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An Imperfect Peace: Colombia's Civil War Nearing End

03-12-2013 12:01

There has been civil war in Colombia more or less continuously since 1948. It seems it may finally be coming to an end. It is ending the way most other long-lasting civil wars end.

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bristol city council mobile cctv vans attacked

03-12-2013 11:03

this is for the curtain-twitchers & community-snitchers, "their out there!" bolt your doors, lock up your daughers.

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9/11 in the Academic Community: How Professors Analyze 9/11 & "War on Terrorism"

02-12-2013 07:40

Coming this fall, “9/11 in the Academic Community,” a Winner of the University of Toronto Film Festival, is a unique film that documents academia’s treatment of critical perspectives on 9/11 by exploring the taboo that shields the American government’s narrative from scholarly examination.

Through a powerful reflection on intellectual courage and the purpose of academia, the film aims at changing intellectual discourse on 9/11 and the War on Terror.

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Day 1: Take Online Action Against The Workfare Conference Monday 2nd Decembe

01-12-2013 23:29

Online action announced, tell the workfare and sanction conference sponsors what you think #ERSA2013

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#OpSafeWinter Engaged

01-12-2013 19:11

Mission of the OP, to highlight the homeless situation in areas throughout the UK. Build up a resource network for food supply, blankets clothes socks etc

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Inside the paranoid Maoist cults of 1970s Britain

01-12-2013 13:05

The couple accused in the case of alleged “domestic slavery” in London were reportedly the leaders of a tiny Maoist sect, the Workers’ Institute of Marxism-Leninism-Mao Zedong Thought, which had gone “underground” in the late 1970s. To understand how the Workers’ Institute ended up so far off the radar, we need to understand where they came from – the strange world of radical Maoist politics in 1970s London.

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Photo report: Private Manning's Family in Dublin

01-12-2013 09:19

The family relaxes in the Brian Boru pub at a social event Saturday night

We've been in Dublin since Wednesday with Welsh members of Chelsea Manning's family, enjoying warm and enthusiastic Irish hospitality from AFRI and many others during three days of solidarity events, meetings, meals and media interviews. There are Irish connections on both sides of Chelsea's family: maternal grandfather from Rathmines, Dublin and one set of paternal great grandparents (both Mannings) from a village in Cork. Chelsea was flown out to Iraq via Shannon airport, the use of which by the US military compromises Ireland's supposed neutrality. There will be more to report back later, but for now here are a few photos from the visit and some links to other reports and news items.

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Isa is back in the UK!

01-12-2013 00:14

Isa, the 45 year old Nigerian man who the Home Office tried to deport yesterday morning is now back in the UK!

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Week of Action to Stop Workfare and Sanctions Beginning 2nd December

30-11-2013 17:20

Join the nearest protest or action and take part in online actions posted on throughout the week.

Plan an action at a Jobcentre or workfare exploiter near you - let us know about actions and leafletting on this group or email
And help spread the word!

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Noam Chomsky and the willful ignorance of 9/11

30-11-2013 09:27

In response to a question at the University of Florida recently, Noam Chomsky claimed that there were only “a miniscule number of architects and engineers” who felt that the official account of WTC Building 7 should be treated with skepticism. Chomsky followed-up by saying, “a tiny number—a couple of them—are perfectly serious.”

If signing your name and credentials to a public petition on the subject means being serious, then Noam Chomsky’s tiny number begins at 2,100, not counting scientists and other professionals. Why would Chomsky make such an obvious exaggeration when he has been presented with contradictory facts many times?

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Isa Muazu, hunger striker, removed by the Home Office

29-11-2013 15:46

Isa Muazu, on hunger strike for 98 days
It has just been confirmed that Isa Muazu has been removed from the UK by the Home Office. Unity volunteers lost contact with him at around 2.30 am this morning after an exchange of text messages. At 2 o’clock this afternoon, Isa just contacted his lawyer‘s office from Malta where is waiting for a connecting flight to Abuja. He has not eaten or drunk anything and he hasn’t been put on a drip.

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Disconnecting the police state: Sabotage@Vodafone

29-11-2013 11:48

The night before last night we attacked the electronic communication net in Berlin (Germany). Our act of sabotage took place at a Vodafone radio tower and is meant as a symbol against total surveillance by governments, secret services and transnational corporations. Vodafone was chosen because it is eagerly engaged in cooperating with the british secret service GCHQ. GCHQ cooperates with the american secret service NSA. And NSA in turn cooperates with german secret service BND. Secret services collect patterns of normality and compare particular behaviours in order to find out if you could plan something deviant before you know it yourself. The collaborations of secret service industry and the industry's secret services secure the conditions of profit and power for both of them.

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Anarchists and the Syrian revolution

29-11-2013 11:19

The following is the English version of an interview with Leila Shrooms originally published in Apatris (a Greek anarchist newspaper). It gives a general overview of the Syrian revolution, including questions of military intervention, the situation in Kurdish areas, anarchist currents within the popular struggle and suggestions for solidarity. Repost from tahriricn.

"It is important to challenge the simplistic binary narrative that we have to choose between the Assad regime and Al Qaeda. There are no chocolate box revolutions. In the course of any revolutionary process numerous competing actors will emerge, many of them reactionary. We have to stand in solidarity with those whose vision we share, right up until the last person left and there are many positive initiatives to support in Syria."

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Brighton Hunt Sabs Benefit Gig On Friday

28-11-2013 22:39

Brighton Hunt Sabs benefit gig this friday 29th November at The Cowley Club, London Road, Brighton.

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Songs of the Struggle

28-11-2013 16:33

A growing collection of songs about poverty, wealth and desperation, about the class-system, exploitation, capitalism and greed. Songs about freedom and liberation and hope. Songs about rebellion and revolution. Songs about oppression and solidarity. Anti-war songs, anti-money songs - looking forward to a world free from injustice.

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Out of control police!

27-11-2013 12:09

miffy's avin it!

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Obama’s ‘Big Prize’ to Earn Nobel Peace Prize

27-11-2013 09:11

After his new START treaty with Russia cutting down the two countries’ nuclear arsenals, disarming Syria of its chemical arsenal and restricting Iran’s nuclear program to peaceful purposes, disarming Israel of its nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction remains the litmus test which will determine the credibility of Obama’s endeavor “for a world without nuclear weapons” and will qualify him to “deserve” the Nobel Peace Prize.

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London protest at Npower over energy profits and fuel poverty

26-11-2013 23:09

As Ofgem release figures showing that the ‘Big 6’ energy companies’ profits soared last year to 4.3% (a rise of 2.8%), with the supplier profit per household nearly doubling to £53, a number of different campaign groups brought their protest to the HQ of Npower in the City today, blocking the road for an hour and attracting a media scrum.

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British Labour Camps set up by the 1929 Labour Government VIDEO

26-11-2013 14:31

Shocking Video of British Labour Camps set up by the 1929 Labour Government


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The Solidarity Collective: The beginning of dialogue

26-11-2013 02:54

The Solidarity Collective was been brought together in difficult circumstances, following what we believe to be attacks on freedom of speech, expression and association within wider activist networks.
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