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Articles from 2008

  • 30 December 2008
    by John Wight

    Protests across the world have affirmed that despite the huge propaganda offensive which Israel has unleashed in recent days to justify its barbaric, atavistic assault on civilians and civilian targets in Gaza, and despite the considerable exertions of a largely compliant mainstream media in echoing this justification, people are rising up with one voice in condemnation of Israel’s brutal attack and in active solidarity with its victims – the Palestinians.

  • 20 December 2008
    by Mohammad Naveen Asif
    The bitter truth about the occupation of Afghanistan by America and Britain and other NATO countries who never learn their lessons from occupying and destroying an Independent country who never threaten the existence of other countries and nor it attacked their way of life, culture and faiths.
  • 07 November 2008
    by Mohammad Naveen Asif
    The world was watching the American election and the victory of Barack Obama whilst the illegal occupiers in Afghanistan killed yet another 50 innocent Afghans in yet another wedding party and hundreds severely wounded in Kandahar last Monday.
  • 05 November 2008
    by British Tamils Forum
    Journalists have been barred from Northeast Sri Lanka for more than two years while aerial bombing combined with intense shelling has been driving hundreds of thousands around from village to village and from district to district.
  • 03 November 2008
    by Human Rights Watch
    The British government has been trying to deport terrorism and national security suspects to countries in which they face a risk oftorture - report by Human Rights Watch
  • 28 October 2008
    by John Wight
    With the Obama campaign nearing conclusion with the likely prospect of his election and the historic achievement of an African-American becoming US President for the first time, John Wight exposes the reality of America for the thousands of African Americans currently languishing on death row.
  • 08 October 2008
    by Naomi Wolf
    Members of Congress were told they could face martial law if they didn't pass the bailout bill. This will not be the last time.
  • 02 October 2008
    by Zahid Ali
    AUDIO - Talk on Islamophobia given by Zahid Ali
  • 29 September 2008
    by SACC
    The Council of Europe's Commissioner for Human Rights says it's wrong to criminalise migration.
  • 23 September 2008
    by Stop the War Coalition
    The anti-war demonstration at the Labour Party Conference last Saturday - organised by Stop the War, CND and the British Muslim Initiative - was joined by thousands calling on Gordon Brown to end Britain's participation in the catastrophic conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • 19 September 2008
    by SACC
    SACC says "Dear Labour, Don't collude in the manufacture of mayhem - dismantle the 'war on terror.'
  • 09 September 2008
    by SACC
    Factsheet issued by the US-based Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) in May 2008. It examines the role played at Abu Ghraib by contractors from two U.S.-based corporations: Titan Corporation/L-3 and CACI International, Inc. CCR says that although Titan/L-3 and CACI employees were directly involved in the torture of Iraqi detainees at Abu Ghraib, no employee of either company has been convicted of any offense.
  • 24 August 2008
    by Tony Benn
    War in the Caucasus has highlighted the growing danger of war spreading. Seven years after the start of the war on terror, occupation continues to bring misery to Iraq and Afghanistan, but the consequences of the war are spreading.
  • 19 August 2008
    by Liz Davies
    The knives may be out for Gordon Brown, but LIZ DAVIES warns that new Labour's takeover condemns us to more of the same.
  • 17 August 2008
    by Hicham Yezza
    I am innocent yet was detained without charge in solitary confinement for days on end. It was a devastating experience
  • 02 July 2008
    by The Scotsman
    Yesterday, the High Court in Edinburgh rightly cleared Mr Anwar of contempt. However, the judges were not content to vindicate Mr Anwar's right to free speech. Instead, they criticised him for making "angry and petulant" comments and that they "expected better" of solicitors.
  • 29 June 2008
    by SACC
    Turkey's judges are being asked to ban the country's ruling party and its leading politicians. If they want to save democracy they will refuse.
  • 18 June 2008
    by Mohammad Naveen Asif
    One hundred and six British lives lost in Afghanistan - a grim milestone that will lead many in Britain to ask: is the mission worth this cost in lives? The answer is very simple and it is a big NO.
  • 07 May 2008
    by SACC
    Defendants rely on their legal representative to advocate their cause. But a trial in Scotland threatens to weaken the case for the defence
  • 30 April 2008
    by SACC
    In May, Jewish organisations will be celebrating the 60th anniversary of the founding of the state of Israel. This is understandable in the context of centuries of persecution culminating in the Holocaust. Nevertheless, we are Jews who will not be celebrating.