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War on Terror


New push to attack rights on detention

15 April 2008
Gordon Brown’s government is pushing ahead with plans to extend the period that people can be held without charge.

Why the US and Britain are determined not to leave Iraq

08 April 2008
An occupation without limit and a war without end. This is the message coming out of Britain and the US following the recent uprising by Iraqis.

Left list election candidate held at Heathrow

02 April 2008
Tower Hamlets councillor Oliur Rahman, a Left List candidate in the 1 May London Assembly elections, was detained at Heathrow airport under the Prevention of Terrorism Act.

Muslim chaplain Adam Kelwick speaks out against airport stops

01 April 2008
A Muslim chaplain from Liverpool has spoken out against the treatment that Muslims face at airports from anti-terrorism officials.

Former Guantanamo detainee to speak at World Against War march

11 March 2008
Omar Deghayes, the British former Guantanamo Bay detainee who was released at the end of last year, will be speaking at the Stop the War demonstration in London this Saturday.

‘War on terror’ becomes a war without end

11 March 2008
"We can’t agree it’s global, we can’t agree it’s terrorism, but we all generally agree it’s a war, and it’s going to be long," wrote James Carafano, a leading neocon "intellectual" of the Heritage Foundation.

Spain drops charges against Omar Deghayes and Jamil el-Banna

06 March 2008
Campaigners for British Guantanamo Bay detainees Omar Deghayes and Jamil el-Banna were celebrating today at the news that authorities have dropped attempts to extradite the two men to Spain.

US ratchets up its global war

04 March 2008
Somalia US warplanes bombed a small town in Somalia earlier this week killing four people and wounding 20 – including four children.

Media hypocrisy over Prince Harry and Ben Griffin

04 March 2008
Two soldiers – two very different fates. Last week saw the sickening spectacle of the mainstream media fawning over Prince Harry’s Afghanistan adventure.

Ex-SAS soldier: ‘Britain is deeply involved’

26 February 2008
Former SAS soldier Ben Griffin has spoken out against the government’s latetst claims that it did not know about CIA torture flights.

Labour is still lying about extraordinary rendition flights

26 February 2008
The Labour government is still lying over its complicity in the use of kidnapping and torture in the "war on terror".

Protest at Express against media attacks on Muslims

26 February 2008

Internet ruling is civil rights victory

19 February 2008
Civil rights campaigners have welcomed last week’s decision by the appeal court to overturn the convictions of five young Muslims who were jailed under anti-terrorism laws simply for downloading material from the internet.

Anything to declare in the ‘war on terror’?

19 February 2008
This government is capable of sending tanks to Heathrow to avert a supposed terrorist threat, but when an international criminal turns up, don’t expect the police to arrest him.

Campaigners oppose extradition of Omar Deghayes and Jamil el-Banna

19 February 2008
Supporters of former Guantanamo prisoners Omar Deghayes and Jamil el-Banna protested outside their hearing on Thursday of last week. The Spanish government is trying to extradite them on terror charges. Both men have suffered severely in Guantanamo Bay and their supporters say they are medically unfit to stand trial

This is what the US calls justice

12 February 2008
The US’s decision to seek the death penalty for six Guantanamo Bay detainees in connection with 9/11 is a crime against the very idea of justice.

Real victim of bugging scandal is Babar Ahmad

05 February 2008
Arrested on the wishes of the US. Thrown in jail for the past three and a half years. Threatened with extradition on trumped up "terrorism" charges. And now it has been revealed that the police bugged his meetings with his MP.

Counter-terror bill threats

05 February 2008
A new counter-terrorism bill currently going through parliament is set to remove juries from some inquests into how people have died.

Threat of 42 day detention limit

11 December 2007
Gordon Brown’s government is pushing ahead with plans to further extend the period that terrorism suspects can be held without charge.

Guantanamo Bay: hopes for freedom

11 December 2007
Family and friends of Omar Deghayes – the Brighton man incarcerated in Guantanamo Bay for six years – are greeting with cautious optimism media reports that he and three other British detainees are soon to be released.

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