UK Anti-militarism Newswire Archive
All the ‘war on terror’ has done is terrorize everybody and drag us deeper and deeper into the quagmire of the ‘new world order’.
From the former Yugoslavia to Somalia the Anglo-Saxon Empire is busy turning the planet into a graveyard.
21-11-2009 21:15Smash EDO are calling for autonomous actions against Barclays Bank to force them to stop providing 'market maker' services for ITT Corporation on the NYSE.
21-11-2009 12:42Why the tar sands are important for anti-military campaigning
Languedoc-Rousillon office in London today in protest at the LR department's plans
to build facilities for Carmel Agrexco in Sete harbour. We handed in the attached letter to the office director.
20-11-2009 18:29"In an unprecedented defeat for the Federal Reserve, an amendment to audit the multi-trillion dollar institution was approved by the House Finance Committee with an overwhelming and bipartisan 43-26 vote on Thursday afternoon despite harried last-minute lobbying from top Fed officials and the surprise opposition of Chairman Barney Frank (D-Mass.), who had previously been a supporter."
20-11-2009 17:59Clarion call from "The Spirit of Christmas"
November 12, 2009
Dan Viesnik explains why CAAT supporters dress up for the Spirit of Christmas and the message they are bringing to visitors.
Members of London Campaign Against the Arms Trade (CAAT), East London Against the Arms Fair (ELAAF), the London Catholic Worker and Trident Ploughshares met visitors outside the Spirit of Christmas Fair at London's Olympia, on 7 November 2009
20-11-2009 16:16Trident Ploughshares Press Release
20 November 2009 - For immediate release
Anti-nuclear activists held a banner which read "Disarm the Seas" on the Rhu Spit as the first nuclear-powered Astute Class submarine sailed through the Rhu narrows on the west coast of Scotland at 10:45am this morning (20 November, 2009). Rainbow peace flags and a colourful CND banner fluttered in a brisk wind to greet the crew of HMS Astute, who stood at attention on the deck of the brand new hunter-killer submarine as it sailed into Faslane Naval Base for the first time. The demonstration was organized by Helensburgh CND and Trident Ploughshares.
19-11-2009 11:05From Indymedia Scotland:
By trident ploughshares, submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 17/11/2009 - 13:04
Anti-War Activists Disrupt NATO Parliamentary Assembly in Edinburgh
Trident Ploughshares Press Release 17 November, 2009 - For immediate release
Just after eight thirty this morning, several members of Trident Ploughshares blocked the entrance of the Edinburgh International Conference Center for quarter of an hour as Parliamentarians from NATO countries met for the final session of the assembly. Foreign Secretary David Milliband and the Secretary General of NATO, Anders Fogh Rasmussen were due to speak following a minute’s silence. The protesters wore shirts emblazoned with the images of wounded and traumatized Afghan children, graphically demonstrating the fact that NATO’s war in Afghanistan is killing innocent civilians and traumatizing children in violation of international law. They recited the names of Afghan civilians who have died since the war began. Several protesters were blocking the entrance to the Conference Centre so that Parliamentarians could see them on their way into the session or from the escalators inside the building. Police arrested six of them.
17-11-2009 19:25Published Date: 17 November 2009
SIX people were arrested trying to gain access to the final day of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly.
The intruders were spotted walking through the front door of the Edinburgh International Conference Centre at around 8.30am this morning.
17-11-2009 09:09Not content with mass murder through its arms manufacturing business (including EDO MBM in Brighton), ITT Corp.apparently found other ways to kill people with its civilian water pump division which till 1985 used asbestos gaskets in its products.
Unusually for ITT, this time profits have been hit hard rather than increased by sales of life destroying technology.
17-11-2009 03:28With the EU guarantee to the Czech president, that the Czech State should not be exposed to property claims of expelled Germans after World War II, the EU not only implicitly consents with ethnical cleansings, it is also highly hypocritical, since the EU regularly points a finger to human rights violating countries like Sudan, Myanmar and Iran
It is high time the EU should look in its own mirror, among else with regard to police abuse, racism and violation of the rights of migrants and real or alleged terrorsuspects
16-11-2009 19:36"This, then, is the future that you can see just as well as I can. When the Obama administration decides to up the ante on drone use in Pakistan and Afghanistan, as it's soon likely to do, it will be ensuring not the end of al-Qaeda or the Taliban, but the long life of robot war within the US's ever-more militarized society. And by the time this set of robotic dreams fails to pan out, it won't matter. Yet another mini-sector of the military-industrial complex will be etched into the American grain.
Whatever the short-term gains from introducing drone warfare in these past years, we are now locked into the 24/7 assassination trade - with the US's own set of non-suicide bombers on the job into eternity. This may pass for sanity in Washington, but it's surely helping to pave the road to hell.
Haven't any of these folks ever seen a sci-fi film? Are none of them Terminator fans? Are they sure they want to open the way to unlimited robot war, keeping in mind that, if this is the latest game in town, it won't remain mainly an American one for long. And just wait until the first Iranian drone takes out the first Balochi guerrilla supported by American funds somewhere in Pakistan. Then let's see just what we think about the right of any nation to summarily execute its enemies - and anyone else in the vicinity - by drone. "
16-11-2009 19:16Following on from the recent good turn out against the arms sellers Heckler and Koch, based in Lenton, Nottingham, the activists and artists responsible for building a 25ft model gun and marching it through the streets, are anouncing their intention to build a 15ft tank and would like help to do so...
16-11-2009 18:46Bike spotters have intercepted delegates from the NATO Parliamentary Assembly under police escort travelling in several convoys of coaches apparently heading for the Museum of Flight.
16-11-2009 12:40Meet outside Old College on South Bridge, Edinburgh at 1pm tomorrow, Tuesday 17^th November. Bring banners and things to make lots of noise with!