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War on Terror


Hypocrisy over Abu Hamza ignores brutal violence of the state

20 May 2014
The tabloids’ favourite terror suspect Abu Hamza was convicted of supporting terrorism in a US court this week. The British government used the case to extradite others, such as Babar Ahmad and Talha Ahsan, to the US. 

The bitter legacy of Western intervention in Afghanistan

08 April 2014
As Nato’s occupation comes to an end, Guy Smallman speaks to Afghans about its legacy of deep poverty and corruption

Tony Blair wants more war

08 April 2014
Warmonger and former prime minister Tony Blair showed his contempt for ordinary people this week.

Babar Ahmad and Talha Ahsan to challenge witness

11 March 2014
Two British citizens who were extradited to the US on terrorism charges are challenging a witness.

Anger at Moazzam Begg ‘terrorism related’ charges

04 March 2014
Geoff Dexter and Ken Olende report on the anger at news of the detention of Moazzam Begg

Demonstrate against the arrest of Moazzam Begg

26 February 2014
A national demonstration has been called in Birmingham for Saturday to protest at the arrest of former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg on suspicion of terrorism.

Still no justice as Babar Ahmad and Talha Ahsan change pleas

11 December 2013
Babar Ahmad and Talha Ahsan, two British men extradited to the US in October last year after long court cases, appeared in court in New Haven yesterday, Tuesday, and changed their pleas to guilty.

Jeremy Scahill talks about his film Dirty Wars: finding the names and faces of the West's victims

03 December 2013
Investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill set out to put names, faces and stories to the victims of the Western military in his new film Dirty Wars. He spoke to Judith Orr about his journey to expose the slaughter of the “war on terror”

JSOC exposed: How Britain’s SAS helped set up the US president’s private army

03 December 2013
Investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill looks at the shadowy Joint Special Operations Command in his new film Dirty Wars

Gibson and Chilcot reports into torture and war held up

26 November 2013
Publication of a report exposing British involvement in rendition and torture has been postponed at the last minute.

What they don't tell you about the ‘Burqa bunker’: Mohammed Ahmed Mohamed was rendered and tortured by Britain

19 November 2013
When Mohammed Ahmed Mohamed sliced off the electronic tag, donned a burqa and slipped away from a London mosque it created headlines.

Thousands killed in Iraq in chaos made by the US

29 October 2013
Car bombs in Baghdad killed dozens of people on Sunday of last week. 

Nigerian military kills hundreds in 'war on terror'

22 October 2013
The Nigerian military has killed over 950 people in custody this year as part of its “war on terror” against Islamist group Boko Haram.

Guantanamo guards punish Shaker Aamer for hunger strike

15 October 2013
Guards targeted Shaker Aamer, the last British resident in Guantanamo, when he joined a mass hunger strike protesting prison brutality, a fellow inmate has reported. Hunger strikers were put in solitary confinement and force fed through the nose. 

Rebels take on the regime - and it's 'fifth column' in Syria

24 September 2013
The threat of US intervention is opening up divisions in the opposition even as the regime admits it has reached stalemate, warns Simon Assaf

Syrian voices oppose Western intervention

10 September 2013
A growing number of insurgent organisations in Syria have declared their opposition to a US strike on Bashar al-Assad’s regime.

Obama's desperate measures to get support for Syria attack

10 September 2013
Barack Obama is exposing the faultlines of US power as he goes all out to win a vote to attack Syria.

Punish war crimes - not those who expose them

06 August 2013
 Our rulers are often keen to talk about transparency and openness. But the Bradley Manning case has revealed an important reality.

Shaker Aamer threatened with deportation

30 July 2013
Shaker Aamer, the last British resident held in Guantanamo prison, is being threatened with transfer to Saudi Arabia.

Verdict due for Bradley Manning

30 July 2013
Bradley Manning, the whistleblower who exposed US war crimes, was due to hear the verdict in his case as Socialist Worker went to press. 

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