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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

Frank Crichlow— taking an inspiring stand against the establishment

02 October 2020
Frank Crichlow “first came into contact with Notting Hill police station” after he opened a cafe in west London in 1959. He was to become an icon of ­resistance to the cops’ repression for the rest of his life.

Bloody Sunday soldiers will not be prosecuted

29 September 2020
Northern Ireland’s Public Prosecution Service (PPS) has decided to uphold its decision not to prosecute 15 former British soldiers over the Bloody Sunday killings in Derry 48 years ago.

Armenia and Azerbaijan—rival powers threaten war

28 September 2020
A long-running border dispute between Armenia and Azerbaijan has flared up with some of the heaviest fighting in four years.

Letters—It’s time for a new squatters’ movement to win us housing

05 September 2020
The horrendous situation facing renters during the Covid-19 pandemic, especially in the private sector, is going to get much worse after 21 September

Frantz Fanon—a vital defence of violence by the oppressed

04 September 2020
Every struggle that confronts the violence of the system by throwing back some of its own faces the accusation that resistance itself is the problem. In response many turn to the ideas of Frantz Fanon—the anti-colonial writer and activist.

Energy rows in the Mediterranean reflect deepening imperialist rivalries

31 August 2020
There is a scramble going on to grab the gas reserves in the north eastern Mediterranean. Competition over energy is interwoven with the growing struggle for dominance in a Middle East thrown into chaos

Cruel Britannia—the bloody truth about the British Empire

29 August 2020
Isabel Ringrose tells the terrible truth about the British Empire that Boris Johnson expects us to salute

Mali’s military oust Western-backed president amid mass protests

19 August 2020
The French-backed president of Mali, West Africa, resigned on Tuesday after soldiers seized him from his home. His demise follows months of mass protests against corruption and lack of democracy.

Betrayal of Palestine will aid Israel and US

17 August 2020
For decades Arab rulers’ betrayals have allowed Israel to grab more Palestinian land under the guise of a “peace process”.

Fury at rigged presidential election sparks big demonstrations in Belarus

11 August 2020
Thousands of defiant protesters clashed with riot police on the streets of Belarus in eastern Europe on Sunday.

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