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Labour payouts after antisemitism claims will mean more assaults on the left

Labour payouts after antisemitism claims will mean more assaults on the left The left faces further assaults from the right following a huge pay-out and apology to so-called whistleblowers who appeared in a BBC documentary last year.

Tories will restart arms sales to murderous regime in Saudi Arabia

Tories will restart arms sales to murderous regime in Saudi Arabia The Tory government is to resume selling arms to Saudi Arabia—now in its fifth year of a devastating war on Yemen—despite a court ruling that such sales were unlawful.

Stand with the Palestinians against Israeli annexation

Stand with the Palestinians against Israeli annexation Israel looked set to begin moves to annexe up to a third of the Palestinian West Bank from Wednesday of this week.

New war threats as foreign forces fight over Libya

New war threats as foreign forces fight over Libya A battle for control is brewing across Libya. Nick Clark looks at the background to the powers’ interventions

New government in Israel poses a fresh threat to Palestinians

New government in Israel poses a fresh threat to Palestinians After more than a year of political deadlock, Israel is set for a new government committed to annexing huge chunks of the Palestinian West Bank.

International round-up - Yellow Vests defy cops in France and deadlock in Israel

International round-up - Yellow Vests defy cops in France and deadlock in Israel Yellow Vests took to the streets of Paris last Saturday, but their numbers were much lower than anticipated.

Perfect Candidate is a film that challenges stereotypes

16 March 2020
The Perfect Candidate is a political fable with a kick. It tells the story of Maryam (Mila Al-Zahrani), a doctor living in Saudi Arabia who finds herself accidentally running for the local council.

Israeli elections leave right claiming victory while scrabbling for power

03 March 2020
Right wing parties declared victory in Israel’s elections on Monday, promising a government that will annexe all of the Palestinian West Bank.

Britain backs war crimes in Yemen after 32 killed in raid

18 February 2020
Saudi Arabian airstrikes killed at least 32 civilians last Saturday in brutal revenge for a military setback.

Women lead protests in Iraq

18 February 2020
Protesters led by women marched in Baghdad, Nasriyah, and other cities in Iraq on Saturday last week. They were angry at attacks on them by state security forces and leading politicians.

LETTERS - Bristol university students fought against Israeli apartheid

17 February 2020
The Tory society at the University of Bristol recently organised a meeting entitled, A Unique Military Alliance—Israel and the UK.

After UN list published - take on firms that profit from illegal Israeli settlements

13 February 2020
The United Nations (UN) has finally published a list of companies that do business in illegal Israeli settlements, after years of unexpected delays.

No ‘peace or prosperity’ in Palestine

01 February 2020
US president Donald Trump unveiled his ‘deal of the century’ for ‘peace’ in Palestine last week. His plan will entrench occupation and leave Israel in charge, writes Nick Clark

Western threats split protests in Iraq

28 January 2020
Tens of thousands of people marched in Iraq’s capital Baghdad on Friday of last week to demand the withdrawal of US soldiers from the country.

Behind the push for war with Iran

14 January 2020
Decades of Western imperialism in the Middle East lie behind the latest crisis

Why Donald Trump can’t win in Iran

14 January 2020
It’s clear who the losers were in the confrontation between the United States and Iran.

Iranians take to the streets after a week of war threats

14 January 2020
Protests burst out in Iran last Saturday after the regime admitted to accidentally shooting down a passenger plane.

Protesters say no to war with Iran

11 January 2020
Thousands of people marched in central London, and hundreds protested in other towns and cities

Trump threatens devastating war after US assassinates an Iranian leader

03 January 2020
In a massive warmongering escalation, a US airstrike murdered general Qassem Soleimani

International round-up - killings in Gaza, protests hit Iran, general strike in Chile

19 November 2019
Israel killed unleashed a fresh round of bombings on the besieged Gaza Strip last week.

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