UK Anti-militarism Newswire Archive
Obama proves that there is only one political party in this country when foreign policy decisions are being made. George W. Bush may no longer be in the White House, but because of capitulation to the Obama administration, his grand plan for endless war will be a reality for a very long time to come.
07-03-2009 07:53Anti-arms trade campaigners protested outside The Baby Show at the ExCel centre in London's Docklands last weekend. Clarion Events, the owner of The Baby Show, plans to stage the world's largest arms trade fair, DSEi, at ExCel in September 2009, with the full blessing and support of the Ministry of Defence. The previous owner of DSEi, Reed Elsevier, was forced to sell its arms fairs after pressure from campaigners, shareholders and customers. As well as owning five international arms fairs and recently joining the Defence Manufacturers' Association, Clarion organises a diverse range of exhibitions, including, in addition to The Baby Show, the Spirit of Christmas Fair, The International Horse Show and Destinations - The Holiday and Travel Show, all of which have been met by protests in recent months. ExCel, which again plans to host DSEi, is now owned by the Emirates-based Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Company (ADNEC).
06-03-2009 12:42March 2009
Three more EDO directors leave the company
05-03-2009 14:49As the demand of the protestation remains totally ignored : Tamil civilians exceeding 250,000 starving to death amidst most inhumane bombings into the civilian concentration becoming a daily 'incident' with scores dead due to lack of even basic medical facilities ... the Swiss authorities have finally released the body Murugathasan Varnakulasingham to his family for funeral rites.
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03-03-2009 02:16Over 150 students took part in a loud and vibrant protest across the University of York's campus on Friday of last week, demanding that the institution divest itself of shares in arms companies, specifically BAE systems and Rolls Royce. Carrying colourful placards and banging pots, pans and a dustbin, the group made their way to Heslington Hall to present a petition and demand an audience with officials.
03-03-2009 00:14This week, the US Senate is taking its tentative first steps towards establishing an independent commission into Bush’s War on Terror -- an open investigation into torture, detention, wiretapping and illegal transfers to secret prisons across the globe. This is a major development, but as expected there are very nervous and powerful interests who want to bury it.
NO COMMENT >>> just forward these images as far as you can ... the world must see the faces and attitude of the brainless Forza Nuova militants in Italy....
02-03-2009 12:05The Obama govt. originally said the war against
animals and Mother Earth in Iraq sould stop in 6 months... then 12
and now 19... as the government steps up the war
on the people and animals of Afghanistan.
Meanwhile the USDA continues to promote the genocide
of animal products, NIH continues to fund animal torture.
The DOI continues to allow grazing on federal lands, etc.
With the help of Richard Holbrooke, Stuart Levey and all the other “president’s Middle East men,” Dennis Ross might be able to finish the unfinished business of the neoconservatives, the containment of Iraq and Iran.
01-03-2009 13:24on friday afternoon, brian haw and others saved the life of a tamil protester who set himself alight in parliament square. a police sergeant who saw cctv footage of the incident told them they would be receiving a letter of commendation for saving life and limb. on sunday morning, the same sergeant arrived at 9am to perform an unlawful search of the tents - using force and intimidation against the peace protesters.
28-02-2009 22:50The two heavily armed ships, the Pacific Pintail and the Pacific Heron left
their dock at Barrow-in-Furness in north west England at 12.30pm on Friday, 27 February, 2009, bound for Cherbourg, France, where they will load up before setting sail for
Japan (unless somebody manages to stop them).