While war is a toxic institution, for some of those who conduct it, particularly privileged young princes it can appear to be a latter-day boy’s own adventure.
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Karzai and Obama are working on an agreement legalizing permanent military bases in Afghanistan: but as long as we have foreign military bases in our country, we have no independence.
Israel uses advanced US military equipment for slaughter and destruction
How can a travelling salesman for the arms industry claim to be on the side of peace and democracy in the Middle East?
The west's intervention has caused a security vacuum and set in motion events that aren’t good for Libya, for the United States or for the world.
This is not the new Libya we fought for and we may have to take up arms again if the corruption and greed continue. This time against the new government.
Why Stop the War is supporting the strikes against cuts in pensions and public services on 30 November and urging our supporters to support local demonstrations and protests around the country.
Behind the surface of the Liam Fox scandal is a neocon network exploiting the UK/USA 'special relationship' as a cover for promoting business, military and economic interests throughout the world.
Since the US became the sole superpower in the 1990s, following the collapse of the Soviet Union, Britain has devotedly clamoured for a central role in every US war.
The bomb which ripped through the British Council building in Kabul came with a clear message, writes Lindsey German. The troops must be withdrawn, and Afghanistan must once again have independence from the British and US empires.
Our politicians and generals must be forced to face reality, says Lindsey German, by the anti-war majority in this country demanding the troops come home, in protests which are impossible to ignore.
When iPhone company Apple has more in the bank than the US federal government, the question is, how does Obama pay for his war in Afghanistan, costing $2bn a week, the occupation of Iraq, the drone warfare in Pakistan and the new war in Libya?
Six Afghanistan judges accuse the US of war crimes, but tell US author David Swanson they still worry about stability if the foreign troops leave, and ask him what he would do in Obama's place.
The same people who tell us that the country can’t afford to pay pensions or provide public services are happy to spend billions of pounds a year on bombing Afghanistan, says Lindsey German.
Still occupying Iraq, engaged in the bombing of Libya, and continuing with the war in Afghanistan, the US and its allies look increasingly bogged down, unable to break the war habit -- and not knowing what to do about it.
'Arrogant and insensitive': Stop the War Coalition attacks Prince Harry for admitting he has killed Taliban insurgents
This arrogant and insensitive attitude to killing Afghans, whoever they are, is hardly likely to win hearts and minds
What evidence is there to justify western 'fears' that Syria and Iran are developing atomic weapons?
With plans for settlement construction, all hopes of Middle East peace will die.
Whoever wins, we lose
Stop the War's main target is Britain and its support for oppression overseas.
After Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya -- with maybe Syria and Iran to follow -- you'd think Britain had had its fill of endless war, but here's David Cameron threatening more against Somalia.
The media and government do their best to relegate Afghanistan to the forgotten war. Even the deaths of British soldiers are barely reported, those of Afghan civilians almost never.
When there's always money to bail out bankers and fund foreign wars, but nothing for public services, the anti-war movement must link up with the movement against austerity and cuts.
More than two thirds of people in Britain want the troops out now or very quickly. They are sick of the killing and sick of the cost. So why are we still fighting an unjustified and futile war?
The only imaginable reason for vicious sentences imposed on young protesters for minor offences is not to make honest citizens sleep safer in their beds, but rather to deter people from demonstrating.
There is nothing decent or principled about the wars in Afghanistan and Libya: there is only the western desire to keep control and avoid admitting another failure like in Iraq.
The U.S. Declaration of Independence is an indictment of King George III for various abuses of power which, says David Swanson, look similar to abuses of power U.S. presidents engage in today.
The International Criminal Court issues arrest warrant for Gadaffi. His regime is undoubtedly very nasty, says Lindsey German, but he has a long way to go before his crimes can match those of Blair and Bush.
Just as he has obeyed the military on escalations and withdrawals, and obeyed the CIA on refusals to prosecute torture, Obama appears to be doing exactly what he is told once again on his promises for troop withdrawals from Afghanistan.