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Break the Neoliberal Hegemony!

13-06-2006 17:10

This June 2006 call to a new LEFT party in Germany could give hope to all people yearning for social justice and systemic correction. While corporate profits and assets incomes set new records, wages, unemployment benefits and pensions are cut.

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Racism and Imperial Nostalgia at the BBC: an open letter to Andrew Marr

13-06-2006 16:57


Open Letter to Andrew Marr, Presenter, Start the Week on Radio 4, the BBC

Dear Andrew,

This is an open letter that I am going to ask the people--many of whom are
prominent academics-- I have copied in to circulate as widely as possible,
to draw the attention of people to the egregious manner in which you dealt
with the follow-up this morning's show on 'The Legacy of Empire'. I am
appalled and shocked at your biased introduction to the evening phone-in.
You use dismissive words like 'blarney', 'aggressive', and 'too much heat'
to describe an impassioned discussion of a painful and traumatic legacy
that didn't fit the genteel upper-class British converation over 'tea and
cucumber sandwiches'model. This then set the tenor for the phone-in that

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Is the US behind the Death Squads?

13-06-2006 16:18

What the mainstream media refuses to report . . .

Crying Wolf: Who is Behind the Death Squads in Iraq?

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Virtual Protest Takes On Parliament Square Ban

13-06-2006 16:08

Strike the pose...
New website offers protesters the chance to protest together, separately, in one place, from everywhere...

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Have Bush and Blair been making a new Holocaust?

13-06-2006 15:57

We need the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth - IMMEDIATELY - on Bush and Blair's 'internment camps' and 'extraordinary rendition' flights.

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EXCLUSIVE: Full List of Bilderberg Attendees

13-06-2006 15:53

What the group doesn't say is that their attendees all share a particular (Right-Wing) political perspective. The media/bookseller attendees always bother me.

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Palestine Today - June 13, 2006

13-06-2006 15:18

Palestine Today a service of the International Middle East Media centre, for Tuesday June 13th, 2006

Army arrests three residents from Tulkarem and two from Nablus. The Israeli Army invades Jenin and unknown gunmen burn the PLC offices in Salfit, One youth from arrested from Bethlehem, Al Quds Open University students' protest in Beit Sahour, Gaza shelled by Israeli air force killing 9 and injuring 20, Palestinian resistance fighters ambush army vehicles in Nablus

Those stores and more coming up stay tuned.

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Lessons of the Forest Gate anti-terror raid

13-06-2006 14:57

The freeing of two innocent men arrested in the June 2 police raid in Forest Gate, London underscores the dubious character of all of the claims made by the government, the police and security services in pursuit of the “war on terror.”

Some 250 police officers were mobilised for the dawn raid on the poor immigrant neighbourhood in east London. Two houses were targeted based on intelligence that they were the location for a chemical bomb factory run by two brothers, Mohammed Abdul Kahar and Abdul Koyair.

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Rail Workers Strike Against 'Effective Pay Freeze'

13-06-2006 14:26

Thousands of signal workers and operations staff at Network Rail will walk out for 24 hours from 1pm on June 20, and again from 9pm on June 25.

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Haiti’s membership of CARICOM

13-06-2006 13:21

We welcome the granting of full and final accession of Haiti to membership of CARICOM, and the fact that the election of a President and parliament opens the way for Haiti's re-engagement with other Caribbean states. Haiti has suffered from a long and dire political and economic crisis, and there is now a rare opportunity for Caribbean neighbours to support progressive and constructive change in Haiti.

We believe that this opportunity should not be squandered and call on the CARICOM Secretariat and CARICOM member states to commit to a specific package of support for the country. With this in mind, we present the following recommendations on areas where we believe CARICOM could provide support to Haiti:

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13-06-2006 13:11

Meet 12pm Plashet Park, Forest Gate Sunday June 17th

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Art & Activism Caravan: Athens swings to radical samba!

13-06-2006 11:54

The Art and Activism Caravan inspired a group of Polytecnic students into creating a radical samba band. The newly formed band successfuly played at the big student march at Propylaia where 20,000 people opposed to the commercialisation of education. (June 8th)

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Rhythms of Resistance: against the privatisation of social housing

13-06-2006 11:10

The biggest radical samba band hits the streets for the right to have a home!

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Keep Our NHS Public Demo & Meeting

13-06-2006 11:03

Cuts and job losses will devastate health services. The NHS debt of £800m is less than 1% of its total budget. The government could easily afford to cancel the debt and cancel job cuts. Join together to make them give us the money to run the NHS.

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Dr Shirin Ebadi denounces military intervention in Iran

13-06-2006 10:29

Shirin Ebadi, the Iranian lawyer, human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner, spoke on two anti-war platforms in London this week. A report from CASMII.

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Khoodeelaar! campiagn against Crossrail hole Tower Hamlets Council

13-06-2006 09:00

As the House of Commons 'Select committee' on the 'Crossrail Bill' hears formal presentation of objections from several individuals and local groups in the Brick Lane and Whitechapel area in the Portcullis House, in Westminster, London SW1starting at 1000 Hrs [0900 GMT] today [13 June 2006], the Khoodeelaar! Campaign is gearing up its pressure on the 'new' Tower Hamlets Council, which has been the single most culpable 'democratic entity' that has touted against the local community and has brought upon the Eats End the massive threat of the Crsosrail attacks. The only democratic and constitutional defence of the community should have been a democratically elected body, the local council! Instead, it is the grassroots community based Khoodeelaar! That has had to be established to defend the community against the treachery and betrayal of the Blaired local council! The battle continues!

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Australian government steps up campaign to oust East Timor’s prime minister Mari

13-06-2006 01:28

The East Timorese Prime Minister Mari Alkatiri
In a blunt repudiation of democratic norms, Tilman said the nation’s constitution was “out of step with reality,” adding there was ample room for the president to declare it invalid. Reinado complained that “there has not been much progress” in solving the crisis and said Gusmao “needs help”. While Gusmao has yet to make any public statement, according to Australian military commander in East Timor Mick Slater, he is “engaging” three rebel groups, including the one led by Reinado.

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Debriefing from Venezuela TUC delegation Wednesday June 14 7pm @ NUJ

13-06-2006 00:21

CALLING NOTICE: Debriefing from members of the TUC delegation to Venezuela on Wednesday June 14 at 7pm at the NUJ headquarters (308 Grays Inn Rd, London WC1, nearest tube: Kings Cross).

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Hunting Witches: Tabloid press, cultural conformism & political dismissal at RMI

12-06-2006 23:12

Dismissal intensifies cultural conformism!
Carmen López is Salvadorean; Viviana Ramírez is Chilean. They know from experience how effectively political dismissal intensifies cultural conformism.

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France : A national petition : we will protect them

12-06-2006 21:29

The pause given to immigrant parents and students will end on June 30. Thousands of children, adolescents and their families risk mass deportation. Their lives and their future will end. We will not allow these infamies to be done in our name. Every one of us is ready to help, guide and protect in whatever way is possible. When they seek refuge, we will not close our doors but will give shelter and food ; we will not denounce them to the police.

original in French : Pétition nationale : NOUS LES PRENONS SOUS NOTRE PROTECTION !
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