UK Anti-militarism Newswire Archive
30-04-2012 09:21Those who regularly follow the news in Brighton inevitably come across the inane ramblings of Brighton’s very own tabloid rag The Argus.
30-04-2012 08:31Over at ForcesWatch we're building up a picture of the way the Armed Forces engage with schools - to help us do this we've launch a survey for parents, teachers and school students.
30-04-2012 08:21Smash EDO gear up to Summer of Resistance
Smash EDO, the Brighton based campaign to close down arms manufacturer EDO MBM (a part of US corporation ITT Exelis), has been building up to the start of our summer campaign. The Summer of Resistance is billed to start on Tuesday 1st May with a noise demonstration at the factory.
29-04-2012 20:49‘The intent of U.S. unconventional warfare efforts is to exploit a hostile power’s political, military, economic, and psychological vulnerabilities by developing and sustaining resistance forces to accomplish U.S. strategic objectives.’
In a surreal twist the protest was joined by 300 Justin Bieber fans, who had heard rumours that Bieber was staying at the hotel.
Last weekend's Bahrain Formula 1 Grand Prix sham has been an object lesson in the political and moral bankruptcy of our age, argues Hicham Yezza.
It takes a lot for something as bland and functional as a press release to make an impression of any sort. So credit is due to the august Bahrain News Agency for releasing one of the most absurd and imbecilic texts ever allowed to see the light.
27-04-2012 08:55Following the recent Drones conference in Bristol, details have been announced for a major conference and exhibition in Bath.
26-04-2012 12:33This morning, 26 April, Vince Cable's speech to hundreds of representatives of the arms industry was disrupted when a protester took the stage. Cable's speech was to open proceedings at the UK Trade & Investment Defence & Security Organisation (UKTI DSO) Symposium. UKTI DSO, a government unit which exists to help arms sales around the world, hosts the event to outline its commitment to arms companies. T
26-04-2012 10:15April the 24th there has been a vigil at U.S. Embassy, London in solidarity with Bradley Manning.
25-04-2012 12:49Barclays 2012 AGM will be held at 11:00 (UK time) on Friday, 27 April at the Royal Festival Hall in London.
Seems like a prime Target Barclays opportunity for Londoners.
25-04-2012 11:20There will be another Smash EDO, Brighton Jordan Valley Solidarity and Brighton and Hove PSC target Barclays demo outside Barclays in North Street, Brighton, this Saturday (the 28th) at 1pm.
Come along to make it as lively as the previous ones.
25-04-2012 11:12There will be a protest and vigil outside the drones factory in Shenstone, supported by a number of groups, including Friends of Sabeel, Stop the War and WMPSC.
25-04-2012 10:50On May 1st we will be holding a big noise demo at EDO/ITT starting
Please come along and help kick off the Summer with a
bang. Bring pots, pans, musical instruments and sound systems.
25-04-2012 10:14April 25 2012, 6.30pm at the Royal Garden Hotel,
2-24 High Street Kensington: nearest tubes High Street Kensington and Knightsbridge.
24-04-2012 15:37Syria's a battle zone. Western generated violence is to blame, not Assad. America's media scoundrels claim otherwise. They want him ousted by any means, including war. An April 9 Wall Street Journal commentary said "Syrian government forces (keep) bombing and killing...." Assad "reneged on (his) promises to end the bloodshed." Washington "and its allies (are) doing little or nothing to depose (his) regime. (The) illusion of diplomatic progress serves as cover for the Assads of the world to do more killing. Your move, President Obama." Like all scoundrel media commentators, Journal contributors blame victims, not villains. Their readers are betrayed, not informed. Wall Street Journal contributor Fouad Ajami long ago sold out to imperial interests for whatever he gets in return. He showed it in an op-ed headlined, "A Kosovo Model for Syria," saying: "In the Obama world, the tendency to wait has become official policy: It is either boots on the ground or head in the sand." ......
21-04-2012 19:20Somerstown Community Centre
150 Ossulston Street
London NW1 1EE
(Nearest tubes Kings Cross, Euston, Mornington Crescent. Map below)
Meeting starts promptly at 1pm
20-04-2012 18:24Although found guilty following anti-war action, Judge dismisses application by National Domestic Extremism Unit for ASBO against anti-war activists
20-04-2012 15:38A long drawn out case against Lindis Percy has ended in North Yorkshire with the District Judge dismissing all charges. The Judge was highly critical of the police behaviour in this case, including 'mystery' police statements, failure to record the incident and failure to interview key witnesses. She concluded that the case was weak, vague and contained significant inconsistencies. Lindis was awarded costs.