Amnesty International

Why are Amnesty keeping the details of their plan to bring in more migrants secret?

24 February 2016 15:09

The head of Amnesty, Kate Allen, was busily talking the most terrible balls on the radio this morning. In an…

Amnesty International has pimped itself out

12 August 2015 8:36

There is no argument fiercer in feminism than the argument about prostitution. Say you want to ban it and the…

Just because European companies can trade with Iran doesn’t mean they should

8 August 2015 7:55

Iran uses cranes to hang citizens for offences such as ‘waging war against God’ and ‘crimes against chastity’. These cranes…

Why wasn’t the head of Hamas properly cross-examined during his BBC interview?

10 April 2015 13:26

When journalists have the much sought after opportunity to interview the heads of states and organisations with appalling human rights…

Cage offered ‘Radical Chic’ to modern liberals

3 March 2015 16:28

In the 1970s it was called ‘Radical Chic’: the toe-curling tendency of well-heeled liberals to consort with revolutionaries in the…

Why the apologists for the Islamist far right must make Jihadi John a victim

27 February 2015 13:07

Islamic State allows its adherents to be both cultists and psychopaths: an L. Ron Hubbard and a Fred West rolled…

Lone voices against Terror

13 February 2013 20:19

I went to the Toynbee Hall, the meeting place for the radical East End, this week to listen to a…

Two sides to the story in Mali

31 January 2013 10:24

It is lovely to have Timbuktu back in the news, a welcome whiff of backwards exoticism and savagery. I am…

Car crash in the desert?

19 April 2012 17:52

In 2004, when the Formula One circus first travelled to the Middle East for the inaugural Bahrain Grand Prix, there…

Devastating Attack on Amnesty International

26 May 2010 11:04

Gita Sahgal has launched a very powerful attack on Amnesty International on the Open Democracy website on the occasion of…

The Gita Saghal Saga Continued

13 April 2010 0:52

I have no doubt that history will vindicate Gita Sahgal in her decision to challenge Amnesty International over its relationship…

The Real Martin Bright

12 February 2010 22:49

I first became aware of another Martin Bright with an interest in radical Islam a couple of years ago when…

Gita Sahgal: A Statement

7 February 2010 23:29

Gita Sahgal has now published a statement following her suspension from Amnesty International. I have seen it at Stroppyblog, but…

Amnesty International, Moazzam Begg and the Bravery of Gita Sahgal

7 February 2010 11:21

It is not often that my cynical jaw drops open at a story in the papers. But the piece on…