UK Anti-militarism Newswire Archive
16-01-2009 22:22Wednesday 14th January, 2009
In an escalation of the ground offensive in the south of the Gaza Strip, Israeli forces terrorised the population of Khoza’a, a small rural community east of Khan Younis. They entered the area at about 3.00am on the morning of Tuesday 13th January in an incursion lasting until Tuesday evening. This follows heavy missile strikes on Khoza’a in recent days, notably on Saturday 10th January.
16-01-2009 16:20"There are many ways to “light” a battle field. In Gaza, no such area exists anyway. There are just people’s hovels, holes and “homes.” Such as they are after years of blockade and bombardment by Israeli forces. The White phorpous is a terror weapon perfect for driving people away, “never to return.” The Zionist dream is and has always been for many, at least, to remove the native Arab population and posses all of “Greater Israel.” This inhuman weapon nicknamed “Willie Pete.” is perfect for the effort. When it comes into contact with human flesh it moves down toward the bone, tissues evaporate. Victims may survive for some time before vital organs are compromised, effecting death. Parents may be forced to end their children’s wild sufferings by shortening their lives in “other ways.”
16-01-2009 12:37Breaking news, more details to follow
16-01-2009 12:02According to Robert Peston many of Europes largest companies are approaching the time when they have to renew their loans. But banks and pension funds are reluctant to lend and so it would appear that the Government is preparing to offer guarantees on the debt to 350 of the UKs largest companies including BA and BAE Systems.
16-01-2009 09:14Information on some of the many Gaza protests happening in Manchester in the next 10 days, from various groups
16-01-2009 08:43A modern-day Holocaust is unfolding. The hypocrisy of "Never again" repeated in full world view.
World leaders are silent. Blame the victims. Back aggression, but people globally say otherwise: In solidarity, we're all Gazans. We're all Palestinians.
15-01-2009 17:56The Guardian is reporting that thanks to Amnesty International, Greek and maybe some other EU officials, the weapons shipment that was due to leave Greece for Israel this week has been stopped and for now, "no EU member state will allow their ports or other facilities to be used to transit these or any other weapons to any of the parties to this conflict."
CAAB and York Palestinian Solidarity Committee are planning a gathering - at Menwith Hill at 1pm on TUESDAY 20 JANUARY, the day of the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the US.
Vigil outside Foreign Secretary David Miliband’s home in Primrose Hill
tomorrow, Friday 16 Jan at 3-4:30pm