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War on Terror


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.

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.

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

A play that opens up debate as the witch hunters shut it

26 January 2016
Hassan Mahamdallie spoke to Saba Shiraz about his play, The Crows Plucked Your Sinews, on Somali history and the war on terror

A Guantanamo guard’s view from inside Camp X-Ray

19 January 2016
Director Peter Sattler’s film Camp X-Ray stars Kristen Stewart as US army private Amy Cole and Peyman Moaadi as Guantanamo Bay detainee Ali.

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.

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.

Shaker Aamer - 'British state was complicit in my torture in Guantanamo Bay'

15 December 2015
The last British resident to be freed from Guantanamo Bay, Shaker Aamer, has described his torture in the camp, writes Judith Orr

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

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.

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