UK Newswire Archive
11-05-2007 16:00Although Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and Japan are not formally members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), they are linked through military partnerships, affiliated government agreements, a network of partnerships, and bilateral military agreements with the United States and Britain.
The creation of a parallel NATO-like organization in the Far East and the Pacific Rim is part of the international brinkmanship of creating a unified global military alliance.
11-05-2007 15:59THIS SPRING, 2007, IDEAS FOR FUTURE ACTION DISCUSSIONS, RE THE "REMEMBER EACH ELEVENTH" CAMPAIGN.
SUGGESTING RADICALS ETC ENGAGE, USING, SAY, THE "WREATH" LECTURES . . . . proposing some unusual "overlaps" - dates to follow - encouraging extra involvement . . . . new moments, unities, etc
11-05-2007 11:55The problem is when you have too much power you begin to think with your muscles. You are like a wounded bull in the china-shop that is Middle East. Whatever you touch, wherever you intervene, something is broken, something is ruined. Perhaps at some point you have to STOP and think of a way out without inflicting much more damage to yourself and those around you.
Until you learn to respect other peoples' right of self-determination and until you abandon your language of intervention, force and threats against my country, no number of visits to art galleries will solve our problems.
11-05-2007 10:32It appears that Mark Leat the Longton North BNP councillor on Stoke Council has jumped ship.
FREE MUMIA ABU-JAMAL! ABOLISH THE RACIST DEATH PENALTY!
A protest has been called for Thursday 17 May, the day oral arguments will take place in Mumia Abu-Jamal’s habeas corpus appeal in the US Court of Appeals. The Partisan Defence Committee is building a contingent for the protest. Join the PDC contingent under the slogans:
Mumia Abu-Jamal is innocent! For class-struggle defence to free him now! There is no justice in the capitalist courts! Abolish the racist death penalty!
Thursday 17 May, 6.30 pm , Grosvenor Square , London
(nearest tube: Bond Street or Oxford Circus)
It has come to light that in the early hours of Thursday 10th May a convoy carrying nuclear warheads secretly passed through the Stapleford and Chilwell area of Nottingham. The vehicles were spotted driving into the Chetwynd Barracks in Chilwell at 6.30am for a rest stop. Heading for the Royal Naval Armament Depot (RNAD) in Coulport, Scotland, the convoy was spotted along the M1 and also the next day as it continued its route along the east coast and along the Edinburgh Bypass. According to a spokesperson for Nukewatch UK, who keep an eye on nuclear convoys around the UK, the route hasn't been used since the early 90's. She also mentioned that no convoys have been spotted entering the Chetwynd Barracks and it might be an indication of the convoys starting to use the Chetwynd Barracks for rest stops.
The convoy passed through dense populated areas in Stapleford and Chilwell before and after its rest stop at the army base on Chetwynd Road, Chilwell. According to campaigners each lorry weighs approx 44 tonnes and can carry up to 2 ready assembled nuclear warheads, which can contain up to 8 kg of plutonium and uranium each. Each of the modern warheads has the capacity of creating 8 times the impact of that of the bombs used in the attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki by America in 1945. The convoy was spotted leaving Burfield Atomic Weapons Establishment, 50 miles North of London around 12.30am on Thhursday morning. At Burfield AWE the warheads and explosives get assembled into working nuclear weapons. There were people stationed along the route from Stirling to Coulport attempting to resist the convoy. Read report.
Links: Map of location Chetwynd Barracks | Nukewatch UK | Nottingham CND |Nuclear Warhead Convoy Routes | Video: UK nuclear warhead's on the move, November 2006 | Nuclear Warhead Convoy on the road today (report from Edinburgh)
This is a must listen if something like the Bilderberg Group interests you. Someone from Radio Dialect in Bristol interviewed freelance journalist Tony Gosling, who has been researching the activities of the Bilderberg Group since 1993.
11-05-2007 03:56On 23 April, 2007, Javier Mazas and Peter Gelderloos were arrested during the police response to a small demonstration organized by the Assamblea de la Okupacion (Squatters Assembly) on La Rambla, in Barcelona.
10-05-2007 22:39In the distraction of the USA destroying democracy worldwide we seem to be ignoring what we once called a super-power.
10-05-2007 21:37"Operation aimless" by Federal Supreme Court prosecutors triggers even more mobilization capacity for G8 protests
Press release by the persons concerned
10-05-2007 20:28A MIDDLE EAST TURNAROUND?