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Swept Aside: The Guardian on Libya in 2011 Vs Amnesty on Libya in 2014

In October 2011, The Guardian published an article by Patrick Wintour and Nicholas Watt – two of their most senior political reporters –  entitled ‘How David Cameron Swept Aside Sceptics Over Libya Campaign’. Laughably described as an ‘investigation’ that ‘revealed … Continue reading

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Owen Jones on having empathy for the devil.

In an article in Sunday’s Guardian, Jones writes about why he doesn’t think demonizing Israelis for supporting their governments current onslaught in Gaza is particularly useful. He says: ‘For those who want peace – including an end to the occupation … Continue reading

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The Guardian on the CPJ’s Impunity Index.

The Committee to Protect Journalists have today published their annual list of states where the murders of journalists are most likely to go unpunished. Here’s the top 10 as of 2014: 1. Iraq 2. Somalia 3. Philippines 4. Sri Lanka … Continue reading

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The Guardian on Obama’s political victory in Afghanistan.

From a news article punished 20th November 2013, about the recent security pact agreed between the U.S. and Afghan regimes: ‘The draft text published by the Afghans explicitly states that “US military operations to defeat al-Qaida and its affiliates may … 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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