Governments attend to imaginary threats, while neglecting real ones.
Category: war – general
How a chemical weapons attack in Syria spawned a shameful series of conspiracy theories
A note on the poison gas attack at Khan Sheikhoun, Syria
Why is the government so quick to bomb, yet so slow to act on climate change?
The US bombing of a hospital in Afghanistan is just one symptom of comprehensive military failure
Terrorism or Heroism?
If you join foreign conflicts you’re prosecuted as a terrorist, however just your cause.
Obama’s Rogue State
The US calls on other nations to abide by the treaties it violates.
Some dead children are mourned; others are dehumanised.
Drone warfare can be used to thwart democratic movements, anywhere.
Do As We Say, Not As We Do
My letter to Media Lens over the issue of the massacre at Srebrenica.
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.
Stop Building Tanks
Let’s divert the money spent on arms to addressing the real strategic threat.
Lest We Forget
Could the First World War have been stopped?
How to Build a Human Bomb
Guantanamo Bay is killing people thousands of miles away.
The Kings of England
The unaccountable people who launched the Iraq war have learnt nothing from it.
Ban the Bomb – But Only in Iran
When will Bush and Brown acknowledge that there is already a nuclear power in the Middle East?
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
A Parallel State
For how much longer will BAE be allowed to run its own secret service and overrule the armed forces?
The Darkest Corner of the Mind
US interrogators have devised a new form of torture. It debases the democracy they claim to be defending.
Defence Against What?
The Iraq disaster has eliminated the last major function of our armed forces. So let’s pay ourselves a war dividend.