Let’s Nuke the Virus

Governments attend to imaginary threats, while neglecting real ones. Read more.

Toxic Atmosphere

How a chemical weapons attack in Syria spawned a shameful series of conspiracy theories Read more.


A note on the poison gas attack at Khan Sheikhoun, Syria Read more.

Churchill Syndrome

Why is the government so quick to bomb, yet so slow to act on climate change? Read more.

Surgical Strike

The US bombing of a hospital in Afghanistan is just one symptom of comprehensive military failure Read more.

Terrorism or Heroism?

If you join foreign conflicts you’re prosecuted as a terrorist, however just your cause. Read more.

Obama’s Rogue State

The US calls on other nations to abide by the treaties it violates. Read more.


Some dead children are mourned; others are dehumanised. Read more.

Divine Injustice

Drone warfare can be used to thwart democratic movements, anywhere. Read more.

Do As We Say, Not As We Do

My letter to Media Lens over the issue of the massacre at Srebrenica. Read more.

Naming the Genocide Deniers

The right-wing denial of the genocides in Bosnia and Rwanda is bad enough; the new left-wing denial is even worse. Read more.

Stop Building Tanks

Let’s divert the money spent on arms to addressing the real strategic threat. Read more.

Lest We Forget

Could the First World War have been stopped? Read more.

How to Build a Human Bomb

Guantanamo Bay is killing people thousands of miles away. Read more.

The Kings of England

The unaccountable people who launched the Iraq war have learnt nothing from it. Read more.

Ban the Bomb – But Only in Iran

When will Bush and Brown acknowledge that there is already a nuclear power in the Middle East? Read more.

Drumming Up a New Cold War

By signing up to Bush’s missile defence programme, the British government shows it doesn’t give a damn about either peace or democracy Read more.

A Parallel State

For how much longer will BAE be allowed to run its own secret service and overrule the armed forces? Read more.

The Darkest Corner of the Mind

US interrogators have devised a new form of torture. It debases the democracy they claim to be defending. Read more.

Defence Against What?

The Iraq disaster has eliminated the last major function of our armed forces. So let’s pay ourselves a war dividend. Read more.