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international / anti-war / imperialism / event notice Tuesday February 19, 2013 16:07 by Jane O'Brien
BRADLEY MANNING

1,000 days in prison – Enough is enough!

23 February 2013 International Day of Action
So far events are planned in Canada, Germany, Italy, Slovakia, UK, US, Ireland ....

Dublin: Information and Leafleting Speak Out event: 1pm – 3pm Saturday 23rd February 2013. Venue: GPO O’Connell Street, Dublin

Everyone welcome to help distribute information leaflets
For more information please contact People Against War Network – nowar@eircom.net
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international / anti-war / imperialism / press release Sunday February 17, 2013 22:52 by Solidarity   text 2 comments (last - monday april 29, 2013 00:32)
VID Brian Terrell, Catholic Worker presently serving 6 months in U.S.prison for nonviolent resistance to drone warfare... http://fb.me/yufhKQHZ
*Write solidarity letters or postcards to
Brian Terrell 06125-026 ,FPC Yankton, POB 700, Yankton, SD 57078. U.S.A.
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international / anti-war / imperialism / press release Sunday February 17, 2013 18:44 by CPIR   text 17 comments (last - thursday january 30, 2014 14:35)
Mali Invasion: Lies and Opportunism lead in the New Scramble for Africa read full story / add a comment
galway / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Saturday February 16, 2013 18:32 by Galway Alliance Against War
GALWAY ALLIANCE AGAINST WAR
FEBRUARY 2013 BULLETIN
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CONTENTS
1. IRISH SOLIDERS TO TRAIN TROOPS INVOLVED IN OVERTHROW OF MALI’S DEMOCRATIC GOVT IN 2012
2. SHANNON’S BLOOD MONEY
3. OBAMA’S EMPTY PROMISES FROM THE “LAND OF THE FREE”
4. ON THE SCENT OF DEATH THREATS TO GAAW’S PRO
5. MING, GAAW’S COMPUTER & CORRUPTION IN THE GARDAÍ
6. UNEMPLOYED KILLER OF THE MONTH
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international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Thursday January 31, 2013 13:43 by Elric   text 1 comment (last - tuesday february 05, 2013 20:23)
Russia has also issued warnings about the Israeli attack on Syria. Full texts at links.

Iran has threatened Israel, warning there would be “serious consequences” for a reported attack on a research center in Damascus.
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian said Tel Aviv would face repercussions for the Israeli airstrike against a scientific research center in Jamraya, rural Damascus, the semi-official Fars news quotes him as saying.

Syrian Ambassador to Lebanon Ali Abdul-Karim Ali says Damascus has "the option and the surprise to retaliate." He gave no details on when the retaliation would be, only saying that the relevant authorities would be tasked with preparing for it. ...
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national / anti-war / imperialism / event notice Thursday January 24, 2013 16:45 by Republicans against British normalisation
Protest against British Army display at 'tradfest', this Saturday, Templebar read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Monday January 21, 2013 10:43 by Solidarity   text 4 comments (last - saturday february 16, 2013 20:32)
This past Saturday marked 7 months since Julian Assange entered the Ecuadoran embassy in London http://tinyurl.com/b5wv2s6 seeking asylum from U.S. persecution. The embassy remains surrounded 24/7 by British police. Anti-war & human rights activists maintain a daily vigil 2pm-5pm. Yesterday photo http://tinyurl.com/ad4jgj2 read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Sunday January 20, 2013 14:33 by Elric
Larry Everest shows that Sanctions are War by other means. Sanctions are Weapons of Mass Destruction. Full text at link.

The U.S. claims that its sanctions are only aimed at Iran 's government—the Islamic Republic—and its top leaders. But because the U.S. and its big power allies (Germany, France, Britain and other European countries) are sanctioning and embargoing Iranian banks, they have crippled Iran's ability to pay for urgently needed imports—including medicines—and halted many shipments. In addition, many drugs and needed chemicals aren't getting into Iran thanks to the banning under the sanctions of "dual-use" chemicals with possible military applications.

"Hundreds of thousands of Iranians with serious illnesses have been put at imminent risk by the unintended consequences of international sanctions, which have led to dire shortages of life-saving medicines such as chemotherapy drugs for cancer and bloodclotting agents for haemophiliacs," Guardian UK . read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Monday January 14, 2013 12:56 by Atash
Iran is rapidly running out of vital medical supplies due to sanctions and an unavailability of foreign currency to buy supplies. The sanctions levied against Iranian banks, which are effectively cut off from the global financial system, have made it nigh impossible for Iranian companies to finance imports of whole drugs or raw ingredients, analysts say.

