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11 SEPTEMBER

CROMWELL MASSACRES THOUSANDS OF SOLDIERS AND CIVILIANS AT DROGHEDA

[ 11 September 1649 ]

Historian Micheál Ó Siochrú, in his book God’s Executioner: Oliver Cromwell and the Conquest of Ireland, writes that ‘the storming of Drogheda (by British parliamentary forces) on 11 September shocked contemporary opinion and established Cromwell’s reputation for cruelty and savagery, which has persisted until the present day.’1

BRITAIN TESTS NUCLEAR BOMB OVER CHRISTMAS ISLAND

[ 11 September 1958 ]

Today in 1958 Britain tested a thermonuclear bomb over Kiritimati ( Christmas Island ).

‘NO SAUDI ATROCITY TOO MUCH’ TO HALT UK’S LUCRATIVE ARMS EXPORTS

Protester in central London – March 2018.
Alisdare Hickson – CC License – via Flickr.

[ 11 September 2018 ]

On 11 September 2018, Emily Thornberry, Labour’s shadow foreign secretary, reminded parliament of British collusion with Saudi Arabia’s bombing campaign against Yemen which, since it had started in 2015, had created what the United Nations described as ‘the world’s worst humitarian crisis.’ She added:

FOOTNOTE

  1. Micheál Ó Siochrú, God’s Executioner: Oliver Cromwell and the Conquest of Ireland, Faber and Faber, London, 2008, p. 82.

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