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Book review: The Hammer Blow. How ten women disarmed a warplane by Andrea Needham

Book review: The Hammer Blow. How ten women disarmed a warplane by Andrea Needham
by Ian Sinclair
Morning Star
11 April 2016

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. 492 more words

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Climate change: the elephant in the Arabian Gulf

Climate change: the elephant in the Arabian Gulf
by Ian Sinclair

Open Democracy
21 March 2016

Speaking to me after the December 2015 United Nations Paris Agreement on climate change, Professor Kevin Anderson, the Deputy Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, … 1,169 more words

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Benghazi: the real story

Benghazi: the real story
by Ian Sinclair
Morning Star
21 March 2016

Hollywood, as lecturer Matthew Alford explains in his 2010 book Reel Power, “routinely promotes the dubious notion that the United States is a benevolent force in world affairs.” 750 more words

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The West and Syria: the corporate media vs. reality

The West and Syria: the corporate media vs. reality
by Ian Sinclair
Open Democracy
4 March 2016

“The sinister fact about literary censorship in England is that it is largely voluntary”, George Orwell… 1,270 more words

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Has the West and its allies "failed to seriously arm the revolution” in Syria?

Has the West and its allies “failed to seriously arm the revolution” in Syria?
by Ian Sinclair
5 February 2016

Here is my (unpublished) letter to the Guardian Review: 127 more words

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Brimstone missiles target the British public, not Islamic State

Brimstone missiles target the British public, not Islamic State
by Ian Sinclair
Middle East Eye
27 January 2016

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) press office must have been popping the corks in celebration of the prominent role the Brimstone missile played in the debate about whether the UK should start bombing ISIS in Syria. 1,003 more words

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Councils forced to invest public money in arms under proposed legislation


The UK government is trying to block local authorities from making ethical investment decisions relating to the arms trade.

Currently local authorities can choose to invest their pension funds ethically, and make ethical decisions about what they buy. 98 more words

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