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Native Spirit Film Festival

27-09-2010 17:21

The full programme for the Native Spirit Film Festival in London October 12th to 22nd has been released.

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Ahmadinejad’s UN 9-11 Speech

27-09-2010 17:20

President Ahmadinejad delivers his speech at UN General Assembly, 23 Sept. 2010
Top scientists and intelligence experts dispute the “official US version” of what happened on 9-11 and variously assert that people within the US Government did 9-11 (possibly with Israeli assistance).

President Ahmadinejad’s 9-11 speech at the UN merely advances 3 logical, testable, scientific hypotheses about 9-11 but has immediately elicited hysterical, egregiously dishonest, anti-science and anti-truth responses from Western leaders and Mainstream media.

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Urgent support to stay removals to DR Congo

27-09-2010 16:46

Wanda Mizolo Tete, Pappy Munona and Ruddy Lelo-Masiala

These 3 DR Congolese nationals are due to be forcibly removed from the UK on Kenya Airways flight KQ101 on Tuesday 28th September 2010 at 20:00 to Nairobi and then KQ554 to Kinshasa DR Congo.

All three are currently detained and have built their lives over the past several years in their local communities since applying for asylum.

Please support the campaigns for Papy Munona, Ruddy Lelo-Masiala and Wanda Tete, Model letters to the Home Secretary are available from their campaign pages, for direct links see end of message.

Kenya Airways flight KQ101 is their notorious daily flight to doom for Africans refused asylum in the UK.

I Tete Wanda-Mizolo, Home Office reference T1104204 nationality Congolese of DR Congo has been living in the UK since January 2005. I'm at the moment detained in Yarl's Wood IRC and due to be forcibly removed from the UK on Tuesday 28th September at 20.00 on flight KQ 101/KQ554, I need people in the UK to help me by campaigning to 'Stay' my removal from the UK because it is not safe for me tp return to DR Congo. I'm worried to rape and the suffering for tortures which I have been before. I have a right to live and I feel save and protected in the UK which is the country that knows Human Rights and in the UK it says ladies first.

I am asking you all to Email/fax Kenya Airways for Pappy, Ruddy and myself, the attached model letter is for all three of us.

Tete Wanda, , Yarl's Wood, Monday afternoon,

What you can do to help / take urgent action NOW!

1. Email, fax and phone, Sam Okwulehie, Group Area Manager Kenya Airways. Urge him not to carry out the forced removal of  Wanda Mizolo Tete, Pappy Munona and Ruddy Lelo-Masiala, and to consider the airline's reputation. A model letter letter  ThreeDR Congolese.docKA.doc is attached. You can copy, amend or write your own version - if you do please quote  Wanda Mizolo Tete, Pappy Munona and Ruddy Lelo-Masiala due to be forcibly removed from the UK on Kenya Airways flight KQ101 on Tuesday 28th September 2010 at 20:00 to Nairobi and then KQ554 to Kinshasa DR Congo.

Put as much pressure on this airline as you can, to make them consider if it's worth the damage to their reputation to continue as one of UKBA's deportation airlines.

Fax: 020 8745 5027 (Or from outside the UK + 44 20 8745 5027)
Phone: 020 8759 7366 (Or from outside the UK + 44 20 8759 7366)


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UG#518 - The Mendacity of Hype (Psywar and The Truth Emergency)

27-09-2010 15:48

This week, we look at what Peter Phillips of Project Censored terms a "truth emergency", the routine way in which deceitful messages are fabricated and distributed en masse by the corporate media. We start with his presentation to the May 2010 Understanding Deep Politics conference in Santa Cruz. We conclude with an audio adaptation of Scott Noble's effort to combat this tide of misinformation, the video Psywar, about the history of propaganda and psychological war. Focusing on psyops as tools of the class war, Noam Chomsky, Michael Parenti, Howard Zinn and other speakers tell the story of the origins of truth misrepresentation as an industry, and we look at its role in the US military and political establishments.

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Planning to support Irish Travellers facing eviction Meeting Tuesday 7pm @ LARC

27-09-2010 09:06

There will be a meeting Tuesday 28 September, 7pm, LARC, 62 Fieldgate Street, Whitechapel, London, E1 1ES, to organise to support Dale Farm residents through the eviction. This could involve setting up a camp at Dale Farm once eviction becomes imminent.

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Security Industry Association Abolition

27-09-2010 08:07

Just as the cuts are about to hit the police, more powers will be given to private security guards as the Government abolishes the SIA because it is a quango.

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Green Granny Life Sentence?

26-09-2010 17:53

Betty Krawczyk is at least 81. She has a long history of standing up to logging in the woods, or massive construction through the last urban green. She has been arrested many times. Now Canadian prosecutors call for a LIFE SENTENCE for her non-violent protests. No criminal code was broken. No jury ever heard her story. Travesty of justice in British Columbia, Canada.

