UK Anti-militarism Newswire Archive
14-02-2005 23:06The terrible events of September 11th 2001 changed the world considerably; President Bush described it as “the Pearl Harbour of the 21st Century”. 9/11 has led to wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as diminished civil liberties in the UK and US. Our entire political discourse is now skewed by the climate of fear which accompanies the “war on terror.”
14-02-2005 20:10END THE OCCUPATION OF IRAQ
Remember 15 February 2003 when two million people marched in London to oppose the invasion of Iraq?
14-02-2005 17:29Falah Alwan, leader of the radical Federation of Workers' Councils and Unions in Iraq, is in Britain and will be speaking at a meeting hosted by University of London Union on Wednesday February 16 at 7.30pm.
14-02-2005 15:38Falih Alwan, leader of the radical Federation of Workers' Councils and Unions in Iraq, is speaking at a meeting organised by University of London Union and No Sweat this Wednesday February 16 at 7.30pm.
14-02-2005 02:52STOP THE ARMS TRADE... BEFORE IT STOPS YOU!
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF DIRECT ACTION AGAINST THE ARMS TRADE
14-02-2005 02:21How the U.S. military occupation looks from the other end of the gun barrel.
14-02-2005 01:43An INTERNATIONAL CALL for PEOPLES' GLOBAL ACTION BLOCS on MARCH 19 and 20 to EXPOSE and TARGET WAR PROFITEERS
14-02-2005 01:40March 19th marks the 2nd Anniversary of the "Shock and Awe" Invasion of Iraq. A Global Day of Coordinated Actions will see demonstrations in London, Glasgow and throughout the world. Elsewhere in Europe massive protests will take place against neoliberalism and for social justice, as well as anti-war.
13-02-2005 22:01At the National Conference on April 8-10 2005, AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL UK will discuss 'whether to offer support to armed interventions'!
13-02-2005 20:5412 - 2pm outside the J.B.Priestly Library.
Rain or Shine, Wednesday, 16 February, 2005.
Come along and see what's going on ;-)
Be the change you want to see. Be the change you want to see. Be the change you want to see.
13-02-2005 19:39Scotsman roundup of security measures re G8 Summit in July 05 - including assertion by Tayside Chief Constable that "known activists" were already being "monitored" by "undercover officers" both in the UK and mainland Europe, and that police are "talking to the Crown about a range of issues... ...including restricting access to Scotland". John Vine, the Chief Constable of Tayside Police said: "In extreme situations we may apply to prevent entry into Scotland".
12-02-2005 15:04Due to harassment from Islington Council, the dance music event previously publicized to be held on Saturday 12th February WILL NOT BE HAPPENING AT ALL SORRY!
11-02-2005 18:37The territories occupied by Israel that should constitute a future Palestinian state (the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem) are just that - under military occupation. It is currently the longest military occupation in the world, dating back to 1967. In the run up to this past 9th of January, the Palestinians here did everything they could to run an election as professionally as possible under harsh constraints from the Israeli state. Contrary to the racist picture painted every day in the western media, the Palestinian people understand what democracy is and how to get it. And they understand that the primary thing preventing democracy is the Israeli military occupation. Democracy under occupation is an oxymoron. Since the first intifada in the late 80’s it has been crystal clear that the vast majority of Palestinians recognise the fact that Israel exists and is not going to go away. Even before this, the “rejectionist Arabs” of Palestine had in reality been trying to find ways to live alongside Israel. At every turn, these moves are blocked by the US government, which -beyond the rhetoric- has been rejectionist in practice for a long time, supporting Israeli state terrorism no matter which political party is in government in either country.
11-02-2005 18:23After my first stint in Hebron over election day, I went back to Jerusalem to gather my thoughts, do some laundry and decide on my next move. After a few days, I decided that I would go back to Hebron for the last week of my trip as the limits of spending a day here and a day there had become clear to me. As luck would have it, the Hebron ISM group came to Jerusalem to spend the night because they had been to a nearby meeting in the afternoon, so we had a mini reunion. Far too early the next morning (the 14th of January) we headed back down to Hebron. We met one of the ISM coordinator’s downtown and headed off to Idhna - yet another area soon to be devastated by the Wall. A demonstration had been planned there and our coordinator had arranged for us to meet with some local families too.