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John Bowden In Court

04-12-2008 13:07

On the 25th of November 2008 at Forfar Sheriff's Court in Scotland I was placed on trial for “Perverting The Course of Justice by absconding from lawful custody”. Despite my already serving a life sentence with no foreseeable time of release, the prison and prosecuting authorities in Scotland were determined to make an example of me following a high-profile manhunt for me last summer that ended with a massive armed police operation to re-capture me that was completely unprecedented in the apprehension of an absconder from an open jail.

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Vigilant Shield 09: A Cover for Illegal Domestic Operations?

03-12-2008 18:55

Launched by President Bush in 2002 in the aftermath of the September 11,
2001 terrorist attacks, NORTHCOM has been mired in controversy since its
creation. Among its more dubious accomplishments were illegal domestic
spying operations in conjunction with the Pentagon's shadowy Counter
Intelligence Field Activity unit (CIFA) that targeted antiwar activists.

Despite CIFA's shut-down and the alleged dismantling of its TALON
database (now incorporated into the FBI's Guardian Threat Tracking
System), SourceWatch revealed that "in accordance with intelligence
oversight requirements, the DoD will maintain a record copy of the collected
data." One can't help but wonder whether that "record copy" of TALON
somehow migrated into a NORTHCOM database.

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Imperial justice: cops bully London protestors

03-12-2008 17:52

Protesters at the Woolwich Court on Monday.
Protest marred the trial of Hyrbyair Marri and Faiz Baloch in London. The two have tried to organize the Baluch resistance against Pakistan military atrocities in Baluchistan, that includeds killing, rape, torture and disappearances.

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What Are You Doing About It? 7 Years of Guantánamo

03-12-2008 17:35

The LGC is currently putting together its actions for January 2009 to mark the seventh anniversary of Guantánamo Bay opening up. It’s a real shame that it has come to this: that seven years later, Guantánamo Bay and other secret, illegal jails where people are held arbitrarily (imagine being locked up in a dark, narrow box for years on end with no end in sight…) and subjected to horrific psychological and physical torture are still up and running. What does it say about the state of the world and humanity in our day and our age? As the world moves towards celebrating sixty years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on 10 December this year, will they be celebrating at Guantánamo Bay, Bagram, Abu Ghraib and elsewhere?

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Get Blackwater out of London!

03-12-2008 16:47

Blackwater Worldwide, U.S. paid-terrorist group that calls itself "security contracter" is holding meetings in London about piracy in Gulf of Aden.

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Hello London! What ethnic backgrounds have we got in tonight?

03-12-2008 03:16

Form 696 will require all live music performers in London to fill out 8 pages of personal details and expected ethnic background of the audience.

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Mumbai Attacks: The British are behind it

02-12-2008 23:47

False flags events are the only way nowadays to get the masses to accept going to war, to fight the wars our governments and secret services still feel have to be fought and won. At any cost it seems, billions and billions, never mind any economic depression in between.

Yes, we are at war. Yes, the Nuclear Third World War is on our doorstep. Yes, no global financial crisis, no matter how serious it is, will stop that now. It is all being planned and discussed in secret, and moved forward by false flag events to justify it.

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Save Dave Rave, Support gig for Dave Mahoney UK RNC protestor!

02-12-2008 22:27

Dave Mahoney was cycling to the grocery store with his girlfriend in Minneapolis on September 4th 2008, when an un-marked van pulled up, and two men wearing FBI shirts inexplicably bundled him into the back, and drove off.

Dave was part of the protesters assembled at the Republican National Convention in the City that week, and was there to peacefully remind America and the rest of the world of some of the atrocities, and in-justices millions of people endure everyday across the globe - many of which link directly to the actions & policy of the Republican party.

Instead, Dave's become one of the victims... facing trumped up charges of Assault, and Conspiracy to Riot with a Furtherance of Terrorism; if convicted he could get up to 12 years in jail AND a $24,000 dollar fine...

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Newspaper of Anarchist Black Cross - St.Petersburg (Russia) – 2nd issue is out

02-12-2008 18:28

Newspaper of Anarchist Black Cross - St.Petersburg (Russia) – 2nd issue is out

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Dark Nights #4 - Anti-Prison, Anti-State Bulletin

02-12-2008 17:31

Four page anarchist anti-prison freesheet available to download and print out (PDF format).

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De Menezes - judge tells jury what it must find

02-12-2008 16:27

the judge has decided on the verdict in the De Menezes case

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Welcome to the Zanu-Labour Police State

02-12-2008 16:04

Should not all border entry points, now manned by uniformed guards, not display an official welcoming sign: Welcome to the Zanu-Labour Police State?

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Dear Barrie - about that SOCPA bollox...

02-12-2008 11:37

Nov 20. 2008 - Southwark Crown Court - appeal as retrial on basis of rights to a fair trial denied at Westminster Maggots Courts... found guilty "no real crime committed" absolute discharge, fines quoshed, court fees quoshed... and westminster are still trying to drag me back for two more old socpa charges from 2006... yes that's right 2006.

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Monthly vigil outside US Embassy: In Solidarity with Gary McKinnon

01-12-2008 22:52

This month's LGC vigil outside the US Embassy will be an extended two-hour long action in solidarity with the family and friends of Gary McKinnon and others facing extradition to the US under the unfair terms of the Extradition Act 2003

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Irish Government deny children access to father Please Act Now!

01-12-2008 21:17

We are drawing the media’s attention to the fact that the Irish Minister for Justice Equality and Law Reform Dermot Ahern has once again denied an Irish citizen the ability to return home to serve his sentence in an Irish Jail which is allowed for under a European directive. All the information is available on our website:

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Full Circle Demo: From weapons to wars to refugees. Market Sq. Nottingham

01-12-2008 17:53

To highlight the link between the arms trade and refugees, Shut Down H&K and No Borders Nottingham held a demonstration on Saturday 29th November at 12:30 on Market Square in Nottingham called "FULL CIRCLE – from weapons to wars to refugees".

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Vulture funds

01-12-2008 16:23

The market for yuppie flats has collapsed, the speculative property bubble has burst. Vulture funds are stepping in to buy toxic assets at huge discounts. Their only interest is the property they pick up on the cheap when there is a default on the loan.

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Businessman calls for UK lockdown

30-11-2008 19:18

In a BBC interview, ready-meal millionaire Sir Gulam Noon makes several misguided and misleading comments regarding immigration to the UK and its relationship to racism. The comments are reportedly echoed in his as yet unreleased autobiography

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of not-so-good 'Patres' and not-so-bad 'good fellows'

30-11-2008 09:36

For the first time ever, 739 Italian prisoners, mostly accused of belonging to ‘the Mafia’
or the Mafias, as the movement includes prisoners from all the different ‘Coscas’ ranging from Cosa Nostra to the Stidda, the Santa Corona Unita, the Ndrangheta etc. –
all condemned to life imprisonment, have united and stood up for their rights, by presenting the European Court in Strasburg with as many requests for legal review of procedures.

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Imperial justice might jail martyr's brother

30-11-2008 06:42

Hairbiyar Marri, brother of the slain leader, faces 10 years in U.K. jail
Glowing tributes were paid to Nawabzada Bala'ach Marri at a meeting at Busboys and Poets in Washington DC on Saturday afternoon. The victim's brother Hairbiyar Marri and Faiz Baloch face jail in the U.K. for trying to organize Baluch resistance against military brutalities.
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