Articles from 2009

  • 14 December 2009
    by Zareen Taj
    "This is how we lost our people from education to fighting." A Kurdish refugee remembers life in Turkey.
  • 14 November 2009
    by Zaki El-Salahi
    Community work has long been recognised as consisting of both emancipatory and oppressive practice. Its roots in Colonial pacification of 'the natives' are well recognised
  • 11 November 2009
    by SACC
    Rush transcript of phone interview with Noam Chomsky conducted before live audiences at three venues in Edinburgh and Glasgow on 10 November 2009
  • 20 October 2009
    by Mohammad N Asif
    The war in Afghanistan stinks: The land is still illegally occupied by the imperial powers that have got no regard for the people of Afghanistan.
  • 20 October 2009
    by Mohammad N Asif
    The war in Afghanistan stinks: the sooner it ends, the better
  • 20 October 2009
    by Richard Haley
    A peace group from PKK bases in northern Iraq entered Turkey yesterday, in response to what they describe as "the current halting of the peace initiative."
  • 15 October 2009
    by Freedom for Abdullah Ocalan–Peace in Kurdistan
    A new report by the "Freedom for Abdullah Ocalan–Peace in Kurdistan" initiative says that Human Rights in Turkey have taken one step forward and two steps back
  • 15 October 2009
    by Richard Haley
    Khalid Al-Fawwaz has been in jail for over 11 years and Adel Abdel Bary has been in jail for 10 years. Neither have been tried for any offence, let alone convicted.
  • 22 September 2009
    by Gareth Peirce
    There is a pressing need to investigate in detail how it has come about that there has been a form of death in this case – the death of justice – and who should be found responsible.
  • 09 September 2009
    by John Wight
    The continued building and expansion of settlements in the occupied West Bank of Palestine, even in the face of protestations from the international community, is further proof of Israel’s intention to expand its borders and ethnically cleanse the occupied territories
  • 27 August 2009
    by Mohammad N Asif
    The election in Afghanistan was marred by fraud, intimidation, violence and low turnout in many areas. Democracy is dead in Afghanistan no matter how much oxygen is pumped by the US, UK and NATO into its mouth
  • 22 June 2009
    by SACC
    The Crown Office have backtracked on their earlier claim to have no jurisdiction to presecute CACI, the firm accused of committing war crimes at Abu Ghraib.
  • 30 May 2009
    by Lindy McDowell
    Belfast Telegraph columnist Lindy McDowell complains that dillydallying with paramilitaries has been official policy in Northern Ireland.
  • 28 May 2009
    by SACC
    More than 20,000 Tamil civilians were killed in the final throes of the Sri Lankan civil war, most as a result of government shelling, an investigation by The Times has revealed.
  • 17 May 2009
    by Mick Napier
    Five members of the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign are charged with 'racially aggravated conduct' following a protest against the Israeli siege of Gaza.
  • 10 May 2009
    by SACC
    On Thursday 14 May it will be two years to the days since Binayak Sen was arrested under the Chhattisgarh Public Securities Act.
  • 07 May 2009
    by Mohammad N Asif
    Both Hamid Karzai and Asif Zardari are standing with Barack Obama but the big question is who is standing with the victims of the American and NATO bombing?
  • 21 April 2009
    by Mohammad N Asif
    Obama's mission of "Redefinition Accomplished" is in full swing.
  • 10 April 2009
    by SACC
    Background to Tamil Protests in London, including a brief history of events in Sri Lanka
  • 09 April 2009
    by John Wight
    The death of Ian Tomlinson during the G20 protests in London as he was attempting to make his way home from work, certainly demands a criminal investigation into the actions of the police,