At the talks beginning in Geneva today, the British government will fight attempts to ban cluster bombs.
Category: war – general
The Cult of the Heroic Animal
The Disneyfication of war allows us to ignore its real savagery
Peace Is For Wimps
Real men in government use their position to sell weapons.
The Generals’ War
In victory or in defeat, the military leaders who dominate Israeli politics can’t lose.
Israel’s Attack Was Premeditated
Hizbullah’s capture of Israeli soldiers provided the excuse for an assault planned for months.
The King of Fairyland
Bush’s view of the Middle East rests on pure fantasy.
A Self-Vindicating Policy
Building new nuclear weapons creates the threats they are supposed to avert.
The Treaty Wreckers
In just a few months, Bush and Blair have destroyed the global restraint on nuclear weapons
Pedigree Dogs of War
Some people who engage in foreign conflicts are called terrorists. Others are about to be licensed by the government
America’s War with Itself
Bush’s attempt to wreck the climate talks follows an established pattern of self-destruction
A Deadly Reversal
Why does no one care that the world’s worst conflict has broken out again?
Of course Iran wants the bomb, and the international system has given it everything it needs to build one.
Our fairytale version of Rwanda’s genocide has allowed us to overlook the government’s own crimes against humanity
The British Threat
By hardening its position on nuclear weapons, Labour is encouraging proliferation
Back to Front Coup
The military is being invited into the heart of politics in the US.
The Bottom Dollar
The way to check American power is to support the euro
Too Much of a Good Thing
Underlying the US drive to war is the need to open up new opportunities for surplus capital
A War of Terror
The men who claim to be fighting “evil” on behalf of “good” are also funding one of the world’s dirtiest wars
Who Guards the Guards?
The UN Security Council is inherently tyrannical. No war it mandates can ever be just
Bush and Blair, who made so much of their “leadership” when there was a war to be fought, are nowhere to be seen when peace is needed.