Politicians were alarmed by the unprecedented demonstrations against the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq in the early 2000s, which represented a sea-change in public attitudes.
Jan Woolf, cultural coordinator of No Glory in War, interviewed by Red Wedge about the campaign’s use of art and media — both past and present.
Robert Fisk's family was haunted by his father’s experience on the Somme. Why, he asks, do we pay homage to the dead but ignore the lessons of their war?
Selective memory of Africans' role in the First World War shows the language of commemoration is rooted in colonial history.
Global empires are constant world wars against conquered peoples. What the West calls the First World War was to a considerable extent bringing the war home to Europe.
The justifications for World War One made by then prime minister Asquith sound familiar to anyone who watched Tony Blair promote the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan.