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UK Terror War Newswire Archive

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Nottingham Uni Demo for Academic Freedom & Against Deportation - Silent March

29-05-2008 21:31

On Wednesday 28th May at the University of Nottingham academic staff gave a public reading from an Al-Qaeda training manual, outside the Hallward Library, University Park Campus. The demonstration expressed the outrage amongst staff and students after two innocent members of the academic community were arrested under ‘terror’ legislation in connection with this document, downloaded from an official US government website.

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Nottingham University Demo for Academic Freedom & Against Deportation - Readings

29-05-2008 21:28

On Wednesday 28th May at the University of Nottingham academic staff gave a public reading from an Al-Qaeda training manual, outside the Hallward Library, University Park Campus. The demonstration expressed the outrage amongst staff and students after two innocent members of the academic community were arrested under ‘terror’ legislation in connection with this document, downloaded from an official US government website.

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Press release: Nottingham University demonstration

29-05-2008 17:31

Press release from the campaign to stop the deportation of Hicham Yezza, about the demonstration in defence of academic freedom and in support of his campaign.

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Home Secretary told “end police surveillance of journalists” - NUJ

29-05-2008 15:23

The NUJ has called for Home Secretary Jacqui Smith to put an end to police surveillance of journalists.

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GTMO actions in London:Picnic tomorrow/Public Meeting on Sat. & June demos

29-05-2008 09:25

Tomorrow (Friday 30 May), the London Guantánamo Campaign is holding a picnic in Grosvenor Square next to the US Embassy at 3-6pm with People in Common/On Saturday 31 May, we have a public meeting to raise awareness about Binyam Mohamed in Queen's Park, west London/ and the schedule for actions in June. Join us and let the British and American government know that victims of the "war on terror" have not been forgotten.

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For academic freedom and against deportation

28-05-2008 19:47

On Wednesday 28 May, hundreds of students and academics came together at the University of Nottingham to protests in defence of academic freedom and against the imminent deportation of university community member Hicham Yezza.

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Dodgy question for press to ask: Are you a 'suspect'?

28-05-2008 18:38

If you answer yes to White Ben's 10 questions below then your profile matches, Are you a 'suspect'?

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The slaying of Mark Saunders: an escalation of Britain’s “shoot to kill” policy

28-05-2008 07:31

On May 6, barrister Mark Saunders was shot dead by police after he had fired a shotgun from the window of his apartment in the Chelsea district of London where he lived with his wife, Elizabeth. Officers returned fire, causing one officer to remark that the scene resembled the gunfight at the OK Corral.

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Comment on University Communication on Recent Events

27-05-2008 16:31

As concerned academics at the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Nottingham who have been involved in the campaign for academic freedom and the release of Hicham Yezza in the wake of the false terror arrests at our university last week, we request that the Registrar, Dr. Paul Greatrix, amends the statement that he is currently circulating in response to letters of concern sent by academics from across the world to the University of Nottingham. The statement contains a number of inconsistencies, and we feel it necessary to point these out, both to Dr. Greatrix, and to the wider public.

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Dialect: 'Might is Right', the secrets of Bush's Skull & Bones @ Yale University

27-05-2008 13:13

Dialect Radio is a Bristol (UK) internet broadcasting Co-operative run by volunteers. Our main activity is our weekly current affairs and arts magazine programme Dialect, which is recorded at our Queen's Square studios and posted for download every weekend. Want to volunteer? Volunteering Bristol, Royal Oak House, Royal Oak Avenue, Bristol. BS1 4GB Tel: 0117 989 7733

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INTERPOL in Colombia 3 + 3 = 8

27-05-2008 13:09

I have just finished reading INTERPOL's report on the computers that the government of Colombia says it found in an encampment of the FARC-EP on March 1. Reading the report I am once again fascinated with what experts can do with computers. But I am shocked that the world's best known detective agency cannot add three plus three.

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University of Nottingham Graduate and Employee Facing Imminent Deportation Without Hearing

26-05-2008 17:39

Hicham Yezza, a popular and active member of the academic community at the University of Nottingham, was recently arrested along with another student. After six days of detention, both were released without charge [1]. Hicham was re-arrested on immigration grounds. He now faces imminent deportation to Algeria wihtout due process [2]. There is widespread concern at the proposed, imminent deportation.

