UK War

Things Fall Apart, The Centre Must Hold

Leonie Le Borgne | Posted 04.09.2017 | UK Politics
Leonie Le Borgne

Civilians, average citizens, will be increasingly (directly and indirectly) affected by crises and will need to be prepared for a difficult future. We have seen this in Houston this week, in countless contexts previously, and we will see it time and time again.

War Between US And North Korea Could Be Deadliest Yet, Germany Says

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 01.09.2017 | UK

The “fire and fury” of a war between North Korea and the US could produce the world’s deadliest conflict yet, Germany’s foreign minister has s...

UN Condemns North Korea, As Kim Jong Un 'Speaks Out'

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 30.08.2017 | UK

North Korea said on Wednesday it launched a ballistic missile over Japan to counter US and South Korean military drills and as a first step in militar...

Saudi Forces Have Inflicted A Terrible Bombardment On Yemen - But The UK Arms Sales Keep Flowing

Andrew Smith | Posted 24.08.2017 | UK Politics
Andrew Smith

Theresa May with King Salman of Saudi Arabia. Copyright, Number 10. It was apparently without irony that the UK Mission to the United Nations marked ...

Hunger In South Sudan: Don't Let The Rainy Season Become The Dying Season

John Loreom | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK
John Loreom

I tell these mothers to just keep going. Dig for hours to find water underground. Walk for days to find nuts in the bush. Skip meal after meal to keep your children alive. Help is coming. And until then you just have to survive. That's what I tell myself every day when I miss my family painfully and get up, get ready for work, and just keep going.

'Fire And Fury' - Are Trump's War Games Straight From This Book?

Jay McCarthy | Posted 09.08.2017 | UK Politics
Jay McCarthy

The tense stand off between the US and North Korea continues to escalate, after Donald Trump gave a dire warning to Kim Jong-il in response to his thr...

Time To Care About North Korea

David Taylor | Posted 10.08.2017 | UK Politics
David Taylor

The time for the joking has stopped. We, in the developed and free world, don't need to be 'making light of the situation in order to cope'. We will cope whatever happens. What we need is to be prepared to face horrors to come. The wise thing to do right now, along with praying for those in DPRK, would be to make sure that our governments are ready and willing to give all we have to see those people live.

'Nothing Could Have Prepared Me For This Moment': The Emotional Scars of War

Larissa Schneider | Posted 02.06.2017 | UK
Larissa Schneider

While the magnitude of suffering in Mosul is almost impossible to fully comprehend, I have witnessed incredible transformations that show the strength of the human spirit. In Mosul, people are engaged and committed to supporting their communities - helping us create a network that will have a lasting legacy for families in need.

Business As Usual: Why We Need To Stop Talking About Trump's Warmongering As An Anomaly

Amira Elwakil | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Politics
Amira Elwakil

It is not through a revival of a 'golden past' with Obama at the helm or the discovery of a loophole that would send Clinton to the White House that the problem will be solved. It is through focusing the fight on the imperialism that makes it possible for Trump (and all that he embodies) to continue the warmongering legacy of his predecessors.

Don't Forget About The Women In War

Johanna Higgs | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK
Johanna Higgs

As the brutal chemical bombings in Syria dominate the news headlines, the general consensus amongst the media seems to be one of horror. As it should ...

"Q:And babies? A: And Babies." Trump Finally Realises Assad Is A Very Bad Man

Jay McCarthy | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK
Jay McCarthy

I will never forget the first time I saw the infamous Vietnam War protest poster, titled "Q: And babies? A: And Babies." As a young girl, I stared tra...

What If...? My Take On SS-GB And Alternative Reality

Spencer Jones | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK Entertainment
Spencer Jones

For students of history, mapping backwards and working out how history could have changed - if at all - and how the new reality would have looked can be as challenging a mental exercise as working out what really happened!

Two Years Of UK Complicity In The Destruction Of Yemen

Andrew Smith | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK
Andrew Smith

Over the last two years a brutal humanitarian crisis has been forced on the people of Yemen. It has created the circumstances under which children are dying from preventable causes and people are risking their lives when they do something as normal as going to the market. The situation is dire, and unless urgent action is taken now then there are large numbers who may not survive much longer.

