UK Anti-militarism Newswire Archive
The appalling massacre of 108 people, including 49 children, in Houla, Syria, dominated the Independent on Sunday’s latest front cover. Above a few short lines of commentary the banner headline read:
‘SYRIA: THE WORLD LOOKS THE OTHER WAY. WILL YOU?’
The text beneath observed:
‘There is, of course, supposed to be a ceasefire, which the brutal Assad regime simply ignores. And the international community? It just averts its gaze. Will you do the same? Or will the sickening fate of these innocent children make you very, very angry?’ (Independent on Sunday, May 27, 2012)
30-05-2012 14:05John Catt had appealed against the retention of data on him by the National Domestic Extremism Database. Today he lost his appeal.
30-05-2012 11:43Smash EDO have called for three months of direct action to close down EDO MBM - From 1st May to 1st August 2012.
29-05-2012 11:35With only one week to go until the 'No to an attack on Iran -No to the arms trade' demo on June the 4th we need all of you to help us get the word out there. The facebook event for June 4th can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/118664884936249/?ref=ts , do invite your friends.
28-05-2012 04:18A Birmingham Census refuser, Nigel Simons, has been granted a judicial review that will consider the legality of the Census Act. Simons is arguing that the Act, which makes it a criminal offence to fail to complete the Census, is incompatible with Human Rights legislation. If his challenge is successful, other ongoing prosecutions of census refusers are likely to collapse, previous convictions may be overturned and it may become impossible for the government to contract with arms companies (and other businesses to which people may have legitimate conscientious objection) to provide any public services.
27-05-2012 23:07A Nato air strike has killed eight members of a family in the eastern Afghan province of Paktia, local officials say. A provincial spokesman said a couple and their six children died in an air strike on Saturday in the village of Suri Khail, Gurda Saria district. Nato says it is investigating the reports. Earlier, the alliance said four of its soldiers had died in separate bomb attacks in Afghanistan on Saturday. 'No Taliban link' ......
The OFFICIAL VIDEO TRAILER of the Occupy Imperialism Convention:
25-05-2012 00:28The following Open Letter was sent to the Argus regarding the Don't Attack Iran, Stop the Arms Trade Demo on June the 4th
24-05-2012 01:34LAUNCH OF PETITION TO BAN MILITARY RECRUITMENT IN WELSH SCHOOLS
Friday 1 June, 7 pm, Temple of Peace, Edward VII Avenue
23-05-2012 22:47Here's an update of the pre-planned events coming up in the near future, as well as on the big demo on June the 4th. If you're coming from out of town and need somewhere to stay or June the 4th, do email us.
23-05-2012 18:12Julian is appearing at the Supreme Court in London on 30 May 2012.
The verdict (on Julian's appeal against extradition to Sweden) is due to be handed down in the morning. London Catholic Worker & Veterans for Peace UK are co-ordinating a vigil outside the court.
Report from previous vigil at the Supreme Court with background information:
willing-to-stand-up-and-be-counted-ist, You are being invited to the 30th Anniversary of resistance at Faslane!
21-05-2012 23:07Smash EDO have called for three months of direct action to close down EDO MBM - From 1st May to 1st August 2012