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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Here is my (unpublished) letter to the Guardian Review: 127 more words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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And the award for 'Best channeling of government propaganda during wartime' goes to...

Here is a double-page spread published in the Sun on 20 March 2003, a day after the start of the US-UK invasion of Iraq.

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Countering Peter Tatchell’s pro-war anti-war arguments on Syria

Countering Peter Tatchell’s pro-war anti-war arguments on Syria
by Ian Sinclair
Open Democracy
15 January 2016

I have a lot of respect for Peter Tatchell’s principled and extensive human rights activism. 1,569 more words

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ISIS: just a murderous death cult?

ISIS: just a murderous death cult?
by Ian Sinclair
Middle East Eye
14 January 2016

The language and framing we use to speak about an issue can either illuminate and help to explain or it can obfuscate and limit our understanding, and thus keep possible solutions out of reach. 990 more words

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My First Post and the Chagossians

Welcome to my blog. I am someone who is passionate about justice. Naively? Perhaps. I am however willing to wear a criticism of naivety when it relates to such an important moral imperative. 1,048 more words

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