Eliza Egret

A Lifetime opposing the US military

by [b]Eliza Egret and Tom Anderson[/b]
Originally published by Uneven Earth at http://unevenearth.org/2017/12/okinawa/

There are eighty of us sitting down, linking arms, blocking the gates of a US military base. Private security guards are lined up behind us, while men in uniform film us from behind barbed-wire fences. Suddenly, Japanese police officers pile out of their vans in their dozens.

Flooding the cradle of civilisation: A 12,000 year old town in Kurdistan battles for survival

It’s one of the oldest continually inhabited places on earth, but a new dam has put Hasankeyf under threat, write Eliza Egret and Tom Anderson.

West Papua's Silent Genocide

The brutal occupation of West Papua is under-reported - but UK and US corporations are profiting from the violence, write Eliza Egret and Tom Anderson

The revolving door between the government and the arms trade

The involvement of high-ranking Tory ministers at the DSEI arms fair highlights the thin line between government department and the arms industry, writes ELIZA EGRET

Don’t let the world’s biggest arms fair turn 20

Once again, Docklands’ ExCeL Centre will host the DSEI (Defence and Security Equipment International) arms fair next month. 1,600 exhibitors will showcase equipment including drones, tanks, guns, bombs, warships, crowd control weaponry and covert surveillance equipment.

Original article at http://www.redpepper.org.uk/dont-let-the-worlds-biggest-arms-fair-turn-20/

Struggles for autonomy in Kurdistan - Corporate Watch

A book from Corporate Watch on Kurdish struggles and corporate complicity in the repression of social movements in Rojava and Bakur.

Democratic autonomy in North Kurdistan: An interview with the Democratic Society Congress

This Democratic autonomy is a movement which aims to establish a network of grassroots assemblies in Bakur (the Kurmanji Kurdish word for the area of Kurdistan within the borders of Turkey). Corporate Watch carried out interviews with several of the organisations involved in the process of democratic autonomy in June and July 2015.