UK Anti-militarism Newswire Archive
02-08-2010 02:59"When the spoofs first appeared on the web, not a few readers took the opening paragraphs seriously, because there was such a ring of psychological truth to them.
Anyone who ignores the psychological factor in politics must have been in hibernation during the eight years of the Bush-Cheney pathology. When sane military professionals were testifying to the perils of new wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the neocon faction followed its insane instincts and the bombs began to fall. Dr. Justin A. Frank, an American psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, authored a brilliant study entitled Bush on the Couch.(25) Relying solely on published speeches, statements, and interviews, Frank diagnosed the president as seriously mentally ill, actually a sociopath. Were Dr. Frank to examine statements on the public record by Netanyahu, Barak, Peres, Lieberman, Tzipi Livni among others, he might come to a similar conclusion. When, at a recent public speaking event in Germany, I asked the IPPNW member aboard the Mavi Marmora, how he, as a practicing psychiatrist, would evaluate the mental state of the Israeli leadership, he quipped that he was merely a psychotherapist, and did not deal with cases of grave psychosis."
31-07-2010 18:47"Secretary Gates could have used his time, as other nations have done, to
announce a broad inquiry into these killings," the statement said. "He could
have announced specific criminal investigations into the deaths we have
exposed. He could have announced a panel to hear the heartfelt dissent of
U.S. soldiers, who know this war from the ground. He could have apologized
to the Afghani people.
> "But he did none of these things. He decided to treat these issues and the
> countries affected by them with contempt. Instead of explaining how he would
> address these issues, he decided to announce how he would suppress them.
> "This behavior is unacceptable. We will not be suppressed. We will continue
> to expose abuses by this administration and others."
31-07-2010 11:11P D James, famed mystery writer, has a character say in effect
"Vengeance is mine,, declareth the judge".(who is enjoined by scripture not to judge.) While Britain is among the 88% of the world's countries which have
ended premeditated judicial murder, the US, China, Israel, Nigeria, Saudi
Arabia are among the 12% of countries on the caboose of the train of history.
30-07-2010 17:39"The White House is screaming like a stuck pig. WikiLeaks’ release of the Afghan War Documents “puts the lives of our soldiers and our coalition partners at risk.”
What nonsense. Obama’s war puts the lives of American soldiers at risk, and the craven puppet state behavior of “our partners” in serving as US mercenaries is what puts their troops at risk."
30-07-2010 11:23In response to the WikiLeaks posting of tens of thousands of secret documents on the Afghanistan war, the Pentagon has launched a manhunt within the military and called in the FBI for possible prosecution of the actual whistleblower who supplied the evidence of US atrocities.
29-07-2010 16:47Democracy Village People's Assembly will gather on Saturday July 31,
Victoria Tower Gardens, from 1 pm*
People are going to meet up at Trafalgar Square (north side) 12.30 to march
down to Victoria Tower Gardens, Abingdon St, London SW1P 3 for 1 pm.
Bring flags and banners for redecoration of the Green Boris Berlin Wall!
Democracy City Direct Actions from 4 pm onwards.
In this week -- the 13th week of the village -- our message is more
necessary than ever. US military intelligence has been busted by wikileaks
to expose the true nature of the warfare against civilians in Afghanistan.
Everything we have been saying on the village, in the media, to show up the
hypocrisy of Parliament's illegal wars has been vindicated. We represent the
majority of people, in both the US and the this country, who want out of
The village, as a collection of tents on a square of grass, may have been
evicted, but a Village is more than that. It's a community, a network, all
the energy and the ideas connected into that network. It's US!
See you there Saturday!
29-07-2010 16:26Article with pics at http://corporateoccupation.wordpress.com/2010/07/26/empowering-the-occupiers-elin-seilbahntechnik/
Mount Hermon, located in the Occupied Golan, is trying hard to present itself as a unique destination for Israelis and foreign tourists alike. Promoted as the only ski resort in Israel, the mountain slopes of the Hermon is busiest in the winter, when visitors can participate in various skiing activities. In the summer it is popular with hikers, and a new bike track was recently opened for adventurous cyclists. Although Israel’s occupation of the Golan is sometimes less visibly repressive than in the West Bank -most notably through the lack of checkpoints- it would be a mistake for any holiday makers to fool themselves into believing that a trip there does not make them complicit in the same brutal occupation. Despite its proximity to the Syrian Druze town Majdal Shams, any business on Mount Hermon is tightly controlled by the Israeli mountain top settlement Neve Ativ. Neve Ativ is build on the land of the Syrian village of Jubata ez-Zeit, completely razed by the Israeli’s after six day war.
29-07-2010 10:42The Wikileaks documents published this week proved US helicopters, drones and warplanes had been shot down by surface-to-air heat-seeking missiles and not, as military spokesmen kept claiming, by artillery and ground fire.
Obviously no one in the Pentagon was eager to recall the Cold War against the Soviets when the Americans shipped hundreds of the shoulder-held Stingers to the Afghan
29-07-2010 08:05The public release of the 92,000 secret documents on the Afghanistan war by WikiLeaks, together with the reaction of the media and the official establishment, has immense political implications for the antiwar struggle in the US and internationally.
dinner with films 6pm
talk with Q & A 7pm
film and Palestinian music afterwards
26-07-2010 23:24Eight months after the Obama administration announced a “surge” of 30,000 additional troops to Afghanistan to crush the Taliban-led insurgency, the rate of US and allied casualties has soared to the highest level of the nearly nine-year war and is beginning to match the bloodiest stages of the occupation of Iraq.
26-07-2010 21:48The brutality and fecklessness of the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan have been laid bare in an indisputable way just days before the House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on whether to throw $33.5 billion more into the Afghan quagmire, when that money is badly needed at home.
26-07-2010 17:37Come to EDO MBM/ITT to celebrate the decommissioners victory...
26-07-2010 16:02As the zionist press angrily whip up media smoke screen around the real meanings of the decommissioners acquittals Corporate Watch take an in-depth look at the trial...
26-07-2010 14:25"White House National Security Advisor James Jones issued a statement calling the leaks "irresponsible," saying they not only put the lives of Americans and their partners at risk, but also threaten national security."
24-07-2010 17:19“There is no evidence, not a single piece of proof, of where those photographs were taken”, said Chaderton, adding that the “evidence” presented by Colombia was “confusing, imprecise and non-convincing.
Last year Colombia opened its territory to seven US military bases in an agreement that the US Air Force claimed was necessary in order to conduct “full spectrum military operations” throughout South America to “combat the constant threat of anti-American governments in the region.”
23-07-2010 11:20Tickets for anti-Zionist Jewish comic Ivor Dembina's show 'This is Not a Subject for Comedy', running in Manchester for one night only as part of Manchester Peace Festival, are now on sale. The show will be on Wednesday September 22nd at 7.30pm.