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Is Putin pulling the strings?

Is Putin pulling the strings? Politicians and commentators seem to think anything that goes wrong can be blamed on Russian spybots on Twitter. But the truth is scarier still, warns Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Stop the drive to a new war in Middle East

Stop the drive to a new war in Middle East The prospect of another war hangs over the Middle East—this time in Lebanon.

Trump goads Iran in race to grab Syrian territories

Trump goads Iran in race to grab Syrian territories US president Donald Trump is edging closer to conflict with Iran as the two states jostle for control in Syria.

Western bombs slaughter civilians in Raqqa

Western bombs slaughter civilians in Raqqa The Western-backed offensive to retake the Syrian city of Raqqa from Isis has killed “hundreds of civilians”.

Lebanese socialist activists targeted after call for solidarity with Syrian refugees

Lebanese socialist activists targeted after call for solidarity with Syrian refugees Activists from the Socialist Forum in Lebanon are facing a campaign of threats and intimidation after they called for a protest in solidarity with Syrian refugees.

Did the US use white phosphorus weapons in its attacks on Syria and Iraq?

13 June 2017
US-led forces stand accused of dropping horrific white phosphorus weapons in Mosul in Iraq and Raqqa in Syria.

Massacres made by the West

30 May 2017
Two massacres of civilians, including children, each on a greater scale than the Manchester bombing took place last week—and the West was directly involved in both.

Donald Trump - the war president will crash into reality

18 April 2017
Missiles in Syria, a mega-bomb in Afghanistan, a potential nuclear confrontation in Korea—what happened to the Donald Trump who ran as a critic of US foreign wars?

How the West wrecked Libya

18 April 2017
Libya in North Africa is being torn apart by a grinding civil war stoked by competing imperial powers. The horror there is a painful lesson in why military intervention should be opposed, writes Alistair Farrow

Trump’s missiles pour more fuel on the fire

11 April 2017
US president Donald Trump took advantage of the Syrian regime’s latest atrocity last week to launch a major cruise missile attack on the Shayrat airfield.

What’s behind the US attack on Syria?

11 April 2017
Donald Trump ordered an airstrike on a Syrian airbase last week and already the establishment is praising the president's "leadership" writes Alex Callinicos

Air strike in Syria escalates tensions between the US and Russia

11 April 2017
A major US missile strike against the Russian-backed Syrian regime has brought the world’s biggest superpowers closer to military confrontation.

Western powers cynically use massacre in Syria to further their own interests

04 April 2017
The world’s imperialist powers are arguing about how to turn a massacre in Syria with poison gas to their advantage—and make the lot of Syrians even worse.

The West's war sees record bombing in Iraq and Syria killing hundreds

28 March 2017
Leaders who condemned the attacks in Westminster are sowing terror in Iraq and Syria, writes Dave Sewell

Syria—revolution drowned in blood

07 February 2017
No one should doubt the brutality of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad’s regime.

Hospital bombed and refugees displaced in a bloody and chaotic battle for Mosul

03 January 2017
The US-led assault on Mosul in Iraq is causing increasing numbers of civilian casualties.

Syria—the tragedy of defeated revolution

13 December 2016
Syrian Dictator Bashar al-Assad’s forces have seized the whole of the city of Aleppo. This was no liberation.

The west is no help to Syria

29 November 2016
Forces supporting Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad had taken control of up to a third of east Aleppo at the start of this week. The area has been under siege since 2014 and the situation for people there is dire.

Could our rulers ease Syria’s torment? Only by pulling out and leaving it alone

18 October 2016
The Syrian war is an obscenity, a brutal meat-grinder that consumes mainly the innocent. It goes on only because it is in the interest of rival imperialist powers and their local clients and allies.

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