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Imperialism


Myanmar is fought over by imperialists

09 February 2021
The neoliberal imperialists who have returned to office in Washington with Joe Biden are finding the world has become more complicated since they left with Barack Obama four years ago.

Rulers’ ‘democracy’ a lie

02 February 2021
Western politicians love to demand democracy—but only where it suits them.

Chagos Islanders denied money from support fund

02 February 2021
Less than £12,000 of a £40 million fund set up to compensate Chagos islanders who were forcibly evicted from their home by the British government has reached those living here.

Biden’s ‘back to normal’ plans aren’t the change that’s needed

31 January 2021
US bombers flew over the Persian Gulf—close to Iran—last week, while American soldiers are to be sent to new bases in preparation for war.

Emmanuel Macron wages war at home and abroad

26 January 2021
French president Emmanuel Macron said last week that France would offer “no repentance or apologies” for the colonisation of Algeria or the eight-year war it waged against Algerian independence, in which perhaps a million people died.

The Troublemaker—Tories criminalise Travellers who have no place to go

18 January 2021
Travellers will bear the brunt of a new discriminatory law from the Tories.

Israel keeps coronavirus vaccine from people in Palestine

12 January 2021
The latest outrage shows that the so-called ‘two-state solution’ is a sham, says Nick Clark

Project Selborne: military training outsourced to British, US and Israeli firms

06 January 2021
The Boris Johnson government has recently awarded a contract for running the Navy and Marine training establishments to the Fisher Training consortium.

Free Julian Assange

05 January 2021
A court decision on Monday blocked Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s extradition to the United States.

War crimes—the West’s hidden horrors in Afghanistan

06 December 2020
Murders, torture and massacres—that’s the reality of the war in Afghanistan exposed by a report into Australian war crimes. And for all its denial, Britain is just as guilty

Scared Tories decide not to hold public inquiry into killing of Pat Finucane

01 December 2020
The family of murdered Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane say the government’s decision not to hold a public inquiry is an “insult”.

Conflict grows as Israel murders Iranian scientist

30 November 2020
Israel brutally assassinated a scientist just outside the Iranian capital Tehran on Friday of last week.

Biden picks ‘diverse’ cabinet of warmongers and Wall Street’s friends

28 November 2020
President-elect Joe Biden’s first slate of cabinet choices this week was heralded as inclusive and diverse in the liberal press. 

Biden heralds return to US ‘forever wars’

23 November 2020
Donald Trump's decision last week to cut back US troops in Afghanistan and Iraq was roundly denounced by what Barack Obama called the “blob”— the mainstream national security establishment, whether Republican or Democratic.

Unity against the rich can undercut ethnic divisions in Ethiopia

21 November 2020
Ethiopia is facing a civil war—but the chaos won’t be solved by imperialist powers, writes Charlie Kimber

Why using ‘coloured’ turns back the clock on progress

13 November 2020
Greg Clarke’s forced resignation as chair of the Football Association last week for describing black players as “coloured” will have stirred uncomfortable memories for many.

Debates and divisions in unions and the left on how to respond to the attacks in Labour

02 November 2020
Two online rallies revealed debates on how the left should respond to the right’s assault.

Keir Starmer’s suspension of Jeremy Corbyn means war on the left

02 November 2020
There is now no doubt that Labour leader Keir Starmer is determined to drive the left out of the party—or force it into ­humiliated submission.

Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti—Defying colonialism for women’s liberation

23 October 2020
British rulers of Nigeria had hoped that Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti could be an emblem of their “benevolent imperialism”.

How British imperialism split Cyprus

04 October 2020
With Turkey and Greece the closest to conflict than they have been in years Nick Clark explains why Cyprus has been such a focus point for imperialist powers, especially Britain

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