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On Yer Trike: The Perils of Taking a Principled Stand

Showing solidarity… The targeting of Gaza’s infrastructure, including its only power plant, and UN safe havens where unarmed civilians sought shelter has inspired some Latin American states to recall their … Continue reading

August 19, 2014 · 3 Comments

Iraq: All going to plan?

On 10 June, the on-going violence in Iraq literally exploded back onto the international mainstream media’s radar, and consequently into the public conscience, when militants took control of Iraq’s second … Continue reading

June 23, 2014 · 1 Comment

What Can You Tell Us about Omar Khadr? Interview with Dennis Edney QC

In 2004, Scottish-Canadian criminal defence barrister Dennis Edney QC was asked to provide legal representation to Omar Khadr, a Canadian citizen seized by the US military in Afghanistan in 2002 … Continue reading

June 3, 2014 · 7 Comments

No More Broken Promises: Global Day of Action to Close Guantánamo

The US-run prison camp at Guantánamo Bay, where 154 men remain held almost wholly without charge or trial for more than 12 years, is perhaps the most potent symbol of … Continue reading

May 27, 2014 · 1 Comment

Narendra Modi: Not in Our Name

India is a land of fascination to many. Home to more than one billion consumers, and a country rich in natural and human resources, it is of particular interest to … Continue reading

May 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Women on the Front Line of Peace

Women and children are the first casualties of war. Yet, in both war and peace-making efforts, women are often sidelined. Across the spectrum, the contributions women make to peace efforts … Continue reading

April 6, 2014 · 1 Comment

Iraq: No Woman is Safe

As the Iraq War marks its eleventh anniversary on 20 March 2014, internal armed conflict in the country continues to spiral out of control and the security risk posed by … Continue reading

March 18, 2014 · Leave a comment
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