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UK Anti-militarism Newswire Archive

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Perfect Contradiction and Double Standards

20-01-2007 09:19

The People's Republic of China has successfully destroyed one of its own satellites with a ground to space ballistic missile – the message was not lost on some superpowers! America has expressed outrage and has marshalled western nations to voice their condemnation and “demand” a full explanation from the Chinese Government. The new USA certainly is a huge departure from the old, it seems that creating a living hell in the Middle East with hundreds of thousands of civilian deaths to its credit, is acceptable behaviour but China shooting down a piece of its own space junk is an offensive, outrageous act requiring a full explanation!

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US War Crimes Caught on Video taken from an F-16 Fighter Jet

20-01-2007 02:29

Pilot: 'Ive got numerous individuals on the road. You want me to take them out?'
Voiec: 'Take them out'

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Israel-Palestine Peace Overture: More of the Same as Shock and Awe of Iran looms

20-01-2007 02:12

Of course, the “establishment of a Palestinian state” is not on the agenda, or at least not the sort of state envisioned by the Palestinians. Instead, the Palestinians will receive more of the same terminating in a series of isolated Bantustans surrounded by Israeli checkpoints and military garrisons.

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18/01/07: Video , photos and report on Kalyx - “Making everyday a better day.”

20-01-2007 00:36

Video of the protest outside Kalyx-Sodexho headquarters. photographs of Kalyx-run HMP Peterborough and a report on Kalyx and the Sodexho Alliance - listed as one of the companies profiteering from Guantanamo Bay.

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the doomsday clock

19-01-2007 23:32

with the minute hand of the doomsday clock having been moved forward again, romero hesq examines what this means for us.

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Vote Brian Haw

19-01-2007 11:03

Channel4's political awards this year see Brian Haw up against Tony Blair amongst others for MOST INSPIRING POLITICAL FIGURE. You don't need to pay to vote for him, just email send an email to with the subject Brian Haw and this text - I am voting for Brian Haw as the Channel 4 Political Awards 'Most Inspiring Political Figure of the Year'

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Convenient Coincidences

19-01-2007 05:07

Analysts are trained to give special attention to what appears to be coincidence. A good example of this today would be the current hysteria in the UK over the racial vilification of an Indian actress on some inane TV show and ‘coincidentally’, in Australia, the mysterious ‘surfacing’ of an extremist DVD allegedly produced by an Australian Wahhabist Muslim. The mass media of both these nations is saturated by these attention-stealing ‘stories’. The attention of the respective populations has been conveniently diverted away from coalition forces quietly preparing for a nuclear attack on Iran. It could also be argued that the racist card is being utilised to soften western populations to the use of nuclear weapons – after all, unwashed Arabs and Persians are expendable, aren’t they?

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Democrat Agenda Omissions

19-01-2007 00:52

It gets even worse, as it always does, as not a word is heard from Democrats that the Bush administration through lies and deceit committed what the Nuremberg Tribunal called the "supreme international crime" of illegal aggression against a country posing no threat to us or its neighbors. The new Congress also said nothing about what former UN head of Iraqi humanitarian relief called an act of genocide against the Iraqi people when he resigned from his post in anger and disgust in 1998.

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11-01-07: Photos from Catholic Workers Guantanamo protest, US Embassy

18-01-2007 21:55

Several photographs of the Catholic Workers Guantanamo Bay protest on the evening of 11/01/07.

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Video: Guantanamo Vogue and Disco Dance outside Lockheed-Martin

18-01-2007 21:47

Video The letter delivered to Lockheed-Martin
11-01-2007: A break away group of protestors target Lockheed-Martin for profiteering from Guantanamo Bay.

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(Video) Nablus: IOF-operation in the old city

18-01-2007 19:54

Today, 18th of January 2006, Nablus experienced another military operation by the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF).

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Australian PM outlines indefinite military agenda in South Pacific

18-01-2007 09:43

Interventions in the South Pacific
The billions of dollars in public funds being poured into the military represent a massive social misappropriation. While funding for public health and education, social infrastructure, and welfare and social services have all been gutted by successive state and federal governments, “defence” spending has skyrocketed. Australia is now the eleventh largest military spender in the world and ranks ahead of countries such as Israel, Turkey, Brazil, and Iran.

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Iran: Pieces in Place for Escalation, by Colonel Sam Gardiner

18-01-2007 01:22

The following text by Colonel Sam Gardiner (USAF, Retired) confirms our worst fears. The US is in an advanced state of readiness to wage war on Iran.

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Service members join war protest

18-01-2007 01:08

Several dozen service members joined peace activists today to call for an end to the war in Iraq, part of a nationwide effort that links a growing group of active-duty protesters to the peace movement.

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London buses recruitment ads

17-01-2007 23:56

Something must be done about the part recruitment ads on our buses play in the war effort

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Vigil For Somalia

17-01-2007 22:20

U.S. Bombing of Somalia

DEMONSTRATION: Saturday 20th January
1pm-3pm Churchill Square, Brighton

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Make Capitalism History

17-01-2007 13:22

The iron fist of McDonald Douglas protects the soft fist of McDonalds. Militarism represents the dark side of capitalism. We must resist normalization of war and militarization of foreign policy. Culture shock, critical thinking andlove for life and the future can change priorities and free us from fatalism, resignation, helpless-ness and the warrior cult, the bitter fruit of "failed states" (Noam Chomsky).

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Oxfordshire Faslane 365: Training & Blockade dates

17-01-2007 12:49

Please note that although the Blockade is not until late March, dates for non-violent training courses (NVDA) are much earlier, and places on them need to be BOOKED.

Training is essential for all. Choose either Sunday 21st January or Saturday 3rd March 2007 in Oxford to attend 10.00am - 4.00pm. Please contact:
(01865) 248357.

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Bush’s Iraq plan is a desperate gamble

17-01-2007 11:31

Bush’s Iraq plan is a desperate gamble

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Oxford CND Benefit Concert, Friday 26 January

17-01-2007 10:50

This Benefit Concert for Oxford CND will be held on Friday 26 January, from 7.30 to 10.00pm, in Holywell Music Room, central Oxford. The main attraction will be the Oxford Classic Jazz Band, and you are encouraged to come in 1920s costume.
At this critical time when decisions are soon to be taken about Trident's successor, it is vitally important to get as many people as possible involved in CND's campaign, especially students and young people.
For more details, telephone David or Irene Gill on 01865 242919