UK Anti-militarism Newswire Archive
09-04-2007 18:23The Brits really should've quit while they were ahead . . .
Too late now.
08-04-2007 11:24The Register carried an unusually gung-ho article yesterday about the US upgrading it's submarine base at Diego Garcia. Despite salivating over the military hardware and name dropping everyone from James Bond to the SBS, it was left to someone in the comments section to point out that the island was shamefully stolen from it's inhabitants by the British.
08-04-2007 01:26From 28 March 2007
Link to radio programme Against The Grain from Californian anti-war radio station KPFA
07-04-2007 23:23It's just been announced on TV that the UK marines and sailors are being given special permission to sell their stories to the press. You won't need to agree with my previous analysis that they were used as pawns by both governments to be flabbergasted by this.
07-04-2007 15:51NuLab mass murderer Tony Bliar, the grinning gimp, launched a new YouTube Channel today. Already they have 16 videos up. Not one of them is about Iraq, which is the only issue most voters relate to Labour now.
Now, if I promise to safetly burn down my local Labour party office will someone else hack this piece of shite website for me ?
USAF Lakenheath Demonstration!
WEDNESDAY 18TH APRIL
from 4 p.m. at Gate 1,
on the A 1065,
--to welcome the Vanunu Freedom cyclists on their way to London from Faslane
-- to take part in the annual vigil remembering the bombing of Libya (April 1986) from this base
-- to sustain our protest over the nuclear and cluster bombs at
--to Say ‘Don’t attack Iran’ ( missions could be flown from this US base)
07-04-2007 00:06Here is the full transcript of Captain's Air's interview with Sky news, which confirms that the mission was to spy on Iran, in the context of ongoing coalition war preparations.
06-04-2007 23:59Jundullah members captured in Iran after blowing up a bus with members of the Revolutionary Guard onboard back in February “said they had been trained for the mission at a secret location in Pakistan.” Back in 2003, the CIA established “secret bases” in Pakistan, ostensibly to hunt for the dead Osama bin Laden and his dour pranksters, that is to say patsies and mental deficients.
06-04-2007 18:16This article by Professor Boyle, first published in February 1986 provides an incisive historical review of Washington's foreign policy agenda during the Iran Hostage crisis and the Iran-Iraq war.
It is of particular relevance to an understanding both of the US sponsored Iraq war as well as the foreign policy stance of the Bush adminstration in relation to Tehran.
It is worth noting that the Reagan administration's anti-Iranian policy was conducted by many of the same NeoConservatives who are today working for the Bush Junior Adminstration
06-04-2007 17:50The ‘Lakenheath 8’ Pete, Richie, Mell, Lesley G, Lesley A, Margaret, Irene and Emma now have their trial dates for the action they took last October. The trial will take place on the 6th, 10th and 11th of July 2007 at Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk courts.
06-04-2007 15:16What were Iran's likely reasons for arresting the 15 British service-people, and who have been the winners and losers in the hostage crisis?
06-04-2007 02:57Considering the illegal, Covert War already underway, and the full-scale Act of Aggression being plotted by Israel, the US, and possibly Britain as well, it's interesting that no real, plausible explanation has been offered for this incident.
Considering the ages and appearances of these troops, it's most likely that they were intentionally offered up to capture, in order to further the demonization of Iran in the run-up to war.
06-04-2007 02:50Glorigying monsters is one way world governments perpetuate this cycle of wars.
05-04-2007 17:54Fourteen volunteers from Brighton Tubas Friendship and Solidarity Group arrived in occupied Palestine today, Thurs 5th April, for a 10 day cultural exchange and fact finding tour.
05-04-2007 11:19Iran’s release of the 15 British naval personnel captured in the Gulf is the dénouement of a humiliating episode for the Blair government and for British imperialism.
04-04-2007 15:46When the big fish of British journalism enter the much bigger pond of the American prestige press, they understand that success requires a willingness to massage elite American prejudices.