UK Terror War Newswire Archive
04-12-2008 13:03Sussex students arrested under anti-terrorism laws - Disabled student held in custody for 7 hours and denied access to doctor - Police set dogs on peaceful protesters
03-12-2008 18:55Launched by President Bush in 2002 in the aftermath of the September 11,
2001 terrorist attacks, NORTHCOM has been mired in controversy since its
creation. Among its more dubious accomplishments were illegal domestic
spying operations in conjunction with the Pentagon's shadowy Counter
Intelligence Field Activity unit (CIFA) that targeted antiwar activists.
Despite CIFA's shut-down and the alleged dismantling of its TALON
database (now incorporated into the FBI's Guardian Threat Tracking
System), SourceWatch revealed that "in accordance with intelligence
oversight requirements, the DoD will maintain a record copy of the collected
data." One can't help but wonder whether that "record copy" of TALON
somehow migrated into a NORTHCOM database.
03-12-2008 17:35The LGC is currently putting together its actions for January 2009 to mark the seventh anniversary of Guantánamo Bay opening up. It’s a real shame that it has come to this: that seven years later, Guantánamo Bay and other secret, illegal jails where people are held arbitrarily (imagine being locked up in a dark, narrow box for years on end with no end in sight…) and subjected to horrific psychological and physical torture are still up and running. What does it say about the state of the world and humanity in our day and our age? As the world moves towards celebrating sixty years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on 10 December this year, will they be celebrating at Guantánamo Bay, Bagram, Abu Ghraib and elsewhere?
03-12-2008 00:39On Monday 1st December 10 am, the Lakenheath 8 began their trial on charges of SOCPA 128 and Criminal Damage.
Wreaths were laid at the door of Ipswich crown court in remembrance of Margaret Moss, one of the defendants who died in 2007, and for all the victims of cluster munitions.
After a late start due to an unforeseen ‘Irene’ incident the trial started at 1.30pm.
First into the witness box for the prosecution was Mrs.'I know nothing' Rice, deputy director of Air Staff, responsible for all policy matters relating to United States visiting forces. She has held this position in London for 18 years.
02-12-2008 16:04Should not all border entry points, now manned by uniformed guards, not display an official welcoming sign: Welcome to the Zanu-Labour Police State?
02-12-2008 11:37Nov 20. 2008 - Southwark Crown Court - appeal as retrial on basis of rights to a fair trial denied at Westminster Maggots Courts... found guilty "no real crime committed" absolute discharge, fines quoshed, court fees quoshed... and westminster are still trying to drag me back for two more old socpa charges from 2006... yes that's right 2006.
01-12-2008 22:52This month's LGC vigil outside the US Embassy will be an extended two-hour long action in solidarity with the family and friends of Gary McKinnon and others facing extradition to the US under the unfair terms of the Extradition Act 2003
operation involving several teams of experienced and trained gunmen.
The operation has the fingerprints of a paramilitary-intelligence operation.
According to a Russian counter terrorist expert, the Mumbai terrorists "used
the same tactics that Chechen field militants employed in the Northern
Caucasus attacks where entire towns were terrorized, with homes and
30-11-2008 18:20This article originally appeared in Ceasefire magazine, an independent political magazine at the University of Nottingham ( http://ceasefiremagazine.co.uk/). The article explores the role that the institution has played in commercialising education and in suppressing academic freedom.
28-11-2008 23:55What scares me most about the Mumbai attacks is the following:
1. They are not over yet.
2. We don't know who did it.
3. At this level of sophistication I would expect the capacity for a "follow-on" in the near future. If the intent of the attack is to put the United States completely out of business it will have to do so quickly.
4. The United States still has enormous military power which might be viewed in some DoD circles now as "Use it or lose it." They too can see the writing on the Imperial wall.
5. The attackers have made no demands.
6. To even publicly breathe that it might be state-sponsored puts us (i.e. all mankind) a hair trigger away from nuclear conflict in any off our theaters tactically and on a MAD basis strategically.
7. The logistics and C3 (Command, Control and Communications) for this looks state-sponsored.
8. This is an absolutely brilliant and potentially fatal blow aimed precisely at the weakest spots we have mapped in "Crossing the Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil" and at "From The Wilderness".
28-11-2008 16:51Yesterday Damian Green a senior opposition politician was arrested and held for nine hours.
Here is Fitwatch's response
27-11-2008 10:50Dennis C. Blair to be the new Director of National Security in Obama administration
the more things 'change' the more they stay the same
23-11-2008 22:07Details of film showings for the Manchester Palestinain Film Festival, November - December 2008
20-11-2008 15:52Don't miss this...