UK Terror War Newswire Archive
Promoting this agenda will probably be the main purpose behind the US President Barack Obama's visit to Turkey in about two weeks time.
20-03-2009 21:54Since the illegal invasion of Iraq six years ago to this day, over one million Iraqis have been killed. Two million have been forced to flee the country and nearly three million are displaced within Iraq. Nearly five thousand coalition soldiers have been killed and several hundred thousand injured and yet no one has been brought to book for the war crimes committed.
20-03-2009 15:35It's now a year since the government said they accepted that SOCPA s132-138 should be repealed, but still there is no bill before parliament which would repeal, and the government can only repeat that they aim to...
"My Lords, I absolutely believe in everyone’s right to protest within the law. That is exactly what we are aiming to do. We are intent on repealing this provision, which clearly was not a clever thing to have done in the first place."
- Lord West of Spithead
19-03-2009 13:44In May 2008 Hicham Yezza, an IT technician at the University of Nottingham, was arrested, together with student Rizwaan Sabir, in a well-publicised anti-terrorist swoop. They had downloaded al-Qaida material from the US Department of Defense website as part of Sabir's academic work on terrorism.
18-03-2009 15:03Well known Indigenous activist Splitting-the-Sky, a veteran of struggles including, Attica and Gustafsen Lake, was arrested in Calgary during a speaking engagement by former US President George Bush. STS and others arrested were protesting Canada's refusal to enforce war crimes law which compels suspects be barred from entry or held for trial.
A month ago, when Britain's Law Lords ruled that three men who have each spent between six and eight years imprisoned without charge or trial, or held without charge or trial under strict bail conditions amounting to house arrest, could be deported to their home countries, even though there was a risk - or, perhaps, even a probability - that they would be tortured or subjected to ill-treatment, the British media briefly woke up to the story. This was almost exclusively because one of the men was Omar Mahmoud Othman (more commonly known as Abu Qatada), a man routinely described as "al-Qaeda's spiritual ambassador in Europe," even though this claim has never been tested in a court of law.
MAKE SOME NOISE!!!
21st March 4 till 5.30, Horfield Prison, Cambridge Road off Gloucester Road. Meeting at Golden Lion at 3pm onwards.
17-03-2009 14:44The Greek mainstream news source Kathimerini announced yesterday that an appeal to Scotland Yard was made by Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis to aid Greek authorities in stamping out dissent in the country.
Greece has seen a wave of politically motivated rioting, occupations and direct action since the killing of a teenage boy by a police officer in December last year. The situation remains tense as protests have continued into 2009.
According to the article key figures from the British police force will be offering advice on dealing with dissent across the spectrum from bombings to low level vandalism.
16-03-2009 16:42Efforts continue to bar George W. Bush from entering Canada, or to indict him, because he is credibly accused of torture and other offences constituting war crimes under the Geneva Conventions.
16-03-2009 10:24A leader for the protesters said Canada should not welcome a "war criminal" on its soil. he said Canadian police should put Bush in handcuffs for the alleged torture of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay. "The guy is supposed to be in jail on the 17th, he is under our jurisdiction."
15-03-2009 12:12Teaching the High Court Australia, the Rule of Law and basic Human Rights: when is Ignorance NOT an excuse?
The article demonstrates the stranglehold lawyers have on the media. We make Judges out of these people! No wonder the country is in a mess. Lawyers refuse to accept HREOA1986 as law, because it makes their monopoly profession, an illegal one, and without discrimination, anyone can be a lawyer/advocate.
Combine it with our Notice of a Constitutional Matter, Writ of Mandamus, Lets see if we cant celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the year that Australians get confirmation of their already passed and underused Bill of Rights
14-03-2009 20:00We dare not blink at the magnitude, diversity and pervasive impact of the known crimes committed by the Bush administration. Your acts in common cause an enormous encouragement...
13-03-2009 19:14Investigative reporter Seymour Hersh dropped a bombshell on Tuesday when he told an audience at the University of Minnesota that the military was running an "executive assassination ring" throughout the Bush years which reported directly to former Vice President Dick Cheney.
13-03-2009 15:47With war on terror moving further into Pakistan, the need to asnwer the challenges of neo-colonialism is pressing. South Asian Alliance has invited prominent Pakistani author and analyst Ayesha Siddiqa, with whom we would be discussing present situation in Pakistan and Afghanistan and people's resistance against Imperialism.
13-03-2009 13:08After yesterdays presentation in parliament of a report into the abuse of police powers during the climate camp protests at Kingsnorth in 2008, the Kent Police have taken the unusual step of reporting and turning themselves in to be investigated by the IPCC. They will investigate claims that the police engaged in a systemic campaign of phycological terror against the campers which included sleep deprivation through helicopter overflying late into the night, mock night and dawn raids by tooled up riot police, and the infamous 'Flight of the Valkyries' incident.