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War on Terror


‘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?

Scrap racist anti-terror law

24 May 2011
People from ethnic minorities are 42 times more likely to be stopped and searched under anti-terror laws, it has been revealed.

Guantanamo files show US horrors

26 April 2011
Some 700 leaked US government files about Guantanamo Bay show the brutality and paranoia at the heart of the regime.

Britain trains Bangladeshi torturers: new evidence

18 January 2011
Further evidence has come to light of the relationship between British governments and a Bangladeshi paramilitary death squad.

Wikileaks reveals British government trained death squad

04 January 2011
The British government has been training a Bangladeshi paramilitary death squad, leaked US embassy cables have revealed.

US tortures its own soldier over Wikileaks

04 January 2011
Bradley Manning, a 22-year old US army private, is being tortured by the US state.

Decision Points: George W Bush was an evil genuis - no really!

23 November 2010
George W Bush is not an idiot. He was more dangerous than that.

US killed an aid worker and countless Afghans

12 October 2010
Tory foreign secretary William Hague was caught lying last week, after kidnapped aid worker Linda Norgrove was killed by a US grenade in Afghanistan.

None Of Us Were Like This Before: A system of torture that destroys lives and minds

12 October 2010
The US and Britain’s "war on terror" is maintained by the torture and oppression of the people of Iraq and Afghanistan.

School students to relaunch School Students Against the War

21 September 2010
An important meeting of school students will take place this weekend.

War round-up

14 September 2010
Bad week for bomber Blair Protests forced Tony Blair to back out of a series of events last week.

Anti-war soldier Joe Glenton is released from military prison

13 July 2010
Joe Glenton, the British soldier who refused to fight in Afghanistan, was released from military prison on Monday after serving four months for going absent without leave (Awol).

Inquiry will continue torture cover-up

13 July 2010
The government has announced an inquiry into the British security services and torture. It is too little too late.

Court rules in favour of Babar Ahmad

13 July 2010
The European Court of Human Rights ruled last week that, after six years in prison without charge, Babar Ahmad should not be extradited to the US. Judges ruled that his extradition should be temporarily frozen due to deep concerns regarding possible "cruel and unusual punishment".

Tories keep 28 days terror law

29 June 2010
The Tory-Lib Dem coalition has renewed New Labour’s policy of 28 days’ detention without charge for terror suspects. It shows its claim of being in favour of greater liberties is a sham.

Jail after web comments

29 June 2010
A young man who had initially been accused of encouraging the murder of Gordon Brown and Tony Blair was jailed for five years last week.

British Muslim: ‘Did Britain set me up to be tortured?’

29 June 2010
Adil has faced state racism in Britain from an early age. "The police harassment started when I was a kid.", he said. "In 1996 me and my brother went to martial arts classes at an Islamic Centre.

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