20 June

'I think they're in the last throes, if you will, of the insurgency.'

June 20, 2009 · 1 min read

Well, that’s what US vice president Dick Cheney reckoned about Iraq on 20 June 2005.

That’s the same Dick Cheney who told a press conference on 16 March 2003: ‘My belief is we will, in fact, be greeted as liberators.’


The blood never dries

While our government wants us to step back and forget what we know about the violence of Britain’s imperial state, Richard Gott says it’s time for a much deeper reckoning

Drawing a line in Afghanistan

The legacy of colonialism is still very real along borders arbitrarily drawn by the British and brutally contested to this day, writes Suchitra Vijayan

The uses and limits of celebrity solidarity with Palestine

Famous voices can shape public opinion on Palestine, argues Raoul Walawalker, but walking back solidarity statements does more harm than good


Rojava’s everyday democracy

Drawing on first-hand experience in Rojava, Ramazan Mendanlioglu explores how radical decentralisation and self-administration look in practice

Lebanon’s October revolution

Following a year of struggle, crisis and destruction, the people of Lebanon fight on, writes Rima Majed from Beirut

Sudan: the second wave of revolt

The Sudanese revolution has been unique in its depth and scope. Yet the path to progress remains fraught with obstacles, writes Sara Abbas

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