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UK Anti-militarism Newswire Archive

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Tensions between US and Russia erupt in mutual recriminations

04-06-2007 19:47

In the run-up to this week’s Group of 8 summit of industrialized nations in Germany, tensions between the United States and Russia have led to an extraordinary series of public clashes on issues ranging from a US plan to install interceptor missiles and radar stations in Eastern Europe, to a US and European-backed push for Kosovan independence, to Washington’s arms shipments to Lebanon, to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s crackdown against oppositionist forces within Russia.

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EDO MBM, The Defence Manufacturers Association, and the Masons

04-06-2007 18:30

Questions arise out of UK arms trade lobby group DMA disclosure of corporate directors.

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Peace In The Park Radio

04-06-2007 13:35

Audio report from Peace In the Park (Sheffield, June 2 2007)

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More Peace in the Park Pictures

04-06-2007 13:20

Additional photos of a Sunny Saturday in Endcliffe Park

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JFK Four: Connecting Propaganda Dots from Jamaat al-Muslimeen to Hugo Chávez?

03-06-2007 19:45

Russell Defreitas, the elderly and hapless patsy ensnared by the FBI for the crime of dreaming up a fantastical plot to blow up Kennedy Airport, “may have been inspired by Osama bin Laden,” however “was not an al-Qaida wannabe, according to authorities.

According to the corporate media, Defreitas may prove to be a convenient link to Jamaat al-Muslimeen and Hugo Chávez, as the former is basically insignificant beyond the realm of kidnapping and drug smuggling, while the latter is a big fish with a lot of oil at his disposal and the neocons would love to demonize him as a terrorist, thus working toward his overthrow.

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Brian Haw – six years in the square!

03-06-2007 17:56

Brian has lived in London’s Parliament Square for 6 years – nearly 2,200 days and nights of eating, sleeping, and talking to passers-by opposite the so-called `Mother of all Parliaments`. Here are 20 photos of the day on which he clocked up 6 years of his magnificent protest.

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Gordon Brown....Hustings in Oxford June 10

03-06-2007 17:11

Protest Gordon Brown and New Labour in Oxford on June 10th. Troups out of Afghanistan and Iraq now!

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Photos from Sheffield's Peace in The Park

02-06-2007 20:47

This years Peace in the Park festival was held in Encliffe Park on 2nd June 2007 and it was the biggest yet.

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Renowned writers and performers to join Faslane 365 Blockade on June 5th, 10.00

02-06-2007 12:43

A.L. Kennedy, Roger Lloyd Pack, Rebecca Thorn and Leon Rosselson will be among a host of authors, poets, singer-songwriters and actors taking part in the second Power of the Word “speak-out” at the North Gate of the Faslane nuclear submarine base in Scotland on Tuesday June 5, starting at 10.00 a.m.

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Iraq's Militias Under the US Surge: Killing with Impunity

01-06-2007 22:56

The raid on the Finance Ministry in Baghdad by 40 policemen in 19 vehicles who calmly cordoned off the street in front of the building before abducting five Britons shows how little has changed in the Iraqi capital despite US reinforcements and a new security plan.

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The Secret Carnage: 78,000 Iraqis Have Been Killed by Coalition Airstrikes

01-06-2007 22:53

An estimated 78,000 Iraqis were killed by U.S. and Coalition air strikes from the start of the war through June of last year, an article in "The Nation" magazine says.

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G8 Report Round Up - 1st June - Bombodrom Besieged!

01-06-2007 21:16

G8 News round up taken from reports on Indymedia Germay - 1st June 2007

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IAEA Chief Warns of "Crazies" Seeking Iran War

01-06-2007 20:59

Note that these are not "new crazies", as they were also the ones behind the catastrophes in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Terrorism Defined

01-06-2007 11:18

The real meaning of terrorism.

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Camping campaigners in byelaws battle (and a party invite!)

01-06-2007 11:06

Knickers to SOCRAP - Knickers to the byelaws!
New byelaws for Britain''s nuclear weapons factory - AWE Aldermaston - came into force yesterday. This brief article reflects on the implications for campaigners and challenges being mounted to yet another criminalisation of protest ... and invites women to join the peace camp for a fabulous camp birthday cocktail party on 9 June.

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BAE Systems - Coming To A Hotel Near You?!

31-05-2007 23:08

BAE Systems, the infamous arms dealers, are holding a number of recruitment events in the UK. This company is responsible for the deaths of thousands of people bombed, shot and murdered across the globe

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4th of July 2007 - USAF - Menwith Hill Demonstration

31-05-2007 16:00

4th of July 2007 - USAF - Menwith Hill Demonstration
Annual 'Independence FROM America' demonstration

Wednesday 4 July 2007 - 12 noon - 5pm

Speakers -
Mark Steel - comedian and socialist columist
Anas Alkitriki - spokesman - British Muslim Initiative
and apppearance of a special guest


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Lord Brians sixth anniversary.

31-05-2007 13:40

It is Brian Haws sixth anniversary on 2nd June. There will be a party.

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Public Meeting: Craig Murray: After Blair -- breaking with Bush's Endless War

31-05-2007 13:08

Craig Murray: After Blair -- breaking with Bush's Endless War
Sheffield Stop the War Coalition public meeting:

Wednesday 20 June, 7pm 'After Blair-- breaking with Bush's Endless War'

With Guest speakers:

Craig Murray (former UK ambassador to Uzbekistan)
Rose Gentle (Military Families Against the War)
Andrew Murray (National Chair Stop the War Coalition)

Quaker Meeting House, James Street, Sheffield.

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Dreaming of a True Memorial Day

30-05-2007 22:38

I took a visiting friend to view the tomb of Martin Luther and Coretta Scott King. We went inside Ebenezer Baptist Church, where Dr. King once preached, and listened to him give his own oration on how he would like to be remembered:

"If any of you are around when I have to meet my day, I don't want a long funeral. And if you get somebody to deliver the eulogy, tell them not to talk too long. Every now and then I wonder what I want them to say. Tell them not to mention that I have a Nobel Peace Prize, which isn't important. Tell them not to mention that I have three or four hundred other awards, that's not important. Tell them not to mention where I went to school. I'd like somebody to mention that day, that Martin Luther King, Jr. tried to give his life serving others. I'd like for somebody to say that day, that Martin Luther King, Jr. tried to love somebody. I want you to be able to say that day, that I did try to feed the hungry. And I want you to be able to say that day, that I did try, in my life, to clothe those who were naked. I want you to say, on that day, that I did try, in my life, to visit those who were in prison. I want you to say that I tried to love and serve humanity.

"Yes, if you want to say that I was a drum major, say that I was a drum major for justice; say that I was a drum major for righteousness. And all of the other shallow things will not matter. I won't have any money to leave behind. I won't have the fine and luxurious things of life to leave behind. But I just want to leave a committed life behind."
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