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Protest works (often frustratingly slowly): The anti-Iraq War movement and Syria

Protest works (often frustratingly slowly): The anti-Iraq War movement and Syria
by Ian Sinclair
Huffington Post
14 February 2014

The argument the 15 February 2003 anti-Iraq War protest in London was a failure is a common one on the British Left. 1,059 more words

Iraq

Why does the UK public underestimate the number of Iraqi dead?

Why does the UK public underestimate the number of Iraqi dead?
by Ian Sinclair
Morning Star
June 2013

“A propaganda system will consistently portray people abused in enemy states as worthy victims”, note Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky in their seminal 1988 book Manufacturing Consent. 759 more words

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Legal or illegal? The 2001 US-British attack on Afghanistan

Legal or illegal? The 2001 US-British attack on Afghanistan
by Ian Sinclair
Morning Star
7 April 2013

The Twitter equivalent of a bickering married couple, during one of their regular Twitter spats Times newspaper columnist David Aaronovitch and Huffington Post Political Editor Mehdi Hasan recently alighted on a point of agreement. 750 more words

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8 facts everyone should know about the Iraq crisis

8 facts everyone should know about the Iraq crisis
by Ian Sinclair
Peace News blog
8 September 2014

Just over ten years since it failed the public so completely over the 2003 Iraq War, the mainstream media’s coverage of the current Iraq crisis has been predictably awful. 2,554 more words

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How the UK is helping to feed the flames of war in Syria

How the UK is helping to feed the flames of war in Syria
by Ian Sinclair
Peace News
19 April 2014

When the Coalition Government was defeated in parliament over military intervention in Syria last summer many activists probably thought that was the end of the matter. 869 more words

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The Eastern Daily Press goes to war again

The Eastern Daily Press goes to war again
by Ian Sinclair
3 September 2014

What is so impressive about British historian Mark Curtis’s analysis of the ideological framework that dominates discussion of UK foreign policy is just how accurate it continues to be over ten years after he sketched it out in his 2003 book… 466 more words

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The Iraq Crisis: The madness of the media and political elite

The Iraq Crisis: The madness of the media and political elite
by Ian Sinclair
Morning Star
20 August 2014

By authorising airstrikes against the Islamic State (aka ISIS), President Obama became the fourth US Commander-In-Chief since Ronald Reagan to initiate a bombing campaign on Iraq. 815 more words

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