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UK Anti-militarism Newswire Archive

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Operation Gladio - NATO's Secret Armies, P1 and P2`Lodge explained

10-01-2008 20:44

According to several whistleblowers Gladio was one of NATOs most Top Secret Operations ever. The plan was ostenibly to plant arms caches and train saboterus to operate behind enemy lines should the Soviet Union invade Europe.
In fact these arms caches were used by fascists officer cardres and specially selected NATO Special Forces soldiers to ferment terror in Europe that was then blamed on the far left.
At least three murderous terror groups associated with left-wing political causes in Europe have since been exposed as no more than NATO Intelligence 'front organisations'.

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Tony Blair Joins JP Morgan Fascist Coup Financiers

10-01-2008 13:30

... true colours shining through...

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Afghanistan: The 'good war' is a bad war

10-01-2008 12:06

In his latest article for the New Statesman, John Pilger describes how the invasion of Afghanistan, which was widely supported in the West as a 'good war' and justifiable response to 9/11, was actually planned months before 9/11 and is the latest instalment of 'a great game'.

"To me, I confess, [countries] are pieces on a chessboard upon which is being played out a game for dominion of the world."
Lord Curzon, viceroy of India, speaking about Afghanistan, 1898

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Nuclear-Free Future Walk - London to Geneva - Apr-Jul 2008

10-01-2008 11:09

Following on from this year's successful 900-mile Nuclear-Free Future Walk from Dublin to London, organised by Footprints for Peace, the same group will be staging another this year from London to Geneva, through France. The UK stretch will go from London to Portsmouth, starting on 26 April, the anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster.


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Women peace activists imprisoned - send support

10-01-2008 10:49

On 9 January two women peace campaigners were imprisoned in Scotland for 40+ days after being convicted of £3,600 damage to the High Court in Edinburgh. Their action - on remembrance day 2006 - involved painting anti-war and anti-weapons slogans on the building.

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An Ominous Non-Event: The Gulf of Tonkin and the Strait of Hormuz

10-01-2008 10:34

Those either old enough to remember, or cognizant enough to understand history, will immediately be reminded of the infamous 'Gulf of Tonkin' incident, reported on August 2, 1964.

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Enough is Enough! Close Guantanamo Demo in Parliament Square, 6-8pm tomorrow

10-01-2008 10:20

Six years on, enough is enough. It's time to close Guantanamo. Join the London Guantanamo Campaign, Cageprisoners and others and call on the British government to act to close Guantanamo and bring back the remaining British residents. This is an authorised event.

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A friend of CUBA passes away…

10-01-2008 10:05

On the evening of Monday, January 7, Philip B. Agee passed away in Havana. The US citizen was a former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) official until he broke with the agency in 1968 for ethical reasons.

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"Guardians of Power" - Reviewing David Cromwell and David Edwards' book

10-01-2008 08:28

GUARDIANS OF POWER - The Myth of the Liberal Media
David Cromwell is a Scottish writer, activist and oceanographer at the National Oceanography Centre in Britain. David Edwards is also a UK writer who focuses on human rights, the environment and the media. Together they edit an extraordinary "UK-based media-watch project" called Media Lens. It "offers authoritative criticism of mainstream media bias and censorship, as well as providing in-depth analysis, quotes, media contact details and other resources."

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Pakistan and the "Global War on Terrorism"

09-01-2008 19:01

The existence of an outside enemy sustains the illusion that the "war on terrorism" is real. It justifies and presents military intervention as a humanitarian operation based on the right to self-defense. It upholds the illusion of a "conflict of civilizations". The underlying purpose ultimately is to conceal the real economic and strategic objectives behind the broader Middle East Central Asian war.

Historically, Pakistan has played a central role in "war on terrorism". Pakistan constitutes from Washington's standpoint a geopolitical hub. It borders onto Afghanistan and Iran. It has played a crucial role in the conduct of US and allied military operations in Afghanistan as well as in the context of the Pentagon's war plans in relation to Iran.

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Six years of Guantanamo - Orange Friday National Events

08-01-2008 11:05

After the US government declared war on Afghanistan, hundreds of people were kidnapped by the Northern Alliance and US military forces under "suspicion" of fighting for the Taliban. What was carefully hidden were the leaflets distributed among mainly Northern Alliance fighters and tribal leaders which encouraged them to kidnap anyone they suspected of fighting.. for a $20,000 dollar reward.

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The CPP-NPA-NDF “Hit List” - a preliminary report

08-01-2008 09:48

Pol Pot & Jose Maria Sison
It is essential to understand the real scope of the assassination policy of Left activists pursued, after the 1992 crisis, by the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), its military arm, the New People’s Army (NPA) and its politico-diplomatic arm, the National Democratic Front (NDF).

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The United States' Selfish Solicitude

07-01-2008 18:55

Interference with another country's internal affairs violates international law. In contrast to this, the neo-conservatives' revolutionary way of thinking preaches "democratic interference" with all the consequences we are now observing in Afghanistan and Iraq. Has US "democratic interference" led the world into barbaric times?

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Israeli army develops a new killing bulldozer

07-01-2008 13:00

The Israel Defense Force (IDF) has developed a tiny bulldozer for combat operations inside Palestinian cities, according to Bamahaneh, an Israeli military weekly. The tiny, olive-coloured machine, called "Lioness", is designed for rumbling down narrow roads and paths in the closer quarters of Palestinian cities but the main innovation, besides its small size, is a firing post for the driver. In previous operations, Israeli forces have sent full-size bulldozers ahead of ground troops, causing considerable damage to buildings.

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TOTAL petrol station demo in Chester

06-01-2008 21:59

On Saturday 5 January, in solidarity with the National League for Democracy (NLD), the Burmese monks and the oppressed people of Burma, members and supporters of Wrexham Women for Peace held a demonstration at the TOTAL petrol station on Hoole Road, Chester, calling for a general boycott of TOTAL until it severs its links with the Burmese military junta.

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Troop News (Three)

06-01-2008 18:15

Anti-war tips and hints for the new year, the Americans are having a stretched out election, Go'd'n Brown refused to stand for election here, so he's still candidate P.M. in waiting, let him wait, but for others, the local elections are on the horizon. Time to organise throughout the wards.How many of them can be removed? Consider replacements, raise the level of discussion, the 'sport' is change.

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Why do they attack us? (by Latuff)

05-01-2008 22:56

Why do they attack us?
Copyleft artwork by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff, on behalf of the brave Palestinian people and their struggle against U.S. backed IsraHell's state terrorism.

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Stop St Athan

05-01-2008 16:41

Anti-Military Demonstration.

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Iraqi soldier kills 2 US troops

05-01-2008 15:01

The U.S. military said Saturday that an Iraqi soldier apparently shot dead two American service members for "reasons that are as yet unknown" while they were on a joint patrol north of the capital.

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The phantom terrorists of the War on Terror [Part 1: The Liquid Bombers]

05-01-2008 08:44

"The stories we know about the most famous terrorists and the best known terrorist plots do not match up with the facts. DeepJournal created a seven part series detailing this issue, starting off with the case of the Liquid Bombers. The limitations for liquids on airports are the result of the near attack by these so-called Liquid Bombers. Their plot was foiled just in time in August of 2006. Or was it?
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