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Toy Soldiers and the Agony of Aleppo

The Failure of Humanitarian Law to Protect Civilians from Armed Conflicts

WHEN I WAS A BOY, my friends and I would spend hours playing with small plastic soldiers—entire armies with green and brown uniforms, men carrying rifles and grenades, bazookas and pistols. 1,062 more words

War

Is there a solution to the Palestinian question?

Back from a quiet time, and look at what happened? The first was that at the end of 2016, New Zealand co-sponsored a UN resolution “demanding” that Israel stop building settlements in the occupied territories of the West Bank. 1,210 more words

The Only Rule of War is Don't Come Second

From my TCW column:

It has been announced that (ex-Sergeant) Alexander Blackman’s conviction for the murder of an Afghan prisoner of war is to be reconsidered. 673 more words

Political

15TH NOV.1916: R.A.M.C. GIVEN DUE CREDIT IN BATTLE OF SOMME.

JOHN JONES, R.A.M.C. (1) Aid Post in the Line:

LETTER to Pte HUBERT HIBBETT, The Cenacle Red Cross Hospital, New Brighton, Cheshire.

15/11/16

Dear Mr Hibbett,  1,153 more words

Protecting war crimes will not make a safer world

CROSSPOST: CAGE

The recent government announcement that British soldiers would be protected from lawsuits launched under European Court of Human Rights is a heavy blow to the rule of law, and will make it ever more difficult to seek accountability for abuse. 864 more words

Current Affairs

The War on Maple Bugs - Part 6

My six-year old son was in the bathroom and needed to wash his hands, but was prevented from doing so by a maple bug that was guarding the sink. 89 more words

Poetry