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Afghanistan: Why Australia should get out

25-03-2007 22:56

Immediate withdrawal of all foreign troops
Howard’s recent proposal to double the number of Australian troops in Afghanistan has been applauded by Rudd and the ALP. The notion that more occupying troops will bring stability to Afghanistan must be opposed. Immediate withdrawal of all foreign troops would be a genuine step towards stability. However, given the almost total destruction of homes, schools, hospitals, industry and other infrastructure since 1992, payment of large scale reparations is also necessary.

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A new Iraq?

25-03-2007 22:21

I found this following article very interesting, it concers one of the leading anti-Saddam Hussein writers of the late 80's and the 90's.

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DISARM DSEi public meeting

24-03-2007 14:30

Saturday 28th April 2007, 2pm
ULU (University of London Union), Malet Street, London WC1E 7HY

Come along and get involved in the campaign to shut down DSEi 2007.

It is likely there will be police photographers outside the meeting. You may wish to wear a scarf in this cold weather.

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The Madrid bombing trial: what has been revealed so far

24-03-2007 12:30

On the third anniversary of the Madrid train bombings that killed 191 people, the trial of those accused of planning and perpetrating the atrocity has become a focus for bitter political divisions within Spain.

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A tale of two cases in US “war on terror”: Jose Padilla and Chiquita Brands

24-03-2007 12:29

Two recent cases prosecuted by the US Justice Department involving charges of providing material aid to a foreign terrorist organization have led to startlingly different results for the defendants.

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Washington's Covert War inside Iran

24-03-2007 00:30

Much attention has been given to the Bush Administration’s preparations for possible war against Iran as well as its drive to impose sanctions. Meanwhile, a less noticed policy has been unfolding, one that may in time prove to have grave consequences for the region. There is a covert war underway in Iran, still in its infancy, but with disturbing signs of impending escalation.

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Afghans now rejecting NATO troops - for Taliban

23-03-2007 19:51

Senlis Council’s Norine MacDonald QC. said:
“The results from the survey are extremely alarming because they indicate that the international community is in serious trouble in Afghanistan .

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Bristol's Dialect Radio: National ID Database Special

22-03-2007 23:49

Our studios in Trinity Community Arts Centre
Latest podcast from Bristol internet radio news magazine show
ID cards special.

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Stop Voting - Stop Supporting Pseudo Democracies: Updated Repost

22-03-2007 23:09

Play a part in saving the world
Before there can be an irreversible transformation to a Level 4 Civilization it will be necessary for a critical mass of people on this planet to come to the full realisation that the way we live now is not the way we are meant to live. Further, the way we live now cannot continue for much longer without destroying, for all time, any pretensions that the human race may have about being the highest life form that has ever existed; a superior and unimpeachable species with both might and right on its side. This section is about helping others to see the fatal flaws in the old, 'Level 3' way of living, and how they personally can play a part in saving the world.

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Empire as a Way of Life, Part 3

22-03-2007 21:24


The current imperial slaughter in the Middle East, justified by the "Global War on Terror", that has resulted in at least 600,000 deaths in Iraq, is nothing new — the U.S. Empire has a long and sordid history of genocidal mass murder.

The history of the US imperialism and Empire is the subject of a series of ten monthly seminars from Dr John Marciano, "Empire as a Way of Life". Attached is a recording of the third of these seminars and the text upon which it was based. The first 6 of these seminars have taken place and the intention is to have the whole series published on this site; the last 4 will take place between now and June.

This seminar, recorded on 21th November 2006 by the L.A. Sound Posse, runs for 36 minutes and includes the discussion following. It has been made available under a Creative Commons license. If this recording is broadcast please let the L.A. Sound Posse know. This recording was originally made available on the A-Infos Radio Project site.

The following text has been reproduced here with the kind permission of Dr John Marciano and he can be contacted at He introduced this series of seminars in the following way:

A fundamental purpose of our meetings is to understand the systemic nature of the U.S. Empire and the economic and military imperialism that is its lifeblood. The historian William Appleman Williams argues that empire became "a way of life" in the U.S., a "combination of patterns of thought and action that, as it becomes habitual and institutionalized, defines the thrust and character of a culture and society." This "way of life" has convinced many U.S. "Americans" they have a right or "manifest destiny" to impose their political and economic policies upon others.

Dr John Marciano is Professor Emeritus, State University of New York at Cortland, where he taught courses on social and historical foundations of education and class, gender and race.

Previous parts of this series:

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Warmongers hang out in Washington DC: Helen Clark visits the US

22-03-2007 13:25

Helen Clark visits the US
As the fifth year of the occupation of Iraq approaches, the United States is busily re-evaluating its military strategy there and elsewhere. On the eve of Helen Clark's visit to the US, will the Labour Government take the opportunity to re-evaluate New Zealand's military relationship with the Bush administration?

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War criminals need time, not a timetable: Community

22-03-2007 02:03

No Remorse!
Not only has Labor left the Iraqi's in the lurch by being complicit in the illegal and degrading act of aggression killing over 655,000 people in a holocaust but now they say, after the fact, that they won't leave the Iraqi's in the lurch. So why have we been left in the lurch?

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Over 100 nations support South Africa’s call for a “time out” on new UN sanction

22-03-2007 00:21

Campaigners claimed today that South Africa’s backing for a 90-day time out before any further sanctions against Iran are considered, has the support of over 100 nations. The idea for a time out, first proposed by Mohammed ElBradei, the Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, would be supported by all the 56 signatory nations of the Baku Declaration as well as a majority of the 118 nations of the Non-Aligned movement, according to academics in London and Washington.

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Australia: Scapegoats 'not getting fair go'

21-03-2007 21:27

Akin to pressure or punishment
Among a litany of concerns about the scapegoats' conditions, the court heard the men are locked in their cells for 18 hours a day, have little time with their families and are denied basic medical treatment.

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Birmingham protests 4 years ago against the invasion of Iraq

21-03-2007 10:08

This week marks the fourth anniversary of the illegal invasion of Iraq. It also signaled the beginning of a tide of civil disobedience that swept across the country. The following pictures show some of what happened on that day on Birmingham University's campus.

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Australia: Gov't terrorism scapegoats apply for trial delay

20-03-2007 23:45

Not Becoming A Terror Suspect
Corrections Victoria has said praying in a group is a public safety risk and contact visits are only allowed in high security prisons in exceptional circumstances.

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Taking Aim: The Fake Confession of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed

20-03-2007 21:26

One hour radio show from Ralph Schoenman and Mya Shone titled: A Study in Disinformation: The Fake Confession of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.

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First Pre-Emptive Peace Strike - Don't Attack Iran

20-03-2007 20:12

A report on the first pre-emptive peace strike asking the government not to attack Iran that took place in Parliament Square today.

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pleasure of the president

20-03-2007 19:19

US Attorneys don't serve "the pleasure of the president", they
serve freedom lovers dedicated to defending America from
willful criminality. But, americans are too stupidly weak to
demand Coast to Coast hosts allow open communications on
America's highest of concerns. Bushite america would rather,
in silence, thieve from God as our Humanity, than serve the
protections of Justice as ourselves.

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M19: BearingPoint noise demo

20-03-2007 17:00

banners were displayed across the office entrance
Yesterday, to mark the fourth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, a surprise noise demo was held outside the London offices of BearingPoint, the consultancy company chosen by USAID to draft Iraq's new oil law.