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Don't bomb Syria - Western intervention will make things worse

27 August 2013
David Cameron wants Britain to join Western bombing raids but that will only bring more bloodshed.

Bitter defeat of the West's bloody war in Afghanistan

25 June 2013
The West has finally admitted it lost the war in Afghanistan. A coalition led by the world’s greatest superpower is scuttling out of the country. To do so it agreed to talks with the Taliban—the enemy the warmongers said they went in to defeat.

West prepares to intervene in Syria

18 June 2013
Western intervention is a danger to the struggle against dictatorship, says Judith Orr

US troops in Syria only threaten the revolution

18 June 2013
The US government wants to score a win in its regional cold war against Iran. The revolutionary struggle for emancipation in Syria would become the collateral damage. 

Capture of key Syrian city by Assad’s forces edges war closer to Lebanon

11 June 2013
Syrian government forces, supported by the Lebanese Hizbollah militia, retook the crucial city of Qusair last week. 

Mau Mau case - when 'sorry' is the hardest word

11 June 2013
The Foreign Office was quick to clarify last week that the foreign secretary was not making an apology for the British government. 

'Sincere regret' from British government over Mau Mau war torture and promise to compensate victims

11 June 2013
The government agreed on Thursday of last week to compensate Kenyans tortured by the British during the 1950s Mau Mau war.

British government forced to apologise to Kenyans tortured in 1950s

06 June 2013
Foreign secretary William Hague was today, Thursday, forced to apologise to Kenyan victims of the Mau Mau war of the 1950s. But he made it clear that his government does not accept responsibility for the crimes of colonialism

Proxy war in Syria is part shadow boxing

04 June 2013
The great powers seem to be squaring off over bleeding, war-torn Syria, writes Alex Callinicos. Britain and France have bludgeoned the European Union (EU) into ending its embargo on arms supplies to the rebels. 

The Texan firm behind Camp Bastion

04 June 2013
Camp Bastion is the main British base in Afghanistan. It is four miles long and accommodates 28,000 people. It was built in 2006 and is the largest British base built abroad since the Second World War. 

Secret prison shows up Britain's dirty role in war

04 June 2013
The government claims that the military is in Afghanistan to uphold the law. But Ken Olende shows the brutal reality behind Britain’s ‘war on terror’

The terrible cry of revenge - by British troops

28 May 2013
Muhammad Ahmad bin Abd Allah declared himself Mahdi (saviour) of Muslim lands in 1881 and led a popular revolt. This swept through much of Sudan. People were outraged at the British domination of Egypt, which in turn dominated the region. 

Rendition - a very British secret

28 May 2013
The “war on terror” led to hundreds of people being flown around the world in secret “rendition” flights to be tortured and imprisoned.

The wars that fuel the rage behind Woolwich attack

28 May 2013
Some commentators claim the attack on a soldier in Woolwich has nothing to do with the “war on terror”. Ken Olende explains how the brutality of Western imperialism feeds bitterness, resentment and violence

Woolwich attack highlights British spies' links with torture

28 May 2013
Evidence is emerging of the links between British intelligence and the two men suspected of killing a solider in Woolwich.

Western arms threaten Syria’s troubled revolt

28 May 2013
People fighting Assad's regime in Syria have welcomed the European Union's decision to lift the arms embargo against the Syrian opposition. But the West has offered a poisoned gift.

Workers in Woolwich refuse to be divided by racist EDL

28 May 2013
Trade unionists, socialists, and anti-racists were out campaigning against racism in Woolwich, south east London, last Saturday. 

Together we can challenge the bigots

28 May 2013
The hypocrisy of the ruling class knows no bounds—especially when it comes to justifying violence.

Britain and US escalate use of murderous drones

28 May 2013
Britain now has 500 drones (unmanned aerial vehicles). These include five Reaper drones in Afghanistan which can carry 500lb bombs and hellfire missiles. 

Imperialist powers go into battle for spoils of Syria's revolution

21 May 2013
The “chaos” of the Syrian revolution marks a shift in the balance of power in the Middle East. It is not certain which competing imperial and regional powers will win.But it is clear that the Syrian revolution could end up being the loser. 

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