Tag Archives: British foreign politics

UK | British military presence near Venezuela ‘extremely concerning’

BRITAIN’S navy and marines are conducting military exercises close to Venezuela, the Morning Star has discovered.

The Mounts Bay, a giant Royal Fleet Auxiliary landing ship, spent New Year in Miami embarking a US coastguard helicopter for the first time.

Curacao's position in the Caribbean

Curacao’s position in the Caribbean

It then sailed south to within 50 miles of the Venezuelan coast and had docked in Caracas Baii, on the tiny Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao, by January 21.

UK | UK Defends Arms Sale to Saudi Arabia During Debate on Yemen

Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt defended Britain’s stance on arms sales to Saudi Arabia and said the war in Yemen has no simple answers.

UK | UK: Government admits ‘losing’ thousands of papers from National Archives

Documents on the Falklands, Northern Ireland’s Troubles, and the infamous Zinoviev letter among those ‘misplaced’, leaving historians suspicious

Thousands of government papers detailing some of the most controversial episodes in 20th-century British history have vanished after civil servants removed them from the country’s National Archives and then reported them as lost.

UK | The Stop the War Letter The Times Refused to Print

Stop the War, a British antiwar organization, sent an open letter to The Times on the 17th October, but The Times refused to print or even discuss it.

Stop the War was founded in September 2001 in the weeks following 9/11, when George W. Bush announced the “war on terror”. Since that time Stop the War has been opposing the British establishment’s disastrous addiction to war and its squandering of public resources on militarism. The organization has initiated many campaigns around these issues. It has organised are thousands of public meetings across the country, direct action in the run up to UK wars – including walkouts from schools, colleges and workplaces – two People’s Assemblies, international peace conferences, vigils, lobbies of Parliament and anti-war cultural events. The most famous of these events are around 40 national demonstrations, including the largest protests ever held in Britain, most memorably on 15 February 2003, when up to two million gathered on London’s streets to oppose the Iraq war.

USA | How Libyan ‘Regime Change’ Lies Echo in Syria

By James W Carden

Earlier this month, a select committee of British parliamentarians released a report which condemned the UK government under David Cameron for its role in the 2011 NATO intervention in Libya. The report makes plain that the principal basis on which the intervention was predicated – that then-Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi was on the verge of committing a wholesale slaughter of the rebel stronghold Benghazi – was a lie propagated by Western and Gulf State media outlets.