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Richard Burgon is right to criticise Zionism

Richard Burgon is right to criticise Zionism Labour’s shadow justice secretary Richard Burgon has faced calls to resign for describing Zionism—the ideology that is used to justify Palestinian oppression—as “the enemy of peace”.

Algeria’s fights for freedom

Algeria’s fights for freedom Algerians had to fight a brutal war for independence. But the struggle for freedom didn’t end when the nationalists kicked out the French in 1962, writes Alistair Farrow

Algeria - conquest by France

Algeria - conquest by France Algeria's revolt has been shaped by a history of imperialism and revolution. As part of a new series, Alistair Farrow looks at the French conquest from the 1830s to the 1950s

Intervention in Libya means more horror

Intervention in Libya means more horror For once a Tory has told the truth about Britain’s wars. Foreign office minister Mark Field admitted in parliament on Monday that Britain’s interventions in Libya have had “calamitous outcomes”.

Israeli elections spell trouble for Palestinians

Israeli elections spell trouble for Palestinians Results of elections in Israel were set to be announced as Socialist Worker went to press—with no good outcome for Palestinians.

Israel attacks Gaza

Israel attacks Gaza Israel is gearing up to unleash more violence on Palestinians trapped in the Gaza Strip.

North Africa - from a democratic uprising to revolution

17 March 2019
The massive protests that have gripped Algeria in recent weeks are inspiring. How can they win?

Venezuelan crisis grows amid border showdown

26 February 2019
As the right exploits the social crisis, it’s make or break time for left winger Nicolas Maduro, says Alistair Farrow

Haiti—the corruption and the scandal behind the protests

25 February 2019
Huge protests and strikes have swept the Caribbean country of Haiti. It’s a revolt against the corruption and imperialism that has impoverished ordinary people, writes Alistair Farrow

Sudanese activists speak out on revolt - ‘I don’t think the government can survive.’

19 February 2019
People in Britain are organising solidarity with the inspiring movement of resistance demanding real change in Sudan. Some spoke to Sadie Robinson about the challenges and possibilities

Arab rulers risk revolt by betraying Palestine

17 February 2019
A summit last week exposed rulers’ disdain for Palestinians—but solidarity could block their plans

Labour left buckles in face of right’s antisemitism smears

12 February 2019
The row inside Liverpool Labour Party shows the right aren’t going to back down from using accusations of antisemitism to silence the left and criticism of Israel, writes Nick Clark

Threats to China show Tory Williamson’s puffed up imperial fantasy

12 February 2019
Tory defence secretary Gavin Williamson puffed himself up this week by laying out a fantasy vision of Britain as a global power.

Jamaica - a history of racism and revolt

10 February 2019
Mass deportations to Jamaica follow a long line of racist attacks on people of Caribbean descent—but that history also shows that people always resist, writes Nick Clark

Israel erects new racist border wall around Gaza

05 February 2019
Israel has begun building a new giant fence around the Gaza Strip to make escape for Palestinians even more difficult.

West threatens force to get its way in Venezuela

05 February 2019
Western governments are organising to force out Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro. Their manoeuvres show up the sham that is democracy under capitalism.

What’s behind the hard border debate in Ireland?

05 February 2019
Tomáš Tengely-Evans unpacks the arguments around the “backstop” agreement and what it means for ordinary people

Textile workers in Bangladesh don’t wannabe exploited

22 January 2019
The Spice Girls have come under fire this week for commissioning T-shirts that are made by women earning just 35p an hour.

Israeli elections promise a campaign of repression and racism

04 January 2019
During the past decade Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu has overseen two major wars on Gaza. But he's denounced for being 'soft'.

Turkey gains from isolationist Donald Trump

01 January 2019
Just before Christmas Donald Trump took an important step towards controlling his own administration. By announcing the withdrawal of US troops in Syria he provoked the resignation of his defence secretary Jim Mattis.

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