Category Archives: Anti-War

The death of liberty

By Anton

A soldier lies under a foreign sky
While back at home a politician on the right
Proclaims ‘for there country they did die’
The soldiers death becomes another banner under which to fight

The shovel of counter terrorism piles dirt upon the box
The nation’s flag covers the bone
As the war propaganda secretly mocks
Liberty is engraved on the stone

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Daily Headline – 08/03/13

Korean peninsula on verge of war

Korean WarThe situation on the Korean peninsula is amazingly tense, further escalations have taken things to the verge of war.

All of the 15 UN security council members voted unanimously for tighter sanctions on North Korea (DPRK) (known as resolution 2094).

The 15 members of the UN security council consists of 5 permanent members and 10 other members who normally serve 1 year terms before being changed:

5 permanent members:
China
France
Russia
UK
US

10 current other members:
Azerbaijan
Argentina
Australia
Guatemala
Republic of Korea
Morocco
Pakistan
Luxembourg
Rwanda
Togo

In response to resolution 2094 North Korea has scrapped the ceasefire armistice agreement that was signed in 1953 by the UN, North Korea and China.

The North went on to say that it had the right to launch pre-emptive strikes following on from foreign aggression.

The scrapping of the armistice agreement leaves the Korean peninsula in a desperate situation and on the verge of war.

Daily Headline – 02/03/13

UK right; money for troops not the poor

British Philip Hammond MP flagThe ruling Conservative party’s Philip Hammond (the Defence Secretary) has called for a cut in the welfare budget in order to maintain the number of troops.

The toss-pot went on to say that in the upcoming government budget defending the nation must be top priority. We assume that he means attacking other countries must be top priority.

He also said that a fair percentage of the cabinet want to reassess the welfare budget. No surprise, the tories want to cut the welfare state, cut money to help the disabled, the vulnerable and the sick. Got no money to look after yourself? Fuck off then!
The conservatives; the caring and compassionate party…

How about a different approach?

How about we stop attacking other countries, dramatically reduce the military budget, join the EU army to ensure that real and genuine security is not compromised and use the leftover funds to increase the standard of living for the British public.

Samer Issawi

By Anton

Samer-alissawi-is-transported-for-hearingPalestinian Samer Issawi has been in hunger strike for over 210 days. He is protesting his imprisonment as he has been detained without being charged. Issawi had been released from Israeli prison in October 2011 as a part of a prisoner swap in exchange for captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit. But Issawi was detained again on July 7, 2012. He has been refusing food since August 2012 to protest his detention. He is now in critical condition- he is losing his vision, vomiting blood, and lapsing in and out of consciousness.
Demonstrations in solidarity with Palestinian political prisoners have been held across the West Bank, and during one such protest near Ramallah, clashes erupted between protesters and Israeli soldiers firing tear gas and rubber bullets.

Issawi plus three other prisoners held in administrative detention–Ayman Sharawna, Jafar Izzedin and Tareq Qadan–have been the focus of the recent protests.

Currently, Israel holds more than 4,500 Palestinians in its jails, with nearly 10 percent of them serving life sentences. This figure includes many high-profile leaders and elected officials, including 47 members of the Palestinian Legislative Council who belong to Hamas, the party that governs Gaza and won a majority in elections for the council in 2006.

Samer Issawi and his fellow comrades of the PFLP are fighting to end the oppression of Palestine and it’s people by the Zionist butchers. The fact many Palestinians have been held without charges shows the utter barbarity of Israel. A photo was placed on Instagram of crosshairs aiming at the back of a young boys head, and peaceful protests has been met with tear gas, rubber bullets and violence. As long as this imperialist state continues to exist, the palestinians will continue to have their land occupied, their culture destroyed, their lives cut short by the bullets of Israeli Occupation Forces.

Free Samer Issawi and all political prisoners!

Daily Headline – 08/02/13

CIA droning on

John Brennan drone killingThe CIA has continued its mantra of defending military drones and torture.

Nominee CIA director John Brennan has come under attack for continuing the long line of government supporters for both drone strikes and torture, citing them both as necessary.

He claimed that the US was careful to minimise civilians casualties, he said:
“We only take such actions as a last resort to save lives when there’s no other alternative to taking an action that’s going to mitigate that threat.”

His rhetoric will be popular among the governments of warmongering nations but will bring wide-spread condemnation among the civilised people of the world.

For more on this click here.

Daily Headline – 03/02/13

Iraq; at least 30 dead at police HQ

Iraq war flagThe BBC is reporting the following:

‘At least 30 people have been killed as a suicide bomber and gunmen attacked a police headquarters in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, police say.’

For more details click here.

So far in Iraq nearly 4,500 US troops have died and over 50,000 Iraqi civilians (conservative figure). Click here for details.

A France/Mali & US/Iraq comparison

Yesterday Malian civilians sang the name of French president Francois Hollande as yet another city became free from Islamic oppression.

The French president will hand over to African forces once sovereignty of Mali has been restored to the Malian government.

When the French troops are gone, the aid will continue, financial aid and the restoration of cultural and historical sites damaged my the Islamic militants.

In comparison the US in Iraq which started in 2003 seems to go from wore to worse, despite the fact that combat troops officially left in 2010 there are constant bombings and attacks.

The US bombed the crap out of Iraq, went in, overthrew the government, killed thousands of civilians, contracted the rebuilding to US companies and left.

Who is Iraq sings the name of Bush or Obama?

Y’know what really f***s me off?

By Leon J Williams

When people say “support the troops” “they’re defending our country” etc

Firstly, just f*** off!
Secondly, defending? Or do you mean to say “they’re attacking for our country”?
Third, OUR nation? By being born on a certain piece of land I am supposed to condone killing people born on different pieces of land because they have different ideas?
Fourth, you’re mantra is giving unconditional support to these murderers, whether it is the US troops, UK troops or any other troops, they are consistently responsible for deliberately killing civilians, just last week there were charges against British troops in Iraq for abuses.

So no, I won’t follow this bullshit. I am capable of thinking. I will support the troops if the war is justified and I wont when the war isn’t.

Defenders of this mantra; f*** off!