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
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?