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The Butcher's Apron

23-12-2007 20:32

The real difference between the parties is minuscule but significant. The Democrats have become the party of traditional imperialism spearheaded by Brzezinski, Holbrooke, Albright and the other guardians of Empire. These are the master-puppeteers who operate behind the scenes for their well-heeled benefactors. Their focus is mainly on Central Asia; controlling resources from the Caspian Basin, “pacifying” Afghanistan, rallying the EU to a greater role in NATO, and continuing the apocryphal “war on terror” into infinity. It's the Great Game redux.

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Iraq: 'It's Madness'

23-12-2007 12:05

If the scale of the unimaginable tragedy the British have wrought in Basra was not of the historical enormity which it is and for which the UK will never be forgotten and likely, never forgiven, world wide (only second to the Americans, of whose accountability for unspeakable atrocities, words temporarily fail) with Prime Minister Gordon Brown again trying to dress up defeat as victory, as the British 'left' the city last week, it would be laughable. The British actually slunk off from their illegally inhabited palace in central Basra in September, to cower in a base well outside the town, spent, redundant and now with the loss of one hundred and seventy four tragically wasted lives, for UK government lies. Ironically, Iraqi women were photographed throwing sweets at the Iraq forces on December 16th's Sunday 'handover' of the Iraqi city to Iraqis. The sweets and flowers promised by the CIA backed, convicted embezzler, Ahmed Chalabi and the Iraq National Accord's Iyad Allawi to the invaders, transpired, absolutely predictably, to be rocket propelled and hand grenades, improvised explosive devices and ambush by varied imaginative booby traps and weaponry.

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We Own The Streets - Freedom of Assembly day of action 12th January

23-12-2007 12:01

At a public meeting on the 2nd December, we collectively decided it was time for a campaign for the freedom to assemble in the UK. This was in response to continued police repression and the Government's consultation 'Managing Protest around Parliament', which proposes giving the police powers to censor the content of banners and placards, and that the laws about restrictions and notifications which currently apply to marches should be extended to static demonstrations. This is what has already happened in the 'SOCPA zone' around Parliament.

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Funding Democracy Or War?

23-12-2007 08:24

The ‘Iran Democracy Fund’ was recently awarded $60 million. There seems to be neither rhyme nor reason to this re-appropriation, especially since more than two dozen Iranian American and human rights groups appealed to Congress to eliminate the program given that the program had backfired, undermining democracy efforts in Iran and leading to wider repression of activists. It therefore begs the question why the United States would deliberately waste tax payers’ money while causing hardship on aspiring democrats in Iran? Perhaps the answer lies in the lead up to the Iraq invasion.

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New Year's Eve Peace Vigil on Salisbury Plain

23-12-2007 00:01

Ordanance Survey map of Imber
The 'ghost village' of Imber, near Warminster in Wiltshire, was commandeered by the army in World War II for training purposes, with the promise that residents could move back after the war. That never happened and now the village is only open for a few days every year when the army are not activly training on Salisbury Plain.

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Solidarity Demo with Iranian Workers & Students in London Today

22-12-2007 18:54

Today a range of Iranian leftist groups and individuals came in Central London to hold a demo to express their solidarity with the struggles of Iranian students and workers against the Islamic regime and against the distorted coverage of Iran by the Western Media, in particular the BBC.

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Asylum and the "War on Terror"

21-12-2007 21:19

How Britain's Home Office has made common ground with dictators and torturers

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The Guantánamo Britons and Spain’s dubious extradition request

21-12-2007 18:17

Andy Worthington, author of “The Guantánamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America’s Illegal Prison,” looks behind the headlines at the flawed intelligence fuelling the Spanish government’s request for the extradition of two of the three British residents freed from Guantánamo this week.

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Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Neocon in Black Face

21-12-2007 08:31

The young, attractive Somali woman has become a darling of the American corporate media. Ayaan Hirsi Ali started out as a heroine to a portion of the Dutch public, who rewarded her with a parliamentary seat for denouncing all things Muslim. Apparently, flagellating one's own non-white, non-Christian people is a sure route to success in Europe, just like in the U.S. Ms. Ali lost her halo in The Netherlands when it was discovered she had lied on her immigration papers, but was soon recruited into the self-hating Black grouplet at the right-wing American Enterprise Institute, where she pretends to be a "scholar." America - what a country! Denounce your own people, and they'll make you a star.

