Reports and news related to the so-called 'war on terror' and the police state measures carried out in its name.
See also UK Indymedia - Terror War
The press release for the event didn't mention the arms industry related work that takes place there but simply stated that, "The Nuclear AMRC is a new collaboration between the University of Sheffield and the University of Manchester, with the backing of the Government and leading companies involved in building the new generation of civil nuclear power stations."
The day before, Stuart Parkinson, executive director of Scientists for Global Responsibility, speaking at the Sheffield CND AGM exposed the often used argument about job creation for facilities of this nature — only 3,000 are employed in the defence sector in the Yorkshire and Humberside region and the money invested could generate far more jobs in sustainable industries.
Newswire: Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre Protest | Protest at the Queen's visit to the Rotherham Death Park | Royal Visit to Death Park! 18th Nov. 2010 | Nuclear Dawn at Rotherhams Advanced Manufacturing Park | Stuart Parkinson: Arms Conversion for a Low Carbon Economy
The second Sheffield Indy Radio Show, Deportations, The EDL and Divide and Rule, features a discussion about the recent EDL confrontation at a Sheffield Indymedia meeting [MPEG video], the campaigns to oppose the deportations of two women from Sheffield, Odette Sefuko and Lem Lem Hussein Abdu, a listing of upcoming events from Alt-Sheff, news about the BP gulf oil spill via Democracy Now.
Read on to listen to the show and more details about what is in the show, Intro, Deportations, the BP Oil Spill, the EDL and some Chat. If you missed it the first Sheffield Indy Radio Show came out on 17th June 2010.
Former Guantánamo prisoners including Moazzam Begg and Chris Arendt, a former guard, are completing a UK speaking tour to “mark seven years of unlawful detention, abuse and torture”. The tour, organised by Cage Prisoners started in London on 11th January 2009, exactly seven years after the first transfers to the prison torture camp at Guantánamo Bay at date which was marked in London by a weekend of actions. Sami al-Haj, a former Guantánamo prisoner and Al Jazeera journalist was due to be one of the speakers but instead he joined a Free Gaza boat which was fired on and didn’t make it. By the Sheffield meeting, held on the date of Obama’s inauguration, he had been replaced by Omar Deghayes another former Guantánamo prisoner. In Liverpool the meeting “was held on the same day as the US president signed an order to close Guantanamo. Moazzam Begg was not impressed, and commented that Barack Obama spoke about ‘outlawing torture’ as though he himself had just decided to make it illegal: “It has ALWAYS been illegal, at least in any civilised country”" Further reports can be found on the tour blog.
Campaigns: Cageprisoners | The National Guantánamo Coalition | 100 Days to Close Guantánamo and End Torture | The Campaign against Criminalising Communities | Scotland Against Criminalising Communities (SACC) | Reprieve | Andy Worthington
Background: Andy Worthington on Antiwar Radio: Obama, Guantánamo and Torture (audio) | SchNews: [ Inside Guantanamo | Omar Deghayes Speaks to SchNews ] Seven Years of Guantánamo Bay: London Actions | Guantánamo - Obama could do better | Binyam’s Story: From Ladbroke Grove to GTMO | The Rendition Monolgues | Moazzam Begg and Andy Worthington on Human Rights in The War on Terror | Can Human Rights Survive the "War on Terror"? | Guantánamo Bay: The Case of Omar Deghayes | Craig Murray: Legality, Morality and the War on Terror
The whole world is watching while Gaza burns and implodes under the might of Israel's military machine. On all major news outlets the charred remains and scattered bodies are a graphic reality TV horror show, right down to the shrouded bundles of what was once 5 little girls who sought safety in a mosque only to be incinerated in a direct hit.
The collective punishment of civilians is a war crime; the whole world is watching gruesome war crimes taking place.
Stop! Look! And listen! Then lobby, campaign and fight for human rights enshrined in international law to be upheld and enforced in this case against the Israeli state war machine.
