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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.

There is resistance to this frenzy of Islamophobia

26 August 2014
Hassan Mahamdallie, co-director of the Muslim Institute, looks at the hypocrisy and racist scaremongering that followed the death of US photojournalist James Foley

Tories look to target Muslims with new ‘extremism’ laws

26 August 2014
Home secretary Theresa May is looking at bringing in new laws to tackle “Islamic extremism”. 

Talha Ahsan remains in immigration centre due to British passport delays

19 August 2014
A hundred people gathered outside the Home Office in London last Sunday to welcome home Talha Ahsan.  

The West is only out to protect its interests in Iraq

12 August 2014
Everyone who has seen footage of the terrible plight of the Yazidi people trapped on a mountainside in northern Iraq will have been moved. 

News in brief

05 August 2014
Britain tries to hide rendition torture role | Cuts to refuges creating crisis | Tories deport Isabella Acevedo at night | Prison deaths on the increase

'I won't stop campaigning' - Talha Ahsan's brother Hamja speaks out

29 July 2014
The families of Talha Ahsan and Babar Ahmad, British citizens extradited to the US in 2012 and recently sentenced, have never stopped fighting for their release.

British detainees Babar Ahmad and Talha Ahsan are sentenced in US

22 July 2014
Babar Ahmad and Talha Ahsan, two British citizens extradited to the US on terrorism charges, have been sentenced.

Threat of war looms closer in Iraq as Isis take strategic towns

24 June 2014
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (Isis) has continued its spectacular advances in Western Iraq. It seized more Sunni Muslim majority towns near the capital Baghdad, as well as all the country’s western border crossings.

Cameron and cops clamp down on Muslims in new terror scare

24 June 2014
Tory prime minister David Cameron has declared that members of Isis, the Islamist group that is advancing through Iraq, are doing more than just “taking territory”.

Punished for being Muslims - the family hounded by the British state for 12 years

24 June 2014
Abu Baker Deghayes and his family have faced persecution for the last 12 years.

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