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Imperialism


Britain's brutal legacy in Kenya

17 December 2013
Fifty years after Kenyan independence Ken Olende looks at the crimes of British colonialism, the Mau Mau rebels who fought back, and their betrayal by Kenya’s new rulers

JSOC exposed: How Britain’s SAS helped set up the US president’s private army

03 December 2013
Investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill looks at the shadowy Joint Special Operations Command in his new film Dirty Wars

Operation Legacy: When Britain burned the paper trail of its imperial crimes

03 December 2013
Britain burned a huge number of damning documents in secret to hide the shame of its brutal empire. Ken Olende looks at Operation Legacy

Iran deal could let US focus on China

26 November 2013
It’s an open question whether or not the deal struck last weekend in Geneva between Iran and the United States, alongside five other “world powers”, will stick, writes Alex Callinicos

West plans intervention in Central African Republic

26 November 2013
The British press is demanding Western intervention in the Central African Republic (CAR) after stories of atrocities and the threat of genocide.

Philippines typhoon shows the price of poverty

12 November 2013
Rescue workers were fighting to get to outlying regions of the Philippines hit by typhoon Haiyan as Socialist Worker went to press. In the worst-hit city of Tacloban more than 10,000 people are thought to have died.

Marine guilty of murder - but army let off lightly

12 November 2013
A sergeant in the Royal Marines was convicted of murder last week after footage of him shooting an unarmed injured Afghan prisoner was shown in court.

Israel bombs Syria—again

05 November 2013
Israeli jets bombed a base near Latakia in Syria on Thursday of last week.

Bugging and spies - just how powerful are the world's intelligence services?

05 November 2013
US president Barack Obama tapped German chancellor Angela Merkel, Russian president Vladimir Putin tapped the G20—and all of them bugged all of us, writes Simon Basketter

Thousands killed in Iraq in chaos made by the US

29 October 2013
Car bombs in Baghdad killed dozens of people on Sunday of last week. 

Raid in Somalia goes awry for US Navy special forces

08 October 2013
US special forces failed to capture a leader of the Islamist group Al Shabaab in the Somali town of Barawe last weekend

Syria deal exposes Obama’s weakness

01 October 2013
A few weeks ago the US looked poised to launch a military attack on Syria. Now a deal on Syrian chemical weapons appears to be sealed—and a historic thaw in relations with Iran has been thrown in for good measure.

Obama’s Syria deal with Russia shows the limits of US power

17 September 2013
US president Barack Obama has stepped back from his threat to bomb Syria. The US and Russia signed an accord in Geneva last Saturday. 

Syrian voices oppose Western intervention

10 September 2013
A growing number of insurgent organisations in Syria have declared their opposition to a US strike on Bashar al-Assad’s regime.

Losing war vote puts Tories on the back foot

03 September 2013
We are taught that the ruling class is all-powerful, that we have to endure everything they impose, whether imperialist war or welfare cuts. Yet last week David Cameron and the Tories wanted to go to war and didn’t succeed and they are reeling from the shock.

United Nations bombs are no better for imperial victims

03 September 2013
Many people who oppose a Western attack on Syria feel that intervention would be more legitimate if the United Nations (UN) backed it but it doesn't make a difference.

Cameron’s defeat over Syria vote leaves rulers in disarray

03 September 2013
The ruling classes of the Western powers are in turmoil over military intervention in Syria. The British and French governments have spent months lobbying US president Barack Obama to lead a military strike on Syria. But now prime minister David Cameron has lost the vote in the British parliament. His previous belligerence just compounds the humiliation. His authority is weakened on the international stage, at home and in his own party.

Syria ‘response’ is a dangerous gamble for the West

27 August 2013
Whatever the extract truth about the chemical weapons attack east of Damascus on Wednesday of last week, it seems to have been on a huge scale, writes Alex Callinicos

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.

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