Newswire: Israeli navy fires on free Gaza ship on human mission to the besieged strip International witnesses speak from Gaza Free Gaza Movement, 27 Dec 2008 | On-the-spot report from Gaza City Ewa Jasiewicz, 28 Dec 2008 | Christmas In Gaza : No More Room In The Morgue Amira Hass, Haaretz correspondent, 28 Dec 2008 | Protest against Gaza massacre in Edinburgh, Scotland 28 Dec 2008 | Nottingham UK, Gaza Emergency Protest 30 Dec: Pictures   | Police launch massive attack on Palestinian solidarity demonstration in London 28 Dec 2008 | General strike called by Palestinians in Israel 28 Dec 2008 | Over 50,000 rally as pro-Gaza demos sweep Egypt's cities 28 Dec 2008 | Tales to tell (from Gaza) 28 Dec 2008, 5.30am, Jabalia | Ongoing Israeli offensive in Gaza; 225 killed over 700 wounded Saed Banora, | IMEMC, 27 Dec 2008
Pictures: This is what a massacre looks like 28 Dec 2008 Protest at Israeli embassy, London, England 28 Dec 2008 More pix from Protest at Israeli embassy, London, England 28 Dec 2008 More from Israeli embasy protest 28 Dec 2008 | Demonstration in solidarity with Gaza in Nablus, Palestine 27 Dec 2008 | Hundreds Protest in Sheffield Against Gaza Massacre 29 Dec 2008 | Nottingham UK, Gaza Emergency Protest 30 Dec: Pictures  
Comment: Bombs over Gaza cartoon by Latuff, 27 Dec 2008 | Israeli Air Strikes in Gaza Kill as Many as 200 people cartoon by Latuff, 27 Dec 2008 | The Gaza blockade Cincinnati Jewish Community Relations Council | Statement on Zionist attacks on Gaza Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, 28 Dec 2008 | Massive attack on Gaza planned many months ago Barak Ravid, Haaretz, 27 Dec 2008
The 11th June Sheffield Guantánamo protest highlighted the case of Binyam Mohamed who, after years of torture is facing the threat of the death penalty. On 31 May over 100 people attended a public meeting concerning his plight and Reprieve organised a protest in Trafalgar Square which took place on Sunday 15th June to highlight the suffering of Binyam Mohamed. The London Guantánamo Campaign are asking for urgent action to be taken for Binyam Mohamed.
Articles: Urgent appeal for British resident Binyam Mohamed, “close to suicide” in Guantánamo | Guantánamo: Torture victim Binyam Mohamed sues British government for evidence | Binyam Mohamed’s letter from Guantánamo to Gordon Brown | Meeting Report: Binyam Mohamed: The Last Londoner in Guantánamo Bay | Take URGENT ACTION for Binyam Mohamed! | New report details torture of Guantánamo prisoner Binyam Mohamed | Guantanamo bay / Binyam Mohamed Protest, London 15.06.08
Links: Cageprisoners.com | The National Guantanamo Coalition | Reprieve | Andy Worthington
The Campaign for the Accountability of American Bases' (CAAB) annual Independence From America demonstration at NSA Menwith Hill was the first where protestors were not allowed to circumnavigate the base due to a Section 12 order. There were two arrests, one for wearing a shirt with the word "fuck" on it and the second for arguing against the arrest. The rally at the start was addressed by Alan Bennett and Mark Steel and the marchers from Footprints for Peace [ 1 | 2 ]. A Declaration of Independence was read out, "we... do solemnly demand the return of the land, once within the boundaries of the ancient townships of Birstwith, Felliscliffe, Norwood and Menwith, now occupied by the United States National Security Agency and their military forces.". There was a heavy police presence, food was provided by Veggies and Yorkshire CND had a stall.
Five years after 9/11, a large number of protests, screenings, concerts and meetings were held across the US (New York: 1 | 2 | SF Bay Area: 1 | 2 | Los Angeles: 1 | 2) to demand the truth about the events of September 11th 2001 and the subsequent "War on Terror" and the imperial invasion of key countries in the oil-rich Middle East. In the UK over 100 truth protestors gathered outside the US Embasy in London to oppose the official conspiracy theory, see the report, video and photos: 1 | 2.
