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Anachronistic Empire on Trial

30-07-2013 15:28

People of the world look at this kid: A contradiction between set and setting that could hardly be any starker. It is like tin soldiers of European absolutism painted into a 20th century street car for future generations to spot the anachronism, only the other way around: The grotesque garb is part of current militarist craze, and the look in its eyes is timeless horror. If you had been presented the photograph with the caption that this was the hostage serially raped by the enemy and now freed because a demand to kick out a corrupt corporation was finally met, there would have been no difficulty to believe it. But that result has been produced by the corrupt empire itself. It has abused one of its own just like it is used to abuse the rest of us. And since the entire travesty is taking place in the clothing of disgrace and detestation, the military uniform, it has made painstakingly obvious the sheer absurdity of the cognitive dissonance the imperialist apparatus is incorporating. Future pupils writing essays on the appropriateness of bombing a culture which wrecks its kids like this are being served a showcase dilemma.

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Egypt: A mandate to kill!

28-07-2013 16:43

The popular street mandate for the Egyptian military to prosecute a 'war against terror' opens up the path for further reactionary developments. The absence of a strong left in Egypt to counter this development is not something unique to the Arab World and the Arab Spring. It is a symptom of radical left weakness which is endemic throughout the world. A global crisis of the capitalist mode of production requires a global response which has yet to develop.

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Philippines - NDFP says UN report on use of child combatants by NPA ‘false, bias

25-07-2013 09:40

MANILA – The National Democratic Front of the Philippines’ Special Office for the Protection of Children slammed the report released by the United Nations Special Representative for Children in Armed Conflict (SRCAC) which alleges that the its armed wing the New People’s Army (NPA) has been using and recruiting children.

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When God Became the Terrorist: Traces Of The Authoritarian Nature of the Three

24-07-2013 21:36

A free e-book on political philosophy of law and government related to religion for today’s world—worthy to read and share. Note: There are several reasons why a new understanding of the psychological politics of the Judeo-Christian Bible is necessary for today’s politics. Here is one such book. It is time to face the reality of the authoritarian nature of the Old Testament and New Testament—that is the psychology of fear and terrorism.

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Dialogue No More

24-07-2013 14:34

It was a long and painful death, and deservedly so by own achievement. Having been assigned the task of writing the obituary by historical circumstance and current necessity, this must be said before everything else. The patient we are talking about is the "EU 3" negotiation program over the Persian reactors. On Monday of this week in the streets of Brussels, the bipartisan centrepiece of European-American relations burned itself. The click of the lighter could be heard all over Europe: The regime declaration of war against the Hisballah network. Insiders had been expecting something like this to happen since the program doused itself in petroleum with accordingly targeted police raids two months ago, and warning signs had been echoed even by Nigerian exiles in Britain. This is an analysis of what might have triggered the Brussels incident and an explanation of the difference it makes. It has not made a chain reaction starting with attacks against the Persian reactors more likely, in the same sense as leaving the umbrella at home does not make rain more likely. But it might have made more likely the demise of the atomic state, respectively the military-industrial complex.

The "EU 3" were a construct with no other foundation than its single purpose, the negotiations with Persia, which in reciprocation had assigned negotiators with no other purpose than maintaining the contact. Neither is there any formally declared special role of Germany, France and Britain - the self-appointed "nuclear troika" - in the European Union, nor in the United Nations, and neither is the coincidence of the proportional influence of these regimes in Europe nor the partial overlapping with Security Council membership sufficient legitimation to assume one. The only mandate the "EU 3" ever received was from the Americans, who had chosen it as their proxy to answer Persian calls for dialogue. And since the Persians are interested to talk to the Americans to remind them to remove their military from their region, they maintained the contact.

The negotiations were without results and nothing has helped to change that, not even the calendar association of the meetings with the full moon, which hit an ironic sense in older statements that there was "no daylight" between the approaches of the two blocs. In Persia one of the negotiators who confronted the European-American troika is to take the presidency, and the Persian approach to the United Nations framework for the administration of reactors consistently has been the same as the American one to the "Kyoto Protocol," which made it difficult for the European negotiators to complain with an American mandate. And the post-Kyoto diplomacy has already dug its own grave by delaying decisions for a decade. The escalation of reactor use that is projected during the time span and beyond would shrink the meltdown interval to half of its current value.

