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Mossadegh and Ahmadinejad: Iran faces almost the same dilemma as 1953

02-02-2010 14:47

[1] Time magazine, 25 September 2006 - [2] Time magazine, 4 June 1951
There is a stark similarity between some aspects of the political atmosphere dominant over Iran today and those under Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh right before the U.S.-led coup of 1953 that resulted in the overthrow of the legitimate government of Iran and the establishment of a U.S.-puppet government of the Shah.

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Camden Bio Hazard Lab - your LAST CHANCE to speak out public forum in Camden

02-02-2010 14:46

There are plans to build a high level [3] virus containment facility and animal testing lab in Camden on a residential Camden council houses estate, Somers Town in Camden. The lab could contain deadly pathogens such as anthrax and if built will be alongside St Pancras International in Kings Cross behind the British Library. There will be a development forum and public meeting in Camden on February 10th in Camden. This is your LAST CHANCE to ask questions and speak out. Attend!

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The killing tracks of Britain

02-02-2010 14:23

You can never be sure of a winner in greyhound racing but greyhound’s getting smashed-up is a dead cert. Gulleen Star, Loughmore Boy, Kilkeedy Blue, Ardera Express, Malbay Katie, Glenske Sky, Skywalker Brenda and Fida Cascada were just some of the greyhounds to lose their life in January 2010, all in the name of sport, all soon forgotten.

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Continuing Conflicts that Create Refugees, January 2010

02-02-2010 09:08

Two actual or potential conflict situations around the world deteriorated and two improved in January 2010, according to the new issue of CrisisWatch.

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San José Peace and Justice Award Honours Free Gaza Pioneers

02-02-2010 08:53

Pete McHugh, Kathy Sheetz, Paul Larudee, Greta Berlin, Sharat G. Lin
The San Jose Peace and Justice Center awarded its Gertrude Welch Peace and Justice Award to pioneers of the Free Gaza Movement who sailed the first small boats to break the Israeli siege of Gaza. The award prompted the city of Milpitas, California to present commendations and U.S. Congressman Mike Honda to award Congressional recognition to the recipients.

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EDL are racist thugs

02-02-2010 01:17

The English Defence League (EDL) claim to be against extreme Islam yet on their website is a link to a news story of an Asian man being convicted of rape. What has this got to do with extreme Islam? Which other groups highlight black/asian crime? The BNP and the NF.

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Warning & prompt for action against the Chagos Conservation Trust

02-02-2010 00:25

This is serious: environmental issues are being shamelessly manipulated by vested government and military (UK/US) interests to undermine the entire ethical position of the global environmental movement. See below for links:

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Zapatista Communities Evicted For ‘Ecotourism’ Centres

02-02-2010 00:11

Zapatistas denounce the eviction and destruction of an indigenous
community and accuse the government of aiming to set up ecotourism

'Reforestation' is the pretext used by the authorities to perform the
operation against the EZLN support bases.

Hermann Bellinghausen, La Jornada Sunday 31 January 2010, p. 7, originally
published in Spanish.

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Photos of Mainshill camp after police destruction

01-02-2010 19:27

mainshill camp after eviction and destruction
Images made of the evicted and destroyed Mainshill protest camp in Scotland.

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Stop deportations to Nigeria now!

01-02-2010 18:20

[If you would like to add your group or organisation's name to the list of signatories to this statement, please email Other things you can do to help stop mass deportations to Nigeria are listed below.]

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Protest against Blair at Chilcot Inquiry - Photos

01-02-2010 15:08

All these police under investigation
Protesters kept up a day-long protest outside the QEII confrerence centre while Tony Blair was performing at the inquiry. Photographs Copyright (C) 2010, Peter Marshall, all rights reserved.

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Free Vermont, and long live the UNtied States.

01-02-2010 14:38

"The U.S. government is an immoral enterprise -- engaged in imperial wars, propping up corrupt bankers and supersized corporations, crushing small businessmen, plundering the tax-base for corporate welfare, snooping on the private lives of citizens -- and we want no more part of it. The gods of the empire, are not the gods of Vermont."

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Animal Rights Film Night Southampton

01-02-2010 13:53

Subvert The City Arts Collective presents an evening of animal rights films.

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the rise of the far right and anti-fascism: february 16th, sheffield

01-02-2010 12:52

Next meeting of Sheffield's communist discussion group.

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Earth First! Winter Moot location announced, 6pm Fri 5th - Sun 7th Feb 2010

01-02-2010 11:59

"A weekend of networking, reflection, strategic discussions & campaign planning for anyone involved in ecological direct action who believes in non-hierarchical organisation and directly confronting the forces responsible for the destruction of the Earth and its inhabitants"

6pm Fri 5th - Sun 7th Feb 2010
Dipton Community Centre, Front Street (A692), Dipton, Stanley, County Durham, DH9 9DR

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Adopt a Hasty Lane Resident!

01-02-2010 11:48

This February will see the launch of ‘Adopt-a-Resident’ at Hasty Lane, an event forming part of the campaign protesting against the expansion of Manchester Airport. Hasty Lane, home to historic cottages and surrounded by acres of open ground and important ecological habitats, is under threat due to the plans and its residents are facing forced removal from their homes.

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Anti-meat demo TODAY 12noon 'til 4pm 1st Feb Cornmarket St

01-02-2010 10:56

Come along and try free vegan food and support us helping people to learn to eat less or no animal products:-
for personal health,
for the environment, reducing carbon emissions,
to enable enough food for the starving millions in the world
and to stop the abuse and slaughter of millions of animals.

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Eight Children Hospitalised in Nabi Saleh Siege

01-02-2010 09:07

Around twenty residents of Nabi Salah village were injured during Friday’s demonstration, directed mainly at the Hallamish settlement which occupies the village’s farmland and primary water source. Most of those injured were children not participating in the protest, tear gassed and fired upon with rubber bullets as they sheltered in a nearby house.

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B and K RALLY report plus pic

01-02-2010 02:02

giving it to the animal abusers
demonstrators braced the freezing cold to tell b and k universal ltd to stop supplying animals for death

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Tamil's vote on Sri Lankan independance, but at their own risk.

01-02-2010 01:15

In an action designed to highlight the democratic rights denied to their contemporaries still in Sri Lanka, Tamils in the UK came together this weekend to vote on the issue of independance.
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