No matter how many times the consequences of ‘humanitarian interventions’ fail to live up to their expectations, nothing shakes the media's fairytale version of Western foreign policy.
Loyal, constant, and generous: David Cameron is continuously lavishing money, diplomatic support, arms and all sorts of obsequious praise on the most brutal Arab despots.
"The IMF realises that these reforms may cause considerable hardship for millions of Ukrainians, in a country where the average GDP per capita is $3,867."
Tony Benn's legacy will be measured by how much we match his undying commitment to the belief that a better world is possible.
Many of these military interventions have left nations shattered, and western governments have resembled the customer who walks away whistling, hoping no one has noticed the mess left behind.
Neither Washington nor Moscow has had genuine concern for the interests of any section of the Ukrainian people but have been engaged in an exercise of self-interested Great Power politics.
Putin's gamble, based on the belief that Russia can withstand sanctions, is that neither Ukraine nor the West will go to war over Crimea. We better hope he's right, says Matt Carr.
US support for the al-Maliki government ignores the crimes against humanity, rampant corruption and widespread human rights' abuses.
To survive is not to win. As the rebels fight amongst themselves, President Assad remains ruler of a ruined Syria but does not have the resources to win a decisive victory, says Patrick Cockburn
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".
Guess which country held its 'first free election in decades' and which held a 'bogus' and 'illegal' referendum under military occupation.
In the calculus of western interests there is no suffering, whatever its scale, which cannot be justified. Chechens, Palestinians, Iraqis, Afghans, Pakistanis are of little importance.
War and preparations for war, including weapons testing, are among the greatest destroyers of our environment, says David Swanson.
The madness of spending £100bn on the Trident nuclear missile system while implementing savage cuts in public services must stop. Sign the Rethink Trident statement.
Barack Obama's drone program is a kind of remote-control gallows, where the killers never see their victims, never hear their screams, smell their burning bodies, touch their mutilated flesh.
Facing another trial and a return to prison, Margaretta D'Arcy says she will keep protesting to highlight what she called, "this colonising of our airport for illegal and immoral purposes."
On the 11th anniversary of the Iraq invasion, can this musical megamix inspire a citizen's arrest of Tony Blair that puts him behind bars for his war crimes?
Stop the War has been flooded with tributes from our supporters responding to the sad loss of our president Tony Benn. We reprint a few of them here. Many thanks to everyone who has written to us.
The ugly reality is that the US government has a long and unbroken record of working with fascists, dictators, druglords and state sponsors of terrorism in every region of the world.
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.