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Issue No. 2302

Crackdown by Egypt’s military

The military regime that rules Egypt has launched a brutal crackdown against protesters in the country.

Thugs attacked Islamist protesters last week while soldiers looked on. More than ten were killed.

Islamists, socialists and other revolutionaries have marched together to demand an end to the regime.


Syrian elections are just a sham

Sham elections were held in Syria on Monday. Polling stations opened as president Bashar al-Assad’s forces continued their murderous assault on the uprising.

Opposition groups in Syria are boycotting the elections.


Guantanamo trial set to start

The military trial of five men accused of the 11 September 2001 attacks began this week.

The accused have been held and tortured at the US‑run Guantanamo Bay prison camp. When he was elected Barack Obama promised to close the camp, but 167 prisoners remain.


Dozen face jail for bank demo

Activists at the University of California, Davis, are being threatened with jail for protesting against a bank.

The “Davis Dozen” also face $1 million fines. They are being charged under conspiracy laws.

Sign the petition for the 'Davis Dozen' at www.davisdozen.org


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International
Tue 8 May 2012, 16:29 BST
Issue No. 2302
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