The attacks of September 11th 2001 have been used, on both sides of the Atlantic, to justify a spectrum of attacks on civil liberties and illegal wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. The 9/11 Truth Movement fears that until the lies are exposed the attack will continue to be used to justify perpetual war, with the next one possibly being with Iran and/or Syria, and further attacks on dissent and freedoms at home. In the UK post-9/11, steps down the road to a police state have included terror raids, shoot to kill, detention without trial, torture training, profiling, rendition and a host of other Orwellian "Big Brother" proposals like ID cards.
The 9/11 Truth Movement has received varied responses from Indymedia, ranging from feature articles condemning conspiracy theorists (NYC) to dedicated 9/11 topics and feature articles asking why the network is ignoring the call for a 9.11 investigation (Portland). In the months following the attack UK-IMC carried many articles questioning the official story and analysing what the attacks would mean for the anti-capitalist left (for example: 9/11: A Desperate Provocation By U.S. Capitalism), but in the years following the attack an ad-hoc policy of hiding all articles questioning 9/11 was adopted. This has now changed, the 9/11 Truth Movement is gradually gaining recognition as a legitimate, albeit still controversial, part of the broad global justice movement.
Read on for more on the events of 11th September 2001, the 9/11 Truth Movement and a look at one of the big unanswered questions, what happened to World Trade Centre Building 7?
A Month of Film Screenings on:
Every Sunday in July at SIF (Sheffield Independent Film), films start at 6:30pm and 8pm
The attacks on New York and Washington on 11th September 2001 have been described as a "New Pearl Harbor" and they have been used to justify the war against Afghanistan and Iraq, the erosion of civil liberties in the US and the UK and the permanent "War on Terror".
Since 9/11 conspiracy theories have flourished, however one of the least credible conspiracy theory is the official narrative this selection of films explores some of the 9/11 smoking guns and the possible motivation of those responsible.
Read on for a complete listing of the films...
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Class War 03/2016: IRAQ 1991 – Class war and bourgeois containment
Sheffield #DontBombSyria Protest
Independence FROM America
21-06-2015 21:33 | 2 comments
UG#699 - A Country with A Military or A Military with A Country?
In Rojava: People’s War is not Class War
25-12-2014 17:24 | 1 comment
A Sheffield-based Death Squad?
Neither Ukrainian nor Russian!
Sheffield Protests against the Gaza Genocide
02-08-2014 16:14 | 1 addition
Sheffield Protest against the Gaza slaughter
27-07-2014 08:47 | 1 comment
A lone demonstrator kicks off 4th July at NSA Memwith Hill on stroke of midnight
05-07-2014 13:17 | 2 comments
4th July - Independence From America - NSA Menwith Hill
04-07-2014 23:08 | 1 addition | 1 comment
4 July: Annual Independence FROM America demo at NSA Menwith Hill
War preparations between Ukraine and Russia – Show or reality?
UG#680 - Unlawful Killing (Secrets of the UK and US Establishments)
UG#679 - The New Pearl Harbor 3 (The Exploding Towers)
Drone Waddington NVDA
RAF Waddington Sunday 21st September - Drone Peace Picnic
UG#677 - The New Pearl Harbor 1 (Air Defence, Hijackers & Aircraft)
Photos and audio from Chelsea Manning's Family Fundraiser in Liverpool
10-11-2013 21:42 | 1 addition
Sat 2 Nov in Liverpool & Sun 3 Nov in Wrexham: Solidarity gigs/events for US prisoner of conscience Private Manning
22-10-2013 10:48 | 2 comments
Four-week US Embassy 'Peace Picket' ends today.
