Posts under ‘War/Defence’

National demonstration for Gaza: assemble Downing Street 12 noon Sat 19 July

by Newsdesk.

1400 Israeli air strikes, over 1000 rockets fired, and Israel says there is much more to come. Over 200 Palestinians have been killed, 77% of them civilians, a quarter of them children. 1500 have been injured, 800 homes destroyed. Israeli prime minister Netanyahu says, “No international pressure will prevent us from striking.“ Israel’s barbaric bombardment […]

America at war: a record of unparalleled failure

by Jon Lansman.

In fifty years of nearly nonstop American warfare, we’ve learned little and achieved less, says Tom Engelheart in the Nation. The US has been involved in wars almost non-stop around the globe for over 50 years since the start of the Vietnam war – “major boots-on-the-ground conflicts and minor interventions, firefights, air strikes, drone assassination […]

What exactly is Blair so terrified about us finding out on Iraq?

by Michael Meacher.

The news that Chilcot has surrendered to the civil service establishment in not publishing the full evidence about the Iraq War is as depressing as it was predictable. He was told by Gus O’Donnell, the head of the civil service in 2011, that there was no way he could publish all the evidence that he […]

No UK troops for Nato’s Ukraine war games

by Jon Lansman.

Stop the War Coalition are calling for signatures for a petition against the NATO joint exercises with Ukrainian troops within Ukraine which is not a member of NATO, and against British involvement in these exercises. This action is provocative, and makes a political solution to the crisis more difficult to achieve. That is not in […]

Investment, not Trident

by Michael Burke.

The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament has produced a new pamphlet, People Not Trident. It argues against the colossal waste of funding needed to a replace the Trident nuclear weapons system. It makes the case that the £100bn saved could be used to invest in a whole host of sectors, housing, education, international development, the switch to renewable […]

Ten years on, the US are helping to destroy Fallujah again

by Mike Phipps.

Conflict and carnage on a scale unseen since the height of the Occupation nearly a decade ago have broken out in Iraq’s Anbar Province. Over 140,000 people have been made homeless since fighting started at the end of last year. According to the UN, 65,000 people fled the fighting in the towns of Fallujah and […]

The state of war and peace in 2014

by Newsdesk.

In a polemic worthy of wide attention, 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 We should recognise the importance of the vote in the British parliament which opposed immediate direct intervention in Syria. It […]

Why is Blair given a veto over disclosure of his dealings with Bush before Iraq war?

by Michael Meacher.

It is now more than 2 years that the Chilcot inquiry into the origins and management of the Iraq war have been stalled in Whitehall, and it has now emerged that this is because the Chilcot panel has been told they cannot disclose 25 notes which Blair wrote to Bush, plus more than 130 records […]

Trident: the establishment has a delusional approach to our role in the world

by Billy Hayes.

The CWU is proud to be affiliated to CND. We regard the struggle for a nuclear free world as essential for humanity’s survival. Your work gives us hope that we can secure our common future. Now, this year at the TUC, the CWU moved composite motion 2 on the economy. The general line of the […]

Walter Wolfgang: still speaking truth to power

by Laura Davison.

I’ve never met Walter Wolfgang. But, after reading this fascinating booklet by Carol Turner, perhaps I don’t need to. He seems to become a kind of symbol through its pages. Not least pictorially, as in the iconic image of the moment he was evicted from the Labour party conference of 2005 which adorns the front […]

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