Britain’s shameful bombing of Iraq

Britain’s shameful bombing of Iraq Twenty years ago Britain and the US indulged in a ruthless and immense bombing campaign against Iraq, a country which did not threaten us. This act was therefore a blatant war crime and the people who initiated it were, by definition, war criminals  – most notably Bush and Blair. It […]

Anniversary of amazing day of anti-war demonstrations

Anniversary of amazing day of anti-war demonstrations Last week saw the 20th anniversary of an extraordinary and unique day in world history, 15 February 2003. It was the day when tens of millions of people marched in 780 cities around the world in protest against the proposed war by Britain and America, against Iraq. Julie […]

Willie McBride – a popular folk song relating to the First World War

I don’t know how widely known it is that some very popular and excellent folk songs were written about The First World War long after the event – poetry often overlooked.One of the most popular is the lament for the death of Willie McBride, but its meaning is wider that just that. I have heard […]

World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day Suicide, not covid, is the biggest killer of under 35 year olds in the UK Friday 10th September is World Suicide Prevention Day – an annual awareness day that highlights the important work that people, organisations and charities are undertaking globally, to prevent suicide. PAPYRUS is one of these organisations which […]