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Islam4UK Off!

06-01-2010 14:28

The recent announcement by Islam4UK for a demonstration at Wootton Bassett has caused the intended media flap and reactions from many sides and the far right are about to capitalise on it.

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Yemen, the joke is on you ...

06-01-2010 14:15

The danger of war in Yemen and ideas to raise awareness

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Japanese whale killers ram and destroy Sea Shepherd protest vessel the Ady Gil

06-01-2010 14:13

Ady Gil after ramming
Early this morning the Japanese whale killing ship Shonan Maru2 rammed and destroyed the Sea Shepherd protest vessel the Ady Gil. It was a miracle no Sea Shepherd crew were killed or seriously injured.

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Bradford Uni Noise Demo Postponed to 15/01/10

06-01-2010 13:31

Noise Demo Postponed to 15/01/10

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Sample email and phone statement for Egyptian Embassy and MPs

06-01-2010 13:00

Here is a sample telephone statement to say when you call the egyptian embassy. The egyptian embassy has stated they have received many calls and emails. I asked approximately how many calls and emails they've received this morning. he sounded fed up and said he can't disclose except saying they've received "a lot". I read the statement and as soon as he heard the words viva palestina he put the phone down, but never hung up, he walked away from the phone. I could hear talking and phones ringing in the background. After 20 seconds he returned back to the phone, and I continued reading my statement he sounded now really annoyed probably having expected me to hang up. After reading my statement I asked him how my raised concerns would be next processed, he said he had no power and that he said if you email it would forwarded to the relevant authority who would do something about it.

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Profiting From the Occupation: An Open Letter to Fyffes

06-01-2010 09:54

The Christmas period is one of the busiest times of the year for date importers. Tonnes of dates are imported into the UK from illegal Israeli agricultural settlements on Palestinian land. Campaigners have been focusing on Israeli companies, such as Carmel Agrexco, importing these dates into the UK but little is known about Fyffes, a transnational company that has also sourced dates from Israeli settlements.

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Riot Police attack UK humanitarian aid convoy to Gaza

05-01-2010 23:10

2000 riot cops battle over Gaza aid

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Video - Treesit in Hamburg against a proposed pipeline (3.Jan.10)

05-01-2010 22:54

Since the 18.12.09 ROBIN WOOD-Activists squat several trees in the Gählerpark in Hamburg Altona to impende the contruction of a heating pipeline for the planned coal power plant Hamburg Moorburg, which would mean the loss of the trees in the park. The company proposing the pipeline is Vattenfall, a Swedish corporation. With their protest they support two residents who have squattet two trees already at 3rd of december.

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New PFI prison in North Wales

05-01-2010 21:58

The Wrexham County Borough Council is backing government plans to build a 1,500-capacity prison in Wrexham, despite local opposition to the 'development'. The prison will be built with public money, then handed over to a private company to operate, in a part-privatisation process known as the Private Finance Initiative (PFI). Once the local authority has made its submission, an independent company employed by the Ministry of Justice will shortlist potential locations. An announcement, due to be made in July 2010, could apparently be delayed due to the general elections in May.

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Counter Terror Expo Take Two: G4S Technology

05-01-2010 21:55

In the lead up to the Counter Terror Expo in April 2010, Corporate Watch is taking a closer look at the companies helping to create, and profiting from, the terror/security culture (see the previous article at The trade fair, which is taking place at Kensington Olympia in London, is an opportunity to make huge profits for any company that can link its products to Western governments' 'wars on terror'. Amongst the 250 exhibitors are several companies developing security systems using biometric technologies and increasingly oppressive surveillance systems, bidding for lucrative contracts to create state-of-the-art security systems, for both state agencies and private clients.

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Under 2 weeks to Smash EDO's J18: Remember Gaza

05-01-2010 21:37

With just under two weeks to go to Smash EDO's Remember Gaza mass event this is a short message to keep you all in the loop.

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Welcome to Orwell’s World 2010

05-01-2010 20:35

In Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell described a superstate called Oceania, whose language of war inverted lies that “passed into history and became truth. ‘Who controls the past’, ran the Party slogan, ‘controls the future: who controls the present controls the past’.”

In Oceania, truth and lies are indivisible. According to Obama, the American attack on Afghanistan in 2001 was authorised by the United Nations Security Council. There was no UN authority. He said the “the world” supported the invasion in the wake of 9/11 when, in truth, all but three of 37 countries surveyed by Gallup expressed overwhelming opposition.

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Is the Nigerian bomber story a racist hoax?

05-01-2010 20:03

The Nigerian bombers story is full of holes and increasingly subject to criticism from such commentators as the US-based Black Agenda Report, Pan African News Wire, Mathaba News and also Veterans Today and Alex Jones. In fact, the story we have been told is not what happened.

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Can You Hear Us? Women’s uncensored experiences of detention and deportation

05-01-2010 18:45

Come hear how despite being: isolated, denied access to dependable lawyers, subjected to slave labour and negligent healthcare, abused and assaulted during deportations, and terrorised by the threat of being sent back . . . women continue to organise creatively in defence of themselves and their children.

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Aldermaston: training, lobbying, actioneering

05-01-2010 18:28

A brief update on current and forthcoming opportunities for campaigning against the next generation of British nuclear weapons - including lobbying, direct action and training.

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Heads in the Sand? Or, Why Don’t Governments Talk about Peak Oil?

05-01-2010 18:07

There is a train crash about to happen from an energy point of view. But politicians everywhere seem to have entirely missed the scale of the problem… [G]overnments and multilateral agencies have failed to recognize the imminence and scale of the global oil supply crunch, and most of them remain completely unprepared for its consequences.1

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Climate Protestors in Court Following Defacing of Canadian Flag

05-01-2010 17:26

Three climate activists are this morning due in Westminster Magistrate’s
Court charged with criminal damage against the Canadian High Commission in
London following an action to stop the Tar Sands..

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L'Adamsgate Child Sexual Abuse Affair

05-01-2010 13:44

Lets keep this Our Little Secret
Fresh claims against Gerry Adams in the L'Adamsgate Affair is putting
further pressure on Gerry Adams to resign as President of his party
and as a Westminster MP from Ireland. Anger is mounting in West
Belfast and across Ireland at an alleged cover up by Adams, of his
brother's alleged sexual abuse of his daughter Aine, who reported him
to the RUC/PSNI as far back as 1987.

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Gaza Freedom March Marches in Cairo Against Egyptian Blockade

05-01-2010 11:04

Gaza Freedom March marching in Cairo on 31 December 2009
On the first anniversary of the Israeli military assault on Gaza, the Gaza Freedom March, trapped in Cairo, marched not only against the Israeli siege on Gaza, but on the Egyptian blockade as well. On New Year’s Day 2010, GFM delegates ratified the historic Cairo Declaration, launching a globally-unified boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israeli apartheid.
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