UK Anti-militarism Newswire Archive
Exactly seven years later, UK's former Prime Minister Tony Blair, during his testimony before the "Iraq Inquiry", made the following statement:
"The decision I took - and frankly would take again - was if there was any possibility that he could develop weapons of mass destruction (WMD) we should stop him,"
(source: "I have no regrets says defiant Blair", Independent, 29 January 2010 http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/blair-insists-he-was-right-to-stop-saddam-1882847.html)
29-01-2010 17:07"Clinton said that a “cornerstone” of European security is the “sovereignty and territorial integrity of all states.” She repeated U.S. calls on Russia to honor the terms of a cease-fire agreement that ended the August 2008 Russia-Georgia war and the administration’s refusal to recognize Russia’s claims of independence for the breakaway Georgian regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia." Neither Cliton or the current author bother to recall for us that it was Russia that was the victum of a surprise attack from Georgia, a US "partner." I wonder why?
28-01-2010 19:20EDO Decommissioner Elijah Smith has recently been moved from HMP Lewes to HMP Sheppey Cluster (Elmley). He has now spent over one year on remand. Please take a moment to write to him.
27-01-2010 16:38Blair will give evidence to the Chilcot Inquiry into the Iraq war on January 29. The law allows local referenda to be held on any subject. There should be a referendum to demand that Blair is punished for his crimes.
26-01-2010 17:18Haití Can Awaken from the Dark Night of the Boar
by Amanda Huerta
"In 1986, Duvalier Jr. was toppled by a popular uprising, that watched the continuance of the dictatorship for two more years until in 1988 Leslie Manigat was elected to the presidency of the Republic, a noble government that was toppled by General Henri Namphy who was replaced that same September by General Prosper Avril. Avril, in power until 1990, had to contend with new revolts. His resignation opened the path to elections under international control and an apparent normalization of political life.
Jean-Bertrand Aristide, a Catholic priest who had advocated for the poor, obtained a brilliant victory in December of 1990. Coups d’etat, forced exile and return to power were all part of the first Aristide term, who was succeeded by René Preval. Aristide returned to power democratically, and in 2004 a coup d’etat organized and covered by the US obligated him to resign.
In this brief summary of the history of Haiti I omitted “small details” like the economic embargos, assassinations, persecutions, etcetera. Since 2004 the Haitian people have lived, anew, under old and new military occupations at the hands of the US, a country that to this day remains in military control with the collaboration (by omission or commission) of the UN and allied countries.
This same North American occupation force is that which today controls the airport, impeding and/or delaying the arrival of aid for Haiti, as has been denounced by the government of France and an infinity of journalists and reporters in Port au Prince."
26-01-2010 05:28Frankenstein would be Bonapartes
had eighteen pigs blown apart
This site offers a reward to people attempting a peaceful citizen’s arrest of the former British prime minister, Tony Blair, for crimes against peace.
25-01-2010 14:58Tony Blair will appear at the Iraq inquiry on Friday 29 January. on the same day anti-war British soldier lance corporal Joe Glenton will begin a preliminary hearing for a court martial. Glenton faces a decade in prison, Blair faces no prison sentence.
20-01-2010 23:44"There is no need for US military in Haiti?: Why have they arrived w/o obviously needed supplies? Just bullets. What is their purpose?"
Attila the Stockbroker
Steve White and the Protest Family
There are more acts to be announced and there will be a raffle and free veggie meals for the first 50 people through the door. Alabama 3 and Bamboo Clothing have donated prizes to the draw. This months benefit is for a 7 year old Afghan girl who was badly injured in a bombing incident last year. More details about her here:
More up to the minute details can be viewed at the myspace page.
20-01-2010 18:35"Further, the BBC, like most mainstream press today, targets Venezuela (as well as a short list of other countries like China), constantly highlighting what it perceives to be problems here in a way that it does not do for other countries. The media finds one or two mistakes or problems with the Venezuelan government, and uses it to discredit the Bolivarian revolution, and therefore, the possibility that other ways are possible. On the other hand, the 55% of Mumbai’s population living in slums, and the one billion people in the world living in slums and going without sufficient food, and so on, couldn’t possibly indicate that capitalism is the system that is failing."