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Mobile Phones Are Bugs

12-02-2007 12:59

this is old news but the debate continues

For those who still don't believe it is possible to be bugged even when you are not using your mobile phone there is plenting of info showing this is the case going back several years.

one such article reprinted here from FT.

" more significantly they can also remotely install a piece of software on to any handset, without the owner's knowledge, which will activate the microphone even when its owner is not making a call, giving security services the perfect bugging device. "We have inadvertently started carrying our own trackable ID card in the form of the mobile phone," said Sandra Bell, head of the homeland security department at the Royal United Services Institute."

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The Russian Bear rouses from Hibernation

12-02-2007 12:58

vladimir putin
Speaking at the Munich security conference, Vladimir Putin took the opportunity to denounce America for its pursuit of world domination. Putin's verbal attack lacked the clout the old Soviet Union once possessed, however, the message was not lost on the Americans who immediately went into recovery/spin mode regarding their hegemonic pursuits.

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2 short videos of noisy No Borders Demo 10th Feb - Heathrow

12-02-2007 12:24

These are 2 video short clips of samba band and general demoing outside of Harmondsworth detention centre at the weekend. No borders! Close the centres!

Previous stuff:
Stop Deportations to Iraqi Kurdistan - including photo of defiant inmate at a distance!
More photos:
More photos: Nottingham against detention centres & deportations - Harmondsworth, Heathrow

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Politicians watch out: young peo;ple can ask tricky questions, too.

12-02-2007 12:07

Danielle Wynn and Mike Hall, MP
Young people are often dismissed as inarticulate thugs. But most are caring individuals, who think deeply about the issues facing their communities and the wider world. sadly, in most cases, their ideas are ignored. But a media training course in Halton is giving them a chance to be heard by the people in power.

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Brize Norton - Anti forced removals demonstration

12-02-2007 11:49

60 people assembled on the gates of Brize Norton airbase this morning Monday 12th February to protest against a charter flight that was to leave the base with 50/60 refused Kurdistan asylum seekers.

[The photos below are from the No Borders demo at Harmondsworth on Saturday]

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Sri Lankan state crackdown in Left wing activists and Independent media

12-02-2007 10:57

News about the persecution and intimidation of Left wingers and Independent media who do not agree with the war against the LTTE.

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Nottingham against detention centres & deportations - Harmondsworth, Heathrow

12-02-2007 10:44

Banner Collage
Nottingham contigent numbered 8 out of a 150-strong Feb 10th demo outside privately run detention centres at Heathrow, too big for the small pen cops wanted us in. See photos of a Serco/Sodexho screw (they turned up in pairs shortly before visiting time - cops stopping visitors entering until we'd gone. Police 'intelligence gathering' as well. We also manage to make contact with inmate(s).

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Palestine! (by Latuff)

12-02-2007 10:41

Copyleft artwork by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff, on behalf of the brave Palestinian people and their struggle against U.S. backed IsraHell state terror.

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1,000 protestors demonstrate against the G7 Finance Ministers meeting in Essen

12-02-2007 10:05

About 1,000 protestors demonstrate against the G7 Finance Ministers meeting in Essen, Germany, February 10, 2007

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Former BNP Candidate On Explosives Charge

12-02-2007 10:02

BNP candidate in bomb plot trial starting today

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Oaxaca, No Sweat and the Fifth International

12-02-2007 07:18

A SPEAKER from Oaxaca in Mexico spoke out the tumultuous events of the last nine months at a packed meeting in Brighton's Cowley Club on Sunday evening.

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The Gulf of Sneezes

11-02-2007 21:06

Military and intelligence sources with decades of experience in the Persian Gulf have warned EIR that once the second U.S. naval carrier group, led by the USS Stennis, arrives in the Persian Gulf sometime in the second half of February, there will be such a concentration of American and Iranian naval equipment in that narrow area, that "a sneeze" could start a conflagration.

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Peace Plane flies to Grammy Awards with message "Bring Our Troops Home Now"

11-02-2007 19:07

A small group of members from Democracy for America Miami and Miami Veterans for Peace have come up with a novel approach to broadcasting a message to end the occupation of Iraq: an aerial banner that reads, "Bring Our Troops Home Now". These two groups decided to first try their idea at this year's Super Bowl in Miami, but bad weather prevented the plane from taking off. Now the organizers have turned their attention to this Sunday's Grammy Awards, which will be in Los Angeles. A plane has been leased to fly the same message over the Staples Center where the Grammys are taking place.

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Urgent! Ola and family kidnapped by snatch squads!

11-02-2007 19:06

Olawumi Alao and her three young children were snatched from their home in Liverpool in the early hours on Thursday 1st February. Please do all you can to help in their release.

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Nuclear new-build, LNG Pipeline, offshore Oil Licenses

11-02-2007 18:58

Disempowered governments are selling the energy ticket to private interests and endangering people, planet and the future

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Demonstration at Carmel Agrexco - Don't flirt with the Occupation

11-02-2007 18:38

Demonstrators outside Carmel Agrexco yesterday disrupted business for the Israeli company which exports produce from illegal settlements in Palestine's Occupied Territories. Demonstrators were calling for a boycott of Israeli goods, specifically urging people not to but Israeli produced flowers this Valentine's Day.

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Israeli Plot to Create Buffer Zone in South Lebanon in Collusion with UN

11-02-2007 18:33

Hizbollah's Hasan Fadlallah MP unveiled an Israeli plot to create a "buffer zone" in south Lebanon in collusion with the United Nations and "the head of the unconstitutional government" Fouad Saniora. In a press conference, the member of the Loyalty to the Resistance Parliamentary Bloc said Israel was "seeking to create the buffer zone after it failed in its July war against Lebanon."

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A Strike on Iran would signify the Beginning of an Epoch of Nuclear War

11-02-2007 18:29

In my paper entitled "2007: Opening a New Page in the World's History", published in September, 2006, I examined the possibility that a US strike on Iran using small-scale nuclear munitions would to be launched, and that the strike would become the beginning of an epoch of nuclear wars. There were various responses to the paper. Some authors, including recognized experts, doubted the possibility of such a development. At present, few people doubt that there will be a strike on Iran. Rather, the question is whether nuclear or conventional weapons will be used in the offensive.

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Munic: Thousands protest against the NATO (pics+report)

11-02-2007 17:26

"It is the tragic of each and any democracy, that everybody here can tell freely his oppinion in public and that state representatives have to be protected in a democracy. In dictatorships things like that would not happen."
Horst Teltschik, organizer of the NATO-security conference in an interview given to BR 2
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