UK Anti-militarism Newswire Archive
Overpoliced, but good walking through the shopping streets and residential area talking to people living in the area.
10-09-2005 14:48Arms 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
10-09-2005 13:4322-24 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 http://tridentploughshares.org
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
09-09-2005 15:15The 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?
09-09-2005 14:27Gordon 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?
09-09-2005 12:54Here'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:
"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."
09-09-2005 12:39The 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.
09-09-2005 11:35Thought you might like to see this article by Cindy Sheehan which appeared yesterday on the 'Common Dreams' website.
09-09-2005 09:20We respectfully ask Reed Elsevier to divest itself of all business interests that threaten human, and especially civilian, health and well-being.
09-09-2005 04:12An 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
08-09-2005 20:14Notes: 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!
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’.