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Anti militarists in Bristol successfully disrupted the Unmanned Aircraft Vehicle Conference this Monday (the 2nd ). Nearly 100 activists from around the country besieged the robotic warmongers' get-together, assisted by the blasting sound of live punk.
Several protesters managed to scale the walls of the Armada House, the conference building, unveiling a Palestinian flag and annoying the hell out of the delegates inside. Witnesses reported that several arms dealers made a hasty exit surrounded by a police escort. Seven demonstrators were nicked, one for the heinous crime of “wobbling the glass” of the conference centre. Others were nicked mostly on public order charges (with a side order of assault police).
Some of the world's largest arms companies were present at the Conference, including BAE systems, Northrop Grumman and Thales. Military and defence industry wonks see robotic drones as the future of the military: politicians and generals like them for the same reason- they cut down on casualties amongst “our boys” leaving the dying and devastation to shepherds and villagers in poor and probably Muslim countries. The US has recently unveiled plans for the future generation of nuclear powered drones (essentially flying dirty bombs) and autonomous 'intelligent' drones that supposedly will be are able to identify enemy foes without the need for human involvement. Drones are beginning to make an appearance over the UK's skies as part of the militarised 'security' preparations for the Olympics.
People power versus robot war!- Support the campaigns that are fighting against the drone war:
http://dronewarsuk.wordpress.com/ and, not to forget,
Russian anti-fascist unfairly imprisoned under Putin's new house rules.
'Ground the Drones' demo to take place in Lincoln this Saturday as UK expands armed drone programme - and international resistance to the Drone Wars amps up.
Anti-cuts protesters block Lord Freud's Highgate London home and stage "evict a millionaire" demo.
If the “world leaders” heading to Enniskillen in June were hoping for an easy protest-free ride they were sadly mistaken
National Front demonstration has a poor turn out in Swansea, followed by a Blood & Honour gig in the valleys.
Protesters call for the closure of Harlan Laboratories - leading breeders of research animals - and for a government inquiry into animal testing.
UK ISM activist expecting imminent deportation after arrest by Israeli military
On International Taiji Action Day for Dolphins 2013 a demonstration was held outside the Japanese Embassy in Piccadilly, London