British soldier arrested for protesting war on Yemen

first_imgAug. 30 — Lance Corporal Ahmed Al-Babati, an active duty British soldier since 2017 and member of the 14th Signal Regiment, was arrested Aug. 24 in London while protesting the British government’s support for Saudi Arabia and its criminal war against Yemen. Lance Corporal Ahmed Al-Babati protests war on Yemen outside British prime minister’s residence.The arrest took place outside the official residence of the British Prime Minister at 10 Downing Street. Al-Babati was taken into custody by both the Royal Military Police and London Metropolitan Police. (see video: streamable.com/3fe6si)In a video posted online, Lance Corporal Al-Babati explained the reasons he took action: “It is clear that this government has blood on their hands; so with that being said, I refuse to continue my military service until the arms trade with Saudi Arabia has been put to an end. It is reported that a child dies every ten minutes in Yemen; so I’ll be standing outside 10 Downing Street blowing a whistle every ten minutes, so they can hear every time a child dies, due to a war they continue to arm and support.” (streamable.com/gknjh8)Veterans For Peace U.K. issued a strong statement in support and solidarity with Lance Corporal Al-Babati which concludes, “As fellow serving and former soldiers, we have the power to provide direct support for Al-Babati and to explain and publicize the atrocities that he has exposed.” (tinyurl.com/y38d7x89)British and U.S. arms manufacturers BAE Systems, Lockheed Martin and Raytheon Technologies, to name a few, have had billions of dollars in sales to Saudi Arabia since the war began in 2015.Kramer is a member of Veterans For Peace / Chapter 021 (Northern New Jersey)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Donegal ICSA furious at horse meat being found in beef burgers

first_img WhatsApp Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey WhatsApp Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Twitter By News Highland – January 16, 2013 News Pinterest Previous articleGolf – McGinley Relishing European CaptaincyNext articleDonegal burglaries to be raised with Minister for Justice News Highland Twitter A senior Government Minister has admitted there may be a short term impact on Irish exports following the discovery of traces of horsemeat in burgers on sale in supermarkets here.However, the Environment Minister Phil Hogan says the discovery proves that the system of checks in the Irish food industry is working well.Horse DNA was found in burgers on sale in Tesco, Dunnes, Aldi, Lidl, and Iceland.Minister Hogan says an investigation by the Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney will get to the bottom of it and make the current system even more robust – but he admits there will be a knock on effect in the short term.John Barron is the Rural Development Chairman with the ICSA and a member of the Donegal County Executive – he says farmers are angry that their quality product has been tarnished by processors:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/johnrawHORSE.mp3[/podcast] Google+center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Donegal ICSA furious at horse meat being found in beef burgers Pinterest Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Facebook LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Google+ Facebooklast_img read more

Carting becoming increasingly popular in B&H

first_imgIf you are not destined to drive a Formula 1 like Michael Raikkoner or Michael Schumacher, it is never too late to gain fame – at least on carting tracks. Especially if you compete with friends or colleagues from work.Carting is a mega popular car sport in the world where participants manage motor vehicles on tracks of circular form, which are often changed so as to avoid the boredom among the drivers. Indoor carting is becoming increasingly popular as well, and there is one in Sarajevo as well.Aner Bijedić, employee of the Carting Center, said that this type of recreation offers a dose of adrenaline and gathers youngsters and adults every day, who are coming there to feel like real, professional drivers. The Center owns a 200 meters long track which is more than long enough for great fun and forgetting about everyday problems at least for a while.Although the carting vehicles are usually miniature and can speed up to 240 kilometers per hour, here they are safe even for the youngest drivers.“Carting is made for fun. Children can drive them already from 12 years of age and up because they have adjustable pedals and seats, so the sport became quite attractive for the entire family,” Bijedić said.Safety comes first, of course. Before you get behind the wheel, which is quite heavy, putting on the helmet and gloves is mandatory.(Source: fakttor.ba/ photo klix)last_img read more