UK Anti-militarism Newswire Archive
12-09-2009 18:29After a rare week off from the noise demos to focus on the DSEi arms fair Smash EDO will be back outside EDO as usual for weekly noise demos on Wednesday between 4 and 6pm. Come along!
In the meantime, there has been a petition set up for the Foreign Office demo to demand an end to arms exports to Israel. Please support the decommissioners' actions by signing it and circulate widely. To add your signature go to http://www.petitiononline.com/decom1/petition.html
12-09-2009 15:36"He and Jorge Noguera met with Venezuelan military personal. I don't know if these meetings took place here in Colombia or in Venezuela, but I know they took place," Garcia revealed.
In response to the question; do you think the plot you are talking about was initiated by Jorge Noguera and the minister Londoño? Garcia responded, "No, I don't think it was. They were sought after, above all Londoño, was sought after by Venezuelan opposition sectors."
"Over there [in Venezuela] there was an opposition alliance; I think it was called the Democratic Bloc, that had made alliances with factions of the [AUC] in order to conspire against the government of President Chavez."
Research in the course of the last few years.
11-09-2009 07:18Protesters decide to hit the hotels early and wake up delegates for the DSEi conference and an small group hits AVIVA.
10-09-2009 17:38see previous post at http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2009/09/437756.html
10-09-2009 12:40the DSEi dinner (see - http://184.108.40.206/search?q=cache%3AoR4O_44AVKwJ%3Awww.appss.org.uk%2Ffiles%2Fdocuments%2FAPPSS%2FForthcoming%2520DMA%2520and%2520APPSS%2520Events.pdf+DMA+) is one of the key events of the DSEi arms fair
anti-militarists we aim to shut it down.
We are calling for a mass demo to try and shut down NATO on Friday the
13th of November, the first day of the assembly.
09-09-2009 16:44For video and photos visit http://www.lasthours.org.uk/
On September 8th 2009, protesters gathered in the City of London to demonstrate against the DSEi arms fair taking place in the Excel Centre in East London. Last Hours was using mobile updates to document the event.
09-09-2009 16:37A brief report on the Merchants of Death Guided Tour the London arm of Campaign Against the Arms Trade carried out today.
09-09-2009 16:36Today being the second day of DSEi, a group of about 20 had arranged to meet up and head for the ExCEL Centre. FIT were down the road from LARC and more turned up at Freedom, so no element of surprise was possible. We met up in a local park, and set off, attracting an ever larger gaggle of cops on the way to Tower Gateway, with more joining the throng at the station. By the time we got onto the train, there were almost as many cops as protestors. Arriving at Custom House DLR, one member of the group was pulled aside for a search under Section 1 for drugs. The rest of the group were escorted up the stairs to a walkway overlooking the centre and platform, where the sound system was switched on, banners put up and delegates generally abused using a powerful megaphone. The glass on the side of the walkway proved very effective for banging on as delegates gathered on the platform below.
09-09-2009 14:07Wednesday 9th September 2009 DSEi (1) Arms Fair, ExCEL Centre, Docklands, London.
London Catholic Workers Katrina Alton and Martin Newell poured red paint on to a sign advertising the DSEi Arms Fair [this morning at 8.30am]. The red paint represents the blood of the victims of the arms fair, on [the walkway which is the main pedestrian entrance to the arms fair by Custom House DLR station].
09-09-2009 00:28Windows were smashed and paint bombs thrown as hundreds of anti arms protesters descended on The City to voice their anger against the investors in the arms trade.
08-09-2009 23:50Smash EDO have a week off!
08-09-2009 19:45The Second World War, was supposed to be a ‘good war’, perhaps the only ‘good war’ of the last hundred years. This has been used again and again to justify the present social order. This idea of the ‘good war’ serves to reinforce the idea that, when it comes down to it, we must all rally together to defend democracy when it is threatened by something ‘much worse’...