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1914: When a perfectly good war was ruined by a tragic outbreak of football
Journalism, whistleblowing and the security state in Britain and the United States
A good year for Tony Blair - now anointed a saint and on his way to heaven
Good for the killing business: How world's biggest arms dealers exploit poppy day
Lockheed Martin and BAE are just two of the arms companies that the Royal British Legion has co-opted to sponsor red poppy events.
This year's poppy appeal song sanitizing its anti-war message is a disgrace
Sung by Joss Stone, the Royal British Legion's version of Eric Bogle's classic song
The Green Fields of France
has removed its powerful anti-war message.
How 'peace envoy' Tony Blair enables Israeli raids in illegally occupied West Bank
By pushing for Israel to “reduce military incursions,” Blair’s team appears to be implying that Israel has a legitimate right to undertake military activities on Palestinian land.
The grisly facts of world war one history are worth more than fake red poppy illusions
Recording only the British dead of world war one confirms the illusion that we are an island of heroes with no debt to anyone else, no fraternity for anyone else.
The catastrophe in Libya no one wants to talk about, least of all David Cameron
David Cameron is silent about the Libya he 'liberated' in 2011 as warring militias reduce it to primal anarchy in which nobody is safe.
Never again: anti-war veterans to carry white-poppy wreath on Remembrance Day
Veterans wearing white poppies will send a clear message to the government, most of whom have never served in the military or experienced war first hand, that war is not glorious.
Mission accomplished! The never-ending story of how to mess up Afghanistan
The disastrous history of “blowback”, not just on devastated Afghanistan, but on New York City and Washington, is painfully well known and not yet over. Not by half.
Israel has made 600,000 Palestinians homeless and is turning Gaza into a super-max prison
According to the UN, 100,000 homes have been destroyed or damaged, leaving nearly one in three of Gaza’s population homeless or in urgent need of humanitarian help.
Today Britain celebrates its soldiers who died and neglects those who survived: just like World War I
There are only three times politicians truly love a soldier: when the war is on, in the run up to elections and once a year for ten minutes or so around Remembrance Sunday.
UKIP-style memorial prettifies the first world war in a sea of red poppies
What does it say about Britain in 2014 that we remember our own dead and do not mourn the German or French or Russian victims?
Who killed captain Richard Holloway in Afghanistan? Now the war is over his real killers can be named
None of the usual suspects - from the Taliban to a 'rogue' Afghan soldier - was responsible for the death of UK army captain Richard Holloway.