The media and government do their best to relegate Afghanistan to the forgotten war. Even the deaths of British soldiers are barely reported, those of Afghan civilians almost never.
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When there's always money to bail out bankers and fund foreign wars, but nothing for public services, the anti-war movement must link up with the movement against austerity and cuts.
More than two thirds of people in Britain want the troops out now or very quickly. They are sick of the killing and sick of the cost. So why are we still fighting an unjustified and futile war?
The only imaginable reason for vicious sentences imposed on young protesters for minor offences is not to make honest citizens sleep safer in their beds, but rather to deter people from demonstrating.
There is nothing decent or principled about the wars in Afghanistan and Libya: there is only the western desire to keep control and avoid admitting another failure like in Iraq.
The U.S. Declaration of Independence is an indictment of King George III for various abuses of power which, says David Swanson, look similar to abuses of power U.S. presidents engage in today.
The International Criminal Court issues arrest warrant for Gadaffi. His regime is undoubtedly very nasty, says Lindsey German, but he has a long way to go before his crimes can match those of Blair and Bush.
Just as he has obeyed the military on escalations and withdrawals, and obeyed the CIA on refusals to prosecute torture, Obama appears to be doing exactly what he is told once again on his promises for troop withdrawals from Afghanistan.
Brian Haw, world renowned peace activist, has died. His peace camp outside the British parliament was a beacon for anti-war campaigners across the world throughout the ten years of the "war on terror".
Over 300 attended the highly successful conference on ten years of the Afghanistan, to hear speakers from abroad, including Arab Spring activists, students, artists, military family members, historians, and members of Parliament.
The paltry troop withdrawal the US will make in July 2011 is an Orwellian attempt to appear to drawdown the war without actually ending it, writes David Swanson.
Behind the surface of the Liam Fox scandal is a neocon network exploiting the UK/USA 'special relationship' as a cover for promoting business, military and economic interests throughout the world.
Since the US became the sole superpower in the 1990s, following the collapse of the Soviet Union, Britain has devotedly clamoured for a central role in every US war.
The bomb which ripped through the British Council building in Kabul came with a clear message, writes Lindsey German. The troops must be withdrawn, and Afghanistan must once again have independence from the British and US empires.
Our politicians and generals must be forced to face reality, says Lindsey German, by the anti-war majority in this country demanding the troops come home, in protests which are impossible to ignore.
When iPhone company Apple has more in the bank than the US federal government, the question is, how does Obama pay for his war in Afghanistan, costing $2bn a week, the occupation of Iraq, the drone warfare in Pakistan and the new war in Libya?
Six Afghanistan judges accuse the US of war crimes, but tell US author David Swanson they still worry about stability if the foreign troops leave, and ask him what he would do in Obama's place.
The same people who tell us that the country can’t afford to pay pensions or provide public services are happy to spend billions of pounds a year on bombing Afghanistan, says Lindsey German.
Still occupying Iraq, engaged in the bombing of Libya, and continuing with the war in Afghanistan, the US and its allies look increasingly bogged down, unable to break the war habit -- and not knowing what to do about it.
A government which claims that we all have to tighten our belts might find it hard to explain why a few of us continue to binge on platinum and gold cards in the name of ‘defence’.
Nato's "humanitarian" war on Libya is predictably killing the people it was supposed to protect. When we're told how well the war is going and how many lives it is saving, remember Afghanistan and Iraq
The UN's "humanitarian intervention" in Libya was immediately used to bomb civilians, introduce arms, employ foreign ground troops, not to mention drone bombings and an assassination attempt.
10 years of shredding the rule of law, hiring mercenary armies, invading helpless unarmed countries, causing the deaths of over a million people, and learning to love torture, all of this warfare did absolutely nothing to locate Osama bin Laden.