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¿Se está pareciendo la policía británica cada vez más al ejército?

Betsy Barkas

La reciente ola de oposición a la violencia policial en los Estados Unidos bajo el lema #BlackLivesMatter ha alertado al mundo del preocupante uso de fuerza letal por varias fuerzas policiales de los Estados Unidos contra las comunidades negras. Sin embargo, mirando más de cerca a algunas de las tendencias en la policía británica indican que el público británico no debería ser complaciente con su propia situación.

War profiteer of the month: Providence Equity Partners

Providence Equity Partners is a global private equity firm focused on media, communications, education and information investments. Providence Equity Partners have a history of profiteering from war, including owning the company U.S.Investigation Services, which trained the violent and secretive 'Emergency Response Unit', an Iraqi paramilitary security organisation.

Campaign of the Month - Shifting priorities: from arms to renewables

Andrew Smith of Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) in the UK reflects on new research that shows a shift in priorities from militarism to green energy would create a safer, better world and hundreds of thousands of new jobs.

Imagine if the government put peace and social justice ahead of militarism and war? What would happen if the level of resources currently being put into promoting military might were used to make the world a better place?

La Red Europea Antimilitarista ayuda a detener una factoría de armas nucleares

Construction gate blockadedConstruction gate blockadedEl lunes 2 de marzo, miembros de la Red Europea Antimilitarista y cientos de activistas de todas las islas británicas amanecieron temprano y preparados para bloquear masivamente el Establecimiento de Armas Atómicas de Burghfield (AWE): el cierre de Burghfield.

Global Day of Action on Military Spending, 2015

On Monday 13th April, groups across the world took action on military spending. The Global Day of Action on Military Spending (GDAMS) is now in it's fifth year, and WRI affiliates took action to highlight the huge amounts of money that are wasted on military expenditure across the globe.

In Finland, two WRI affiliates came together to display a banner reading "If we had $1.8 trillion, we'd would #movethemoney to education, renewable energy, healthcare" in multiple languages. Members of South Korean group World Without War are currently touring Europe, met with members of AKL (the Union of Conscientious Objectors), and took part in the action.

Sylvia Boyes

Activist:
Detention centre:
Start of detention:
  • 19 Mar 2015
End of detention:
  • 25 Mar 2015
País:
  • Gran Bretaña
Descripción:
  • Imprisoned for 14 days for refusing to pay fines relating to a protest against the DSEi arms fair in 2013.

Cierre de AWE Burghfield: 25 activistas europeos interrogados bajo la por el anexo 7 de la Ley de prevención del terrorismo de 2000 en Calais

European Antimilitarist Network members meeting buefore Burghfield LockdownEuropean Antimilitarist Network members meeting buefore Burghfield Lockdown

25 activistas por la paz internacionales de Finlandia, Suecia y Bélgica que viajaban en un autobús desde Finlandia a Burghfield en Berkshire para participar en el bloqueo para cerrar la base de Burghfield que tendrá lugar el lunes 2 de marzo fueron parados y registrados por el anexo 7 de la Ley de prevención del terrorismo por policías británicos antiterroristas en Calais el 28 de febrero de 2015. Los/as pacifistas de los grupos Unión de Objetores de Conciencia de Finlandia (AKL), ofog de Suecia y Acción por la Paz de Bélgica, entre otros, son parte de un grupo de más de 40 activistas europeos que van a participar en el bloqueo de AWE Burghfield el lunes 2 de marzo de 2015, para presionar contra la renovación del sistema de armamento nuclear británico Trident [1].

Report from the week of action for military-free education and research

The first ever international week of action for military-free education and research was held between 25-31 October 2014. This follows on from a day of action last year. Antimilitarists across the world took action to raise awareness, and challenge, the role the military has in education and research in educational institutions. This role gives them access to young people - to lay the groundwork for recruitment later in life, and to promote military values.

Demilitarize McGill students disrupt space militarisation eventDemilitarize McGill students disrupt space militarisation eventDifferent groups used the week of action in different ways. Some challenged military presence in schools through direct action, some publicly debated the presence of the military in education, others showed films, wrote articles, and campaigned on social media.

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