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The free weekly direct action newsheet published in Brighton since 1994 - Copyleft - Information for Action
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MORE THAN JUST A MOVEMENT: RESISTANCE TO THE COUP IN HONDURAS
One year after the military coup in Honduras which ousted the leader and installed a neo-liberal cabal, grassroots groups across the country are aligning to create a popular movement

Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets all over Honduras (and in cities around the world) on Monday 28th June, the first anniversary of the military coup. Not that they were commemorating the coup of course, but to celebrate the first birthday of the National Popular Resistance Front. The FNRP is a remarkable coalition of brave people from all the traditionally oppressed sectors of society: the Committee of Families of the Disappeared; a myriad of feminist organisations; indigenous groups; the Afro-descendant garífuna people; youth movements; the gay community; human rights activists and trades unions. The FNRP is an alliance of hundreds of grassroots organisations which, despite the risk to the lives of all involved, have refused to give in and accept the illegal takeover of their country by a ruthless and self-serving elite.

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EYEWITNESS AFGHANISTAN
SchNEWS interviews Al Jazeera journalist Medyan Dairieh about his take on the war...

Ever keen to get an up close and personal look at the world's most troubled regions, SchNEWS was fortunate enough to sweet-talk Brightonian Al Jazeera journalist, Medyan Diarieh, recently returned from reporting in Afghanistan. As a Palestinian who has extensively covered the conflicts in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Iraq and Turkish Kurdistan for many years, he's a man with a useful perspective on events on the ground in what's become Britain's longest war since the days of Empire. Medyan has become a well known figure amongst pro-Palestine and anti-war protesters, informing the public in the Arab-speaking world of the UK's solidarity movements.

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MASS EVICTIONS IN CAMBODIA
An eyewitness account from Phnom Penh, as Cambodia faces its largest forced displacements since the time of the Khmer Rouge

Boeng Kak lake, situated in the centre of Phnom Penh, is where the backpackers hang out to have a beer and look out over the waters, as the residents collect snails, fish and water vegetables. One of the only large open spaces left in the city, it has been home to over four thousand families who live in wooden houses at its edges. Rather than making the most of this potential beauty spot, the Cambodian government had the grand idea of filling in the lake to replace it with some shiny new development. Even though the national Land Law should protect their rights, the World Bank has failed to secure tenure for the people of Boeng Kak within the much criticised Land Management Administration Project (LMAP). Nine hundred families have been evicted so far.

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MEXICO: IT'S GRIM UP NORTH
Report from US-Mexico border about the cartel wars whose connections go right up to the president

The Mexican government put an end to reports that 25,000 people have been killed in the last four years of Mexico's drug wars. The correct figure, they insist, is 28,000. Last month the candidate for election in Tamulipas State, on the US border, was killed in broad daylight by Los Narcos (narcotraficantes - ie drug traffickers. On 18th of August 2010 the body of a mayor (from the governing National Action Party- aka PAN) Edelmiro Cavazos, was found dumped by the roadside; blindfolded with his hands bound behind his back. Despite this the government of President Felipe Calderón is busy assuring anybody who can be bothered to listen that there is no narco-terrorism in Mexico.

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U-BOAT IF YOU WANT TO

In May the (now disgraced ex-) Minster for War, Liam Fox announced the Trident Alternatives Review, with much fanfare from the beard and sandal brigade. Unfortunately six months down the line and Liam Fox's replacement Philip Hammond has now stated that the review will not be made public because of the “highly classified technical, intelligence and policy information covering extremely sensitive national security issues”.

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IRAN AWAY

Neo-Cameron and  William "send him to the" Hague are feeling flush following an easy victory in Libya. Now they want to take on Iran for shits and giggles.

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TEAR GAS FATALITY IN PALESTINE

A 28 year old Palestinian got shot in the face by a tear gas canister during a weekly Anarchists against the wall demonstration held in the village of Nabi Saleh. He died the next day.

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SOUTH SUDAN: INDEPENDENCE AND DEATH
oil and the myth of ethnic conflict in sudan

120,000 people have become refugees and up to 3000 have been killed in recent fighting in South Sudan. Independence has done little to halt the violence in the Sudan region.

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Back in the Faslane

Faslane celebrates it's 30th birthday with a month of action

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PEACE ACTIVIST JAILED FOR AFGHAN WAR PROTEST

Maya Evans locked up for a week for refusing to pay court fines.

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FROM TRIPOLI TO TIMBUCTU
blowback in mali

Coup and secession in Mali are the unintended consequences of NATO's regime change in Libya

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I KNOW WHAT YOU'LL DO THIS SUMMER
OF RESISTANCE

Long-term Brighton anti-war direct action campaigners Smash EDO are gearing up for the start of the long awaited Summer of Resistance this coming week.

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a smashing start to summer
MayDay, Smash EDO style

OK, technically it's not quite summer yet, but Smash EDO kick of the Summer of Resistance with a bad music demo

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Fear the Reaper
Drone attacks in Yemen and anti-drone protests in Brighton

Anti-militarists Smash EDO take the drone war to the arms dealers

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IT'LL BE ALAWITE ON THE NIGHT?
FEATURE: schnews' take on the syrian uprising

As the optimism of the Arab Spring has turned into a nightmare in Syria, SchNEWS takes a belated look at the Syrian Uprising and some of the regional players whose involvement have made the conflict so bloody and so hard to understand.

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Brought to Facebook

Azhar Ahmed convicted for criticising the occupation of Afghanistan on social media.

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More Droning On

Robot wars in Afghanistan are set to increase when the Ministry of Defence unveils it's new five armed Reaper drones...

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Gaza into the Abyss
protests erupt following Israeli assault on Gaza

Israeli forces have begun a massive terror campaign against the Gaza Strip

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Lock and Awe
Campaigners lock on to the EDO-MBM arms factory to commemorate 10 years since the iraq Invasion

It’s hard to believe it’s been ten years since the US-UK coalition invaded Iraq. 10 years since that fatal day on the 19th of March 2003 when the neoconservative “Crazies in the White House” bought their own propaganda and believed they could reshape the Middle-East with a blitzkrieg military campaign of “Shock and Awe”.

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DO FEAR THE REAPER

'Ground the Drones' demo to take place in Lincoln this Saturday as UK expands armed drone programme - and international resistance to the Drone Wars amps up.

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Darfur: It ain't over.

Sudanese refugees and supporters protest in London to highlight the 10 year anniversary of the conflict which ripped apart their regions.

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NATIONALIST CURRICULUM

Gove's attack on left-wing Blackadder, just the spear-point of a jingoistic whitewash

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Bad June Rising
Climate Games, Anarcho-festivals and the resurgence of UK Uncut - looks like June's going to be a busy one.

We started writing about three interesting but unrelated things happening in June. Here is an amalgamated version, which is worth a read.

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