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Titnore Woods Victory

24-08-2008 10:55

Further success for the inspiring Titnore Woods campaigners reported in todays press

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Zapatista solidarity protests at Edinburgh, Bournemouth and European Airports

24-08-2008 09:25

Zapatista solidarity protest at Edinburgh Airport
Passengers hurrying into the main check-in at Edinburgh international airport on 22 August were greeted by an unusual sight. A massive banner proclaimed: “ MEXICO ...Sun…Fun…bloomin’ nice beaches…”, alongside a painting of a palm tree. A somewhat eccentric Mexican tourist board initiative perhaps?
Not exactly. “Torture….Death Squads…Human Rights Breaches…” continued the lower half of the banner, with a carefully painted AK47 illustrating the point.

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International Solidarity-Week With The Anarchist Prisoner Amadeu Casellas

24-08-2008 08:31

More than 60 days is Amadeu Casellas in hungerstrike now.

Not the judge, nor the General Direction, no one

politician...are doing anything to find a solution for his


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Brian Haw - 7 years on, still going strong

24-08-2008 01:09

UK, London. Houses of parliament seen through Brian Haw's peace flag. 2008
Images of Brian Haw's peaceful demonstration in Parliament Square, London, UK.
Brian's protest, against war and to highlight the ridiculous SOCPA laws, is now in its seventh year.

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Free Gaza boats arrive in Gaza

23-08-2008 19:38

Two small boats, the SS Free Gaza and the SS Liberty, successfully landed in Gaza early this evening, breaking the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip.

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Amadeu Casellas, 64 days hungerstrike - a "not political enough" prisoner.

23-08-2008 19:04

Amadeu Casellas has been imprisoned since 1986 for taking part in armed robberies of banks in which no person was shot or physically injured. Previous to that he had been imprisoned during the dictatorship. In total almost 30 years of his life have been spent in jail. It was in jail that he contracted HIV in 2000. It is in jail that he has consistenly revindicated his anarchist philosophy known to many since the group he formed part of in 1973 distributed the money they robbed amongst tenants in danger of eviction.

His case as a political prisoner is clear & the contrasts between his hungerstrike against unconstitutionally continued detention & those of more "political" prisoners in the recent history of the Spanish state is stark.

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FREE Monday Love Carnival After Party with Movimientos

23-08-2008 17:48

Monday Love 7
After Carnival Party, Monday 25th August, 7pm-2am at The Good Ship 289 Kilburn High Road, London

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30 arrested at die-in during environmental gathering Ecotopia in Turkey

23-08-2008 16:35

Sinop (Turkey), 23rd of August. This afternoon, Turkish police arrested 30 foreigners from at least 18 countries and 3 Turkish citizens who took part in a peaceful "die-in" action in front of the Sinop province Governor`s residence in Sinop.

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The Siege of Gaza has been Broken

23-08-2008 15:40

They've done it.

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In the Name of Decency, Compassion & Higher Justice: Allow American War Resister

23-08-2008 14:01

I am beginning to feel like the Government of Canada is
attempting to adopt an ideology as our national identity and I am very
disturbed by that. I feel that some of your policies are beginning to depart
from deeply held traditional Canadian values. And you are transforming the
face of Canada with the mandate of a minority Government. You also have a
majority in the House of Commons who voted, on behalf of Canadians, to
support the request made by American War resisters to remain in Canada.

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Open Letter to the Canadian Prime Minister

23-08-2008 13:50

I feel that some of your policies are beginning to depart from deeply held traditional Canadian values. And you are transforming the face of Canada with the mandate of a minority Government. You also have a majority in the House of Commons who voted, on behalf of Canadians, to support the request made by American War resisters to remain in Canada.

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Extract from work in progress

23-08-2008 13:31

It may be difficult to define or describe what one means by the state but, as one becomes aware of the inherent cruelty with which it functions it may be more a matter of feeling what we mean by the state as well as perhaps attempting one’s own definition. I often feel people seldom give sufficient credence to their feelings and this is an unfortunate state of affairs contributing I feel to stagnation of human thought and progress.

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Rwanda: obscuring the truth about the genocide

23-08-2008 13:18

Far from being radical, the attacks on France for its role in the 1994 war
are designed to whitewash Western intervention more broadly.
Barrie Collins,, 13.08.2008

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Blockades: Acts of War

23-08-2008 12:55

From July 21 - 31, Joint Task Force (mostly US, but also UK, France, Brazil and Italy) "Operation Brimstone" large scale war games were conducted off the US East coast in the North Atlantic. Its purpose may have been to prepare for a naval blockade of Iran. From what's known a naval deployment may be planned, and a blockade may ensue. The situation remains tense and worrisome.

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Armenia's Struggle for Independence

23-08-2008 12:29

Each country must find its own way, shaped by its immediate situation, and seen against the backdrop of its own specific cultural and political history. In the case of Armenia, it is evident that any perspective for real economic progress must be based on cooperation with its neighbors in the context of a regional development perspective. This means negotiating political solutions to the continuing conflicts with Azerbaijan and Turkey, in order to reestablish normal economic and trade relations. To achieve this, requires a capable leadership dedicated to the future of its nation and its people, as well as support from the international community. Armenians are seeking such leadership.

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[press release] Police threatens Ecotopia camp in Turkey with eviction

23-08-2008 12:22

In the moment, the participants of the 20th Ecotopia international environmentalist gathering at Sarikum nature reserve, Sinop, on the Turkish Black Sea coast, are awaiting and preparing for forceful eviction of their camp site by the Jandarma (Turkish Police), which are already present with undercover agents and several cars. The 70 participants from over 30 countries will peacefully resist this unjustified raid. The offical reason for the announced eviction was the announcement of the intention to take part in the weekly permitted press conference of the local anti-nuclear initiative SÝNYAD (Sinop Nükleersiz Kent ve Yaþam Derneði).

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A week of free workshops, discussions & skill-sharing

23-08-2008 12:21

The planning for the London FreeSchool week is going well with confirmed workshops and the such like starting to appear on the website. Bowl Court Social Centre, the original location for the weeks event, was sadly evicted a couple of weeks ago. However, the event lives on and has moved to the rampART ( and LARC ( After all a free school should not be limited and contained by concrete walls!

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Missile Defence: Washington and Poland just moved the World closer to War

23-08-2008 12:10

The signing on August 14 of an agreement between the governments of the
United States and Poland to deploy on Polish soil US `interceptor missiles'
is the most dangerous move towards nuclear war the world has seen since the
1962 Cuba Missile crisis.

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Anti-Trident circus skills demo outside Rolls Royce in Derby

23-08-2008 11:17

This is a peace campaigning, juggling, clowning, stilt-walking, and music playing invitation.

Come and have fun and say no to Trident’s replacement!

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activists highlights how to stop paying taxes for the war? - thank you

23-08-2008 10:30

One of the activists protestors has pointed out how all of us can stop supporting the illegal war and occupation of Iraq through where it can hurt idiot politicians most. The activist referenced the fact that paying taxes has been reduced to a war crime in itself as under Article 25 of the Statutes of Rome, providing the means for a war crimes - paying taxes or fines to a government that is committing war crimes - is also in intself, a war crime.

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