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War on Terror


Guantanamo detainees seek justice from British government

11 May 2010
The British government is scrambling to keep more evidence of its complicity in torture under wraps after judges dismissed an attempt to suppress it.

Court hears of anger over Gaza

27 April 2010
Martin Askew, who was arrested at the London protests against the Israeli invasion of Gaza, was found guilty on two counts of violent disorder on Tuesday. He will be sentenced on 28 May.

Tortured for 7 years - and the British government knew it

16 March 2010
Muhammad Saad Iqbal Madni is just 32 years old but has difficulty walking even with a walking frame. He is dependent on antibiotics and antidepressants and he can’t hear out of his left ear.

Shocking birth defects in Fallujah

09 March 2010
Children in the Iraqi city of Fallujah are still being born with severe birth defects.

More lies from the government about Binyam Mohamed

02 March 2010
Yet another judge criticised British spies for their complicity in torture last week. And yet again the government responded with lies.

British spies complicit in torture of Binyam Mohamed

16 February 2010
British intelligence is involved in torture.

No justice

09 February 2010
Manufacturers of weapons of mass destruction can pay their way out of the courts. Young people protesting against war crimes are subject to harsh jail terms.

Shifts in the ‘war on terror’ that bring more death

12 January 2010
A number of significant shifts have taken place in the "war on terror" since Christmas. US rhetoric against Yemen has been cranked up since the failed Detroit plane bomber claimed to have been trained in the country.

How Western imperialism has shaped this war-torn country

05 January 2010
Yemen has been ripped apart by decades of war waged by British colonialism, US imperialism and the Western powers’ proxy forces in the region.

Yemen is latest target in US war

05 January 2010
Yemen has become the latest "rogue state" to be targeted in the US-led "war on terror".

Policeman who assaulted Babar Ahmad acquitted of racially aggravated assault

03 November 2009
Babar Ahmad is a south London IT worker who has been in jail for five years. The Metropolitan Police admitted to beating him up in December 2003 and paid him £60,000 in compensation.

London protesters face jail for standing up for Gaza

03 November 2009
Mass arrests of protesters on a scale not seen since the Poll Tax Riot of 1990 have been used against people demonstrating in London for Palestinian rights.

Thousands surge against the war

27 October 2009
"Money for jobs and education, not for war and occupation!"

‘Preventing Violent Extremism’: A dangerous precedent

27 October 2009
The Observer newspaper presented the findings of a major survey into race in Britain in November 2001. One question asked which ethnic community had had the most positive influence on British society. Some 52 percent of respondents replied Asian.

War intensifies in Somalia

22 September 2009
A US airstrike on a suspected Al Qaida leader, Saleh Nabhan, in Somalia has triggered a new round of fighting in the east African state.

Omar Deghayes: Victim of Guantanamo faces racism

22 September 2009
The family of Omar Deghayes, a former detainee in Guantanamo Bay, have endured a series of racist attacks in their hometown of Saltdean, near Brighton.

Lockerbie facts are revealed

22 September 2009
Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, the man wrongly convicted of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing, has published documents on the internet to prove his innocence.

Torture report reveals US abuses

25 August 2009
CIA agents carried out mock executions and threatened a prisoner with a gun and a power drill as part of the "war on terror".

Stop the war activists prepare for new demo

18 August 2009
There is a growing sense that the war in Afghanistan is heading for even greater disaster and cannot be won.

Sorrow and anger in Wootton Basset as dead soldiers return

18 August 2009
People lined the streets of Wootton Bassett in Wiltshire on Tuesday to show their respects for the British soldiers recently killed in Afghanistan.

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