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Pics from "Beat The Bombers Party for Peace!"

10-09-2005 17:40

Some pictures from todays "Beat The Bombers Party for Peace!". Just over 120 people, two sound systems, some clowns, tea and cake, and some heavy rain...

Overpoliced, but good walking through the shopping streets and residential area talking to people living in the area.

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East midlands arms manufacturing @ Castle Donnington 14-15th September

10-09-2005 14:48

Arms Manufacturing is being promoted for the east midlands at upcoming manufacturing expo at Castle Donnington.Arms is being encouraged alongside wind power over 2 days

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Nuclear "strike" in Derby 22-24 October

10-09-2005 13:43

22-24 Put the brakes on Rolls Royce Raynesway. Trident Ploughshares are organising a weekend of action against Rolls Royce in Derby: Raynesway is the plant in Derby responsible for producing reactor fuel for Trident submarines - essential for Britain’s nuclear Weapons of Mass Destruction.0845 330 3877

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Take action against Caterkiller at DSEi

09-09-2005 19:55


Caterpillar products will be exhibited at the DSEi 2005 (Defence Systems and Equipment International) arms fair held in London Docklands Excel Centre from 13th-16th September. The UK Ministry of Defence awarded two contracts to Caterpillar UK Ltd in 2001 and 2000, worth £20-£50 million.

Caterkiller not only manufacture D9 bulldozers but their wholly owned subsidiary, Perkins Engines based in Shrewsbury, make engines that power the global war machine.

'The British Army uses Perkins engines in its Challenger 2 main battle tanks and Warrior infantry fighting vehicles, while Caterpillar engines power the LAV III family of vehicles recently chosen by the US Army for its Brigade Combat Team requirement. Perkins and Caterpillar engines are in service in both combat and logistic vehicles with over fifty armies around the world.' [ Link ]

Caterkiller make and develop diesel engines for many of the vehicles of war exhibited at DSEi - from warships to tanks to submersibles. Caterkiller are a vital link in the global arms trade.

Take action against Caterkiller the war profiteers at this years DSEi.

Caterkiller Shutdown - short film (format: mp4 10'34 mins)
Hi-res version - click to download

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undercurrents video of Oxford DSEi action

09-09-2005 16:49

A fun and informative action to make the workers aware of what there parent company is involved in.

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Common Goals For BAE and the Government

09-09-2005 15:15

The transfer of public money to arms companies is now so blatant a room full of journalists and camera crews can completely ignore it - what's £7 Million to BAE anyway?

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war mongers in Brighton for TUC

09-09-2005 14:27

Gordon Brown and Charles Clarke are due to speak at the TUC.
anyone want to show them what we think of their repressive legislation and war mongering?

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This week's SchNEWS - BOMBS AWAY

09-09-2005 13:53

Ronnie and Reggie at DSEi
"September 13-16 will see all elements of the supply chain come together at DSEi in London - from the smallest subcontractor to the largest prime. Together they will comprise the largest international showcase for defence & military aerospace technology. DSEi is the largest showcase for new and future defence technology and it is the largest exhibition for the world’s defence companies to display their land, sea and air capabilities at a single exhibition." – DSEi brochure

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The Lancet Medical Journal Attacks its Owners for Organising DSEi Arms Fair

09-09-2005 12:54

Here's the full texts from latest issue of highly respected medical journal The Lancet. Their criticism of their owners Reed Elsevier has hit the media with articles in the BBC and others:
etc etc

"The Lancet's editors and the journal's International Advisory Board were unaware of Reed Elsevier's involvement with DSEi until a few weeks ago. We are deeply troubled by this connection to the arms trade. On behalf of our readers and contributors, we respectfully ask Reed Elsevier to divest itself of all business interests that threaten human, and especially civilian, health and well-being."

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PA Gets $50m from US, Then Calls for Terror Against US

09-09-2005 12:39

The Palestinian Authority continues to openly promote vicious anti-American hatred right after signing a deal to receive $50 million in direct aid from the US.

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Cindy Sheehan Asks: What Kind Of Extremist Will You Be?

09-09-2005 11:35

Thought you might like to see this article by Cindy Sheehan which appeared yesterday on the 'Common Dreams' website.

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Reed criticised for arms link

09-09-2005 09:20

We respectfully ask Reed Elsevier to divest itself of all business interests that threaten human, and especially civilian, health and well-being.
The Lancet

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(USA) What kind of organization does the antiwar movement need?

09-09-2005 04:12

An organization capable of overthrowing the system of imperialist rule cannot be built on a foundation of sand. Only principled, transparent and long-term collaboration between serious activists can:

(1) organize a decisive break from the
confinement of liberal-imperialist politics,
(2) mobilize the masses in their millions and
(3) chart the couse forward to a world without
imperialist war or capitalist exploitation

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Track and chase - the new war on liberty

09-09-2005 03:33

Frightening the public
The president of the Council for Civil Liberties, Terry O'Gorman, said once in place, the laws would never be removed. "The Prime Minister said today this combined package of powers will not mean a police state," he said. "We say it very much holds the potential for that to happen."

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New Orleans is an incredibly important place for Critical Resistance

08-09-2005 23:38

The militarized, brutal response towards those left behind
We are heartbroken by the devastation in a city we love -- and by the media's racist and classist portrayal of our communities, the demonization of our brothers and sisters who have been in dire straits for decades, and the militarized, brutal response towards those left behind.

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Mindwalk 11: ...Fear itself

08-09-2005 20:14

Notes: This weeks program spotlights Bush in is ever dumbed down wisdom on BBC's Newsnight. Jody's What They Don't Tell You entitled "Fear Itself". Former child sit-com star Dickie Richards tries to sell you some shit you don't need. And finally, The Red Elvis's. Woot!

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Another Fallen Soldier

08-09-2005 19:35

In this spoken word tribute to the fallen soldier, Kamal Supreme touches on some of the causes and effects of our soldiers going overseas and occupying other peoples lands. He also speaks on some of the problems that soldiers have upon returning.

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DSEi Death Dealing Reed Elsevier receive a visit at their Oxford Offices.

08-09-2005 19:26

Harcourt Education, sounds innocent enough but is owned by Death Dealing Elsevie
An office of Reed Elsevier in Kidlington, Oxford received a visit from Anti arms trade campaigners today, just a few days before the start of the DSEi arms fair in London next Tuesday.

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Demo against Hiatt's trade in shackles used in Guantanamo Bay

08-09-2005 16:30

Baltimore Road, Perry Bar Birmingham home to torture manufacturer Hiatt

On Thursday 8th September a vibrant protest was held outside Hiatt 111-115 Baltimore Road in Perry Bar Birmingham to expose Hiatt’s appalling trade in handcuffs and shackles. Guantanamo prisoners are restrained with shackles which say ‘made in England by the Hiatt Corporation’.