UK Anti-militarism Newswire Archive
04-06-2007 19:47In 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.
04-06-2007 18:30Questions arise out of UK arms trade lobby group DMA disclosure of corporate directors.
03-06-2007 19:45Russell 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.
03-06-2007 17:11Protest Gordon Brown and New Labour in Oxford on June 10th. Troups out of Afghanistan and Iraq now!
02-06-2007 12:43A.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.
01-06-2007 22:56The 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.
01-06-2007 22:53An 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.
01-06-2007 20:59Note that these are not "new crazies", as they were also the ones behind the catastrophes in Iraq and Afghanistan.
31-05-2007 23:08BAE 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
Wednesday 4 July 2007 - 12 noon - 5pm
Mark Steel - comedian and socialist columist
Anas Alkitriki - spokesman - British Muslim Initiative
and apppearance of a special guest
Organised by CAMPAIGN for the ACCOUNTABILITY of AMERICAN BASES (CAAB)
31-05-2007 13:40It is Brian Haws sixth anniversary on 2nd June. There will be a party.
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.
30-05-2007 22:38I 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."