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It’s right to resist—Israel’s bloody assault is not ‘self-defence’

16 May 2021
Israel’s latest assault has exposed it as a racist, violent state. Palestinians who resist are challenging that oppression. People who say ‘both sides’ must end violence are really siding with the oppressor

100,000 march in London to support Palestinian resistance

15 May 2021
Chants of “Israel is a terror state” filled central London on Saturday as 100,000 angry protesters marched in solidarity with Palestinians fighting Israel’s military might.

Palestinian revolt sweeps through the West Bank

15 May 2021
The Palestinian revolt spread across the West Bank on Friday, while Israel sent troops to crack down in protests inside its own borders.

History of Lydd and Ramle, cities at the heart of Palestinian revolt

13 May 2021
Palestinians in Lydd and Ramle have faced decades of racist violence designed to drive them out and keep them a minority. It's the background to what is happening today.

Join protests for Palestine

13 May 2021
Protests on Friday, Saturday and Sunday for #SaveSheikhJarrah #StopBombingGaza #FreePalestine. Socialist Worker urges all its readers to support them.

Protests spread across Israel and terrify state’s rulers

12 May 2021
Palestinians have risen up in towns and cities across the Israeli state.

Fear of resistance sees Palestine election pulled

07 May 2021
Caught in a three-way ­stand-off with a jailed ­resistance fighter and an exiled chief torturer, Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas dived for cover.

Israeli apartheid unmasked

03 May 2021
An explosive report has laid bare the horror of Israel’s apartheid state. It also underlines that the state relies on the continued repression of Palestinians, writes Nick Clark. And to change that we need a movement of resistance

Major report says Israel is guilty of the crime of apartheid

27 April 2021
Human Rights Watch is the latest major organisation to provide damning evidence of Israel's apartheid policies

US president Joe Biden offers no change on immigration or wars

01 March 2021
US president Joe Biden has already shattered any hope that he will move away from imperialism and racism.

Why Britain assists the crimes of Saudi Arabia

14 February 2021
Saudi Arabia continues to wage a brutal, yet profitable war in Yemen. Nick Clark explains the role of western imperialism

International round up: Students in Turkey ‘won’t back down’

09 February 2021
Student protests have swept across Turkey, beginning at Istanbul’s Bogazici university. They could develop into the biggest revolt by young people since the Gezi Park protests of 2013.

Biden’s ‘back to normal’ plans aren’t the change that’s needed

31 January 2021
US bombers flew over the Persian Gulf—close to Iran—last week, while American soldiers are to be sent to new bases in preparation for war.

The state ‘should fear hungry people’ in Tunisia

26 January 2021
Thousands of people in Tunisia have defied a state crackdown to protest against unemployment and poverty.

The Egyptian Revolution—what role did the army play?

24 January 2021
After masses of ordinary Egyptian people had seen off the cops and burned down police stations, the army appeared on the streets.

The Egyptian Revolution—18 days that shook the world

18 January 2021
A revolution in Egypt in 2011 overthrew a brutal dictator and gave a glimpse of how society could be run differently. Egyptian revolutionary Hossam el‑Hamalawy tells the story of the revolt and looks at the lessons it holds for struggle today

Israeli group labels regime ‘apartheid’ in a new report

17 January 2021
An authoritative report calling the occupation of Palestine ‘apartheid’ is an important statement from an Israeli organisation, explains Nick Clark

Conflict grows as Israel murders Iranian scientist

30 November 2020
Israel brutally assassinated a scientist just outside the Iranian capital Tehran on Friday of last week.

Joe Biden’s win won't bring justice to the Middle East

09 November 2020
He claims to support some Palestinian rights, but the president-elect is certainly no friend to ordinary people in the region, says Nick Clark

Energy rows in the Mediterranean reflect deepening imperialist rivalries

31 August 2020
There is a scramble going on to grab the gas reserves in the north eastern Mediterranean. Competition over energy is interwoven with the growing struggle for dominance in a Middle East thrown into chaos

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