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The terrible cry of revenge - by British troops

28 May 2013
Muhammad Ahmad bin Abd Allah declared himself Mahdi (saviour) of Muslim lands in 1881 and led a popular revolt. This swept through much of Sudan. People were outraged at the British domination of Egypt, which in turn dominated the region. 

Guards fire on striking miners in South Africa

21 May 2013
Ten striking chrome miners were hospitalised after rubber bullets were fired on Tuesday of this week at the Lanxess mine near Rustenberg in South Africa. 

Patrice Lumumba and British imperial murder

05 April 2013
The British establishment has a peculiar genius for denying the existence of its imperial crimes.

Crackdown and referendum in Zimbabwe

21 March 2013
People in Zimbabwe, southern Africa, voted overwhelmingly to accept a new constitution last weekend.

Kenyan elections expose official British hypocrisy

21 March 2013
At the same time as Britain condemns new Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta for his indictment by the International Criminal Court, the British government is trying to avoid paying compensation to people it tortured in the country during the 1950s, writes Ken Olende

Rulers' racism masks imperialist war in Mali

15 January 2013
The United Nations Security Council has unanimously supported Western intervention in Mali.

Defend Nigeria's socialist editor

15 January 2013
Socialists in Nigeria are taking action to defend Socialist Worker editor Femi Aborisade, whose house was attacked twice. The first time, on 22 November, he suffered machete wounds.

French attack on Mali is an imperialist venture

15 January 2013
French warplanes began pounding the northern half of the West African state Mali on Friday of last week.

Socialist editor attacked in Nigeria

12 January 2013
Femi Aborisade, the editor of Socialist Worker in Nigeria, has been attacked in his house.

Marikana cops shot injured miners dead, witnesses say

31 December 2012
Some miners at Marikana were shot after being taken into custody by police, new evidence suggests. The evidence was given at South Africa’s Farlam Commission into the massacre.

Tunisia: two years on

11 December 2012
The Tunisian revolution began two years ago this month—and set in motion a wave of revolt across North Africa and the Middle East.

Eyewitness South Africa: Our struggle in the platinum mines

27 November 2012
Tumi Moloi is a miner working at Amplats mine near Rustenburg. He describes what life is like for miners there—and why they struck for eight weeks

Unite the Resistance round-up

20 November 2012
‘Long live workers. Away with capitalism’ For many a highlight of the Unite the Resistance conference was hearing striking South African miner Tumi Moloi speak.

SOAS students occupy for Gaza

19 November 2012
Around 200 students at the School School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in central London voted in a student union general meeting to occupy in solidarity with the people of Gaza.

Who planted weapons on striking miners' bodies at Marikana?

13 November 2012
Jim Nichol, who represents miners’ families at the inquiry into South Africa’s Marikana massacre, reports on developments

South Africa's striking Amplats workers throw out latest offer

12 November 2012
More than 30,000 striking miners at the Amplats platinum mine near Rustenberg in South Africa rejected the firm’s latest pay offer last Saturday.

Amplats miners reject new union deal and vow to fight on

30 October 2012
South Africa’s largest platinum mining company Amplats agreed to reinstate 12,000 miners last week.

The state forces ranged against South Africa's striking miners

30 October 2012
The official commission resumed last week into the police shooting of 112 striking Lonmin platinum miners—killing 34—at Marikana on 16 August.

Inquiry into shooting of striking South African miners begins

09 October 2012
Retired judge Ian Farlam opened the commission last week into the police shooting of 112 striking Lonmin platinum miners—killing 34—at Marikana on 16 August.

Mau Mau war veterans win right to sue Britain over torture

05 October 2012
Three veterans of the Mau Mau war in Kenya have won the right to take the British government to court for torture in the 1950s.

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