UK Anti-militarism Newswire Archive
13-08-2007 23:24The US and other Western powers have always deployed human rights rhetoric
in a selective and self-serving manner, ignoring their own abuses and those of allies
while using the wrongdoing of unfriendly regimes as an excuse to justify intervention
13-08-2007 17:37Following the acquittal of seven of the eight Prestwick protesters at Ayr Sheriff Court on Friday, the remaining accused, Marcus Armstrong (46) from Milton Keynes, was found guilty and sent to prison for 28 days, after refusing to pay the £750 fine imposed by Sheriff John Montgomery.
13-08-2007 17:12Deaths directly and indirectly attributable to the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq have neared one million people, a body count higher than the genocides in Rwanda and Sudan combined, according to a new report released by Just Foreign Policy.
That brings the U.S. caused death count in the Middle East to over three million people, and that’s not even counting fatalities in Afghanistan or Palestine.
13-08-2007 10:5513 August 2007
12-08-2007 19:09Get invovled in the campaign against the world's largest arms fair. Come to the meeting at Climate Camp and find out how to get involved.
11-08-2007 21:02Now that mainstream media bias is an established fact and recognized as such by the mainstream reading and viewing public, the revelation of Vice President Dick Cheney's total unilateral control over all levels and branches of American government has not only raised eyebrows and concerns of dictatorship, but for those politically astute, begs the question as to why theWashington Post would be the journalistic vehicle to publish the four-part June 24 through June 27 series exposing this reality.
Following the acquittal of seven of the eight Prestwick protesters at Ayr Sheriff Court due to inadequacies in the Crown case a prominent expert witness testified that collusion in war crime was relevant to the context of the trial.
11-08-2007 10:04Of course the neocons want “military action against Iran” and if and when this occurs there will be nothing “limited” about it, although such moderation—or what passes for moderation in Bushzarro world—is a key selling point, sort of like a spanking new paint job on a rusted used car.
11-08-2007 03:32The same organization that provided emergency information management services for southern Louisiana in 2005 is now helping Oregon. Swan Island Networks is providing logistical support for Operation Noble Resolve 7-2. This is an emergency preparedness drill to be held in Portland, Oregon, USA August 20-24. http://www.jfcom.mil/about/experiments/nobleresolve.html
09-08-2007 22:23A campaign to stop the building of St Athan Military Academy, a government pfi scheme involving arms manufacturers and the Open University, is starting to take shape. Read about it below. The next meeting will be on 23 August.
09-08-2007 17:19The United Nations Security Council has unanimously agreed on a resolution to send a joint UN-African Union (AU) force to the Darfur region of Sudan. Proposed as the world’s largest peacekeeping force, there will be 20,000 troops that will incorporate the present 7,000 AU force already in Darfur plus 6,000 police. It will be deployed under Chapter 7 of the UN’s Charter empowering it to use military force to protect civilians and aid workers. The first troops are due to be sent in October, but full deployment will probably take much longer.
09-08-2007 13:54An indymedia.be production
October 2006. A mysterious bank suddenly appears on the Belgian market. The bank is proud to invest in the arms industry, oil- and gas, nuclear power, agrochemicals and companies violating their workers' rights. ACE bank immediately provokes reactions.
09-08-2007 00:10The quality of Pentagon propaganda is really deteriorating.
The Bush administration and their enablers at the Pentagon’s “Dept. of Strategic Information” will continue to promote their threadbare narrative of “foreign fighters and terrorists” until the Iraq mission collapses and the troops are withdrawn.
08-08-2007 22:17Disarm DSEi will be having a meeting on Wednesday 15th July at Climate Camp at 6.30pm
08-08-2007 12:38for two years now relatives of victims of the 7/7 attacks have been calling for a proper enquiry into what happened that day. These calls have been repeatedly blocked by the Blair regime and with a new government in place this subject can now be revisited.
07-08-2007 17:35Be the next president Clinton or Giuliani, and it will likely be the former, foreign policy will remain virtually the same, no doubt with a few stylistic differences.
The “left,” headed up by the decider gal Hillary Clinton, will pick up the neocon baton and go after Iran, as planned.