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War on Terror


Rebels take on the regime - and it's 'fifth column' in Syria

24 September 2013
The threat of US intervention is opening up divisions in the opposition even as the regime admits it has reached stalemate, warns Simon Assaf

Obama's desperate measures to get support for Syria attack

10 September 2013
Barack Obama is exposing the faultlines of US power as he goes all out to win a vote to attack Syria.

Syrian voices oppose Western intervention

10 September 2013
A growing number of insurgent organisations in Syria have declared their opposition to a US strike on Bashar al-Assad’s regime.

Punish war crimes - not those who expose them

06 August 2013
 Our rulers are often keen to talk about transparency and openness. But the Bradley Manning case has revealed an important reality.

Shaker Aamer threatened with deportation

30 July 2013
Shaker Aamer, the last British resident held in Guantanamo prison, is being threatened with transfer to Saudi Arabia.

Verdict due for Bradley Manning

30 July 2013
Bradley Manning, the whistleblower who exposed US war crimes, was due to hear the verdict in his case as Socialist Worker went to press. 

Racism and resistance in the wake of Woolwich

09 July 2013
The killing of soldier Lee Rigby sparked a wave of anti-Muslim attacks. But politicians and pundits created the climate for them, writes Annette Mackin

US force feeds Muslim prisoners on hunger strike in Guantanamo during Ramadan

09 July 2013
The US is refusing to stop the force-feeding of 45 Guantanamo detainees through the annual Muslim fast of Ramadan. The men are among 106 detainees who are on hunger strike in protest at being held in the prison for years without trial. 

Bitter defeat of the West's bloody war in Afghanistan

25 June 2013
The West has finally admitted it lost the war in Afghanistan. A coalition led by the world’s greatest superpower is scuttling out of the country. To do so it agreed to talks with the Taliban—the enemy the warmongers said they went in to defeat.

Spying and snooping are systemic

11 June 2013
Revelations that Britain's GCHQ listening station is involved in the US Prism scandal should surprise no-one

Secret prison shows up Britain's dirty role in war

04 June 2013
The government claims that the military is in Afghanistan to uphold the law. But Ken Olende shows the brutal reality behind Britain’s ‘war on terror’

Chelsea Manning exposed US ‘bloodlust’

04 June 2013
The former US army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning has been jailed for refusing to testify to a grand jury investigating WikiLeaks. Here is an article from 2013 about the case.

After Woolwich - beating back the racist backlash

04 June 2013
Attacks on Muslims are on the rise in the wake of the murder of a soldier in Woolwich last month. Politicians may be quick to urge calm but it’s their policies that are the main drivers of racism, says Yuri Prasad

The Texan firm behind Camp Bastion

04 June 2013
Camp Bastion is the main British base in Afghanistan. It is four miles long and accommodates 28,000 people. It was built in 2006 and is the largest British base built abroad since the Second World War. 

Woolwich attack highlights British spies' links with torture

28 May 2013
Evidence is emerging of the links between British intelligence and the two men suspected of killing a solider in Woolwich.

Islamophobic attacks rocket as racists seize on soldier’s murder

28 May 2013
English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson and a group of his henchmen went to Woolwich within hours of the killing to try and whip up race hatred.

Workers in Woolwich refuse to be divided by racist EDL

28 May 2013
Trade unionists, socialists, and anti-racists were out campaigning against racism in Woolwich, south east London, last Saturday. 

Trust the Tories to make the most of a good terror scare

28 May 2013
How would you feel if you found out that a load of strangers could  go rooting through all your texts, emails and instant messages without you even knowing?

Britain and US escalate use of murderous drones

28 May 2013
Britain now has 500 drones (unmanned aerial vehicles). These include five Reaper drones in Afghanistan which can carry 500lb bombs and hellfire missiles. 

Rendition - a very British secret

28 May 2013
The “war on terror” led to hundreds of people being flown around the world in secret “rendition” flights to be tortured and imprisoned.

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