UK Anti-militarism Newswire Archive
19-08-2009 13:25US nuclear-powered carrier entry to Manila violates ASEAN Treaty .
The following manifestation was made by Rep. Walden Bello of the Party-list Akbayan! on the floor of the House of Representatives of the Philippines on August 13, 2009. It was prepared by Herbert Docena of Focus on the Global South.
18-08-2009 20:08"Micheletti is in fact declaring the military a scapegoat for doing just once what Micheletti himself has ordered them to do a second and third time. He doesn’t really want Zelaya to stand trial because, first, the so-called evidence against the President is flimsy and falsified, and, second, because the regime fears that the very people of Honduras might assemble to break down any wall that might hold their elected president."
18-08-2009 17:31Cambridge Stop the War and other Cambridge residents to hold a Naming of the Dead Ceremony for British troops and innocent Afghan civilians who have lost their lives in the war.
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Yesterday, the Israeli ambassador to US announced that Obama's end-of-the-year deadline has now been brought forward to September.
As the US/UK/Israeli war lobby is paving the ground for yet another imperialist invasion, "anti-war" initiatives across Europe and North America show signs of total capitulation...
17-08-2009 15:51Trident Ploughshares, Monday August 17, 2009 – 16:40pm – for immediate release
This afternoon five peace activists from nonviolent direct action group Trident Ploughshares walked unchallenged straight into Faslane naval base in Scotland, the home of Britain ’s nuclear-armed Trident submarines, making a mockery of security for Britain’s “strategic nuclear deterrent.” The five are currently still inside the base.
So despite constitutional requirements to repudiate and renounce and bans against preparing for war, the three former Axis nations have indeed been partners to a series of armed conflicts for sixty years.
But for most of that period, indeed for almost a half century, the nations' legal prohibitions against direct military aggression have been observed even in the breach.
With the return of Germany, Italy and Japan to waging and supporting wars and the revival of Nazi sentiments in Europe a student of the future could be forgiven for thinking that the Axis powers were the victors and not the losers of World War II and that the Nuremberg trials had never occurred.
17-08-2009 01:13" All of the sudden, Gustavo Cardoza said that a policeman was pointing his weapon at him and immediately reported that other police were coming after him. Our reporter tried to run, and told them that he was a reporter for Radio Progreso. It was then that we heard his cries, and the blows that our reporter was receiving.
The transmission from our reporter was abruptly suspended."
16-08-2009 19:26The United States Navy will be decimating millions of marine mammals and other aquatic life, each year, for the next five years, under their Warfare Testing Range Complex Expansions in the Atlantic, Pacific, and the Gulf of Mexico. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS under NOAA), has already approved the “taking” of marine mammals in more than a dozen Navy Range Warfare Testing Complexes, and is preparing to issue another permit for 11.7 millions marine mammals (32 Separate Species), to be decimated along the Northern, California, Oregon and Washington areas of the Pacific Ocean.
Would the Afghan parents and family members of these innocent victims willingly vote for puppets of the US Alliance mass murderers of Afghan children?
14-08-2009 13:25"Clearly, faced with the progressive and democratic advances in our continent, the U.S. Empire - which in the past one hundred years exercised its hegemony over the life of our republics - has launched a retrograde and anti-historic counteroffensive, with the aim of rolling back the union, sovereignty and democracy of our continent, and imposing the restoration of imperial domination in all spheres of life of our societies."
13-08-2009 18:47Next week's noise demo will be a support demo for Elijah Smith, on remand in Lewes prison. He is due to be moved back to Bristol yet again shortly so come and show him some support!
13-08-2009 06:09Kevin Rudd waters down anti-terror laws: Major win for Civil Liberties when a HighCourt Writ is shoved up McClelland's ass !!
ATTORNEY-GENERAL Robert McClelland has moved to soften elements of Australia's counter-terrorism laws, barely a week after police raided a cell of suspected Somali and Lebanese extremists in Melbourne.
Defending Habeas Corpus