Sir Roger Bone, ex-senior diplomat for the British Government and now advocate for global arms dealer Boeing UK is the key speaker at an executive event at the Bristol Council House. Sponsered by U.W.E. and another blood stained bank HSBC.
Join us at the Council House, College Green at 5pm on Thursday 7th March. Creative things may happen! When will Bristol wake up to the murderous trade it invites in for the sake of money.
The Boeing empire had revenues from military sales of 30,700 million dollars in 2011 nearly 50% of its total sales, which moved it up to the second largest military company in the world. BAE Systems are 3rd.
The British Army has 67 Boeing Apache helicopters. It was an Apache heliopter that was involved in the infamous collateral murder tapes, that Wikileaks released, showing disturbing evidence of the murder of civilians in Iraq.
According to the most recent National Audit Office review of defence procurement, the MOD plans to buy 14 more Boeing Chinook helicopter and upgrade the cockpit of the existing. costing £1.2 billion. We haven’t found accurate up to date overall figures but in 2009/10 Boeing was 13th largest supplier to the MOD with £251 million sales. Source FOI request.
See BAAT companies page for more details and Boeing Annual Report. In the US Boeing agreed in Feb 2013 to become the US sales outlet for Elbit from Israel to sell its UAV (drones).
The European Union is actively supporting Apartheid Israel with its current trade agreements. Enough is enough; keep the pressure up, 2013 is the time for justice in Palestine.
As more and more of us become aware of the systematic denial of Palestinians human rights by Israel military occupation, it is time to make our elected representatives aware of the growing and unstoppable pressure for peace and justice.
The EU should be playing a leading role in implementing policies to ensure that Israel ends its illegal occupation, uphold international law and respect Palestinian human rights. Read more…
Friday 1st March
Shame on G4S – Picket
Picket the G4S “Cash Solutions” depot, 165-175 South Liberty Lane, BRISTOL BS3 2TW
Make Some Noise
Saturday 2nd March
Shame on G4S – Street Stall
12.00-3.00pm in the Podium, central Broadmead, BRISTOL BS1 1UX
In memory of Arafat Jaradat,
in protest at the child prisoners,
and in solidarity with the hunger-strikers
Organised by Bristol Palestine Solidarity Campaign supported by Bristol Against The Arms Trade
REMEMBER FUKUSHIMA 2013
On 9th march join us in London, to mark the 2nd anniversary of the ongoing Fukushima disaster. Details here.
Whats happening in the south west?
Wear a solidarity T shirt on the day, being sold on the coach or here.
On 7th February 2013 The Oxford Union held the debate “This House Would Not Fight for Queen and Country”. it was the 80th anniversary of the original debate in 1933 in which The Oxford Union voted in favor of the motion. Speaking for the motion were Ben Sullivan (Christ Church College), Ben Griffin (Former SAS soldier) and Gareth Porter ( US Historian). Speaking against were Rory Stewart (Conservative MP), Nikolai Tolstoy (International Monarchist League) and Malcolm Rifkind (Former Foreign Secretary).
On the night the motion was defeated as it has been on every occasion that it has been held since 1937.
Below a transcript of the speech given by Ben Griffin of Veterans for Peace. I Will Not Fight for Queen and Country
Fight for Queen and Country, what does that mean? It is a jingoistic phrase dream’t up by some propaganda merchant intent on stoking the fire of that false religion patriotism.
The idea of fighting for Queen and Country is held tight by those who never have and never will actually fight.
It is held by those who long to bask in the reflected glory of war.
It is held by those who have no experience of the suffering that war inflicts.
It is an idea held up by those who gain the most from war, Politicians, Generals, The Arms Industry and The Media.
It is a phrase that is dredged up again and again to stifle dissent and build unquestioning support for the aggression we choose to unleash. We must look at what lies behind this decrepit phrase. Read more…
Vociferous local campaign by the No2 Veolia Action Group leads Occupation profiteer Veolia to withdraw from colossal waste management contracts. No 2 Veolia Action Group (No2VAG) are celebrating a huge victory with the withdrawal of Veolia, a multinational company complicit in Israeli violations of international law, from the final stage of the North London procurement process.
In a statement on 21st December the North London Waste Authority, which represents the seven London boroughs covered by the £4.7bn contracts, made the dramatic announcement that it had “received notification from Veolia Environmental Services that they will not be submitting final tenders for either NLWA’s waste services or fuel use contracts.” For two years the No2VAG has vigorously campaigned for Veolia to be removed from the list of bidders due to its grave misconduct in providing infrastructure to illegal Israeli settlements. Despite this involvement, Veolia was shortlisted for the final bids in February 2012. Read more…