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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.”

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.

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.

Thousands rally against war in Syria at emergency protest in London

28 November 2015
Around 5,000 people joined an emergency protest outside Downing Street against Britain joining the bombing of Syria, today, Saturday. The big turnout was despite the protest being called with just a few days' notice.

Western intervention will shed more Syrian blood

24 November 2015
The US has used the excuse of fighting Isis to intervene in Iraq again and in Syria.

Tories try to turn Paris tragedy into a new war—Don't bomb Syria

24 November 2015
David Cameron wants to exploit the shock of the Paris attacks to start bombing Syria, reports Judith Orr

Atrocities make good excuses for warmongers

24 November 2015
Politicians have always used atrocities to justify their own bloody wars, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Our job is to defeat imperialism, not Isis

17 November 2015
Positively the stupidest thing said about the Paris attacks came from the French president, Francois Hollande, when he denounced them as an “act of war”. Of course they were, but this war didn’t start on Friday of last week.

Rulers use Paris attack to silence opposition

17 November 2015
A series of shootings and suicide bombings killed at least 129 people in the French capital Paris on Friday of last week.

Syria - West's bombs don't bring liberation

17 November 2015
The US has launched new extended airstrikes in eastern Syria. French jets bombed the city of Raqqa.

Beaten at length, eyes gouged, fingers bent—torture and the war on terror

03 November 2015
A conveniently leaked 15-page US military intelligence report described Shaker Aamer as a “close associate of” Osama bin Laden with a history of “jihadist combat”.

Torture Camp Shame - British state colluded in innocent Shaker Aamer's 14 year ordeal

03 November 2015
Shaker Aamer’s lawyer, Gareth Peirce, demands the closure of Guantanamo Bay

The war on terror left a lasting sinister legacy

03 November 2015
The “war on terror” was always a lie. The West had to find an enemy to help it win support for its imperialist project.

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