UK Anti-militarism Newswire Archive
17-07-2003 08:47Another pathetic and pointless arrest at Menwith Hill.
16-07-2003 21:05Few people took notice of the last pogrom of the second millennium, when the allies of the West drove the Roma, or "Gypsies", out of the land in Kosovo where they had lived for centuries [Elsewhere on http://www.kelebekler.com/reska/index.html can read one of the few narratives of this forgotten deportation]. Four years have gone by, and another humanitarian war has brought about its collateral damage: an even more ancient community of the Roma is being driven, this time from Iraq. Mesopotamia, in fact, was an earlier stopping place along the road which led these people from India to Spain.
16-07-2003 18:21First Sgt. Christopher Coffin, 51, became the fifth soldier with Maine ties to die in Iraq after his vehicle ran into a ditch on July 1. He was a member of the 352nd Civil Affairs Command assisting convoys traveling between Baghdad and Kuwait. The details of Coffin's death have been mired in confusion since the day it was announced by the military. Initially, a press release from Coffin's unit stated he died after his vehicle swerved to avoid a civilian vehicle. But a report from the U.S. Central Command issued a day before said a member of Coffin's unit was killed July 1 when his convoy was hit by "an improvised explosive device." That report did not name Coffin, but he was the only member of his unit to die that day. Now a new report from Time, citing "Coffin family members and U.S. government officials looking into the case," says Coffin's vehicle was deliberately run off the road, then surrounded by an angry mob. A Humvee following Coffin stopped to help, but was also overwhelmed and then set on fire. A third team of soldiers, the article says, was brought in and fired rifles in the air to disperse the crowd. Representatives from Army headquarters and U.S. Central Command had no comment on Time's report.
16-07-2003 16:08I was arrested on the above and I am
trying to find witnesses.
16-07-2003 14:16Casualty of War - 8 weeks of counter-terrorism in rural England
Liberty Report: 15 Jul 2003
An investigation by human rights group Liberty into the policing of peace demonstrations at RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire, during the recent invasion of Iraq has revealed fundamental breaches of the European Convention on Human Rights.
Download full 13 page Liberty report:
16-07-2003 13:39click on the link-
16-07-2003 06:25FAIRFORD RIAT SPECIAL UPDATE: Sat 19th July
Royal International Air Tatoo (RIAT)
DEMONSTRATE @Fairford Air Tattoo on Saturday 19th July.
DOWNLOAD LEAFLETS: http://www.fairfordpeacewatch.com/RIAT.html
15-07-2003 23:27Mark Dankof salutes Daniel New of Conroe, TExas, a tireless crusader for the Old, but dying American Republic, against the forces of the New World Order, Globalization, and an American Empire rooted in militarism.
15-07-2003 22:22Bagdhad Indymedia is on line at:
15-07-2003 20:47!! Exciting News !!
Damacio Lopez, a leading Depleted Uranium Expert is coming to Fairford to speak on the middle Saturday of the Rogue International Arms Traders' War Tattoo !!
14-07-2003 15:11Sept 6th - 12th will see a week of action against Europe's largest arms fair, the DSEi.
WHY NOT give the people organising the DSEi a bit of hassle. They're obviously finding it a little too easy to sleep at nights. Write them a well thought out balanced letter arguing your case. Or ask awkward questions. Or whatever you feel is appropriate. Needless to say I wouldn't advocate anyone being at all unpleasant to these thoroughly decent and honorable members of society.
As an example here are my letters which I wrote. They're a bit crap but it doesn't matter...
14-07-2003 14:21The need to invade Iraq relied on the argument that Saddam Hussein was currently or nearly capable of launching WMD on the United States and its allies:
14-07-2003 14:06Senior officials in the Bush administration who have proposed the production of a new generation of nuclear weapons have scheduled a meeting to discuss plans for nuclear proliferation at US Strategic Command (STRATCOM) during the first week of August 2003. We are going to be there to say NO! Join us!
14-07-2003 02:28A WHITE van loaded with nuclear waste capable of being used to make a terrorist "dirty-bomb" has been stolen.
A nationwide hunt was launched after the van containing 15 kilos of depleted uranium was snatched.
A secret police memo warns: "This material may become radioactive if ignited ... vehicle must not be approached by police."