Category Archives: War

UK government set to abandon Kurdish anti-terror allies to please Turkey

Daesh (Isis/Isil) has been fatally weakened if not defeated, thanks largely to the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). In recent years, those same forces have received limited UK and US military support in the fight against Daesh. But now, there … Continue reading

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Chelsea Manning faced visa ban, despite support from three Nobel Peace Prize winners

A threat to ban celebrated whistleblower Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning from visiting Australia has meant she will be unable to speak in person at a scheduled event at the Sydney Opera House on Sunday 2nd September. Government dithering also means … Continue reading

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‘BurqaGate’: the hypocrisy of Boris Johnson exposed

Former UK foreign secretary Boris Johnson is facing a possible inquiry into an article that compared women wearing burqas and niqabs with “letterboxes” and ‘bank robbers’. But this intervention by Johnson was all about internal Conservative politics and promoting his … Continue reading

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Key players escape scrutiny after investigation into the UK’s role in rendition and torture is halted

The government has prematurely halted a major investigation into the UK’s role in extraordinary rendition and torture. British Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) has published two reports, resulting from the investigation: Detainee Mistreatment and Rendition: 2001 – 2010 [pdf] … Continue reading

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Shocking videos emerge of alleged war crimes by a UK-armed NATO ally

Not one but two shocking videos have emerged of what could be described as alleged war crimes by Turkey – a NATO member armed by the UK. WARNING: This article contains very disturbing scenes which may not be suitable for everyone and … Continue reading

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Boris confirms London-wide surveillance system, but leaves out something very crucial

In a leaked recorded speech at a private dinner for Conservative activists on Wednesday 6 June, Britain’s foreign secretary and former mayor of London let rip about his views on Brexit. But later in the same speech, the gaffe-prone cabinet minister … Continue reading

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Jihadists and Gray Wolves (fascists) assisting Turkey’s war on Kurds

A photo of alleged jihadists reportedly deployed by Turkey to attack people in the mainly Kurdish-populated province of Afrin (northern Syria) has been published on social media. Meanwhile, the independent Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) has shared video footage … Continue reading

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