UK Anti-militarism Newswire Archive
At present, many writers in the alternative media are feeling extremely angry, depressed and frustrated at what is happening in Palestine and Lebanon. Despite hundreds of editorials and essays eloquently decrying Israeli aggression and provocation and spelling out the very obvious reason for the long-standing violence in the Middle East, Israel continues its murderous rampage, killing almost 70 Lebanese civilians yesterday. Yesterday's attacks involved Israeli bombing of entire Lebanese villages, such as Srifa in the south west of Lebanon where Israeli F-16 jets, supplied free of charge by the US government, destroyed 15 houses, killed at least 20, and wounded at least 30, men women, young and old alike. The truly horrifying thing however is that the inhabitants of the villages were fleeing on the orders of the Israeli government itself, yet as the villagers attempted to leave in their cars and vans, they were targeted by Israeli jets and blown to pieces...
25-07-2006 07:41As the Trident Replacement decision looms ever larger, activists once again disrupted the current Trident Nuclear Weapons System as they blockaded the entrance to RNAD Coulport. Five activists, calling themselves The Shrubbery, chained themselves together across the entrance way shortly after 7am this morning, stopping workers from entering the base.
EDO Corporation were there with their new Israeli-designed weapons systems, but a distinct lack of protest on the public days of the fair.
25-07-2006 00:56AP: Israel Using Chemical Weapons & Targetting Ambulances in Lebanon
Lebanese Doctor Says 'Phosphorus Weapons' Cause Suffering - CNN Int'l -Video
Israel bans reporting of use of "unique" weapons in Lebanon
24-07-2006 22:59In the face of the official "no-comment," come and raise your voice and lend your
body in response to the killings in the Middle East. See also urgent appeal for financial support below.
"These differences and others are conflated within the increasingly meaningless word "civilian" — a word that carried great significance when uniformed armies fought other uniformed armies on battlefields far from civilian population centers. Today this same word equates the truly innocent with guilty accessories to terrorism."
24-07-2006 15:35The use of military force without approval of the UN Security Council is prohibited in international law.. Humanitarian international law is in effect during an armed conflict..Israel's conduct can be branded as illegal before international and national courts, above all before the world public. The land can also be driven into political isolation for ignoring international law standards.
24-07-2006 15:16By any interpretation of international law, Israel today is committing massive and egregious war crimes and crimes against humanity against the defenseless people of Palestine and Lebanon. It's doing it with the full support and encouragement of the US and willful compliance of the West, most of the Arab world, the UN and the dominant corporate media worldwide acting as cheerleaders for the mass killing, crippling destruction, and immiseration of innocent civilians in Lebanon and the Palestinian Occupied Territories. Israel falsely claims its duel assaults are in response to Hamas' capture of an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldier near Kerem Shalom crossing, southeast of Rafah, on June 25 and Hezbollah's cross-border incursion on July 12, killing eight IDF soldiers in the exchange that followed and taking two others prisoner.
24-07-2006 13:55The War on Lebanon
PLUS: Bush and Blacks
24-07-2006 12:25What do Tesco, Waitrose, Connex and Caterpillar have in common? They are all profiting from Israel's occupation of Palestine.
23-07-2006 21:54Govt sources confirm war with Iran is on before the end of the year. Multiple global crises are converging in the next few years, and we are faced with systemic collapse within the following 10-15 years.
23-07-2006 16:10Having left the pub and rushed across town to Trafalgar Square it was disappointing to find only one person waiting around looking slightly bored. So including the person I'd been drinking with that made a dispiriting three of us.
Difficult to say how many came there were other regional mobilizations around the country. Definitely over ten thousand.