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War on Terror


Tories look to target Muslims with new ‘extremism’ laws

26 August 2014
Home secretary Theresa May is looking at bringing in new laws to tackle “Islamic extremism”. 

Talha Ahsan remains in immigration centre due to British passport delays

19 August 2014
A hundred people gathered outside the Home Office in London last Sunday to welcome home Talha Ahsan.  

The West is only out to protect its interests in Iraq

12 August 2014
Everyone who has seen footage of the terrible plight of the Yazidi people trapped on a mountainside in northern Iraq will have been moved. 

News in brief

05 August 2014
Britain tries to hide rendition torture role | Cuts to refuges creating crisis | Tories deport Isabella Acevedo at night | Prison deaths on the increase

'I won't stop campaigning' - Talha Ahsan's brother Hamja speaks out

29 July 2014
The families of Talha Ahsan and Babar Ahmad, British citizens extradited to the US in 2012 and recently sentenced, have never stopped fighting for their release.

British detainees Babar Ahmad and Talha Ahsan are sentenced in US

22 July 2014
Babar Ahmad and Talha Ahsan, two British citizens extradited to the US on terrorism charges, have been sentenced.

Rose Gentle - my boy was killed because of Blair’s lies about Iraq

24 June 2014
On Saturday of this week it will be ten years since my son Gordon was killed in Iraq. I get really upset when I look at Iraq now, as my boy was killed for lies.

Threat of war looms closer in Iraq as Isis take strategic towns

24 June 2014
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (Isis) has continued its spectacular advances in Western Iraq. It seized more Sunni Muslim majority towns near the capital Baghdad, as well as all the country’s western border crossings.

Cameron and cops clamp down on Muslims in new terror scare

24 June 2014
Tory prime minister David Cameron has declared that members of Isis, the Islamist group that is advancing through Iraq, are doing more than just “taking territory”.

Punished for being Muslims - the family hounded by the British state for 12 years

24 June 2014
Abu Baker Deghayes and his family have faced persecution for the last 12 years.

Exposed - the limits of US power

24 June 2014
The crisis in Iraq shows the weakness of the US — and that means movements from below can strike blows against the whole system, Alex Callinicos tells Socialist Worker

Air war is breaking the Pakistani government—but not the Taliban

17 June 2014
An attack on Karachi airport exposed how weak the deadly conflict has left Pakistan’s rulers, writes Geoff Brown

The spiral into sectarian civil war is the West's bitter legacy in Iraq

13 June 2014
It was a war that cost an estimated one trillion dollars, fought, we were told, as part of the global “war on terror”. But 11 years, on the invasion of Iraq has become a nightmare for the West and the region.

CIA-backed general makes a bid for power in Libya

06 June 2014
Western backed general Khalifa Haftar is attempting a coup in Libya. On 18 May he attacked the national parliament and rival militias.

The US imperialist project failed in Afghanistan

03 June 2014
What happened to the “war on terror”? 

Hypocrisy over Abu Hamza ignores brutal violence of the state

20 May 2014
The tabloids’ favourite terror suspect Abu Hamza was convicted of supporting terrorism in a US court this week. The British government used the case to extradite others, such as Babar Ahmad and Talha Ahsan, to the US. 

International round-up

20 May 2014
Egypt Dedak campaign | Boko Haram and Nigeria | Abu Wa’el Dhiab in Guantanamo

The bitter legacy of Western intervention in Afghanistan

08 April 2014
As Nato’s occupation comes to an end, Guy Smallman speaks to Afghans about its legacy of deep poverty and corruption

Tony Blair wants more war

08 April 2014
Warmonger and former prime minister Tony Blair showed his contempt for ordinary people this week.

Babar Ahmad and Talha Ahsan to challenge witness

11 March 2014
Two British citizens who were extradited to the US on terrorism charges are challenging a witness.

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