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Articles by Felicity Arbuthnot

Bombs with a British accent

The UK is guilty of war crimes for selling arms to Saudi Arabia which have been deployed in Yemen, says Felicity Arbuthnot.

  • December 2, 2015
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Saudi appointment to UN human rights panel is a farce

Felicity Arbuthnot considers a spectacular new low for the United Nations.

  • September 28, 2015
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The Iraq Inquiry and the silent civil servant

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
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Israeli pirates of the Mediterranean

The hijacking of the Marianne flotilla to Gaza highlights the hypocrisy surrounding piracy, argues Felicity Arbuthnot.

  • July 3, 2015
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‘This is a very serious matter. They will slaughter him’

Felicity Arbuthnot calls for the release of Uday al-Zaidi, a human rights activist imprisoned in Iraq.

  • January 29, 2015
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Tony Blair’s deadly legacy reaps Save The Children award

Felicity Arbuthnot is incredulous that a children’s charity can honour a man so closely linked to infanticide.

  • November 26, 2014
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‘Pinpoint accuracy’ in Gaza

Felicity Arbuthnot asks what threat children pose to the Israeli state.

  • November 29, 2012
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Why I don’t want a statue of Tony Blair

Felicity Arbuthnot has her own ideas about how the UK’s former Prime Minister could be remembered.

  • September 7, 2012
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Olympic kidnap, cover up, and one woman’s lone battle

Felicity Arbuthnot tells the intriguing story of the disappearance of 24 members of Iraq’s Olympic Committee.

  • August 14, 2012
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First Madeleine Albright, now Prince Harry: the strange world of humanitarian awards

Felicity Arbuthnot wonders how the Distinguished Humanitarian Leadership award can be given to someone involved in the war in Afghanistan.

  • May 8, 2012
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Madeleine Albright to receive America’s highest honour

The former US Secretary of State is to be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, to the horror of Felicity Arbuthnot.

  • May 2, 2012
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Banning the ‘flytilla’: an own goal for airlines

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
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US drones invade Iraqi skies

When is a US troop pullout not a pullout? asks Felicity Arbuthnot.

  • February 3, 2012
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Doomsday Clock: five minutes to midnight

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
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Killing Gaddafi: the death of legal justice

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
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Unending ‘9/11s’: A sad kind of freedom

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
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Mission accomplished? Osama may yet haunt Obama

They say they ‘got him’. RIP, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, says Felicity Arbuthnot.

  • May 12, 2011
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Blair’s wilful misrepresentation?

‘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
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Tony Blair - a bright shining lie*

Behind the smiles and peace awards stands a war-profiteer with a lot of answering to do, reckons Felicity Arbuthnot.

  • July 21, 2010
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Baghdad: Paradise Lost

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
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Liberation’s lies

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
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The vultures have landed

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
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Cradle to grave

The UN does not have a clean slate in Iraq. Felicity Arbuthnot recalls an embargo that even banned funeral shrouds.

  • January 1, 2005
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In memory of Iraq

Felicity Arbuthnot recalls the doomed buildings of the country she loves.

  • May 1, 2003
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US ban on Israel boycott

US attacks Israel boycotters

  • July 1, 2002
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