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Syria strike shows the callousness of our rulers

Syria strike shows the callousness of our rulers Missiles were launched against Syria as all the imperial powers jockey for their position in the carve up

British intervention in Syria could lead to a war between Iran and Israel

British intervention in Syria could lead to a war between Iran and Israel Donald Trump and his hangers on Theresa May and French president Emmanuel Macron have paused attacking Syria—for now. 

We say no to Tories’ vigilante border plan

We say no to Tories’ vigilante border plan The Tories are considering using “volunteers” to guard Britain’s borders and keep out those deemed illegal

EXCLUSIVE - ‘No room at inn’ as pregnant refugee sleeps rough at Britain’s border

EXCLUSIVE - ‘No room at inn’ as pregnant refugee sleeps rough at Britain’s border Bassam and her husband have travelled from war in Kurdistan seeking safety in Britain. She is six months pregnant. But Tory Britain has shut the door on them.

Robert Mugabe—how an anti-colonialist hero became an authoritarian nationalist

Robert Mugabe—how an anti-colonialist hero became an authoritarian nationalist Robert Mugabe was a hero of the struggle against colonialism and first leader of independent Zimbabwe. He then became a compromiser with imperialism—and finally a dictator.

How the dying British Empire tore India in half—and how it could have been stopped

How the dying British Empire tore India in half—and how it could have been stopped Seventy years ago this week the British Empire left India after decades of brutal rule

Dunkirk and an empire in decline

23 July 2017
The establishment claims the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) at Dunkirk was an example of people pulling together in the national interest.

Warmongers throw good money after bad

18 July 2017
How much bang for your buck do you think you’d get for a £100 million fighter jet?

Who really rules Britain?

30 May 2017
We are told regularly that, unlike dictatorships, ‘the people’ govern Britain. But, says Dave Sewell, it’s the unelected rich and powerful that really have their hands on the wheel

The Troublemaker - Spooks fight to cover up Britain's role in torture

14 March 2017
The Ministry of Defence and MI6 are insisting that claims made by people tortured must be heard behind closed doors.

How the Suez crisis sank an empire

25 October 2016
Britain invaded Egypt sixty years ago—a brutal response to the resistance against its decaying empire. The result was humiliation. Historian John Newsinger tells the story

Airstrikes have killed hundreds of Syrians

26 July 2016
Western bombs killed hundreds of Syrian civilians last week—and looming major offensives could see many more deaths.

Our fury matters - black activists speak out

19 July 2016
Thousands of people protested across Britain in recent weeks to insist that “Black Lives Matter”. Called in response to a series of police killings in the US, the protests have struck a chord with many young people angry at racism in Britain too. Black activists in London told Socialist Worker about why they are marching—and how to win

The Independent Labour Party - prioritising parliament gave more power to the right

19 July 2016
Charlie Kimber looks at the Independent Labour Party (ILP), one of the founding organisations of the Labour Party

Refugees rounded up into camps by EU’s brutal deal

22 March 2016
Refugees arriving in Greece are being rounded up into detention centres under a new deal backed by Tory David Cameron.

‘Justice can make but one reply’ - how Sylvia Pankhurst helped expose the repression of the Easter Rising

22 March 2016
Sylvia Pankhurst, the militant anti-war socialist and suffragette, was in Newcastle when she first heard news of the Easter Rising in Dublin in April 1916.

Government admits Loyalist killer was in British army

04 February 2016
A terrorist convicted of killing of two men in Northern Ireland was a former member of the British army’s Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), the government has admitted.

1916 in Ireland - a rising against empire

02 February 2016
At the height of the First World War a rebellion was staged in Britain’s oldest colony. Simon Basketter looks at how Irish rebels took over Dublin 100 years ago

Shankill bomb revelation blows the cover of British state terror

26 January 2016
Extraordinary new revelations this week show that a notorious bombing by Irish Republicans was planned and overseen by a British agent.

Shaker Aamer - 'British state was complicit in my torture in Guantanamo Bay'

15 December 2015
The last British resident to be freed from Guantanamo Bay, Shaker Aamer, has described his torture in the camp, writes Judith Orr

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