UK Anti-militarism Newswire Archive
12-08-2006 19:46Title: "Ceasefire Now" Protest
Location: Downing Street, London
Comment/context: Arouind 200 protester outside Downing Street. Organised by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, CND, British Muslim Initiative and STW.
12-08-2006 13:17Peace activists from UK brutally attacked in Palestine.
12-08-2006 13:10According to the leader of Hizbullah, Shaikh Hassan Nassrullah, the Israeli war on Lebanon was approved by the Bush administration to be launched on late September or early October. However, the war was launched prematurely in reaction to the Hizbullah capture of Israeli soldiers.
12-08-2006 12:49ISRAEL'S WAR OF ILLEGAL AGGRESSION AGAINST PALESTINE AND LEBANON
12-08-2006 11:47Ongoing action at RAF Brize Norton
12-08-2006 11:46The Military air base at Brize Norton which the americans are using to support the Isreali attacks on lebannon has been closed
12-08-2006 10:31''According to the reports, the Israeli army has been preparing for this war for more than three years. The last exercise took place a month before the war started and included the invasion of Lebanon by land forces.''
Civil War Looms in Iraq
"US Generals forsee Iraqi partition" was the unnerving headline penned by Guardian journalists Julian Borger, Ewen MacAskill and Richard Norton Taylor yesterday. They quote the leaked memo to Prime Minister Tony Blair written by William Patey, Britain's outgoing Ammbassador to Iraq, which revealed that "a low intensity civil war and a de facto division of Iraq" is currently more probable than the stabilization of the country. His comments were shockingly confirmed by General John Abizaid, the head of US Central Command, and General Peter Pace, the Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, both of whom warned of the imminent probability of Iraq's slide to civil war.
12-08-2006 02:00"Israel has asked the Bush administration to hasten delivery of short-range anti-personnel rockets armed with cluster munitions"
"The newspaper said the United States maintained a moratorium in the 1980s on selling cluster munitions to Israel, after it learned civilians in Lebanon had been killed with the weapons during the 1982 Israeli invasion"