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Say no to war on Syria and Iraq

23 September 2014
Syrian socialist speaks out against the West's bombs

Don't pour fuel on the fire in Iraq and Syria

23 September 2014
Western politicians are beating the drums of war. The US began bombing Syria on Tuesday. It is already bombing Iraq—and Britain could soon join the attacks. 

Desperation in Detroit: ‘There’s so much tension, something’s going to explode’

23 September 2014
People in Detroit face a desperate situation as creditors circle—but their fury has also pushed some to resist, reports Judith Orr

Stop David Cameron's plan to join US bombing of Iraq

09 September 2014
David Cameron, backed by Labour Party leaders and the Lib Dems, is preparing to bomb Iraq again. It will only make matters worse if he does order a return to British attacks.

Fast food strikers shake the US with civil disobedience

09 September 2014
Fast food workers across the US struck on Thursday of last week. The action was part of an escalating campaign for $15 (£9.30) an hour wages and the right to join a trade union.

US power is in crisis from Iraq to Ukraine

09 September 2014
Amid the hubbub of media and official commentary on and denunciation of the jihadi Islamic State (Isis), only one thing is clear—no one has a clue what to do.

London protest for Michael Brown

02 September 2014
Protesters gathered outside the US embassy in London on Wednesday of last week to protest against police brutality in the wake of the killing of Michael Brown in Missouri. 

Ukraine crisis and the two imperialisms

02 September 2014
The Ukraine crisis is a paradoxical situation—a conflict between two imperial powers, both of which see themselves as acting defensively, writes Alex Callinicos

Eyewitness Ferguson - Fear and Fury at Michael Brown's funeral

26 August 2014
Judith Orr reports from the US city where cops murdered black teenager Michael Brown and speaks to its people about race, class and repression.

When the war comes home - the US National Guard

26 August 2014
The National Guard is on the streets of the US once again. Ken Olende looks at four key moments when troops were used to combat struggle at home—and how they reveal our rulers’ fear of resistance

No justice, no peace—revolt rocks racist US state after cops shoot Michael Brown

19 August 2014
Protesters enraged at the police killing of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown have filled the streets of St Louis’s Ferguson suburb night after night.

Only mass struggle can beat U.S. racism

19 August 2014
Despite having a black president and a black attorney general the US state remains profoundly racist.

Bombing Iraq will only intensify a crisis caused by imperialism

12 August 2014
The rise of sectarianism and the Islamic State is a direct result of the US’s divide and rule strategy—more intervention will only make the problem it created worse, writes Judith Orr

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.

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