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How The Media Keep Us Angry, Ignorant And Afraid

09-06-2009 00:33

Cartoon Korea - Filtered to Fit

How much do you know about the increased political tensions on the Korean peninsula? The answer, even for diligent readers of the mainstream press, is likely to be 'not much'. In place of serious, penetrating analysis the public has been sold a cartoon version of events based on a well-worn propaganda template. It is a tale spun by journalists who appear to know little of the real issues and who have internalised the key rules of 'balanced' reporting: do not point the finger of blame at your own government (or its allies), and do not question your government's demonisation of official enemies (learn nothing from the past).

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Obama Proposes Swift Execution of Alleged 9/11 Conspirators

09-06-2009 00:24

The five alleged co-conspirators in the 9/11 attacks.

In a leak that seems designed to gauge public opinion - and that of lawyers and other relevant parties around the world - anonymous officials in the Obama administration have told the New York Times about a proposal, in draft legislation to be submitted to Congress, which, as the Times put it, "would clear the way for detainees facing the death penalty [in Guantánamo] to plead guilty without a full trial."

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Fooled by Obama (by Latuff)

08-06-2009 21:27

Fooled by Obama
Editorial cartoon published on June issue of Caros Amigos magazine.

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Recession? What Recession? say Arms Industry

08-06-2009 14:12

Global military spending rose 4% in 2008 to a record $1,464bn (£914bn) - up 45% since 1999, according to the Stockholm-based peace institute Sipri. It's great that British companies are profitting

Small Arms and ammunition are supplied across the Globe, including the US and Germany.

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Act Now for Sri Lankans...Act Now for Tim Martin >>>

07-06-2009 00:16


Tim Martin, a former aid worker and the Campaign Director of Act Now, is on an indefinite hunger strike outside Parliament, London since Monday 18th May. Tim is calling upon US President Obama to intervene in the crisis in Sri Lanka and has presented a clear list of demands to protect the civilian population from further devastation. Tim’s full letter to the American president was delivered to the American Embassy on the first day of his hunger strike.

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British medic held in Sri Lankan IDP camp.

05-06-2009 22:34

Damilvany is a British medic who worked in a makeshift hospital in the perversely named no fire zone helping treat and process the thousands of innocent civilian casualties of the conflict. She is currently detained against her will in a Sri Lankan IDP camp.

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Obama Speech: 'Words welcome but action needed'

05-06-2009 20:10

Salma Yaqoob on Barack Obama
Salma Yaqoob's reaction to Obama 'Muslim' nations speech‏

President Obama has given his first major speech on relations between the United States and the Muslim world.

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held for 24 hours by police for flag-waving

04-06-2009 22:28

police detained maria gallestegui (from for 24 hours after her arrest yesterday evening for waving the tamil eelam homeland flag at parliament square

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Mother Palestine and the Settlements (by Latuff)

04-06-2009 18:29

Mother Palestine and the Settlements
Copyleft artwork by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff, on behalf of the brave Palestinian people and their struggle against US backed IsraHell's state terror.

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An urgent plea on behalf of torturers

04-06-2009 17:13

Now that Guantanamo bay faces closure, what will become of the brave men who pulled teeth out for justice? Our organisation aims to have them back in gainful employment, probably in Pakistan.

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Tim Martin Hunger Strike, Day 17, London - pictures

04-06-2009 11:10

Hunger Strikers and government ministers.
A week after satellite images are released confirming mass graves in Tamil held northern Sri Lanka, Mr Tim Martin reaches day 17 of his hunger strike in Parliament Square.

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Its Non Tamil!

03-06-2009 15:05

I was on the pedal power bike rush on Monday.
As we circled parliament square like most I thought the hunger strike was by a Tamil.
It seems not to be.
Amazing, an Englishman on strike for my people.

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Britain sold arms despite Sri Lanka’s abuses – The Times

03-06-2009 00:04

Britain sold £13.6m worth of arms to Sri Lanka in the past three years despite Colombo’s widespread abuse of human rights, The Times newspaper reported.

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Mother Palestine (by Latuff)

02-06-2009 05:39

Mother Palestine
I dedicate this artwork to a Palestinian elderly woman called Mrs. Zarefa, 95 years old, grandmother of the artist and good friend Mohammed Abo Afefa, whom I had the honour of meeting in Marka/Shnillar refugee camp, Jordan. She was expelled from Zakrea village to West Bank by Israeli forces in 1948, and again after 1967 to Jordan. She can't go back to homeland. Her right of return was denied by Israel.

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Callout for 2 days of direct action on the 18th & 19th of September 2009

01-06-2009 14:53

This is a call out to people involved in squats and autonomous spaces for
2 days of direct action on the 18th & 19th of September 2009 around
housing and the creation of more autonomous spaces at this time of crisis.

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North Korea: Bargaining power (by Latuff)

01-06-2009 07:30

North Korea
Copyleft artwork by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff.

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UN report on US executions

31-05-2009 00:20

A report this week for the UN on US domestic and overseas executions calls for a national “commission of inquiry” to investigate cases. It estimates the total number of uninvestigated Private Contractor murders in Iraq "to be in the hundreds, perhaps thousands", while obliquely criticising Obamas deceptive aim of “moving forward”. It also points out no one senior in rank to Major has been prosecuted.

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Press Release The Final Waging Global War By Way of Deception Report: Statement

30-05-2009 21:16

The Pakistani military is repeating the same genocidal mayhem as it did in East Pakistan to secede it into Bangladesh. Now it is once again at its best for further balkanizing Pakistan at the behest of its paymasters. There is apparently always some very good justification for practicing the 'war on terror' upon civilian populations.

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Bush, Clinton get standing ovation after Toronto 'conversation'

30-05-2009 04:50

Bush also struck a congenial note when he took the stage, giving Clinton top billing as he told the audience: "Welcome to the Bill and George Show." He joked that his mother, Barbara Bush, told him Clinton has been spending so much time with his own father, former US president George HW Bush, that he is "like a son to her. So brother, it's good to see you."

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UN concealed carnage to keep Sri Lanka goodwill

30-05-2009 00:42

Despite massive international pressure, on Wed 27th May, the United Nations Human Rights Council refused calls to investigate allegations of war crimes by both sides. Instead it supported Sri Lanka in handling the humanitarian crisis under it's own initiative. The session had been called because of alarm over the high number of civilian casualties as well as the island's treatment of displaced Tamil civilians. The call by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay for aid agencies to be given free access to the camps so they can provide the Tamils with critical relief was also not agreed upon.
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