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Occupy DSEI highlights the hypocrisy of the British government

The chemical weapons attack in Syria has galvanized resistance to London’s annual arms fair, writes Sam Mercer.

Filed in: England Military

The red line: challenging a convenient silence

Ex-soldier testimonies urge Israelis to acknowledge role in occupation. Ella David reports.

Filed in: Israel Military Palestine

Casualties of war and political games

Indian soldiers are paying the price for border clashes with Pakistan, writes Mari Marcel Thekaekara.

Filed in: India Military Pakistan Politics

Egypt, the unravelling

Fighting hate with hate is not the answer, says Yahia Lababidi. How Egypt responds will determine what Egypt becomes.

Filed in: Activism Egypt Military Politics Violence

The case of Ban Mae Surin: tragic accident or foul play?

Daniel Pye and Saw C Rogers investigate a suspicious fire which killed 37 Burmese refugees in Thailand.

Filed in: Burma Human Rights Military Refugees Thailand

The other 9/11

This September marks the 40th anniversary of Chile’s coup d’état. David Ransom considers what we can learn from the lost decade that followed.

Filed in: Chile Human Rights Military Politics

Debt, austerity, devastation: it’s Europe’s turn

As the creditors get fatter, the innocent are punished. Susan George laments a leadership subservient to big business.

Filed in: Arms Debt Economics Europe Military Politics Structural Adjustment

Why are we so afraid of chemical weapons?

War is destruction. So why, asks MG Zimeta, does the ‘existential threat’ of an airborne toxic event in Syria and beyond, instil such horror.

Filed in: Arms Human Rights Iraq Military Nuclear Weapons Politics Syria United States War and Peace

The compassionate case against foreign intervention

‘We are not the good guys’ – Kerry-anne Mendoza argues that the US and Britain should avoid military action in war ravaged countries like Syria.

Filed in: Conflict Iraq Military Politics Syria United Kingdom United States War and Peace

Omar Saad: saying no to the Israeli army

A small group of Palestinians are legally bound to join the Israeli military. Noreen Sadik tells the story of the young man refusing to obey.

Filed in: Human Rights Israel Military Palestine

Pirates! Oil companies are stoking hysteria to line their pockets

Oil and shipping companies have ways of getting you, the public, to pay for protecting their profits Emma Hughes explains.

Filed in: Military Oil United Kingdom

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