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No shock doctrine for Libya

To say that the West's involvement in Libya was all about oil was always far too simplistic. For any country to commit military force, a number of people must conclude…
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Happy Armed Forces Day

UK fatalities Iraq: 179 UK fatalities Afghanistan: 374 US fatalities Iraq: 4463 US fatalities Afghanistan: 1663 Iraqi fatalities: 100,000+    (perhaps as high as a million) Afghan fatalities: 10,000+ (No…
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3 things we’ve learnt on Libya

1) This isn't just a No Fly Zone. Today, there have been reports of French planes bombing Libya, and firing from the air at tanks. So, the first thing that…
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Libya – time for Egypt to step up?

by Gilbert Ramsay There are occasions when world events seem to laugh at pure political principles. There certainly aren't as many as there seem to be. Often our politicians and…
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Privatising profit and socialising risk

This is essentially the modus operandi of the modern western government: to promote the interests of corporate gloabalisation and to offload the risks onto the people. This has manifested itself…
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Caroline’s Speech: we are ready to fight these cuts

Lucas slams cuts and privitisation Caroline Lucas has addressed Green Party spring conference today by slamming the government over spending cuts and privatisation. Calling the Green Party "the true opposition…
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The vulnerability of power – on Gaddafi, Mubarak, and the USA

The vulnerability of power always amazes us. When the icons of strength crumble, we are forever astonished. From the fall of the Berlin Wall and Soviet Union to the fall…
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Let’s stop backing dictators

By Rupert Read It is time for Britain to decisively change course, and abandon its support for Middle Eastern and North African rulers (including those of Bahrain, Djibouti, Yemen and…
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