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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

Ukraine - phoney war continues as savage cuts and price rises push up poverty

01 April 2014
The West and Russia are continuing their phoney war over Ukraine.

Ukraine caught in clash between powers as Crimea joins Russia

18 March 2014
Crimea has joined the Russian Federation as the Ukrainian crisis continues to be a faultline for the major powers. The outcome of a referendum in Crimea last weekend was a foregone conclusion. 

Ex-Black Panther Eddie Conway is free at last

11 March 2014
Former Black Panther Eddie Conway has been released after almost 44 years in prison. 

Babar Ahmad and Talha Ahsan to challenge witness

11 March 2014
Two British citizens who were extradited to the US on terrorism charges are challenging a witness.

Loan sharks and fascists circle Kiev

04 March 2014
The Ukrainian parliament ratified an agreement on Tuesday to receive £500 million in loans from the EU.

West relies on Russian trade

04 March 2014
Europe depends heavily on commerce with Russia, especially on energy. 

Imperialist rivals push Ukraine to brink of war

04 March 2014
Intervention in Crimea has escalated a deadly game between Russia and the West, writes Simon Basketter

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