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10 March 2010

Anti-war campaigner Joe Glenton gets nine months

ANTI-AFGHANISTAN war campaigner Joe Glenton, a Lance-Corporal in the logistics corps, was found guilty of going absent without leave at a court martial and jailed for nine months...

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17 February 2010

Ministers and MI5 colluded in the cover-up of torture

FOLLOWING HIS detention by the Pakistani secret service in 2002 and his sale to the US for a bounty of $5,000, Binyam Mohamed lived a shadow existence, deprived of his basic human rights, writes Ken Douglas.

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10 February 2010

Armed forces: Release Lance-Corporal Joe Glenton

JOE GLENTON, a Lance-Corporal in the logistics corps, was always described by his superiors as a model soldier, writes Christian Bunke.

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10 February 2010

Trade union rights for service personnel

UK SERVICE personnel urgently need the right to join and organise in a trade union. In several other countries, including some whose soldiers are currently serving in Afghanistan, service personnel have...

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Former Prime Minister Tony Blair as Pinocchio - cartoon by Alan hardman

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair as Pinocchio - cartoon by Alan hardman

3 February 2010

Taliban insurgency, poverty and corruption Brown's Afghan crisis deepens

WITH THE body count of UK troops at over 250 and with a general election looming, Gordon Brown is desperate for an exit strategy from Afghanistan, writes Dave Carr.

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3 February 2010

Betrayed - PTSD casualties of war

With over 250 UK servicemen and women tragically dead on Afghan soil since 2001, generals, politicians and tabloid editors regularly weep crocodile tears for the 'fallen heroes' - but they say much less about the damage suffered by the survivors, writes Paul Gerrard.

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6 January 2010

Raging against the machine...

Comment: IT WAS great to see the anti-capitalist band Rage Against the Machine make Christmas No.1 against X Factor winner Joe McElderry, writes Dan Crowter, Coventry.

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Stop the War Coalition demonstration October 2009, photo Bob Severn

Stop the War Coalition demonstration October 2009, photo Bob Severn

9 December 2009

End the war in Afghanistan

THE OCCUPATION of Afghanistan has lasted eight years; it has cost thousands of lives and billions of dollars, writes Ken Douglas.

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2 December 2009

Fast news

Unauthorised greed: THE SUPREME Court ruled last week that the UK's high street banks can continue to apply excessive charges on customers' unauthorised overdrafts...

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Anti-war demo October 2009, photo Bob Severn

Anti-war demo October 2009, photo Bob Severn

24 November 2009

Afghanistan: Brown and Obama scrabbling for an exit strategy

THE CORONATION of Afghanistan's president Hamid Karzai offers no solution to the long suffering workers and poor peasants of Afghanistan, writes Nick Chaffey.

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Anti-war demonstration September 2005, photo Alison Hill

Anti-war demonstration September 2005, photo Alison Hill

11 November 2009

End the war in Afghanistan: Bring the troops back now!

THE WAR in Afghanistan is bringing more and more bloodshed. About 1,500 Afghan civilians were killed between January and August this year and the numbers are still rising. The 110,000 Nato-led troops sent...

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Anti-war demonstration October 2009, photo Rob Emery

Anti-war demonstration October 2009, photo Rob Emery

28 October 2009

Afghanistan: anti-war demo

SEVERAL THOUSAND anti-war protesters marched from Hyde Park to Trafalgar Square, London, on 24 October to protest against the eight-year long military occupation of Afghanistan by Nato forces...

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Anti-War demo 15 March 2008, photo Paul Mattsson

Photo Paul Mattsson

21 October 2009

Afghanistan: Troops out!

Eight years after the US-led invasion of Afghanistan, the situation is a nightmare.
Far from moving towards peace and democracy the last few months have seen some of the bloodiest fighting in the conflict, with 220 British soldiers killed and over 1,500 Afghan civilians in this year alone.

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20 October 2009

Feature: End the bloody occupation of Afghanistan

EIGHT YEARS after US president George Bush - aided and abetted by his 'loyal lieutenant', UK prime minister Tony Blair - launched an invasion of Afghanistan, their 'war on terror' shows no sign of abating.

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Young people protest against war and terrorism in Manchester 2006, photo Manchester Socialist Party

Young people protest against war and terrorism in Manchester 2006, photo Manchester Socialist Party

13 October 2009

Afghan conflict: Stop the war now

LAST WEEK'S announcement that US president Obama has been awarded the Nobel peace prize is astonishing considering his intentions to continue the war in Afghanistan, writes Steve Score.

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International Socialist Resistance on the 15 March 2008 anti-war demo, photo Paul Mattsson

International Socialist Resistance on the 15 March 2008 anti-war demo, photo Paul Mattsson

7 October 2009

Stop the war in Afghanistan

October 2009 marks the eighth anniversary of troops being sent to Afghanistan. It is clearer than ever that the invasion has resulted in a nightmare for the people of Afghanistan and the region and those sent to fight.

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7 October 2009

Afghanistan - Bring the troops home now

National Demonstration

Afghanistan - Bring troops home now

Assemble Sat 24 Oct 12 noon Hyde Park, London, march to Trafalgar Square

Called by Stop the War Coalition, CND and BMI

Join us to put forward a socialist alternative to war

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22 September 2009

Afghanistan: an unwinnable war

THE US and NATO's top military chief in Afghanistan has told his political bosses that western forces will fail there unless there is a change in policy...

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Lincoln Socialist Party against war on Gaza, photo Lincoln Socialist Party

Lincoln Socialist Party against war on Gaza, photo Lincoln Socialist Party

15 September 2009

End the Afghan nightmare now

Death and destruction to prop up rotten regime: 'OPERATION PANTHER'S Claw' was intended to prevent the Taliban from disrupting the Afghan elections, writes Ken Douglas.

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Demonstration against the war, photo Paul Mattsson

9 September 2009

Bring the troops back now!

End the war in Afghanistan: "I JUST don't want anyone else to feel as bad as I feel" said the girlfriend of a soldier killed just five weeks ago as she signed our petition to bring the troops home. Hundreds of people across Wales have been supporting the Socialist Party's campaign to bring the troops home from the futile and unjust war in Afghanistan, writes Alec Thraves and Mike John, Socialist Party Wales.

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