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Study "The Dialectics of Black Revolution" - Sunday 9/26/10 @ 22:00 BST

26-09-2010 00:41

Nyabinga Dzimbahwe, Director of the African People's Socialist Party's Department of Agitation and Propaganda will continue the study of "The Dialectics of Black Revolution" by Omali Yeshitela on

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Excellent interview with American SHAC prisoner, Josh Harper

25-09-2010 23:59

A wonderful interview with SHAC 7 defendant and former prisoner Josh Harper is now available at

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The CTC once again betrays Cuban workers

24-09-2010 22:47

// Joint Communiqué MLC-GALSIC (Cuban Libertarian Movement – Support Group for Libertarians and Independent Sindicalists of Cuba)

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"Working Class Peoples Bloc WILL disrupt the Conservative Party Conference!"

24-09-2010 13:46

Unauthorised Working Class Bloc march in face of police repression and promises to disrupt the Conservative Party Conference.

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Exposing racism and intolerance online

24-09-2010 06:17

Exposing raciosm and intolerance online.

The BNP have been beaten but still racists are mobilising.

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Callout Action days for squatting in Netherland

24-09-2010 03:10

Spirit Of Squatters Collective
info and link to video agenda

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Gathering at The Happendon Wood Action Camp - Weekend of action and skill-sharin

23-09-2010 19:37

Friday 1st - Monday 4th October

After spirited resistance to Scottish Coal’s plans to mine Mainshill, the site of their next mine in South Lanarkshire has been occupied! The Happendon Wood Action Camp (THWAC) has squatted a beautiful part of Happendon Wood to serve as a base from which to organise in surrounding communities and to take action from, as well as dig in for the long-haul and inevitable attempt to open cast the area. With corporate rule taking over the Douglas Valley and legal threats to communities from the council and fat-cat land owner, action is needed now more than ever.

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Shell to Sea Occupy Shell's Drill Rig For 12 Hours

23-09-2010 15:04

As a continuation of Rossport's Beat the Boreholes campaign, this Monday 20 September two protesters from the Rossport Solidarity Camp tied themselves to a drill on one of Shell's platforms, and remained up there stopping work for a total of 12 hours, from 7am to 7pm.

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Ethical reflections on the 9/11 controversy: The responsibility of the media

23-09-2010 13:31

While it is recognized that through the use of meta-analysis and randomized controlled trials the standard of excellence in evidenced-based medicine (EBM) stands alone on a pinnacle, there is nonetheless an evidence-based methodology that can be applied across the board in other decision-making areas. Though research into the events of 9/11 has not yet attained the rigor achieved by EBM, it is still possible to rank the research in this field according to evidence-based principles. This article explains the principles, points to sources that exemplify them, and argues the ethical obligation of librarians and journalists to advance those sources.

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Around the Campaigns Thursday 23rd September 2010

23-09-2010 08:51

Yarl's Wood five update, Sheffield Family Campaign, Iraqi deportations, Vietnam, EDM

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"Manufacturing Dissent": the Anti-globalization Movement is Funded by the Corpor

23-09-2010 04:31

"How is the process of manufacturing dissent achieved?
Essentially by "funding dissent", namely by channelling financial resources from those who are the object of the protest movement to those who are involved in organizing the protest movement.
Co-optation is not limited to buying the favors of politicians. The economic elites --which control major foundations-- also oversee the funding of numerous NGOs and civil society organizations, which historically have been involved in the protest movement against the established economic and social order. The programs of many NGOs and people's movements rely heavily on both public as well as private funding agencies including the Ford, Rockefeller, McCarthy foundations, among others.
The anti-globalization movement is opposed to Wall Street and the Texas oil giants controlled by Rockefeller, et al. Yet the foundations and charities of Rockefeller et al will generously fund progressive anti-capitalist networks as well as environmentalists (opposed to Big Oil) with a view to ultimately overseeing and shaping their various activities."

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"Manufacturing Dissent": Anti-globalization Movement Funded by Corporate Elite

22-09-2010 11:09

We need to challenge the right of the "Globalizers" to rule. This requires that we rethink the strategy of protest. Can we move to a higher plane, by launching mass movements in our respective countries, movements that bring the message of what globalization is doing, to ordinary people? For they are the force that must be mobilized to challenge those who plunder the Globe.

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Western hypocrisy, in two parallel cases - Sakineh Ashtiani & Teresa Lewis

22-09-2010 08:15

Teresa Lewis
Teresa Lewis in USA will be executed by lethal injection on Thursday, September 23, becoming the first woman to be put to death in Virginia since 1912. Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani in IRAN , who has confessed to premeditated murder and adultery and is awaiting the finial decision on her sentence.
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