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George Monbiot plans to arrest John Bolton

26-05-2008 16:43

In the following article on the Guardian site George Monbiot says:

"I do not want to advocate something I am not prepared to do myself. I was planning to stay at home on Wednesday, but I now intend to come back, listen to Mr Bolton speak, and then carry out this arrest. I hope that others at Hay might join me."

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America facilitating for the UK Census?

26-05-2008 14:45

UK-USA 2011 UK CENSUS CONCERNS: The House of Commons Treasury Committee has expressed strong concerns that if the 2011 UK census is run by a US company that the data could be accessed by USA security and law enforcement agencies:

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"The air we breathe & the lines we cut" : FARC name Alfonso Cano is new leader.

25-05-2008 18:11

Timoleón Jiménez has appeared in a video passed to TeleSUR lamenting the passing of the founder of FARC whose death began to be reported yesterday. He died of a heart attack.

They have also named the new leader of the paramilitary organisation. Thus the new name and personality who we may consider dealing with all the baggage of FARC. Its guerilla army, its hostages, its loyal population, its political hinterland who eschew armed struggle yet are persecuted, its role in the coca production and supply of cocaine from Colombia which is not already in the hands of the 3 cartels linked to the far right terrorists in the Colombian state. The new leader Guillermo León Sánez, alias Alfonso Cano is thus one of the people who decides how much rainforest should be cleared to grow coca instead of making oxygen. Coz as all you know well, coca only grows on the edge of rainforest for a maximum of two years, being a hungry little plant it needs nutrients when farmed which can only come from burning off jungle.

A short profile of this new man who shall play a small role in what goes up your nose. Be it oxygen or a 17% pure alkaloid.

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European Parliament passes new DU resolution in landslide vote

25-05-2008 09:58

The European Parliament has passed its fourth and most far-reaching resolution yet against the use of uranium weapons. MEPs have called for an EU and NATO-wide moratorium and global ban.

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Colombia claims founder of FARC is dead. - disinfo alert.

24-05-2008 18:23

Pedro Antonio Marín a.k.a. Manuel Marulanda Vélez codename "Tirofijo" (English: Sureshot) (born 12 May 1930 Genova, Colombia - is reported by Colombia to have died of a heart attack on the 22nd of March 2008)

The release of this news this afternoon is calculated to distract from the court order issued in the last 14 hours on Senator Piedad Córdoba the champion indiginous and womens' rights in Colombia and most outspoken critic of the Uribe regime. Already facing charges of treason for describing Colombia as a "Narcostate" and Uribe as being the centre of a Mafia and Terrorist regime, Piedad Cordoba's case ought take full consideration today.

Tirofijo the founder of FARC was believed to be the oldest "guerilla" alive. His death in March would have followed three weeks after the March 1st assassination of Raul Reyes who proposed a peace process in 2005, a process which Senator Cordoba was international recognised as working for in a role of interlocutor, opposed to paramilitarism and to the purpose of conflict resolution. Indeed Raul Reyes was married to one of Tirofijo's daughters Olga Marín.

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Notts Uni detainee innocent but still facing deportation

24-05-2008 16:41

Hicham Yezza, a popular, respected and valued former PhD student and current employee of the University of Nottingham faces deportation to Algeria on Sunday 1st June. This follows his unjust arrest under the Terrorism Act 2000 on Wednesday 14th May alongside Rizwaan Sabir and their release without charge six days later.

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FBI files indict Bush, Cheney and Co. as war criminals

24-05-2008 00:15

The most stunning revelation in a 370-page Justice US Department Inspector General’s report released this week was that agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation had formally opened a “War Crimes” file, documenting torture they had witnessed at the Guantánamo Bay US prison camp, before being ordered by the administration to stop writing their reports.

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Sheffield Guantanamo Campaign Meeting - 28 May

23-05-2008 23:11

Sheffield Guantanamo Campaign Meeting - 7.30pm Wednesday 28 May

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