UK Anti-militarism Newswire Archive
31-07-2006 23:30Re: The recent story about the US pushing ahead its order of bunker busting bombs to Israel, refuelling the transport planes at Prestwick airport in Scotland... the makers of those bombs are Raytheon and they have several offices and works in the UK, so I'm spreading the info around in the hope that people will pay them some attention. These bombs cause a vacuum, basically sucking the air out of people's lungs (as well as collapsing buildings, etc), and it looks to me that the attacks in lebanon are all against civilians - terror attacks, collective punishment, call it what you will, but designed to scare the living daylights out of the population. And we should resist the architects of what is going on
31-07-2006 21:24Much has been made in the U.S. media of the Syrian- and Iranian-origin weaponry used by Hezbollah in the escalating violence in Israel and Lebanon. There has been no parallel discussion of the origin of Israel's weaponry, the vast bulk of which is from the United States.
31-07-2006 20:22The nuclear-powered submarine HMS Tireless is arriving in Southampton on Monday 31 July and staying till Friday. This is the sub which spent nearly a year in Gibralter for emergency repairs to its reactor coolant system in 2000. SCANS (Solent Coalition Against Nuclear Ships) is urging people to come to these demonstrations:
31-07-2006 18:05The kidnapping crisis could have been solved very differently through a prisoner exchange. Since negotiations were impossible with either Hamas or Hezbollah, a military strike was presumbaly the only possible reaction.
31-07-2006 12:24Medea broke into a chant saying:
"Iraqis want the troops to leave,
bring them home now!
Listen to the Iraqis!"
31-07-2006 07:55The Israeli massacre of Lebanese civilians, mainly children, in the village of Qana is a colossal war crime for which the United States government bears full responsibility.
31-07-2006 07:38// EMERGENCY ASSEMBLY CALLED TO PLAN DIRECT ACTION AGAINST ISREALI INVASIONOF LEBANON AND PALESTINE! (AND THE CONTINUED OCCUPATION OF IRAQ)
// TUESDAY 1ST AUGUST
// ROOM, H216, CONNAUGHT HOUSE, LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS
31-07-2006 05:43Ms. Sheehan has paid over $50,000
for land just outside of Crawford,
Texas for Camp Casey and the
upcoming protest of the Iraq War
there. She has been fasting with
Code Pink and several other anti-war
organizations in front of the White
House for over three weeks.