war on terror

  • 11 Dec 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.

  • 24 May 2012

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

  • 12 Sep 2011

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

  • 11 Sep 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.

  • 11 Sep 2011

    The head of the the World Council of Churches, which brings together over 340 major Protestant, Orthodox, Anglican, Peace Church and indigenous Christian communions in conversation with the Roman Catholic Church worldwide, is from Norway - a country which has been exposed to the horror of terrorism recently.

  • 11 Sep 2011

    What are the principal lessons of the ten years of war since the 11 September 2001 attacks? Paul Rogers, professor in the department of peace studies at Bradford University, gives some crisp answers. He has played a prominent role in the Oxford Research Group, has written extensively on related global and regional issues, and his first openDemocracy column was published a few days after 9/11.

  • 9 Sep 2011

    The World Council of Churches' General Secretary has sent out a message honouring the victims of 9/11 and its massive military aftermath.

  • 9 Sep 2011

    A decade on from the 9/11 attacks, senior British Free Church leaders are calling on the Government to re-examine its use of responsive military force.

  • 8 Sep 2011

    The anniversary of the 9/11 attacks presents an opportunity to reflect on the catastrophic mistakes of the ‘war on terror' says a new report

  • 13 Jul 2011

    The Festival of Spirituality and Peace, which runs this year in Edinburgh from 6 - 29 August 2011, seeks to reawaken the heart of the Edinburgh festival for people who, ten years after 9/11, want to work together for a peaceful future. The director, Donald Reid, introduces its main theme.