UK Anti-militarism Newswire Archive
28-02-2009 11:07As a part of the "Artivism" week of events there will be a benefit gig for Smash EDO tomorrow, 1st March, at the Prince Albert, Trafalgar Street, Brighton from 8.00pm.
28-02-2009 10:43A planning committee meeting on Wednesday is set to approve plans for a new nuclear warhead facility on a flood plain at Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) Burghfield, near Reading, Berkshire. The proposal has received a record number of objections from the public, drawing the attention of mainstream media.
27-02-2009 18:19Remember the War?
The invasion of Iraq began on the night of 19th/20th March 2003. Since then over a million people have died as a result of the invasion and occupation. EDO have been making money out of the suffering of the people of Iraq. The company produce components for the Paveway III and IV, the most used missiles in the 2003-4 bombardment
27-02-2009 14:15As Palestine solidarity campaigners continue to hold protests and take direct action against Israeli exporter Carmel-Agrexco, the Israeli government tries to 'confuse' the boycott campaign against the company by allowing it to export flowers grown in Gaza in a Valentine-special PR exercise.
The following is an extract from their blog.
26-02-2009 16:09I have received the following press release from the Cardiff occupation, which has now ended after three days. They are claiming victory after some of their demands were met.
26-02-2009 12:28Palestinian farmers, accompanied by international Human Rights Workers (HRWs), were fired upon by Israeli forces in the village of Khoza’a, near Khan Younis, this morning. The farmers and HRWs were attempting to work on land around 300m from the ‘Green Line’.
26-02-2009 11:07A small protest was held last week outside Apax Partners' offices in central London (see http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2009/02/422708.html). Below is some background information on the UK-based private equity giant, which holds a majority stake in Israeli agricultural co-op Tnuva, which, in turn, owns 25 percent of Israeli exporter Agrexco Agricultural Export Company.
25-02-2009 18:44Although there have apparently been discussions where several students have voiced their opinion supporting a ban of army recruiters from University campus, the University of Sheffield Careers Service could not care less. They have circulated an almost provoking email and have once more allowed army recruiters to hold interview sessions with students, which might even take place on campus.
25-02-2009 10:46Around 20 students from the University of Plymouth have occupied room 202 of the Smeaton building, in the middle of campus.
With the inclusion of Romania and Bulgaria into the Alliance, the Black Sea has been incorporated into NATO's Article 5 (collective defense) operational zone. For two years now it has been repeatedly mentioned that Bulgarian, now joint Bulgarian-US, air bases may be used for attacks against Iran.
24-02-2009 22:44After a hard days occupyin' Cardiff student group 'Cardiff Students Against the War' are now settling in for a night in their new TAZ in the Shandon Lecture Theatre, Cardiff University.
24-02-2009 13:52Around 30 students from 'Cardiff Students Against War' have occupied the large Shandon Lecture Theatre in the main building.
24-02-2009 12:45When the alliance of democracies meets, there is no space for democracy on the streets
When NATO celebrates its 60th birthday in Baden-Baden, Kehl and Strasbourg on 3 and 4 April 2009, there will be a lot of nice speeches about the values of democracy, and the need to defend democracy against a multitude of threats. But while NATO might talk about democracy, democracy will be temporarily suspended in huge areas of Baden-Baden, Kehl and Strasbourg.
24-02-2009 11:18Comment is free
Decommissioning the arms trade
When government agencies cloak arms exports to Israel in secrecy, we have a moral and legal right to prevent their damage
23-02-2009 18:54Tamar Katz, an Israeli student recently released from prison, speaks in Sheffield about the struggle of Israelis to resist and undermine their government's war-machine and its colonial project in the occupied territories.
Wednesday 11th March, 7:30-9pm @ Arts Tower Lecture Theatre 6, University of Sheffield