This Daily Mail backed far-right project just got well and truly sabotaged

The Canary previously reported on a project by the far-right Génération Identitaire to disrupt vessels rescuing refugees in the Mediterranean. The project was publicised by the The Daily Mail, but not all of its reports went down well. And now, there is news that the identitarians‘ ship – the C-Star – is in serious trouble.

Docking blocked

The ‘identitarians’ organise around ‘Defend Europe’, a campaign aimed at disrupting vessels that rescue refugees and migrants. But anti-fascists have been tracking the C-Star’s movements. And since arriving in the Mediterranean, the C-Star has had difficulty docking at ports.

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An inquiry just provided a glimpse into the British state’s secret war on political activists

The cover names of three police officers who spied on political activists have just been revealed by an inquiry into undercover policing. The three officers infiltrated high-profile campaigns at a time of great public anger. Inquiry documents and secret intelligence reports reveal just how far the state would go to undermine opposition to injustices. And understanding the response to that overreach is crucial to understanding what’s happening now.

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If these latest allegations are true, Trump’s days as President may be numbered

A lawsuit has just been issued that implicates US President Donald Trump. It alleges that he reviewed and authorised a story that claimed murdered Democrat staffer Seth Rich was responsible for leaking Democratic National Committee (DNC) emails. There is also an allegation that Trump wrote his eldest son’s press release after learning that details of his meeting with a Kremlin-linked lawyer were about to be published.

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LATEST: Journalist Seymour Hersch backs claim that murdered DNC Seth Rich was a WikiLeaks source:

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Sooner or later justice will catch up with all autocrats, and Turkey’s ‘dictator’ is no exception

Britain’s right-wing tabloids have been trying to use a crisis in a foreign country to attack Jeremy Corbyn. But that exposes their blatant hypocrisy. Because one of Theresa May’s closest allies is an (alleged) war criminal. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is under threat of prosecution for genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes; and also because of growing awareness of how Universal Jurisdiction rules could see his arrest anywhere in the world.

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Hundreds of refugees and asylum-seekers issue a desperate challenge to their captors

Just under 600 of the 800 refugees and asylum seekers detained on Manus Island (Papua New Guinea) by the Australian government have written a heart-rending letter – effectively an ultimatum – to Canberra.

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UPDATE: statement released by refugees on Nauru, 2 August 2017.

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Hundreds of imprisoned refugees face attack from locals, UN may need to intervene

Hundreds of refugees and asylum seekers held in detention on Manus Island (Papua New Guinea) by the Australian government are in imminent danger. Canberra has closed down facilities, leaving the refugees to their own fate. And detainees are now under attack. In April 2016, the Papua New Guinea (PNG) Supreme Court ruled that the detention centre on Manus was illegal and unconstitutional. Some months later, the PNG government forced Australia to agree to close the centre. But there are still more than 800 men detained there. And now, to avoid further attacks on those remaining, the UN may need to intervene.

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There’s a revolutionary thread that connects us all – and it has nothing to do with government

There’s a post-capitalist fuse that connects people as far apart as Mexico and Syria. And the BBC recently aired a couple of broadcasts that suggest the future is already here. BBC Four aired the insightful film Accidental Anarchist: Life Without Government, by former British diplomat Carne Ross, as part of its Storyville series. The day before, meanwhile, BBC Two broadcast author and journalist Paul Mason‘s play ‘Why it’s Kicking off Everywhere’, which covers similar themes. Both the film and the play raise important questions about moving towards a post-capitalist world, particularly for those who live in ‘conventional’ societies but seek a more progressive future.

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