War


‘Confronting imperialism means winning back the power to imagine alternatives’. An interview with Vijay Prashad

15 October 2018 Vijay Prashad talks to Daniel Whittall about socialism, anti-imperialism and the new global research network Tricontinental.

The deadly dangers of the ‘special relationship’

12 July 2018 The ties which bind the 'special relationship' between the UK and the US are a toxic mix of militarism and free trade. By Andrew Smith

We went to an arms company AGM. Here’s how they justify profiting from war.

16 May 2018 BAE Systems weapons have been involved in countless atrocities - and we saw board members doing rhetorical backflips to avoid accountability, writes Andrew Smith from Campaign Against Arms Trade.

Six things you need to know about the UK arms trade

15 January 2018 Andrew Smith from Campaign Against the Arms Trade gives the run-down on one of the UK's most profitable - and most deadly - industries.

Why is the Labour Party dragging its heels on nuclear disarmament?

13 December 2017 Corbyn just won a prize for peace activism - so why is the Labour Party still committed to renewing trident? Lily Sheehan investigates.

Fighting for Peace: the battles that inspired generations of anti-war campaigners

22 August 2017 Now the threat of nuclear war looms nearer again, we share the experience of eighty-year-old activist Ernest Rodker, whose work is displayed at The Imperial War Museum. With Jane Shallice and Jenny Nelson he discussed a recent history of the anti-war movement.

Empire en vogue

24 June 2017 Nadine El-Enany examines the imperial pretensions of Britain's post-Brexit foreign affairs and trade strategy

Chilcot inquiry: don’t mention the oil

18 August 2016 The Chilcot inquiry kept the oil industry and private interests free from scrutiny. Greg Muttitt and David Whyte report

Are nuclear weapons being transported through your town?

1 June 2016 Ahead of a series of public meetings, Matt Hawkins calls on local communities to join the disarmament movement

Arms fair protesters put weapons industry on trial

28 April 2016 The protesters who blockaded the DSEI arms fair should never have been on trial, writes Lisa Butler – it's the weapons trade that is in the wrong

If I had a hammer…

14 April 2016 In 1996, ten women peace activists faced ten years in prison for taking hammers to Hawk jets – but were found not guilty after arguing their crime was necessary to prevent a greater one. One of the women, Andrea Needham, tells their story in this extract from her new book

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about Trident

20 February 2016 'Nuclear weapons cannot be seen purely as a source of jobs'

Rebuilding Kobanê

11 January 2016 Tom Anderson and Eliza Egret report from the war-torn city of Kobanê and meet those trying to rebuild what Daesh and US bombs have destroyed

Paris attacks and the climate summit: we can and must become stronger from this

23 November 2015 Untimely acts of war have a long history of destroying blossoming social movements. We must make the links, argues Kara Moses: oil is the common factor between terrorism and climate change

The one thing that won’t stop terror is more war

14 November 2015 Provoking retaliation is a key part of the jihadists' strategy, writes Alex Nunns – we need a different approach

Before you go to Calais… How to make your help for refugees effective

11 September 2015 Lots of people now want to help the refugees in Calais – but turning up unannounced with a van-load of stuff can do more harm than good. Kate Bradley looks at the best ways to make a difference

Retelling Alice’s story: how an anti-war feminist was framed for murder

25 August 2015 Kitty Webster talks to author Sheila Rowbotham about a new edition of her play on the anti-war feminist Alice Wheeldon

Disarming DSEI

25 August 2015 Andrew Smith writes about the campaign against London’s biennial arms fair and ending the worldwide arms trade

A tiny nation’s big challenge to Trident

21 April 2015 The Marshall Islands – with a population of a mere 70,000 – is taking a stand that could force a change in UK policy and ultimately benefit the whole world, writes Dan Barron

Militarising Communities: The Armed Forces Community Covenant

24 August 2014 Vron Ware reports on how the Armed Forced Community Covenant is a crucial part of the creeping militarisation of UK society

We can’t just tweet in the face of genocide

5 August 2014 Ewa Jasiewicz, activist with London Palestine Action, explains how you can join the growing Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel's massacre and occupation

Resisting the UK’s political and military support for Israel

3 August 2014 Andrew Smith, from Campaigns Against Arms Trade, explains how the UK are arming Israel

Guerrilla woolfare

15 July 2014 As knitter-activists plan to stretch a seven‑mile scarf between two atomic weapons plants, Cynthia Cockburn considers how women worldwide bring feminism to the fight against militarism

Our lives are militarised

11 June 2014 The PR strategy of placing soldiers at civil society events is examined by Sam Walton in a new Quaker Peace & Social Witness briefing.