"There is not a proper channel through which they can pay, unless they send somebody to Pfizer with a suitcase full of cash," says Muhammad Sahimi, an Iranian political analyst and engineering professor at the University of Southern California.

Sanctions against Iran's oil industry have left the country short on foreign currency reserves. This week a prominent Iranian parliamentarian said oil revenues had declined 45% in the last nine months. Iran's currency, the Rial, is also believed to have lost 80% of its value against the dollar since the beginning of 2012, making imports prohibitively expensive. read full story / add a comment
mayo / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Friday January 11, 2013 23:09 by ron russ
How many times will U.S. elected Representatives of the U.S. House and Senate have to kiss Israel’s ass, and in how many ways, before “our” country will build a true national security team—that is one actually focused on U.S. security and not primarily on Israel’s? It is bad enough when Jewish-Americans politicians (with more substantive allegiance to Israel than the U.S.) like junior Senator Ben Cardin for Maryland, claiming his decision on whether Chuck Hagel will be a good Secretary of Defense resides on whether he is onboard with Israel’s/AIPAC’s agenda of having war with Israel’s enemy Iran (at least as backup force); or NY Senator Chuck Schumer equivocating about not “feeling” comfortable with voting for Hagel because of some of Hagel’s past attitudes; but even more so with suck-ups like Lindsey Graham giving about the best ass-kissing one could expect (to think some confederates once had some principle of pride and independence).
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galway / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Friday January 11, 2013 15:52 by Galway Alliance Against War
GALWAY ALLIANCE AGAINST WAR
JANUARY 2013 BULLETIN

CONTENTS
1. GAAW CALLS FOR ACTION ON GUANTANAMO
2. IS IT TIME TO OCCUPY SHANNON WARPORT?
3. STIFFING “BRITS”: The Media Hypocrites & The Continuity IRA
4. LATEST WAR NEWS FROM SHANNON’S WARPORT
5. GAAW & THE GARDAÍ
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national / anti-war / imperialism / news report Wednesday January 09, 2013 01:47 by Michael Gallagher
The Cherry Picking of the Mainstream Media

This story shows once again the sickening results of the abuse of the word freedom. The American and British public should hear about this. How does this rank alongside the story of the young Pakistani campaigner, Malala Yousafzai? It's a sickening outrage and a disgrace.

"On Sunday night (Jan. 6th), 18 month old Saiyma Gadazai froze to death in the Kabul refugee camp where she was born. Her father told how they fled the war in the South. He held both NATO and the Taliban in equal contempt. She was laid to rest next to a 3 year old boy called Janaan who died in the same camp 13 days ago. Also from exposure. This country has been under the control of the richest nations on earth for over 10 years. For children to be dying like this in its capital city is utterly obscene. SHARE if you think something should be done about this!" - Guy Smallman *** See link for photos.

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international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Sunday January 06, 2013 00:34 by Elric   text 4 comments (last - friday january 11, 2013 10:44)
Civilian deaths have risen by 28% in Afghanistan, In Yemen and Pakistan Drone attacks increase, not just Al Qaeda and Taliban die, many civilians perish in these far from surgical strikes. Ironically the miltants killed by the US in Pakistan, Yemen and Afghanistan hold the exact same beliefs as the Jihadists backed by the US in Syria, Egypt and across North Africa. Even more bizarrely the US arm Jihadists in Iranian Baluchistan while they fight another branch of the same organisation in Pakistani Baluchistan! Did it ever cross the minds of the CIA that weapons supplied in Iran work just as well in Pakistan?

In the US, Obama has signed into law the bill which continues the operation of the Guantanamo Bay prison camp and allows for indefinite Military internment without charge for US citizens.

Time for the good news: The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg has awarded damages to a CIA torture victim who was subject to extraordinary rendition.

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international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Thursday January 03, 2013 11:37 by Elric
Yassamine Mather writes on the resolutions which have emerged from the Imperialist backed Tribunal on Iran, on how sections of the Iranian Left have damaged themselves through association with it. Some let themselves be fooled but some were scoundrels. Genuine Democracy will not come to Iran through Neo-Cons or CIA Fronts. Full text at link.

In the good old days of the Moscow trials it was customary for fallen members of the Soviet leadership to disappear from group photographs, their image wiped out of history, as they fell out of favour with Stalin. How ironic that the 21st century unholy alliance between Iran’s soft left and neo-conservatives in what is known as the Iran Tribunal seems to have adopted the same method in dealing with the embarrassing outcome of its second phase.

