War


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

Anti-imperialism: what’s in a name?

18 January 2008 Anti-war activists have not always embraced the rhetoric of anti-imperialism. Richard Phillips examines the many meanings of that slippery term and asks whether it is still relevant in describing today's unequal and often violent world

Rapture-ready?

1 March 2007 Dear Auntie, I keep having dreams about impending nuclear holocaust. I know Hull would be an unlikely first strike target, but who knows which way the fallout might drift? Now I've just read on a US religious website that nuclear war in the Middle East is foretold in the bible. Should I be worried? Shaky Steve, Hull

Nukes for all

1 November 2006 Is the world on the brink of a new nuclear arms race, with North Korea's atomic bomb test marking the end of non-proliferation? John Gittings reports

Silence of the hawks

1 February 2004 Nigel Chamberlain and Ian Davis decry the absence of debate over the government's decision to sign Britain up to George W Bush's missile defence programme

Space cowboys

1 February 2004 If the missile defence programme goes to plan, the US will be free to act wherever and whenever it wants, writes Paul Rogers

Who rules space, rules earth

1 February 2004 Dave Webb explains the rationale of star wars.

Warming up for a new arms race

1 February 2004 Nicola Butler launches Red Pepper's focus on the "special military relationship" by spelling out the significance of the highly sexed-down and soon to be renewed Mutual Defence Agreement

Keeping alive this historic opportunity for peace

1 January 2004 The protests against the Bush state visit proved the anti-war movement is still massively popular and that the tactics and identity of those involved are as diverse as ever. Here, Red Pepper prints a selection of the views of those who demonstrated in November 2003.

What now for Stop the War?

1 November 2003 On a busy Saturday afternoon in September in the small town of Carmarthen, West Wales, Dyfed Powys police were alerted to a suspicious looking package in a shop doorway. They quickly called in the bomb squad, who evacuated a part of the town centre for four hours to carry out a controlled explosion.

British State Terror

1 July 2003 The idea that Britain promotes terrorism would be an oxymoron in the mainstream political culture. Yet state-sponsored terrorism is responsible for more deaths in more countries than the "private" terrorism practised by groups like al-Qaeda.



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