Summer anti­war events and exhibitions

9 June 2014 The radical centenary of the first world war will include actions, films and workshops

Putting the arms industry on trial

6 June 2014 Sean Douglas and other activists are prosecuting two companies that promoted torture equipment in the UK

Shirkers and conchies: how governments tried to silence WWI resisters

6 June 2014 Peace activists faced enemy treatment but left a legacy of perserverance, writes Tim Gee

The path of peace

1 June 2014 More than a tactic, nonviolence is a philosophy for transformation, writes Satish Kumar

Lest we forget

1 June 2014 Thousands of Britons opposed and struggled against the first world war. Adam Hochschild celebrates their memory

Drone wars

16 November 2013 Michelle Zellers spoke with Medea Benjamin, author of Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control and founder of the US-based anti-war group Codepink, who was arrested in May for interrupting Barack Obama’s speech on his drone programme

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about war

15 November 2013 'The thing we should know by now is that unpicking their motives doesn’t really help to demolish their case'

February 15, 2003: The day the world said no to war

15 February 2013 Phyllis Bennis argues that while the day of mass protest did not stop the war, it did change history

That Cuba feeling

26 October 2012 Fifty years ago this month the world came close to nuclear Armageddon. Paul Anderson looks back at the Cuban missile crisis and anti-nuclear campaigning since

Iran in the crosshairs again

2 March 2012 Sabre rattling against Iran is nothing new, but that doesn’t mean the threat of war isn’t real. Phyllis Bennis analyses the situation in the wider Middle East

Breaking the silence

10 October 2011 Michael Pooler discovers how former IDF soldiers are opening up about life in the occupied territories.

‘War is a racket’: Lessons of 9/11

11 September 2011 Ross Eventon discusses the shortcomings of media comment on the last decade of US empire

Libya: Here we go again

18 June 2011 John Hilary questions Nato’s claims of ‘humanitarian intervention’ in Libya

A vicarious potency

3 April 2011 In the case of Libya, liberal interventionists ignore the history of imperialism and the realities of power, writes Mike Marqusee

Libyan Developments: interview with Gilbert Achcar

24 March 2011 Gilbert Archar interviewed by Stephen R. Shalom about the situation in Libya.

Libya: war is not the answer

23 March 2011 Phyllis Bennis argues that foreign military intervention in Libya has little to do with humanitarian concerns, and protracted militarization could threaten the country's chance for real democratic development.

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about militarism

1 August 2010 As a young boy, I was an avid militarist, partly because I thought we were still at war with Germany for most of the 1960s

Breaking rank

14 January 2010 Tim Hunt speaks to Clare Glenton, wife of Joe Glenton, the British soldier facing court martial for refusing to return to Afghanistan

A farewell to arms exports

7 November 2009 The arms industry has changed dramatically since the end of the cold war. But British government policy, including subsidies and promotion of arms exports, hasn't. Nicholas Gilby looks at the changes and the state of the arms industry today, and considers the implications for campaigners

Direct action not inaction

5 October 2009 Andrew Beckett of Smash EDO says Milan Rai's criticism of direct action campaigns misses the point

Disarming the arms makers

5 October 2009 Milan Rai looks at the growth of local campaigns against arms manufacturers

Basically…

1 December 2008 Jaimie Grant meets with veteran peace campaigner Lindis Percy to discuss the Campaign for the Accountability of American Bases

Why won’t Nato die?

14 November 2008 The US never misses a chance to wheel out Nato and revive the old cold war narrative in modern form – the Russian intervention in Georgia after the attack on South Ossetia was only the latest excuse. Jonathan Steele explains why we are still lumbered with a wasteful and dangerous military alliance A few weeks […]

Attack Iran? Yes they can

4 August 2008 With US threats, Israeli military exercises and Iranian missile tests, it seems like a carefully choreographed build up to the next Middle East conflagration is under way. But can the US really risk a strike on Iran? Phyllis Bennis weighs up the evidence in conversation with Oscar Reyes

Waiting for the barbarians

14 April 2008 The so-called War on Terror has created a global bonanza for the world of commercial military suppliers, writes Solomon Hughes in this exclusive extract from his new book War on Terror, Inc

School’s out for troops out

14 March 2008 Five years on from the invasion of Iraq, Lena de Casparis sounds out the views of some of those who were at school at the time - some who joined the big anti-war protests and some who didn't



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