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UK Terror War Newswire Archive
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The Guardian newspaper's campaign against Julian Assange continues. For some reason they thought it a bright idea to get David Leigh (the author of the earlier Guardian published book attacking Assange ) to review the last week's released "Unauthorised Biography"
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The following URLs link to a BBC TV documentary from 1992 about the 'stay-behind' terror network which was armed, recruited and funded by NATO and the OSS / CIA in Europe after WW2, which used far-right killers to discredit anarchists and the radical left through false-flag terrorism and so-called Strategies of Tension. Most interestingly in context of current UK protests, the film describes how an Italian Fascist group was tasked with inventing a fake Maoist group and fly-posting Maoist posters etc...
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American soldier admits to thrill kill in Afghanistan .... An US soldier admitted to a judge yesterday that it was a “bad decision” to fire a machine gun at an unarmed teenager while serving in Afghanistan in 2010. Private Andrew Holmes, 21, pled guilty to the murder of a civilian yesterday, a year after initially proclaiming his innocence. Speaking in a military courtroom outside of Seattle, Washington on Thursday, Holmes took responsibility for the killing and also admitted to drug use and keeping a finger from the victim as a souvenir.
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The Anti-Cuts movement will succeed if it defends true democratic principles, but FAIL if it is perceived to be opposing them...
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The activist community needs to acknowledge the fact that the establishment is (often, if not always) much better at contesting campaigns over issues like public sector cuts etc than we are. The proof of this hypothesis is the fact that they've been able to implement such cuts etc at all. We need to face up to this, to coldly analyze how it is that they're able to de-rail our campaigns, and modify our beliefs and actions accordingly.
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Actions against drones at Parc Aberporth, Newcastle Emlyn and Carmarthen to mark International Day of Peace in Wales.
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Friday 7 October: 6-7pm: Shut Down Guantánamo and Bagram! demonstration – Afghan War 10th Anniversary Special
US Embassy, Grosvenor Square, London W1A 1AE (nearest tube: Bond Street / Marble Arch)
Friday 7th October 2011 marks the 10th anniversary of the start of the war in Afghanistan. Ten years on, thousands of civilians have died and many more face the threat of death through strikes by US unmanned drone attacks. The end of the war seems no closer.
"Terrorism Is What They Do; Counterterrorism Is What We Do"
British Navy Medic Michael Lyons refused to deploy to Afghanistan and is serving 7 months detention at Colchester Military Corrective Training Centre (MCTC)
Gaza children’s images of war censored under pressure from US Israel lobby .... Pro-Israel organizations pressured an Oakland children’s museum to cancel an upcoming exhibition of drawings made by Palestinian children in the Gaza Strip. ...The censored drawings were created through local children’s mental health initiatives in Gaza immediately following Israel’s attacks in the winter of 2008-09, during which approximately 1,400 Palestinians, including more than 300 children, were killed.
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Report from yesterday's vigil at the US Embassy on the 10th anniversary of 9/11.
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Tell the proprietors of Dirty Harry to stop selling "Joke" Guantanamo Bay orange boiler suits.
After six: straight talking and investigative reports with Martin Summers and Tony Gosling
This week's show is released 10 years to the day since Rumsfeld announced that the Pentagon could not account for 1/4 of all its spending. Like the $2,300,000,000,000 he spoke about, many details from the next day are still unaccounted for, a decade later - including most notably the sudden (though not unexpected) implosion of WTC7. We hear the soundtrack of a new video by http://ae911truth.org
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On 13 September, one of the world's biggest arms fairs opens in London, backed by the British government. On 8 September, the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry will hold a preview entitled "Middle East: A vast market for UK defence and security companies". The host was the Royal Bank of Scotland, a major investor in cluster bombs. According to Amnesty international, the victims of cluster bombs are 98 per cent civilians and 30 per cent children. The Royal Bank of Scotland has received £20 million in public money. The blurb for the bank's arms party reads: "The Middle East is one of the regions with the greatest number of opportunities for UK defence and security companies. Saudi Arabia... is the world's top defence importer, having spent $56bn in 2009... a very worthwhile region to target."