29-09-2013 00:09 | 1 comment
Audio: 4th July "Independence FROM America" protest at NSA Menwith Hill
05-07-2013 23:29 | 2 comments
Photos: 4th July "Independence FROM America" protest at NSA Menwith Hill
05-07-2013 09:03 | 3 additions
July 4: Independence FROM America Day Demo at Menwith Hill
11-06-2013 07:34 | 1 addition | 1 comment
UNITED WE STAND! "Hands off Syria / Iran "
Campaigners disrupt UK Weapons Production
Counter Terror Tuesdays: Call the US Embassy in London
11-03-2013 22:19 | 1 comment
Legal arms sales prop up gun-runners, say activists
15-01-2013 17:47 | 3 comments
State Using ‘Secret Evidence’ To Try And Keep John Bowden Behind Bars
08-01-2013 20:51 | 4 comments
Protesting drones at RAF Waddington, Lincs. Some photos
"Vigil for Iran"
23-10-2012 15:10 | 2 comments
Protest against drone attacks in Pakistan on 14th Sept in Bradford
12-09-2012 11:16 | 1 comment
Rendition between Lithuania and secret CIA prisons revealed
Noam Chomsky: Why America and Israel Are the Greatest Threats to Peace
10-09-2012 10:28 | 2 comments
Britain’s Socialist Workers Party & Socialist Party back extradition of Assange
27-08-2012 21:34 | 7 comments
America’s Vassal Acts Decisively and Illegally
The Return Of The King – Tony Blair And The Magically Disappearing Blood
02-08-2012 19:43 | 1 comment
The Houla Massacre
31-05-2012 15:36 | 4 comments
Damascus terror bombing: Made in the USA
Obama Justice Department indicts ex-CIA agent for exposing torture
08-04-2012 19:25 | 1 comment
Reports indicate Toulouse gunman was French intelligence asset
29-03-2012 08:47 | 1 addition | 1 comment
Lifting the Lid on NSA Menwith Hill
Crisis of Civilization Podcast: Episode 1 – Syria, Libya, Iran
Menwith Hill: Lifiting the Lid and Occupying
12-03-2012 22:18 | 1 addition
UN 'Travesty': Resolutions Of Mass Destruction - Part 2
US navy prepared for war against Iran
14-02-2012 17:44 | 3 comments
UN 'Travesty': Resolutions Of Mass Destruction
14-02-2012 15:54 | 1 addition
Armed Groups Inside Syria: Prelude to a US-NATO Intervention?
05-02-2012 15:47 | 1 addition
The World War on Democracy
Selective Outrage – Iran And Libya
The Crisis of Civilization January Screenings
06-01-2012 23:30 | 2 additions
Once again, war is prime time and journalism's role is taboo
Occupy Planet Earth: Resisting the Militarisation of State Power
The 1%'s New Battle: Selling War on Iran
22-11-2011 19:38 | 1 comment
Q and A following UK Premiere of The Crisis Of Civilization
rolls royce - nuclear and military playground in rotherham
13-10-2011 13:14 | 1 comment
9/11 and Ten Years of the "War on Terror"
07-09-2011 08:43 | 5 comments
To Avert A Bloodbath - Libya And The Press - Part 1
Libya and the world we live in
Ground the Drones: Join the Waddington Peace Camp
Did Tenet Hide Key 9/11 Info?
18-08-2011 06:38 | 1 comment
Ex-White House counter-terror chief charges CIA shielded 9/11 hijackers
13-08-2011 07:36 | 2 comments
Waging a Savage War on Libyan People
12-08-2011 19:58 | 1 comment
An Explosive New 9/11 Charge
The Human Costs of Washington’s Ongoing Collusion With Terrorists
Britain’s Secret Post-9/11 Torture Policy Revealed
05-08-2011 20:25 | 3 comments
The Left has lost its way over Libya
27-07-2011 22:08 | 12 comments
21-07-2011 09:12 | 3 comments
10 questions the MPs did not ask Murdoch
20-07-2011 13:53 | 1 comment
The Post-9-11 Decade by Numbers: The American Holocaust
18-07-2011 07:57 | 47 comments
The strange silencing of liberal America
14 Propaganda Techniques Fox "News" Uses to Brainwash Americans
03-07-2011 20:42 | 1 comment
Rape, Mercenaries, And Bloodbaths On The Scale Of Yemen?
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Obama Wants More Dead Rachel Corries to Boost AIPAC Standing
25-06-2011 18:42 | 1 comment
Three Little Words: WikiLeaks, Libya, Oil
24-06-2011 19:31 | 4 comments
Project PM Leaks Dirt on Romas/COIN Classified US Intelligence Mass Surveillance
23-06-2011 11:05 | 1 comment