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Reparations Group Demans Truth from Barclays on Slavery Link

28-03-2007 14:42

New York/USA -- Considering the 200th anniversary of the British closing of their Transatlantic slave trade, it is fitting that attention is focused on existing British institutions that participated in the practice. There are enormous online resources that help with the task of identifying these parties, and the Restitution Study Group, a New York non-profit, wants to share some with the public. Of particular note in their research of British archive and museum records is information on two prominent slave trading bankers, Benjamin and Arthur Heywood, brothers from Liverpool, England who founded Arthur Heywood, Sons & Co. (Heywoods Bank) in 1773, which merged into Martins Bank in 1883, which merged into Barclays Bank in 1968.

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Rising Tide's Climate Action News Sheet 66, March 2007

28-03-2007 12:25

Compiled and sent out by Rising Tide UK: info at
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Poll: Bush Hive Mind Supports Iran Attack

28-03-2007 12:24

Of course, with an appropriate black flag terrorist event pinned on Iran, this fence sitting 18% and no doubt a large chunk those “somewhat” opposed to attacking Iran, or 19%, will team up to make a majority.

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No repression in Nanindigram - picket of Indian High Commission, 2nd April

28-03-2007 12:09

On March 14th, 15 people were killed and many more injured when the police opened fire on peasants trying to protect their land from being acquired for a Special Economic Zone (SEZ). On Monday the 2nd of April, there will be a demo outside the Indian High Commission to protest the tragic loss of human life caused by the violent expansion of neo-liberal economic forces.

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Photos - Starbucks welcoming in Whitechapel

28-03-2007 11:46

A crowd gathers outside the new Starbucks
Cold cold cold. One of the coldest days of the years without doubt yet a good group turned out last saturday to give Starbucks the welcome it deserved as it opened a new store in Whitechapel.

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Stockport Law Centre Will Fight to Stay Open

28-03-2007 10:38

Stockport Law Centre faces closure if Lord Carter's reforms of Legal Aid go ahead unchallenged. As a not for profit charity, Stockport Law Centre is heavily reliant on funding from the Legal Services Commission and this is set to change from an hourly rate to a fixed fee. This reform means more quantity, less quality advice.

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Sudan deportation failed

28-03-2007 10:37

Mohammed Abdulhadi Ali, one of the Sudan nationals who was to be deported last night refused to fly and is back in detention.

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Darfur Asylum Seekers (Removals)

28-03-2007 10:24

..."the removal by the Home Office to Khartoum of failed asylum
seekers from Darfur."

The immediate pretext for my request is the fact that the Home Office
is minded tomorrow to remove no fewer than three such people on
flights to Khartoum, and there are plans for further removals next

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Trident vote day blockaders - court update

28-03-2007 09:25

Yesterday (27 March), nine activists trundled along to Horseferry Rd mags to answer two charges relating to the blockade of Parliament Square on 14 March - the day of the parliamentary debate/vote on replacing Britain's WMD.

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Rhythms of Resistance london needs you!

28-03-2007 08:24

the venerable community samba band Rythms of Resistance seeks new life, new blood and new members.

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US-Iran "Game of Chicken": Iran Stays Firm despite UN Sanctions

28-03-2007 08:07

As it seems, U.S. is preparing public opinions by its propaganda to use force against Iran. However, U.S. is concerned about of international repercussions. The sharp decline of the financial market in late February gave a red signal to such a plan

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Open Letter to President Jimmy Carter

28-03-2007 07:33

Introducing Palestine, Justice Not Apartheid

why is it not titled thusly?

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Zimbabwe: Mainstream Media Demonizes Mugabe

28-03-2007 07:33

From the onset let me say that given the sources of information most people are basing there opinions on, I am not surprised by nor am I opposed to people criticizing President Robert Mugabe or anyone else for that matter. It seems that, for the most part, many of Mugabe's critics resist any other views than the sordid ones they are presented with and that is what they share. I receive hate-filled emails from them and from the tone of the emails most are from a White point of view.

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Introducing Palestine, Peace Not Apartheid

28-03-2007 07:30

I excitedly purchased the distinguished former American president Jimmy Carter's new book "Palestine, Peace Not Apartheid" and put it on my bookshelf to read the moment I got the chance. Alas, this book will now surely always sit there gathering dust and unread, because before I could get to it, I read the following account in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz about this book that greatly disturbed me. A new red herring has been cleverly introduced into the discourse space, albeit enlarging it somewhat, but not sufficiently for me to waste my time chasing down yet another distinguished red herring.

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Ministry of Defence confirms 650,000 Iraqi deaths

27-03-2007 23:22

The UK Ministry of Defence's Chief Scientific Adviser, Sir Roy Anderson, on 13 October 2007,
referring to the 11 October 2006 report in the medical journal The Lancet estimating that about
655,000 Iraqis had died due to the US/UK invasion/occupation since March 2003, 'The study
design is robust and employs methods that are regarded as close to "best practice" in this area'.
In other words, the MoD has acknowledged the "deci-Holocaust" in Iraq (10% of the Holocaust).

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Please sign petition to save Mabira Rainforest in Uganda

27-03-2007 23:01

Please go to
and sign a petition to save Mabira rainforest in Uganda .

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Prince Hassan: Neocons and Israel Plan “New 100 Years of War” in the Middle East

27-03-2007 22:32

You’re not supposed to know what Prince Hassan Bin Talal knows, in fact what millions of Arabs know.

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UN Security Council: Sanctioning the next war of agression

27-03-2007 22:21

United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has once again voted to impose yet another sanction on Iran for its failure to suspend a legal activity allowed by the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty [1], to which Iran remains a signatory state, and that the IAEA itself has found no indication of any nuclear material being diverted to military purposes.

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Issue one of Voices of Resistance from Occupied London is out now

27-03-2007 22:09

Cover and all issue illustrations by Mac McGill
Voices of Resistance from Occupied London is the city's newest anarchist journal. It is free (as in freedom!) and available in both paper and electronic form.

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Justice for the Shrewsbury Pickets Campaign Update

27-03-2007 21:29

Here is the March 2007 update from Justice For Shrewsbury Pickets, campaigning for an inquiry into the 1972 imprisonment of Ricky Tomlinson and Des Warren, as described on tonight's BBC documentary with Tomlinson.
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