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offsite link The Black Sea Development Navy Brief 2/18 February 2018 Sat Feb 17, 2018 22:57 | Scott
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offsite link Syrian War Report ? February 16, 2018: Turkish Forces Capture Large Area In Afrin Fri Feb 16, 2018 20:14 | Scott
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offsite link Escalation in Syria ? how far can the Russians be pushed? Fri Feb 16, 2018 15:12 | The Saker
[This analysis was written for the Unz Review] Events in Syria have recently clearly taken a turn for the worse and there is an increasing amount of evidence that the

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international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Wednesday August 07, 2013 22:13 by GCH np q
Last Sunday, we gathered at Giuseppe Conlon venue, as the sentencing phase for Bradley continues at NSA HQ, Ft. Meade,

Maryland, USA. We named our venue after Giuseppe Conlon who left his native Belfast for London as “an act of mercy” to visit
his son Gerry who had been fitted up, tortured and jailed. A similar fate was to meet Giuseppe and his in-laws the Maguires
who offered him for a bed for the night.

Giuseppe was to die in a British jail framed, libelled, tortured. Not even in death was he left alone as his body was flown back and forth
over the Irish Sea and stashed at Hereford before eventually being laid to rest. The Maguires too, who were also innocent, suffered long
years in British prisons. More on the Guildford Four and Maguire Seven here. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Wednesday July 31, 2013 15:17 by Free Brad!   text 1 comment (last - friday august 02, 2013 09:55)
Three hours before the Bradley Manning verdict was to come down Tuesday (NSA HQ Ft.Meade, Maryland USA 1pm/ London 6pm), supporters of Bradley Manning gathered at the Eros statue in Picadilly Circuls London. The 15 gathered, included
folks from Aotearoa, Australia, England, Ireland, Iraq, Italy, United States. They included artists, a boat builder, Catholic Workers
fathers, former prisoners, mothers, musicians, priests, & students. They were joined by a Swiss tourist who picked a Bradley Manning placard. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Sunday July 28, 2013 08:32 by Free Brad!
VID ( 5 mins) Free Speech: Use it or Lose it!
Sat J27: London Bradley Manning Solidarity Crew joined by NYC's Rev. Billy!
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galway / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Tuesday July 02, 2013 13:20 by Galway Alliance Against War   text 1 comment (last - wednesday july 03, 2013 08:26)
Follow us on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/#!/galway.antiwar
Or join our group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/312442090965/

FOR YOUR DIARY

SOLIDARITY RALLY AT ENNIS DISTRICT COURT
10th JULY 2013 at 10.30am
JOIN US THERE TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR MARGARETTA D’ARCY

GAAW SUPPORTED PEACE EVENT
Shannon Peace Vigil
Sunday, 14th July, 2013
14:00 until 15:00
Meet at small roundabout just before Shannon Airport

CONTENTS
1. MARGARETTA’S COURT CASE
2. GAAW PRO TAKEN IN FOR QUESTIONING BY GARDAÍ
3. MEANWHILE AT SHANNON THE WAR GOES ON…..

4. FROM SOLDIER TO RESISTER – JOE GLENTON IN GALWAY
5. THE GARDAÍ INVESTIGATING THEMSELVES

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galway / anti-war / imperialism / news report Thursday June 27, 2013 22:09 by Galway Alliance Against War   text 4 comments (last - saturday june 29, 2013 01:43)   image 1 image   video 1 video file
Niall Farrell of the Galway Alliance Against War has accused the Gardai of harassment after he was contacted today by Det. Roddy Bourke of Shannon Garda station seeking to “interview” him tomorrow in relation to an act of sabotage of a US warplane at Shannon airport in December 2011. read full story / add a comment
Letter from the "Boys in Blue"
galway / anti-war / imperialism / press release Monday June 24, 2013 11:34 by Galway Alliance Against War   text 1 comment (last - monday june 24, 2013 18:52)   image 2 images   video 1 video file
The Galway Alliance Against War claims in a press release that the Gardai see themselves above the law “just like the paedophile priests in the bad old days.” read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Monday June 24, 2013 07:09 by Solidarity   text 20 comments (last - saturday august 03, 2013 17:07)   image 1 image
VID (4 min) - Anti-war Activist Ciaron O'Reilly calls for solidarity with Snowden, Assange & Manning

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international / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Monday June 17, 2013 20:24 by Robert Long   text 1 comment (last - wednesday june 19, 2013 12:20)
“Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it”

Iraq had WMD’s, Gaddafi was killing his own people, Iran has been six months from having nuclear weapons since 2004 and now Syria has used chemical weapons in its civil war. These are lies purported as truth by the vast majority of the mainstream media. These are four examples from the last decade, but of course lies of this kind have been used throughout history to justify wars of aggression. All of these government sponsored fallacies are inextricably linked in an on-going geo-political chess game. This game is all too real for those living in the “theatres” of conflict, and it shall be so for us few, lucky enough to reside in the still relatively peaceful albeit now austere “western” world.
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international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Monday June 17, 2013 19:19 by Ciaron O'Reilly   text 8 comments (last - thursday june 27, 2013 06:59)   image 8 images
Wed June 19th will mark a year since WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange entered the Ecuadorian embassy in London seeking sanctuary. The Ecuadorian government was immediately threatened in private correspondence from British Foreign Minister Hague with the loss of diplomatic status and a consequent raid. The Ecuadorian government made the private threat public, held their ground and conducted an inquiry into the Assange case. This was the same government that had previously responded to a U.S. request for a U.S. military base in Ecuador with, "if you let us have an Ecuadoran base in Florida?"

