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UK Anti-militarism Newswire Archive

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Extrajudicial Assassinations As Official Israeli Policy

21-11-2008 21:25

Throughout its history, Israel willfully and systematically committed premeditated extrajudicial killings of Palestinians and other Arabs as official state policy - carried out with explicit high-level political, judicial and military authorization and allegedly in "self-defense" against individuals threatening Israeli security.

Almost never do Israeli government or military officials show evidence that targeted individuals acted violently or threatened Jewish citizens. Simply calling them "terrorists" is justification enough - to kill them extrajudicially, with no recourse to due process or respect for international law that bans the practice for any reason.

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Anti-Militarist Gathering, 29th & 30th Nov, details and agenda call-out

21-11-2008 19:10


The end of November will see anti-war, anti-militarist and peace activists from across the UK and beyond meet in Edinburgh. In these times of instability, it is vital that resistance to war and the military is as strong as possible.

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FULL CIRCLE - from weapons to wars to refugees

21-11-2008 14:21

To highlight the link between the arms trade and refugees, Shut Down H&K and No Borders Nottingham will be holding a demonstration on Saturday 29th November at 12:30 on Old Market Square in Nottingham called FULL CIRCLE – from weapons to wars to refugees.

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European Day of Action against War and Military Infrastructure - Reports

20-11-2008 19:19

Belgian Ministry of Defence splattered in "blood"
Reports and pics from various actions marking the European Day(s) of Action against War and Military Infrastructure (14-15 November 2008) are up on the European Peace Action website

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The masters of economic disaster are back

20-11-2008 08:56

It's not as if we at BAR didn't warn you. Barack Obama's first major act as
president-elect was to select as his chief of staff Rep. Rahm Emanuel, whose
"role as Chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee was to
insure that anti-war and other progressive candidates stayed out of the
running." So when do the protests begin? "Progressives for Obama and other
groups who promised to hold their idol accountable haven't gotten around to
doing so just yet or even announcing when the time will be right for their
tongues to become untied."

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Somalia: The Specter of Detrimental Trusteeship

20-11-2008 08:14

Somalia, invaded and occupied by Ethiopia with the encouragement of the
United States, is now to be reduced to a "trusteeship" of Addis Ababa, the
aggressor. "This is a case of putting the fox in charge of the barn so that
he may teach the chicken how to function in an orderly manner!" Those
Somalis that choose to recognize Ethiopia's authority will be targeted by
the resistance, deepening conflicts in that wounded society. That may be
Ethiopia's intention. "Ethiopia is set to discredit any vestige of
nationalist leadership and to spread violence and hate."

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Aldermaston case: “Guilty of trying to provide a better future for the world”

19-11-2008 01:40

Irene (left) with supporters outside court
Irene Willis appeared at West Berkshire Magistrates’ Court in Newbury on Friday 7 November 2008 to answer the charge of "wilfully obstructing a highway without lawful authority or excuse" at Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) Aldermaston, Berkshire, England on Monday 27 October, 2008, during the Aldermaston Big Blockade, organised by Trident Ploughshares.

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Israeli president met by noise demo

19-11-2008 01:03

The planned lecture by Shimon Peres in Oxford tonight was delayed by noisy protests outside.

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Obama's Intelligence Agenda

18-11-2008 18:24

While expectations may be high that the incoming Obama administration will
reverse many of the worst features of the Bush regime--from warrantless
wiretapping, illegal detention, torture, "targeted assassinations" and
preemptive war--now that the cheering has stopped, expect more of the same.

According to The Wall Street Journal [1], "President-elect Barack Obama is
unlikely to radically overhaul controversial Bush administration
intelligence policies, advisers say, an approach that is almost certain to
create tension within the Democratic Party."

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Politkovskaya murder trial opens in Moscow

17-11-2008 21:19

The trial has opened in Moscow of four men charged with involvement in the murder of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya.The court ruled this morning it would be open to the public. None of the men are directly accused of Politkovskaya’s murder.

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Sweden increases military presence in Afghanistan (by Latuff)

17-11-2008 19:02

Afghan quagmire
Copyleft artwork by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff.

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Are you an Obama Kool-Aid Drinker?

17-11-2008 01:44

If you an Obama Kool-Aid Drinker (like many Americans and other people around the globe), here are just a few articles about the Messiah himself that you might want to read:

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Boycott A4e

15-11-2008 20:09

A4e is a global corporation providing 'motivational' training for the unemplyed. Their business model depends on bounty's paid for every trainee they place in a job.

A4e works in partnership with BAe Systems

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Israeli President coming to the UK

15-11-2008 17:10

Shimon Peres, the President of Israel, is due to come to Oxford on Tuesday 18th November...

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Barack Obama: The Empire’s New Clothes

15-11-2008 14:36

Paul Krugman in the New York Times (a left-liberal Obama critic during the primary campaign) says there's "something wrong with you" if you weren't "teary-eyed" about Obama's election. Yes, numerous other radicals and I need to be put under psychiatric care because we didn't cry over the militantly bourgeois and openly imperialist Obama's presidential selection.

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BAE’s links with New Labour

15-11-2008 11:07

Further links between arms manufacturer BAE Systems and New Labour have emerged

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Human Rights Activist Recounts Path-Breaking Voyage to Break the Siege of Gaza

15-11-2008 08:24

Paul Larudee
Paul Larudee, co-founder of the Free Gaza Movement, described the elaborate measures taken to certify that the first historic voyage to break the Israeli siege of Gaza was completely harmless, non-violent, and transparent. Speaking to supporters in Sunnyvale, California, he said, “We don’t preach non-violence, we practice it!”

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Blackwaters accused for illegal smagling ..

15-11-2008 06:47

the company!!
A federal grand jury in North Carolina is investigating allegations the controversial private security firm Blackwater illegally shipped assault weapons and silencers to Iraq, hidden in large sacks of dog food, has learned. Despite four separate federal grand jury investigations of its operations, Blackwater's contract to provide security services for the US State Department was renewed earlier this year. The contract pays Blackwater $250 million a year

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Sussex Uni students vote to oust military from students union

14-11-2008 19:38

Yesterday, students at the students union agm voted to support a motion to withdraw support for all military funded bodies.
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