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Anti-war activists occupy the rooftop of Elbit Systems (Photo: WACA)

Australia: Anti-war activists raid Israeli drone factory

By Fri, Aug 15, 2014 1:37PM UTC Comments Off Anti-war activists occupy the rooftop of Elbit Systems (Photo: WACA)

Anti-war activists stormed a factory in Port Melbourne this morning  to protest against the Australian government’s support for Israeli’s war in Gaza. They raided the manufacturing compound which, they said, supplies arms and drones for Israel. Named the Melbourne Palestine Action Coalition (MPAC), it consists of activists from Whistleblowers Australian Citizens Alliance (WACA)  and renegade activists. The protesters occupied the roof of Elbit Systems and blockaded the front gate....

Food, climate change and war: the Syria crisis

By Mon, Nov 11, 2013 8:59PM UTC Comments Off Global Sustainability Institute at Anglia Ruskin University

As global leaders debate the world’s response to the alleged atrocities of the Syrian government, Anglia Ruskin University is exploring the underlying drivers of the Syrian crisis. Syria is the latest in a wave of political unrest crossing North Africa and the Middle East. Many cite religious differences and a failure of their ruling regime...

What’s the threat? North Korean rhetoric, reality

By Sat, Jan 26, 2013 12:35PM UTC 1 Comment What’s the threat? North Korean rhetoric, reality

TOKYO (AP) — According to its official statements, North Korea is ready to go to the brink. But how serious are Pyongyang’s threats? This week, new U.N. sanctions punishing the North’s successful December rocket launch have elicited a furious response from Pyongyang: strong hints that a third nuclear test is coming, along with bigger and...

Obama, Karzai agree: It’s time to wind down war

By Sat, Jan 12, 2013 1:06PM UTC Comments Off President Barack Obama talks with Afghan President Hamid Karzai during their bilateral meeting in the Oval Office of the White in Washington, Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Uneasy allies, President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai demonstrated Friday they could agree on one big idea: After 11 years of war, the time is right for U.S. forces to let Afghans do their own fighting. U.S. and coalition forces will take a battlefield back seat by spring and, by...

Indo-Pak 1971 war – if it had not happened

By Fri, Dec 02, 2011 2:14AM UTC Comments Off

On Saturday, December 3 it will be 40 years since the India-Pakistan war of 1971 began with air raids by Pakistan on several Indian air fields. The 14-day war concluded on December 16 – a day still celebrated in India for being one of the rare real ‘victories’ in Independent India’s 64 years of history....

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