Photos & Short vids (thanx to Bradleylibero)
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international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Saturday June 15, 2013 02:32 by fred   text 8 comments (last - thursday april 03, 2014 02:24)   image 1 image
Some emails have come to light apparently hacked from the server of Britam Defence, the British private military company that operates mainly in the Middle East. These make for VERY interesting reading!! read full story / add a comment
galway / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Wednesday June 12, 2013 23:30 by Galway Alliance Against War
CONTENTS
1. FROM SOLDIER TO RESISTER – JOE GLENTON – TO SPEAK IN GALWAY
2. GAAW PAIR CHARGED OVER PEACE ACTION AT SHANNON
3. IRISH BACKING FOR BRITISH NUCLEAR POWER PROGRAMME
4. IS THE WAR IN SYRIA OVER OR ABOUT TO BEGIN?
5. PEACE PROCESS: COLUMBIA
6. MORE WARS IN AFRICA: SUDAN & SOUTH SUDAN – A (Thomas C.) MOUNTAIN VIEW
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Predator Drone
international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Monday June 10, 2013 17:33 by brionOcleirigh   text 11 comments (last - friday june 14, 2013 12:35)   image 3 images   video 4 video files
While British Parliament Buildings at Stormont in British Occupied Ireland have round the clock guards and thousands of British paramilitary operatives, backed up by 3,600 specially secretly trained police from England, patrolling the streets of Ireland, ahead of the G8 Summit at Lough Erne Resort in Co Fermanagh, British Occupied Ireland on June 17 and 18, it has come as a shock to many Irish citizens to see British drones regularly flying in Irish airspace recently. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Sunday June 02, 2013 23:49 by Seana Sperling
Group Bullying (Mobbing) and Group Stalking is becoming a problem globally, but because of the U.S. involvement in two wars, some Peace Activists, Leftwing Educators and Writers in the U.S. are being bullied and stalked by groups of people that feel the activists and scholars are un-American. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Friday May 31, 2013 11:20 by Dave   text 14 comments (last - sunday june 02, 2013 13:07)
'Adana - Adana Security Directorate, which began after the massacre of Reyhanlı connected with the organization Al-Qaeda and detained 12 suspects in the operation against Al Nusra Front, 5 was released. Seized two kilograms of sarin gas in the addresses of the accused.

Intelligence and Terrorism Al-Qaeda organization and the follow-up of the Department in connection with the preparation of action was determined that El Nusra Front. Adana and Mersin in the addresses of 12 people alleged to be members of the organization identified, were detained in the operation. Calls made staying at the addresses suspects, lots of information, documents and digital data were seized. Also belonging to the suspects were taken to secure the weapons and bullets for review. In addition, the addresses of the suspects were seized two kilograms of sarin gas on.

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international / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Thursday May 30, 2013 14:47 by dave   text 17 comments (last - friday may 31, 2013 12:09)   video 1 video file
Here is an excerpt on the background of pat condell,you can find more information,as i havent copied and pasted it all..

''Patrick "Pat" Condell (born 1949 or 1950) is an English writer, political commentator, comedian and atheist internet personality. He performed alternative comedy shows during the 1980s and 1990s in the United Kingdom, and won a Time Out Comedy Award in 1991. He was also a regular panellist on BBC Radio 1's "Loose Talk".''

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international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Tuesday May 28, 2013 08:39 by Solidarity   text 5 comments (last - thursday june 06, 2013 22:13)
VID (6 mins) - Bradley Manning is in jail for us, We're on the streets for him! - Mobilise Sat June 1st
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international / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Monday May 27, 2013 19:47 by An Draigneán Donn   text 1 comment (last - wednesday may 29, 2013 11:38)   image 2 images
2011 was the year that language was finally murdered, and its remains disappeared. read full story / add a comment
Britain's Dirty Wars
international / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Friday May 24, 2013 12:36 by Brian Clarke   image 1 image   video 1 video file
In 2006, it became public knowledge, that Britain's SS(secret services) helped the IRA organize 'human bomb' attacks, in a tactic involving, forcing civilians, to drive car bombs into British army checkpoints with devastating consequence. This was just one of a series, in an evolution of guerrilla warfare techniques, that left many keen observers scratching their heads wondering, who was friend or foe and whose side, several senior British intelligence operatives were on. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Wednesday May 22, 2013 11:19 by Stasia   text 28 comments (last - sunday december 08, 2013 19:20)   video 1 video file
Sun newspaper, Wed May 22 2013:
There is still [a British] appetite to influence world affairs.
UK troops are supporting operations in Mali and Somalia and are on stand-by to aid the government in Libya.
During his two-day trip, Mr Hammond congratulated Brits at Koulikoro base, who are deployed with Irish troops for the first time since 1922. He said the Queen’s 2011 trip to Ireland brought a change in Anglo-Irish relations.
Sgt Gerry Setright, 49, of the Irish Defence Forces, said of working with the Brits: “It’s been a pleasure. We are closer than people think.”

Read more: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/campaigns/our...aRMDs read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Thursday May 02, 2013 06:42 by dubaltg8   text 11 comments (last - monday may 13, 2013 20:20)
In his Ceasefire review, Dan Glazebrook examines Maximilian Forte's withering indictment of liberal humanitarianism and its collusion in imperialist designs on Africa, as seen in NATO's Libya campaign of 2011. read full story / add a comment
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