UK Anti-militarism Newswire Archive
02-02-2012 17:34Activist Maya Evans, who spent Xmas in Kabul on a peace delegation with Voices for Creative Nonviolence and the Afghan Youth Peace Volunteers, begins her UK speaking tour this Saturday (4 February) with a talk at Housmans bookshop in London: 7pm, 5 Caledonian Rd, N1 9DX (tube: King's Cross).
Other events are already booked for Glasgow, Helensburgh, Edinburgh, Stirling, Darlington, Stroud and Faringdon.
25 supporters gathered at Wrexham Magistrates Court on Wednesday 1 February in solidarity with John Voysey, 82, of Herefordshire who is charged with failing to complete the 2011 Census. John, who registered as a conscientious objector in 1947 while still a schoolboy and later became a Quaker, has refused to complete the 2011 Census on moral grounds because of Lockheed Martin's £150 million contract for processing the census data. The case has now been adjourned until Friday 2 March midday for a pre-hearing and will be heard by a District Judge in recognition of the important legal points raised by the defendant, who is representing himself in court.
31-01-2012 23:55Two veteran peace campaigners will be appearing at Bristol Magistrates Court, Marlborough St, Bristol BS1 3NU on Wed 8 February on charges of failing to complete the 2011 Census. Both have a conscientious objection to the contract to process census data being awarded to arms manufacturers Lockheed Martin.
There will be a solidarity vigil outside the court from 9am. Please support if you can.
31-01-2012 15:53Faslane Peace Camp are announcing 30 days of non-violent direct action against the Faslane Naval Base to mark the 30th birthday of the Peace Camp.
30-01-2012 13:13Here is a list of Smash EDO related stuff coming up.
Get in touch with your ideas for the Summer of Resistance.
28-01-2012 16:10This morning a group of BDS activists visited B&Q on the Lewes Road in Brighton to speak to them about their sale of Keter Plastic products.
26-01-2012 19:55The trial of a Glasgow woman accused of failing to fill in her census form properly was adjourned today at the request of the Procurator Fiscal. Barbara Dowling appeared at Glasgow Sheriff Court expecting to defend herself against charges that she had committed a criminal offence by failing to fill her census form in properly in protest at the involvement in the census of defence and intelligence contractor CACI. CACI is implicated in human rights abuses at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq and has so far ducked responsibility by claiming legal immunity as a US government contractor. The Procurator Fiscal asked for the trial to be adjourned pending the outcome of a case before the UK Supreme Court which could make evidence collected by Register Office staff inadmissible.
21-01-2012 18:37Sat 9th June 2012 will see the beginning of a 30 day campaign of direct actions against the Faslane Naval Base to commemorate 30 years of nuclear resistance at Faslane Peace Camp
On 18 January 2012, the trial of R v Lindis Percy briefly got underway at Harrogate Magistrates' Court before being adjourned yet again following failure by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to comply with various court Directions. Lindis has been charged under s 89(2) Police Act 1996 with allegedly obstructing three Ministry of Defence Police Agency (MDPA) officers on 16 August 2011. The alleged offence took place during the weekly Tuesday evening demonstration at the American (NSA) Menwith Hill base near Harrogate, North Yorkshire. Since then there have been no fewer than five previous court appearances for a summary only case – cases which stay and are heard in a Magistrates’ court. The hearing on 18 January was the sixth.
19-01-2012 00:0010-4pm tomorrow (Thursday) at the Court of Public Opinion, Occupy Justice, 350 Old Street Magistrates Court:
Inquiry into war crimes committed by Tony Blair and the British government in Iraq.
18-01-2012 11:47Time for action: Target Israeli Apartheid
Talk and discussion to launch the new Corporate Watch book Targeting Israeli Apartheid: A Boycott Divestment and Sanctions Handbook
7.30pm Thurs 19th January, Friends Meeting House, Brighton
Two cases adjourned pending the outcome of judicial review in the High Court. One defendant found guilty.
Support still needed at court on Tuesday morning but two cases adjourned pending outcome of judicial review.
15-01-2012 21:27It is with great disappointment that I receive the news from foreign media publications and Libyan sources that our President now has 12,000 U.S. troops stationed in Malta and they are about to make their descent into Libya.