UK Anti-militarism Newswire Archive
09-02-2004 10:22When Geoff Hoon was interviewed on Radio 4's Today programme on 5th February
2004, he claimed that not only was the Prime Minister unaware before 18th
March 2004 of the precise nature of the 'WMD' claimed to be deployable
within 45 minutes, but also that he himself was unaware until after the
publication of the dossier in September 2004.
08-02-2004 23:35It is the 40th time in sequence that Ministers of Defense, war strategists, arms manufacturers and other important or powerful people, somehow interested in making war, meet - as last year - in the hotel Bayerischer Hof, to think about the wars of the future.
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08-02-2004 14:41Looks like hackney STWC are trying to make the national organisation more open and democratic. I don't fancy their chances much, but good on them for trying! I wonder if Cambridge Stop the War 'Coalition' will be supporting this resolution (see below). I look forward to their consultation with all the Cambridge peace and anti-capitalist groups before the national conference on the 28th of Feb ;-)
Time line of the protests against the Security Conference on saturday, Feb 7th in Munich
07-02-2004 17:56TODAY`S MAIN DEMO IN MUNICH HAS PASSED OFF TOTALLY PEACEFULLY. HOWEVER, THERE HAS BEEN SOME SHOCKING POLICE BRUTALITY ON THE MARIENPLATZ TOWARDS THE EARLY EVENING. AROUND 20-30 ARRESTS HAVE BEEN MADE AND MANY PEOPLE WERE BADLY BEATEN.
06-02-2004 19:24- PRESS RELEASE 2nd February 2004 -
UK ARTS FESTIVAL FOR PEACE
WORLD'S BIGGEST FEBRUARY 15th EVENT
AS BLAIR DROPS FROM THE CHARTS
Four night music & arts Festival, Thursday 12th - Sunday 15th February, Hackney Ocean, London & Peace Not War CD: Volumes 2,3,4,5
06-02-2004 19:14TODAY`S DEMO IN MUNICH HAS BEEN REPEATEDLY ATTACKED BY THE RIOT COPS. MANY PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ARRESTED.
06-02-2004 12:58A Cambridge peace activist pleaded not guilty to a public
order offense today, 5 February 2004, at the Cambridge Magistrates
court. He was arrested on the 11th November 2003 after hanging a
banner displaying "Stop Bush" and informing commuters of the
President's visit from the top of the footpath bridge, next to the
Cambridge rail station, a week before Bush's visit to Britain. Despite
his protest being peaceful and polite he was finally charged with
"threatening, abusive or insulting words or behavior or disorderly
behavior". In the next few weeks he will be putting up a defense based
on his freedom of expression and peaceful protest.
06-02-2004 06:28For foreign policy, there should be a single, universal standard of justice that is applied to all cases. When "leaders" apply different standards depending on their own short-term political gain, few people are fooled, no one is impressed, and no actual leadership takes place.
Why is it so hard for people such as Bush and Blair to show leadership? Instead of applying a single criterion of judgement on Saddam Hussein and all other national figures, they oppose some while supporting others. That is precisely how the U.S. nurtured previous dictators such as Manuel Noriega, Ferdinand Marcos, and Saddam Hussein himself. Give us consistent morality, not double standards!
05-02-2004 19:22Geoff Hoon is caught lying. America no longer wishes to pull out of Iraq by the deadline. The Iraqi Resistance are, allegedly, claiming they want to take control of cities once the US vacates...
05-02-2004 11:06In the "only democracy" in the Middle East, something even worse than Guantanamo...
in the 1930s, raking in a fortune by rearming Hitler's Germany....
04-02-2004 23:47Oxford citizens for truth want to express their solidarity and admiration for the group (judges for justice) that whitewashed downing street today.
04-02-2004 22:33Mercenary armies, the new Iraqi secret police, and how Pepsi got into Baghdad...
04-02-2004 16:01Nine members of the public decided to use Prime Minister's Question Time today to question directly Tony Blair on the important issues of the occupation of Iraq, and the real reasons that the United Kingdom went to war. Refusing to be silent on hearing the Prime Minister's evasions on these important issues, each stood up and made one simple demand: "No more whitewashes, Tony!"
04-02-2004 13:29Tony Blair's speech to Parliament about the Hutton enquiry was repeatedly disrupted by activists shouting from the public gallery, easily audible on the live TV broadcast. The speaker suspended the debate and ordered the public gallery to be cleared.
04-02-2004 10:16Investigation by the Metropolitan Police is now being expanded to cover the James Miller with a broader remit of exploring the systemic nature of the killings.
03-02-2004 23:00March against a new generation of nuclear weapons - March to Aldermaston 2004
Oxford to Aldermaston Youth March, 10th - 12th April 2004