John Pilger says US diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks disclose the west's panic over Gaddafi's refusal to hand over the greatest source of oil in Africa and his overtures to China and Russia.
As the belief has grown that dissent by politically active Muslims has not just been stigmatised, but criminalised, many Muslims have melted away from the antiwar movement.
We didn't stop the Iraq war. But, says Lindsey German, the anti-war movement has been vital in changing attitudes to government war policies, and is as necessary as ever.
Lawyer Phil Shiner, who is representing over 150 Iraqis who were tortured by the British army in Iraq, says shocking and illegal interrogation took place in over 14 different military facilities.
Listening to David Cameron and the Ministry of Defence, you would think it's not Baha Mousa beaten to death who is the victim, but the British army's reputation besmirched by "a few bad apples".
There is nothing more dangerous, says Glenn Greenwald, than allowing power to be exercised without accountability: no oversight, no transparency, no consequences for serious wrongdoing.
The succession of horrors across the past decade, says Noam Chomsky, leads to the question: Was there an alternative to the West’s response to the 9/11 attacks?
Any way you look at it, the ten years of the 'war on terror' have been an unmitigated disaster for America and it's allies, but their conclusion is too late to stop now.
From its inception in September 2001, unity was the defining feature of Stop the War Coalition, bringing together workers, students, pensioners, campaigners, black, white and Asian, people of all faiths and none, united in opposition to the Iraq war.
Direct government spending on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan so far amounts to roughly $2 trillion – $17,000 for every US household – with bills yet to be received increasing this amount by more than 50%.