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By Phil Scraton

ISBN-10: 0745319629

ISBN-13: 9780745319629

ISBN-10: 0745319637

ISBN-13: 9780745319636

The exceptional and tragic occasions in ny, Washington and Pennsylvania left an indelible mark on international politics. Civilian deaths in awful situations caused an uncompromising reaction from the USA management and its allies: an open-ended 'war on terrorism'. This anthology comprises many of the world's major commentators - Noam Chomsky, Robert Fisk, Naomi Klein, John Pilger, Paul Foot and A.Sivanandan. It provides available, targeted and infrequently deeply own debts of the aftermath, the bombing of Afghanistan and the doubtful claims for its legality. From investigative newshounds to serious lecturers, human rights attorneys and anti-racist campaigners, the participants are united of their competition to army intervention in Afghanistan and past and to the assault on civil liberties within the US, the united kingdom and Europe. From the USA and Canada, Herman and Julia Schwendinger, Jonathan Farley, Tony Platt, Cecilia O'Leary, Christian Parenti and Michael Mandel are between severe teachers who check the validity, lawfulness and political results of the Bush/Blair schedule. ecu dependent commentators contain Martti Gronfors and Thomas Mathiesen. interpreting the the context and rhetoric folks vengeance -- ennobled via the symbolic name 'Enduring Freedom' -- they problem political and renowned definitions, constructions,pathologisation and reporting of terrorism. In wondering the illustration of struggle as 'just', the anthology specializes in civilian deaths in Afghanistan, proof of US/allied atrocities, violations of prisoners' rights and US choice to amplify army offensives, despite worldwide destabilisation.

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HG Wells sent a letter to The Times in 1939, with a draft declaration, arguing that it was important that people knew why and what they were fighting for: ‘At various crises ... ’ The Daily Herald set aside a daily page to debate his declaration; it was translated into 30 languages and dropped over occupied Europe. If there is to be a new disposition between Muslims and the West after this war – and there needs to be – there’s no better time to start thinking about it than now. A grubby, vengeful war When Tony Blair took Britain into the US war with Afghanistan, he assured us that it was a three-pronged strategy – the military, diplomatic and humanitarian would be pursued in tandem.

Where are those proponents of academic freedom and political independence, surely one of the jewels of Western ‘civilisation’? Years of promoting the jargon of ‘liberal realism’ and misrepresenting imperialism as crisis management, rather than the cause of the crisis, have taken their toll. Speaking up for international law and the proper pursuit of justice, even diplomacy, and against our terrorism might not be good for one’s career. ’ That does not change the fact that it is right. This war of lies goes on There is no victory in Afghanistan’s tribal war, only the exchange of one group of killers for another.

Masters of the Universe? S. ’ Humanist, Volume 61, Issue 6, November 1, 2001. 15. Gowan, op cit. 16. Harris, Francis in Zagreb and Fox, Robert, ‘International: Arab fighters link up with Muslim units in Bosnia’, Daily Telegraph, September 4, 1992. 17. Gwyn, Richard, ‘Balkan dominoes could tumble into one very big war’, Toronto Star, November 27, 1992; Ford, Peter, ‘Islamic Conference Yields Cautious Words’, Christian Science Monitor, December 4, 1992. 18. ‘Islamic forces will go home, Bosnia vows US links exit of Mujahideen to peace treaty’, Boston Globe, December 9, 1995.

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