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Iran war - danger of impending false flag

07-10-2007 22:54

This is what a nuclear bomb looks like
If we get October out of the way without a major incident I, for one, will be extremely relieved.

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short film of today's poppy seed guerilla gardening at the ministry

07-10-2007 22:47

this is a short film of today's action
full report and some pics at

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police overtime scam at afghan protest today?

07-10-2007 22:40

the small protest
in a remarkable display of over-policing, 8 cops, 4 forward intelligence, a van, and a rangerover accompanied a peaceful inter-denominational walk through the streets of london. the walk was more of a vigil than anything else, to mark the 6th anniversary of our invasion of afghanistan. after five hours overtime, the police headed off and completely missed the security breach at the ministry of defence that happened shortly after

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RAF Croughton.... not just tea brewing....

07-10-2007 20:59

More than 70 local people gather for protest and cakes at RAF Croughton, the US military listening base, just outside Oxford.

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poppy protest outside ministry of defence this afternoon - lax security

07-10-2007 18:54

earlier today, there was a peaceful walk by activists calling for the withdrawal of troops from afghanistan (report here later). 12 police followed and filmed the 22 peaceful protestors for nearly five hours. later outside the MOD, opposite downing street, four urban gargeners dug the earth and planted poppy seeds. they remained unnoticed in the 'government security zone'.

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Interview with President of Physicians for Social Responsibility

07-10-2007 14:30

Dr Catherine Thomasson is the President of the Physicians for Social Responsibility who visited Iran last March and has been giving talks in the US and Europe to avert a new war in the Middle East this time against Iran. Abbas Edalat, CASMII’s founder, interviewed her while she was visiting London to give a talk at the Royal Society of Medicine on October 4.

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Grim Reaper Recruites With Marines

07-10-2007 01:35

US Campus War Protest: Grim Reaper Recruits With Marines in GA.

Georgia College & State University, Milledgeville, GA, USA
Photos by Emily Gomez

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Americans under Siege: The Fall of the American Empire

06-10-2007 17:39

It’s time for a kick down in America. When a country forgets to take care of its own people, ignores the immense poverty between its own borders, shuts down even the faintest whisper of free speech, and demonizes whole races, it needs an enema.

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Roadblock - direct action against the march to war

06-10-2007 12:33

A new group attempting to bring together British activists to pledge resistance to UK support for (or acquiescence in) a war with Iran.

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East London Muslims Caged Guantanamo-Style

05-10-2007 22:51

Two British Muslims are locked-up in a cage, chained and hooded for 6 days and nights without basic amenities and comfort in a busy traffic junction corner on the Whitechapel Road (East London) ...

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Burma: Pressure Shows Results : (Keep It Up: Sat :Tate 11am to T Sq)

05-10-2007 11:15

last night the burmese "junta" agree to open talks with the democratically elected burmese peoples representation, after a meeting with the UN rep . . . .
The media spin of "doom doom" in the west, with the odd "deprioritisation" of this sort of mould-breaking news - with its echoes of the end of apartheid in south africa, or the irish peace processes "key moments" - is suspicious, but . . . . breaking news???? MUCH TO DO, keep up pressure, but FIGHT THE HYPE too!

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Chalk4Peace - bring chalk with you

05-10-2007 08:31

Dedicated to all the children to come
- WE have TOTAL access -
YOU CAN Make a difference

The pavements are an untapped media resource through which we ordinary peace loving folk can share our messages, hopes, dreams, ideas and create a new momentum towards peace - at a certain point there is critical mass in the cultural conversation which transforms into ACTION

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Imperial Playground: The Story of Iran in Recent History

04-10-2007 16:20

As the United States is the sole superpower and empire in the world today, most commentators focus primarily just on relations between America and Iran to explain the current situation developing between the two countries, usually not going further back than just a few years, and as far back as the mainstream media will tell the story is to 1979, when Iran had a revolution, in which they threw out the Shah of Iran, who was backed by the Americans and British, and replaced that form of secular government with a religious one. However, as important as this event was between Iranian and American relations, it is important to go further back to truly understand the dynamic relations that the United Kingdom, and later, the United States (the Anglo-American alliance) have had with Iran.

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Bush's Global 'Dirty War'

03-10-2007 15:33

George W. Bush has transformed elite units of the U.S. military – including Special Forces and highly trained sniper teams – into “death squads” with a license to kill unarmed targets on the suspicion that they are a threat to American military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to evidence from recent court cases.

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Medialens - Iraq Body Count: “A Very Misleading Exercise”

03-10-2007 14:55

The mainstream media are continuing to use figures provided by the website Iraq Body Count (IBC) to sell the public a number for total post-invasion deaths of Iraqis that is perhaps 5-10% of the true death toll.

As we recently reported, only a handful of media outlets covered a new ORB poll revealing that 1.2 million Iraqis had been murdered since the 2003 invasion. BBC Online provided a rare example:

“A UK-based polling agency, Opinion Research Business (ORB), said it had extrapolated the figure by asking a random sample of 1,461 Iraqi adults how many people living in their household had died as a result of the violence rather than from natural causes.

“The results lend weight to a 2006 survey of Iraqi households published by the Lancet, which suggested that about 655,000 Iraqi deaths were 'a consequence of the war'.

“However, these estimates are both far higher than the running total of reported civilian deaths maintained by the campaign group Iraq Body Count which puts the figure at between 71,000 and 78,000.” (BBC Online, ’US contractors in Iraq shootout,’ September 17, 2007;

BBC’s Newsnight programme used IBC’s figures in the same way:

“More than a million Iraqis have been killed since the invasion in 2003, according to the British polling company ORB. The study’s likely to fuel controversy over the true, human cost of the war. It’s significantly up on the previous highest estimate of 650,000 deaths published by the Lancet last October... The independent Iraqi [sic] Body Count group puts the current total at closer to 75,000.” (Newsnight, BBC2, September 14, 2007)

These reports again raise serious issues about what IBC’s figures actually mean, how they are being used and misused to cast doubt on higher numbers, and about what IBC is doing to promote or reduce the confusion. (See our 2006 Media Alerts archive for previous analysis, beginning with:

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US Politicians, Not Ahmadinejad, Have Blood on Their Hands

02-10-2007 19:09

How American politicians can call Iran a dangerous country and claim that it poses a threat to the U.S. is a mystery. On second thought, it is not a mystery. It just tells you that the politicians think you and I are so stupid that we will fall for the exact same parade of lies and exaggerations that was used to justify the war against Iraq.

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Help peacenick Ehren Watada

02-10-2007 11:28

The Army is threatening to go ahead with a new court of martial of 1st Lt. Ehren Watada on Oct.
9th. This is in gross violation of law and the Constitution, because his lawyers have appealed
against a second trial on the basis of double jeopardy.

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The Military Drills of September 11th: Why a New Investigation is Needed

01-10-2007 23:54

We bring to the attention of our readers this carefully researched analysis.

"Given the warnings of incipient terrorist attacks that had been repeatedly received by the Administration and the FBI, why would anyone coordinate two major annual air training exercises at this time, and divert key resources to the North Pole on an outdated mission? Who was in a position to do this?"

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faslane ppl NEEDED

01-10-2007 19:33

blockades need ppl now- lets keep this going!!

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Aznar’s Silence...

01-10-2007 12:45

During a Round Table program aired on Cuban television on April 25, 2003, I pointed out that the then Spanish President José María Aznar, an ally of the world's leader in genocides and massacres, had met with President William Clinton on April 13, 1999, at an uncertain juncture of the war in Yugoslavia, and had told him, verbatim...