Background and Comment
about civil liberties, human rights & the war on terror
Article originally published in 2006 in the book "Whose Justice? The Law and the Left", and now available online for the first time.
"In the imperial heartlands, the war on terror is a war on freedom of expression."
by Richard Haley, 29 November 2013
A look at the problems facing asylum-seekers in Scotland, and the ways they could be addressed in independent Scotland ...
by SACC, 26 November 2013
The parts of the White paper on Independence that matter most to our campaign against the terrorism laws and for human rights....
by ELDH, 30 August 2013
We are "absolutely opposed to the proposed use of illegal armed force by Western powers", say lawyers...
by Paul O'Hanlon, 28 August 2013
"I do not see how bombing civilians with cruise missiles can help"...
by Richard Haley, 03 August 2013
"Lockerbie: Lost Voices", playing at the Edinburgh Fringe, is a must-see. Jim Swire, father of Lockerbie victim Flora Swire, was at its launch....
by Richard Haley, 20 June 2013
Next year people in Britain will be marking the centenary of World War I. It was a war in which industrialised slaughter made courage obsolete....
Glasgow Defence Campaign
Defend Civil Liberties - Oppose political policing
The Glasgow Defence Campaign has been established to oppose
political policing and defend democratic rights and civil liberties in the struggle against the cuts in Glasgow.
Drones, terrorism and sectarianism in Pakistan
US Drone attacks in Pakistan have resumed, after a short break for Pakistan's elections. The Pakistan Taliban has responded with a series of terrorist attacks - including an attack on
foreign mountaineers - and a cynical attempt to 'broaden'
its support by joining with other extremist groups in sectarian attacks on Pakistan's Shia community.
Terrorism and Travel after the Nanga Parbat massacre
Human rights news from Himalayan countries
Justice for Aafia Siddiqui, torture victim
Dr Aafia Siddiqui is a Pakistani Citizen who has lived and studied in America. In 2003 Aafia "disappeared" along with her three children while visiting her mother in Pakistan.
She says that she suffered torture and abuse in US-run secret prisons.
In 2008 she was taken to the US to stand trial. In March 2010 she was convicted, on flimsy evidence, of "assaulting and attempted murder of US
personnel in Afghanistan" while she was in custody there. She injured no one during her alleged action. In September 2010 she was sentenced to 86 years in prison.
Justice for Aafia Siddiqui