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Syria

RAF air strikes on Syria

Despite being illegal according to legal scholars,air strikes have begun against targets in Syria, with the support of Labour MPs acting against a resolution of their own party conference. On this page we’ll keep a log of the unlawful RAF airstrikes on Syria.

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Syria

Labour Party Conference Resolution on Bombing of Syria

Not actually that easy to find, below is the full text of the Labour Party Conference 2015 resolution regarding the extension of bombing from Iraq to Syria.

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Syria War on Terror

Is Cameron’s intervention in Syria legal?

British Prime Minister David Cameron is attempting to persuade the UK parliament to support an extension of UK air strikes, ostensibly aimed at “degrading” ISIS, from Iraq to Syria. However, his argument that the action would have a clear legal basis is, despite the progressive undermining of international law by UK and US governments, denied […]

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Ukraine

MH17 Dutch Safety Board Report published

The report of the Dutch Safety Board (DSB) was released today. Here is a video presentation from the DSB explaining the main findings:

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War on drugs

Kill the Messenger – How the CIA financed a dirty war by selling crack

Gary Webb (1955-2004), the investigative journalist who reported cocaine trafficking by the CIA in 1996, is portrayed in the motion picture, Kill the Messenger, by Jeremy Renner which is released this month.

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Amnesty International Russia Ukraine

Question marks over Amnesty’s research on Russian troops in Ukraine

Amnesty have published a few satellite images apparently showing armoured vehicles and artillery in an area in Eastern Ukraine and claim these prove the involvement of Russian troops in the country. However, the research Amnesty has published falls far short of proof, and in a matter of such importance, undermines the organisation’s claim to provide […]

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MH17 Ukraine

MH17 Dutch Safety Board Preliminary Report

The Dutch Safety Board, which is the lead organisation in the investigation of the MH17 downing of 17th July, issued a preliminary report today. In this post we will discuss the report and reaction to it

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MH17 Ukraine

MH17 Dutch Safety Board Preliminary Report published tomorrow

The Dutch Safety Board, which is the lead organisation in the investigation of the MH17 downing of 17th July, will be issuing a preliminary report tomorrow, which should shed light on the downing of the MH17 and will hopefully clear up some unexplained matters, although it is also bound to become a major focus of […]

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Human rights

Facts regarding T-72 tank shoot holes in IISS and BBC Russian tank theory.

A video showing a column of armed vehicles and a particular T-72 tank has been used by Western media to support the Ukrainian nationalist narrative that the conflict in Eastern Ukraine is primarily between Russia and Ukraine, rather than a domestic conflict. Analysis of the evidence suggests the tank is not necessarily a Russian supplied […]

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Ukraine War crimes

Casualties in east Ukraine

The actual number of casualties in the armed conflict in east Ukraine is unclear, but thanks to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) we now have a minimum figure.