News & Comment
Media Lens examine the continued failure of the mainstream media to cover the terrible 'legacy' of the invasion of Iraq
Jim Brann examines the government's 'Trident Alternatives'
The story of Aaron Alexis is still obscure. But effects of an over-taxed US military are painfully visible among 2 million veterans.
We should be in no doubt that behind the reluctant turn towards diplomacy, the US is still threatening war.
For 67 years the US has pursued its own interests at the expense of global justice – no wonder people are sceptical now
Mounting anti war sentiment needs to be mobilised to stop a fourth disastrous war in 12 years.
Anti-war protests must be stepped up to send a message to Washington that the world will not stand by and let the US plunge the Middle East into a wider war.
Whatever Congress may decide, a U.S. military strike against Syria will still be illegal, immoral and dangerous, even reckless, says Phyllis Bennis
British MPs’ arguments and information were influenced by a strong public opinion against war, itself a product of a mass movement which didn’t stop a war ten years ago but has prevented a further one now.
Western intervention in Syria, or anywhere else in the Middle East, would cause greater displacement and war.
Military intervention, economic sanctions and arms sales have fuelled problems in the Middle East, not solved them.
Hundreds of people have been killed in a violent crackdown in Egypt while the British government continues arms sales.
Whatever is behind the timing of the current scare, Obama's rebrand of the 'war on terror' has been, not just an abject failure, but as deeply counter-productive and almost as brutal as the original.
For the first time in the history of the Arab/Israeli conflict, a military force emerged under Hezbollah leadership that could not be defeated by US-backed Israeli forces.
Collusion between business and politics that ignores human rights is more than a political scandal or an embarrassment.
With US and French support, Kenya and Ethiopia have carried out full-scale military invasions of Somalia. The US launches drone strikes and runs covert operations in the country. The attack in Nairobi is the result of 'doing something'.
Whoever is behind chemical warfare in Syria, there is no justification for western intervention
In Belgrade in 1999, as the air-raids became regular and widespread, we lived on instinct, and in constant fear
Obama chose to accept the entire Pentagon of the Bush era: its wars and war crimes.
John Kerry was greeted by anti war protesters upon arrival at Foreign Office.
Campaigners challenge 'glorious conflict' narrative and plan to highlight treatment of conscientious objectors
Obama is asking a jury of safe spectators to press the yes or no button for military strikes. Will they vote for an end to empire?
It is now clear, as indeed it was in 2003, that most people have no wish to embroil Britain militarily in the Middle East.
Stop the War Coalition national officer Kevin Ovenden looks at the arguments about whether protest makes a difference - and what we need to do now.
Instead of facing 35 years in jail, Bradley Manning should receive the gratitude of us all for the service he has done humanity with his courage and compassionate action.
We must assume the Americans asked the British government to nab Glenn Greenwald's partner, shake him down and take his personal effects.
Bradley Manning has shown that he stands on the side of humanity. Now he is paying the price for it.
There is no victory in Afghanistan but hawks in Washington insist US forces stay till 2024, continue the nation-building project, and beat back the insurgency.
Despite his own role in Afghanistan and Iraq, General Sir David Richards does not allow catastrophic failure to get in the way of calling for yet more war
Exports to Saudi Arabia include vehicles, military communications equipment, crowd-control ammunition, hand grenades, smoke/pyrotechnic ammunition and teargas.