Felicity Arbuthnot considers a spectacular new low for the United Nations.
Articles by Felicity Arbuthnot
- September 28, 2015
John Chilcot has held back the release of his findings for nearly five years. Bereaved families have had enough, writes Felicity Arbuthnot.
- September 8, 2015
The hijacking of the Marianne flotilla to Gaza highlights the hypocrisy surrounding piracy, argues Felicity Arbuthnot.
- July 3, 2015
Felicity Arbuthnot calls for the release of Uday al-Zaidi, a human rights activist imprisoned in Iraq.
- January 29, 2015
Felicity Arbuthnot is incredulous that a children’s charity can honour a man so closely linked to infanticide.
- November 26, 2014
Felicity Arbuthnot asks what threat children pose to the Israeli state.
- November 29, 2012
Felicity Arbuthnot has her own ideas about how the UK’s former Prime Minister could be remembered.
- September 7, 2012
Felicity Arbuthnot tells the intriguing story of the disappearance of 24 members of Iraq’s Olympic Committee.
- August 14, 2012
Felicity Arbuthnot wonders how the Distinguished Humanitarian Leadership award can be given to someone involved in the war in Afghanistan.
- May 8, 2012
The former US Secretary of State is to be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, to the horror of Felicity Arbuthnot.
- May 2, 2012
As several airlines bow to Israeli pressure to cancel flights of pro-Palestine activists, Felicity Arbuthnot writes an open letter to the CEO of Lufthansa.
- April 18, 2012
When is a US troop pullout not a pullout? asks Felicity Arbuthnot.
- February 3, 2012
As the Doomsday Clock moves to five minutes to midnight, Obama’s rhetoric is beginning to seem rather hollow, says Felicity Arbuthnot.
- January 16, 2012
First it was Saddam, then bin Laden and now Gaddafi. The West gets its man but loses its humanity, says Felicity Arbuthnot.
- October 25, 2011
A day of remembering – but also of not forgetting others who suffered, and continue to suffer, from the fall-out of the ‘war on terror’. Felicity Arbuthnot considers the evidence.
- September 12, 2011
They say they ‘got him’. RIP, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, says Felicity Arbuthnot.
- May 12, 2011
‘And he smiled a kind of sickly smile, and curled up on the floor,
And the subsequent proceedings, interested him no more.’
(Francis Brett Harte, 1836-1902)
Felicity Arbuthnot considers the evidence.
- January 25, 2011
Behind the smiles and peace awards stands a war-profiteer with a lot of answering to do, reckons Felicity Arbuthnot.
- July 21, 2010
When a house on Princesses Street was bombed on 4 April, the legacy of poet Jabra Ibrahim Jabra was also destroyed, reveals Felicity Arbuthnot.
- June 8, 2010
The recent video released by Wikileaks has dismayed, but not surprised, Felicity Arbuthnot. Military personnel have been wreaking carnage on Afghan and Iraqi citizens for years.
- May 10, 2010
Afghanistan, Iraq, and now Haiti. Felicity Arbuthnot argues that the US’s so-called humanitarian intervention on the devastated Caribbean island is anything but.
- February 23, 2010
The UN does not have a clean slate in Iraq. Felicity Arbuthnot recalls an embargo that even banned funeral shrouds.
- January 1, 2005
Felicity Arbuthnot recalls the doomed buildings of the country she loves.
- May 1, 2003