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Solider's mum: 'Gordon Brown has blood on his hands'

18 August 2009
Danni Hamilton’s son is in the British army. He has now been given battle orders to go to Afghanistan. She spoke to Socialist Worker about why the troops should be brought home:

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.

Pakistan is caught in logic of the US’s war

28 April 2009
Events in Pakistan last week offered a stark reminder of why the "war on terror" will not go away.

Obama and the CIA ‘mistakes’

21 April 2009
On a visit to CIA headquarters, President Barack Obama stated it was time to admit "mistakes" and "move forward" – by promising CIA agents would not face legal action over their involvement in torture and adding "you should be proud to be members of the CIA".

Raids and reports fuel Islamophobia

14 April 2009
A high-profile counter-terrorism raid, in which 12 Pakistani students were arrested on Wednesday of last week, has raised key issues over civil liberties and the "war on terror".

New dossier details British torture role

07 April 2009
Further evidence is emerging of systematic British involvement in "extraordinary rendition".

Police admit abuse of Babar Ahmad

24 March 2009
Babar Ahmad, the south London IT worker who has been held in jail for over four years, won a small taste of justice last week. The Metropolitan Police admitted to beating him up in December 2003 and paid him £60,000 in compensation.

Babar Ahmad’s court case begins

17 March 2009
Babar Ahmad, the south London IT worker who has been detained without charge in Britain for over four years, started his civil suit against the Metropolitan Police for assault in the High Court on Monday of this week.

Britain’s cover-up of torture is unravelling

17 March 2009
There were more revelations this week about the British government’s complicity in the torture of suspects as part of the "war on terror".

British authorities step up their vendetta against Hicham Yezza - by jailing him

10 March 2009
Hicham Yezza, the Nottingham university administrator who was falsely accused of terrorism for printing off an "Al Qaida" document, has been jailed for nine months for immigration irregularities.

No promise of peace from Gordon Brown or Barack Obama

10 March 2009
After more than seven years of war in Afghanistan, the British and US governments openly admit that they are no closer to victory than they were when they invaded in 2001.

Police spy on protesters

10 March 2009
Police officers are using a criminal database to store information on "thousands" of political activists who have been neither arrested not charged with any crime.

Exposed: Britain’s internal rendition

03 March 2009
In an astonishing breach of normal legal procedure, home secretary Jacqui Smith last week sent five bailed men to prison, overriding the ruling of a senior judge.

Preventing Violent Extremism: who defines ‘extremism’?

24 February 2009
For the last two years the government has attempted to divide the Muslim community in this country by launching a programme called Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE).

Men arrested on Gaza convoy are released

24 February 2009
A high profile raid on activists joining a humanitarian convoy to Gaza has highlighted how the police are using "anti-terrorism" laws to harass campaigners.

Binyam Mohamed: ‘British officers were allies of my abusers’

24 February 2009
Guantanamo Bay detainee Binyam Mohamed has finally been released after seven years locked up without charge.

Anger grows at police for arresting Muslims on Gaza aid mission

20 February 2009
Three men from Burnley, Lancashire, were released without charge yesterday after being arrested under anti-terrorism legislation on their way to join a humanitarian mission to Gaza.

‘We’re photographers, not terrorists’

17 February 2009

The racist truth about Dutch film maker Geert Wilders

13 February 2009
The banning of Dutch film maker Geert Wilders from Britain has led to renewed arguments about free speech. Last year Maina van der Zwan from Socialist Worker's Dutch sister organisation examined his Islamophobic film, Fitna, describing it as, "a disgusting piece of racist propaganda which resembles Der Ewige Jude (The Eternal Jew), a film Nazis used in 1940 to 'expose' the Jews of Europe".

The British government is implicated in torture

27 January 2009
Foreign secretary David Miliband has welcomed Barack Obama’s decision to close Guantanamo Bay.

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