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Imperialism


Afghanistan—first the Russians, then the US

20 August 2021
Afghanistan has suffered through 43 years of war as a result of a series of imperialist interventions. Revulsion at that is the central reason why Kabul and the country’s other major cities were captured by the Taliban in such a short space of time.

The firms who made a fortune from the slaughter in Afghanistan

18 August 2021
The US paid private contractors £136 billion, over the eight years to 2019.

Key articles on the defeat of imperialism in Afghanistan

18 August 2021
Here are some of our key articles written as the regime in Afghanistan collapsed, a grievous defeat for British and US imperialism

Labour’s war guilt

17 August 2021
Not two weeks ago, Labour’s leader Keir Starmer said his party should be “very proud” of its right wing governments’ “achievements” under Tony Blair.

Earthquake causes new devastation across Haiti

17 August 2021
As Haiti is struck by earthquakes, Sam Ord explores the damage that imperialism has done

What we said as the war began in Afghanistan

17 August 2021
In September 2001, as the West moved to start bombing Afghanistan, Socialist Worker spoke out against the war. This was our editorial comment

What does Afghan defeat mean for US imperialism?

17 August 2021
The words of US president Joe Biden have come back to haunt him awfully quickly.

The defeat of the West’s Afghanistan war

16 August 2021
After 20 years, at least a ­quarter of a million killings and trillions of pounds spent on military assaults, the Taliban has overthrown the Western-backed government in Afghanistan.

Britain had bloody role in war on Afghanistan

16 August 2021
No one should be in any doubt that Afghanistan was Britain’s war as much as it was the US’s.

The Taliban—terror that the US made

08 August 2021
The Taliban movement is retaking control of Afghanistan after two decades of Western occupation. Nick Clark explores the group

Occupation wrong answer in Afghanistan

03 August 2021
The people responsible for wrecking Afghanistan are now wringing their hands at the chaos that they have left behind.

US imperialism, capitalism and Cuban protests

16 July 2021
The current protests in Cuba have raised arguments. Sophie Squire analyses the nature of Cuban state capitalism, the pressure from the US and today’s revolt.

The US can’t help Haiti

13 July 2021
The assassination last week of Haitian president Jovenel Moise has led to calls for US troops to be deployed to the nation. It would be a terrible response

Back the protests in Cuba, but beware US imperialism

12 July 2021
Mass protests in Cuba are prompted by real grievances. Sophie Squire looks at the revolt but warns of the forces that will try to use them

British government report into human rights tries to whitewash its allies’ crimes

09 July 2021
The Tories, who enable the abuse of human rights, pretend they are freedom's champion

Afghanistan—a bloody failure for US imperialism

05 July 2021
With the last US troops set to leave Afghanistan, Socialist Worker looks at how president Joe Biden is dealing with their defeat

Strike wave spreads across Iran’s oil fields

01 July 2021
A strike by Iranian oil workers has spread to at least 70 oil, gas, and petrochemical companies across eight provinces.

Reject Tory flag-waving after British and Russian naval clash

24 June 2021
British and Russian warships violently confronted each other in the Black Sea this week.

Biden tries to pull Russia into his battle with China

20 June 2021
Presidents Putin and Biden met last week for a summit. Socialist Worker investigates what the outcome means for imperialism

Peru—a radical history of resistance

14 June 2021
Pedro Castillo’s election win in Peru has cheered the left. Sophie Squire looks at the country’s history of struggle but also sounds some warnings for the future

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