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Korean peninsula crisis has ‘gone too far’, warns UN chief

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today stressed the current crisis on the Korean peninsula “has already gone too far,” following an announcement by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to restart its Yongbyon nuclear reactor. “I am deeply troubled. As Secretary-General,…

Back to the Future With Eyes Wide Shut

By R. S. Kalha* Just before he was overthrown, former Libyan ruler Gaddafi warned the West that his ouster would result in chaos and holy war overtaking North Africa. His forebodings, now so accurate, were at that point in time…

French, Malian Military Restrict Access of Media to Conflict Areas

“French military and Malian government forces are restricting access to conflict areas for members of the media, making covering the situation a major challenge” By Peter Townson*, 23/01/2013 – As violence continues in Mali, the national and international media are finding it increasingly…

Regarding the situation in Israel and Palestine

World without Wars and Violence Statement Once more the Middle East, centred on modern day Israel and Palestine, is in a situation of war and we find it again necessary to take a position. We base our position on the…

Who benefits from the Arab-Israeli Conflict?

As some kind of ceasefire inches its way ahead with the help of surrounding interested parties the ‘you started first’ usual rhetoric from both sides involved in the present round of missiles exchange between Hamas and Israel leaves everybody none…

“When War is illegal, paying Tax is a crime”

Do Governments always use the public’s taxes in lawful and ethical ways? As part of the New Putney Debates  a presentation took place by Taxpayers Unite to make the case for tax resistance in the face of the UK continuing…

Perpetual War

Because the world spends roughly 1.7 trillion dollars each year on armaments, it follows that very many people make their living from war. This is the reason why it is correct to speak of war as a social, political and…

“The only certain thing, death and taxes” (unless you are a big corporation in the UK). The Putney Debates strike back

First stated by Daniel Defoe, in The Political History of the Devil, 1726: “Things as certain as death and taxes, can be more firmly believed.” Benjamin Franklin in 1789, gave it its current form: “‘In this world nothing can be…

‘Suppliers of Arms to Opposition Want to Destroy the Syrian People’ – Iraqi PM

By RT*, 5 October – States that send arms to Syria face upheavals and unrest due to sectarian violence, their stability will be in jeopardy and the state of affairs will be no better than in Syria, warned Iraqi Prime Minister…

UN Chief Condemns in Iran ‘Threats by Any Member State to Destroy Another’

In a message implicitly addressed to Iran for its repeated threats against Israel and which might also have been indirectly referring to Tel Aviv’s reported plans to launch a military attack on Iran, the UN chief condemned in Tehran “threats…

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