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UK Anti-militarism Newswire Archive
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We are ruled by sociopaths and here is all the proof you need tightly encapsulated in one New York Times editorial "264 Days and Counting".
This one editorial lays bare for the world to see the criminally insane collective mindset of American political, media, and corporate elites.
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Given the crescendo of veiled and increasingly unveiled military threats by the US and Israel against Iran, one has to admire the Iranians for their coolness under extreme pressure. The latest despicable – and in some legal opinion, criminal – threat by the White House that it would use atomic weapons against nuclear-unarmed Iran in the event of a conflict has been dismissed by the authorities in Tehran, who say they remain determined to pursue their civilian nuclear energy programme.
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Afghanistan’s major product is opium and opium production has increased remarkably during the present war. The current NATO action around Marjah is clearly motivated by opium. It is reported to be Afghanistan’s main opium-producing area. Why then won’t people consider that the real agenda of the Afghan war has been control of the opium trade?
Most of the world has reconciled and submitted itself to the domination of one global military superpower and its equally global military alliance with barely a murmur. An unparalleled political and moral capitulation.
Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center www.imemc.org for Wednesday April 21st, 2010.
Fifth annual conference on Popular resistance starts in Bilin, while the army detains civilians from the West Bank. These stories and more are coming up, stay tuned.
Newsletter on campaigns and actions against war profiteers, with special sections on the war profiteer and the campaign of the month. You can find the full newsletter at: http://wri-irg.org/epublish/19/377
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“What is disturbing about this summit in Washington is the fact that the real threat to global security is nuclear war between countries. It is not Al-Qaeda which in any event is an intelligence asset of the CIA, which is the threat, ”Chossudovsky acknowledged. “It is an elusive network of organizations. The real threat is the threat of nuclear war and particularly the threat of a nuclear attack by the United States and Israel directed against Iran.”
The Peace Prize winner in the White House continues to beat the drums of war with Iran, in perfect synch with the corporate media orchestra. “The New York Times was made privy to what has been called a ‘parlor game,’ of ‘Imagining an Israeli Strike on Iran’” – apparently in the spirit of the old motivational slogan, “If you can conceive it, you can achieve it.”
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Joe Glenton is an ordinary, decent man who committed his life to the defense of his country only to find himself participating in an aggressive war against a poor and far-off country that has neither the resources nor the will to be any threat to his own country. He is now being criminalized for his unwillingness to participate in an illegal, immoral war and for speaking out against the actions of criminals with power.
Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center www.imemc.org forThursday April 15, 2010.
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In his latest statement, President Obama has violated the Charter of the United Nations (UN) by openly threatening Iran with an imminent nuclear attack. In response, Iran submitted an official letter of complaint to the United Nations.
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A peaceful protest took place outside the Counter Terror Expo at Olympia against the profits made from terrorising people around the world and the increasing use of surveillance systems to control and document our lives. London, UK. 14/04/2010 Photographs copyright (C) 2010 Peter Marshall. All rights reserved.
Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center www.imemc.org for Wednesday April 14, 2010.
At the bustling Counter Terror Expo in London’s Olympia this week they are giving top billing to the security industry’s favourite politician. “The most experienced cabinet minister of modern times”, they call him: Dr John Reid.
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Military spending in all its myriad forms works out to represent 53.3 percent of total US federal spending. US military spending isn't just half of the US budget. It is also half of the entire global spending on war and weaponry.
"A judge should not get a cosier cell just because of her socio-economic class."
"In his April 3rd article for the New York Times, Romero manipulated and distorted the facts about Afiuni’s case to fit the Times’s agenda of impeding honest news and discussion about Venezuela, driving forward the informational sabotage against the Chavez government that is widespread in the mainstream international media.
Romero asserted that Judge Afiuni and Eligio Cedeño were political prisoners. This is clearly inaccurate, especially since no evidence was presented that they were politically active. His piece also implied, by omission of sufficient context, that the Chavez government is the primary cause of the problems in the judicial system. This is also inaccurate and disingenuous. Romero even went so far as to implicitly compare Afiuni to the Dalai Lama at the end of his article, confirming the Times’s lack of seriousness when addressing these issues.
Romero’s article is an insult to the real political prisoners of Latin America – past and present – who have been tortured, murdered, and disappeared by dictators and neo-liberal regimes that used the justice system as a repressive tool to eliminate opponents. And, Romero’s article distracts his international audience from any constructive discourse about the problems in Venezuela’s justice system and how to overcome them, in the context of this gruesome history."
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As the Counter Terror Expo kicks off today peddling it's trade in death, destruction, surveilance, oppression and control, activists set about disrupting the event this morning.