UK Anti-militarism Newswire Archive
06-09-2009 07:08At 9pm this Monday, campaigners will gather at Camden Lock to set adrift six floating candles, one for each of the Western Saharan students arrested and beaten by Moroccan police whilst on their way to a peace conference in Oxford.
05-09-2009 22:52"Women protesters can face worse. On Aug. 14, a young mother was grabbed by police while participating nonviolently in a large protest. They separated her from male detainees and drove her out of town, where four officers of the National Police raped her and then raped her again with a baton.
Rapes while in custody, assassinations and disappearances that are terrorizing Hondurans remain largely unreported in the U.S. press. On July 11, for example, Roger Ivan Bados, a longtime trade unionist and activist in the opposition party Union Democrática, was forcibly removed from his home and killed. Others who participate in demonstrations or other activities have been kidnapped, then found dead."
05-09-2009 22:49Great to hear him weigh in on the issue.
He also said any attack on Iran would be "an act of Madness" that would enflame the entire region, if not the world.
"Western nations and others worry Iran is moving toward development of nuclear warheads."
No they don't. Their own intelligence services have said there is no such program in existence, nor does Iran show a desire to move towards weaponization.
The ONLY people claiming otherwise, entirely without evidence, are the Israeli, American, and British Extremists who plotted to attack the oil-rich regional rival, long before Ahmadinejad or the atomic energy program were issues.
These are the same people who lied to us about the threat posed by Iraq's non-existent arsenal of WMD, in order to scare us all into a nightmare of a war and occupation.
05-09-2009 12:49Details in brief
Date: Monday 7th September
Time: Meeting to start 7.30 pm
Location: Friends Meeting House, 12 Jesus Lane, Cambridge
05-09-2009 00:00Disarm DSEi will be meeting at 12 noon on Tuesday 8th September outside the Royal Bank of Scotland on Whitechapel High Street, near Aldgate East Tube, before going on to visit several companies in the City of London that invest in the arms trade.
[Head of the UN International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Mohamed ElBaradei, interview with the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 1 September 2009]
04-09-2009 08:38The Guardian article depicts a deeply misleading picture of the US in the Middle East and the wider world, as we have often explained in our books and in media alerts. We are to believe that the world’s number one rogue state is searching for benign solutions to the world’s most “intractable problems”. This fiction is standard in corporate media coverage.
04-09-2009 07:37noticable lack of uk mainstarem media coverage of this story so far..so am reposting here
03-09-2009 21:45From the 8th – 11th September DSEi, the worlds largest arms fair, is being held at the eXcel centre in docklands. Delegations from around the world will converge in London to browse for equipment to carry on the oppression of civilians.
03-09-2009 17:10Just a reminder about protests against the DSEi arms fair are taking place next week. This year protests will centre on the investors in the arms trade in The City rather than concentrating on the ExCeL Centre.
03-09-2009 13:24Disarm DSEi explain their reasons for negotiating with the police for protest against the arms fair on 8th September.