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http://insomnia.livejournal.com/652389.html

Future American lawyers protest Attorney General's speech

Snip: "Alberto Gonzales spoke before law students at Georgetown today, justifying illegal, unauthorized surveilance of US citizens, but during the course of his speech the students in class did something pretty ballsy and brave. They got up from their seats and turned their backs to him. (...) additional students came into the room, wearing black cowls and carrying a simple banner, written on a sheet."
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http://www.livejournal.com/users/spiralsheep/7207.html

Edit Google is fixing things and of the locked posts which are indexed, it may only be ones which were once unlocked.

BTW: Make sure that your journal style blocks robots by doing 'view source' on your own Journal and looking for the 'robots' meta-tag.
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The proposed UK ID cards bill is likely to get its third Reading in the House of Commons in October.

No2ID are building a fund to support the 11,000+ refuseniks who have already pledged to legally fight any imposed ID and database scheme. "A public pledge of UKP 1,000,000 even before they have started should give the Home Office something to think about."

If you have not already signed to refuse or resist the UK ID card scheme, you can pledge to contribute to the fighting fund at: http://www.pledgebank.com/resist . "Pass on or promote this message/link to as many sympathetic people and groups, mailing lists, bulletin boards and publications as you can without spamming".
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I believe that for security, we also need justice. UK residents can still pledge to refuse to register for an ID card at http://www.pledgebank.com/refuse - more than 10,00 people have already. However, if you cannot sign to Refuse, you can sign to Resist: http://www.pledgebank.com/resist - pledge to donate money, and actively support the refusers.

</TABLE Please only sign one, and ask other to sign one.
Click here to sign the no2id pledge
purpletigron: In profile: Pearl Mackie as Bill Potts from Dr Who (Attitude)
Can we understand terrorists, and understand errors made by security forces, and from these, understand the bigger picture?

Can we avoid calling individuals, 'failures', yet point to situations where people failed to fully rise to a challenge, and from this, learn how to succeed when next tested?
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The dead man is being identified as Jean Charles de Menezes, a legal Brazilian immigrant (as reported by IndyMedia).
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Copy-cat attacks with naked detonators: More info.
purpletigron: In profile: Pearl Mackie as Bill Potts from Dr Who (Attitude)
What was the intelligence behind the Birmingham evacuation?

WTF?

Jul. 10th, 2005 07:16 am
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The whole of the centre of Birmingham (UK) was evacuated last night. From news.bbc.co.uk: "Assistant Chief Constable of West Midlands Police, Stuart Hyde, said the measures were taken following information about a "substantial threat" to the area, but said the incident was probably not connected to the London bomb attacks."
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"... Ahmed Sheikh, president of the Muslim Association of Britain, said he feared a backlash and added that the Muslim community would feel less safe. He warned that Muslims, especially women in headscarves, might fall prey to vigilante attacks."

My favourite 'Punjabi pyjamas' provoked no unusual reactions on the streets this morning...

Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] jslayeruk and [livejournal.com profile] brisingamen for the new icon.
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"Muslim leaders have condemned the terror attacks on London and called for full co-operation with police. Muslim Council of Britain spokesman Inayat Bunglawala called on worshippers to pray for victims at Friday prayers. more from BBC News..."

A Joint Statement from the Muslim Council of Britain and Churches Together in Britain and Ireland: "Deepest sympathy is expressed at the death and suffering which the series of co-ordinated attacks in London has caused to the families and loved ones who have been the victims of this terrible atrocity. This criminal attack is condemned in the strongest possible terms. ..."
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Morihei Ueshiba, founder of the Japanese martial art of aikido ('the way of harmony of spirit'):

"Aikido is not a technique to fight with or defeat the enemy. It is the way to reconcile the world and make human beings one family. ... Aikido is non-resistance. As it is non-resistant, it is always victorious. ... A mind to serve for the peace of all human beings in the world is needed in aikido, and not the mind of one who wishes to be strong ..."

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