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  1. After Doha: rejecting dystopia by default

    Ben Hayes
    17 December 2012
    Article

    We need to challenge the security industries and military that are thriving on the fear and insecurity created by our governments' inaction on climate change.

  2. Israel is right to back away from war with Iran despite nuclear fears

    Praful Bidwai
    05 December 2012
    Article

    Iran has shown itself amenable to diplomacy, while Israel's security establishment advises against military intervention

  3. US backing crucial to Gaza attacks

    Phyllis Bennis
    20 November 2012
    Multi-media

    Israel's attack on Gaza could not have happened without the strong support of US administration, but the political changes in the Middle East have left Israel and the US more isolated than ever.

  4. Israel escalates Gaza attack with assassination

    Phyllis Bennis
    16 November 2012
    Article

    Why has the Israeli government decided to escalate the conflict with Gaza by assassinating Hamas military leader Ahmad Jaabari?

  5. Does the European Union deserve the Nobel Peace Prize?

    Ben Hayes
    25 October 2012
    Article

    Giving the Nobel Peace Prize to the EU for maintaining peace is like crediting Alexander Graham Bell for the i-phone. Since its formation in 1993, the EU has increasingly shunned peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights. 

  6. Future Perspectives for the Mainstream Indian Left

    Achin Vanaik
    23 October 2012
    Article

    After the last 2009 elections the parliamentary left has clearly suffered so serious a defeat that it would not be out of place to describe the current situation as one of crisis.  How does this mainstream left seek to revive itself?

  7. Civil society wants social protection for Southeast Asians

    Veronica Uy
    18 October 2012
    In the media

    Civil society participants to the AEPF are demanding that their governments provide a “rights-based, universal, state-underwritten, legislated, and comprehensive” social protection system. 

  8. CLEAN IT: the secret EU surveillance plan that wasn’t

    Ben Hayes
    11 October 2012
    Article

    There are elements in Europe who would dearly like to see the CLEAN IT wish list put into practice, but we must distinguish between transnational talking shops, EU working groups and draft EU policy.

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    The Other Burma

    • Ben Hayes
    11 October 2012
    Report

    Northeast India's strategic location between India, China and southeast Asia has led to a recent boom in resource extraction and investment by multinational corporations, but the world continues to remain largely silent on the human rights abuses that continue to be perpetrated by the Indian military. 

  10. Peace for Syria will not come from the outside

    Phyllis Bennis, interviewed by Claire Schaeffer-Duffy
    04 October 2012
    Article

    There is not a lot that can be done for the Syrian conflict from outside except keep the U.S. out of Syria militarily and provide moral support for the nonviolent, democratic opposition.

  11. Why the UK shouldn’t celebrate extraditions

    Ben Hayes
    27 September 2012
    Article

    The media and government celebration over the decision of the European Court of Human Rights to allow the extradition of five individuals accused of terrorist offences from Britain to the USA obscures one of the most undemocratic, one-sided and duplicitous treaties that our political masters have ever signed.

  12. The Marikana massacre

    17 September 2012 - Event
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    Beyond the Triangle of Emancipation

    • Tom Reifer
    23 August 2012
    Book

    In 2009, the song Changes, by Tupac Amaru Shakur, was put on the Pope’s playlist. What is Tupac’s significance, in light of his making the Pope’s playlist and the realities facing African-Americans today in the context of the USA's overpacked prison system, the largest in world history?

  14. Syrian uprising morphs into regional and global wars

    Phyllis Bennis
    14 August 2012
    Article

    A divided, balkanized Syria looms as a dangerous possibility as even UN Secretary-General Ban ki-Moon acknowledges the conflict has become a proxy war between world powers.

  15. Blacklists and the criminalisation of conflict resolution

    11 August 2012

    This project investigates the impacts of terrorist designation upon conflict resolution processes – specifically, seeking to understand the operation and effect of laws that designate non-state actors engaged in armed conflict as ‘terrorist’.

  16. Fighting Maoists

    Praful Bidwai
    02 August 2012
    Article

    The killing of 20 civilian men, women and children by Indian military police is morally impermissible and a political triumph for the Maoist argument that the Indian state is structurally and irredeemably anti-people, anti-Adivasi and brutal.

  17. Romney backs Israel in the battle of the Iran red lines

    Phyllis Bennis
    02 August 2012
    Article

    Beyond the insulting gaffes and racist comments, Romney's statement on Iran suggests a seriously 'extremist war-mongering' agenda that could have devastating consequences.

  18. Which road for Damascus

    Phyllis Bennis
    24 July 2012
    Article

    The pressure to ‘do something’ about the killings and repression in Syria is immense, but we must be cautious about simplistic answers.

  19. Flower seed

    Statewatch

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    Statewatch is a non-profit-making voluntary group founded in 1991. It is comprised of lawyers, academics, journalists, researchers and community activists. Its European network of contributors is drawn from 18 countries. Statewatch encourages the publication of investigative journalism and critical research in Europe the fields of the state, justice and home affairs, civil liberties,...

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