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Theresa May’s first war as bombs drop on Libya

02 August 2016
Politicians have learned nothing from the Chilcot report.

Airstrikes have killed hundreds of Syrians

26 July 2016
Western bombs killed hundreds of Syrian civilians last week—and looming major offensives could see many more deaths.

China crisis - could island strife lead to world war?

26 July 2016
A recent dispute over islands in the South China Sea is a sign of how imperialist tensions between the US and China could set the region ablaze, writes Dave Sewell

Anti-war movement was right on Iraq

05 July 2016
The Chilcot report into the Iraq war was set to be published this Wednesday. It is expected to expose the lies the West used to wage war on Iraq in 2003. But millions of people at the time saw through the lies and joined one of the biggest movements Britain has ever seen. Judith Orr tells the story

Slaughter at the Somme—100 years on

28 June 2016
One of the most horrific battles of the First World War began 100 years ago this week. Michael Bradley looks back at the causes of the carnage

Anti-war newspaper is blocked from reporting as Chilcot report on Iraq is published

28 June 2016
Socialist Worker has been blocked from reporting from the publication of the Chilcot report into the Iraq war.

Michael Moore is taking aim through rose-tinted glasses

21 June 2016
US radical director Michael Moore’s film Where to Invade Next? makes some serious points, but badly idealises European society, writes Simon Shaw

Ombudsman slams cops over Loughinisland murders in Northern Ireland

14 June 2016
Police informants were involved in planning and executing a sectarian attack in which six people were shot dead in a bar in Northern Ireland as they watched a World Cup match in 1994. 

Muhammad Ali—the life of a people's champion

07 June 2016
Muhammad Ali captivated the world when he became world heavyweight boxing champion in 1964. He mixed extraordinary grace and speed in the ring with a larger than life personality outside it.

Syrian refugees speak out - 'We are continuing the tradition of the Syrian revolution'

31 May 2016
Syrian refugees face repression and danger but they are fighting back. Two refugees told Socialist Worker that facing up to the counter-revolution in Syria showed them how to resist

Turkish turnaround can’t last forever

17 May 2016
I’ve been in Istanbul participating in the Marxism 2016 festival organised by the Revolutionary Socialist Workers Party (DSIP). Turkey's politics has undergone an astonishing reversal over the past year.

Is the European Union a force to stop wars?

17 May 2016
Dave Sewell begins a series on issues raised by the European Union referendum, which will take place on Thursday 23 June

Cameron's 'fantastically corrupt' claims hypocritical, says Nigerian socialist

17 May 2016
David Cameron’s description of Nigeria and Afghanistan as “fantastically corrupt”, on the sidelines of the bosses’ anti-corruption summit in London last week, was extraordinarily hypocritical.

Israel bombards Gaza Strip

10 May 2016
Israeli warplanes attacked Palestinians in the Gaza Strip with airstrikes between Wednesday and Saturday of last week. They killed one Palestinian woman and injured several more people.

Fresh war threat in Iraq

19 April 2016
The US is ramping up its military presence in Iraq as it prepares for an assault on the Isis-held northern city of Mosul.

US sends B-52 bombers to attack Iraq

12 April 2016
The US Air Force has sent B-52 bombers to its air base in Qatar. They will be used in Iraq and Syria.

Don't miss rare performance of an epic play about Irish revolutionary James Connolly

07 April 2016
The Non Stop Connolly show is an important 1975 epic play about the life of the Irish revolutionary James Connolly.

Belgians fear repression after bombings in Brussels

22 March 2016
Bombings in the Belgian capital Brussels had left a reported 31 people dead as Socialist Worker went to press.

‘Justice can make but one reply’ - how Sylvia Pankhurst helped expose the repression of the Easter Rising

22 March 2016
Sylvia Pankhurst, the militant anti-war socialist and suffragette, was in Newcastle when she first heard news of the Easter Rising in Dublin in April 1916.

More repression won’t stop terror attacks

22 March 2016
Within hours of the killings in Brussels, commentators were speculating about whether the bombings were “revenge” for the arrest of Salah Abdeslam.

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