UK Anti-militarism Newswire Archive
17-03-2008 16:47Since February 2007, the London Guantánamo Campaign has been holding a weekly vigil outside the US Embassy in Mayfair. At 6-7pm at the start of every weekend, come rain or shine, we’ve been there, supported by many individuals and groups over the past 14 months, to call on the American government to shut down Guantánamo Bay and other illegal jails in the “war on terror” and to respect human rights and the rule of law. The message is simple: no torture, no detention without trial!
16-03-2008 15:14Cyclists will be cycling from Parliment Square to Aldermaston as part of the CND 50th anniversiary, so say 'BIKES NOT BOMBS'
16-03-2008 15:10"It is not exactly amazing, but certainly worthy of attention, that when struggles by women, and gays, and black people for social justice are actually successful, the ruling class finds a way to appropriate those successes in its discursive strategies - so suddenly, an attack on Sudan would be anti-racist, a defense of black 'Africans' against 'Arabs' (who also happen to be black), while an attack on Iran would be about liberating gay people and women etc." (Lenin's Tomb)
16-03-2008 13:219/11 CONTRADICTIONS by David Ray Griffin is the fifth of his books to examine the official account of the events of September 11, 2001. This brilliant and highly readable book takes a new yet simple approach to the truth about 9/11. It focuses entirely on contradictory statements made by members of the Bush administration, government departments and agencies, and official bodies such as the 9/11 Commission. All the statements that Griffin examines are official claims in direct conflict with other official claims. How could this be? Why would the government keep changing "the official story"? The public, of course, is expected to take all the statements as incontrovertibly true, yet they directly conflict with one another.
16-03-2008 00:09Five years after George Bush declared victory on the deck of an aircraft carrier, Iraq is still a mess, and it's obvious his invasion, supported by his loyal yes-men in Britain, has been a disaster. That's why we marched in London on Saturday.
15-03-2008 18:39Another weekly non-violent, joint struggle protest in Bil'in turns bloody. photage shows Israeli Soliders taking sadistic plesure from kicking and beating protestors.
15-03-2008 16:34A rather interesting conclusion, but I'm sure 'pressure' was applied on this reporter. This is a scandal of monumental proportions, which proves that the perception 'we' have of the conflict is exactly the reverse.
Yet, the media remains silent ...
15-03-2008 14:08It will be interesting to see how this plays out.
There are some, in many governments, who fervently believe that pro-military indoctrination of their countries' children cannot ever start too young.
If you ever go to any US military bases' "open house", where there is a combination of military and carnival-type exhibits, watch carefully for the very articulate, "warm-looking" soldiers, chosen expressly for their comfort level with kids, and how they present the guns and weapons to children, particularly the little boys.
The kids are, as kids naturally are, brimming with curiosity, and these soldiers have an opportunity to make a big impression on these children.
What is never discussed is that these instruments, guns, bombs, etc., are engineered to kill and maim with maximum, deadly effect.
They're never told of the costs of war for civilian non-combatants.
War is not "fun": it is simply a government's extension of its foreign policy, period, end of discussion.
What this article teaches us is that governments to order schools to alter history, and that prior to 1966, there was no law to prevent it in Great Britain.
Presumably, the United States (aka Britain-Lite) follows the same patterns, which we know because the school textbooks still sell the claim that Lee Oswald acted alone in the assassination of John F. Kennedy even though that claim has long been discredited.
It is for this reason, and especially in light of the lies that led to war in Iraq, that nothing we have ever been taught in the state-sponsored schools can be trusted. Nothing. Not one bit of it.
History is a joke played by the victors on the vanquished before an audience too afraid to laugh.
14-03-2008 18:56Thousands of people on the streets to oppose war - let's not waste it with the same routine.
14-03-2008 00:27BE REALISTIC – DEMAND THE IMPOSSIBLE!
13-03-2008 18:45Discussion forum organised by Pakistan Solidarity Campaign on the proxy war waged by the imperialist forces against the people of Pakistan.
Sunday 16th of MARCH 2008, 2.00 pm
The Drum, 144 Potters Lane, Aston, Birmingham B6 4UU
Political groups, parties and concerned individuals will come together to discuss the situation in Pakistan and explore ways in which we can provide help and support.
13-03-2008 08:56When the Bush administration went to war with Iraq in March 2003, the centerpiece of its justification for war was weapons of mass destruction. But its precise timing was driven, in large part, by the anniversary of the poison gas attack on the Iraqi Kurdish town of Halabja. On the fifth and twentieth anniversaries of these two tragic events, a study of the connection between them reveals a deliberate pattern of twisting and fabricating intelligence to meet policy objectives.
13-03-2008 05:02This is Fuck the War Coalition, and we want to bring the war home to those who profit from imperialism.
This morning we attacked 4 targets around Edinburgh on the 5th anniversary of the start of the war in Iraq.