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Monday, 25 January 2010 10:44
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David Kelly Dr. David Kelly, a biological weapons expert, hit the headlines in 2003 after it was revealed he had spoken to BBC journalist Andrew Gilligan regarding the supposed evidence of Weapons of Mass Destruction put forward by the British government in the run-up to the Iraq War. Calling into question the government's assertion of a '45 minute' deployment time in addition to whether Iraq actually had any significant weapons capability at all.

Mere days after appearing in front of a parliamentary committee, Dr. Kelly was found dead in woods near his Oxfordshire home. Dr. Kelly apparently took his own life and is said to have cut his wrist with a knife which, according to some sources, was found to have no fingerprints on it. Several medical experts have since stated that it is unlikely that a fatal wound could be caused by severing the small ulnar artery located deep in the wrist. Toxicology reports showed the Kelly had taken a number of painkillers but the physician who analysed the results stated that these did not amount to a lethal dose. [1] [2]

Read more: Oh My God! They Killed Kelly! David Kelly Official Secrets Act Cover-Up

Tuesday, 19 January 2010 08:08
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Parents in Glasgow occupied yet another primary school this week; the latest in a series of school occupations which have taken place over the past year. Taking action in response to proposals to close St. Matthew's Primary School, five concerned parents barricaded themselves inside the school and announced their intention to remain there until their demands were met. Protests have also taken place at three other schools in the area set to close. These threatened closures are the most recent in a concerted campaign by councils across Greater Glasgow to shut of schools and nurseries.

Read more: Parents occupy school in Lanarkshire threatened with closure

Sunday, 10 January 2010 20:59
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The Anarchist Federation condemns the on-going imprisonment of six members of the Serbian Anarcho-Syndicalist group ASI-IWA on made-up charges of International Terrorism since 24th/25th August 2009. The pretext is minor damage done to the Greek embassy in Belgrade, even though another group entirely has claimed full responsibility for this. It is clear that what is really taking place is an attack on anarchist organisation in Serbia, just as is taking place in other states simultaneously. Their fight is our fight!

The Anarchist Federation (Britain), January 2010.

The following is ASI's statement to the IWA's international congress 2009 in Brazil:

Wednesday, 09 December 2009 10:36
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* This article criticizes the weak and untenable posture the celebrated North American linguist and essayist holds in support of the current Venezuelan government. It was originally published in Venezuela’s anarchist newspaper El Libertario #57.

Read more: Chomsky as Chavez's Clown

Friday, 13 November 2009 22:51
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The Anarchist Federation condemns the group Unite Against Fascism (UAF) who, on Saturday 31st October at a mobilisation against the English Defence League (EDL) in Leeds city centre, openly handed one of our members over to the police. Several UAF stewards, including the head of UAF Leeds, physically prevented our member from rejoining the cordon, and then called the police over to arrest him. We will not tolerate collaboration with the state to halt  the activity of genuine anti-fascists and ask other progressive organisations to do the same. UAF's policy of negotiating with the state for its public protests is well known, as is its alliance with religious leaders, trade union bureaucrats and politicians. UAF, apart from being nothing more than a front group for the Socialist Workers Party, has never been an effective means to combat the rise of fascism in Britain nor does it offer anything to working class communities.

D. Yates, National Secretary (Anarchist Federation, UK)

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