On the basis of probability and manufacturer data, the list of Harrisburg, Chernobyl, Fukushima will grow longer quicker and soon is very unlikely to remain unamended for an entire decade. Just recently e. g. the Delhi regime announced the first of a large number of projected reactors. The theory that the Kundankoolam decision was the trigger that killed the "EU 3" negotiations is supported by the fact that the Brussels raids against the oil corporations coincided with their public relations activities in India. These are reactors entirely outside of any United Nations framework, unlike in hitherto meltdowns, which makes it appear infantile and ridiculous to rattle the sabres over reactors which are at least as safe as the "Kyoto Protocol," and received that status not as a result of but as a precondition for the "EU 3" approach.

Since the Americans chose proliferation to India over diplomacy, nothing of the entire issue of ending the proliferation of radioactive threats which had to serve as legitimation for the empty theatrics of the "EU 3" has remained to back it. To make the farce complete, Japan deprecated its role in the United Nations reactor control structure by doing the same, which can only surprise if its failure to use this structure to receive compensation from the Americans is not already be seen as an indication of its lack of sanity. Not only was Fukushima a wet meltdown in comparison to the earlier dry ones, it also was the first reactor meltdown in which the country having produced the reactor and the country hosting it were not the same.

Apparently no one told any of these regimes that it would have been wiser to offer India a Security Council veto in exchange for the freeze and transfer of its existing reactor and arms load into the United Nations framework. Then Persia would have had to argue why 60 million Shia Muslims there need additional reactors while a multitude thereof in India do not, but so would the hitherto Security Council members, just like over conventional climate disruptions, and they would not have had the possibility to postpone one issue for predictable disruption by the other. Or, if that option had been considered with conscious awareness, greed was the defining condition that led to the current proliferation, against which the assumed intentions of Persia can only appear as a minor threat.

If the Americans and the Europeans are so greedy to push their reactors, such as Germany does in Brazil, they have - not only for everyone else but now even in their own eyes - lost all credibility to try to persuade someone else to scale back on it. The other explanation, an expectation to conquer the Pakistani nukes, might be even less favourable since it would be legitimising reciprocation from the Western neighbour. If the American intention had been to avoid talking its military aberrations in the region with Persia then it now pompously failed, just like their warmongering, their oil policy and just about everything else they did in the last hundred years.

The nature of this failure is illustrated in the case of the Persian exile writer in Europe who received a death verdict from Tehran. At the time it might even have justified the reciprocation against the projected executioners, which now - a generation later - occurs as a farce. But if that writer had received fissile story material from NSA or the like, to dress up an otherwise unmarketable slur in targeted mimicry, that would put what appeared as an assault on the freedom of arts into an entirely different light, namely that the alleged artwork is part of the actual assault and the alleged assault part of an actual liberation. The untimely hostility against the Hisballah network might be an indication that something like this is the case. All reactors are inherently bad, not only due to their radioactivity, they also are the last pretexts for criminal regimes to exist. In that respect the rulers of Persia are similar to their European and American, Japanese, Indian and other counterparts. And the "EU 3" deception now is on the ash heap of history.

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UG#654 - State Crimes Against Democracy (The Secret Government's War Of Terror)

19-07-2013 08:06

Most of the show is an interview with Lance deHaven-Smith, author of "Conspiracy Theory In America", who coined the term "State Crime Against Democracy" (SCAD) as a modern replacement of what used to be called a "high crime". Both speakers share an exasperation of the apparent credulousness of most of the US public, noting that November 22nd will mark a half century of emerging evidence about John F Kennedy's assassination, which the US government continues to maintain was the work of a 'lone nut'.

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Support for Bradley Manning in Wrexham. Support needed everywhere Sat 27 July.

