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The West is only out to protect its interests in Iraq

12 August 2014
Everyone who has seen footage of the terrible plight of the Yazidi people trapped on a mountainside in northern Iraq will have been moved. 

Full scale of Gaza attack is revealed as families return home

12 August 2014
A 72-hour ceasefire began at midnight on Monday of this week, but the death toll from Israel’s brutal assault on Gaza now exceeds 1,900 people. The majority were civilians, including nearly 500 children. 

US bombs will make Iraq's crisis worse

08 August 2014
US forces launched a new bombing campaign on northern Iraq today, Friday.

TTIP - Stop the bosses’ transatlantic treaty tearing up our rights

05 August 2014
Transatlantic deal TTIP could give bosses a green light to attack workers’ rights, public services and the environment

Israel—the state built for murder

05 August 2014
Decades of US military investment helped make Israel the monster it is today. Anne Alexander examines the special relationship at the heart of imperialism in the Middle East

This is a war Israel may come to regret

29 July 2014
There is a ghastly familiarity about Israel’s assault on Gaza. The scenes of carnage and destruction inflicted by the Israeli Defence Force (IDF) recall very similar scenes during Operation Cast Lead in 2008-9.

West is losing control in the Middle East

01 July 2014
With Israel lashing out at the Palestinians and the prospect of more lethal air strikes over Gaza, the Middle East is again engulfed in conflict.

Egypt regime gets US seal of approval

24 June 2014
US secretary of state John Kerry met Egypt’s president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi on Sunday of last week to promise the unblocking of US military aid. 

A line in the sand: The great carve-up of the Middle East

24 June 2014
Many of the modern borders in the Middle East were created by a secret agreement between imperial powers Britain and France during the First World War, explains Annette Mackin

Exposed - the limits of US power

24 June 2014
The crisis in Iraq shows the weakness of the US — and that means movements from below can strike blows against the whole system, Alex Callinicos tells Socialist Worker

The West wrecked Iraq last time—Don't let them do it again

17 June 2014
Tony Blair has called for a new war on Iraq in the wake of the crisis erupting in the country.

The spiral into sectarian civil war is the West's bitter legacy in Iraq

13 June 2014
It was a war that cost an estimated one trillion dollars, fought, we were told, as part of the global “war on terror”. But 11 years, on the invasion of Iraq has become a nightmare for the West and the region.

CIA-backed general makes a bid for power in Libya

06 June 2014
Western backed general Khalifa Haftar is attempting a coup in Libya. On 18 May he attacked the national parliament and rival militias.

The US imperialist project failed in Afghanistan

03 June 2014
What happened to the “war on terror”? 

US fast food strikers stage mass sit-in at McDonald's shareholder event

23 May 2014
More than 2,000 fast food workers and their supporters joined a mass sit-in outside a McDonald’s corporate shareholders event in the US city of Chicago on Wednesday 21 May.

Would you like strikes with that? Interview with Fast Food Global activists

20 May 2014
They are among the poorest paid people in the US and many thought they could not be organised. But last week workers in the fast food industry hit back with a strike that reached 160 cities. Julie Sherry met activists in New York and discussed how their fight has changed their lives—and why it needs to spread to other workers

Global protests as US fast food workers supersize their strike

13 May 2014
The biggest fast food workers’ strike so far is set to hit the US on Thursday of this week. Solidarity protests will take place in over 30 countries in a global day of action to demand union recognition, better pay and respect at work.

Rubin "The Hurricane" Carter: An extraordinary fighter who took on injustice—and won

22 April 2014
After the death of US boxer Rubin Carter, Ken Olende looks at how he refused to be beaten by a racist state determined to fit him up

Deadly stand-off over east Ukraine

15 April 2014
Pro-Russian insurgents seize buildings and imperialist powers step up war of words as the escalating crisis spirals out of the new Kiev government’s control

Imperialism's game of empires

01 April 2014
As Western and Russian rulers rattle sabres, Simon Basketter says we must take on a system that drives the world to war

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