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Donald Trump’s row with North Korea could prove deadly

Donald Trump’s row with North Korea could prove deadly Warmongering US president Donald Trump is ramping up tensions across the world to assert the US’s global dominance.

The female adventurer who loved Iraq helped the empires carve it up

The female adventurer who loved Iraq helped the empires carve it up Letters from Baghdad examines Gertrude Bell known as the female Lawrence of Arabia—but it glosses over Britain’s bloody conquests, writes Eleanor Claxton-Mayer

How the West wrecked Libya

How the West wrecked Libya Libya in North Africa is being torn apart by a grinding civil war stoked by competing imperial powers. The horror there is a painful lesson in why military intervention should be opposed, writes Alistair Farrow

Trump's deadly posturing could cause the mother of all wars

Trumps deadly posturing could cause the mother of all wars Warmonger Donald Trump ratcheted up tension across the world with a ruthless demonstration of US power this week. 

'I've been to the area where the MOAB bomb was dropped. Civilians will have died'

Ive been to the area where the MOAB bomb was dropped. Civilians will have died Nangarhar province which borders Pakistan is typical of rural areas in Afghanistan. It consists of small farming communities and is desperately poor.

War threats flow from logic of imperialism

War threats flow from logic of imperialism The world has moved closer towards a deadly military catastrophe in the last week. It’s an utterly chilling prospect.

Western powers cynically use massacre in Syria to further their own interests

04 April 2017
The world’s imperialist powers are arguing about how to turn a massacre in Syria with poison gas to their advantage—and make the lot of Syrians even worse.

Imperialist wars make terror inevitable

28 March 2017
Much of the media was quick to declare Khalid Masood, who attacked people on Westminster bridge last Wednesday, an Islamist.

How war created famine

28 March 2017
Famine is part of a system where access to food can be a weapon and millions can die for the profits and power of the ruling class

UN's Rima Khalaf forced to resign after criticising Israeli 'apartheid'

21 March 2017
Head of a United Nations (UN) agency Rima Khalaf has been forced to resign after publishing a report calling Israel an apartheid state.

South Korea - a state built for empires

21 March 2017
After a corrupt president, a mystic adviser and a giant firm were all humbled by revolt, Simon Basketter looks at how US imperialism, profit and dictatorship shaped South Korea

Famine and crisis fuelled by the West

14 March 2017
The world faces the largest humanitarian crisis since the end of the Second World War.

British soldiers are back fighting in Iraq

21 February 2017
Also: More troops will deepen the crisis in Afghanistan

Trump’s turnaround can’t solve US imperialism’s Palestine problem

16 February 2017
On the surface of it, Donald Trump seemed to make a huge shift in the US imperialist policy in the Middle East yesterday, Wednesday.

Poking fun at Egypt's rulers and refusing to be silenced

10 February 2017
Anne Alexander looks at Tickling Giants, a documentary film about Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef who refused to be a mouthpiece for the counter-revolution, just one of many award-winning films at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival in London next month

Syria—revolution drowned in blood

07 February 2017
No one should doubt the brutality of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad’s regime.

Row with Russia exposes imperialist rivalries

03 January 2017
What we call “the US”, “China”, and “Russia” are geographically based capitalist power-complexes. Their interests sometimes overlap, but often conflict. Even as dramatic a change of personnel as Trump’s victory isn’t going to dissolve these rivalries.

Hospital bombed and refugees displaced in a bloody and chaotic battle for Mosul

03 January 2017
The US-led assault on Mosul in Iraq is causing increasing numbers of civilian casualties.

Syria—the tragedy of defeated revolution

13 December 2016
Syrian Dictator Bashar al-Assad’s forces have seized the whole of the city of Aleppo. This was no liberation.

The west is no help to Syria

29 November 2016
Forces supporting Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad had taken control of up to a third of east Aleppo at the start of this week. The area has been under siege since 2014 and the situation for people there is dire.

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