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War on Terror


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.

'The media makes people think that all Muslims are terrorists'

28 October 2014
As the West sinks deeper into another imperialist adventure in the Middle East, politicians’ racist propaganda about Muslims is fuelling more Islamophobia in Britain, says?Judith Orr

US bombs won't bring liberation in Syria

28 October 2014
Syrian revolutionary socialist Joseph Daher writes on Western intervention

'Islamic State' terror charges after arrests across London

21 October 2014
Five men appeared in court in London last week after being arrested in a series of police raids at their homes over the last two weeks.

‘Blame the West’s wars, not Muslims’ says 7/7 survivor

14 October 2014
Linda is a 7/7 London bombing survivor, who was injured in the Aldgate Tube bomb on 7 July 2005. 

Say no to war on Syria and Iraq

23 September 2014
Syrian socialist speaks out against the West's bombs

Don't pour fuel on the fire in Iraq and Syria

23 September 2014
Western politicians are beating the drums of war. The US began bombing Syria on Tuesday. It is already bombing Iraq—and Britain could soon join the attacks. 

Stop David Cameron's plan to join US bombing of Iraq

09 September 2014
David Cameron, backed by Labour Party leaders and the Lib Dems, is preparing to bomb Iraq again. It will only make matters worse if he does order a return to British attacks.

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