UK Anti-militarism Newswire Archive
24-11-2003 10:27Straw recently claimed on R4 that Article 51 includes "the right of states to take preventive action"?
23-11-2003 21:15During the week of Bush protests, I witnessed police arrests where people were treated pretty roughly, but I also saw police being pretty restrained. There were an unprecedented number of police monitoring the anti-Bush protests, and consequently Bush was able to travel without ever really encountering the protesters (occasionally this involved Bush slightly rearranging his schedule, so he certainly felt our presence).
Thursday November 27th, 9.30pm
23-11-2003 03:15A story you might want to follow: Conrad Black & the right-wing "Hollinger" newspapers (with Richard Perle & Killinger on the board of trustees)(!!!). Now, they all may be going to jail.
23-11-2003 01:37George Bush made me do it.
Politically apathetic all my life, I barely followed the issues, never voted, and never much cared to.
After September 11th, the United States had the sympathy of the world. There was so much potential. But, in a few short years, Bush and his foreign policy turned that sympathy into hatred.
Bush forced me to get up, get out, and take to the streets.
22-11-2003 18:07Nick Turse has done an excellent job in documenting that My Lai and the Tiger Force atrocities were not isolated incidents, but he misses an important point. Disappearances, hideous torture techniques, mutilations, rapes, etc. serve a very logical purpose in US counterinsurgency strategy. In Vietnam it was called the Phoenix Program. It is savage intimidation designed to reduce popular support for guerrilla fighters. In recent terminology, it is shock and awe.
22-11-2003 12:54dirty protest against dirty warmongers - Friday 21st November
22-11-2003 12:16November 17th
Asking the Fairies
There are buildings in Baghdad, old government premises, secret police offices, properties formerly owned by members of the ruling clique and Saddam's family, officers' clubs, military barracks, houses, apartment blocks which are now squatted by hundreds, perhaps thousands, of families made homeless by bombings during the invasion and evictions after.