UK Anti-militarism Newswire Archive
Where: Whitehall - Foreign and Commonwealth Office
09-08-2006 22:29JOIN THE PROTEST FROM 12.30 OUTSIDE OF ST PETERS CHURCH, CENTRAL NOTTINGHAM
09-08-2006 20:01Call for UN General Assembly: Immediate Ceasefire in Lebanon
Dear Supporter of Peace and Diplomacy,
The most recent news at this writing is that the Israeli Security Cabinet has approved a "widening of the ground offensive" and that Israeli airstrikes on Lebanon would resume "in full force" after the expiration of the partial suspension that followed the massacre in Qana.
As you know, under international law the UN Security Council is supposed to act to stop crimes against peace, but cannot do so in this case because it is paralyzed by the veto of the Bush Administration, which opposes an immediate cease-fire and is backed in this position by the United Kingdom. However, under Resolution 377, "Uniting for Peace," the UN General Assembly can act when the Security Council fails to do so (see "A Road to Peace in Lebanon?" Jeremy Brecher and Brendan Smith, July 27, 2006, http://www.commondreams.org/views06/0727-27.htm .) This procedure has been used 10 times in the history of the UN, often at the initiative of the United States.
Please join us, therefore, in circulating the following petition, calling for the UN General Assembly to act to bring about an immediate cease-fire in Lebanon, Israel, and Gaza. Even a significant movement towards the convening of the General Assembly to consider an immediate, unconditional cease-fire will put significant pressure on the major powers to support an immediate cease-fire.
09-08-2006 19:51Opponents of Israel's war in Lebanon and Gaza will demonstrate before the match
between Liverpool FC and Maccabi Haifa at Anfield on Wednesday 9 August.
09-08-2006 17:06USAF Mildenhall has been used to refuel the planes from the US full of weapons heading to Israel.
09-08-2006 15:57JUST KILL US. KILL US ALL
One suggestion I need any of you to transmit to the Israelis: I offer you all of us. Our flesh, our scalps, our inner parts to exhibit live on TV screens, our bare feet eaten by wolves during the night in ex- villages, our blood flooding in the streets, our kids, our mothers, our fathers , our brothers, sisters, grandparents , every single one of us. KILL US ALL. You can be selective if you wish. Leave those who like you, believe in you, to prosper by you side in the new whatever hell you would like to have.
09-08-2006 15:03The Netherlands officially confirms 23 uncontrolled flights with military cargos of great quantities of weapons and ammunition from the United States via Holland to Israel during the last two months. This according to the 'very underreported' gov't answers given to MP Farah Karimi.
09-08-2006 13:50Local man Chris Bluemal was arrested in Scotland earlier in the week as part of the Trident Ploughshares campaign to inspect USAF flights stopping over in Scotland.
09-08-2006 11:43Oh my, if this was a film it would be a thriller and the mood music would be getting pretty frantic right now.
09-08-2006 10:45Last week we reported that the block of buildings that includes the rampART social centre had been put up on the market. There is no further news on the sale of the building or any way to forcast the eventual eviction of the rampART but there are plenty of things going on in the building and plenty of opportunity to get involved...
09-08-2006 10:12letter sent to Amos Orr - Manager of Carmel Agrexco, Hayes
09-08-2006 09:01On Tuesday, Israeli warplanes struck the southern Lebanese town of Ghaziyeh, killing at least 14 people. Missiles demolished civilian homes just as some 1,500 mourners were participating in a procession to bury 15 of their relatives and neighbors slain just the day before. The explosions sent the crowd running in panic, dropping shrouded corpses in the street.
09-08-2006 05:16LEBANON AND PALESTINE PHOTOS AT ANNIE'S LETTERS BLOG
Annie's Letters is an almost daily updated blog that includes significant photos and numerous articles exposing the zionist foe.
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See also Annie's Letters archives (scroll to bottom of page at above URL).
08-08-2006 20:4521 August , The day that Saddam and his fellow perpetrators will be trialled against Anfal campaign and genocides of Kurds
"The world has become accustomed to the idea of mass migrations and has become fond of them…Hitler—as odious as he is to us—has given this idea a good name in the world." Ze’ev Jabotinsky; Ideological founder of the Likud Party "One Palestine Complete" p 407
"The raw logic of Israel’s distorted self-image and racist doctrines is exposed beyond confusion by the now-stark reality: the moonscape rubble of once-lovely Lebanese villages; a million desperate people trying to survive Israeli aerial attacks as they carry children and wheel disabled grandparents down cratered roads; limp bodies of children pulled from the dusty basements of crushed buildings. This is the reality of Israel’s national doctrine, the direct outcome of its racist worldview." Virginia Tilley "The Case for Boycotting Israel" Counterpunch
‘We are farmers, we can fall back on the land, hide in caves, make our own cheese and eat our lambs. The Israelis in their bunkers, this life upsets them. They will quit.’ — Mohammed Mulimh, 29, a Lebanese farmer