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09-11-2008 00:28

Tens of millions of people want a new direction. The question is whether they can be organized to fight for it.

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Veg*n Climate March - Sat 6 Dec 2008

08-11-2008 22:58

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Realities after the dollar and before the Revolution

08-11-2008 22:55

The following article from Le Monde Diplo (not available on-line without subscription) is useful. These extracts jumped out at me:

"Only the combination of acknowledged economic power and an attractive, original political vision could overthrow the prevailing system or allow all its participants to be treated as equals" and "we are still a long way from a united front with the capacity to impose new international rules or dethrone the dollar and its institutional props, the IMF and the World Bank."

For "we are still a long way off" I would like to suggest we must read "revolution"; meaning sustained & decentralised simultaneous organisation on a national/transnational scale.

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Hail to the Chief of Staff

08-11-2008 22:40

Sadly, it appears as though Obama has allowed himself to be surrounded by the same types of people that were responsible for the Madness of the reign of Bush the Lesser. The hope is fading fast ...

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Halloween Canary Wharf in Pictures.

08-11-2008 22:13

Its Halloween in the centre of capitalism...
Some images from last Friday

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Omali Yeshitela's Statement on Obama Election

08-11-2008 20:37

(Join African People's Socialist Party Chairman Omali Yeshitela, Black Agenda Report senior editor Glen Ford, African Socialist International General Secretary Luwezi Kinshasa, direct from London, and Africanist Movement Director Chernoh Alpha M. Bah, direct from Freetown, as they discuss reaction to the U.S. elections from the U.S. to the UK to Sierra Leone, Sunday, November 9th at 16:00 UTC / 11:00 am U.S. Eastern on

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Another Free for All in Wrexham

08-11-2008 20:29

I got a chess set
Freeconomy Wrexham has been out and about today with another Free for All Bring and Take event at Penycae. It's all about sharing, re-use, having our cake and eating it.

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eMzantsi Ubuntu Coalition

08-11-2008 18:14

Update on refugee situation in South Africa:
A flourishing economy alone cannot heal the wounds of the past, particularly if the majority of the population are still excluded from the miracle and therefore unable to worship at the alter of materialism.

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How To Stop A Nuclear Waste Train. Impressions from Germany

08-11-2008 16:05

Good news: 20 000 police trying to prevent countless anti-nuclear waste activists from stopping the castor transport train weren´t able to stop them: a couple of activists managed to stop the train not far away from the french border by chaining themselves to the rails.

The following is a portrait of a very famous and traditional event within the anti-Castor activist's agenda: the forest „game“ called the „Ralley Monte Göhrde“.

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Italian Student rebellion: Info and Pics from Rome

08-11-2008 14:36

7 November 2008

This friday everybody skipped school again and took to the streets instead. Even though minister Gelmini had tried to confuse things by promising extra money for universities and students with “adequate merits”, the student mobilisation went on and its message was clear: “No cuts to education, no privatization, we ain’t gonna pay for their crisis”.

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Mel Broughton NOT found guilty - now what?

08-11-2008 13:48

Mel Broughton of the oxford anti vivisection campaign Speak still imprisoned despite not being found guilty of anything. What happened to the presumption of innocence? Perhaps this is what happens in a "dirty war"? He has spent last christmas in prison. Will he have to endure the same this year?

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Freedom for Jean-Marc Rouillan - Caged words

08-11-2008 12:19

Jean-Marc Rouillan is inside again. He’d spoken out about turning over a new leaf and commented – albeit briefly – on the legal ban that prevents him from discussing the revolutionary strategy that saw him locked up for 22 years.

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Escalating U.S. Attacks Stir Opposition and Outrage in Pakistan

08-11-2008 09:25

Awami Mazahmat
Secular-minded workers, students, professionals, and concerned citizens joined a mass protest in the streets of Karachi, demanding an immediate end to the deadly raids by U.S. forces on Pakistani villages from bases in Afghanistan. The current U.S. policy of shifting combat focus from Iraq to the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, apparently backed by both Republicans and Democrats, is galvanizing Pakistani public opinion decisively against the U.S. (Photos by Abira Ashfaq and Faris)

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Obama speaks on Iran (by Latuff)

08-11-2008 04:38

Obama speaks on Iran
Copyleft artwork by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff.

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Lord William Rees-Mogg, Agora Inc And.Bill Bonner's Racist Attack On Obama

08-11-2008 00:54

But even more bizzare in light of the outrageously sick comments by Bill Bonner and James Dale Davidson in their latest thedailyreckoning political tirade and fraud promotion is knowing that Frank Carlucci(who is a George Herbert Walker Bush comrade and ex Carlyle CEO),is also impicated by some in the murder of Patrice Lumumba in Africa in the 1960's Congo struggle against Belgian and U.S. imperialism.

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Castor: Welcoming International Guests

07-11-2008 23:57

international guests in the Wendland in Germany
On Friday, 7th December international guests from around the world were welcomed in the Wendland through an information event in Dannenberg with the title „Nuclear Companies Deal World Wide – Our Resistance is International, Connected, and Knows No Borders“. Attendees from countries like France, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Russia, Finland, the United States and Canada participate in the resistance against the Castor transport (high level radioactive material) to Gorleben in the „Wendland“ (Lower Saxony). Some of them told about the situation in their countries. The event was supported with music from a Berlin band „Nümmes Straßenrock“.

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video report - peasants fighting fumigation of monsanto pesticides in paraguay

07-11-2008 23:31

This is the tale of an emerging conflict between to totally different vision about agriculture. Filmed in paraguay, end of october 2008. It is a very very hot political issue in paraguay, but apparently doesn`t reach the international eye and ear. Yet.

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Obama advisers discuss preparations for war on Iran

07-11-2008 23:09

The emerging consensus on Iran in US foreign policy circles again underscores the fact that the differences between Obama and McCain were purely tactical. While millions of Americans voted for the Democratic candidate believing he would end the war in Iraq and address their pressing economic needs, powerful sections of the American elite swung behind him as a better vehicle to prosecute US economic and strategic interests in the Middle East and Central Asia—including the use of military force against Iran.

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Angela Davis and Barack Obama

07-11-2008 21:54

Last night I had the privilege of listening to Angela Davis, a woman I have admired since I first heard of her, and her activism. She was speaking to a philosophy conference so this was not the occasion to spit fire; nonetheless, though her delivery was restrained, the content of her words was as uncompromising as I expected.

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Nuclear weapons manufacturers urged to resign following university visit

07-11-2008 21:15

Representatives of the Atomic Weapons Establishment near Aldermaston in Berkshire have met calls for their resignation after they visited the University of Birmingham to recruit students into the development and manufacture of weapons of mass destruction.
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