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Audio from Dan Hind presentation at Indymedia Screening

11-07-2007 15:33


Audio from the presentation by author Dan Hind at the Indymedia screening in London on Tuesday 10th July, 2007.

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Shaker Aamer, A South London Man in Guantánamo: The Children Speak

11-07-2007 10:42

A report on a recent conference for Shaker Aamer, a Biritish resident imprisoned in Guantanamo. Includes details of his story, including previously unpublished information about his current hunger strike, a poem by one of his daughters, and a speech made on his behalf by one of Moazzam Begg's daughters.

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Neocons, theocons, Demcons, excons, and future cons

10-07-2007 17:59

Who do you think said this on June 20? a) Rudy Giuliani; b) Hillary Clinton; c) George Bush; d) Mitt Romney; or e) Barack Obama?

"The American military has done its job. Look what they accomplished. They got rid of Saddam Hussein. They gave the Iraqis a chance for free and fair elections. They gave the Iraqi government the chance to begin to demonstrate that it understood its responsibilities to make the hard political decisions necessary to give the people of Iraq a better future. So the American military has succeeded. It is the Iraqi government which has failed to make the tough decisions which are important for their own people."[1]

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The State of the 'Criminal' Justice System

10-07-2007 15:38

I am 14 years old, and am being dragged through the courts on a jumped up charge, whilst the police make every attempt to make me plead guilty.

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UK terrorism (part 5) by Latuff

10-07-2007 09:45

UK terrorism, part 5
Copyleft artwork by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff.

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On Cue, “al-Qaeda” Threatens Iran

10-07-2007 09:21

On the one hand, “al-Qaeda” supposedly declares a hankering to attack Iran, while on the other, according to NewsroomAmerica, “al-Qaeda” is “using Iran to organize and launch operations against U.S. and coalition forces in Iraq and elsewhere, western officials say…. The Financial Times reports that while the extent of al-Qaeda operations based in Iran isn’t clear, it is believed to be taking place with the direct approval of Iran’s hardline Islamic government.”

Go figure.

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UK terrorism (part 4) by Latuff

09-07-2007 22:23

Postcard from London
Copyleft artwork by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff.

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Afghan MP talks of hatred of NATO

09-07-2007 22:17

"There is a big hatred in the heart of our people against NATO already," said Haji Abdul Khaleq Mojahed, a parliament member. More civilian deaths -- 314 -- were caused by international or Afghan security forces than by insurgents, who caused 279 deaths.

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Radio interview with Ramona Africa and Fred Riley from MOVE

09-07-2007 17:30


During their UK speaking tour of Birmingham, MOVE Minister of Communication Ramona Africa and long term MOVE supporter Fred Riley were interviewed by Sammi as part of his 'Face the Nation' show on Unity FM. Unity FM is a Muslim community radio station that was keen to interview MOVE, whereas the mainstream media chose to ignore the plight of the MOVE 9 and death-row journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal.

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US Middle East Wars: Social Opposition and Political Impotence

09-07-2007 12:35

Everywhere I visit from Copenhagen to Istanbul, Patagonia to Mexico City, journalists and academics, trade unionists and businesspeople, as well as ordinary citizens, inevitably ask me why the US public tolerates the killing of over a million Iraqis over the last two decades, and thousands of Afghans since 2001?

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UK terrorism (part 3) by Latuff

09-07-2007 01:16

UK terrorism, part 3
Copyleft artwork by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff.

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UK terrorism (part 2) by Latuff

08-07-2007 06:57

UK terrorism (part 2)
Copyleft artwork by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff.

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Why do we hate them?

07-07-2007 08:41

When I came over to Britain some thirteen years ago, I found a very tolerant place. I was amazed to see so many people of so many colours, not just living together in peace, but living in full harmony. At Essex University, the institute where I was doing my postgraduate studies, everyone was enthusiastic about post-colonialism. The Brits, so it seemed to me at the time, were repenting over their embarrassing colonial past. I was mildly impressed but not totally overwhelmed. At the end of the day, it isn’t that difficult to denounce your grandfather’s crimes.

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In Denial Over Terrorism

07-07-2007 08:26


The failed carbombs in the Haymarket on Fri. 29 June and the attempted suicide attack on Glasgow airport on Sat. 30 June have demonstrated the continuing threat of al-Qaeda-type violence in Britain. While much remains confusing or unknown to the public, at the time of writing some insiders believe ‘the leaders of the cell were from overseas but that local “home-grown” extremists may have helped.’(1)

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These are Brown's bombs, too

06-07-2007 22:55

Just as the London bombs in the summer of 2005 were Blair's bombs, the inevitable consequence of his government's lawless attack on Iraq, so the potential bombs in the summer of 2007 are Brown's bombs. Gordon Brown has been an unerring supporter of the unprovoked bloodbath whose victims now equal those of the Rwandan genocide, according to the American scientist who led the 2006 Johns Hopkins School of Public Health survey of civilian dead in Iraq. While Tony Blair sought to discredit this study, British government scientists secretly praised it as "tried and tested" and an "underestimation of mortality". The "underestimation" was 655,000 men, women and children. That is now approaching a million. It is the crime of the century.

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Australian defence minister admits oil a key factor behind Iraq occupation

06-07-2007 09:31

Australia’s Minister for Defence Brendan Nelson yesterday acknowledged that maintaining control over Iraq’s vast oil reserves was a critical factor behind the ongoing US-led occupation. His comments came just before Prime Minister John Howard delivered a major foreign policy address, similarly stressing the need to ensure “energy security” amid growing “great power competition” in the Middle East.

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Nafeez Ahmed: Whose Bombs?

05-07-2007 23:28

How to understand the attempted but largely failed terrorist plots uncovered since last Friday? Police officers on June 29 dismantled two car bombs made from gas canisters, gasoline and nails, parked in central London’s major theatre and shopping districts. A day later, two men rammed a Jeep Cherokee, filled with flammable material, into a terminal entrance at Glasgow airport. The series of attempted attacks follows hot on the heels of an attempted al-Qaeda attack in the United States earlier in June.

The chronology requires further probing, and indeed, preliminary analysis raises some unresolved questions.

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Brown seeks support for further attack on civil liberties

05-07-2007 14:07

Against the background of the terror scare resulting from the failed car bombings in London and Glasgow, Britain’s media has been filled with praise for the newly formed government of Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

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EC wants to suppress internet bomb-making guides

05-07-2007 12:41

The European Commission (EC) has announced plans to frustrate terrorism by suppressing online guides on bomb-making.

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Welsh Cops Want Stop and Search Powers (from Gagged! Anarcho Newsletter)

05-07-2007 12:10

War on Terror = War on Civil Liberties

South Wales cops have asked the Home Office for invasive powers to stop and search people in Cardiff following terror attacks in London and Glasgow Airport. In a move which echoes politicians’ calls to extend internment without charge, the police here are using the terror attacks as an excuse to extend their powers and further strip away civil liberties. Section 44 of the Terrorism Act gives the plod unprecedented stop and search powers and has already been misused to hassle demonstrators and others.