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Imperialism


A line in the sand: The great carve-up of the Middle East

24 June 2014
Many of the modern borders in the Middle East were created by a secret agreement between imperial powers Britain and France during the First World War, explains Annette Mackin

Exposed - the limits of US power

24 June 2014
The crisis in Iraq shows the weakness of the US — and that means movements from below can strike blows against the whole system, Alex Callinicos tells Socialist Worker

The Arab revolutions mix despair and hope

24 June 2014
Only in the most mechanical understanding of history do relations of oppression and exploitation automatically translate into revolution. 

The West wrecked Iraq last time—Don't let them do it again

17 June 2014
Tony Blair has called for a new war on Iraq in the wake of the crisis erupting in the country.

Air war is breaking the Pakistani government—but not the Taliban

17 June 2014
An attack on Karachi airport exposed how weak the deadly conflict has left Pakistan’s rulers, writes Geoff Brown

'British values' are a myth that serves the bosses

17 June 2014
What are the ‘British values’ the Tories want to promote? Nothing but lies meant to hide the crimes of Empire and bind workers to bosses’ interests, argues Raymie Kiernan

Documents show British ministers ordered torture in Northern Ireland

10 June 2014
British government ministers sanctioned the use of torture against prisoners in Northern Ireland in the early 1970s.

CIA-backed general makes a bid for power in Libya

06 June 2014
Western backed general Khalifa Haftar is attempting a coup in Libya. On 18 May he attacked the national parliament and rival militias.

Why we're marching against the Nato gang of warmongers

03 June 2014
Imperialists are set to descend on Newport, South Wales, for a Nato summit this August. Tomas Tengely-Evans explains why people should oppose them

The US imperialist project failed in Afghanistan

03 June 2014
What happened to the “war on terror”? 

Digging the dirt on the diamond trade

06 May 2014
In the second of a series on commodities that shaped the world, Simon Basketter looks at how brutal imperialist bosses turned useless rocks into a lucrative market

British state manoeuvres lie behind the arrest of Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams

06 May 2014
Gerry Adams, the president of Sinn Fein, was arrested last week. 

Collapse of Palestine peace talks exposes Israel

29 April 2014
Israel has pulled out of the latest round of talks with Palestinians. 

Clashes in Ukraine’s east could lead to split

22 April 2014
The imperial powers’ brinkmanship in Ukraine continues despite their peace deal, writes Simon Basketter

Gabriel Garcia Marquez 1927-2014

21 April 2014
Mike Gonzalez looks at the significance of the anti-imperialist giant of Latin American literature who died last week

The bitter legacy of Western intervention in Afghanistan

08 April 2014
As Nato’s occupation comes to an end, Guy Smallman speaks to Afghans about its legacy of deep poverty and corruption

Tony Blair wants more war

08 April 2014
Warmonger and former prime minister Tony Blair showed his contempt for ordinary people this week.

Imperialism's game of empires

01 April 2014
As Western and Russian rulers rattle sabres, Simon Basketter says we must take on a system that drives the world to war

Ukraine - phoney war continues as savage cuts and price rises push up poverty

01 April 2014
The West and Russia are continuing their phoney war over Ukraine.

Rulers’ squabble as new deal means deep cuts for working class people in Ukraine

25 March 2014
Russia was booted out of the elite club of rich economies on Monday of this week. 

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