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Syrians die under Western bombs

18 August 2015
Eight civilians died in a US strike on Atmeh, northern Syria, last week. 

Resist David Cameron's Islamophobic industry of fear

28 July 2015
The Tories relaunched their Islamophobic hate campaign with David Cameron’s speech on ‘extremism’. Ken Olende reports on how Muslims and anti-racists are responding

Babar Ahmad freed at last after 11 years of jail torment

21 July 2015
IT worker beaten up, extradited and put in solitary—but judge found he wasn’t a terrorist, says Ken Olende

Tories' sinister clampdown will not stop terror attacks

07 July 2015
Politicians and newspapers are whipping up Islamophobia—and continuing a process that was ramped up a decade ago after the 7/7 London bombings in 2005, argues Simon Basketter

We Are Many brings to the screen the day the world said no to war

19 May 2015
A new film We Are Many looks back at the 15 February 2003 protests against the invasion of Iraq. Its director Amir Amirani spoke to Socialist Worker

Right whip up Islamophobia over Isis

17 March 2015
Detainee rights campaign group Cage and its director Moazzam Begg have been the target of more Islamophobic smears.

Isis - the real problem is Western imperialism

03 March 2015
Muslims face a new racist crackdown after the identity of “Jihadi John” was revealed.

State terror and West’s wars helped create an Isis fighter

03 March 2015
The revelation that the Isis executioner known in the Western media as “Jihadi John” was Londoner Mohammed Emwazi has unleashed a new flood of Islamophobia.

No to the racist backlash over Isis - former Guantanamo prisoner Moazzam Begg speaks out

03 March 2015
Moazzam Begg spoke to Socialist Worker about the racist backlash in the media over "Jihadi John" and how it is part of an Islamophobic agenda that goes right to the top.

Tories use a panic over Isis to clamp down on Muslims

24 February 2015
Politicians are in a frenzy over three teenagers alleged to have left to join Isis, writes Judith Orr

Don't let West ramp up the 'war on terror'

17 February 2015
Politicians and the media want to use last week’s killings in Copenhagen to ramp up Islamophobia, extend repressive powers and justify imperialist war. We must not allow this.

Rulers want Chilcot inquiry to hide their crimes in Iraq

27 January 2015
The stench of a cover-up surrounding the Iraq war inquiry is growing ever stronger. Inquiry chairman Sir John Chilcot confirmed to David Cameron last week that his report would not be ready until after the general election.

US interference in Afghanistan leaves thousands living in misery

20 January 2015
Six months after his turbulent election president Ashraf Ghani has finally formed a government in Afghanistan.

Paris attacks are a legacy of imperialism

13 January 2015
What happened in Paris last week has happened in Europe before—in Madrid in March 2004 and in London in July 2005. The infernal cycle of imperialist intervention in the Muslim world and Islamist terrorism continues.

Techniques of terror—the truth about state torture

16 December 2014
Simon Basketter looks at how the US uses torture to punish those who challenge its power—and how the British state has backed it all the way

Islamophobia and scapegoating over Sydney siege

16 December 2014
The media went into Islamophobic overdrive at news of a gunman holding people hostage in a cafe in Sydney, Australia, this week.

Twelve years for not making bombs, two years for making them

09 December 2014
the mother of a man jailed for over 12 years for travelling to Syria to fight the dictatorship of Bashar al-Assad says she was “betrayed” by police.

Theresa May launches fresh attack on civil liberties

25 November 2014
Tory Home secretary Theresa May launched another clampdown on civil liberties this week.

'For a world without war—stop backing oppressors', says Abu Bakr Deghayes

04 November 2014
Abu Bakr Deghayes has lost two sons to the war in Syria. Jaffer was killed in Syria last weekend, aged 17, and Abdullah died there in April. Their eldest brother Amer is still fighting.

West leaves a bloody legacy in Afghanistan

28 October 2014
Britain’s role in the West’s 13-year occupation of Afghanistan ended last Sunday. The US is rapidly reducing troop numbers.

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