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Turkey as a US Security Partner: RAND Corporation report

14-04-2008 20:06

According to the Financial Times [1], US President George Bush and Russia's President Putin decided at the NATO Summit in Bucharest that the alliance should welcome a missile defence system in Europe and extend it to Turkey and areas in the Balkans that would not be covered by current US plans. We publish below the relevant excerpts of a report by the RAND Corporation on US Foreign Policy towards Turkey. A recent article on Turkey [2] may help to contextualise the arguments put forward in this report.

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Squatted Community Garden Reopened in Reading as Part of Days of Action!

14-04-2008 20:01

PJ & Gaby
On Sat 12th April, actions took place across the world in defence of squats and free spaces. In Reading, anti-capitalists managed to re-open Common Ground squatted community garden for the day, with a community BBQ and music show, despite a year of struggle with the authorities for control of the space.

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Peter Hallward's "Damming the Flood" - Part I

14-04-2008 19:23

A superb history of recent Haitian history.

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Carter: Zionist shill

14-04-2008 19:23

Jimmy Carter proved today that he had been bought by the Zionist lobby when he described attacks on the Zionist city of Sderot as "despicable" and "criminal".

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Antifa trouble in Wroclaw, Poland

14-04-2008 17:21

Another trouble in Poland.

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Anonymous protests Scientology corporation in Birmingham

14-04-2008 17:16

The theme of the protest was "Operation Reconnect"
More than 70 protestors gathered on Ethel Street in central Birmingham on Saturday 12th, wearing distinctive masks and costumes to protest against the abusive policies of the Church of Scientology.

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Ruling gives 'failed' asylum-seekers free healthcare

14-04-2008 17:11

Thousands of failed asylum-seekers won the right to free healthcare yesterday, when the High Court ruled that restrictions on NHS treatment were unlawful.

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Benefit Gig for Unity 17.04.08, Glasgow

14-04-2008 17:10

Fund-raiser Benefit Gig for UNITY!

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Refugees fight forced return to Iraq war zones

14-04-2008 17:00

UN dismay as tribunal allows British expulsions

The United Nations last night accused the government of holding a 'sword of Damocles' over the heads of Iraqi refugees in Britain after it emerged that the Home Office had won a landmark test case giving it the power to return refugees to war-torn parts of their home country, including Basra and Baghdad.

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Picket of the Border & Immigration Agency in Cardiff tomorrow

14-04-2008 16:53

As part of the ongoing campaign against the unjust & immoral way the UK border controls are destroying lives there will be another picket of the BIA offices tomorrow (15th April) at 12 noon.

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AAPDEP Initiates Community Fishing Project in Oloshoro, Sierra Leone

14-04-2008 16:51

Oloshoro, Sierra Leone
The All African People's Development and Empowerment Project is working with the people of Oloshoro, Sierra Leone to develop the town's local fishing economy.

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Urgent: demonstrate for Mumia Abu-Jamal, this Saturday 19 April: Free Mumia now!

14-04-2008 16:24

Free Mumia now!

Mumia Abu-Jamal
is innocent!

Abolish the racist
death penalty!

Saturday 19 April
1pm, US Embassy,
Grosvenor Square, London W1A
(Nearest Tube: Bond Street)

See attached PDF leaflet, contact the PDC for more information and to help build the demonstration, to speak and to endorse the protest. 020 7281 5504 (includes international leaflet, full list of endorsers and further information about Mumia Abu-Jamal)

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Torture is US

14-04-2008 16:06

Scooter meets his customers
This film covers the adventures of our intrepid Guerrilla film maker, Scooter as he turns himself into a entrepreneurial master of war. Scooter Twomey endeavours to set up his own independent torture company in lieu of the CIA being banned from Europe for extraordinary rendition.

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Coastguards hold second strike

14-04-2008 16:05

British coastguards took part in a second 24-hour strike last Friday 11th April over pay.

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London Mayday 300th Anniversary Party

14-04-2008 15:40

The Space Hijackers and Metropolitan Police Cordially invite you to

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Plane Stupid Scotland Scale Parliament To Challenge Backdoor Airport Expansion

14-04-2008 15:16

Plane Stupid Scotland scaled the Scottish Parliament building today, in an early morning protest at Scottish Government plans to impose massive airport expansion by the back door. At 2pm the protestors voluntary walked off the building, were arrested and taken to St.Leonards police station.

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Palestine Today 041408

14-04-2008 14:48

Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Centre,, for Monday April 14th, 2008.

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Pavilion asbestos scandal

14-04-2008 14:28

derelict semi-demolished garages
Pavilion Housing Association fail to take proper precautions when removing hazardous asbestos.

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Iraq Militia hides their arms

14-04-2008 14:07

Iraq militias go into hiding until another "surge" has been completed. Once its ended, watch the blood flow in more sectarian killings!
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