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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.

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

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.

Bomber Benn gets an earful from protesters in Leeds

08 December 2015
Angry anti-war protesters challenged shadow foreign secretary Hilary Benn for voting for war outside his surgery in Leeds last Saturday.

New challenge to Newham council over Prevent strategy

08 December 2015
Anti-racists in Newham, east London, have released a statement opposing growing Islamophobia in the borough and beyond.

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

Protesters vow to fight on as Tories begin bombing Syria

03 December 2015
Around 3,000 protesters took the streets outside parliament as MPs inside voted for war. The first airstrike was launched just a few hours later.

Thousands protest in London against Tory plan to bomb Syria

01 December 2015
Ex nurse Leanne Walters was there with her children. She told Socialist Worker, “What they want to do is inhuman. I don’t think Syrian children are worth any less than my own children. It’s important that we all came out tonight.”

Lies from the top as the Tories push for war on Syria

01 December 2015
Cameron put his case for bombing Syria in parliament on Thursday of last week. He claimed military intervention is the only way to keep Britain safe from a terrorist attack by Islamist group Isis.

Jeremy Corbyn is in retreat as the Labour right goes to war

01 December 2015
Letting MPs follow their ‘conscience’ needlessly hands the warmongers a victory at the expense of Syria—and of Jeremy Corbyn, writes Nick Clark

Blairites back war in Syria to take aim at Jeremy Corbyn

01 December 2015
The drama over whether Britain should join the bombing campaign in Syria irresistibly recalls the feverish climate in February and March 2003, in the lead-up to the Anglo-American assault on Iraq.

It's up to us to stop Cameron's bombing plan in Syria

01 December 2015
Politicians meet in committee rooms and sit on the green benches making decisions that can mean life or death.

What is really behind the Syrian conflict?

01 December 2015
Bashar al-Assad has been president of Syria since 2000. His father Hafez al-Assad ruled from 1970 to 2000.

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