UK Anti-militarism Newswire Archive
08-08-2006 16:21Tonight's Liverpool Echo article - 'Cops on Red Alert' - is whipping up controversy where there was none before, over plans by Merseyside TUC, Stop The War Coalition and Liverpool Friends of Palestine to protest at Liverpool FC's Champions League match with Israeli side Maccabi Haifa.
08-08-2006 15:51This RAF base is being used to refuel American transport aircraft taking weapons to Israel for use in Lebanon. This is active military support for Israel by the British government, three protests and a peace camp are already planned in response.
On Saturday night July 30th 2006, in the Lebanese village of Qana, 64 Lebanese civilians, comprising the members of two extended families were sleeping in an unfinished building. The families were seeking shelter from Israeli air raids in the ground floor of the building. In the early hours of Sunday morning, as the men women and many children slept, an Israeli jet hit the building with two US-made 'bunker buster' bombs. The choice of munitions seems appropriate because, after all, these people were taking refuge in a bunker of sorts. Unfortunately, these were not enemy soldiers but rather innocent civilians, 56 of whom were killed as the building collapsed on them, including 30 children, all under 12 years old. Among the dead was a one day old baby, whose mother was also killed.
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08-08-2006 12:51The massive human rights violations of the Arroyo regime in the Philippines have been universally condemned by Amnesty International. UN Human Rights Committee, Asian Human Rights Commission, US National Lawyers Guild, International Association of People's Lawyers, Reporters Without Borders, and other civil-society groups. UK citizens should demand that their government halt any aid or assistance to the Arroyo regime unless it releases all political prisoners and halt the warrantless arrests, abductions, enforced "disappearances," and extrajudicial killings of its citizens.
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08-08-2006 12:18A close analysis of the American-French draft - the fingerprints of John Bolton, the US ambassador to the UN, were almost smudging the paragraphs - showed just who is running Washington's Middle East policy: Israel.
I've lost count of the Days. And the Bombs. And the Dead
Beirut, first weekend of August
I am so sorry for not being able to respond earlier to your letters. I was hoping that you won't be worried, and that you would think about the electricity and internet problems as potential reasons for the delay.
Because of the Israeli siege the authorities are increasing the outages and rationing our electricity so it can last for the coming 15 days. As you might know, we were supposed to receive gasoline and fuel but of course Israel changed its mind and the ships carrying the fuel are now waiting in Cyprus.
And I am very grateful for your amazing efforts and courage and the work you are carrying out, all this you are doing, and your words and love are encouraging me really to survive - thus I wrote today to you despite my tiredness of writing about the war... the injured children, the sick and scared displaced children…the massacres of yesterday. And the new ones today…
The alternative media are doing everything possible to break the censorship of images that was enforced by the Corporate and authoritarian State media which only show a sanitized war, disinfected images of material destruction.
The smuggling and widespread dissemination of images from The Realm of The Real that are coming out out of Lebanon and Gaza now make all of us uncomfortable. For those of us who do editing and publishing work, they bring up the awful worry of "is this appropriate?"
08-08-2006 09:51Lebanon is not business as usual. This is not just about Israel repressing its neighbors by expanding its boarders—this is not 1982. For that matter, nor is this Vietnam, or the countless other ‘skirmishes’ the U.S. has been involved in over the last century. The ante has been raised.
Starting with Afghanistan, the current war in Lebanon can be counted as the third aggressively-waged war led by the United States— since Israel can not act unilaterally over such a large issue, and American diplomacy has shown the world who is actually pulling the strings.
08-08-2006 07:53US President George W. Bush on Monday declared his full support for a US-French United Nations resolution that dictates Israel’s terms to the Lebanese people while allowing the Israeli military to indefinitely continue its occupation and devastation of Lebanon.
08-08-2006 02:03Every time the Zionist Extremists tell another LIE about the situation to their citizens, they expose the Utter Contempt for the average citizen in Israel, and within the wider Jewish community.
07-08-2006 23:38Capitalism hiding behind the veil of democracy, herding people into capitalism hiding behind veil of religious etremism - the black vs white division, the call to war - a battle that deletes any possibility of humane and socialist principles to find a voice and momentum either in the West or Middle East.