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War on Terror


Britain and US escalate use of murderous drones

28 May 2013
Britain now has 500 drones (unmanned aerial vehicles). These include five Reaper drones in Afghanistan which can carry 500lb bombs and hellfire missiles. 

SWP statement: Don’t let racists divide us after Woolwich attack

23 May 2013
Racists and right wingers are trying to use yesterday’s horrific killing in south London to divide working people and whip up hatred of Muslims.

Troops face longer tours in Afghanistan

14 May 2013
Tours of duty for British troops in Afghanistan are set to be extended from six to nine months. The shift will affect 3,500 soldiers. 

US leaders backed cruel treatment

23 April 2013
It is “indisputable” that the US government used torture after 11 September 2001—and top officials are ultimately to blame.

British troops are accused of ‘hanging and torture’ in Iraq

23 April 2013
British troops in Iraq tortured then hanged a teenager, his uncle has told a public inquiry.

Guantanamo guards terrorise prisoners on hunger strike

16 April 2013
The last British detainee in Guantanamo Bay has spoken out about conditions in the prison and why he’s on hunger strike.

Babar Ahmad and Talha Ahsan lose final extradition appeal

05 October 2012
The High Court has rejected final appeals from Babar Ahmad, Talha Ahsan and three other prisoners who have been fighting extradition to the US.

Anti-war protesters rally outside US embassy

19 May 2012
Several hundred protesters rallied outside the US embassy in London today, Saturday, as Nato leaders met in Chicago to discuss the ongoing "war on terror".

Global protests planned as Nato meets in Chicago

16 May 2012
Nato leaders are preparing to gather in Chicago on Sunday for a two day conference on the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan.

CIA has been caught with its pants down over underpants bomber

15 May 2012
The CIA claims it "foiled" an underwear bomb plot by seizing the bomb. But its pants are smouldering.

Evidence of MI6 role in torture flight

10 April 2012
More evidence is emerging that the British government is responsible for torture.

Shaker Aamer protest

14 February 2012
Supporters of Shaker Aamer—the last British resident in Guantanamo Bay­—marched last Saturday in south London.

British intelligence covers up, again

17 January 2012
The British intelligence services are bogged down in accusations of torture and collusion.

Vigil held for Guantanamo detainee Shaker Aamer

14 December 2011
Supporters and friends of Shaker Aamer held a vigil outside Downing Street last Saturday. He is the last British resident to be held in Guantanamo Bay, where he has been imprisoned for nearly ten years.

Sign e-petition for Babar Ahmad

25 October 2011
The campaign to release south London IT worker Babar Ahmad is asking supporters to sign an e‑petition which demands he should be tried in Britain.

Inquiry report does not provide justice for Baha Mousa

08 September 2011
An "appalling episode of serious, gratuitous violence" by the British army killed Baha Mousa in Iraq.

‘Terror’ cover for attacks on civil liberties

06 September 2011
The "war on terror" has meant the worst abuses of civil liberties and human rights in generations.

‘Iraq can be a base for more US aggression’ Sami Ramadani

06 September 2011
More than eight years into the occupation of Iraq, the US is still using the pretext of fighting Al Qaida terrorists to prolong its military presence.

US hit by its former ally

06 September 2011
US hit by its former ally

Power failure: ten years since 9/11

06 September 2011
The attacks on New York and Washington on 11 September 2001 seemed to come literally out of the blue—raining death out of a clear September sky. Politicians and the media proclaimed that the world was changed completely by these events. But how do they look now?

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