Monthly Archives: August 2015

UK announces £500mn injection into costly, controversial Trident base in Scotland

In a statement ahead of his Scotland visit, British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne pledged £500 million ($770million) to the project, containing “ship lifts, sea walls, jetties and other major projects,” to take place over the next 10 years. … Continue reading

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The US Carried Out 674 Military Operations in Africa Last Year. Did You Hear About Any of Them?

The US military publicly insists its presence in Africa is negligible. Is that why they call it an American “battlefield” behind closed doors? For three days, wearing a kaleidoscope of camouflage patterns, they huddled together on a military base in … Continue reading

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How Britain has helped Saudi Arabia create a humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen

One suggestion for how Britain can best tackle the problem of terrorism in the Middle East: stop fuelling it, and stop participating in it. In Yemen over 21m – 80% of the population – are in need of aid, 9.4m … Continue reading

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BEWARE THE LIE THAT WAR IS LEGAL

Citizens should demand that MPs obey international law In March 2011 the UK Government claimed that its bombing of Libya was legal.  The assertion by David Cameron that its attacks were authorised by the UN Security Council was a lie … Continue reading

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Prescott Tells Chilcot: Publish Or Face MPs

The former deputy PM says the Iraq Inquiry chairman should be made to appear in Parliament if his report is not published soon. Lord Prescott and Sir John Chilcot The man in charge of the inquiry into the Iraq War … Continue reading

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S. Korea orders border evacuations as North declares readiness for war following exchange of fire

South Korean sources claim there is evidence that North Korea is about to test-fire short and medium-range missiles, a source said. It comes a day after the two rival nations exchanged artillery fire across the border. “The North is showing … Continue reading

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Members of the Iraq War inquiry ‘threatened to resign en masse’ over political pressure

Lord Butler backed Sir John Chilcot and warned that rushing out a report to an ‘artificial timetable’ risked producing a ‘worthless’ and ‘flawed’ report, open to challenge from those criticised. Members of the Government’s official inquiry into the Iraq War … Continue reading

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The Iraq Inquiry – Declassified Documents

At its launch Sir John Chilcot, Chairman of the Inquiry, explained: “This is an Inquiry by a committee of Privy Counsellors.  It will consider the period from the summer of 2001 to the end of July 2009, embracing the run-up … Continue reading

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Apollo 14 astronaut claims peace-loving aliens prevented ‘nuclear war’ on Earth

The sixth man to walk the surface of the moon told Mirror online that he believes peacekeeping aliens visited our planet to prevent a nuclear war between Russia and the United States. The idea sounds far-fetched, but Mitchell claims military … Continue reading

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International Court Judge Says Dick Cheney Will Eventually Be Tried as a War Criminal

Thomas Buergenthal, former judge at the International Court of Justice, said that former Vice President Dick Cheney could possibly be tried as a war criminal before the International Criminal Court (ICC), reported RawStory. “Some of us have long thought that … Continue reading

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