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Tories will restart arms sales to murderous regime in Saudi Arabia

Tories will restart arms sales to murderous regime in Saudi Arabia The Tory government is to resume selling arms to Saudi Arabia—now in its fifth year of a devastating war on Yemen—despite a court ruling that such sales were unlawful.

Korean War showed up imperialist barbarism

Korean War showed up imperialist barbarism The ‘forgotten war’ that began 70 years ago wrecked a country so that big powers could grab more influence, writes Sophie Squire

Kwame Nkrumah - learn from militant fight against imperialism

Kwame Nkrumah - learn from militant fight against imperialism In 1945 Kwame Nkrumah was one of only 100 people who gathered at the Pan-African Congress in Manchester to plan the end of empire.

New war threats as foreign forces fight over Libya

New war threats as foreign forces fight over Libya A battle for control is brewing across Libya. Nick Clark looks at the background to the powers’ interventions

Oxford activists want to make sure Rhodes falls

Oxford activists want to make sure Rhodes falls Student activists have vowed to keep fighting until the front of Oriel College, Oxford, no longer features a statue of imperialist Cecil Rhodes

India-China battles warn of rising tension

India-China battles warn of rising tension High in the barren mountains of Ladakh, just downwind from the Himalayas, a seemingly bizarre series of fights took place last week.

How the sun set on the British empire

21 June 2020
As Britain’s rulers try to defend their colonial past, Sarah Bates looks at how resistance, imperialist rivalries and decline ended the biggest empire in the world

This movement must try to fight all forms of racism

20 June 2020
Although different groups are affected differently by racism this must not divide the struggle against it says Yuri Prasad  

Thousands in Oxford call for Rhodes statue to be torn down

10 June 2020
Around 4,000 people gathered on Tuesday to call for the removal of the statue of the racist and imperialist Cecil Rhodes that fronts Oriel College in central Oxford.

Only our collective power can end oppression

09 June 2020
When politicians start fretting about “mob rule” and “law and order” it’s often a racist dog whistle. But it’s also about fear of the power of ordinary people.

Slaughter abroad is linked to militarisation of the US police

07 June 2020
It was after the US’s wars in the Middle East escalated that military equipment really started flooding into police departments, writes Nick Clark 

Why the world is unequal

24 May 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has laid bare the grotesque inequalities between rich and poor countries

VE Day – the truth about the Second World War, imperialism and Empire

07 May 2020
This week we are encouraged to celebrate VE Day, which marked an end to the bloody fighting of the Second World War in Europe on 8 May 1945.

Imperialist rivalries heighten the crisis

05 May 2020
The Coronavirus pandemic represents a crisis that is simultaneously biological, economic, and political

VE Day—did workers win the peace?

03 May 2020
As we mark 75 years since Victory in Europe Day, Donny Gluckstein looks at the class forces behind the frontline that helped to shape the post-war world

Locust devastation in East Africa is linked to climate change

25 April 2020
Some 40 percent of the 160 million people in the region are already undernourished

New government in Israel poses a fresh threat to Palestinians

22 April 2020
After more than a year of political deadlock, Israel is set for a new government committed to annexing huge chunks of the Palestinian West Bank.

Cook’s tour drenched in blood

07 April 2020
British explorer James Cook arrived on the east coast of Australia 250 years ago. His incursion was part of a horrific imperialist expansion, writes Charlie Kimber

International Round Up: First coronavirus cases detected in Gaza strip

24 March 2020
The first two cases of coronavirus were detected in the Gaza Strip on Sunday of last week. Two people have been put in quarantine.

An imperial disaster

24 March 2020
If coronavirus rips through countries ravaged by imperialism, it would spell catastrophe for millions.

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