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British Israeli Public Affairs Committee

31-05-2007 20:04

Sharon address BIPAC 2005
Hits back

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Ethical ranking of top pharma companies slammed for ignoring animal testing

31-05-2007 19:37

The Dr Hadwen Trust criticises the latest 'ethical' ranking for pharma companies, for ignoring animal experiments.

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Israeli High Court Allows Shin Bet to Torture Palestinians

31-05-2007 19:31

When you've become worse than what you claim to oppose, there is no moral argument for the perpetuation of your actions.

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NASA - Greenland Ice Melting at Increasing Rate

31-05-2007 19:31

NASA released two reports today on climate change.
A research team has been in Greenland measuring
the ice sheet and glaciers for three weeks with new
laser and radar equipment. They say that "Greenland
has experienced a significant loss of ice." " ...the ice
sheet and glaciers have been melting at an increasing
rate over the past several years."

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Israeli Rabbi Advocates Carpet-Bombing of Gaza

31-05-2007 19:29

It's this type of thinking that created this mess in the first place, and why the Extremists holding Israel hostage in the Knesset won't negotiate or compromise for peace.

It's time for Israelis to stand up to these Ideologues, end their di*k-waving contest, and make peace once and for all.

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Get the G8 off Africa’s back

31-05-2007 17:25

Article by the education charity WORLDwrite examining prevailing attitudes on the ability of Africans to self govern and develop their economic and social potential. Explores poverty eradication & poverty reduction along with what debt relief really means in Ghana.

Includes comments by Ghanian Academics Professor Akilagpa Sawyerr and Dr. Yao Graham of Third World Network Africa.

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US holds talks with Iran in Baghdad

31-05-2007 17:19

US-Iranian talks—the first in nearly three decades—took place in Baghdad on Monday. American ambassador to Iraq, Ryan Crocker, met with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Kazemi Qumi in the offices of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in Baghdad for four hours.

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Parliament votes to exempt itself from Freedom of Information legislation

31-05-2007 17:18

With tacit support from the Labour government and Conservative front bench, a bill has been tabled that would exempt Parliament and MPs from Freedom of Information (FoI) legislation.

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4th of July 2007 - USAF - Menwith Hill Demonstration

31-05-2007 16:00

4th of July 2007 - USAF - Menwith Hill Demonstration
Annual 'Independence FROM America' demonstration

Wednesday 4 July 2007 - 12 noon - 5pm

Speakers -
Mark Steel - comedian and socialist columist
Anas Alkitriki - spokesman - British Muslim Initiative
and apppearance of a special guest


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Empire as a Way of Life, Part 8

31-05-2007 15:24


The current imperial slaughter in the Middle East, justified by the "Global War on Terror", that has resulted in at least 600,000 deaths in Iraq, is nothing new — the U.S. Empire has a long and sordid history of genocidal mass murder.

The history of the US imperialism and Empire is the subject of a series of ten monthly seminars from Dr John Marciano, "Empire as a Way of Life". Attached is a recording of the eighth of these seminars and the text upon which it was based. The first 9 of these seminars have taken place and the intention is to have the whole series published on this site; the last one will take place on 19th June.

This seminar, recorded on 17th April 2007 by the L.A. Sound Posse, runs for 39 minutes and includes the discussion following. It has been made available under a Creative Commons license. If this recording is broadcast please let the L.A. Sound Posse know. This recording was originally made available on the A-Infos Radio Project site.

The following text has been reproduced here with the kind permission of Dr John Marciano and he can be contacted at He introduced this series of seminars in the following way:

A fundamental purpose of our meetings is to understand the systemic nature of the U.S. Empire and the economic and military imperialism that is its lifeblood. The historian William Appleman Williams argues that empire became "a way of life" in the U.S., a "combination of patterns of thought and action that, as it becomes habitual and institutionalized, defines the thrust and character of a culture and society." This "way of life" has convinced many U.S. "Americans" they have a right or "manifest destiny" to impose their political and economic policies upon others.

Dr John Marciano is Professor Emeritus, State University of New York at Cortland, where he taught courses on social and historical foundations of education and class, gender and race.

Previous parts of this series:

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G8; Call for Global Infopoint Network

31-05-2007 14:49

In conjunction to the alternative media material that has already started coming out of Germany about whats going on, we want to encourage the setting up of a network of nodal infopoints outside of the protest area for people in their local area to be able to go to and find out first hand whats going on...Spaces already forming in Berlin, Mataro(Cat), Sao Paulo

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Audio: Barcelona and the ongoing attack against the squatted social centres.

31-05-2007 14:43

Re-occupation of Miles de Viviendas Social Centre
Here there is a 24 minute interview with Emily from Miles de Viviendas squatted social centre, about the local situation in the barrio of Barceloneta, the Barcelona wide situation, the Pirate University project from Miles de Viviendas, and other means of positive creative action for change.
Recorded on May 3- 07

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"Capitalism is not the solution"

31-05-2007 14:28

Attac turns against the unjust sides of globalization and develops econmic concepts.. We need the contagious power of the ideas of freedom, justice and equality. The last European revolution in 1989 succeeded despite dictatorial conditions.. With the Iraq war and Guantanamo, the common values of the West are discredited.

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Lord Brians sixth anniversary.

31-05-2007 13:40

It is Brian Haws sixth anniversary on 2nd June. There will be a party.

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Another WTC7 whitewash has been published in NYTimes

31-05-2007 12:35

A response to yesterday's WTC7 hit piece in the NY Times (see 'A Notion From 9/11 Is Kept Alive' by Jim Dwyer). Why do we bother? Because someone has to keep the concepts of truth and global justice alive as we descend into Rockefeller's 'dream' of a one-world feudal state, that's why!

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Clamp Down On Racism In Sheffield South

31-05-2007 11:26

Unlike other parts of Sheffield, Sheffield South's minorities are far fewer amongst the townships. Recent racist attacks give reason to call for clamp down and eviction of racist tenants.

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Robert Zoellick - wrong choice for the World Bank

31-05-2007 10:08

Bush has proposed Robert Zoellick as the new President of the World Bank.

As always with Bush candidates, it is the political connections, rather than merits, which dictate the choice.

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Update from the Pedal Powered Clowns to Palestine

31-05-2007 09:40

Update from the Pedal Powered Clown to Palestine Project taken from their website

For more information about the project, see the previous article:

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Picnic and live music from refugee communities

31-05-2007 08:23

Exodus Picnic at Feast!

Sunday 3 June 1 - 6pm, FREE EVENT
Platt Fields Park, Wilmslow Road, Manchester, M14 6LA

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Asylum Monologues (free performances)

31-05-2007 08:13

Performances of Asylum Monologues in 12 UK cities on June 21
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