said today ahead of a BBC exposé of arms dealers.

Yorkshire gunshop owner Gary Hyde was jailed last year for his role in the illegal shipping of around 40,000 AK47s and millions of bullets from China to Nigeria in 2006 - on the eve of a tense general election.

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Judge rules on Bradley Manning Torture Hearing - declines to dismiss charges

12-01-2013 16:41

Judge Denise Lind. Illustration by Clark Stoeckley

Bradley Manning was back at Fort Meade, Maryland, US for another pretrial hearing this week and military Judge Denise Lind issued her ruling on the unlawful pretrial punishment motion. This part of the case was dealt with at a long hearing in November and December, during which Bradley Manning gave evidence in person. He spoke about the punitive conditions he was held under at Quantico marine brig in Virginia from July 2010 until April 2011. Many other witnesses testified, including numerous brig staff. The defence motion called for all charges to be dismissed or, failing that, for 10:1 sentencing credit for the time Brad was mistreated.

For more information, see this Indymedia feature on the torture hearing

Brad's court martial continues on 16 and 17 January with another hearing, this time a continuation of the defence motion calling for charges to be dismissed on the grounds of lack of speedy trial. By the time the case reaches trial, put back again to at least 3 June, Bradley Manning will have been held for over three years.

Join the solidarity vigil in London on Wednesday 16 January at 2pm at the US Embassy.

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Archive Material on Paris Assassinations

12-01-2013 11:53

This document covers the recent history of the cold war legacy death squads that have been named by the Kurdish comrades, and takes an attempt to identify the originating agency from the known facts about death squad capabilities in Europe. At this stage it seems remarkable that the Turkish state is speculating about minority infighting as the cause of the deaths in a very similar way as it has happened regarding the series of murders of Turkish immigrants into Europe which then turned out to be a death squad operation. These obviously political assassinations are not only an attack against the Kurdish people and their hopeful but against all struggles of emancipation and the past targets of these death squads whose memory is being defiled by fresh bloodshed of the same inferior motives.

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Three Kurdish Women activists were shot dead in Paris

11-01-2013 11:16

Atrocity of Turkey war machine
Atrocity of the Turkey's Terror War machine in Paris.

Kurdish activists said the killings were carried out by forces in the Turkish state itself who wanted to derail the talks.

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State Using ‘Secret Evidence’ To Try And Keep John Bowden Behind Bars

08-01-2013 20:51

For the past 30 years John Bowden has been at the forefront of the British prison struggle, and is by far our most prolific prisoner writer. Time and again, John’s articles have shone a searchlight into the State’s murky dungeons, exposing brutality and repression, and challenging the very nature of prison. For many years now, John has been held in jail because of his political views and his willingness to challenge injustice. That has never been clearer than now, as the State attempts to use ‘secret evidence’ to keep him behind bars.

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11 Years of Guantánamo: Where is the world?

06-01-2013 20:36

On Friday 11th January, the London Guantánamo Campaign invites you to join us in this part of the world to mark the 11th anniversary of the opening of the Guantánamo Bay prison camp. Falling just days before Barack Obama is inaugurated for his second presidential term, he has made it harder to close Guantánamo Bay by signing into law the National Defense Authorization Act 2013, imposing restrictions on the transfer of prisoners for another year. This year: take action and make a difference. With less than a week to go, there is still much you can do:

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8 Jan: Vigil for Bradley Manning at US Embassy London at start of another court hearing

03-01-2013 22:50

courtroom illustration by clark stoeckley

Bradley Manning is back in court at Fort Meade, Maryland, US from Tuesday 8 - Friday 11 January.

Vigil at the US Embassy in London 2pm Tuesday 8 January.

The entire soundtrack of the Collateral Murder video will be played.

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Buenos Aires: Candle Light March for Syria

31-12-2012 14:21

Candle Light March for Syria
Syrian Community in Argentina, Buenos Aires Hold Candle Light March in Support of Motherland ...... The Syrian community and students in Argentina held on Sunday a candle march outside the Syrian embassy in Buenos Aires in solidarity with motherland, Syria, expressing support to the Syrian leadership and national army.

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MI5 Betrayed Bomb Victims

27-12-2012 10:48

My experiences after being attacked by satanist David Myatt are that the Admiral Duncan,Brick Lane and Brixton nailbombings were an MI5 sponsored sting operation that went wrong.

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Kuchi Refugee Camp in the Shah's Back Yard

24-12-2012 01:26

Maya is currently with a peace delegation in Afghanistan and sent this report via the VCNVUK blog.

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First days in Kabul

24-12-2012 01:21

Beth from Oxford is currently with a peace delegation in Afghanistan and sent this report via the VCNVUK blog.

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From Cowley Road to Kabul

24-12-2012 01:16

Susan from Oxford is currently with a peace delegation in Afghanistan and wrote these reports and reflections while preparing for the trip..

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Abolish the Armed Forces

21-12-2012 13:27

I just created a new petition and I hope you can sign -- it's called: Abolish the Armed Forces

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free bradley manning graffiti

20-12-2012 21:03

solidarity graffiti in exeter

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Caged in the USA: Torture in America’s many prisons (report from London event)

13-12-2012 21:45

Below is an article, reprinted in full, reporting on an event in London, organized by the Cage Prisoners organization. One of the featured speakers was former US political prisoner Robert H. King of the Angola 3, who was released in 2001 after 29 years in solitary confinement. King's comrades Albert Woodfox and Herman Wallace remain behind bars and have now been in solitary for over 40 years