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UK Anti-militarism Newswire Archive

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DISARM DSEi - Spring 2005 Update

12-03-2005 13:26

Updates on:
Shut Down Spearhead! - campaign against DSEi organiser
International Day of Direct Action Against the Arms Trade - 21.03.05
DSEi 2005 - 13-16 September

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Iranian asylum seekers protesting against military aggression in Iran

12-03-2005 10:21

In an act of protest against the threats of military intervention by the U.S and its allies in Iran, five Iranian asylum seekers will set off on foot from Birmingham on the 12th of March to join the national anti-war demonstration in London on the 19th of March. They will be walking through Coventry, Banbury, Oxford, High Wycombe and then on to London.

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Unusual addition to WTC aircraft

11-03-2005 22:10

WTC Second Aircraft
Would anybody from Indymedia care to explain what this is attached to the underside of this 'passenger' aircraft about to hit the World Trade Centre - preferably before they hide this article for some obscure reason.

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Pentagon chiefs cleared over prisoner abuse

11-03-2005 06:11

Some human rights groups believe those techniques violate the Geneva Convention and are tantamount to torture, and they have labelled the report a whitewash. But if it were the dogs that were mistreating the detainees how come there hasn't been an independent animal investigation to find out if the dogs were in breach of the rules?

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Blair: Sharon's cellmate

11-03-2005 04:17

If my prime minister Sharon is a war criminal, so is Tony Blair

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Colombia update- san jose massacre

10-03-2005 21:02

9th march 2005
Latest news reports from the main dailies in Colombia
carry news which threatens the ideals and the very
geographical existence of the San Jose Peace Community
(recent victim of a massacre on 21st February).

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Trident AntiNuke LockOn Protest OUtside Scots Parliament NOW

10-03-2005 17:33

At this very moment there is a lock on outside the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh in protest against the Trident Nuclear Weapons System. Protesters are locked into a 'Trident Sub' and are going to stay as long as they possibly can (in other words...they won't be leaving of their own accord!) They are asking for people to bring essentials like food and blankets, and for any one willing to do a shift on the lock on to get down there ASAP. Call 07760 161755 for more details

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10-03-2005 13:16

Iraq - Speaker Meeting
Oxford Town Hall, Council Chamber, Thurs 10th March, 7.30pm
Amnesty International, Ox Uni Iraq Society, Oxford Y&S CND

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Theatre of War's Wacky Submarine locked on again

10-03-2005 10:38

Scottish Parliament Protest

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Noble Cause Torture?

10-03-2005 02:31

The Opposition had signalled it would support the inquiry but after internal discussions, Labor says it does not think a Senate probe is an appropriate forum to investigate the allegations.

Then what is the appropriate forum?

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Lobby The Welsh Labour Party in Swansea!

09-03-2005 19:17

Lobby the Welsh Labour Party in Swansea on friday the 18th March at midday.
There is money for the war in Iraq but nothing for pensions!

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Black Army Recruits Down 41% since 2000

09-03-2005 01:08

Black volunteers for the Army have fallen 41 percent -- from 22.7 percent in 2001 to 13.9 percent as of February 9, 2005. The "U.S. Military Image Study" prepared for the Army, in the inimitable language of marketing experts, offers an unintentionally funny recommendation to the Army in its conclusion: "For the Army to achieve its mission goals with Future Force Soldiers, it must overhaul its image as well as its product offering" . . . because, "[i]n today's reality, the risk/reward ratio is even more out of balance" than usual.

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Southern oil workers versus corporations in Iraq

08-03-2005 17:26

Video Hassan Juma'a talking at public meetings in London
Privatisation and corporate rule or workers' control? That's the situation for southern Iraqi oil workers, who are fighting Haliburton for control of their industry. The Southern Oil Company Union (SOCU) is one of the workers' organisations that is resisting this privatisation; their President, Hassan Juma'a, visited the UK in February 2005.

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Modern Warfare

08-03-2005 13:15

A popular prevailing myth of today is that America is the “undisputed” leading military power of the world. However, does this claim stand up to the scrutiny of even the simplest analysis? All things are relative in a military context so the obvious question is against whom is this ‘power’ dominant? The combined nuclear assets of the Sino-Russian alliance alone is enough to dispatch the entire American continent, if the sheer force of numbers (manpower) is included, the ‘winner’ would be the Chinese and Russians. In the context of all-out war the one absolute fact (that the US attempts to ignore) is mutual assured destruction. The Zionist lunatics (Perle, Wolfowitz, Rumsfeld) who persuaded Bush to abandon nuclear disarmament treaties, thereby giving other nations similar license, have put us all in jeopardy.

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Anti war activists begin trial in Dublin that could see them banged up for years

07-03-2005 23:48

The Pitstop Ploughshares are a group of five anti war activists who in February 2003 disarmed a US Navy Plane. Within a month of their action, 3 of the 4 US contractors using Shannon Civilian Airport, left Ireland. They began their trial today, which will last over a week, and could see them landed with ten years if found guilty.

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new faslane G8 website

07-03-2005 14:28


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'Hands Off' anti-war conference in Brighton 23 April

07-03-2005 13:24

‘Hands Off’ Conference
Saturday 23rd April
Brighthelm Centre, North Road, Brighton
11am to 3.30pm

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outFarpress presents: Fr Roy Bourgeois on the School of the Americas

07-03-2005 05:18

Father Roy Bourgeois is a leader of the movement to shut down the School of the Americas in Georgia. He speaks of his military service, work in Central America, and the annual demonstration at Fort Benning. 48:46. 2 files, broadcast quality and slow modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast.
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