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Shell to Sea Visit Leeds: Part 1 - An Illegal Eviction

05-02-2009 12:49

On the evening of 4th Feb 2009, local people from West Yorkshire were keen to hear about the Shell to Sea campaign and the Rossport Solidarity camp. However things didn't go quite as planned.

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Britain vs. “Extreme Pornography”

05-02-2009 12:23

Just as the U.S., with the surprising help of the Supreme Court, is starting to emerge from its shell of puritan genophobia, Britain is persisting in its state of paranoia and censorship with the passage of a new law, the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act, that will make possessing ``extreme pornography'' (''any extreme image produced solely or principally for the purpose of sexual arousal'') illegal, as reported by Telegraph UK. In addition, another law, the Coroners and Justice Bill, will ban possession of any image involving sexual activity and children.

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Peace women defeat Ministry of Defence in freedom to protest case

05-02-2009 12:06

Outside court this morning
A Ministry of Defence (MoD) byelaw banning camping outside the Atomic Weapons Establishment Aldermaston was quashed by the court of appeal today. The case, heard on 26th November 2008, was an appeal in the Judicial Review of the Secretary of State for Defence's decision to introduce byelaws which would have criminalised camping as a form of peaceful protest.

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I was fairly certain that one of us would be shot today.

05-02-2009 11:53

This morning (Tuesday 3rd February, 2009), farmers from Abassan Jadiida (New Abassan), to the east of Khan Younis , the southern region, returned to land they’d been forced off of during and following the war on Gaza. The continual shooting at them by Israeli soldiers while they work the land intensified post-war on Gaza. The Israeli soldiers’ shooting was not a new thing, but a resumption of the policy of harassment that Palestinians in the border areas have been enduring for years, a harassment extending to invasions in which agricultural land, chicken farms, and the houses in the region have been targeted, destroyed in many cases.

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Open Gaza Borders

05-02-2009 11:50

Gaza is in the grip of a man-made humanitarian crisis. Thousands of tons of food, medical and emergency shelter aid including blankets and mattresses, is being denied entry through crossings by both the Israeli and Egyptian governments.

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Gaza New Siege Mechanism

04-02-2009 22:26

It is patently clear that to Tel Aviv, Washington and Brussels the assertion of PA rule over Gaza is the strongest argument for holding off reconstruction as a Damocles sword over Gaza, and for the occupying power this condition is its strongest "guarantee" for sustaining its grip on that sword. The fear now is that Israel and the international powers that have helped it to perpetuate its occupation since 1967 will use a Palestinian façade buttressed by official Arab support to stage a repeat in Gaza of the Iraq experience in the wake of the 1991 war when reconstruction and development were perpetually deferred in order to further weaken the country preparatory to toppling the regime through the invasion that took place in 2003.

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US Sold Phosphorus Shells to Israel

04-02-2009 22:06

The Pine Bluff Arsenal, a United States Army installation in Arkansas, specializes in chemical and biological weapons. The military touts them as the only facility in the Northern Hemisphere which fills white phosphorus munitions. That's the important point here, as it once again ties the US military directly into the Israeli war.

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Gaza DEC appeal veto Birmingham's 'BBC Mailbox' Studio picketed 31st January 09

04-02-2009 05:58

Mukhtar reading a poem
The BBC claims it cannot show the appeal by the Disasters Emergency Committee because it does not want to compromise its commitment to impartiality" Its head Mark Thomson has neglected to mention his visit to Israel in November 2005, where he held “peace talks” with Ariel Sharon over alleged anti-Israeli bias in the BBC. or his Jewish wife Jane Blumberg is a Zionist,

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Gaza support protest at Nottingham BBC

03-02-2009 13:07

On Monday 2nd February, 40-50 campaigners braved the snow [ lots of snow!] and cold to protest outside the BBC offices on London Road.

Nottingham Gaza protest at BBC [Full report]

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Venezuela: Terror in Perija

02-02-2009 19:19

* The following article was originally published on Jan. 30 2009 in El Mundo, a Caracas daily. Written by a member of the editorial collective of El Libertario , it calls attention to what we fear is a bloody attack against these original inhabitants of the western part of the country.

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Continuance of unabated creeping Fascism - Photographing Police - Go to jail

02-02-2009 15:40

Bruising from baton injury
The Counter-Terrorism Act 2008 set becomes law on 16 February, amends the Terrorism Act 2000 in regards to offences relating to information about members of armed forces, intelligence services, or police

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Support The EDO 9

02-02-2009 15:26


Nine activists were arrested at a Brighton weapons factory in the early hours of January 17th

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Why the police riot? - part 3

02-02-2009 01:32

Masked & Anonymous - public order policing in Parliament Square, 31st Jan 2009
The British police public order manual is a secret document establishing a paramilitary third force in the UK, under the control of a private company (ACPO) with permission from the home office. It's long overdue that more information about this was in the public domain.

This is part 3 of a series, for parts 1 and 2 see:

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Nottingham Gaza solidarity occupation violently evicted

01-02-2009 22:49

At around 6pm today the student occupation of B62 at Nottingham University was violently evicted by campus security. Around 10 security staff used force to remove the occupants into the snow outside. Students are being forced to wait in the cold whilst they go in one by one to pick up belongings. They are being forced to give ID in order to be allowed entry.

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Nottingham University Authorities: A National Disgrace

01-02-2009 22:02

Forward from the occupation blog - university attempts to silence dissent, first by violently evicting the occupation, then by censoring media, refusing to record security guards' abuse and keeping protesters in the cold.

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President Obama, Don't Become Complicit in Their Crimes!

01-02-2009 21:01

On Thursday, January 29th, I sent President Obama this message:

"Mr. President: The Bush Administration lied to the people in pursuit of war. As a result, at least one million Iraqis and thousands of U.S. soldiers are dead. Thousands more are maimed. The stature of the U.S. is severely damaged. The U.S. Constitution is in shreds after signing statements, wiretaps, and torture. Your obligation is to investigate and bring to justice those who violated U.S. and international law, such as the torture treaty. Failure to do so makes you complicit in their crimes."

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Who killed Colin Roach?

01-02-2009 19:38

Mystery and suspicions surrounded death
Colin Roach, aged 21 years, died in January 1983 after receiving a fatal gunshot wound in 1983 while in the custody of Stoke Newington police station, London. He is alleged by the police to have shot himself in the mouth. Authorities alleged that he had committed suicide after entering the Stoke Newington Police Station. Many believed that there was reason to doubt this story and instead argued that Roach was murdered by police.

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Response finally received from the BBC over the Gaza DEC appeal

01-02-2009 14:03

A not so carefully worded response has finally been received from the BBC, weeks after the DEC appeal scandal began. Below is a transcript followed by an analysis tearing their crap arguments to shreds.

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War on Gaza: Israeli Action, Not Reaction

01-02-2009 07:52

Israeli 22 – day military operation, dubbed “Cast Lead,” against the Palestinian Gaza Strip was “not simply a reaction,” but “a calculation," Daniel Klaidman wrote in Newsweek on January 10.

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Tamils March in London - BBC Ignores Them

31-01-2009 23:13

Yellow signifies the Tamil struggle for human rights
Around 100,000 Tamils marched through Westminster today to persuade our government to take action over the Sri Lankan genocide of the Tamil population, to shame our media into breaking their silence over what is happening there and to call for the establishment of a Tamil homeland, Tamil Eelam. Pictures (C) 2009, Peter Marshall, all rights reserved.
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