The Farsi version of the long-awaited final resolution never made it to the IT website and the English version1 has been either removed or hidden away somewhere where it is difficult to find.2 As the embarrassing clauses were translated into Farsi, the organisers were confronted with a barrage of criticism. The soft left has attempted to justify the disappearance of the final statement with the claim that the ‘findings’ were temporary resolutions - although the ‘prosecutor’, Payam Akhavan, and his allies consider the job done and deny the ‘temporary’ nature of the findings. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Friday December 21, 2012 20:59 by Elric   text 1 comment (last - saturday december 22, 2012 12:15)
Chris Marsden writes on how the UN have finally accepted that Syria is in the throes of a Civil War. Also on the build up of US equipment and troops in Jordan and false reporting about Alawite on Alawite violence. Full text at link.

A United Nations Independent International Commission of Inquiry has finally admitted that a sectarian civil war is raging in Syria. Its findings are based upon extensive investigations and interviews between September 28 to December 16, 2012.

They detail massacres and gross violations of human rights that have polarised Syria between the supporters of a Sunni insurgency and those Sunnis and various minority groups that have aligned themselves with the Alawite-led Ba’athist regime out of fear that its downfall will produce a yet more brutal Sunni chauvinist alternative. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Friday December 21, 2012 12:46 by Solidarity   text 2 comments (last - monday january 07, 2013 12:12)
Julian Assange marked 6 months circled by British police in the Ecuadoran embassy by speaking from the balcony of the building last night (Dec 20th.) Those gathering in solidarity adopted a festive theme with carols, candles, sharing food and wine. Crowd included included journalist John Pilger, VeteransforPeace, members of the Ecuadoran Community, people who had flown from German and driven from Manchester. A 6 month daily solidarity vigil continues @embassy 3-5pm read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Sunday December 16, 2012 20:00 by Ciaron   text 35 comments (last - friday december 28, 2012 12:14)
For the past 6 months we have maintained a daily vigil outside the Ecuadoran embassy in solidarity with Julian Assange, WikiLeaks and the people of Ecuador
VID http://tinyurl.com/8jwoa9v
Ecuador has granted political asylum to Julian Assange. The embassy is located next to Harrod's
in Knighstbridge. London. It is surrounded by British police. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Tuesday December 11, 2012 12:01 by Elric
Sanctions kill, Sanctions are the the waging of War by other means. There are real life victims: All of the surgeries for thousands of haemophilic patients have been cancelled because a shortage of coagulant drugs. A 15-year-old child died at the end of October due to the absence of coagulant medication. Full text at link.

No one amongst the leaders or the grassroots of Iran’s legitimate domestic opposition has called for sanctions on Iran. In fact, they have warned that sanctions and war will be the biggest blow to the civil society and democratic aspirations in Iran.

These sanctions, which went into effect at the end of July 2012, target, amongst other things, Iran’s banking and export of oil. Export of oil comprises 80 percent of Iran’s foreign revenue which finances infrastructural work, social and welfare services, hospitals, schools, universities, state employees' salaries and pensions. The value of Iranian currency has declined by 80 percent in the past year. The prices of imported machinery, medicine, and many types of foodstuff have risen beyond the reach of ordinary people. Many factories and businesses have folded, and unemployment is mounting. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Tuesday December 11, 2012 00:28 by Elric
Once again showing their contempt for human rights the US Military have illegally detained hundreds of Afghan juveniles. Most of these were snatched from their homes. Full text at link.

The US military said it has captured more than 200 Afghan juveniles, whose average age is 16, and held them prisoner for about one year without charging them for any crimes. A report to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child said that more than 200 detainees under the age of 18 were held at a military prison at the Detention Facility in Parwan for being characterized as “enemy combatants”.

The teens had not been charged with any crimes, but were each held for an average of one year for the sole purpose of preventing “a combatant from returning to the battlefield”, the report said. Since they were not charged for any crimes, the detainees were not provided any legal assistance and could only defend themselves at open hearings. read full story / add a comment
national / anti-war / imperialism / press release Monday December 10, 2012 17:00 by CPIR   text 17 comments (last - saturday december 15, 2012 08:37)
The Good Friday Agreement was not the making of peace between the peoples of Ireland and Britain. It was the Irish comprador class returning fully into the bloody fold of empire. read full story / add a comment
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