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Robert Mugabe—how an anti-colonialist hero became an authoritarian nationalist

Robert Mugabe—how an anti-colonialist hero became an authoritarian nationalist Robert Mugabe was a hero of the struggle against colonialism and first leader of independent Zimbabwe. He then became a compromiser with imperialism—and finally a dictator.

Is Putin pulling the strings?

Is Putin pulling the strings? Politicians and commentators seem to think anything that goes wrong can be blamed on Russian spybots on Twitter. But the truth is scarier still, warns Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Stop the drive to a new war in Middle East

Stop the drive to a new war in Middle East The prospect of another war hangs over the Middle East—this time in Lebanon.

The scandal of Israel’s occupation of the Golan Heights is bigger than Priti Patel

The scandal of Israel’s occupation of the Golan Heights is bigger than Priti Patel Priti Patel, the Tory international development minister, is expected to be sacked over secret deals to fund Israel’s army in the occupied Golan Heights.

Trump goads Iran in race to grab Syrian territories

Trump goads Iran in race to grab Syrian territories US president Donald Trump is edging closer to conflict with Iran as the two states jostle for control in Syria.

Hamas could give up control of Gaza after ten years of brutal Israeli siege

Hamas could give up control of Gaza after ten years of brutal Israeli siege Palestinian resistance group Hamas could give up control of the government in the Gaza Strip after ten years under siege by Israel.

Vietnam—a graveyard for the US’s imperial ambitions

26 September 2017
A new ten-part documentary sets itself up as the definitive account of the Vietnam War. It brings out new voices and footage, but obscures the truth

'We're opposing Trump's drive to war', say South Korean socialists

15 September 2017
Members of Workers' Solidarity, Socialist Worker's sister newspaper in South Korea, spoke about what's behind the nuclear tensions—and how the South Korean working class movement is responding

Nato hypocrites are feeding the drive to war

12 September 2017
The conflict is a consequence of the US decision, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, to expand Nato

Donald Trump’s showdown with North Korea risks disaster

04 September 2017
Threats against the US’s imperial rivals China and North Korea are reckless and dangerous

Kill capitalism—before it kills us

29 August 2017
Residents of Hokkaido, Japan, were woken up early on Tuesday morning by sirens, loudspeaker announcements and phone alerts telling them to seek cover immediately.

In Qatar, Yemen and Gaza, power play of Saudis and Iran brings new danger

29 August 2017
An economic blockade led by US ally Saudi Arabia backfired spectacularly as Qatar announced it had reopened full diplomatic ties with Iran last week.

War without end in Afghanistan

26 August 2017
After sixteen years of occupation the US is preparing to send thousands more troops to Afghanistan. Nick Clark argues it could be the graveyard of empire

Western bombs slaughter civilians in Raqqa

26 August 2017
The Western-backed offensive to retake the Syrian city of Raqqa from Isis has killed “hundreds of civilians”.

Four US-backed coups in Latin America—and two close shaves

20 August 2017
Bloody history shows why and how we need to keep imperialist hands off Venezuela

Trump risks deadly war over rivalry with China

15 August 2017
US president Donald Trump has warned that the US military is “locked and loaded” with “military solutions fully in place” in a confrontation with North Korea.

How the dying British Empire tore India in half—and how it could have been stopped

13 August 2017
Seventy years ago this week the British Empire left India after decades of brutal rule

Trump ramps up tensions in Asia

06 August 2017
Warmonger in chief Donald Trump is ramping up tensions in Asia with fresh sanctions against the North Korean dictatorship.

The logic behind the crossover between Holocaust deniers and Israel’s allies

01 August 2017
If you keep crying “Wolf!” don’t be surprised when the real beast enters the room.

Assault on Mosul ‘killed 40,000 civilians’ and US allies are still murdering people

25 July 2017
The number of civilians killed during the assault on Mosul in Iraq is much higher than earlier estimates from the Iraqi government and the US.

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