Category Archives: International law

The so-called ‘forgotten war’? Forgotten by the media who profit from the guilty aggressors – but highlighted by unsuborned journalists

Yesterday, the Today programme referred to this horror as a ‘forgotten war’ – but it has never been forgotten by investigative journalists like Felicity Arbuthnot, who has written in detail about the savage air strikes carried out carried out by … Continue reading

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Mayhem! what we are we doing? Adding political to military strikes.“UN, US, UK devastation, complicity and double standards”

“Arms sales above flesh and blood, terror, heartbreak and humanity, every time” These words of journalist Felicity Arbuthnot reverberated as the writer belatedly discovered Josie Ensor’s report from Istanbul that a US air strike killed nearly 60 civilians, including children, … Continue reading

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Our government continues to support Saudi Arabia despite its ‘crimes against humanity’ (UN), challenged by US Senator Chris Murphy

The global charity Medicins Sans Frontieres (MSF) told Reuters news agency that more than 40 civilians, including an eight-year-old in a critical condition, were admitted to Abs Hospital after an air strike in the Mustaba district, a region largely controlled … Continue reading

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Is the British government complicit in the humanitarian crisis being unleashed on the people of Yemen?

The Belfast Telegraph reports that the coalition government licensed more than £4bn worth of arms to Saudi Arabia. Both British fighter jets and bombs are being deployed by Saudi Arabia against targets in Yemen. One instance was covered by the Guardian. … Continue reading

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Jeremy Corbyn feels uneasy about public executions abroad by drone: he is not alone

. Military historian Sir Max Hastings has qualms about ‘signature strikes’: drone public executions of our enemies abroad. A summary of his article to which a Moseley reader has drawn our attention: The Americans have more drone operators under training … Continue reading

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“Drone” documentary at MAC November 10th

“Drone” documentary at MAC in November, plus post-screening Q&A.Location: MAC Birmingham, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham B12 9QH Date: 10 November 2015.   Time: 19:00 – 22:00 A documentary about the CIA drone war, directed by Tonje Hessen Schei. Inside the secret … Continue reading

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Was this shameful “extra judicial” British killing directed by ‘our special friend’ in Washington?

Times change: once courted . . . Cardiff-born Reyaad Khan and Ruhul Amin, from Aberdeen were killed in Syria by a drone on 21st August by a remotely piloted aircraft, whilst travelling in a vehicle. Another British national, Junaid Hussain, … Continue reading

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