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London Gitmo demo.

12-01-2008 11:27

Hundreds gather at the US Embassy...
On Friday several hundreds of volunteers from Amnesty International staged a protest in London near the American Embassy. Building work at the temple of darkness prevented the demonstration from happening right outside. The their credit the protesters endured an hour of being made to stand and kneel in the freezing rain while others dressed as American soldiers bawled orders and insults at them. Special mention should go to the attack dogs which gave what can only be described as Oscar worthy performances.

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US War Plans and the "Strait of Hormuz Incident": Just Who Threatens Whom?

12-01-2008 09:55

Instigated by the Pentagon, a bungled media disinformation campaign directed against Iran has unfolded.

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Bush launches "Scorched Earth" campaign in Iraq

11-01-2008 20:08

Despite the humiliating defeat of the U.S. insurgency in Iraq, its campaign of terror, violence and destruction continues apace

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On its Sixth Anniversary, Calls Resound Worldwide for Closure of Guantanamo Bay

11-01-2008 18:36

Over 800 men and boys, so-called “enemy combatants,” have been held without charge at Guantanamo since January 11, 2002.

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Strait Facts

11-01-2008 16:57

Iran's release of the video taken on the morning of Sunday January 6th in the Strait of Hormuz, clearly debunks Pentagon's hype of depicting a routine patrolling operation by the Iranian Navy as an act of unfathomable aggression against the United States.

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2008 presidential charade promises deepening of government criminality and expan

11-01-2008 00:19

Every election in modern US history has been a criminal manipulation, choreographed and rigged by political elites and performed by hand-picked elite puppets, each backed by their teams of corrupt war criminals, intelligence/security “advisors” and think tank assets. The 2008 affair will be no different.

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Children as "Collateral Damage" of the War in Iraq

10-01-2008 22:44

imperialist atrocities against children

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Amnesty international: Close Guantánamo - join the protest in London

10-01-2008 22:11

Friday 11 January 2008 marks the 6th anniversary of the first ‘war on terror’ detainees being transported to the US military prison in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. Amnesty International is campaigning for the closure of Guantánamo Bay and all other unlawful detention camps.

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Operation Gladio - NATO's Secret Armies, P1 and P2`Lodge explained

10-01-2008 20:44

According to several whistleblowers Gladio was one of NATOs most Top Secret Operations ever. The plan was ostenibly to plant arms caches and train saboterus to operate behind enemy lines should the Soviet Union invade Europe.
In fact these arms caches were used by fascists officer cardres and specially selected NATO Special Forces soldiers to ferment terror in Europe that was then blamed on the far left.
At least three murderous terror groups associated with left-wing political causes in Europe have since been exposed as no more than NATO Intelligence 'front organisations'.

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Afghanistan: The 'good war' is a bad war

10-01-2008 12:06

In his latest article for the New Statesman, John Pilger describes how the invasion of Afghanistan, which was widely supported in the West as a 'good war' and justifiable response to 9/11, was actually planned months before 9/11 and is the latest instalment of 'a great game'.

"To me, I confess, [countries] are pieces on a chessboard upon which is being played out a game for dominion of the world."
Lord Curzon, viceroy of India, speaking about Afghanistan, 1898

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An Ominous Non-Event: The Gulf of Tonkin and the Strait of Hormuz

10-01-2008 10:34

Those either old enough to remember, or cognizant enough to understand history, will immediately be reminded of the infamous 'Gulf of Tonkin' incident, reported on August 2, 1964.

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Enough is Enough! Close Guantanamo Demo in Parliament Square, 6-8pm tomorrow

10-01-2008 10:20

Six years on, enough is enough. It's time to close Guantanamo. Join the London Guantanamo Campaign, Cageprisoners and others and call on the British government to act to close Guantanamo and bring back the remaining British residents. This is an authorised event.

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"Guardians of Power" - Reviewing David Cromwell and David Edwards' book

10-01-2008 08:28

GUARDIANS OF POWER - The Myth of the Liberal Media
David Cromwell is a Scottish writer, activist and oceanographer at the National Oceanography Centre in Britain. David Edwards is also a UK writer who focuses on human rights, the environment and the media. Together they edit an extraordinary "UK-based media-watch project" called Media Lens. It "offers authoritative criticism of mainstream media bias and censorship, as well as providing in-depth analysis, quotes, media contact details and other resources."

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Guantánamo Britons resist Spanish extradition order

10-01-2008 00:31

Recovering from their ordeal in Guantánamo, returned British residents Jamil El-Banna and Omar Deghayes began their struggle to resist a Spanish extradition request in a London court. Andy Worthington, author of “The Guantánamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America’s Illegal Prison,” reports.

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Iraq: The myth of sectarianism - The policy is divide to rule

09-01-2008 23:55

IF THE U.S. leaves Iraq, the violent sectarianism between the Sunni and Shia will worsen. This is what Republicans and Democrats alike will have us believe. This key piece of rhetoric is used to justify the continuance of the occupation of Iraq.

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The Bomb in the Shadows: Proliferation, Corruption and the Way of the World

09-01-2008 22:58

This week, the Sunday Times lifted the lid on one of the most important stories of the last quarter-century: how American officials sold nuclear arms technology to illegal proliferators -- including ideological allies of al Qaeda -- in return for bribes and other inducements. This widespread corruption has been protected from exposure by the highest levels of the U.S. government, which has gone to enormous lengths to protect the truth from coming out. The entire planet has been put at grave risk by the greed -- and geopolitical gamesmanship -- that lies behind this criminal enterprise, which actually is even more extensive, and goes back further in time, than the newspaper's remarkable revelations.

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Pakistan and the "Global War on Terrorism"

09-01-2008 19:01

The existence of an outside enemy sustains the illusion that the "war on terrorism" is real. It justifies and presents military intervention as a humanitarian operation based on the right to self-defense. It upholds the illusion of a "conflict of civilizations". The underlying purpose ultimately is to conceal the real economic and strategic objectives behind the broader Middle East Central Asian war.

Historically, Pakistan has played a central role in "war on terrorism". Pakistan constitutes from Washington's standpoint a geopolitical hub. It borders onto Afghanistan and Iran. It has played a crucial role in the conduct of US and allied military operations in Afghanistan as well as in the context of the Pentagon's war plans in relation to Iran.

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Musical attack on Bush and his "war on terror"

09-01-2008 16:44

Friends of Lebanon announces New Anti-Bush anthem "Nuclear Man"......

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My Special Branch friends

09-01-2008 01:44

Like the many times I have travelled through a UK airport over the last two years (see the first and second times), yesterday too I had a Special Branch officer picking me from the passengers crowd at Birmingham Airport to ask me some 'very important' questions; important to the 'security' of this country and all the 'free' countries in the world. Sometimes I pass through quietly; at others with a few routine questions. But occasionally, especially when it's a new airport or a new officer in charge, I get stopped and questioned for up to an hour.. only to practice in how many different ways I can say "No comment"!

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Six years of Guantanamo - Orange Friday National Events

08-01-2008 11:05

After the US government declared war on Afghanistan, hundreds of people were kidnapped by the Northern Alliance and US military forces under "suspicion" of fighting for the Taliban. What was carefully hidden were the leaflets distributed among mainly Northern Alliance fighters and tribal leaders which encouraged them to kidnap anyone they suspected of fighting.. for a $20,000 dollar reward.