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
Leon Kuhn, political cartoonist and activist, died on 19 December 2013. Over the past twelve years, dozens of his cartoons have been featured on the Stop the War website and Leon was an ever-present on all our demonstrations.
From Iraq to Afghanistan, from Libya to Syria, the accusation is that by opposing western intervention the anti-war movement is giving tacit support to dictators or despots: but is it?
Failures on such a scale should be at the heart of political debate, but instead the political class and the media mostly avert their gaze and wrap themselves in the flag to appease a war-weary public.
Drones inspire condemnation and outrage when other forms of military violence do not
The US, Britain and France don't have many options left except to try to control the jihadi Frankenstein’s monster that they helped create in Syria and which is already helping destabilise Iraq and Lebanon.
A detailed report in August by Human Rights Watch said that US missile strikes, including armed drone attacks, have killed dozens of civilians in Yemen.
Satirical letter imagining what Nelson Mandela might have written to the US columnist Thomas Friedman about the Apartheid state of Israel.
Paul McGowan from Coventry Stop the War describes the group’s successful campaign for regional divestment from arms companies.
The US and Yemeni governments killed a young man who strongly opposed terrorism and tried to bring change through education — the very same things they purport to want themselves.
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
Apparently, the position of the US, as global superpower, confers upon the country and its executive the honour of determining which human lives are expendable and which are not.
These attacks are the predicted consequence of an avalanche of violence unleashed by the US, Britain and others in eight direct military interventions in Arab and Muslim countries
446 British soldiers and thousands of Afghan civilians have died: whatever else you say about Britain's 'mission' in Afghanistan, it is only a success in the sense that Iraq and Libya are successes.
Even the Daily Express, hardly a friend of the anti-war movement, says David Cameron's declaration of "mission accomplished" does not stand up to scrutiny".
We need a different kind of boycott that will make Israel realize, just as South Africa once had to, that it must change, and that there will be a penalty for war against Palestinian civilians
If Barack Obama had not been forced at the last minute to scrap his plan to bomb Syria, we would now be reading about the bogus "intelligence" used to justify killing thousands of Syrians in allied bombing runs.
By supporting the arms trade with Israeli companies, the British government is sending a clear message of approval for Israel's aggression against the Palestinian people.
The man Barack Obama called the "last great liberator of the 20th century" was outspoken in his opposition to US and British wars of intervention and occupation
Phony boasts about success in combating terror is used by the the US and UK security bureaucracies to justify vast budgets for themselves and restricted civil liberties for everybody else.
Mandela’s legacy should not be left in the hands of hypocrite politicians, millionaires and moronic celebrities