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After days of conspicuous US absence from joining the rest of the world in unequivocally condemning Israel over its killing of civilians onboard the international convoy bringing humanitarian aid to the desperate people of Gaza, we now have the nauseating sight and sound of Washington defending the indefensible.
And, of course, the western media/propaganda machine can be counted upon to pump out plenty of misinformation fog to afford a cover of legitimacy to this charade by the White House and its criminal client regime in Tel Aviv.
"The Malaysian and Irish peace and humanitarian activists aboard share their deepest grief and sense of loss with the loved ones of those killed and injured in the illegal action undertaken by Israel on Monday 31st May 2010 in the international waters of the Mediterranean.
In the names of our friends, we are more determined than ever to continue into Gaza with our humanitarian cargo and our support for the blockaded and suffering people of Gaza."
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There are usually 115 participants in each annual meeting. Eighty are from Western Europe and the remainder from North America. From this mixture, one-third are from government and politics, and the remaining two-thirds from industry, finance, education and communications. The meeting was named after the hotel that the first meeting was held at in 1954. Anyone who is who tries to enter the meeting uninvited is instructed to be removed at all costs, and if resisting the individual is to be shot and killed where he stands. The purpose of this secretive annual meeting is to provide a forum where the worlds most powerful individual's can discuss and direct world events without anyone knowing what they are determining. If these elite world rulers had nothing to hide this meeting would at least be spoken about publicly.
Eco-activists have branded Newham’s mayor a ‘sell-out’ for not protecting East Londoners from increasing noise and pollution as a result of flight increases at London City Airport.
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Four actual or potential conflict situations around the world deteriorated and none improved in May 2010, according to the International Crisis Group's monthly bulletin CrisisWatch 82, released today.
Deteriorated Situations: India (non-Kashmir), Israel/Occupied Palestinian Territories, North Korea, Thailand
Guerilla gardeners jumped the fence and took action to reclaim herbs and cuttings from the closed and wasted Earth Centre google welovetheearthcentre blog for images of the swoop and the abundant plant and wildlife
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The Islamophobic football hooligans of the English Defence League [EDL] are holding a rally tomorrow Wednesday 2nd June from 7pm with Zionists outside the Israel Embassy to defend Zionism and Israel. They have held protests with Zionist SIOE before. There have been International protests against Israel this weekend following the massacre of aid workers in International waters by the Israel Navy.
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English soccer holligans trying to sneak into South Africa via Dubai have been intercepted by the police. Wonder how they knew?
Petition about the continuing internment and human rights violations against over 100,000 Tamils in Sri Lanka.
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Of course, there is hardly anything new here – Israeli forces using disproportionate violence, killing civilians with impunity. But on this occasion, the murderous incident is not in some poor ghetto in the Gaza Strip hidden from the full view of the world. Up to now, Israeli disinformation could afford just enough wriggle room to sow doubts over such events. The cynical phrases of “terror suspects” and “self defence” parroted by the western mainstream media served to give the Israeli government and its backers in Washington a degree of political cover for otherwise heinous conduct.
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Monday 31st May 2010, three hundred outraged Birmingham citizens gathered in Birmingham city centre to show their disgust at the murder of 19 human rights activists, and the tens of more injured by the Israeli state during their attempt to break the economic siege of Gaza.
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"Hamas won an election for control of Gaza over the more conservative pro U.S. Fatah group favored by the U.S. and Israel. In the aftermath of a bloody struggle the more centrist faction was defeated militarily and by the ballot. Please remember this as most western press services have consigned important setails to Orwell’s “memory hole.”
"Officials in Israel said the elite naval units were attacked as they attempted to board one of the ships, and that the commandos used live fire only when they felt their lives were threatened. Dozens of passengers and at least five Israeli soldiers were wounded in the confrontation in international waters."
With three of them now holding elective posts – including one senator – the Marcoses have come close to full circle.
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The racist, Islamaphobic thugs and football hooligans of the EDL are planning to protest outside the East London Mosque in Whitechapel, Tower Hamlets in London E1. The EDL have rioted in Dudley, Stoke and Luton. They have attempted to riot in Harrow but were outnumbered and promised never to go back there. Keep them out of East London and oppose the EDL demonstration.
The Oxford Students' Palestine Society presents...
A NIGHT OF HIP HOP + POLITICS FOR PALESTINE
THE CELLAR//MONDAY 31st MAY//9PM-2AM
Tickets: £6 OTD, proceeds go to Medical Aid for Palestinians: ( http://www.map-uk.org/
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To end any further doubt whether the EDL are being stage-managed by neanderthal football hooligans like Jeff Marsh, or hardcore neo-Nazis, you need to look at the comments online posted by the EDL's bankroller, the saviour of the hardcore fascist "Swedish Democrats", Alan Lake, as he forsees a future of Hitlerite Berlin-style Ghettos for Muslims in twenty years time, with summary executions for "race traitors", after the EDL has (in his view) successfully managed to destroy multiculturalism, and turn Asian and White people into sworn enemies.
Check out the latest Dissident Island Radio show, broadcast live and direct from the London Action Resource centre at the inaugural Red n Black club, on the 21 May 2010, featuring loads of great stuff...