UK Newswire Archive
18-02-2003 11:39Every one of us must raise our voices, and march in protest, now and again and again.
Unprecedented numbers of mainstream families and children.
Groups who previously stayed to themselves, or stood only for their narrow interests.
People who could hardly walk or couldn't walk.
Or barely breath, pulling their oxygen tanks behind them.
Choosing human unity, understanding the alternative is no life at all
18-02-2003 10:51Roddy Mansfield is a journalist working for Arab Television in Baghdad, and helped secure the recent exclusive interview with Saddam Hussein: http://media.guardian.co.uk/mediaguardian/story/0,7558,892203,00.html
He is also a incredibly experienced "camcorder activist", producing many films of note for Channel4, Undercurrents and much more, and has been in the thick of it at countless street parties, hunt sabs, corporate boardroom invasions and some pretty scary undercover work.
We're tremendously grateful to him for sparing us some of his time to answer a few questions about life in Baghdad right now, 18th February 2003.
18-02-2003 10:11Blair and New Labour steam blithely along, ignoring the fact that the majority of the country is opposed to an attack on Iraq which will leave hundreds of thousands dead and a country ruined and traumatised.
18-02-2003 10:00US military admits civilian casualty in Afghan offensive
BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan- An 8 year-old boy was Saturday identified by the US military as the first civilian casualty in an offensive in central Afghanistan which it says has killed several rebels. The boy was treated for shrapnel wounds following clashes between US Special Forces and suspected Taliban fighters in the Lejay area of Bahglan valley in the north of Helmand province, a US military spokesman said
18-02-2003 09:10The so called anti-war marchers by not turning the anti-war march into the biggest riot this century ensured that mass bombing of the Iraqi people will definitly take place! Many of these idiots believe that non violence should be the only tactic even if it does achieve anything. The armed forces recruitting office in the Strand near where the marchers assembled was left totally untouched!
18-02-2003 09:02As Tony blair's popularity plunges to -20, an indication that Labour under Tony's leadership will not survive the next elections. Labour will be out of government unless they jetison dead wood like Tony blair.
18-02-2003 07:18The government of the US (with support from Great Britain and Australia) is leading the charge for war against Iraq. These three governments have helped East Timor’s independence since 1999 but from 1975 until 1999 they supported the brutal Indonesian military occupation of this country, supplying weapons and training to the Indonesian army to better enable it to kill and torture the East Timorese people. There is no moral principle in their current desire to overthrow Saddam Hussein
18-02-2003 05:56I was watching a show on how the Queen had dismissed the prime minister of Australia back in the 70's and called a general election, and was wondering if the royal could once do something useful and can blair and howard.
18-02-2003 04:47A poster listing the 603 cities (on all seven continents) that held protests on Feb. 15, along with crowd estimates for many of the larger turnouts. Suitable for home, office, or public posting.
18-02-2003 03:04Anti-war campaigners are planning massive civil disobedience and directaction protests to try to bring Britain to a halt on the day any bombing of
Iraq begins. But the British government is confident that it can deal with this - see the this article from the corporate Observer paper
Some happier pics of the day too. (article 1)
18-02-2003 00:53When you see dog poo, decorate it with a small American Flag with the slogan "American Foreign Policy"
18-02-2003 00:48Nick Cohen in the Observer on Sunday 16th Feb, says that "The Stop the War coalition is the greatest threat to any hope for a democratic Iraq".
17-02-2003 23:09After the courtcases against Peer-to-peer programs (programs of exchange of audio files, after "uncopyable" cd's, majors are trying to putt the pressure on all the companies, because people are surfing and downloading from their work.