The Nato powers that overthrew Gaddafi did not do so because he was a tyrannical ruler, but because he pursued a nationalist policy which was at odds with western policies in the Middle East.
Benn remained true to his principles when so many senior Labour figures were doing the exact opposite, picking up peerages and lucrative directorships with private companies and corporations.
Tony Benn's legacy will be his undying commitment to the fight for justice and equality, and his opposition to the endless war and militarism that are such a blight on today's world.
RIP Bob Crow, leader of the RMT union, principled fighter for social justice and peace, and long-time Stop the War supporter
It's time for Tony to face charges; It's time for a Citizen's Arrest. There's an empty dock in the Hague. Dying to have him as its guest.
The external struggle to dominate Ukraine has put fascists in power and brought the country to the brink of conflict, says Seumas Milne
Across Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia, the Obama administration has launched more than 390 drone strikes in five years – eight times as many as were launched in the entire George W Bush presidency.
The media whitewashed the crimes of the West's leading ally Ariel Sharon as 'harsh', 'controversial', mere 'black marks' against an otherwise 'pragmatic' and honourable nationalist serving his people.
Tony Blair, you are responsible for the mass murder of Iraqi civilians after taking our country into an illegal war, says London barman in latest attempt at a citizen's arrest.
Martin Luther King: A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death
During her trial, Margaretta D’Arcy tried to make a citizen's arrest of the judge for collaborating in war crimes and refused to sign a bond prohibiting her from entering "unauthorised zones".
RIP Roger Lloyd Pack. His talent as an actor was not in doubt, says Lindsey German, national convenor of Stop the War Coalition, nor was his humanity and commitment.
Faced with multiple disasters western leaders simply ignore Afghanistan reality and take refuge in spin that is not far from deliberate lying.
An accused war criminal who presided over the killing of thousands of civilians, Sharon destroyed entire cities, wasted countless lives and sabotaged careers to shape the reality on the ground.
US marines based in Helmand province shot a 4-year-old boy because "visibility was poor", "the weather was dusty" and they "thought he was the enemy".
Today liberal democracy is being replaced by a system in which people are accountable to a corporate state - not the other way round as it should be, says John Pilger
There was almost no US media skepticism when the White House stoked war fever by blaming the Syrian government for the Sarin attack but presented zero evidence.
The view that the US poses the greatest threat to peace was strongly held even in some purported US allies – such as NATO partners Greece, Turkey and Pakistan
Few of the politicians who so brazenly proclaim the benefits of drones have a real clue how it actually works (and doesn't)
8,000 Iraqis have been killed this year in the worst violence since 2008, but it's not enough for the US, sending arms shipment and directing the killing
The Guardian's coverage of the death of Tony Benn did little justice to the man who was one of the most loved political figures in Britain today.
Gary Younge says Tony Benn's primary loyalty was not to a party but to the causes of internationalism, solidarity and equality, which together provided his ethical compass.
The British political elite wants to emotionally blackmail the public into supporting our ‘heroes’ in order to support the wars they fight and make these wars seem heroic, even when they aren’t.
The role of anti-war activists in Britain should be to oppose the war policies and preparations for war of our government, which as ever is hitched to the coat tails of US foreign policy.
We should oppose any foreign military intervention in Ukraine, says Jeremy Corbyn MP, as that would only succeed in that country reliving its traumatic past as a battleground for the Great Powers
Hell's gates were too narrow / For his inflated body to pass through / He'd had to wait his turn. Poet Heathcote Williams on Israeli war criminal Ariel Sharon's lingering death.
Successive governments have mortgaged Britain's security and independence to a foreign power – and placed its armed forces, territory and weaponry at the disposal of a system of global domination.
Several powerful participants in the Syrian war have an interest in bringing the war in Syria to a conclusion or at least ensuring that it does not spread further.
The central charge Chilcot appears likely to make is that the decision on war with Iraq was made early, and secretly, with George W Bush - without evidential justification, proper procedures or legal advice.
It is evident that the US and its allies are more frightened of an Assad defeat, which could open the door to an assortment of jihadis, than they are of his victory.
The debacles of Afghanistan and Iraq showed powerful states seeking to impose their will on weak ones only led the weak to become mysteriously stronger.
This is the real face of war and it is absolutely clear that in Fallujah this was how US solders were behaving.
Cursed in life as a killer by quite a few Israeli soldiers as well as by the Arab world, Sharon will, says Robert Fisk, receive the funeral of a hero and a peacemaker.
The media accepts the overly simple narrative that al-Qaida took over. The reality is Maliki is crushing dissent with US-made arms, says ex-US marine Ross Caputi.
75% of Americans want all troops out of Afghanistan now, but Obama wants to keep several thousand special forces troops, military trainers, CIA personnel, "contractors" and surveillance listening posts there.
Ralph Nader tells George W. Bush: You express no remorse, no shame, no compassion and a resistance to admit anything other than that you have done nothing wrong.
The doctors in Guantánamo are not doctors, they are navy personnel; they follow orders, not their medical ethics. The system is for the system. The torture is for the torture.
Lindsey German, Stop the War convenor, looks at the state of play in 2014 between the war-makers and those who give voice to the majority opinion that opposes their war policies
Over 760 civilians killed in Iraq in December 2013, as Iraq suffers its worst violence since 2008. Meanwhile Tony Blair has 'no regrets'
All I wanted, says whistleblower
Edward Snowden, was for the public to be able to have a say in how they are governed