Tag: war

The Syrian Revolution and the crisis of the anti-war movement

Suddenly, everyone is talking about Syria. Saturday's demonstration will be in solidarity with all refugees, but a Syrian refugee is one of the key organisers. Campaigners from the Syria Solidarity Movement UK and Stop...

Now More Than Ever: The Story of Greater Manchester CND

As the anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki approaches, Philip Gilligan reports on the inaugural screening of a film celebrating decades of anti-nuclear campaigning.   Now More Than Ever: The Story of Greater Manchester CND by Hannah...

1915 Glasgow Rent Strike: how workers fought and won over housing

One hundred years ago the workers and housewives of Glasgow forced the government to place on the statute book the first-ever Rent Restrictions Act.

Video game review: This War of Mine

William Cleary reviews a game depicting war from the point of view of civilians caught in the crossfire. Some parts of this review could be considered spoilers. There are events and periods of time that happen...
Poppy field

Condemning the slaughter of the ‘Great War’

2014 marks the 100th centenary of the beginning of the First World War. Britain's rulers want us to commemorate it as a 'just war'. Matthew Cookson argues that cultural representations of the war, often from...

No To Nato: joining the dots between Palestine and Western imperialism

The Nato summit due to take place in Newport and Cardiff will be met by a week of demonstrations. rs21 spoke to Adam Johannes, secretary of Cardiff Stop the War Coalition, about the protests. So...

Video: Rusting Assassins

The documentary Rusting Assassins explores the largely forgotten legacy of the American War in Vietnam.
Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Dome

Thrown into another world – experiencing Hiroshima

69 years ago today the US dropped a nuclear bomb on the Japanese city of Nagasaki. 40,000 people were killed instantly, and many others died soon after. Three days earlier they had also bombed...

Why does Michael Gove hate Blackadder?

Today marks the 100th anniversary of Britain declaring war on Germany in the the First World War. Cameron, Gove and others want us to remember it as "just war". But Matthew Cookson argues that...

World War One: The main enemy was at home

Karl Liebknecht's burning words of opposition to the imperialist slaughter of World War One.