Monthly Archives: August 2013

Peter Tatchell at today’s demo against bombing Syria.

Spot the error: And what Philip Breedlove, the senior General within NATO, had to say about a ‘no-fly zone’ in May: ‘It is quite frankly an act of war and it is not a trivial matter . . . It … Continue reading

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Amnesty International UK on the prospect of the U.S. bombing Syria: this is a bit more like it.

From a letter sent to The Times by their director Kate Allen. As here: ‘First, that US-led strikes are reportedly still highly likely. Too little has been said about what this may mean for civilians in Syria. International humanitarian law … Continue reading

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Compare and Contrast: Amnesty’s Kristyan Benedict on the anti-war movement/British government.

Kristyan Benedict is the Campaigns Manager at Amnesty International UK, one of the Western worlds most well known and influential human rights NGOs, and one whose work is often both useful and informative. I personally am an avid reader of … Continue reading

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John Kampfner in The Guardian on why ‘the West’ might bomb Syria.

Here’s the conclusion to his article: ‘Without formal UN support, what is the legal basis for action? What are the goals and are they achievable? To scare Assad? He won’t be. To punish or remove him? The Russians will amorally … Continue reading

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Human Rights Watch’s Ken Roth seems very keen for military intervention in Syria.

That is, he wants the Obama administration – the people whose forces have cluster bombed women and children in Yemen, deliberately targeted funerals and rescue workers in Pakistan, carried out several large scale massacres in Afghanistan, and who treat all … Continue reading

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You aren’t supposed to ask questions about today’s alleged Chemical Weapons attacks in Syria.

That’s according to Krystyan Benedict, Amnesty International UK’s MENA campaigns manager. An exchange from Twitter: He then proceeds to tweet and retweet various things praising the response of the UK FCO: So, then, a quick guide on how to respond … Continue reading

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More headlines from The Libya Herald.

Here’s a run down of some of the stories/incidents from July up to the 24th, and in the two or so weeks since then we’ve had (and this is surely not a comprehensive round up): Eid marked in Benghazi with … Continue reading

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