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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.

Rival powers struggle for influence in Syria

08 December 2015
For regional and global powers, the war on Isis has become the justification for military intervention in Syria. Yet Isis emerged in the shadow of the US occupation of Iraq.

Join the struggle to topple their system

08 December 2015
The ruling class loves a war. They pretend that we all have a “national interest” against an outside enemy and distract us from the attacks they are raining down on us.

No profit in peace as war gives gun runners an ‘uptick’

08 December 2015
War is good for business. Defence companies have rushed to assure investors that they stand to gain from the escalating conflicts in the Middle East.

Don’t get tangled up in imperial rivalries

08 December 2015
Alex Callinicos argues that socialists and anti-imperialists have to build the broadest and biggest anti-war movement possible. But this task faces new complications

Syria—who lit the fire?

08 December 2015
What is Isis and where did it come from?

A world with no wars

08 December 2015
It’s possible—if we understand what makes them. Tomáš Tengely-Evans takes aim at imperialism

Tories look to escalate a war on Syria that's already killing civilians

08 December 2015
Tory defence secretary Michael Fallon has warned that the war in Syria was “not going to be short or simple”.

Wave of protests brings anti-war mood onto the streets in anger

08 December 2015
Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets against Britain joining another war in the Middle East.

Thousands rally against war in Syria at emergency protest in London

28 November 2015
Around 5,000 people joined an emergency protest outside Downing Street against Britain joining the bombing of Syria, today, Saturday. The big turnout was despite the protest being called with just a few days' notice.

Western intervention will shed more Syrian blood

24 November 2015
The US has used the excuse of fighting Isis to intervene in Iraq again and in Syria.

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