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national / anti-capitalism / other press Sunday December 09, 2012 10:27 by Red Banner
Issue 50 of Red Banner is available now from bookshops and the address above, priced €2 / £1.50 read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / other press Friday December 07, 2012 14:04 by Elric   text 7 comments (last - sunday december 09, 2012 16:02)
The dark forces of Islamist reaction have been unleashed in Egypt. Looks like an Islamic State means one man, one vote - one time. Full text at link.

Muslim Brotherhood (MB) forces supporting Egypt’s Islamist President Mohamed Mursi are carrying out a bloody crackdown in Cairo. Amid intensifying mass protests in the past two weeks against Mursi, the Islamists are mobilizing their forces to try to crush strikes and protests.

In scenes recalling the “Battle of the Camels”—when then-President Hosni Mubarak’s thugs attacked protesting workers and youth on Tahrir Square in the initial days of the Egyptian Revolution last year—MB cadres together with forces of the Salafist Call and al-Gama’a al-Islamiyya assaulted a sit-in of several hundred peaceful protesters in front of the presidential palace in Heliopolis in Cairo. read full story / add a comment
Mohamed Mossadegh: took wind out of sails of opportunist ‘official communists’
international / anti-war / other press Friday December 07, 2012 13:46 by Elric   image 1 image
Torab Saleth reviews: Ervand Abrahamian, 'The coup: 1953, the CIA and the roots of modern US-Iranian relations', New Press, 2013, pp304, £16.84. Instead of physically opposing the Coup the Tudeh were out distributing leaflets and getting people to sign petitions. Remind you of anyone? Full text at link.

With the continuing efforts made by the self-proclaimed global imperial power, the USA, to achieve ‘regime change’ in Iran, it is timely that a book about the 1953 coup - in which the US, with the help of the British government, carried out exactly such regime change - has been published. The coup was aimed against Mohammad Mosaddegh’s National Front1 government, which had nationalised the British-controlled Iranian oil industries.

If Los Angeles-based Iranian TV stations or Facebook campaigns have given the imperialists a false impression that a nation is waiting to be liberated by the US and its allies, this book should remind them why there is in fact still a deep and widespread hostility in Iran towards the USA and Britain: precisely because of this event. read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-war / other press Friday December 07, 2012 12:16 by Elric   image 1 image
Tony Greenstein writes on the latest extension of Zionist colonies on the West Bank. Full text at link.

It is widely accepted, not least amongst Israeli public opinion, that Operation Pillar of Defence - the murderous attack on Gaza, which indiscriminately killed all in its path - achieved nothing, other than emphasising Israel’s growing impotence in the region. ...

On November 22 the ceasefire came into effect, and a week later, on November 29, the United Nations general assembly voted to accord Palestine ‘non-member observer status’. Within hours Netanyahu had promised to build an extra 3,000 houses in the West Bank and East Jerusalem and put into effect the ‘E1 plan’ that envisages the expansion of the settlement Ma’ale Adumim, to the east of Jerusalem

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international / rights and freedoms / other press Tuesday December 04, 2012 22:35 by Elric   text 1 comment (last - tuesday december 04, 2012 23:15)
How women are treated in Iraqi prisons. Full text at link.

When women in Iraq are arrested, they routinely go through three gruesome phases, starting with humiliation, followed by torture, and often ending with rape. I have received disturbing information from two different, well informed sources: one from qualified social workers in Al-Kadimiyah Women Prison, the other from three national guards officers who worked in the prison. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / other press Tuesday December 04, 2012 22:26 by Elric   text 4 comments (last - monday december 10, 2012 18:58)
Once again the Imperialists are using chemical weapons as a pretext to plan an attack on Syria. Patriot missiles are being moved to Turkeys border with Syria and these weapons require US personnel. Full text at link.

The Obama administration and the corporate media have cited unspecified “intelligence” about the movement of chemical weapons to issue new threats of direct intervention in Syria, where Washington and its allies have been backing so-called “rebels” in a bid to topple the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton both made public statements Monday alleging a danger of Syria using chemical weapons and threatening US retaliation. read full story / add a comment
national / miscellaneous / other press Tuesday December 04, 2012 15:11 by Brian Clarke
A loyalist mob which had gathered outside Belfast City Hall this evening
erupted into violence following a vote to limit the days on which the
British Union Jack flag flies above the building. read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-war / other press Sunday December 02, 2012 21:44 by fred   image 1 image
The AP was caught with their pants down publishing a dubious graph and hyping up the "Iranian nuclear threat" lie again. "AP helped perpetrate a dangerous hoax, and owes an explanation and accounting for what took place, including identifying the "officials from a country critical of Iran's atomic program" who made false claims about what this is." read full story / add a comment
dublin / anti-war / other press Friday November 23, 2012 22:24 by Zionism=Nazism   text 35 comments (last - thursday december 13, 2012 21:04)   image 7 images   video 1 video file
The targeting of tunnels by Israeli airstrikes has restricted the flow of food and fuel into Gaza. ( http://www.unrwa.org/etemplate.php?id=1507)

Few shops remain open and the UN has warned of an impending water crisis. There are reports of bombing campaigns purposely targeting irrigation wells. The Ministry of Health in Gaza is out of 40 per cent of essential medicines and running low on basics like bandages and syringes. (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/ove....html)

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international / anti-capitalism / other press Tuesday November 20, 2012 10:06 by serf   image 1 image
The ECB is currently building a luxury tower for itself in Frankfurt with an eye watering price tag of 1 billion. Meanwhile they continue to force austerity on the rest of us. read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / other press Saturday November 17, 2012 07:37 by Volunteer
More info:
http://www.afri.ie/news-and-events/international-peace-...isia/

Organised by the International Peace Bureau and hosted by Afri - Action from Ireland.

