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1905—a ‘dress rehearsal’ for the Russian Revolution

31 January 2017
Twelve years before the 1917 Russian Revolution, another uprising shook the Tsarist regime to its core

The Lower Depths shows a society that’s ready to burst

24 January 2017
Arcola Theatre’s production of Maxim Gorky’s play captures the contradictions of pre-revolutionary Russia and the potential for change, writes Julie Sherry

Row with Russia exposes imperialist rivalries

03 January 2017
What we call “the US”, “China”, and “Russia” are geographically based capitalist power-complexes. Their interests sometimes overlap, but often conflict. Even as dramatic a change of personnel as Trump’s victory isn’t going to dissolve these rivalries.

A hundred years on from the 1917 Russian Revolution - when workers stormed heaven

03 January 2017
A hundred years ago the 1917 Russian Revolution ushered in a radical new society. We start our anniversary coverage with a look at a year that changed the world

1917 - Russia’s Red Year is inspiring in full colour a century on

22 November 2016
A new graphic novel brings the Russian Revolution to life with an emphasis on the role played by ordinary working people, writes Gabby Thorpe

Could our rulers ease Syria’s torment? Only by pulling out and leaving it alone

18 October 2016
The Syrian war is an obscenity, a brutal meat-grinder that consumes mainly the innocent. It goes on only because it is in the interest of rival imperialist powers and their local clients and allies.

After Aleppo, Mosul is the next city to be razed by imperialism

18 October 2016
The United States and Russia backed brutal assaults on major cities this week. Both are designed to boost their control in a strategically and economically crucial part of the world—regardless of the cost in civilian lives.

The big powers' UN squabble reveals their phoney tears for syria

27 September 2016
The US, Britain and Russia squabbled at the United Nations on Monday about who was to blame for the latest atrocities in Syria.

Syria: revolt can bring hope

15 March 2016
From the US to Russia, the world’s imperialist powers are carving up Syria at the Vienna “peace conference”.

Russia's proxy war twists the knife in Syria

09 February 2016
At a meeting in Manchester last week I heard a Syrian refugee describe his plight and that of his family. It was heartbreaking. Essentially the same story could be told of millions, and their number increases daily.

Rival powers struggle for influence in Syria

08 December 2015
For regional and global powers, the war on Isis has become the justification for military intervention in Syria. Yet Isis emerged in the shadow of the US occupation of Iraq.

Don’t get tangled up in imperial rivalries

08 December 2015
Alex Callinicos argues that socialists and anti-imperialists have to build the broadest and biggest anti-war movement possible. But this task faces new complications

Spooks, diplomats and Tories organise to push for more war in Syria

10 November 2015
Warmongers are using the downing of a Russian jet killing 224 passengers and crew as justification for a new war in Syria.

Bombs will worsen the situation for Syria - whether Western or Russian

13 October 2015
The Tories want to push forward with proposals to join the US in bombing Syria. They claim this will stop the rise of Isis and make Britain safer.

Syrian intervention is no solution - say no to attacks from Washington and Moscow

06 October 2015
The Tories are talking up the prospect of winning a vote for airstrikes in Syria.

Syria is a battlefield of imperialist rivalry

06 October 2015
Russia’s military intervention in Syria has confirmed the most basic reality of the war—outside powers increasingly dominate Syria’s fate. 

International round-up

17 March 2015
US president Barack Obama rushed to condemn the shooting of two police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, last week.

Mass march in Russia after Putin critic is murdered

03 March 2015
Tens of thousands of people marched through Moscow on Sunday of last week following the murder of opposition figure Boris Nemtsov.

Ukraine crisis deepens on anniversary of Maidan protests

24 February 2015
A blast ripped through a demonstration in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv last Sunday, killing two and injuring ten people. 

Germany blinks over Ukraine crisis

10 February 2015
The civil war in Ukraine has several dimensions. The first is the fighting on the ground. This is escalating despite last September’s Minsk ceasefire agreement, which was supposed to end it. 

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