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Imperialism


The nuclear bomb took capitalist logic to its obscene conclusion

04 August 2015
Seventy years after the US dropped a nuclear bomb on the city of Hiroshima, Simon Basketter argues there was no need

Britain will continue bombing Iraq for another year

04 August 2015
The RAF is to continue bombing Iraq for at least another year, defence secretary Michael Fallon has revealed.

Ghada Karmi - 'Dispossession is at the heart of the Palestinian problem'

28 July 2015
Palestinian activist and writer Ghada Karmi, who published a new memoir recently, reflects on the fight for Palestinian rights

Cameron fights for his brutish values - more Islamophobia and war

21 July 2015
David Cameron is on a war footing at home and abroad. He wants parliament to send British planes to bomb Isis forces in Syria and he has launched a new offensive against Muslims in Britain.   

Iran deal reflects weakness of US - and helps ordinary Iranians

14 July 2015
Iranian socialist Nima Soltanzadeh welcomes an historic deal to end economic sanctions that only helped the regime

Aftershock—the brutal truth of Israel's war on Gaza

07 July 2015
A year after Israeli bombs and troops killed thousands in Gaza, Palestinian journalist Mohammed Omer talks to Nick Clark about what he saw there—as well as the continuing oppression and the resistance of ordinary people

Fighting on All Fronts—resisting the slaughter of war across the world

07 July 2015
Donny Gluckstein writes on the new book he has edited on those who fought both against imperialism and fascism during the Second World War

Conflict and war in Syria

02 June 2015
Judith Orr spoke to Syrian socialist Joseph Daher about the resistance, the regime, the West and rise of Isis after more than four years of conflict in the country

Imperial boundaries are being redefined in South East Asia

12 May 2015
China’s ability to exert its influence in neighbouring countries shows the limitations of US imperialism, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Saudi troops seen in Aden

05 May 2015
Around 100 Saudi-led ground troops have arrived in the Yemeni port of Aden. 

The roots of Al Shabaab

07 April 2015
The killing of 148 students at Kenya’s Garissa University College by Somali Islamist insurgents Al Shabaab marks the latest episode of bloodletting in a cycle of violence into which the region has been locked for some time.

Middle Eastern states manoevure in regional power play

07 April 2015
The danger for Western imperialism is that the mess—and with it the Middle East—escapes anyone’s control, writes Alex Callinicos

Activists debate how best to win liberation in Palestine

31 March 2015
Some 70 people attended a public meeting on Palestine on Wednesday of last week, organised by Camden Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC).

West backs Saudi Arabia in launching attacks on Yemen

31 March 2015
The attacks on Yemen highlight the problems US imperialism faces as it tries to reassert its control over the region, writes Ken Olende

International round-up

17 March 2015
US president Barack Obama rushed to condemn the shooting of two police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, last week.

No to the racist backlash over Isis - former Guantanamo prisoner Moazzam Begg speaks out

03 March 2015
Moazzam Begg spoke to Socialist Worker about the racist backlash in the media over "Jihadi John" and how it is part of an Islamophobic agenda that goes right to the top.

State terror and West’s wars helped create an Isis fighter

03 March 2015
The revelation that the Isis executioner known in the Western media as “Jihadi John” was Londoner Mohammed Emwazi has unleashed a new flood of Islamophobia.

Isis - the real problem is Western imperialism

03 March 2015
Muslims face a new racist crackdown after the identity of “Jihadi John” was revealed.

Ukraine crisis deepens on anniversary of Maidan protests

24 February 2015
A blast ripped through a demonstration in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv last Sunday, killing two and injuring ten people. 

Social and economic contradictions mean the Arab revolutions will erupt once again

17 February 2015
Four years after the fall of Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak, how do the Arab revolutions stand? 

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