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Peace Held Hostage to Rotating US, Israeli Elections

10-11-2010 08:09

Once and again, then again and again, U.S. and Israeli elections bring about new players and governments that renege on the commitments, pledges and promises of their predecessors vis – a –vis the Arab – Israeli conflict in general and the Palestinian – Israeli peace process in particular, with an overall effect of being much more harmful to peace making than any forces of ‘extremism.”

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UG#523 - Ivan Illich & The Collapse of Power

10-11-2010 03:46

This week we take a look at that enigmatic modern prophet, Ivan Illich. His writings covered a wide range of areas, from health to technology to economics to church history and way beyond. Robert Hutchinson will give a quick biographical sketch and introduce some of his radical strands of thought, before we focus on a single major prophesy, the sudden collapse of social power, its revelation as a fiction. We link this to the confidence based backing of centralised currency and hear from Marshall Rosenberg, George Draffan and others on related fictions which people internalise as a response to hierarchy.

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National United Kingdom Census – 2011

09-11-2010 16:47

In 2011 there will be the 10-yearly compulsory national census that records a wide range of information on every person in every household in the United Kingdom.

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New DIY booklet on building lockons

09-11-2010 12:34

A new DIY booklet is being produced containing notes on designing, constructing and using devices used for ‘locking-on’ during protest actions. It mostly focuses on the mechanics of lock-on devices rather than the actual tactics employed in using them. ‘Delia Smiths Blockading for Beginners’ and ‘The Direct Action Handbook’ will remain essential reading on how lockons are deployed as part of an action.

It is very difficult to obtain reliable first hand information on the effectiveness of different lockon designs and construction methods. Most lockon actions end without the devices being subjected to being cut up and if they are then few people get to witness it happening and even fewer report back on the methods used or the difficulties experienced.

Below is a short questionnaire which will hopefully provide a way for useful first hand experiences to make their way into the booklet. If you have first hand experiences, please copy and paste the questioned into an email along with your answers and send to, or reply as a comment below.

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UG#524 - Dispatches from The Chemical Civil War

08-11-2010 22:25

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This week we continue looking at the toxic nature of the human separation from nature; we bring you 3 different pieces about the human engineering of toxic chemicals. First, an adaptation of Adam Curtis' BBC documentary Goodbye Mrs. Ant, on the rise and fall of the pesticide industry as purveyors of miracle cures, and how discovery of the pernicious effects of DDT lead to the growth of ecology and the environmentalist movement. Secondly, a 2009 interview with about the world's most fatal industrial chemical leak, the 1984 disaster in which a pesticide factory exploded in Bhopal. Finally, an interview with Emanuelle Schick-Garcia about her film, The Idiot Cycle, on how multinational chemical companies are both the world's biggest produce carcinogens and are intimately connected with the cancer treatment industry.

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[POSTSCRIPT] Body-scan Alert - Not Suffering Indignities at Airports

08-11-2010 20:48

Image Photo taken with backscatter X-ray courtesy John_Wild_1
If you have to travel but don't wish to be part of the new nude morality of the United States that is trying hard to keep America safe from the ubiquitous Islamofascist terrorist, you still have some liberating choices in personal freedoms left:

1) 'To opt out for a pat down, say “I opt out.”

2) 'Warning: Pat downs are no longer the simple search like those in the past. In some instances, as part of an “enhanced patdown,” the TSA screener may use the front of their hands to touch your genitals.

Should you feel that you or your child were inappropriately touched, call for a law enforcement officer.

If presented with the option to leave the checkpoint for a private screening, consider politely declining with a “No, thank you,” as you will likely be asked to remove your clothing. Pat downs can be performed in public view.'

3) Warning2: Should you sensibly choose to exercise that right, then you have to deal with the possible trauma of being groped and molested: 'TSA agents stand accused today of fondling the genitals of women and little children as part of their "enhanced pat-down" procedures being rolled out at airport security checkpoints.'

4) Warning3: Should you sensibly choose to quote your inalienable rights guaranteed by the Constitution to protect yourself and your loved ones from these vile indignities, you may have to deal with being labeled a "domestic terrorist"!

5) Based on this escalation path of making the price of discontent progressively costlier and costlier, the vast majority will simply choose the body-scan. That appears to be the strategic thinking behind these enhanced pat down procedures and the occasional case of vile molestation which will be widely reported!

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US charity bribing UK drug addicts to sterilise selves in eugenics agenda

07-11-2010 15:51

I originally published this on Bristol Indymedia but the charity is targeting those it terms as drug addicts in London, Glasgow, Bristol, Leicester and parts of Wales.

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Fake anti-war activism. The “humanitarian road” towards an all out nuclear war?

