UK Terror War Newswire Archive
29-11-2007 22:42In violation of international and U.S. law, “thousands” of alleged terrorists have been victims of “extraordinary rendition” by the Bush Administration since 9/11, two legal scholars say. “Instead of working to bring those committing crimes against the United States to justice in U.S. courts, the Bush Administration seems intent on doing exactly the opposite---keeping such individuals away from U.S. courts, hidden in a web of secret prisons, underground interrogation cells, and in the hands of cooperative governments,” write Margaret Satterthwaite and Angela Fisher. Satterthwaite is an assistant professor of clinical law at NYU School of Law and Fisher served as assistant research scholar with the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice.
28-11-2007 15:10"Sometimes I think it should be a rule of war that you have to see somebody up close and get to know him before you can shoot him." -- Colonel Potter, M*A*S*H
28-11-2007 13:30President Bush and the Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki signed an agreement Monday paving the way for the long-term occupation of the Middle Eastern country and its transformation into a semi-colonial protectorate of the US.
27-11-2007 23:30At a conference in Paris on Thursday, the European Union’s foreign policy chief, Mr. Javier Solana, said Iran’s stated ambitions concerning its enriched uranium output were inconsistent with its acquisition of the civilian nuclear technology that would justify it. He said: “It is a bit like if you were trying to make your own fuel before having purchased a car and learned how to drive,”
Unfortunately, Mr. Solana’s comment is misguided.
Part one of an article by Nafeez Ahmed on the history of imperial genocide follows, the subject of this article was the subject of recent public meeting, The Hidden Holocaust - Our Civilizational Crisis.
27-11-2007 10:16National Campaign against ‘Anti-Terror’ Powers
OPPOSE THE COUNTER-TERRORISM BILL AND EXTENSION OF DETENTION WITHOUT CHARGE
LOBBY OF PARLIAMENT
Thursday 29 November 2-6 pm Westminster, London.
PUBLIC MEETING 6.30-8.30 pm in Committee Room 2A
Please allow 30 minutes for security clearance. Get to Committee Room 2A by 6.20 p.m. People to be seated by 6.30 p.m. for prompt start.
Hosted by Lord Rea
Speakers include Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, Shami Chakrabarti, Director of Liberty, Gareth Peirce, Sarah Teather MP, Elfyn Llwyd MP; Aamer Anwar, Scottish Criminal Defence Lawyer, Mahan Abedin, Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Asim Qureshi, Cageprisoners http://cageprisoners.com/
The Counter-Terrorism Bill 2007 reinforces a trend beginning with the Terrorism Act 2000, whose broad definition of terrorism criminalised normal political activities, potentially on the basis of suspected ‘association’. This law was followed by three more in 2001, 2005, 2006; these multiplied extra police powers (e.g. arbitrary stop-and-search), punishment without trial and treatment of ‘suspects’ as guilty, thus bypassing due process. Together these laws have normalised detention without trial under various guises, such as control orders and immigration rules, whereby the accused never see the evidence against them.
A national campaign is bringing together civil liberties activists, migrant groups, Muslim groups, lawyers, journalists, academics, trade unions and environmental campaigners amongst others. The campaign opposes all current anti-terror laws as well as their extension. This broad approach will help to involve everyone affected by those powers, could deter their use, and will provide extra reasons to oppose their extension.
We invite you to join the lobby of Parliament and public meeting on 29th November, to write to your MP and encourage others to do so. Other activities of the campaign, which you could join or start, include:-
· Putting anti terror laws on the agenda of local organisations, such as anti-war groups, religious groups, civil society associations and trade unions.
· Organising local public meetings and building local coalitions.
· Holding high street stalls to raise awareness and gather signatures for petition.
· Giving out information outside community centres and places of worship.
· Sending letters to the mass media, local media plus articles in alternative media.
· Petitioning MPs to vote against any extension of ‘anti-terror’ powers, with delegations to the office of your constituency MP. (See model letter to MPs on our website.)
Groups which have joined the campaign
1990 Trust, Baluch Human Rights Group, Cageprisoners , Campaign Against Criminalising Communities, Campaign Against Racism and Fascism, Centre for the Study of Terrorism, Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers, Index on Censorship, Institute for Policy Research and Development, Islamic Human Rights Commission, Justice not Vengeance, J7; The July 7th Truth Campaign, Kurdish Federation UK, London Guantanamo Campaign, Muslim Parliament, Panjaab National History Society, Peace & Progress; Peace and Justice in East London; Scotland Against Criminalising Communities, South Asia Solidarity Group, Stop the War Coalition, Sheffield Muslim Association of Britain (MAB), Sheffield Guantanamo Campaign, Solidarity (Scotland’s Socialist Movement) Tamil Campaign for Truth and Justice, Tamil Centre for Human Rights.
26-11-2007 11:56FACTS as odd as. . . . polonium poisoning - comments re latest "year on" news, what it shows about the situation, postcoldwar, in russia, the world, etc
(with echoes of that old "dystopia" play "a")
26-11-2007 00:00November 20, 2007 (by Lieven Dewitte) -
25-11-2007 17:31But I’ll tell you what, if conservatism is the ideology of freedom - then I’m the Queen of England. And, one thing you can be sure of is that I’m not the Queen of England. I don’t even have the right parts and pieces, and the only crown I’ve ever worn was given to me forty years ago by some pimply-faced teenager working the cash register at Burger King. Somehow, I don’t think that counts.
25-11-2007 17:23By firing radioactive ammunition, the U.S., U.K., and Israel may have triggered a nuclear holocaust in the Middle East that, over time, will prove deadlier than the U.S. atomic bombing of Japan.
So much ammunition containing depleted uranium(DU) has been fired, asserts nuclear authority Leuren Moret, "The genetic future of the Iraqi people for the most part, is destroyed."
25-11-2007 08:34New Austrian Liberal Prime minister Kevin Rudd, who defeated PM Howard in the Australian General Election and vociferous opponent of former Prime Minister Howard’s controversial Labour Laws, has pledged to Sign the Kyoto treaty and Withdraw from Iraq. Accused of attempting to introduce a fascist police state in Austrian, Howard might even lose his own parliamentary seat after the full count is comleted.
25-11-2007 04:59Imperial wars, crimes and genocide, Petrodollar Recycling System and meltdown of financial world order.
Articles, analysis and video documentary
24-11-2007 23:18“When President Bush used an October 17  White House press conference to threaten that the escalating US confrontation with Iran posed a danger of ‘World War III’ his remark was passed over in silence by most of the media. Those that did report it seemed, for the most part, to accept the White House claim that the president was engaging in hyperbole and merely making a ‘rhetorical point.’” Bill Van Auken (2007).