military and law enforcement

Police called to Belfast posties' picket line

On the eighth day of the Belfast postal workers' wildcat strike police have been called to picket lines which were blocking the entries to the Mallusk sorting office.

The next Afghan war

As up to 5,000 more British troops are sent to fight in Afghanistan, Paul Rogers from Open Democracy examines the changing situation in the volatile country and looks at what will face the soldiers on their arrival.

Armed forces rank and file demand union

Amidst equipment shortages and failures, the rash of court martials in Iraq, misgivings over new deployments of 4000 troops to Afghanistan in the spring, bullying, and the fall in recruitment and retention of soldiers, rank-and-file members of the Armed Forces have started calling for a union.

Strike at RAF air base averted for talks

Strike action has been suspended at a Shropshire air base to allow further talks to take place with bosses over a long-running pay dispute.

Tejada, Macario, 1913-1967+

Biographical information about Spanish soldier, anarchist and Civil War fighter Macario Tejada.

Pilots to strike at RAF bases

Airmen training military helicopter pilots in Shropshire are set to become the first at an RAF base to go on strike after overwhelmingly backing action.

Haiti: UN commander commits suicide amid controversy

Amid tremendous controversy over Haiti's security situation and the on-again, off-again elections, the military commander of UN forces in this beleaguered nation apparently took his own life early Saturday morning.

Massive boost to police and state powers

Chris Marsden examines the recent growth in state and police powers in Britain, particularly since the introduction of the Serious and Organised Crime Act of 2005 on January 1st.

Racist abuse continues in British prisons

John Bowden reports on the endemic racism and violence which still permeates the UK prison system.

Mutinies 1917-1920 - Dave Lamb

Solidarity's excellent pamphlet on mutinies in the British armed forces towards the end of World War I.