Danger Does Not Disappear When The Fighting Ends

Aleema Shivji | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK
Aleema Shivji

The level of contamination is unprecedented in Iraq: there are explosive remnants of war and improvised explosive devices in fields, homes, sometimes inside corpses, or behind refrigerator doors. Our weapons clearance experts have already destroyed more than one thousand explosive remnants of war in just a few weeks.

The Language Martyrs: Celebrating International Mother Language Day

Thaslima Begum | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK
Thaslima Begum

February 21st 1952, Dhaka. The fallen bodies of students and teachers lie scattered amid a campus-turned-battlefield, as tear gas lingers in bloody ha...

Leaders Define Eras - So How Did We Get Here?

Jared Joffe | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Politics
Jared Joffe

When you look back at the global leaders over time, you can get a fairly strong idea about the state of the world in each particular era.

The Tweet That Fed Eight Million People In War-Torn Yemen

Khadija Ahmed | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Khadija Ahmed

It's not so often in the media that we hear of the happenings in Yemen, but a lot is happening, a lot has happened. Since 2015 over 11,000 deaths have happened in Yemen. 2.2 million severely malnourished children stand to die in the coming months. Health facilities are almost non-existent. Whilst 80 percent of its population wait for aid to emerge through its blocked corridors, in the shadow of a dreadful famine.

RIP To Celebrity Pedestalling

Kylie Barton | Posted 02.01.2017 | UK
Kylie Barton

68 celebrities died in 2016. Over 56 million people died in total. So, the RIP posts spamming our Facebook walls are for 0.00012% of the people who actually passed in 2016. Wouldn't it be better if we put all our 'mourning' energy into use, to combat some of the ills that contribute to the deaths of millions?

Terrible Events Of 2016 Show We Are All In This Together

Richard Corbett | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK
Richard Corbett

We need change that builds, rather than destroys. That means controlling arms supplies as the Arms Trade Treaty already requires governments to do. It means offering a refuge to those fleeing violence and persecution, as the Refugee Convention has for decades prescribed. We must also develop a Global Compact on Migration, to protect migrants, so often as vulnerable as refugees, and to manage migration for the benefit of all. If the terrible events of 2016 are not to be repeated, the calls for change to make the world more secure and inclusive must be heard and acted on. Nadi's experience may seem a million miles away from ours but we share the same thread of laws and norms that are supposed to keep us safe. Ultimately we are all in this together.

This Christmas, Thousands Of Children Are Wishing For Peace

Aleema Shivji | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK
Aleema Shivji

Children are most at risk. With the innocence of youth, they fetch water, collect wood and play football. On a path, they step on an invisible landmine, or reach for a brightly coloured cluster bomb found in a bush. In a split second, if they survive, their life will be devastated - changed forever.

Boris - Bold Or Brazen?

Alicia Kearns | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Politics
Alicia Kearns

Although publicly, being a critical friend may feel right - indeed it may be right - and will be welcomed by many who want their politicians to just be honest and say what they believe, it may not be the best way to affect policy change in our ally Saudi Arabia, or the most effective diplomacy.

The Solemn Message Behind The Reality Christmas Cards

Leigh Daynes | Posted 11.12.2016 | UK
Leigh Daynes

Together, our aim is to remind the public that this year war has forced millions from their homes - and that those people really need our help. Armed conflicts in countries such as Syria and Iraq have made people of all faiths and of none lose their families, homes and livelihoods.

In Aleppo, Death Is Everywhere

Gareth Bayley | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK
Gareth Bayley

Aleppo has been in the news for months, but the brutal reality of this humanitarian catastrophe has never been as bad as this. Simply put, the Assad regime and its backers are trying to turn eastern Aleppo into a coffin.

The Men Are Revolting

Anthony Lorenzo | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Politics
Anthony Lorenzo

bmm banner.jpg All Trump had to do to win was to expound a version of brash masculinity that people have been crying out for ever since it suddenly wasn't okay to keep slaves, or rape your wife, or sack someone for being black, or force a trans woman to use a male bathroom.

Hyper-masculinity, War And Intergenerational Trauma

Kenny Mammarella-D'Cruz | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kenny Mammarella-D'Cruz

Veterans with PTSD find it very difficult to deal with emotions like fear and sadness when they come up. They don't want to admit to themselves that they have those feelings, so they push them down and try to ignore them.