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War on Terror


More powers for the cops won’t make us more safe

06 June 2017
Theresa May has said that the Tories will bring in new terror legislation.

Massacres made by the West

30 May 2017
Two massacres of civilians, including children, each on a greater scale than the Manchester bombing took place last week—and the West was directly involved in both.

Spooks, torture, oil and war—how the British state brought terror to Libya

30 May 2017
The British state has a long history of interfering in the Middle East

Blame the system that creates terrorism

30 May 2017
Terrorist attacks are often a brutal response to a brutal world, explains Simon Basketter—and the only way to end the violence is to transform the society that breeds it

Stop Britain’s wars to end terror, says Corbyn—while May offers only repression

30 May 2017
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is expected to make a bold move today, Friday, by linking Britain's involvement in military interventions overseas and terror attacks at home.

Donald Trump - the war president will crash into reality

18 April 2017
Missiles in Syria, a mega-bomb in Afghanistan, a potential nuclear confrontation in Korea—what happened to the Donald Trump who ran as a critic of US foreign wars?

The West's war sees record bombing in Iraq and Syria killing hundreds

28 March 2017
Leaders who condemned the attacks in Westminster are sowing terror in Iraq and Syria, writes Dave Sewell

Calls grow for crackdown on Muslims after Westminster attack—we need unity against the racists

28 March 2017
Anti-racists and socialists have to act now to make sure the attack in Westminster on Wednesday isn’t used to deepen racism, bolster police powers and justify more wars.

Get Out - a film that taps into the horror of life in a racist society

21 March 2017
This genre-straddling US blockbuster hones in on racism—casual and overt, writes Ken Olende. Also: reviews of Man Down and The Salesman

The Troublemaker - Spooks fight to cover up Britain's role in torture

14 March 2017
The Ministry of Defence and MI6 are insisting that claims made by people tortured must be heard behind closed doors.

British soldiers are back fighting in Iraq

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

Over 450 US airstrikes go unrecorded in 2016 in Afghanistan

07 February 2017
An investigation by US armed forces magazine Military Times has suggested official statistics of bombing raids are incomplete.

Tory 'counter-terrorism' and Prevent has driven up Islamophobic racism

13 December 2016
Activists slammed the Tories’ “Prevent” strategy at an Islamic Human Rights Commission’s (IHRC) event last Saturday.

Moazzam Begg’s ‘confessions’ tell the story of an Islamophobic age

12 August 2016
Moazzam Begg knows what it’s like to exist under the War on Terror. In new documentary The Confession he recounts a life that can inspire resistance to racism and repression, writes Talat Ahmed

Chilcot - Blair's 'UN route' was discussed in April 2002 - and it was the pathway to war

07 July 2016
The meeting between George Bush and Tony Blair in April 2002 has been described as a turning point the run-up to the invasion of Iraq.

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

Revealed - how spy cops are waging a new Cold War against Muslims

10 May 2016
The security services use tried and tested propaganda and snooping to divide and terrorise, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Nazis given confidence by Belgian state's crackdown

30 March 2016
The bombings in Belgium were horrific but repression helped the far right

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.

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.

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