Afghanistan

Those Who Say ‘I Support the Troops’ Really Don’t

I don’t support the troops, America, and neither do you by Michael Moore I am tired of the ruse we are playing on these brave citizens in our armed forces. And guess what — a lot of these soldiers and sailors and airmen and Marines see right through the bullshit of those words, “I support the troops!,” spoken by Americans […]

Why We Torture

What do we do once we know? by Gareth Peirce The last several years have found us in the midst of more catastrophes than we could ever, in our worst nightmares, have dreamed of. We could never have envisaged that the history of the new century would encompass the destruction and distortion of fundamental Anglo-American legal and political constitutional principles […]

UK Army Major says Afghan War Lost

‘… politicians trading soldiers lives for votes’ by Glen Owen I’m being sent out to stabilise a country I have no faith, interest or empathy in, to prop up a government the UN says is corrupt, in a war of choice already lost halfway across the world. Dr Peter Lee, a university lecturer who spent seven years as an RAF padre, […]

Armistice Day – Why I never wear a poppy

‘the only point which matters about the First World War and its sequels is that they must not be allowed to happen again. Honouring and worshipping those who died in them, praising them for their patriotic sacrifice and wearing poppies as symbols of their blood on the ground where they fell serves only to glamourise the atrocity and pave the way to the next one.’