06-11-2010 19:04

Pentagon's Nuclear Posture Review Report, April 2010
While the danger of an all out war on Iran is a matter of concern, it is by no means a priority for the US, Canadian and European antiwar movements. In the US, there are very few antiwar events focussing on US-Israeli threats directed against Iran. Many in the antiwar movement, while condemning the US, continue to believe that Iran constitutes a threat and that the solution is "regime change". The funding of NGOs (which are constituent members of major antiwar collectives) by corporate tax exempt charities and foundations, has also contributed to weakening the stance of antiwar activism in relation to Iran.

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EDL, Brighton, the Crude Awakening, Anti-cuts marches - what can we learn?

05-11-2010 17:53

Lessons for the movement:
The Poll Tax Riots and 4 weeks of actions – EDL, Brighton, the Crude Awakening, Anti-cuts marche. How can we learn and move forward.

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boycott vodaphone demo newcastle tommrow 6th november

05-11-2010 17:14

demo against vodaphone tommrow 12pm

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Defending the state? Welfare cuts and the social wage

04-11-2010 00:19

Attached is a recording of the Sheffield communist discussion group meeting held on 3rd November 2010 on the subject of the Con/Dem public sector and welfare cuts.

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Foreword 2010 Pakistan Decapitation Papers – A Report on the Banality of Evil

03-11-2010 23:10

One cannot look at Pakistan in isolation on the Grand Chessboard. The world conditions are rapidly percolating towards global governance to culminate in world government. Pakistan has thus far been played for a dumb-ass pawn with copious help from Pakistan's military – the only real power-base in Pakistan whose upper echelons since Pakistan's blood-drenched creation have been entirely beholden to its foreign masters. It is now self-evident that Pakistan's and Israel's creation were crafty ploys by the world superpowers who for the past hundred plus years have only dreamed of global empire and world government. Islamic Pakistan was to be the foil for Zionist Israel – both created in the name of religion. One to be played up to culminate in the “Zion that will light up all the world”, the other to be eventually destroyed after it had been calculatingly harnessed to fertilize and birth-pang terror like a condom deliberately pricked by the illicit concubine. What happens to used condoms? That's right! And to unwanted babies? Right again.

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France: More strikes, opposition to social austerity

03-11-2010 14:23

"The political bankruptcy of the existing parties and organizations is a historic challenge to the working class. In struggling to bring down Sarkozy’s government and block implementation of social cuts, the goal cannot be to bring to power a PS government. They must fight to build a workers’ government carrying out socialist policies, as part of an international struggle against capitalism in Europe and worldwide.
The WSWS has called on workers and youth to create their own committees of action to coordinate their struggles, independent of the unions and bourgeois “left” parties. Readers in France are invited to contact the WSWS to help build a party in France to lead the fight for this perspective."

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Anarchist and Working class bookfair in Newcastle, Sat 6th Nov

03-11-2010 13:08

Sat Nov 6th 2010 - The Worlds First Ever(!) Anarchist and Working Class Bookfair‏
in Newcastle coincides with the BBC Radio 3 FREE THINKING festival this weekend.

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Mushrooms & Bad waeather for Liberty Cap

02-11-2010 11:17

Weather conditions have not been right for Liberty caps this year.

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Shift Mag Issue#10: "Neither National nor International: Notes against Europe"

01-11-2010 23:09

As part of Shift Magazine's issue on borders and Fortress Europe, this article urges that the left to abandon its traditional attraction to the EU as a progressive political project that serves as a crucial counterbalance to global capitalism and American imperialism, in favour of a more radical position.

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BBC colludes with police to trivialise crime against ordinary people

01-11-2010 15:52

The Police trvialise and ignore crimes aginst ordinary people, whilst putting vast efforts into investigating more minor crimes against VIPs. The BBC, along with the rest of the media, seems to share the attitude of the police.

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Bristol's Transpersonals: fighting Lady Ga-Ga's occult music industry

31-10-2010 16:53

plus Bill Still on hidden monetary reform allegories in 'The Wizard Of Oz'. Tony Gosling: 5pm - 7pm Friday. Friday Drivetime - Bristol’s weekly current affairs round-up. Discussing the big stories in Bristol. Britain and around the world live with Martin Summers and Marina Morris - at 6pm straight talking and investigative reports.

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Psywar screening tonight in East London

31-10-2010 10:55

Written and directed by Scott Noble and produced by, Psywar is a powerful documentary about the machinery of thought manipulation, the science of spin known to its military practitioners as “psyops” [psychological operations] and to its political adepts as “perception management.

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America threatens Iran: The anti-war movement's trojan horse

31-10-2010 10:30

After a period in which defending Iran hasn't been very high on the agenda of most U.S. anti-war activists, there are now two petition campaigns opposing war and sanctions against Iran.

One effort is led by a New York City-based organization more known for defending Cuban “dissidents” who openly take U.S. money to try to undermine the Cuban Revolution. The other was launched by an independent Tehran-based organization formed to promote Iranian solidarity with Cuba, Venezuela and other progressive countries in Latin America.

Curiously, it's the first campaign that seems to be getting the most support.
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