11-07-2013 21:48

Some news from Bradley Manning's ongoing trial, expected to continue into August, a report and photos from yesterday in Wrexham, and a call-out for solidarity everywhere on Saturday 27 July, which has been called by the Bradley Manning Support Network as an International Day of Action.

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No Borders info night and social, 16th July

11-07-2013 14:56

Everybody is welcome to speak, and if you have particular skills, or experience on a particular subject, you are welcome to contribute. The aim is to inform, share knowledge and stimulate action!

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NSA, It's the end of your world as you knew it and I feel fine

11-07-2013 09:13

Catholic Workers from Giuseppe Conlon House London have been sustaining a solidarity vigil for Bradley Manning three times a week throughout his trial. We head to Camden Mon. Wed. Fri. 4-6pm. We have also included an Edward Snowden placard since the hunt for him has begun.

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Demo tomorrow outside Houses of Parliament #Syria #onstrikeforpeace

10-07-2013 20:56

Demo tomorrow outside Houses of Parliament.

Backbenchers debating right to vote should government decide to arm Syrian Rebels.

Bring a placard if possible.

Meet 12 noon by the Churchill Statue, Parliament Square.

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No to illegal arming of Syrian Rebels. Promote peace talks now! Demo tommorow.

10-07-2013 19:14

Photo:"Hands off" Syria and Iran! Demo outside Houses of Parliament UK, Wed 10th July'13

Tomorrow, UK government backbenchers debate the right to vote on any decision on arming Syrian Rebels.

Demo tomorrow 12 noon outside the Houses of Parliament, Parliament Square, Westminster SW1A OAA

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Newcastle/North East EDL page incites racial attacks and slurs

08-07-2013 17:41

Newcastle EDL poster suggests 'blowing up' mosques
A page used by the North East EDL has a track record of posting racially abusive posts.

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Audio: 4th July "Independence FROM America" protest at NSA Menwith Hill

05-07-2013 23:29

The 2013 annual 4th July "Independence FROM America" protest at NSA Menwith Hill organised by the Campaign for the Accountability of American Bases (CAAB) featured a reading of the The People's Declaration of Independence from America and poetry from Mirzan – the Poet and was addressed by Andy Worthington and Salma Yaqoob.

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Photos: 4th July "Independence FROM America" protest at NSA Menwith Hill

05-07-2013 09:03

Some photos from the annual Campaign for the Accountability of American Bases (CAAB) "Independence FROM America" protest at NSA Menwith Hill held on 4th July 2013.

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Julian Assange - "42 not out!" all to play for! Solidarity with Snowden & Manning

04-07-2013 16:05

This following report on the ongoing trial of Bradley Manning is instructive on what issues are at play.

VID (9 mins) [YouTube]

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EDO Director at secretive UK future weapons conference

30-06-2013 21:40

In April, John Eaton EDO MBM (Exelis) Director of Design, gave a presentation at a secretive weapons research conference on 'disruptive technologies' organised by the Royal Aeronautical Society.

John Eaton has previously attended confrences in the US to present research being carried out at EDO MBM in Brighton into miniature weapons systems used on unmanned drones.

The latest UK conference was restricted to UK nationals with classified security status.

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EDO MBM files accounts showing 2012 business losses

24-06-2013 19:55

Brighton arms firm EDO MBM Technology Ltd has filed 2012 accounts showing poor results for 2012, the year it was targetted by the Smash EDO Summer of Resistance campaign of direct action.

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Edward Snowden Charged Under the Espionage Act

23-06-2013 18:28

On June 21, Obama's Justice Department charged Snowden with espionage. It did so ruthlessly, irresponsibly and unconstitutionally. It wrongfully accused him of violating 1917 Espionage Act provisions. It was enacted during WW I. It's long ago outdated. It has no current relevance. It belongs in history's dustbin.

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Sat 22 June: Julian Assange to give anniversary speech at the Ecuadorian Embassy

20-06-2013 23:19

Julian Assange will speak to his supporters at the Ecuadorian Embassy in Knightsbridge, London at 2pm on Sat 22 June.

Marking one year since Ecuador gave refuge to Julian Assange.