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War on Terror


US aerial assault on Somalia

13 January 2007
US aircraft rained death on Somalia, east Africa, this week, in a further horrific escalation of the "war on terror".

Worldwide protests on Guantanamo’s 5th anniversary

13 January 2007
The global anti-war movement will be marking the fifth anniversary of Guantanamo Bay with protests this week. Activists, including Cindy Sheehan and former prisoners, will lead a demonstration outside the detention facility in Cuba.

Ghost prisoners: the truth about ‘extraordinary rendition’

11 November 2006
Since the beginning of the "war on terror" the CIA intelligence agency, on the orders of George Bush’s administration, has used a fleet of executive jets to secretly transport prisoners around the globe.

Former BNP man faces charges

28 October 2006
A former election candidate for the Nazi British National Party (BNP) and a dentist have appeared in court on explosives charges.

Anger grows as Special Branch spies on students

28 October 2006
Staff and students at Dundee university are campaigning against the presence of police officers from Special Branch on the campus.

General Dannatt’s attack: a blow that has left New Labour reeling

21 October 2006
Tony Blair received a body blow last week from a most unexpected source - General Sir Richard Dannatt, the head of the British army.

Warmongers play race card

21 October 2006
Britain is facing a sustained attempt to whip up full-blooded racism. Each day government ministers are clamouring to appear on camera denouncing Muslims and demanding their neighbours and teachers spy on them.

The bomb plot that didn’t make the news headlines

14 October 2006
Police claimed last week that they had seized what was potentially the largest ever haul of chemical explosives plus a rocket launcher and a nuclear and biological protection suit.

US hypocrisy over North Korean nuclear test

14 October 2006
George Bush reacted to North Korea’s first nuclear test by calling for "an immediate response from the United Nations security council". The tests, he said, were "unacceptable".

Korean bomb: the nightmare created by Bush

14 October 2006
North Korea’s decision to conduct a nuclear weapons test on Monday of this week drew condemnation from all the world’s major powers. Across the globe people rightly fear a nuclear conflagration.

A terror raid that doesn't make the headlines - despite chemical explosives and a rocket launcher

07 October 2006
Here's a police seizure of weapons that wasn’t splashed all over the front pages.

Deepening catastrophe in Afghanistan

23 September 2006
The British, US and other Nato troops in Afghanistan are losing. How has this happened?

Bush’s ‘long war’ is falling apart

23 September 2006
Five years after 11 September 2001, George Bush and his advisers continue to affirm that they are engaged in a global "long war" against terrorism.

Map of central Manchester with march route

23 September 2006

Babar Ahmad: a message from my prison cell

23 September 2006
Terrorism is the bulldog used by Tony Blair’s administration to frighten the electorate into accepting repressive legislation. And once that legislation is set in stone, it is used against anyone but terrorists.

School students rage against the horrors of war

16 September 2006
Students at Quintin Kynaston school in north west London showed Tony Blair what they think of his warmongering when they protested against his visit to their school.

Tony Blair: go now

09 September 2006
Tony Blair’s crisis is the result of a revolt that has been gathering for five years. At the heart of it is opposition to imperialist wars and New Labour’s murderous alliance with George Bush.

All roads lead to the Manchester demonstration, 23 September

09 September 2006
With just two weeks to go until the 23 September "Time To Go" demonstration in Manchester at the Labour Party conference, momentum is growing in the north west of England.

Statement from Raytheon Nine as court date set

09 September 2006
The Raytheon Nine appeared in court today and were remanded on continuing bail to appear again in court on 12 October.

How many must die before Blair goes?

09 September 2006
Tony Blair’s grip on political power is lurching deeper into crisis this week as the deaths of British soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq increase.

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