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Still no justice as Babar Ahmad and Talha Ahsan change pleas

11 December 2013
Babar Ahmad and Talha Ahsan, two British men extradited to the US in October last year after long court cases, appeared in court in New Haven yesterday, Tuesday, and changed their pleas to guilty.

Jeremy Scahill talks about his film Dirty Wars: finding the names and faces of the West's victims

03 December 2013
Investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill set out to put names, faces and stories to the victims of the Western military in his new film Dirty Wars. He spoke to Judith Orr about his journey to expose the slaughter of the “war on terror”

JSOC exposed: How Britain’s SAS helped set up the US president’s private army

03 December 2013
Investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill looks at the shadowy Joint Special Operations Command in his new film Dirty Wars

Iran deal could let US focus on China

26 November 2013
It’s an open question whether or not the deal struck last weekend in Geneva between Iran and the United States, alongside five other “world powers”, will stick, writes Alex Callinicos

Scottboro boys finally pardoned - 82 years on

26 November 2013
The US state of Alabama has granted posthumous pardons to three black teenagers wrongly accused of raping two white women on a train in 1931.

Afghan prime minister Hamid Karzai delays US occupation plans

26 November 2013
Afghan prime minister Hamid Karzai has delayed signing a deal allowing the US to keep 15,000 occupying troops in Afghanistan for another decade.

Scottsboro Boys musical: songs of freedom

19 November 2013
Actor Colman Domingo from the hit show Scottsboro Boys speaks to Dave Sewell about how the musical provokes the audience to look at racism in the here and now

John F Kennedy's assassination—Camelot's dark side

19 November 2013
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the Mafia conspired to carry out an assassination 50 years ago this week. They plotted to take out a president—Fidel Castro of Cuba, and they did it under the orders of US president John F Kennedy.

Thousands killed in Iraq in chaos made by the US

29 October 2013
Car bombs in Baghdad killed dozens of people on Sunday of last week. 

Captain Phillips - a Somali piracy yarn that tries to salve the US’s conscience

22 October 2013
Captain Phillips, a tale of kidnapping on the high seas, promotes its empathy for desperate Somalis—but Dave Sewell says it turns the real villains into heroes

Ida B Wells and the long fight against lynching in the US South

15 October 2013
A journalist, activist and militant born in slavery, Ida B Wells campaigned against lynching in the US and for women's rights, write Sarah Ensor and Ken Olende

Capitalism is still a badly wounded beast

15 October 2013
While expressing greater optimism about British prospects, the IMF cut its forecasts for global economic growth this year and next. This isn’t primarily because of the uncertainty caused by the standoff between Barack Obama and the Republicans in Congress in the United States, writes Alex Callinicos

Raid in Somalia goes awry for US Navy special forces

08 October 2013
US special forces failed to capture a leader of the Islamist group Al Shabaab in the Somali town of Barawe last weekend

US budget crisis can lead to a new slump

08 October 2013
Once again the United States is shutting down government services because of a confrontation between president Barack Obama and the Republicans in Congress.

Obamacare row shuts down the US

01 October 2013
The US state had to shut down non-essential services on Tuesday as Congress failed to agree the new budget at the start of the financial year. 

Obama’s Syria deal with Russia shows the limits of US power

17 September 2013
US president Barack Obama has stepped back from his threat to bomb Syria. The US and Russia signed an accord in Geneva last Saturday. 

Syria ‘response’ is a dangerous gamble for the West

27 August 2013
Whatever the extract truth about the chemical weapons attack east of Damascus on Wednesday of last week, it seems to have been on a huge scale, writes Alex Callinicos

‘Ain’t nobody gonna turn us around’: 50 years since the March on Washington

27 August 2013
Fifty years ago this week hundreds of thousands of Civil Rights activists marched through Washington in a demonstration that climaxed with Martin Luther King’s ‘I have a dream’ speech. Socialist Worker looks at the protest and its impact

'Being black is not a crime,' say Trayvon Martin protesters

30 July 2013
Hundreds of anti-racists rallied and marched in central London last Saturday in protest against racism and injustice.

Fast food workers strike over pay in the US

30 July 2013
Fast food workers in seven US cities struck for better pay and the right to join unions on Monday of this week. 

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