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Imperialism


Britain’s crimes in India - the truth behind the drama

10 February 2015
As a new television drama looks at British rule in India, Nick Clark looks at the exploitation, famines and massacres that were the brutal reality of the Empire

Germany blinks over Ukraine crisis

10 February 2015
The civil war in Ukraine has several dimensions. The first is the fighting on the ground. This is escalating despite last September’s Minsk ceasefire agreement, which was supposed to end it. 

Isis and the fight against imperialism

10 February 2015
Most people will be understandably horrified by Isis’s latest atrocity, the burning alive of Jordanian military pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh. 

Palestinians strike and protests after funeral death

27 January 2015
Palestinians in Israel held a three-day general strike last week following the killing of a protester by Israeli police.

Rulers want Chilcot inquiry to hide their crimes in Iraq

27 January 2015
The stench of a cover-up surrounding the Iraq war inquiry is growing ever stronger. Inquiry chairman Sir John Chilcot confirmed to David Cameron last week that his report would not be ready until after the general election.

US interference in Afghanistan leaves thousands living in misery

20 January 2015
Six months after his turbulent election president Ashraf Ghani has finally formed a government in Afghanistan.

Paris attacks are a legacy of imperialism

13 January 2015
What happened in Paris last week has happened in Europe before—in Madrid in March 2004 and in London in July 2005. The infernal cycle of imperialist intervention in the Muslim world and Islamist terrorism continues.

Islamophobic panic hides the real brutality of the West

13 January 2015
Many liberals reacted to the demonisation of Muslims following the Paris attacks by rightly pointing out that we are all individuals with different characteristics. 

Former Guantanamo prisoner Moazzam Begg speaks out against the West’s torture

06 January 2015
Former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Moazzam Begg has been tortured and hounded by the state, and vilified by the media. He never let it stop him speaking out.

British Bahrain base legitimises tyrants

09 December 2014
The British government has never been shy about cosying up to tyrants and their regimes, says Judith Orr

Britain and the US have always used torture

09 December 2014
The problem wasn’t carrying out torture. It was that releasing a report into torture might increase the chance of terrorism.

Concerning Violence—a powerful depiction of the struggle against oppression

02 December 2014
Director Goran Olsson new film is a first hand account of the anti-colonial struggles in Africa—and calls on us to carry on the fight today, writes Saba Shiraz

Israeli repression lies behind Jerusalem violence

18 November 2014
An attack on a Jerusalem synagogue today, Tuesday, provoked outrage among politicians and in the media.

Missing in Mexico

11 November 2014
The kidnap of 43 students in Mexico exposes links between politicians, drugs and imperialism, writes Dave Sewell

Riots in East Jerusalem after Israeli provocation

11 November 2014
Riots have spread across occupied East Jerusalem. 

US bombs won't bring liberation in Syria

28 October 2014
Syrian revolutionary socialist Joseph Daher writes on Western intervention

Imperialism and struggles for national liberation

28 October 2014
Tomáš Tengely-Evans explains how a socialist response to demands for ‘national liberation’ have to take into account the role of imperialism

Pro-western oligarchs set to win majority in Ukraine elections

28 October 2014
Counting in Ukraine’s parliamentary election was ongoing as Socialist Worker went to press.

The West is no friend of the Kurds

14 October 2014
Kurdish oppression has been made and perpetuated by imperialism, and liberation will not be brought by its arms or compromises with it, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans

US imperialism is still in crisis—build opposition to Obama’s messy war

30 September 2014
The West 's rulers are preparing for a long war in the Middle, but there’s no prospect of a simple rerun of the George W Bush years

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