Category Archives: UK

Innocents living under drone flights: depressed, suicidal, massacred

In October last year The Intercept published an eight-piece story on the United States’ use of armed drones around the world, citing leaked documents which appeared to show that nine out of every ten people killed in a US ‘targeted killing’ … Continue reading

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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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Elect a Corbyn government and redirect skills from offensive technologies

Steve Schofield summarises, “Through invasion by ground forces and through air-strikes involving missiles and drones, the US/UK military axis has been responsible for the collapse of societies that has left hundreds of thousand of civilians dead or injured and millions … 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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Media analysts Hitchens, Cockburn and Jenkins speak out against inhumane and counterproductive drone strikes

Peter Hitchens asks: “ How does David Cameron square his liberal opposition to the death penalty with executing people without trial in the middle of someone else’s desert? Patrick Cockburn wryly comments in the Independent that stupid and arrogant political … Continue reading

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