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Paul Krugman in the New York Times (a left-liberal Obama critic during the primary campaign) says there's "something wrong with you" if you weren't "teary-eyed" about Obama's election. Yes, numerous other radicals and I need to be put under psychiatric care because we didn't cry over the militantly bourgeois and openly imperialist Obama's presidential selection.
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AS THE OBSERVER TROTS OUT POLICE LINE OVER ECO-TERRORISM
“Of course I don’t have a f*cking agenda. I’m a national newspaper journalist – why would I have an agenda?” - Mark Townsend, Observer journalist.
Paul Larudee, co-founder of the Free Gaza Movement, described the elaborate measures taken to certify that the first historic voyage to break the Israeli siege of Gaza was completely harmless, non-violent, and transparent. Speaking to supporters in Sunnyvale, California, he said, “We don’t preach non-violence, we practice it!”
A federal grand jury in North Carolina is investigating allegations the controversial private security firm Blackwater illegally shipped assault weapons and silencers to Iraq, hidden in large sacks of dog food, ABCNews.com has learned. Despite four separate federal grand jury investigations of its operations, Blackwater's contract to provide security services for the US State Department was renewed earlier this year. The contract pays Blackwater $250 million a year
The campaign to elect the president is over. The campaign to make the president DO what he was elected FOR is underway.
This is the text handed out by the Plaintiffs after last night's verdict in the Diaz trial.
Followed by a quick translated summary of Judge Baroni's extremely political verdict come fudge.
YOUR COMMUNITY MATTERS ARE HALF WAY THROUGH. THIS WEEK THERE ARE TEN EVENTS ACROSS THE CITY. THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO INFLUENCE WHAT IS BEING DELIVERED IN YOUR COMMUNITY AND TO INFLUENCE POLICY FOR THE FUTURE.
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Biometric ID cards will come into force for non-EU students and spouses from 25th November and will be issued from offices in Birmingham, Cardiff, Croydon, Glasgow, Liverpool, and Sheffield. We will be holding a protest outside the Home Office building in Cardiff and hope for protests outside each of the other offices on that day.
Lindela deportation centre, notorious for human rights abuses, is the symbol of state-sponsored xenophobia in South Africa.
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Yesterday, students at the students union agm voted to support a motion to withdraw support for all military funded bodies.
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Colombian Indigenous resistance, London-based Colombian cleaners struggle, Hands Off Venezuela conference
Thousands of NHS workers, including mental health nurses, paramedics and ambulance staff, have voted to strike in protest at a derisory pay deal.
This Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center www.imemc.org, for November 8 through 14, 2008.
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Tesco have LOST their first appeal (and the associated non-determination appeal) for the Mill Road site in Cambridge.
The Inspector concluded:
“I find that both of the realistically available servicing options would pose unacceptable risks to highway safety, which would not be outweighed by benefits or the fallback position. I therefore conclude that both appeals should be dismissed.”