Iraq War

Our Dysfunctional World of War and Poverty

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

As a species we have tremendous talents. Our scientific achievements are incredible; our advances in medicine and technology are stunning. Our social development however is still almost at Stone Age level.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Nick Vs Nigel, The Morning After

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Thursday 27 March 2014... 1) NICK VS NIGEL, THE MORNING AFTER It was Chairman Mao who said that, in...

From Iraq To Thatcher, Tony Benn Knew How To Slam His Opponents

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Matthews | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK

An eloquent orator and formidable opponent, Tony Benn’s speeches – from his idealistic blueprint for Labour in the 1970s and unwavering support fo...

The Syrian Civil War - Made in Britain and the USA

Justin Huggler | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Politics
Justin Huggler

We started this. That's what I can't help thinking every time I hear about the latest death and suffering in Syria. When the US and Britain invaded Iraq in 2003, we set off a chain of events that led inexorably to the killing fields of Damascus and Aleppo.

Blair: Others Have Stupid Religious Wars; We Had Smart Ones

Abby Day | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Politics
Abby Day

When Tony Blair claims it is religious or cultural difference that will fuel 21st century wars, not the ideologies that caused past wars (The Observer, January 26, 2014) he shows only a skewed notion of religion's place in society and history. He projects a narrow idea of what it means to be religious, and diverts attention from other, more systemic problems.

Shoreditch Barman Tries To Arrest Tony Blair

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

UDPATE: He may have lost his job, but Twiggy Garcia may get a payout for his efforts. Journalist George Monbiot, who set up the Arrest Blair websit...

Topless Model Shoot On Empire State Building Leads To $1m Lawsuit (NSFW PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

An Iraq war veteran turned photographer is being sued for $1million (£670,000) after he took topless pictures of a model on the 86th floor of the Emp...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: The War On Migrants, Part 665

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Sunday 12 January 2013... 1) THE WAR ON MIGRANTS, PART 665 For Tory politicians, from George Osborn...

How Many Iraqis Died as a Result of US and UK Intervention?

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK
Dr Raj Persaud

A war of words has broken out over the veteran journalist John Pilger's allegation that scientific research put the Iraqi civilian death toll at 'up to a million'. Pilger was commenting recently on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme following polling finding most Britons believe only a few thousand died violently in the US and British led invasion, and the years since.

In 2014 - Can We Stop Blaming Everything on Muslims?

Alastair Sloan | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Politics
Alastair Sloan

Before we blame radical Islam for terrorism and loss of freedom - consider that our Security Services blame our foreign policy, not any religion, for acts of terrorism. Radical Islam is a bastardisation of true, peaceful Islam. And the effect on our social fabric of continually scapegoating Muslims for our own aggression abroad is painful, and breeds yet more jihadists.

Secret Blair-Bush Iraq Talks To Be Published

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.12.2013 | UK Politics

The government is preparing to publish more than 100 classified documents detailing private conversations between Tony Blair and George W Bush in the ...

BBC Hard Talk: SOFT on Power, HARD on Real Journalism, Truth Telling and Glenn Greenwald

Joshua Funnell | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK Politics
Joshua Funnell

Listening to the political gurglings of right-wing commentators a vision is painted of a monolithic BBC acting as an anti establishment, subversive enemy within.

Ken Loach Discusses His Hopes for Left Unity

Salman Shaheen | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics
Salman Shaheen

Ken Loach is helping to found new political party Left Unity in answer to the political vacuum that has existed in Britain for decades. Left Unity has attracted a lot of support over the last year... however a common criticism of Left Unity comes from people who agree with its principles, but argue that the most urgent task is kicking the Tories out and that it is unwise to split the left vote.

Not Quite the Right Story

Ragnar Weilandt | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Ragnar Weilandt

There is no justification for what the Taliban did to Malala. Her standing up to them is admirable, her fame well deserved and her activism for education and women's rights worth all the support it can get. But Malala's story represents only a part of the region's long tale of woe.

The Chilcot Inquiry Sinks Into the Sand

Matt Carr | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Matt Carr

In the last fortnight a number of media commentators accused Russell Brand of naivete and political ignorance for his criticisms of the democratic system and the limitations of the right to vote. This week, however, the British public were presented with further evidence of how hollowed-out the democratic process has become, when the Chilcot Inquiry revealed that it was being denied access to 25 notes sent by Tony Blair to George Bush, and 130 documents relating to conversations between the two architects of the Iraq War, in addition to dozens of records of cabinet meetings.

Iraq War Inquiry Not Subject To American 'Veto'

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 14.11.2013 | UK Politics

The British government has denied reports that the United States has vetoed the public disclosure of documents included in the inquiry into the Iraq W...

In Conversation With Bryan Adams and ITN's Caroline Froggatt about Wounded: The Legacy of War

Hannah Gal | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Hannah Gal

I talk to musician/photographer Bryan Adams and ITN journalist Caroline Froggatt about their new book Wounded: The Legacy of War. A collection of photographs of servicemen and women who 'have cheated death whilst serving their country in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Back Towards the Brink in Iraq as Old Tensions Are Renewed

The Conversation UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
The Conversation UK

We are seeing old tensions and new combine, pushing Iraq once again to the edge of a very steep cliff. In 2008, sectarian violence was at a high level, but the trend was downward from the heights of the civil war that started in earnest in 2006; now the trend is, if anything, upwards...

Our Modern Remembrance Is All About Forgetting

Django Wylie | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK Politics
Django Wylie

The worthy practice of donating first-hand, with its inherent 'nothing in return' aspect, has been replaced with the more morally ambiguous purchasing of an mp3. When you put pennies in the Chelsea Pensioner's box and collect your poppy, you are forced, however momentarily, to individually reflect on the meaning of the paper token you've acquired.

This Iraq War Vet's Headstone Has Been Deemed 'Inappropriate' & Removed

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 22.12.2013 | UK

A 7ft tall headstone shaped like SpongeBob SquarePants has been removed from the grave of an Iraq war veteran because cemetery bosses deemed it "inapp...

(Don't) Join The Army: The Action Men Who Are The True Faces Of War

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK

Equipped with crutches, a wheelchair and even a body bag, these are the war heroes without a place in the limelight. This trio of Battlefield Casu...

Half A Million Iraqis Dead Since End Of Iraq War

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 16.10.2013 | UK

Nearly half a million Iraqis have died as a result of the war in their country, according to the findings of a new study. An estimated 461,000 Iraqis ...

Iraq: Politics and Science in Post-Conflict Health Research

Neel Mani | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Neel Mani

During my time as the director of the World Health Organisation's (WHO) programme in Iraq between 2001 and 2003, the WHO, together with other agencies...

Mehdi Hasan

'What On Earth Are You Doing On TV?' | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK Politics

Damian McBride, the media adviser to Gordon Brown whose new memoir reveals how he briefed against Labour ministers, has launched an outspoken attack o...

Losing the Love for Labour

Gareth Milner | Posted 23.11.2013 | UK Politics
Gareth Milner

Whether physically in power or not, Labour's reckless spending and their promises for the future tell me many things. One of these is that somewhere between the election in 2010 and present day 2013, the last person in their policy department forgot to turn out the lights before leaving and locking the door behind them.