Archive - 2009

December 25th

Photos of anti-war stall from Edinburgh on Saturday 12th December 2009


The Libertarian C.N.T. and the F.A.I. Supported Freedom of Religion in Spain

 “Could any other declaration be made? It is de rigueur (socially obligatory -ed) that in any programme type declaration we register our respect for religions…” 1. states the C.N.T. on May 10th, 1938 Circular No. 12.

Filipino journalists remember 'Maguindanao massacre'

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – Dozens of journalists held a prayer rally Wednesday in Zamboanga City to remember and seek justice for the brutal slayings of 57 people, among them at least 30 journalists massacred last month in Maguindanao province in the southern Philippines.

December 24th

Christmas Eve at the Mainshill Solidarity Camp

 Spirits are still high within the camp despite the extreme weather conditions, -12 C last night and -5 C throughout today. These extreme temperatures have not dampened the festive spirit of the camp.

December 22nd

Anniversary of the Acteal Massacre of Zapatista supporters


December 21st

Not Bored November 2009


December 20th

Defeat U.S. War on Afghanistan and Iraq!

December 2009

Imperialist Chief Obama: Deeper Into the Quagmire

U.S. troops on patrol in Helmand province, Afghanistan, February 2009. (Photo: Reuters)
Break with the Democrats – For Workers Strikes Against the War!

On December 1, President Barack Obama officially announced a massive escalation of the U.S. war on Afghanistan. The 30,000 troops to be dispatched will bring U.S. forces in the country to 100,000, tripling the number of American military personnel there since Obama took office last January. Add in 36,000 NATO and other “coalition” troops and more than 100,000 “contractors” employed by the U.S. Beyond the sheer numbers, this move marks a decision by Washington to continue the colonial occupation of Afghanistan indefinitely, and with it the bloody slaughter of the Afghan people. Obama’s claim that he would “begin the transfer” of U.S. forces by mid-2011 was just sucker bait for gullible liberals, and a useless “signal” to the terminally corrupt and ineffectual Afghan puppet government. Key was his vow a couple of days earlier that he would “finish the job” in Afghanistan. Since the feckless Afghan “army” will not be battle-ready any time soon, if ever, what this means is that the U.S. will be bogged down in an Afghan quagmire, the dreaded “Q-word” that the bourgeois media didn’t dare utter.

EDL Thug Arrested for Terrorism

This guy has tried to intimidate activists in Glasgow in the recent past:

 Hardcore neo-Nazi EDL forum moderator, Wigan Mike has been arrested on terror offences. Real name Michael Heaton of Leigh, National Front and British Freedom Fighters member "Wigan Mike" has helped organise many EDL and WDL demos, and was photographed amongst the crowd of Hitler saluters during the WDL's recent visit to Wales.

December 19th

Edinburgh anti-fascists to confront racist EDL march

Edinburgh Anti-Fascist Alliance has announced that it will hold a counter-demonstration to confront the fascist English Defence League and prevent their Edinburgh demonstration from taking place.

Bomb scare in Edinburgh?

Was there a bomb scare in Edinburgh on Saturday afternoon?