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Ukraine crisis and the two imperialisms

02 September 2014
The Ukraine crisis is a paradoxical situation—a conflict between two imperial powers, both of which see themselves as acting defensively, writes Alex Callinicos

West plans more raids as Iraq sinks in violence

26 August 2014
As warmongers gather at Nato talks, the mess they created in Iraq leads to a new wave of sectarian killings

Second Russian convoy due in Ukraine

26 August 2014
Russia will send another “humanitarian aid” convoy to Ukraine in the next few days, foreign minister Sergey Lavrov has said. 

The West launches fresh attacks on Iraq in bid to regain control

19 August 2014
Western forces are becoming more deeply embroiled in a new military intervention in Iraq, which they now admit will last months. 

How did the sectarian nightmare come true in Syria and Iraq?

19 August 2014
Lebanese socialist Bassem Chit argues counter-revolution and imperialism created Iraq and Syria’s army of sectarians the Islamic State. Something else must defeat it

Fighting intensifies in eastern Ukraine as rival powers trade sanctions

19 August 2014
Heavy fighting is continuing between government and pro-Russian separatist forces in eastern Ukraine.

Bombing Iraq will only intensify a crisis caused by imperialism

12 August 2014
The rise of sectarianism and the Islamic State is a direct result of the US’s divide and rule strategy—more intervention will only make the problem it created worse, writes Judith Orr

Hatreds spawned by the West - the myth of the intolerant Middle East

12 August 2014
Violence in the Middle East is often blamed on age old religious hatred. But the region's history is of coexistence—until imperialist superpowers tore it apart, argues Ken Olende

US bombs will make Iraq's crisis worse

08 August 2014
US forces launched a new bombing campaign on northern Iraq today, Friday.

Arms factory occupation and Palestine protests heap pressure on Cameron

07 August 2014
The occupation of an Israeli-owned drone factory in Staffordshire came to an end last night as police scaled the roof to arrest the protesters.

Only workers can end our rulers’ barbaric world of war

05 August 2014
The news has been dominated by the outbreak of the First World War and Israel’s assault on Gaza.

Israel—the state built for murder

05 August 2014
Decades of US military investment helped make Israel the monster it is today. Anne Alexander examines the special relationship at the heart of imperialism in the Middle East

Israel, Terror State - The West's attack dog has got to go!

05 August 2014
As Israel unleashes its state terror against Palestinians in Gaza bombing schools and murdering civilians a wave of revulsion has swept across Britain and the world.

This is a war Israel may come to regret

29 July 2014
There is a ghastly familiarity about Israel’s assault on Gaza. The scenes of carnage and destruction inflicted by the Israeli Defence Force (IDF) recall very similar scenes during Operation Cast Lead in 2008-9.

The great betrayal of Palestine by the Arab ruling classes

29 July 2014
Arab leaders condemn Israel. But their ties to Western imperialism mean they aren’t real allies in the fight for Palestinian liberation, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Protesters fill the streets of central London in solidarity with Palestine

26 July 2014
Up to 100,000 people filled the streets of central London today, Saturday, in protest at Israel's continuing assault on Gaza.

Syria - the regime makes people suffer in rebel held areas

22 July 2014
Ghayath Naisse, a Syrian socialist in the Revolutionary Left Current, compares life in government and rebel held zones

The real cost of the Commonwealth Games

22 July 2014
Millions of pounds have been poured into the Commonwealth Games, opening in Glasgow’s East End this week. But whoever wins, it certainly won’t be ordinary people in the area, write Charlotte Ahmed and Raymie Kiernan

Capitalist competition breeds bloody wars

22 July 2014
The news seems to drip with horror wherever you look.

Israel - choking on the racist poison it rests on

22 July 2014
The response in Israel to the attacks on Gaza has exposed a society consumed by the violence implicit in the Zionist enterprise.

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