UK Anti-militarism Newswire Archive
19-04-2012 09:29India has successfully test-launched a long-range intercontinental ballistic missile able to carry a nuclear warhead. It's range is believed to be 5000km, enough to put it in striking distance of China for example.
16-04-2012 19:04The danger of a new war in the Middle East is increasing every day. The war drums are beating ever louder, especially in Israel. Hands Off the People of Iran is hosting this weekend conference in order to highlight the dynamics behind the sabre rattling.
16-04-2012 17:32The Counter Terror Expo is where assorted experts in surveillance, attacking Egyptian and
Bahraini protesters, and using drones to wipe out Pakistani wedding parties rather to flog- and buy -their equipment. On April 25 they have a fat £156-ticket dinner to celebrate. And we'll be there to help them choke on it!
16-04-2012 12:58Campaign Against Arms Trade press release re Global Day of Action on Military Spending
15-04-2012 14:44Two anti-war protestors will go on trial in London on Fri 20th April for action at Downing Street last October to mark 10th Anniversary of Afghanistan - both also face ASBO
Accused whistleblower Bradley Manning has been held for almost two years without trial in the US accused of whistleblowing acts that have exposed the ugly truth about US activities around the world and its wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Bradley has been tortured and denied his rights. If found guilty as charged he could face the death penalty. Join us in Wales between 12 and 29 April for 18 days of solidarity events and actions or take action wherever you are. Free Bradley Manning!
07-04-2012 12:39Anti-Militarism - Anti-Olympic - Anti-Cuts Flyer PDF
06-04-2012 14:30Latest news courtesy of Janet Fenton:
"Barbara is in Greenock now and is doing well and appreciating small mercies like a toilet in her cell. Release date 5th May so she still has quite a stretch. Letters are getting through and anyone wanting to visit needs to write to her first."
Please send cheerful cards and letters of solidarity to:
05-04-2012 10:46Writer, poet, playwright, sculptor, artist, and Nobel laureate Grass is regarded as Germany's most celebrated author. Awarded the 1999 Nobel Prize in Literature, the Swedish Academy said his "frolicsome black fables portray the forgotten face of history." It credited his first novel, "The Tin Drum," with restoring honor to German literature "after decades of linguistic and moral destruction." It "comes to grips with the enormous task of reviewing contemporary history by recalling the disavowed and the forgotten: the victims, losers and lies that people wanted to forget because they had once believed in them." Published in 1959, "The Tin Drum" became one of the most admired and revealing allegories of guilt and complicity. He once said he "believe(d) it....a good thing that a writer does not sit on the side of the victors." He also called Germany a psychologically damaged society.
05-04-2012 08:34The MoD has awarded Raytheon a new £60 million contract to replenish supplies of Paveway IV guided bombs to the British Army. EDO MBM (a unit of US arms dealers ITT Exelis) will manufacture the umbilical interconnect system and containers in Brighton. Paveway IV bombs have been used in Afghanistan and Libya and an earlier model of the Paveway was used in Iraq.
The MoD claims that this will sustain hundreds of jobs at the factories concerned (see http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-17597889).
03-04-2012 21:11On April 1 in Istanbul, Washington-led rogue leaders discussed ways to destabilize and topple Assad. They recognized the violent Syrian National Council (SNC) as the "sole representative of the Syrian people." Doing so assures continued conflict, not peaceful resolution. Killer gangs were promised generous funding. They've already gotten plenty, as well as weapons, munitions, and training. Now they'll get more. Washington and rogue NATO partners plan conflict, not peace. They want Assad replaced by someone they control. Violence rages to achieve it. Expect lots more followed by war if current efforts fail. In Istanbul, pretense dissolved. So did Annan's sham peace plan. Couched in diplomatic language, it was more theater than resolve to end conflict peacefully.
03-04-2012 15:51Smash EDO presents
Stop the Attack on Afghanistan and the Prospect of Strikes on Iran
Thursday 5th April, 7pm, Friends Meeting House Ship Street, Brighton
03-04-2012 12:26The International UAV (unmanned drones) conference was sponsored by by the University of Bristol and BAE systems.
However, on the first day, mon 2nd april, the conference was successfully disrupted by about 150 local anti arms ravers.