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Imperialism


South Korea - a state built for empires

21 March 2017
After a corrupt president, a mystic adviser and a giant firm were all humbled by revolt, Simon Basketter looks at how US imperialism, profit and dictatorship shaped South Korea

Famine and crisis fuelled by the West

14 March 2017
The world faces the largest humanitarian crisis since the end of the Second World War.

British soldiers are back fighting in Iraq

21 February 2017
Also: More troops will deepen the crisis in Afghanistan

Trump’s turnaround can’t solve US imperialism’s Palestine problem

16 February 2017
On the surface of it, Donald Trump seemed to make a huge shift in the US imperialist policy in the Middle East yesterday, Wednesday.

Poking fun at Egypt's rulers and refusing to be silenced

10 February 2017
Anne Alexander looks at Tickling Giants, a documentary film about Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef who refused to be a mouthpiece for the counter-revolution, just one of many award-winning films at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival in London next month

Syria—revolution drowned in blood

07 February 2017
No one should doubt the brutality of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad’s regime.

Row with Russia exposes imperialist rivalries

03 January 2017
What we call “the US”, “China”, and “Russia” are geographically based capitalist power-complexes. Their interests sometimes overlap, but often conflict. Even as dramatic a change of personnel as Trump’s victory isn’t going to dissolve these rivalries.

Hospital bombed and refugees displaced in a bloody and chaotic battle for Mosul

03 January 2017
The US-led assault on Mosul in Iraq is causing increasing numbers of civilian casualties.

Syria—the tragedy of defeated revolution

13 December 2016
Syrian Dictator Bashar al-Assad’s forces have seized the whole of the city of Aleppo. This was no liberation.

The west is no help to Syria

29 November 2016
Forces supporting Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad had taken control of up to a third of east Aleppo at the start of this week. The area has been under siege since 2014 and the situation for people there is dire.

Workers across public sector in Greece walk out against Syriza government's austerity

29 November 2016
Public sector workers struck across Greece against austerity measures on Thursday of last week.

John Pilger's film The Coming War On China exposes US brutality in Pacific Ocean

29 November 2016
Veteran left wing filmmaker John Pilger turns the tables on US scaremongering about Chinese military expansion by exposing the imperialist history of the US in the Asia-Pacific region.

Fidel Castro 1926-2016

29 November 2016
History must judge Fidel Castro both as the freedom fighter whose defiance humiliated US imperialism and as the ruler of a repressive, unequal society.

International news round-up

15 November 2016
Student occupations and wider protests have spread across Brazil in response to 20-year public spending freeze, while in France the state is looking to extend its state of emergency

Brutal reality of US power exposed in new play on war

08 November 2016
Arcola Theatre’s new production, Drones, Baby, Drones, has uncomfortable questions on warfare for a liberal conscience, writes?Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Labour MPs refuse to oppose civilian bombings in Yemen

27 October 2016
More than 100 Labour MPs refused to back their party’s own motion against bombing civilians in Yemen at a vote in parliament last night, Wednesday.

How the Suez crisis sank an empire

25 October 2016
Britain invaded Egypt sixty years ago—a brutal response to the resistance against its decaying empire. The result was humiliation. Historian John Newsinger tells the story

After Aleppo, Mosul is the next city to be razed by imperialism

18 October 2016
The United States and Russia backed brutal assaults on major cities this week. Both are designed to boost their control in a strategically and economically crucial part of the world—regardless of the cost in civilian lives.

Could our rulers ease Syria’s torment? Only by pulling out and leaving it alone

18 October 2016
The Syrian war is an obscenity, a brutal meat-grinder that consumes mainly the innocent. It goes on only because it is in the interest of rival imperialist powers and their local clients and allies.

More bombing won’t end the killing in Syria

04 October 2016
Hundreds of people have been killed and whole residential districts destroyed in Aleppo, Syria, in the last two weeks.

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