War on truth: how the media colludes with American foreign policy lies
By John Pilger - 04 August 13:00

The White House sets the tone and the media echo a line that celebrates the victimhood of the invaders.

NS Essay - 'Bush and Blair deceived us about the reasons for going to war, but they deceived themselves about its impact on Iraq'
By John Gray - 04 August 13:00

Policing a collapsed state is a potentially interminable business and to turn to the UN for salvatio

The cover-up
By Staff blogger - 28 July 13:00

David Kelly's death is an event waiting for a conspiracy theory, just like the assassination of President Kennedy and the Paris car crash that killed the Princess of Wales.

Can we trust our rulers ever to tell the truth?
By Stephen Davis - 28 July 13:00

It was the great lie of the first Gulf war: that flight BA 149 to Kuwait City, from which civilians

Dance, sing and eat for peace
By Rachel Shabi - 28 July 13:00

Observations on the middle east

Mark Thomas can't wait to hear Archer's freedom story
By Mark Thomas - 28 July 13:00

I can't wait to hear Archer's own version of how he gained his freedom, which will probably involve

Now nobody is safe
By John Kampfner - 28 July 13:00

At the top of government, there is a sense that, after David Kelly's death, anything can happen. Alm

Shoot and run
By Nicholas Blincoe - 21 July 13:00

Palestinian cinema is starting to emerge with its own distinctive, improvisational style. But it's n

The last executions in Baghdad
By Lindsey Hilsum - 21 July 13:00

Saddam's regime murdered those it feared, to the very end. Lindsey Hilsum listens to the victims' fa

John Pilger insists that all governments lie - even ours
By John Pilger - 07 July 13:00

Unless we apply the lesson "all governments are liars" to our own leaders, British fighter jets and TCP will continue to be shipped abroad.

Before the oil
By Anton La Guardia - 30 June 13:00

Sowing the Wind: the seeds of conflict in the Middle East

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America - Andrew Stephen fears America's plans for Iran
By Andrew Stephen - 30 June 13:00

As far as Iraq is concerned, a majority of Americans believe the US has been there, done that. They

Mark Thomas offers advice to Iraqi protesters
By Mark Thomas - 30 June 13:00

Perhaps the Iraqis right now are offering their WMDs to al-Qaeda, in the south London style: "Don't

America - Andrew Stephen on how Americans don't need facts
By Andrew Stephen - 23 June 13:00

Although no weapons of mass destruction have been found, 41 per cent of Americans think they have. W

It ain't half hot, Mum
By Andrew Billen - 23 June 13:00

Television - Andrew Billen on why a "landmark" documentary about the Iraq war loses its way

Bush's Vietnam: John Pilger on the familiarity of US tactics in Iraq
By John Pilger - 23 June 13:00

Once more, we hear that America is being "sucked into a quagmire". 

Secrets, lies and yellow cake
By Thomas Powers - 16 June 13:00

Whatever is now discovered in Iraq, it is unlikely to include 30,000 warheads and four chemical muni

The bad news for Blair
By Peter Wilby - 16 June 13:00

Observations on the <em>New Statesman</em> Citigate DVL Smith Britometer poll

A search beneath the rubble
By Sam Jones - 16 June 13:00

As Iraq showed, the Continental press prefers a few bits of truth to personal invective

Mark Thomas asks if the WMDs were in a flat-pack
By Mark Thomas - 16 June 13:00

Maybe Saddam had his WMDs in a flat-pack. Maybe he had the instructions spread all over the palace f

Not the Ten O'Clock News
By Zoe Williams - 09 June 13:00

Television - Zoe Williams is dismayed to find prejudice and triviality in a documentary about al-Jaz

How the Prime Minister deceived us
By Clare Short - 09 June 13:00

Clare Short, for the first time, gives a full account of the events that led to her concerns over wa

America - Andrew Stephen sees the hawks circling over Iran
By Andrew Stephen - 02 June 13:00

Washington hawks have turned their attention to Iran - accusing it of producing weapons of mass dest

Blair was told it would be illegal to occupy Iraq
By John Kampfner - 26 May 13:00

John Kampfner reveals that the Attorney General warned the PM nearly two months ago that, without a

A swing on the Iranian web
By Tom Allen - 26 May 13:00

Observations on the internet

America - Andrew Stephen on American impatience with Iraq
By Andrew Stephen - 26 May 13:00

The Pentagon has wrested control of postwar Iraq from the State Department, just as it took control

NS Profile - The Israeli Settlements
By Anton La Guardia - 26 May 13:00

Two decades ago, settlers tried to stop the peace treaty with Egypt; now the fate of the ''road map'

NS Interview - Neil MacGregor
By Mary Riddell - 19 May 13:00

As Iraq's treasures were looted, the British Museum's director furiously phoned No 10, demanding tan

A strange kind of liberation

Observations on Iraq and the media

The beauty of betraying England
By Andrew Billen - 12 May 13:00

Television - Andrew Billen on punts, parks and patriotism

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