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UK Anti-militarism Newswire Archive

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Scottish Census Refuser Jailed for Anti-Nuclear Court Graffiti Protest

19-03-2012 16:04

Barbara Dowling, centre, at Census court hearing in January 2012
Two peace activists were sentenced today in Dumbarton Sheriff Court for painting "political graffiti" on the walls of the court following a 2010 trial in which they maintained that the court did not uphold international law with respect to the illegality of the Trident nuclear weapon system. Barbara Dowling, a retired Occuptational Therapist, 67, of Knightswood was given 3 months in prison and Janet Fenton, 64, Secretary of Scottish CND was given 120 hours Community Service.

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Bristol Evening Post - Special Edition

18-03-2012 18:38

who would have thought it
Monday 2nd April is the 27th annual Bristol drone conference, but this years gonna be different. Bristol Against Arms Trade have teamed up with Bristol Stop the War and Bristol Palestine Solidarity Campaign, with the aim of making so much noise the conference will be a flop.

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16 March: Report from US Embassy Vigil for Bradley Manning, London

18-03-2012 14:35

On Friday March 16th, twenty-five people gathered around the demands of "Free Bradley Manning! Drop the Charges" at the U.S. embassy. Friday was the second day of a pre-trial hearing at a military tribunal held at Ft. Meade, Maryland U.S.A. Manning faces 23 charges in relation to cables exposing U.S. war crimes published by WikiLeaks and other major news outlets including the Guardian and New York Times. One charge carries the death penalty, others could mean life imprisonment.

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Crisis of Civilization Podcast: Episode 1 – Syria, Libya, Iran

16-03-2012 19:19

During a screening of The Crisis of Civilization in Cambridge, Dean Puckett and Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed had a one hour, in-depth chat about the current situation in Syria, Libya and Iran – and about the West’s response to the Arab Spring.

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GCHQ complicit in Murder.

15-03-2012 20:55

Civilian staff at GCHQ risk being prosecuted for war crimes as a result of a legal action started on Monday 12th March

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Roger Franklin explains why he refused to complete the 2011 Census

15-03-2012 17:06

When Roger Franklin of Stroud, aged 84, received a court summons for failing to comply with the 2011 Census, he wrote to the Magistrates in Bristol explaining his stance and refusing to enter a plea. Roger was found guilty at a court hearing on 8 February. His fine has just been paid by a total of 222 individual donations as cheques made payable to the court, many sent with scathing comments about the conviction.

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Smash EDO: update and upcoming events

14-03-2012 12:47

Smash EDO update about past and future events and the Summer of Resistance.

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Israel's Rogue Killing Machine

13-03-2012 13:53

Israel's entire history reflects depraved, out-of-control targeted and mass killings. Days of unrelenting bombing, murdering and injuring Gazans shows its contempt for law and human life. Netanyahu exceeds the worst of Ariel Sharon and other rogue Israeli leaders. Gideon Levy says Israel never had one like him before. He governs by deceit, mocks the peace process, and reflects extreme racist hate for Arabs. Murdering Gazans shows why. So did his comment saying he'll kill as many more as he wishes "as long as necessary" to achieve his degenerate aims. Four merciless bombing days left at least 25 dead and dozens injured, many seriously. Civilians, including children were victimized. Washington expressed support. ........

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Israel initiates bloodbath on Gaza

12-03-2012 23:09

Israel initiates bloodbath on Gaza
Israel initiates bloodbath on Gaza… which continues 4 days later ... As Gaza endures its 4th day of intense bombing from Israeli F-16s, V58 fighter planes, Apache helicopters, UAVs and warships, please take the time to look at these websites and read these key articles: Ali Abunimah: “Mowing the lawn” ... On Israel’s latest massacre in Gaza and the lies behind it: Israel provoked this violence and according to some Israeli commentators its goals are to escalate pressure for war with Iran and to drag Hamas away from diplomacy and back into violence. .......

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Menwith Hill: Lifiting the Lid and Occupying

12-03-2012 22:18

Yorkshire CND have published a new report about the secret US spy base at Menwith Hill and on April 17th there is a protest to Occupy Menwith Hill, starting at 11am.

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Angie Zelter arrested on Jeju Island

12-03-2012 18:52

Angie Zelter
British peace activist and nobel prize nominee Angie Zelter is amongst those who have been arrested in ongoing protests against the building of a new naval base on Jeju Island in South Korea. The military base is due to be built on the island which was named an “Island of World Peace” by the South Korean government in 2005. Local villagers and activists have raised concerns over the environmental destruction of the island, which has several UNESCO World Heritage sites, and its potential to escalate military tensions in the region.

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Cambridge Vigil Marks 400th UK Afghan War Casualty

11-03-2012 23:18

Yesterday afternoon (Saturday March 10th 2012) in Cambridge Market Square, a small but poignant display appeared for just an hour to mark a milestone event which the mainstream media have chosen not to report.

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London Vigil for GAZA @Israeli Embassy, as Israel massacres Gazans

11-03-2012 20:22

Human Rights supporter, outside Israeli Embassy London, 10th March 2012
Human Right supporters hold a vigil outside the Israeli Embassy, London on 10th March 2012, as Israel continues to massacre Gazans.

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The Turkish Army's Gay Porno Archive

09-03-2012 21:20

Gay men barred from military service in Turkey asked to provide visual proof of their sexual persuasion.

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Resisting Israeli Oppression Courageously

09-03-2012 17:00

On March 8, women worldwide commemorate International Women's Day. It celebrates over a century of economic, political, and social achievements. This year for Palestinians, Hana Shalabi's hunger strike for justice is highlighted. After three weeks, it's taken a toll. Nonetheless, she's determined to resist Israel's lawless arrest, detention, torture, and degrading treatment. Since arrested on February 16, she's only ingested water. However, for the past five days, extreme nausea prevents her from drinking more than 1.5 liters daily. .......

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Jews Protest AIPAC

08-03-2012 12:28

Rabbi Yisroel Dovid Weis, of Neturei Karta International speaks while Anti Zionist Orthodox Jews protested against the the AIPAC annual policy conference, at Washington Convention Center in Washington DC, On march 4-5, 2012.

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London cops attempt another murder of African

06-03-2012 16:47

London police haven't learned from August Rebellions: police shooting leaves another African fighting for life

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Maya Evans freed from prison

06-03-2012 15:56

Maya Evans was freed from Bronzefield prison today after serving seven days out of a 13 day sentence for anti-war activism.

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The Saga of Bradley Manning, Julian Assange, and Wikileaks

05-03-2012 19:44

"Defense lawyers say Manning was clearly a troubled young soldier whom the Army should never have deployed to Iraq or given access to classified material while he was stationed there ... They say he was in emotional turmoil, partly because he was a gay soldier at a time when homosexuals were barred from serving openly in the U.S. armed forces." (Associated Press, February 3)