President Higgins was the first recipient of the Sean MacBride International Peace Prize.
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Cover page image of Socialist Fight Issue 11 - Winter 2012
international / anti-capitalism / other press Tuesday November 13, 2012 23:13 by Gerry Downing   image 1 image   1 attached file
Issue 11 of the Socialist Fight is out now in pdf and paper form. This is a publication is produced by the SF Editorial Board

Contents are:
Page 2: Editorial: TU leaders must fight for needs budgets!
Page 4: 200,000 March against Austerity in London, By Graham Durham.
Page 5: The Third Grand Old Duke of York Demo: TU leaders must fight for needs budgets!, GRL flyer for TUC demo.
Page 6: The Counihan Campaign and the Housing Crisis By Gerry Downing.

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international / anti-capitalism / other press Sunday November 11, 2012 18:41 by john throne
WIN is a group of socialists from different traditions. We are trying to draw lessons from the past. In particular why have the left failed to put down deep roots in the working class movement as capitalism has spiraled deeper and deeper into crisis. read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-war / other press Saturday November 10, 2012 22:04 by serf   text 1 comment (last - sunday november 25, 2012 20:26)   image 3 images
A horrifying amateur video from Syria emerged online, showing an apparent mass execution of Assad supporters in Aleppo at the hands of rebels from the Free Syria Army.
The footage shows several bloodied men stripped down to their underwear being forced to kneel by a wall amidst a throng of excited, machine gun-touting men.
Once their captors open fire, the camera jerks away as the crowd momentarily disperses, seemingly unprepared for the nearly 40 seconds of uninterrupted shooting that follows. As the gunfire dies down, shouts of “Allahu Akbar!” resound as the once skittish onlookers victoriously raise their guns in the air, approaching what appears to be a pile of stripped-down corpses. read full story / add a comment
dublin / miscellaneous / other press Friday November 09, 2012 11:13 by JoeMc   text 10 comments (last - thursday november 15, 2012 11:35)   video 1 video file
Luke McGuire (26), had been following a vegan diet developed by US alternative medicine advocate Robert Young and was taking salt supplements -- labelled 'Young Phorever pHour Salts' and 'Young Phorever PuripHy' . He died after suffering a sudden collapse in Ranelagh, Dublin, on June 2, 2011.

Dublin City coroner , Dr Brian Farrell , returned a verdict of “death by misadventure” on Mr McGuire .Sadly, Dr Farrell didn’t take the opportunity to issue any sort of statement about the dangers of buying these so-called supplements over the internet .
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international / anti-war / other press Thursday November 08, 2012 14:30 by Elric
Kourosh Ziabari interviews Muhammad Hussam, a 24-year-old university student living in Aleppo ,( he preferred not to disclose his full name because of the death threats he and his family received from the terrorists,) he explains how the Free Syrian Army mercilessly kills supporters of President Assad and even has set up a website in which it publishes the photos and personal information of its potential targets. read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-capitalism / other press Monday November 05, 2012 18:55 by serf   image 1 image
American Autumn is a well made and interesting documentary on the occupy movement in America. It is well worth viewing, whether you were pro occupy, anti occupy or just didn't really understand the movement. I'm linking to it here so all can view it free of charge while it remains available on Youtube. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / other press Monday November 05, 2012 12:54 by Elric
British PM Cameron is on his way to the Gulf to try and secure billions in military technology sales, he may also mention democracy but no sanctions. Saudi Arabia & the UAE are different from Syria. Full text at link.

During the tour Cameron will seek to revive relations with both Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) where the UK has significant business interests in the oil industry. In addition, Britain will also seek to peddle 100 Typhoon fighter jets to both nations in a deal worth a potential US$10 billion. The UK PM faces stiff competition, with French President Francois Holland also in the region to sell defense equipment. read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-war / other press Wednesday October 24, 2012 14:49 by Elric   text 8 comments (last - sunday october 28, 2012 16:09)   image 3 images   video 1 video file
The slaughter continues. Full story at the url.

Bani Walid, Libya, has been under siege for nearly three consecutive weeks. A man whose family is in the besieged city spoke with RT, and described the horrors allegedly taking place: Civilians are killed every day by toxic gas and heavy tank fire.Bani Walid, the last stronghold for supporters of deceased Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi, has been under siege for 20 days, with no resolution to the conflict in sight.

RT has learned that militias are reportedly shelling the city indiscriminately, with footage from Bani Walid showing dead bodies, and women and children with missing limbs and disfigured faces. A man named Faraj, who is currently in Egypt but is in contact with relatives in Bani Walid, spoke with RT and claimed that the militias are committing genocide.

Militias have reportedly encircled Bani Walid, and are not allowing any supplies into the town including food, water, medicine or humanitarian aid. The town’s electricity and gas has also allegedly been cut off. read full story / add a comment
Athens Demonstrations 2012
international / arts and media / other press Friday October 19, 2012 20:29 by Caoimhghin Ó Croidheáin   image 5 images
A series of oil paintings examining the daily existence of people in the worst working, living (and dying) conditions in the global economy. read full story / add a comment
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