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National Rally/March through the streets of Boston, MA to Protest the DNC
12 noon - Boston Common
29-06-2004 23:39THE HANDOVER IS A FRAUD
JOIN THE MANCHESTER PROTEST 30th June - SPEAK OUT FOR IRAQ
part of a nationwide day of action called by the Stop the War Coalition
END THE TORTURE OF A NATION - IRAQ FOR IRAQIS
END THE OCCUPATION - BRING THE TROOPS HOME NOW !
28-06-2004 23:04The Kosovo war was fought "not for territory but for values" according to Tony Blair. The bombing of Afghanistan in 2001 was conducted to help "the oppressed people of Afghanistan", according to George W. Bush, so that they may know "the generosity of America and our allies". Meanwhile, according to Jack Straw, stopping the bombing "would only prolong the suffering of the Afghan people". Pro-war adepts could easily adduce similar comforting thoughts about the war waged on Iraq in March 2003. The ideology of human rights is not only unversalist, but also universally accepted. Human rights organisations now regularly call for "humanitarian intervention" and decry the lack of attention to such crisis spots as the Democratic Republic of Congo. David Rieff notes that humanitarian organisations are now "among the most fervent interventionists". From a politics of fence-sitting to one of active political engagement, the ‘human rights’ movement has conducted a rapid and striking volte-face in the past decade, a paradigm-shift of shocking proportions. It is as if Ptolemy and Aristotle had given way to Copernicus and Descartes in ten, instead of 200, years. And David Chandler, for one, would like to know why...
28-06-2004 21:32"At 9:35, the Happy Hooligans, the Air Guard flying the F-16s were ordered to take the plane out. And they took it out from 9:35 to 10:00" - Colonel Don de Grand-pre.
For weeks protests against the summit take place in Istanbul and other cities against the NATO summit, globalisation of profiteering and power, as well as against the politics of the turkish government.
Whileas the turkish military and government are keen to get a “piece of the cake” which is called Iraq, a social movement is born on the streets.
About 24000 policemen and the declaration of state of emergency in Istanbul give the impression of Turkey being a proud host of the NATO summit.
28-06-2004 12:41Demo in oxford city centre TODAY 6pm against sham handing over of Iraq
It was big, international and peacefull!
28-06-2004 07:10mon 28th june 04
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27-06-2004 19:26A demonstration against the mass murder in Darfur moved through the busy street of London duirng lunchtime on Friday.
26-06-2004 21:54"UN Secretary General Kofi Annan is leading the charge against Washington's call for the UN Security Council to renew its special exemption for U.S. forces from prosecution by the United Nations war crimes court."
26-06-2004 19:03Quick update from on the ground in Genoa, Italy:
26-06-2004 17:43Previously, I posted an article about fascist mass murderers and torturers from Latin America's "dirty wars" against leftists being employed by Blackwater. Now, it seems that former members of South Africa's secret police, who tortured and murdered black activists during apartheid, are also mercenaries in Iraq.
25-06-2004 12:54A wheelchair user was amongst those who breached security by breaking into a top UK nuke base yesterday. Veteran campaigner, Roz Bullen, spent several minutes painting, "No WMD" and other peace slogans on buildings before being arrested.
25-06-2004 08:50We received a tip off that top government minister Charles Clark would be holding a “big conversation” meeting in Swindon on Tuesday, so 6 of us from the Stop the War Coalition leafleted the meeting with our banner outside (despite terrible rain).