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Tuesday, 11 February 2014 14:39

Julian Assange: 'it's not just the Muslims'

From the Ecuadorian embassy in London, Julian Assange sent a stirring video message to supporters in which he denounced the government’s counter-terrorism programme, PREVENT as a 'modern system of making people into informants.'

Published in Press Releases
Monday, 30 September 2013 09:17

Al-Qaeda? they don't know the ABC of it!

What 'al-Qaeda' once meant - and still means - to most of us

Published in Blog
Tuesday, 06 August 2013 17:45

Hunger: striking for a cause

If the time ever comes when we have absolutely no avenue to fight for our most basic rights, how many of us would choose food over freedom?

Published in Featured

 

Centuries before Guantanamo, Muslims were abducted, sold and transported to the Americas to become slaves there. Back then already, such practices were facilitated by local and corrupt rulers.

However, some men of wisdom rose up against this injustice and left us words which our governments should ponder over.

Nasir al-Din was a 17th century West African scholar who denounced and fought against the animist kings of his time because they sold their subjects to European slave traders under frivolous pretexts. He stated:

“God does not allow kings to raid, kill, or enslave their people; he has them, on the contrary, to guard them from their enemies. The peoples are not made for the kings but the kings are made for the peoples”.

 

Sign the petition to return Shaker Aamer from Guantanamo to the UK

Sign the petition to return Nabil Hadjarab from Guantanamo to France

 

Published in Blog
Tuesday, 20 September 2011 13:12

How the FBI is taught to hate

In a recent expose by wired.com, it has been shown that FBI agents are taught a version of Islam which inspires hatred for Muslims and Islam.

Published in Featured

كشف تقرير جديد صادر عن منتدى بيو للدين والحياة العامة ، التابع لمركز بيو الأمريكي للأبحاث، أن المسلمين يتعرضون لمضايقات في 117 دولة، بما فيها دولا أوروبية منعت النقاب والأذان

Published in الأخبار
In somewhat of a Borg-esque speech by David Cameron at a security conference in Germany – a worrying trend is developing that completely ignores the reality of Muslims in the UK.
Published in Blog

 

As one of the 'Guildford Four' Gerry Conlon was wrongfully imprisoned as an IRA bomber in 1974. It took 16 years before his conviction was quashed in 1989 and he was released. His case was one of the most notorious miscarriages of justice in English legal history.Conlon's autobiography Proved Innocent was adapted into the Oscar and BAFTA Award-nominated 1993 film In The Name of the Father. Here he speaks to Cageprisoners' patron Yvonne Ridley about why he's fighting for Shaker Aamer, the last British resident in Guantanamo.


Published in Featured

In this series of essays the solicitor Gareth Peirce, who over decades has represented people subjected to the most egregious human rights violations in the UK, has laid bare the frightening current picture of legal and governmental practice in the UK and the US which shames our civilisation.


Published in Featured

 

Men arrested after flying to Amsterdam from Chicago suspected of conducting a terrorist 'dummy run' to test airport security


Published in News
Imagine seeing only one thing for your whole life, but you did not see it in its true light. Someone else did. Would you ever believe them when they tell you the reality?
Published in Blog
Wednesday, 11 August 2010 19:30

In the name of a another bloody inquiry

It has taken nearly four decades but the relatives of the 'Bloody Sunday' victims finally received an apology from British Prime Minister, David Cameron. Shortly after this, Cameron announced the launch of an inquiry into Britain's role in the torture and rendition of terrorism suspects - us. But will the government really admit culpability?

Published in Featured

Guantanamo Bay may be off the radar screens, with some people actually believing the place has been closed down simply because Obama had promised to do so within a year of his presidency but, how can the men held there for so many years simply be erased from our memories? The campaign against the US prison may not have achieved the ultimate goal of acquiring justice for all the prisoners but, it has ensured that the men of Guantanamo are not forgotten. At least that's what it should have done. 

Published in For The Victims

It was the tears we all shed in the knowledge that each of us had a reason to weep. It was the sadness that was almost sweet. It was our ultimate symbol of defiance. It was the best of times.

Published in Featured

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