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Imperialism


Letters—It’s time for a new squatters’ movement to win us housing

Letters—It’s time for a new squatters’ movement to win us housing The horrendous situation facing renters during the Covid-19 pandemic, especially in the private sector, is going to get much worse after 21 September

A vital defence of violence by the oppressed

A vital defence of violence by the oppressed Every struggle that confronts the violence of the system by throwing back some of its own faces the accusation that resistance itself is the problem. In response many turn to the ideas of Frantz Fanon—the anti-colonial writer and activist.

Energy rows in the Mediterranean reflect deepening imperialist rivalries

Energy rows in the Mediterranean reflect deepening imperialist rivalries There is a scramble going on to grab the gas reserves in the north eastern Mediterranean. Competition over energy is interwoven with the growing struggle for dominance in a Middle East thrown into chaos

Cruel Britannia—the bloody truth about the British Empire

Cruel Britannia—the bloody truth about the British Empire Isabel Ringrose tells the terrible truth about the British Empire that Boris Johnson expects us to salute

Mali’s military oust Western-backed president amid mass protests

Mali’s military oust Western-backed president amid mass protests The French-backed president of Mali, West Africa, resigned on Tuesday after soldiers seized him from his home. His demise follows months of mass protests against corruption and lack of democracy.

Betrayal of Palestine will aid Israel and US

Betrayal of Palestine will aid Israel and US For decades Arab rulers’ betrayals have allowed Israel to grab more Palestinian land under the guise of a “peace process”.

Fury at rigged presidential election sparks big demonstrations in Belarus

11 August 2020
Thousands of defiant protesters clashed with riot police on the streets of Belarus in eastern Europe on Sunday.

The legacy of empire behind Lebanon’s explosion

07 August 2020
The devastating blast in Beirut highlighted Lebanon’s rotten political system. This sectarian set-up was built by Western imperialism, writes Nick Clark

Hypocrisy from the top over China's oppressed Uyghur minority

21 July 2020
British politicians have suddenly discovered they’re passionate defenders of human rights again.

Tories will restart arms sales to murderous regime in Saudi Arabia

08 July 2020
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

05 July 2020
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

28 June 2020
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

27 June 2020
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

22 June 2020
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

22 June 2020
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 

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