UK Anti-militarism Newswire Archive
15-03-2006 16:25279 photographs and 19 videos from the Army's internal investigation record a harrowing three months of detainee abuse inside the notorious prison -- and make clear that many of those responsible have yet to be held accountable.
15-03-2006 15:45seeing the way the world is getting spun into this "war for news management" spiral, here are 3 things you can do to increase the sanity quotient . . . .
15-03-2006 14:58Two protests took place in Liverpool at 1pm last Saturday 10th March.
One was to show distain at the forthcoming visit to Liverpool of America’s most vocal neo-con warmonger Condoleezza Rice. The second was to protest at the cuts in funding that the city council is making to youth services.
15-03-2006 13:29Tony Blair is visiting Mathew Boulton College tomorrow (Thursday 16th March 2006), there will be an unwelcome for him from various groups and individuals including the MB2 (Mathew Boulton two), who are two students who were suspended for daring to publish a student newsletter asking for rights to establish student societies. The unwelcome is planned for 13:00 Hours (1pm) at Mathew Boulton College Jenners Road, Birmingham.
14-03-2006 20:16This Thursday evening at 7pm, there will be a chance to hear directly from the families (& children) of 3 British detainees held at Guantanamo Bay.
14-03-2006 16:03British and US prison wardens, who were meant to be guarding and protecting prisoners including Ahmed Saadat, leader of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, have withdrawn to allow the Israeli army to storm the prison. The British government must be urgently contacted to press them to re-enter the prison and protect those inside. Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has condemned the raid and said the US and UK warders were responsible for the prisoners' safety. Reports are that already one prison policeman has been killed and 18 wounded. According to the BBC, ‘50 jeeps and three tanks pushed into the oasis town in the Jordan valley, as two helicopters hovered overhead. The army later brought a large armoured bulldozer to the prison, which proceeded to demolish walls.’
13-03-2006 23:15On the 30th and 31st March EDO MBM, along with their buddies Raytheon RSL, are holding a conference on death and destruction at the Selfridge Hotel, Oxford St. Top of the agenda will be Uninhabited Aerial Vehicles (UAVS). UAVs are unmanned bombing machines, the US army recently killed scores of civilians with one in Pakistan—another victory in the War on Terror!
· Lawyers 'must speak up' to protect judiciary
13-03-2006 19:41Lobby Liverpool Town Hall 4pm Wednesday 15th March
Let’s lobby our elected representatives asking them to say no to the visit to Liverpool by US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
See letter below. THERE IS A FULL COUNCIL MEETING ON THIS DATE & THE PRESS WILL BE THERE!
13-03-2006 16:13Preliminary results from an autopsy on Milosevic have so far indicated the former Yugoslav leader died of a heart attack in his cell at a UN detention centre in The Hague. There has been speculation he committed suicide or was poisoned.
13-03-2006 09:33Despite a massive police presence, including mounted police, around the Atomic Weapons Establishment at Aldermaston, Block the Builders [1 have again managed to interrupt the morning traffic entering the nuclear weapons factory in Berkshire
13-03-2006 08:17Angela Davis in SanDiego care of Radica Radio with Wax Audio in the mix. Angela talks a little about Harry Belafonte and his contributions to Martin Luther King and Family. A couple of quotes from Dwight D. Eisenhower and Dick Cheney. iRaq parody iPod spot via submedia.tv. The latest Public Enemy mashup as well as a quality mix from Ted in Victoria BC.
12-03-2006 01:38Anarchist gay conscientious objector Mehmet Tarhan has been released (March 9th, 2006) following the decision of the Military Criminal Court of Cassation located in Ankara. Mehmet has been in Sivas military prison since April 2005 and was sentenced to four years of imprisonment by the local military court.
The problem with revenge is that it lowers the humanity of those who exercise it down to the same level, of even below, those who committed the original crime. Although we can't yet know who was responsible for 911 or 1012, we do now know that forces of the Coalition of the Willing (CoW) have, on occasions, been just as barbaric as the people who killed on those dates. This has been amply demonstrated in Afghanistan and again in Iraq. If you doubt this, seek out more facts about the CoW's use of DU and NDU weaponry and cluster bombs. These horror weapons continue, to this day, to put young children and adult civilians at risk of injury or death from unexploded munitions, radiation, and toxic substances in the ground water and the food chain.