New in Ceasefire, Politics - Monday, February 18, 2013 17:02 - 0 Comments
Comment | Whether on Scotland or Palestine, the UK government’s selective use of legal advice must stop
Last week, the UK government hailed Professor James Crawford's legal advice on Scottish independence. So why, asks Chris Doyle, does it continue to ignore his advice on Israeli settlement trade?
Ideas, New in Ceasefire, Politics - Friday, January 13, 2012 13:49 - 2 CommentsPhil Shiner, one of the UK's leading human rights lawyers, argues we shouldn't forget that everything the world community abhors about US military actions, from Guantanamo Bay to this week's US Marines video scandal, is of a piece with UK policies and practices in Iraq, including, as he documents, the abuse, torture of killing of detainees.
Interviews, New in Ceasefire - Wednesday, January 11, 2012 0:00 - 0 Comments
Interview | Yanar Mohammed: “This government of ethnic and sectarian divisions does not represent Iraqis in any way”Yanar Mohammed, one of Iraq's most prominent feminists, speaks to Ceasefire deputy editor Musab Younis about the Arab Spring, the withdrawal of US troops and the prospects for democracy and equality in her country.
New in Ceasefire, The Unveiled Truth - Wednesday, October 27, 2010 19:32 - 5 CommentsIn the wake of Tariq Aziz's sentencing to death yesterday, Shirin Sadeghi revisits a case of striking similarities, that of Amir Abbas Hoveyda, the Shah of Iran's longest serving Prime Minister, who was executed by the Khomeini regime in 1979. As Sadeghi argues, Aziz's unwritten memoirs, like Hoveyda's, would have given us priceless insights into the history of the region, but are too inconvenient for the powers that be.
New in Ceasefire - Wednesday, October 27, 2010 1:50 - 1 CommentAs the Wikileaks war logs revealed last week, the US army routinely ignored and abetted the killing and torture of Iraqi civilians at the hands of the Maliki government. This is not without precedent. From West Beirut, Nussaibah Younis writes about the striking parallels between US policy in Iraq and its actions in Lebanon in the 1980s.
CounterSpin, Politics - Thursday, September 23, 2010 11:15 - 3 CommentsYou probably know that a woman threw a cat in a bin in Coventry this month. You probably don't know that 75 people have been killed in Pakistan by US drones this month. This isn't anything to do with you or your interest in current affairs. As Musab Younis shows in this week's CounterSpin column, the importance of a news story has almost no bearing on the coverage it receives.
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