UK Anti-militarism Newswire Archive
07-12-2006 04:53Interview in spanish/english to Brian Haw, pacifist living and acting in front of the British Parliament
Entrevista en español/inglés con este pacifista
que puede ser expulsado de Parliament Square el próximo lunes día 11 de diciembre
06-12-2006 23:26On the 13th November, the British Prime Minister made a series of remarks aimed at wooing Iran and Syria to help the Middle East Peace Process and solve the Iraqi crisis. The following day, in response, the right wing and conservative British newspaper, the Daily Telegraph, ran two different but related stories.
04-12-2006 10:17Abdul Aziz al-Hakim, the leader of the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI) and the main Shiite political rival of the anti-occupation cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, is in the US today for personal discussions with George Bush. Coming just days after the meeting between Bush and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, Hakim’s visit is another sign of preparations for an armed confrontation with the Sadrist Mahdi Army militia in its Baghdad stronghold and an attempt by the US to refashion its puppet regime in Iraq.
04-12-2006 07:22UK RMT Gen Secretary recently visited San Francisco and spoke at a conference on international labor solidarity for transportation workers.
03-12-2006 21:42On Iraq, there is some dissent, some unease, some sense that there might be other purposes involved than 'liberation', but when it comes to Afghanistan there is at most a sense that the damned place may be beyond repair, despite our best efforts to create a thriving democracy with equal rights for women there. There is an almost foolproof way to establish that this is indeed the effort underway: you demand proof that anything else is the case, and when it is presented, you dismiss it as a conspiracy theory.
03-12-2006 14:56On Friday five people, who in August along with 12 others carried out inspections of Prestwick Airport to look for evidence of US munitions bound for Israel for use the Lebanon conflict, were acquitted of all charges against them at Ayr Sheriff Court.
03-12-2006 10:53With the Government White Paper on the future of Britain's nuclear weapons due out on Monday 4 December, this is your chance to show your opposition to further development of Britain's WMD capacity, such as the laser facility being built at Aldermaston. You are welcome to come and get involved in a wide variety of ways, you don't need to risk getting arrested. Check out Block The Builders website for comprehensive coverage of the background to the action and practical info for protestors.
02-12-2006 20:32“If, in willful or blind ignorance, we do not challenge our government to change the role of our troops from aggression to genuine peacekeeping and reconstruction, we are all responsible for the Afghan and Canadian lives about to be lost.”
02-12-2006 20:31A small group of protesters at Faslane Naval base were arrested at around 18:30 for holding a nativity-themed blockade at the North Gate to the base. The group of radical Christians are currently being taken to Clydebank Police Office to be held, presumably until Sunday afternoon or Monday morning.
02-12-2006 14:35“Although the Democrats are very uncomfortable with the way the Iraq policy is being executed, they are at pains not to appear that they are shortchanging troops in the field,” Loren Thompson, CEO of the Lexington Institute, yet another “think tank,” this one connected at the hip to the neocon infested Center for Strategic and International Studies, told the Associated Press. “This is their opportunity to show that they, too, are pro-defense,” that is to say pro-killing Iraqis in prodigious numbers with an inventory of truly heinous weapons.