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Faslane Activist Acquitted

13-09-2007 21:05

An activist was acquitted today on a charge of Breach of the Peace arising from blockading Faslane in opposition to the deployment of and plans to upgrade Trident. Brian argued that the Crown had a particular obligation in this case to demonstrate the facts given that 950 people have been arrested at Faslane since 1st October, with most held overnight for up to 36 hours and then released with a letter from the Procurator Fiscal stating that no charges would be brought. The Fiscal is prosecuting in only 51 cases of the 950 arrests. Brian said that the overnight detention of more than 500 people without trial constitutes a denial of their civil liberties.

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DSEi: Princess of Wales fountain dyed blood red for victims of cluster bombs

13-09-2007 17:05

Anti-arms trade protesters have today dyed the Diana Princess of Wales memorial fountain blood red in outrage at the continuing sale and use of cluster bombs, and the presence of cluster bomb manufacturers at the Defence Systems & Equipment International (DSEi) arms fair, currently taking place at the ExCel centre in East London.

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The Guantánamo Transcripts: “Ghost” Prisoners Speak After Five And A Half Years

13-09-2007 15:55

The Guantánamo Transcripts: “Ghost” Prisoners Speak After Five And A Half Years, And “9/11 hijacker” Recants His Tortured Confession

In another resounding demonstration of the importance of legally constituted checks and balances on executive power in the United States, the Associated Press, after filing a request to the Pentagon under the Freedom of Information Act, has secured 58 transcripts from the latest round of annual Administrative Review Boards at Guantánamo, convened to assess whether the detainees still pose a threat to the US, or if they are still presumed to have ongoing “intelligence value.”

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Parliament Square Peace Camp Protestors in Court

13-09-2007 14:07

On Friday 14th September at Horseferry Road Magistrates Court, five peace protesters will stand trial for attending an ‘unauthorised’ peace camp in Parliament Square].

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September 11: The empire and its lies

13-09-2007 12:43

Cuban President Fidel Castro on Wednesday reflected on the six long years since the painful September 11 episode in the US, about which it is known there has been deliberate disinformation...

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Channel 4 Propaganda Machine Now Churning for Iran War

13-09-2007 11:41

Last night, Jon Snow of C4 News grilled the Iranian President on his state's 'quest for nuclear weapons' and his alleged 'holocaust denial'. The interview was so aggressive and one sided, that it recalled the grilling of Tariq Aziz on BBC in the build up to the Iraq invasion in 2003.

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13-09-2007 08:36

As part of a week of action against the DSEi arms fair there will be a ride on this evening for the arms dealers' dinner, leaving from the NFT under Waterloo Bridge at 6:00pm. Bikes and any other human-powered vehicle welcome.

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London Sound Posse presents: Cynthia Mckinney in London - Confronting the Empire

12-09-2007 21:13

Former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney visits London for a speech and wide ranging conversation.

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khalid awan can face 10 years

12-09-2007 20:31

Khalid Awan is facing a modified,Bogus,Conspiracious,Fabricated,Preplaned case .

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Bipartisan consensus pushes for Iran attack

12-09-2007 17:43

The 2008 US presidential dance has already been decided: the winner will be a corrupt elite warmonger who will intensify and expand Bush-Cheney’s criminal “war on terrorism” into Iran and beyond, and with the full support of an acquiescent US populace. The latest rhetoric from Bush, and the candidates, spells this out in black and white.

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LOADED WORDS: ‘Surge’, ‘Reconstruction’ And ‘Withdrawal’

12-09-2007 10:47

News media this week are devoting huge swathes of coverage to the report by General David Petraeus, the top US military commander in Iraq, on the impact of the so-called ‘surge’ of US troops. The surge boosted the number of US troops in Iraq earlier this year by 30,000 to 168,000.

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Peter Tatchell: 9/11 – The big cover-up?

12-09-2007 09:17

The following article was submitted to the Guardian's "Comment is Free" site by Peter Tatchell for 11th September 2007, they didn't run it, comment is not free in the mainstream media.

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Is the U.S. Responsible for a Million Iraqi Deaths?

12-09-2007 08:20

In October 2006 researchers from Johns Hopkins University published a peer-reviewed article in The Lancet, one of Europe's most important and respected medical journals, estimating that 650,000 Iraqis had been killed due to the U.S.-led invasion of their country, 601,000 violently. [1] The report was quickly marginalized in public debate in the United States.

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London Catholic Workers Expose Rivers of Blood at DSEi Arms Fair

12-09-2007 07:00

And The War Machine Rolls On
Tuesday Martin Newell and Zelda Jeffers poured
"Rivers of Blood" onto the rampart of the DESi
Arms Fair. DESi takes place in the London Docklands,
a place that was once devasted during WWII. The Excel
Centre now hosts a 6 Billion pound a week Arms Fair
selling weapons to some of the poorest countries in
our world.

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Sheffield Guantanamo Protest

11-09-2007 21:50

Some photos from, Sheffield Guantanamo Campaign's 11th September 2007 protest outside the Town Hall.

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CAAT press release on DSEi arms fair and protests - Sept 11th

11-09-2007 19:56

11 September 2007
Arms fair opens in London to wave of protest

An international arms fair opening in London today was met with a wave of protest from local residents, community leaders, politicians and Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT). The comedian and writer Mark Thomas addressed a peaceful demonstration organised by CAAT outside the event. The fair, Defence Systems and Equipment International (DSEi), will run from today until Friday at the Excel Centre in Newham, east London.

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Freedom for the Cuban Five!

11-09-2007 14:39

An International Campaign to Free the Cuban Five will begin on September 12. This will be an excellent opportunity to knock at the doors of American people’s consciences

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11-09-2007 13:25

Oxford 9/11 Truth People
An evening of short films and discussion offering alternative perspectives on 9/11 and the "war on terror".
Tuesday 11th September
Oxford Town Hall, 7.15 - 9.30

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British academics warn US is preparing “shock and awe” attack on Iran

11-09-2007 12:22

An 80-page study written by two British security analysts and released on August 28 makes a chilling estimation of the overwhelming force that the US would use in the event of any attack on Iran. “The US has made military preparations to destroy Iran’s WMD, nuclear energy, regime, armed forces, state apparatus and economic infrastructure within days, if not hours, of President George W. Bush giving the order,” the paper declared.