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Thousands rally against war in Syria at emergency protest in London

28 November 2015
Around 5,000 people joined an emergency protest outside Downing Street against Britain joining the bombing of Syria, today, Saturday. The big turnout was despite the protest being called with just a few days' notice.

Western intervention will shed more Syrian blood

24 November 2015
The US has used the excuse of fighting Isis to intervene in Iraq again and in Syria.

Tories try to turn Paris tragedy into a new war—Don't bomb Syria

24 November 2015
David Cameron wants to exploit the shock of the Paris attacks to start bombing Syria, reports Judith Orr

Atrocities make good excuses for warmongers

24 November 2015
Politicians have always used atrocities to justify their own bloody wars, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Rulers use Paris attack to silence opposition

17 November 2015
A series of shootings and suicide bombings killed at least 129 people in the French capital Paris on Friday of last week.

Syria - West's bombs don't bring liberation

17 November 2015
The US has launched new extended airstrikes in eastern Syria. French jets bombed the city of Raqqa.

Our job is to defeat imperialism, not Isis

17 November 2015
Positively the stupidest thing said about the Paris attacks came from the French president, Francois Hollande, when he denounced them as an “act of war”. Of course they were, but this war didn’t start on Friday of last week.

Beaten at length, eyes gouged, fingers bent—torture and the war on terror

03 November 2015
A conveniently leaked 15-page US military intelligence report described Shaker Aamer as a “close associate of” Osama bin Laden with a history of “jihadist combat”.

Torture Camp Shame - British state colluded in innocent Shaker Aamer's 14 year ordeal

03 November 2015
Shaker Aamer’s lawyer, Gareth Peirce, demands the closure of Guantanamo Bay

The war on terror left a lasting sinister legacy

03 November 2015
The “war on terror” was always a lie. The West had to find an enemy to help it win support for its imperialist project.

Shaker Aamer free at last after 14 years in US prison

03 November 2015
Shaker Aamer was finally released from the US prison camp Guantanamo after almost 14 years of imprisonment without trial and no charges on Friday of last week.

'Thank you for standing up for justice', Shaker Aamer tells campaigners

31 October 2015
Shaker Aamer has thanked all those who have campaigned for his release when he arrived home after his release from the US prison camp Guantanamo Bay.

Anger after release of Shaker Aamer is delayed

27 October 2015
Angry protesters gathered at Downing Street last Saturday over continuing delays to the release of Shaker Aamer, the last remaining British resident in Guantanamo prison.

Syrian says, 'Bombing is no solution'

20 October 2015
Tens of thousands are fleeing the area around the Syrian town of Aleppo as Iranian forces back an offensive by dictator Bashar al Assad.

Leaks show US planned deadly raid on Afghan hospital

20 October 2015
Charity accuses US of ‘premeditated massacre’ after it bombed a hospital in Afghanistan, writes Judith Orr

Shaker Aamer still fears for his life from more US torture

06 October 2015
Shaker Aamer, the last British resident held in the US prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, still faces brutal treatment even though he is up for release.

Shaker Aamer to be freed

29 September 2015
The US government has announced it will release Shaker Aamer, the last British resident detained in Guantanamo Bay. 

Nine year olds face ‘racial profiling in British schools’ because of Prevent

29 September 2015
Primary school children face increasing racial profiling, according to a new report. 

Racist Tory strategy takes aim at children

29 September 2015
Muslim school pupils, teachers and academics are increasingly being treated as a threat, says?Judith Orr

David Cameron plays party politics in Syria

15 September 2015
Expect to hear a lot about military action in Syria in the next few weeks, writes Alex Callinicos. This is all about David Cameron playing party politics. It doesn’t mean that Britain is about to weigh seriously into the war in Syria.

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