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A number of organisations and individuals joined the rest of the world yesterday in the Global Day of Action against War and Occupation with a demonstration from Blata l-Bajda to Valletta, organised locally by the Moviment Graffiti.
...Dark rumours of plots and counter-plots swirled in London's coffee-houses, but they were also centres of informed political debate. Swift remarked that he was "not yet convinced that any Access to men in Power gives a man more Truth or Light than the Politicks of a Coffee House."...Pepys observed that its debates were "the most ingeniose, and smart, that I ever heard, or expect to heare, and bandied with great eagernesse; the arguments in the Parliament howse were but flatte to it."...
Mr. Hozefa Merchant(posted by Guido), 20.03.2004 20:08
The campaign started at 4:30 pm (Indian standard time) at Hutatma chok near Churchghate Station. More than 300 protesters & volunteers turned up on the streets, shouting out slogans and holding their placards. The protesters gathered an even more number of commuters making the whole protest look like a massive rally.
The source of much of this danger is Israel. A creation of Britain, then guardian of the west's empire in the Middle East, the Zionist state remains the cause of more regional grievance and sheer terror than all the Muslim states combined.
Greenpeace and other activists have put up a statue of liberty outside the US airbase at Ramstein in Germany to protest against war and American weapons of mass destruction. The demonstrators called on the US government to start looking for weapons of mass destruction where they really can be found: in the USA itself. The six-metre-high statue has a map on it showing the production and storage locations of atomic, chemical and biological weapons in the US. Greenpeace spokesman Wolfgang Lohbeck said President Bush’s assertions about alleged Iraqi weapons of mass destruction “were nothing but cynical manipulation of public opinion. "It had long been decided to go to war."
Lately, Senator John Kerry has been reassuring voters that he will be as pro-Israel as President Bush. He has expressed his support for Sharon's policy of unilateral disengagement, building of the so-called security barrier and the political isolation of Yasser Arafat. The candidate's present position toward Middle East peace contradicts his past support of the Oslo peace process and provides a surprising contrast to his views when he was a young anti-war leader in the early '70s.
In regard to fighting corruption in our country the Red-Green government is part of the problem, not of the solution. Germany is suffocating in corruption affairs of the Social Democrats and Greens. It reaches right up to friends and closest staff members of the chancellor and the federal president. The police and justice system are incapable of taking action against these mafiose structures. That is proved by the cases depicted below.
Toronto Coalition to Stop the War, 20.03.2004 15:04
We, the Toronto Coalition to Stop the War (TCSW), send this message of solidarity to our brothers and sisters, wherever they may be in our world, who raise their voices, stand in witness and resist against those that build empire through the rape of our earth, violence against our minds and bodies, and seek to commodify living beings for the sake of profit and power.
The following is from the Progressive Webgroup Alliance mailing list. Allied groups members who for whatever reason cannot attend the real world demonstrations to mark the 1st anniversay of the illegal invasion of Iraq are today and tomorrow taking part in online demonstrations
More than fifty East Timorese, accompanied by a few international supporters, peacefully demonstrated today against the continuing United States occupation of Iraq, as part of a worldwide day of protest. The following statement, in Tetum and English, was read out in front of the United States Embassy in Dili, Timor Leste.
Will you accept nuclear waste transport by train? You’ve got a week to think about it. But a transport there will be.
That’s the pistol the national German government, which has a Green environment minister, is holding to the head of the state government of North-Rhine Westphalia in Düsseldorf, which also has a Green environment minister.
An overview of the plight of both companion and farmed animals in Greece; especially referencing their abuse and the mysterious disappearance of abandoned dogs during a major Greek houskeeping effort in preparation for the 2004 Athens Olympic Games
José Francisco Sánchez Beltrán. Valencia., 19.03.2004 20:52
La inminencia del Mundo Infeliz de Huxley, pura apariencia de armonía bajo la férula de la brutalidad institucional parece cada vez más próxima. El error en que se sustenta consiste en pretender armonizar concepciones vitales que son totalmente antagónicas.
Geneva, Mar 19 (PL) Cuba reiterated Friday its decision to face any possible condemnation at the UN Human Rights Commission (UNHRC) and challenged the US to show verifiable evidence to condemn Cuba this year.