UK Anti-militarism Newswire Archive
08-09-2009 14:53Despite Disarm DSEi's refusal to negotiate with the police, the planned demo visited a number of investors in the Arms Trade. Protestors arriving at the meetup were surprised to find a very small police presence, and a noticeable lack of FIT teams and police cameras.
In the first of a series of web chats on Copenhagen with government ministers, David Miliband replies to your questions". OK, so it's MSM hosted, but no reason not to take the opp. to take this grinning buffoon to task, eh?
08-09-2009 08:39A medical worker who came out of Mu’l’li-vaaykkaal during the last days of the war on the NE Sri Lankan coast last May reveals shocking evidence which had so far only been rumoured.....meanwhile, conditions in Sri Lanka’s militarised internment camps continue where over 250,000 civilians remain in captivity, what critics have called “the world’s biggest open air prison”.
Monday morning, and with ITT sponsoring a pre-DSEi conference at the QE2 Conference Centre in Victoria, a meet and greet event was organised for 8 in the morning. Arriving about 20 minutes early, the first sight to greet the eyes is 3 police vans and a sea of yellow jackets clustered around the entrance door. As I get closer, I see that someone must have got there much earlier, as the central glass panel is redecorated with an antiwar slogan. Railings are being erected around the site, and as I draw closer I am approached by a copper who calls me by a name that is definitely not mine. He informs me that someone has applied for permission to demonstrate, and that they have provided a designated protest area to facilitate our right to protest. I point out that I am nothing to do with the application, and that I would not be joining anyone who had applied for state permission to exercise the right to protest. He then proceeds to threaten me with a SOCPA arrest if I don't enter the pen.
07-09-2009 23:13LARC, Fieldgate Street (nearest tube Whitechapel), 7pm
07-09-2009 21:41Trafalgar Squares 4th plinth was focus of protest against arms trade today
07-09-2009 15:20Chris Cole, peace activist, was arrested this morning following a protest at the UK Defence Conference held QE Conference Centre in London. Cole spray painted anti-arms trade messages and poured red blood outside the centre. He has been charged with £2,000 work of criminal damage and bailed to appear at Horseferry Magistrates Court on 17th September.
07-09-2009 09:39Between 2000 and 2008 ITT was awarded support contracts with US Special Operations Command worth $147,167,316.00
By working for SOCOM, ITT shows its support for their mission of overseeing the United States Special Forces involved in clandestine and covert actions including top secret CIA assassination missions illegal under international law.
Not, never, willing to acknowledge that the Afghan war is in fact a war, Washington and Brussels from the NATO summit in April until now have attempted to justify their troop buildups in South Asia as motivated primarily by insuring that the second presidential election in Afghanistan since the joint U.S.-NATO invasion of 2001 proceeded uninterrupted. A ruthless counterinsurgency and bombing campaign was thus portrayed as another war for democracy.
06-09-2009 22:06Germany's worst atrocity since WW2 used EDO MBM components made in Brighton.
06-09-2009 20:32At the same time as Disarm DSEi and others hold a noise demo outside the pre-DSEi arms industry conference at the QEII Conference Centre in Westminster on Monday (7 September, from 8am), I will be there (with others hopefully) commencing my five-day "famine" and series of vigils for the victims - both direct and indirect - of the arms trade.
06-09-2009 18:20After the policing of the Climate Camp, many people are curious about how DSEi will be policed this year.