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The Empire Tastes an Unprecedented Moral Defeat

23-08-2007 17:33

GERARDO, Ramón, René, Fernando and Antonio are still behind bars in the United States, three of them in maximum security prisons, and all of them subjected to the hateful revenge of those in Washington who have made them the target of reprisals against the Cuban Revolution...

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Blow Off Dem Melting Ice Caps Jethro....Let's Drill for More Oil

23-08-2007 15:22

The Arctic ice is melting at an accelerating pace, with this year already showing record retreat. There is still a month or so left of summer heating, but the record minimum ice melt has already been reached. "It is therefore almost certain that the previous 2005 record will be annihilated by the final 2007 annual minima closer to the end of this summer."(1)

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Giving the Climate Camp a Good Telling Off!

23-08-2007 14:47

Guardian Environment Editor Lambasts the Heathrow Climate Camp’s “Media Mismanagement”

Last week’s peaceful protests at the Heathrow Camp for Climate Action ( were a heartening sign of sanity in response to the huge climate threat facing us. Activists drew attention to the role of aviation in global warming, conducted seminars on climate science and undertook a series of nonviolent demonstrations. A mass siege even temporarily shut down the national headquarters of British Airports Authority (BAA), owners of Heathrow airport.

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Judge halts DR Congo deportations

23-08-2007 14:46

A High Court judge has order a halt to deportations of failed asylum seekers to the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Climate camp photos from the saddle

23-08-2007 14:13

Banner hang in West Drayton on Sun morning.
Some pictures of the day of action from one of the cycle crew.

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Camp for Climate Action 2007 a Resounding Success! (Action Roundup)

23-08-2007 14:02

The 24 hours of direct action against climate change which began on Sunday 19th August at noon has culminated in a flurry of direct actions throughout England. As previously stated, none of the actions were intended to disrupt passengers, but instead, targeted the corporations who profit from climate chaos. Meanwhile, the mass siege of BAA national headquarters has forced its closure for the day.

During the week there have been over 71 arrests and a dozen actions, covering a broad range of issues.

Find below details of all the actions throughout the week...

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US moves to oust Iraqi prime minister

23-08-2007 13:34

Open calls by Democratic Party leaders this week for the removal of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, combined with ongoing expressions of frustration by Bush administration officials, indicate that the Iraqi government’s days are numbered. Moves are underway in Washington and Baghdad to remove Maliki when the Iraqi parliament returns from a summer break on September 4.

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Remember the quagmiristas: todays odd "mainstream" media spin :the war on peace

23-08-2007 13:33

commentary about a few strange logic jumps in the recent middle east coverage
22nd + today, aug 07

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Sipson Says Thankyou to Climate Camp

23-08-2007 12:58

As the camp for climate action was winding down and packing up several groups of local residents were going around thanking people for all of their efforts over the last week and a half.

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Judgment due in DRC judicial review

23-08-2007 12:51

The High Court this morning heard the application for judicial review of decisions to deport asylum seekers on a charter flight to the un(Democratic) Republic of the Congo. At the time of writing the evidence has been heard and the judgment will be given this afternoon.

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Give Them Up

23-08-2007 12:50

The murder last night of a child shot dead

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Battle of the broad bean field ( 15 pics )

23-08-2007 12:35

Another photo highlighting a brave eco worrior and one of her majesty's finest
These photos highlight the police tactics used as we were kettled in the broad bean field.

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Friendly American Encounter with Revolutionary Guards

23-08-2007 12:31

An American peace delegation which visited Iran recently has described a striking friendly encounter with some three hundred members of the Revolutionary Guards. In a statement, the head of the delegation has strongly debunked the US administration's decision to label these soldiers as terrorist and has called on Americans to oppose a new war of aggression.

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Copwatch Wales from Gagged!, the newsletter of the South Wales Anarchists

23-08-2007 11:57

Law and Disorder News From the Gagged! Collective...

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Pegah Emambakhsh Must Stay

23-08-2007 11:17

Pegah Emambakhsh
Urgent action needed - Iranian lesbian to be deported on Tuesday 28th August to face possible lashings, even perhaps being stoned to death

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Brandishing shields, hurling missiles? - anarchists at BAA

23-08-2007 11:06

“Brandishing shields, hurling missiles at riot police and knocking an officer off his horse – anarchists provoke skirmishes at BAA protest.”

This is what we read in all the mainstream newspapers on Monday.

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G8 Heiligendamm- rostock: health update. anybody who had a tick out there...

23-08-2007 11:02

it turned out that some anti-G8 activists contracted
lyme disease after being bitten by ticks on their way to blockades around
heiligendamm and rostock.

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Location of Smash EDO Camp

23-08-2007 09:32

Here it is

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Iraq: Divide et Impera

23-08-2007 08:17

The US is using a hoary imperial tactic dating back to the Romans to dominate Iraq and to justify a long-term military presence in the country

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Polymer Chemist Smashes Environmental Apathy

23-08-2007 06:29

Hi, I wrote a summary report of my view from inside the camp, outside the camp, and on the email list. Don't feel pressured to read it all!
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