UK Anti-militarism Newswire Archive
05-02-2009 08:41Entrance to the Topf & Söhne squat in Erfurt, Germany. More photos here. In 2001, a group of antifascist activists connected to the anti-German movement occupied the long-abandoned Topf & Söhne factory grounds in Erfurt, Germany, where the crematoriums for the Nazi death camps were manufactured.
05-02-2009 08:37In every country after February 15th 2003 the anti-war movement was faced with the question of what to do next. In Ireland almost all of the direct action protests were targeted on Shannon airport. More than half dozen successful actions took place, ranging from a large scale breach of the fence in October, to physical attacks on planes as the build up to war escalated. In response to these actions three out of the four airlines using the airport for troop transportation pulled out just before the start of the Iraq war. read more
04-02-2009 22:24The dire and deteriorating human rights situation in Sri Lanka, where hundreds of civilians have reportedly been killed over the past few weeks, including an incident where one hospital was bombed a number of times, has only fleetingly made the news in the UK. However for the many Tamil residents in Lewisham, including many in Ladywell, it is obviously a grave concern, and I know some are still trying to contact friends and relatives to check they are safe.
04-02-2009 22:06The Pine Bluff Arsenal, a United States Army installation in Arkansas, specializes in chemical and biological weapons. The military touts them as the only facility in the Northern Hemisphere which fills white phosphorus munitions. That's the important point here, as it once again ties the US military directly into the Israeli war.
04-02-2009 21:56As someone who has never really been entranced by the internal combustion engine fad that has swept through the world in recent decades, I tend to walk most places. However, given the snow on the ground today, I, along with many others, was presented with a number of ethical and practical issues; namely, how to deal with snowballs.
04-02-2009 17:52Over 150 University of Manchester students have occupied the main university administration building in a demand for a stronger and more proactive position from the university on the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Gaza.
04-02-2009 13:44Student militarism once again works to glorify war whilst lightly skipping over lessons to be learnt.
04-02-2009 13:07On bankholiday Monday, May the 4th, there will be a mass event against EDO/ITT in Brighton.
Keep the day free!
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03-02-2009 21:12At a conference on the legality of Trident nuclear weapons being held in Edinburgh this week, the former vice-president of the International Court of Justice has condemned Trident as "cruel, criminal and barbaric" and stated that non-violent resistance to nuclear weapons is legally justifiable and "every citizen's right". The conference has been jointly organised by the Acronym Institute for Disarmament Diplomacy, Edinburgh Peace and Justice Centre and Trident Ploughshares.
02-02-2009 17:22This post seeks signatures on a letter to the Science Museum in London imploring them not to host an 'Israel Day of Science' celebrating the work of Israel's universities, at a time when academic institutions throughout the world wish to boycott and sanction these institutions in order to put increasing pressure on the Israeli government to end the oppression of the Palestinian people. Please read and sign as you feel fit. Its a good letter and an important time to make our presence felt on this issue.
This is part 3 of a series, for parts 1 and 2 see:
Gaza remains occupied, under siege, and totally isolated and attacks merely downshifted to a lower gear. Gaza continues to be terrorized.
02-02-2009 01:01maria gallestegui continues her hunger strike in freezing conditions and snow on the pavement opposite westminster. monday is her 22nd day without food
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