UK Anti-militarism Newswire Archive
12-07-2007 16:48First in a series of video updates froom the Smash EDO Campaign
12-07-2007 09:15The first news stories about the most notorious massacre of the Vietnam War were picked up the morning after from an Army publicity release. These proved fairly typical for the war. On its front page, the New York Times labeled the operation in and around a village called My Lai 4 (or "Pinkville," as it was known to U.S. forces in the area) a significant success. "American troops caught a North Vietnamese force in a pincer movement on the central coastal plain yesterday, killing 128 enemy soldiers in day-long fighting." United Press International termed what happened there an "impressive victory," and added a bit of patriotic color: "The Vietcong broke and ran for their hide-out tunnels. Six-and-a-half hours later, ‘Pink Village' had become ‘Red, White and Blue Village."
12-07-2007 06:01Israeli Military, Extremists Prepare For Next War
11-07-2007 21:35UK Government Was Willing to Break International Law to Quash BAE Investigation
(Source: Campaign Against Arms Trade; issued July 9, 2007)
11-07-2007 17:09Cdn Prime Minister Harper says he has no desire to prolong Canada’s combat mission in southern Afghanistan beyond 2009
10-07-2007 15:38I am 14 years old, and am being dragged through the courts on a jumped up charge, whilst the police make every attempt to make me plead guilty.
10-07-2007 09:21On the one hand, “al-Qaeda” supposedly declares a hankering to attack Iran, while on the other, according to NewsroomAmerica, “al-Qaeda” is “using Iran to organize and launch operations against U.S. and coalition forces in Iraq and elsewhere, western officials say…. The Financial Times reports that while the extent of al-Qaeda operations based in Iran isn’t clear, it is believed to be taking place with the direct approval of Iran’s hardline Islamic government.”
Around 40 activists from across Wales met on Sat. 7 July at the Temple of Peace in Cardiff to plan a campaign against the building of a new military academy at St Athan. The vast, privately-owned training school will be run by a consortium ‘Metrix’, with partners including arms manufacturers Raytheon and the Open University. Plans for the academy have been welcomed by all the major political parties in Wales, and by Wales TUC.
09-07-2007 13:25DESO, the government department for funding and lobbying for the UK arms industry, is to be scrapped.
09-07-2007 12:35Everywhere I visit from Copenhagen to Istanbul, Patagonia to Mexico City, journalists and academics, trade unionists and businesspeople, as well as ordinary citizens, inevitably ask me why the US public tolerates the killing of over a million Iraqis over the last two decades, and thousands of Afghans since 2001?
09-07-2007 08:00Why is there such anguish over Blair's legacy? Labour in power serve the same interests as the conservatives and Blair was part of that tradition.
08-07-2007 22:48Footprints for Peace are a group of people from Australia. They are on an Interfaith peace walk which started in Dublin and aims to be in London on August 6th to mark the anniversary of Hiroshima Day. They have already stopped at several nuclear facilities like Fillingdales, Faslane, and Sellafield and they will later be stopping at Aldermaston. They will be arriving in Nottingham on Saturday 14th July.