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Leaks show US planned deadly raid on Afghan hospital

20 October 2015
Charity accuses US of ‘premeditated massacre’ after it bombed a hospital in Afghanistan, writes Judith Orr

Outrage over ‘war crime’ as US bombs kill 22 people in an Afghan hospital

06 October 2015
US bombs killed 22 people in a hospital in Kunduz in northern Afghanistan last Saturday. The dead included 12 doctors and ten patients. 

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. 

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.

McDonald's workers form a global alliance

01 September 2015
Fast food workers from 20 countries met in Brazil recently in a 90-strong delegation of global allies of the “Fight for 15” US-wide strike movement. 


18 August 2015
Includes letters on Cuba-US relations, GM crops ban, defending abortion rights and more.

Black Lives Matter protest outside US embassy

18 August 2015
Around 100 protesters gathered by the US Embassy in central London last Saturday to mark the first anniversary of Mike Brown’s death in Ferguson.

Fury as cops shoot black man at Ferguson anniversary protest

11 August 2015
A state of emergency has been declared in Ferguson, Missouri, after cops shot a young black man during a protest to mark the anniversary of the police killing of Michael Brown.

The nuclear bomb took capitalist logic to its obscene conclusion

04 August 2015
On the anniversary of the US dropping a nuclear bomb on the city of Hiroshima, Simon Basketter argues the destruction was a tool in the battle for strategic control.

Broken promises are Obama's real legacy

04 August 2015
Barack Obama announced the final version of his “Clean Power Plan” on Sunday.

Obama leads a new scramble for Africa

28 July 2015
Barack Obama has economic as well as strategic motivations in mind for his extended interest in Africa, writes Alex Callinicos

Iran deal reflects weakness of US - and helps ordinary Iranians

14 July 2015
Iranian socialist Nima Soltanzadeh welcomes an historic deal to end economic sanctions that only helped the regime

US state’s racism created Charleston killer Dylann Roof

23 June 2015
Nine black church­goers were murdered in Charleston, South Carolina last week by a racist who told them, “You have to go”.

Police, camera, justice? Cops on video

09 June 2015
The video footage of a Texas police officer restraining and pulling a gun on black teenagers at a pool party has been seen by millions.

US protest over living wage shuts down McDonald's HQ

26 May 2015
Fast food giant McDonald’s was forced to close part of its headquarters in Chicago on Wednesday of last week.

US cop who fired gun at couple 15 times acquitted of killing them

26 May 2015
A US judge has acquitted a white cop of killing an unarmed black couple in Cleveland in 2012.

Imperial boundaries are being redefined in South East Asia

12 May 2015
China’s ability to exert its influence in neighbouring countries shows the limitations of US imperialism, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Garland shootings unleash Islamophobic frenzy in US

05 May 2015
US police shot dead two people in Garland, Texas, after they had opened fire at an exhibition of caricatures of the prophet Muhammad last week.

Baltimore - how poverty and police racism ignited a city

05 May 2015
When cops in Baltimore arrested Freddie Gray and threw him screaming in pain into the back of their van, they thought no one would question their actions. When Freddie died in that same truck, they thought they’d get away with it. Not this time, writes Ken Olende

Baltimore cops are charged over Freddie Gray death

05 May 2015
Protesters cheered when they heard that the six police officers who arrested Freddie Gray in Baltimore are being charged over his death. 

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