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UK Anti-militarism Newswire Archive
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Trident Ploughshares activists working with Bikes Block Bombs, Scrap Cars-Scrap Trident, Aldermaston Women, and Eastern-region CND have blockaded 4 gates at AWE Aldermaston today. They are protesting at the building of new nuclear weapons facilities and the lack of democratic accountability.
The surprise blockades have caused massive road blockages and construction vehicles have been prevented from getting into Aldermaston.
The Obama regime has predictably not issued a single word of concern or protest in the face of one of the worst massacres of Peruvian civilians in this decade – perpetrated by one of America’s closest remaining allies in Latin America.
This article shows how Mothercare Plc are trying to ignore the fact that their sponsorship of the Baby Show is helping to fund the global trade in weapons, and that they are fully aware of it.
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EMERGENCY PROTEST FOR A FULL PUBLIC INQUIRY INTO IRAQ WAR
MONDAY 15 JUNE, 3.00PM: PARLIAMENT SQUARE
Brighton Tubas Friendship and Solidarity Group Press Release
Demonstration 5pm Today – Free Palestine, Boycott Israel
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After the electoral fraud and widespread crack down of the opposition in Iran, Iranians abroad have been protesting outside Iranian embassies ever since. London winessed a demonstration of this kind every day since the election date. On Monday 15th of June Iranian students living and studying across the UK are expected to go to london to show their support for their fellow country men and women who are protesting on the streets in many Iranian cities. The below is a Statement of a group of Iranian stutents in the UK who are urging the British public to show their solidarity to the Iranian people by encouraging the British media to reflect the whole story in Iran, as well as encouraging the British govornment to pursue a legal and freere-election in Iran through diplomatic relations.
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As this is being written, official announcements in Iran today of a landslide victory by incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad are being met with cries of “fraud” by supporters of his principal challenger, former Prime Minister Mir-Hossein Mousavi.
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During 2009, seven out of ten civilians killed by the Obama and NATO
military machines have been women and children. Clearly, the Obama regime
has failed on the metric of civilian casualties.
US and NATO forces are stationed in and have airbases or access to them in three nations that border Iran - Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan - and nearby in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Georgia, Bulgaria and Romania and Washington's and Brussels' military integration of Azerbaijan will add to the encirclement of the country.
The anarchist media collective a-films has just published a new short film ("A Sip of Coffee"/26min) from the destroyed Nahr al-Bared Refugee Camp in northern Lebanon.
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Three people have been charged with £32,000 worth of criminal damage to the Raytheon Rooftop between december 2008 and january this year, around the time Israel bombarded Gaza with weapons made by Raytheon . One of the charged Elijah Smith was heard saying "I am the accuser not the accused".
While most Americans celebrate Independence Day, for us, Saturday 4th July is Independence Day FROM America Day. There will be a demo from 5pm at the main gate to Menwith Hill, nr, Harrogate, HG3 2RF.
Sumud association was born in order to offer our cooperation to those who endure oppression and refuse to resign themselves, without paternalism and with the awareness that what those people most need is not charity but help in their fight for justice.
The concrete and ambitious project we are proposing to everyone who shares our spirit is to take part in a work brigade in the Palestinian refugee camp of Ein el-Hilweh in the south of Lebanon. Ein el-Hilweh is a real ghetto where the almost 100.000 Palestinians have been living for generations in a terrible situation.
On Monday, campaigners angry at Sri Lanka's recent military assault on the Tamil Tigers organised a protest outside Nottingham's Trent Bridge Cricket Ground.
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Over 2,000 servicemen from ten countries of the alliance (Britain, Germany, Denmark, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, the USA, France and Estonia) participate in ten-day Baltops-2009 drills which are held within the scope of NATO’s Partnership for Peace Program. Finland and Sweden, which do not hold NATO’s membership, provided their territories, army bases and troops for the drills
Peace activists from Germany, Finland and the UK are joining the Swedish anti-militarist network Ofog in disrupting NATO's largest aerial exercise of 2009 this week in Swedish Lapland.
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Global military spending rose 4% in 2008 to a record $1,464bn (£914bn) - up 45% since 1999, according to the Stockholm-based peace institute Sipri. It's great that British companies are profitting
Small Arms and ammunition are supplied across the Globe, including the US and Germany.
Dr. David Halpin is a retired trauma surgeon from Devon