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Process and Form - the Indymedia Conference

24-02-2008 23:21

A take on abstract activism in motion, living, breathing, and coming damn close to performing miracles.

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US/NATO military shipping heroin out of Afghanistan

24-02-2008 16:53

The global proceeds of the Afghan drug trade is in excess of 150 billion dollars a year. There is mounting evidence that this illicit trade is protected by the US/NATO military.

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Fidel Castro: Who wants to be in the Garbage Dump?

24-02-2008 15:54

Today, by mere chance, I remembered that the OAS still exists, when I read a cable posted on the Internet which contained an article by Georgina Saldierna, published in La Jornada, titled “Insulza rules out the possibility of re-admitting Cuba into the OAS”. No one even remembered the OAS. Note how retrograde this line of reasoning is.

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Poles Apart: Capitalism and Socialism As The Planet Heats Up

23-02-2008 14:29

We are pleased to inform you that the Socialist Party will be holding a half-day school on the politics of Climate Change at the Conway Hall, Holborn on Saturday the 5th of April (1-5 pm

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Fidel Castro: What I wrote on Tuesday 19

23-02-2008 00:10

That Tuesday, there was no fresh international news. My modest message to the people of Monday, February 18 had no problem being widely circulated. I began to receive news from 11:00 a.m. The previous night I slept like never before. My conscience was at rest and I had promised myself a vacation. The days of tension, with the proximity of February 24, left me exhausted...

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UK government nationalises Northern Rock

22-02-2008 23:58

The nationalisation of Northern Rock, the UK bank that ran into trouble last September as the credit crunch began to bite, was characterised in a Guardian lead article as “a shaming moment for a government that has struggled for six months to fend off the inevitable.”

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Climate Code Red: the Case for a Sustainability Emergency

22-02-2008 23:07

Audio Climate Code Red
The Reality Report interviews Philip Sutton of the Greenleap Strategic Institute and coauthor of a new report called “Climate Code Red: the Case for a Sustainability Emergency.” The report reviews disturbing new data and scientific understanding of climate change, explains why existing institutions have failed to respond adequately to the problem, and outlines an appropriate response.

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BBC bury story - Iranian TV Debates the London Bombings

22-02-2008 19:29

Press TV debate the London Bombings discussing whether or not there shoud be an enquiry into the killings. The British government have consistently denied relatives of the victims and the bombing suspects an enquiry. The result: a verdict handed down on television by Sir Ian Blair and Home Secretary at the time John Reid.

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The Great Rwanda "Genocide Coverup"

21-02-2008 21:22

As George Bush begins his much bally-hooed African safari, he has already begun to heap praise on Rwandan President Kagame as a “model for Africa .” But, recently issued French and Spanish international “war-crimes” warrants and new evidence at the UN Rwanda Tribunal have exposed Kagame as the war-criminal.

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Oil Price $100+ a Barrel; World Leaders Ignore this Signal of Impending Shortage

21-02-2008 20:17

Oil Production Graph
The price for West Texas Intermediate (WTI) oil closed above $100 for the first time on February 19, 2008. "Rising oil prices have been giving a clear signal of pending shortages for over five years now," according to By ignoring this signal, world leaders are steering the world toward an energy disaster characterized by shortages, high energy prices, inflation, civil unrest and famine.

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Fidel Castro retires as Cuban president after 49 years in power

20-02-2008 21:50

Fidel Castro, the last of the “third-world” nationalists who rose to power in the 1950s and 1960s and came into conflict with American imperialism, announced Tuesday that he was retiring as president of Cuba and commander-in-chief of its armed forces.

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Phase of collapse of US real economy

20-02-2008 18:17

It is neither a “remake” of the 1929 crisis nor a repetition of the 1970s oil crises or 1987 stock market crisis. It is truly a global systemic crisis, that is to say a crisis affecting the entire planet and questioning the very foundations of the international system upon which the world was organised in the last decades.

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Iranian Oil Bourse Opens: Slouching Towards Petroeurostan

20-02-2008 11:32

The Iranian oil bourse has been due to open for years and last Sunday it finally did. If there is to be an imperial attack on Iran this will be one of the key reasons, for some more info on this see the feature article from last year:

Following is an article by Pepe Escobar on the opening of the oil bourse.

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Kosovo’s declaration of independence destabilises Europe

18-02-2008 16:11

Yesterday’s declaration of independence from Serbia by Kosovo’s parliament brings the world a step closer to another war on European soil. The move has been prepared and encouraged by the United States and the European powers in a deliberate attempt to stoke hostilities with Russia.

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Palestinians Tortured after being Incarcerated

18-02-2008 01:59

Beaten and not given access to medical care inmates threaten and threaten suicide.

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Venezuela: ... Autonomous struggle from the ground up!

17-02-2008 23:30

El Libertario # 52
* Issue #52 of El Libertario is out In its editorial we reaffirm the commitment of this voice of Venezuelan anarchism to maintain a critical viewpoint on the country's realities, as well as our stand in solidarity with the struggle for liberty and equality.

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Obama: The “Best Face” For Imperialism

17-02-2008 14:51

Sullivan writes that a (ruling class) “consensus” agenda for endless war and increased repression will be in effect regardless of who is president. He challenges the reader to pick who could best implement all this in the face of global isolation and profound domestic alienation. And, in the process, he sheds light on the real role of elections in this society.

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Britain again comes to Musharraf’s aid

16-02-2008 13:48

A Scotland Yard investigation team has issued a report on the assassination of two-time Pakistani Prime Minister, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader, and PPP prime ministerial candidate Benazir Bhutto. Although the report is largely politically motivated conjecture—Pakistani authorities had themselves destroyed much of the evidence within hours of the assassination—the regime of embattled dictator Pervez Musharraf and its mentors in the Bush administration have seized on it as proof of their earlier claims that Bhutto’s murder was the work of Al Qaeda and/or the Taliban and them alone.

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Britain’s foreign secretary urges no retreat on imperialist militarism

16-02-2008 13:46

Foreign Secretary David Miliband outlined his foreign policy goals before an audience at Oxford University earlier this week. Billed as his first significant speech in his new post under Prime Minister Gordon Brown, his remarks was described as an effort to “recast” British foreign policy in the face of popular hostility to the wars and occupations of Afghanistan and Iraq.

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Scientology: what it is and why we fight it

15-02-2008 13:14

0. Prologue.

Tottenham Court Road, 10th February 2008. A busy London high street filled with shoppers. On one side of the road, the “Dianetics and Scientology Life Improvement Centre”. On the other, a crowd of people clad in V for Vendetta masks, dancing to Rick Astley and holding placards. Fair Game. Lisa McPherson. The Rehabilitation Project Force. What in the name of Xenu are they on about?
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