UK Anti-militarism Newswire Archive
27-06-2003 10:25Stormtroopers executed by outraged townspeople begged to be spared by showing pictures of their loved ones. A witness said the stormtroopers wanted to demonstrate to their captors: "Look we are just like you...we have wives and children too." Their pleas were in vain - there was no mercy. More detail was also building up of stormtrooper provocation of townspeople during weapons-search patrols in the days before Tuesday's carnage in the Shi'ite area. Stormtroopers used dogs - which are not allowed in Muslim homes.
27-06-2003 10:23It seems that anti-war movement gave to Damon Albarn some musical ideas.
27-06-2003 09:09U.S. weapons inspector Scott Ritter,AND ex U.S Attorner General Ramsey clarke to give evidence in the defence of Mary Kelly in the courthouse Kilrush Co.Clare,Ireland; starting on mon 30th of june (this mon).Mary is accused of disarming a U.S. military plane at shannon airport.
Dennis Halliday is also expected(ex u.n.inspector) and also michael birmingham is flying from the mid east tomorrow to report on the effects of the war in court.A huge press gathering is expected
27-06-2003 04:52Reposted reader letter from http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/
27-06-2003 03:32America has become a shameful and bellicose deciever and lier to the rest of the world. The world needs to be aware that it is the U.S. that is the world's biggest rogue regime and to respond to its threat to the dignity and survival of the human race.
26-06-2003 19:32oxford brookes stundent union executive agrees to affiliate the Oxford Brookes Stop the War society.
26-06-2003 18:25Americans ignore their bloody history of war but only they can
stop the madness.
26-06-2003 15:08Two oxford activists had their charges of highway obstruction
dropped this afternoon.
26-06-2003 10:51There was celebration and confusion at Oxford Magistrates Court this morning when an
Oxford activist appeared on a charge of criminal damage.
26-06-2003 10:51BLACK tie and ball gowns are the recommended dress for a Gatecrasher's Ball, an Independence Day protest planned for the United States signals intelligence station at Menwith Hill, near Harrogate.
26-06-2003 04:49Reporting from Baghdad, The Independent's Patrick Cockburn wrote that the situation became so unbearable last week that people in one decrepit neighborhood threatened to shoot Bassim Arman, manager of the al-Thawra substation. Arman said he told the hostile group that the station itself was not receiving power. He was not harmed, but had to close the substation after employees, fearing for their safety, refused to return to work.
Civil Administrator L. Paul Bremer contradicted complaints of failing electricity, stating that generally Baghdad received power 20 hours a day.
"It simply isn't true," Cockburn reported one incredulous Iraqi responding. "Everyone in Baghdad knows it."
"He and his staff don't really know what it is like, because if they go out at all, it is in air-conditioned cars," Kurdish politician Mahmoud Othman told Cockburn. "But I've walked the streets, and I know what it is like. They are ill-informed and ill-advised."
Knight Ridder correspondent, Tom Lasseter, noted that electricity is unevenly distributed, with some areas of the city receiving the stated 20 hours of electricity, while other have power for only two or three hours.
The Coalition Provisional Authority operates from the generator-backed Republican Palace compound in the center of Baghdad.
25-06-2003 16:11Tell the UK Government: Clear up your deadly litter.
Day of action in London, Friday 11th July.
Join us in London on the 11th July to campaign (non-violently) against the use of cluster bombs by coalition forces, and to show the British Government that we expect them to clear up their deadly litter ASAP, and to agree never to use such weapons again.
Meet at 10 am in Parliament Square.
- cover Whitehall and the surrounding area with paper cluster bombs,
- balloon ‘cluster bomb’ release at midday outside the Houses of Parliament,
- followed by a demonstration outside Parliament.
25-06-2003 12:58The trial of Ulla Roder for damaging a Tornado jet at Leuchars airbase in March, is now scheduled to be heard sometime during the two weeks beginning 28th July, following another hearing on 22nd July to check whether she is prepared for trial, given the barriers she is facing in getting legal representation.
25-06-2003 08:46Iraqi townspeople furious over civilian deaths during a demonstration in Majar Al-Kabir chased down and killed six British military police, local officers said today.
25-06-2003 02:30When I picture a high-ranking government official, I think of someone who is corrupt. I think of a corporate shill. I think of someone who is not
a friend to the people of this country. I think of Lord Acton’s famous line about power corrupting, and absolute power corrupting absolutely. I
think of the disdain with which so many Americans have viewed so many of their leaders for so many years.
24-06-2003 20:00Itinerary of Vladimir Putins UK State Visit
24-06-2003 11:50Tower Torture. Industry Canada Tower Review Commitee - Extening Cellphone Coverage to Rural Areas - Testimonial of Dalan MCaren - No military experiment at Midway - Dean: Investigate Bush Statements on Iraq - Gen. says White House pushed Saddam link without evidence - Reason to Deceive