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James Connolly fought for a workers’ republic

15 March 2016
As Sean Mitchell’s new Rebel’s Guide to James Connolly puts it, “Connolly was an activist, a lifelong Marxist and a revolutionary socialist committed to the destruction of capitalism, both in Ireland and the world over.”

'I'll be there on 19 March' anti-racist demo, Iraqi refugee says - make sure you are too

08 March 2016
Iraqi teenager Amyna fled her home city of Mosul after Isis took control in 2014. Now she is planning to join thousands of others marching for refugees and against racism on Saturday 19 March.

Nato forces on verge of new Libyan war

08 March 2016
The British, US and French governments are risking a new ground war in Libya.

Syrians take to the streets in their thousands under a fragile ceasefire

07 March 2016
Thousands of Syrians took to the streets across the country in lively demonstrations of Friday of last week. The protests were reminiscent of the popular movement that started the revolution five years ago.

Thousands-strong demo in London says 'Stop Turkey's war on Kurds'

06 March 2016
Thousands of people joined a powerful demonstration In London today, Sunday, to say “Stop Turkey’s war on the Kurds”.

GALLERY - CND demonstration against Trident 27 February 2016

02 March 2016
CND demonstration against Trident 27 February 2016

Mass demo says Trident has got to go

01 March 2016
Tens of thousands of people marched against Trident in London last Saturday in the biggest demonstration against nuclear weapons in a generation.

The EU's ‘internationalism’ is a liberal myth

01 March 2016
It’s not really that surprising that in the Brexit debate the European Union (EU) is portrayed as somehow embodying internationalism. After all, xenophobic Little Englanders such as Tory minister Iain Duncan Smith and Ukip leader Nigel Farage dominate the Leave campaign.

Topple the system to disarm Trident warheads

23 February 2016
The war on Syria is just one of the 42 conflicts raging across the globe. Amid the quagmire of the US and Russia’s shifting imperialist alliances, the conflict could rapidly escalate.

We all lose from Apple's iPhone privacy row with FBI

18 February 2016
That the US state wants to clamp down on civil liberties is not surprising. That global multinationals are opposing them may be.

Imperial carve-up threatens more war for Syrians

16 February 2016
The agony of Syria’s people has not been ended by the deal for a partial ceasefire agreed last week by the major imperialist powers. It was falling apart even before it was implemented.

Defend the boycott of Israel

16 February 2016
Low-ranking Tory minister Matthew Hancock was set to announce plans this week making it harder for councils and other public bodies to boycott Israeli products.

Russia's proxy war twists the knife in Syria

09 February 2016
At a meeting in Manchester last week I heard a Syrian refugee describe his plight and that of his family. It was heartbreaking. Essentially the same story could be told of millions, and their number increases daily.

1916 in Ireland - a rising against empire

02 February 2016
At the height of the First World War a rebellion was staged in Britain’s oldest colony. Simon Basketter looks at how Irish rebels took over Dublin 100 years ago

Dripping blood from every pore—why Rhodes must fall

29 January 2016
Oriel College, part of Oxford University, announced this week that having considered all the arguments—in particular those from its wealthy donors—it had decided not to remove a statue of Cecil Rhodes.

Waging war in the name of women

26 January 2016
Our rulers often push racism to aid their war drives, while telling us they are defending women. Sadie Robinson demolishes their lies—and says liberation can only come from below

Has the Turkish regime overplayed its hand?

19 January 2016
Now president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan has dominated Turkish politics since his Justice and Development Party (AKP) first won parliamentary elections in 2002.

David Cameron quietly steps up land war in Libya

12 January 2016
The Tories have sent 1,000 British troops to Libya to defend oil fields threatened by the advance of Isis-supporting forces.

Israeli state announces new clampdown on Palestinians

05 January 2016
Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu has announced a wave of repression against Palestinians in Israel.

The British farce in Syria reflects a deeper crisis

05 January 2016
Britain’s military intervention in Syria has been exposed as a farce. Westminster’s warmongers argued that it was essential.

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