The anti-war movement has an important case to make. But they know that this money-reward mechanism is surely not strengthening their argument
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Wednesday 02 May 2012
Former foreign minister Tzipi Livni announced her resignation from Israel's parliament yesterday with a withering attack against the current leadership, warning that its policies had placed Israel's existence as a Jewish and democratic state "in mortal danger".
Monday 12 March 2012
Tony Nicklinson’s request that any doctor who helps him die should be protected by the common law definition of necessity is a bold one.
Monday 05 March 2012
“Bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb Iran!” sings the AIPAC delegate, striding cheerfully through illegal Israeli settlements in his sharp tan suit.
Friday 02 March 2012
Morrissey, the former lead singer of the band The Smiths, has waded into the continuing row over the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands at a gig in Argentina.
Thursday 01 September 2011
Police have removed the late Brian Haw's 10-year-old peace camp in Parliament Square, claiming it amounted to "litter".
Monday 20 June 2011
Brian showed us what a quiescent and supine country we've become. After two million came out to protest against the Iraq war it was as if everybody decided to give up. But Brian never gave up. Then they brought in laws trying to curtail his/our right to protest outside Parliament and very few lifted a finger to do anything about that.
Sunday 19 June 2011
Veteran anti-war campaigner Brian Haw has died, a message on his website said.
Friday 18 March 2011
Three months before the 10th anniversary of his continuing anti-war protest in Parliament Square, Brian Haw has lost his battle against eviction at the High Court. In a case brought by London Mayor Boris Johnson, a judge ruled that Mr Haw must leave his so-called "Democracy Village".
Wednesday 09 March 2011
Scott Ritter, the former UN weapons inspector who strived to put the brakes on the 2003 invasion of Iraq by loudly disputing claims by Washington and London that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, was in court in Pennsylvania last night on charges of soliciting sex with a minor over the internet.
Sunday 30 January 2011
Nine British servicemen and women have applied to be discharged from the military as conscientious objectors since the start of the war in Afghanistan, official figures disclose.
Friday 29 October 2010
Pharrell Williams explained in a recent interview that N*E*R*D's latest album is intended to reflect an era when "there's a lot of war... the economy sucks, [but] girls are still beautiful", which pretty much covers most of the ground a hip-hop/rock act like his should.
Friday 22 October 2010
There are certain jobs that require superhuman patience: gold prospector, living statue, Buckingham Palace guardsman. And to that list we must surely add: roving TV correspondent. Consider the torments of the latter. There they are, attempting to speak in coherent sentences though a live link to the studio and then a local extrovert starts dancing around behind them, perhaps waving a banner, generally putting them off in those crucial moments.
Friday 22 October 2010
The crowds passing through Westminster on Wednesday evening would not have been too surprised to encounter one of the political village's most famous faces, with its trademark thick black spectacles and the lights of the camera crew bouncing off his shiny dome.
Thursday 21 October 2010
The BBC's political editor Nick Robinson said he was "not remotely ashamed" after being filmed stamping on an anti-war protester's sign.
Wednesday 08 September 2010
Tony Blair called off a party tonight to mark the launch of his new book, saying it would be "frightening" for his friends to have to walk past anti-war protesters.
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