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Facts About Israel Our U.S. Media Don't Tell Us

13-01-2004 06:15

Israel Is A Threat To World Peace And A Prime Cause Of Terrorism
The "security fence" being built is, in most places, twice as high as the Berlin Wall and much more fortified. It has little to do with security, and everything to do with a land grab. If it was for security, it would go between the Israelis and the Palestinians. It does not. It goes off into the Occupied Territories, taking about 80% of the water supply ( more precious than oil in the Mid East), and most of the fertile land. Many Palestinians are on the Israeli side. Some "security fence". It also separates thousands of Palestinians from their centuries old olive groves and croplands.

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Lord of the Rings actor supports "dead white male culture"

13-01-2004 05:29

John Rhys-Davies, British-born star of Lord of the Rings, in which he both plays Gimli the dwarf and provides the voice of Treebeard, says the movie is a metaphor for a cutural 'battle' that will soon take place in Europe.

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U.S. Army Happy Family (by Latuff)

13-01-2004 05:21

Family portrait
Cartoonist Latuff would like to express his gratitude to U.S. Army Pine Hills Recruting Station for illustrated material, where he took original photo. ( He! He! He! )

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13-01-2004 01:47

Please sign the Online Pledge at

The International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS) hereby announces its participation in the Global Day of Action and calls on all its more than 250 member-organizations throughout the world and all other organizations and people within their reach to initiate or join protest mass actions on March 20, 2004, the first anniversary of the US-UK invasion of Iraq.

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No Borders Night - Saturday 17th Jan -

12-01-2004 22:18

No Borders Night - Saturday 17th Jan -
7pm till late - free/donations
at: london's newest political social centre
93 Fortess Road
Kentish Town, London NW5 1AG
(alley by the hellenic bookshop. Nearest tube: Kentish Town, buses: 134, 214)

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How to spot Kilroy lies

12-01-2004 22:16

It was originally written as a response to the views of opponents to the war in Iraq that Arab States 'loathe' the West and my piece referred to 'Arab States' rather than 'Arabs'.

Out of that context, it has obviously caused great distress and offence and I can only reiterate that I very deeply regret that."
On the basis of that pitiful claim, a number of neophytic defenders of free speech have emerged to claim that Kilroy is being subject to a politically correct pogrom. Here is what Kilroy wrote:

“We're told that the Arabs loathe us. Really?… What do they think we feel about them? That we adore them for the way they murdered more than 3,000 civilians on September 11… That we admire them for the cold-blooded killings in Mombasa, Yemen and elsewhere? That we admire them for being suicide bombers, limb-amputators, women-repressors?”

Does that say "Arab states" or "Arabs"? Oh, you read it right. Apart from anything else, claiming that "Arab states" "murdered more than 3,000 civilians on September 11", or were responsible for the bombings in Mombasa and Yemen makes absolutely no sense at all. Unless Kilroy-Silk knows more about the planning behind the 9/11 attacks than we would hitherto have assumed, I suggest he's trying to pull one over on us.

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over a week before WEF, riot police out using plastic bullets already!

12-01-2004 21:40

black bloc et al confroting riot police somewhere in switzerland!
its only january 12th, the WEF begins on the 20th, but already anti-capitalists and alter-globalists are confronting the mechanisms of this elitist, towering monstrosity. they stand at its foot, hacking with axes at its supports now, and in a week, they will bring it crashing down, and at this moment everyone will be at the same level, all forced to stare into each others eyes.

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Tues, 20 Jan. Talk by International Peace activist Ciaron O’Reilly

12-01-2004 20:26

International Peace activist Ciaron O’reilly speaking in London on Jan.
20th @7.30 PM. St. Joseph’s Catholic Church

Riverside Ploughshares Activist and Catholic Worker Sr. Susan Clarkson speaking in London on Jan. 27th. 2004 @7.30 PM. St. Joseph’s Catholic Church

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Conference on Regeneration, CCTV and City of Culture This Friday

12-01-2004 18:23

I know its academic but an intresting conference taking place see below

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Support alternative media in 2004!

12-01-2004 18:13

A fundraising appeal from the folks who bring you The website celebrates its ninth anniversary this week. In 2004 we hope to expand the project and create a more solid base for the project's future.

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US jet drops 'bomb' on East Yorkshire

12-01-2004 17:50

A US fighter-bomber dropped a dummy bomb on an industrial estate in East Yorkshire, the US Air Force admitted today.,,1-961501,00.html

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12-01-2004 15:57

Three days after a bomb was found next to my office and I had to go down the bunker an NGO guard box was blown up with a hand grenade near my guesthouse and i ended up in a bunker again. These are the first incidents of targeting internationals in the north of Afghanistan for about two years.

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12-01-2004 15:20

I am from Oxford and working for the UN in nothern Afghanistan. I here British polititians are talking about how democracy is being supported and security is maintained in Afghanistan. There is no democracy and the security situation is deteriorating. A bomb was found outside my office a few days ago.

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US F-15 Jet Accidentally Bombs Suffolk

12-01-2004 15:17

A US F-15 jet based at the "Royal Air Force" base at Lakenheath (really a U.S. Air Force base in disguise) accidentally dropped an inert practice bomb in Suffolk UK at 1715 GMT on 8 January 2004.

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Noise Demo @ Lindholme Refugee Detention Centre

12-01-2004 14:57

Noise Demo, Saturday 31st January @ Lindholme Refugee Detention Centre. European Day of Action against Refugee Detention and for Migrant Rights!, Meet 12 noon @ Tyrham Hall Hotel, South Yorkshire, on the A614 south of Hatfield Woodhouse

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Unemployed riots in British-Occupied Basra and Amara - report

12-01-2004 14:56

Three day riots in Amara follow unemployed riots in Basra organised by ex-army veterans. Riots persisted today in Amarra after Brits admitted killing one protester and Iraqi cops killed 5. Today protestors vowed to kill the mayor and avenge the deaths of their bretheren

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Lingua Romanica Commun Unificata

12-01-2004 14:56

Lingua Romanica Commun Unificata

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Bulkington Eviction Suspended - BBC

12-01-2004 13:50

BBC reports Warwickshire council's eviction of Travellers has been suspended.

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World Summit on the Information Society - Report back + discussion (jan 30th)

12-01-2004 11:59

WSIS - World Summit on the Information Society - Who Seized?

An evening to report back from the World Summit on the Information Society in Geneva and the We Seize initiative - and to discuss further participation / interventions / activities in the field of communication rights.

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Judicial Review: 15th Jan: 'Kidnapped' Protestors Challenge Police

12-01-2004 11:51

one of the coaches forced back to london
Judicial Review Advance Press Release
12 January 2004

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