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Striking Parellels: Africa and the Middle East?!

17-12-2004 16:56

A little bit long but do read on!

This is an extract from today's edition of The Independent...

...followed by a *SUBTLY ALTERED VERSION* of the same text.

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Mass e-mail action: Free the Belmarsh Nine

16-12-2004 23:19

A mass e-mail action has been called to demand that Charles Clarke, the new Home Secretary, frees the Belmarsh Nine, imprisoned without trial in December 2001.

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Blunkett forced out by a lie

16-12-2004 18:59

Home Secretary David Blunkett has been forced out of office by the lies he told about fast-tracking a visa application for his mistress's nanny.

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European Convention on Human Rights Applies to Iraq

16-12-2004 18:56

In a landmark case, the High Court has ruled that the Human Rights Act and the European Convention on Human Rights can be applied to UK troops serving in Iraq.

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Kelly Minio-Paluello arrested for filming peaceful demonstration near Ramallah

16-12-2004 18:32

Journalist and community activist Kelly Minio-Paluello (23) was arrested brutally by Israeli Border Policemen while filming a peaceful demonstration on Tuesday outside Ramallah, Occupied Palestinian Territories. She is currently being held in Hadera Detention Centre awaiting deportation. Kelly has visited Cambridge several times. Her husband, Cambridge activist Mika Minio-Paluello, remains in Palestine.

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Dutch violations of the rights of a defendant

16-12-2004 17:11

With this article I want to express my worriness about the recent
violation of the rights of Mohammed B, the suspect of the murder on the Dutch
cineaste van Gogh, which is not only an attack on his rights, but can also lead to a further erosion of the Dutch judicial system, which is based on the protection of the rights of a defendant and a fair trial.

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TURKEY: Conscientious objector Halil Savda arrested / fear or torture

16-12-2004 16:22

Fear of torture: Turkish conscientious objector in military prison

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Shed No Tears For Blunkett 1

16-12-2004 16:03

In the wake of Blunkett’s overdue resignation a picture is being painted, with himself as the primary artist, of ‘an honourable man brought low by love’. The career of this vain, arrogant, conceited individual was not brought to an end because of Blunkett’s private life, something he has done his utmost to deny the rest of us, but because he is a liar and corrupt, neither of which are new.

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US: KGB and STASI reinforce Homeland Security. For whom?

16-12-2004 13:06

Why have Soviet secret service 'KGB', General Yevgeni Primakov, as well as Markus Wolfe, the ex-boss of the ''STASI'', the equally feared former East German 'State Security Police' been hired by - and for - the US Gov't.?

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GREECE: Lazaros Petromelidis sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison

16-12-2004 12:50

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2 1/2 years prison for refusing to kill

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G8 Road Show comes to Nottingham tomorrow! (Friday 17th Dec)

16-12-2004 11:54

Calling all those in Nottingham who want to get clued up about the G8 coming to the UK next year - this is your chance! The G8 Roadshow 'Trapese' comes to the Sumac Social Centre in Forest Fields tomorrow. From 4-6pm, there will be workshops, and from 8-11pm fun, including local band 'The Darlings.' Find out about whats wrong with the G8, how people have protested in the past,and about protests are planned for next year.

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CIA Behind Automated Chat Room Spying Scheme

15-12-2004 18:46

No, no, really, this is for catching terrorists. Give me a break. The neo-cons are scared of their own shadows.
Dec 12 - Documents obtained by a public interest research center show that the US Central Intelligence Agency and the National Science Foundation collaborated to fund researchers developing software to electronically spy on Internet chat rooms.

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GREECE: Another trial for conscientious objector Lazaros Petromelidis

15-12-2004 13:25

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Lazaros Petromelidis needs your solidarity!

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Done up like kippers in Brighton!

14-12-2004 16:54

Six Activists from London and Brighton were on trial this week for obstructing the access road into EDO/MBM Technology, a factory producing bomb-release mechanisms and tank diagnostic systems for the US/UK and Lockheed Martin. Protesters planned to use the case as a platform to allow victims of attacks using similar equipment in Iraq and Palestine to give evidence in court, Brighton magistrates had other ideas

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Open letter to Jacques Chirac and Tony Blair

14-12-2004 16:00

Attached is an open letter to Jacques Chirac and Tony Blair, calling for effective international pressure on Israel, based on the understanding that Israel has neither the will nor the ability to end the occupation without such pressure.

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Senior Italian riot police to be tried over Genoa attack

14-12-2004 07:14

Twenty-eight Italian police, including some of Italy's most senior riot and anti-terrorist officers, are to be tried for their role in an assault on a school in Genoa during the G8 summit in July 2001. Dozens of anti-globalisation activists sleeping in the school were injured in the raid.

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Notes on teach-in on Iraq in London December 5th and in Glasgow on Dec 11/12th.

13-12-2004 23:51

Michael Hoffman of Iraq Veterans against the war speaks. Ewa Jasiewicz chairs.
These are notes (about 1,700 words) on the International teach-in on Iraq in London December 5th and of the Anti-war forum in Glasgow 11th and 12th December. Four labelled photos of the London teach-in are attached.

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IDENTITY CARDS BILL - a brief guide

13-12-2004 18:06

While the media are merrily focusing on Blunkett’s love affair, ignoring the fact that one of the most draconian changes to happen in British society, ID cards and the ID database, are being foisted upon us. The government is clearly keen to push the ID Cards Bill through Parliament as quickly as possible, with a Second Reading (the first stage of real debate in parliament) likely to happen before Christmas.

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Ukraine: Next Political Elite or "We Are Together And Not to Be Defeated"?

13-12-2004 16:05

This article was written by two anarchist activists from Kyiv, Ukraine during the second week of the protests - and has been translated just now. "During two weeks of mass protests people get to know - how to cooperate, how to trust each other and how to call the authorities to the answer"

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Bringing Democracy to the Middle East

13-12-2004 15:57

G8 meets Middle East in Morocco under the guise of bring democracy to the Middle East.
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