Australia. The myth of Australia’s unique military has been deployed to boost support for Australian participation in all subsequent imperialist wars. The less justification there is for the war, the more the propaganda focuses on the supposed virtues of the troops rather than the justice of the cause. While the virtues of the Anzacs were part of the propaganda for World War II, they were more prominent during the Korean and Vietnam Wars and have become the dominant theme in reporting and discussion of Australia’s participation in the imperialist wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.Continue reading Australia’s military: A National Myth
The theme of war has been present in almost every kind of publication in recent months, including anarchist ones. War is approaching, it is about to break out, the two great international blocks are moving towards war: we must do everything we can to prevent the world from being completely annihilated through a mad impulse of those who govern us.Continue reading Alfredo M. #Bonanno: Towards Anarchist Antimilitarism
In June we, Stop the War on Migrants, sent a letter to multiple associations and cultural institutions to ask them to drop their sponsor relationship with Thales. Thales is one of the biggest arms companies of Europe that produces a broad range of military and security products. With these products, Thales contributes to wars, repression and violence against refugees.
Call to action by Rheinmetall Entwaffnen. August 29 – September 4, 2018: Camp with actions workshops and a demonstration in Unterlüß, Germany. Unterlüß is in the German state Lower Saxony (between Hannover and Hamburg).
Release of the last activist who took part in the five days of action against Eurostatory, an arms fair set up close to Paris, France.
Todays protests in solidarity with Afrin in Dortmund, Germany are banned by police authorities. Yesterday the cops already banned a gathering in solidarity with Afrin in Bonn. Last night cops also surrounded the autonomous center in Wuppertal and carried out ID checks after a gathering in solidarity with Afrin. The cops also checked people at Marienstrasse in Wuppertal. On Monday (06:00pm in front of the City Arkaden) people in Wuppertal will take the streets again to protest in solidarity with Afrin. All these cities are in the German state of Nort Rhine Westphalia. While authorities are banning protests against the Turkish miliraty aggression against Afrin, the German government approved 31 arms deals for the Turkish army between December 18, 2017 and January 24, 2018.
On Tuesday February 13th activists protested in front of arms manufacturer Northtrop Grumman Litef GmbH in Freiburg Germany.
Activists occupied the party offices of the Social Democratiy Party (SPD) in Hamburg yesterday. The activists hung up a banner at the front of the building with the text: “Blood on your hands!” Riot cops cleared the building, detaining two activists. German arms manufacturer Rheinmetall is pressing ahead another arms deal with the Turkish state. with For todays demonstration in solidarity with Afrin in Wuppertal, Germany police authorities banned all flags with Kurdish colours.
In the past week we published several reports about the repression against actions and demonstrations in Cologne, Dortmund and Hamburg. The German government seems to get more and more nervous. No wonder, many of the arms and military equipment that is being used by the Turkish army was made in Germany. In addition to the Leopard tanks, the Turkish soldiers and gangs are using rifles manufactured by Heckler & Koch and Mercedes vehicles.