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9/11 Truth Manifesto

20-12-2007 20:13

For evidence that America’s political system is a criminal conspiracy, open your mind to piles of new analyses that prove beyond doubt that the official 9/11 story is a lie. Years of a bipartisan cover-up of 9/11 lies make it much more than one horrendous past event. It endures in infamy as a symptom of a corrupt and dishonest government.

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Putin Agonistes: Missile Defense will not be Deployed

20-12-2007 19:47

It's been a lot of hard work, but Russian President Vladimir Putin has finally achieved his goal. He's cleaned up the mess left behind by Yeltsin, put together a strong and thriving economy, and restored Russia to a place of honor among the community of nations. His legacy has already been written. He's the man who rebuilt Russia. The last thing he wants now, is a pointless confrontation with the United States. But how can it be avoided?

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Remember Ohio USA Election computer fraud doubts? After State Enquiry - PROOF!

20-12-2007 16:32

Pressure from all types of people are showing results, as this week Brunner s $1.9 M Ohio State Enquiry comes out . . . . seismic results meet with a shocked silence so far, but. . . . the facts check out.

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Condoleezza Stokes Flames of US Wars in Africa

20-12-2007 12:10

The U.S. military offensive in the Horn of Africa is poised to escalate, as Condoleezza Rice assures her African proxies of deepening collaboration in the “war on terror.” With at least half a million Somalis facing death by starvation and disease – and thousands more killed in resistance to the U.S.-backed Ethiopian occupation – Washington has set its sights on neighboring Eritrea as a rogue state that is guilty of “interference in the affairs of its neighbors” and “dangerous adventurism in the Horn.” The cookie-cutter U.S. propaganda/attack formula previously applied in the Persian Gulf has been imposed on Africa, and will surely reap the same catastrophic results. Yet African American “leadership” remains mute and impotent while Washington sets the continent ablaze.

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Urgent - demonstration today for Jamil El-Banna returned from GTMO last night

20-12-2007 09:07

Today, at 10am, Jamil El-Banna will face a hearing on his deportation to Spain at City of Westminister Magistrates' Court, 70 Horseferry Road, London, SW1X (nearest tube: St James Park).

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The Africa Command prospect and the partition of Somalia

20-12-2007 08:14

As US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates was recently visiting American forces in Djibouti, the Washington Post was reporting how the Pentagon has been spearheading a seemingly dicey initiative to pressure Washington into recognizing the secessionist northwestern region of Somalia, known as “Somaliland,” as an independent state.

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The Financing of Fundamentalism, and the Antichrist

19-12-2007 19:36

The Anglo-American intelligence services began the infiltration and the financing of Islamic groups in the 60s and 70s starting with the Moslem brotherhood in Egypt , and ending with many others in which they orchestrated and created.

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Pensioner Jailed for Opposing Trident Nuclear Weapons

18-12-2007 21:45

IRENE WILLIS, a 62-year-old peace activist from Southend, Essex was today sentenced to seven days' imprisonment by City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court for refusing to pay a fine of £50 (+ £50 court costs). The fine was for deliberately obstructing traffic around Parliament Square during an anti-nuclear protest on 14th March 2007, the day Parliament voted to replace Trident, despite a huge Labour backbench rebellion.

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Palestine: PFLP Launches English Website

18-12-2007 20:31

We are launching this English website today, on our historic anniversary, for a number of reasons. We stand today amidst an ongoing assault on our people, marked by occupation, exile, imprisonment, siege, assassination, destruction and invasion, an assault that has continued for sixty years.

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UK students and education workers support jailed Iranian students

18-12-2007 16:31

Please add your or your organisation's name to this statement; it will be translated and sent to activists in Iran. Email your name to Daniel at

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Urgent appeal for British resident Binyam Mohamed, “close to suicide” in Guantánamo

18-12-2007 14:13

An appeal for readers to write to the Foreign Secretary David Miliband to demand the return to the UK from Guantánamo of British resident Binyam Mohamed, who, as his lawyer explains, "may be close to suicide."