war on terror

  • June 2, 2018

    The European Court of Human Rights has found Lithuania and Romania were complicit in the CIA’s illegal torture and rendition programmes.

  • March 15, 2018

    President Trump has announced that he will nominate Gina Haspel as the new Director of the CIA.

  • October 9, 2017

    The authorities at Guantánamo Bay have ceased the 10-year practice of force-feeding hunger-striking prisoners.

  • May 31, 2017

    We are all familiar with spin, with the attempt to conceal facts or to massage figures.

  • March 6, 2017

    The Government is asking the High Court to use secret proceedings in a case brought by victims of a UK-US rendition during the ‘War on Terror’. This is the first time such powers are set to be used in a rendition victims’ case.

  • September 26, 2016

    At 6.45pm on Thursday 6 October former Guantanamo Bay prisoner, Moazzam Begg, and Chris Cole, Director of Drone Wars UK, join conversation with Pat Gaffney, co-ordinator of Pax Christi U

  • December 11, 2014

    A US Senate report revealing widespread use of torture by the Central Intelligence Agency has stirred up heated debate. International human rights activists have called for those responsible to be held to account, though CIA director John Brennan has defended the agency’s record.

  • May 24, 2012

    A new project which brings together all the available data on hundreds of victims of rendition, torture and secret detention has launched online.

  • September 12, 2011

    The memory of 9/11 can be used to liberate ourselves for the creation of a better future, says Jill Segger

  • September 11, 2011

    Over the past ten years we have witnessed the birth of the neologism '9/11' and the horrid and inaccurate phrase 'global war on terror'. Some of what happened in those ten intervening years is now history, says Harry Hagopian. But much of it continues to resonate across the globe, calling us to a change of outlook and action. Revolutions and popular revolts across the Middle East and North Africa region vindicate the standpoint that real changes should come from within and do not necessarily get imposed militarily upon a whole people anymore.