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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

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

23 July 2020
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

08 July 2020
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

30 June 2020
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

27 June 2020
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

22 April 2020
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

17 March 2020
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.

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