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War on Terror


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.

Deepening catastrophe in Afghanistan

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

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.

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.

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.

Police 'terror' raids increase racism

09 September 2006
Last weekend saw the headlines dominated by another series of high profile police raids to round up Muslims alleged to be involved in "terror plots". This time a halal Chinese restaurant in south London and an Islamic school in East Sussex were targeted.

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.

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.

The Manchester Time to Go demonstration: ‘This isn’t one to miss’

09 September 2006
The amount of money spent on communications by the government has trebled since it came to power in 1997. The biggest single increase in this astonishing figure has been at the ministry of defence.

The nightmare of occupation in Afghanistan

02 September 2006
There is a full-scale war going on in Afghanistan, shattering British government claims that its troops would act as "peacekeepers".

'Terror' hype sparks racist backlash against Asians

26 August 2006
Tabloid headlines, broadsheet comment pages and ministers’ speeches are once again full of lurid claims about Muslims and "integration" in the wake of the decision on Monday of this week to charge 11 suspects over the alleged "terror plot" to blow up planes with liquid explosives.

Who are the true terrorists?

19 August 2006
The political fallout from the alleged plot against airliners is a sign of how far the wider debate over the "war on terrorism" has shifted against the government.

Terror plot: Blair's wars makes us a target

19 August 2006
A series of high profile raids, together with claims that a major terrorist plot had been uncovered, dominated the headlines and the news channels last week.

Moazzam Begg: ‘the powerful want to change our way of life’

24 June 2006
Former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Moazzam Begg spoke to Pete Jackson about the attacks on rights in Britain after the police "terror" raid in Forest Gate

Dahr Jamail on his experience of the Iraqi resistance

19 March 2005
One of the few independent journalists still reporting from Iraq, Dahr Jamail's work has been published across the world. He spoke to Socialist Worker.

Moazzam Begg letter

09 October 2004
Full text of Moazzam Begg's letter from Guantanamo

Moazzam Begg’s letter from hell

09 October 2004
MOAZZAM BEGG, the British law student being held in solitary confinement in Guantanamo Bay, has accused the US military of torture, death threats and illegal abduction.

Babar Ahmad: ‘I dared to seek for the truth in a false world’

04 September 2004
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Moazzam Begg's father: 'He let executioner take my son'

19 July 2003
'They don't want them to come home. They actually want them to get killed so their stories do not get out.' This is how Azmat Begg, father of Guantanamo detainee Moazzam Begg, sees the government's attitude to his son's plight.

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