18 October 2016
The United States and Russia backed brutal assaults on major cities this week. Both are designed to boost their control in a strategically and economically crucial part of the world—regardless of the cost in civilian lives.
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.
04 October 2016
Hundreds of people have been killed and whole residential districts destroyed in Aleppo, Syria, in the last two weeks.
27 September 2016
The US, Britain and Russia squabbled at the United Nations on Monday about who was to blame for the latest atrocities in Syria.
27 September 2016
Hundreds of migrants drowned off the coast of Egypt yesterday, Wednesday. It was the bitter fruit of European Union (EU) naval operation in Libya that includes British ships.
20 September 2016
The shaky ceasefire in Syria has collapsed after just a week. British forces played their role in continuing the suffering of people in Syria.
13 September 2016
Top US and Russian officials have announced a new ceasefire deal in Syria.
31 August 2016
Revolutionaries demand that Turkey immediately cease military operations in Syria, stop its enmity against the Kurds, and open its borders to refugees.
30 August 2016
Turkish tanks, backed by US air strikes, swept into northern Syria last weekend and attacked Kurdish YPG forces. Meanwhile in India tens of millions of workers were due to hold a nationwide general strike on Friday of this week.
23 August 2016
Kurdish people in Turkey are under assault by Isis and the Turkish state in the aftermath of the failed coup, argues Charlie Kimber
16 August 2016
Reading about art and culture from the frontline of Syria’s revolution was enough to get Faizah Shaheen, a Muslim woman from Leeds, held under the Terrorism Act last month.
09 August 2016
Syrian opposition forces in Aleppo were fighting to recapture the north western city as Socialist Worker went to press.
02 August 2016
Stanley Kubrick’s film Barry Lyndon is often described as an underrated classic.
26 July 2016
Western bombs killed hundreds of Syrian civilians last week—and looming major offensives could see many more deaths.
31 May 2016
Syrian refugees face repression and danger but they are fighting back. Two refugees told Socialist Worker that facing up to the counter-revolution in Syria showed them how to resist
17 May 2016
I’ve been in Istanbul participating in the Marxism 2016 festival organised by the Revolutionary Socialist Workers Party (DSIP). Turkey's politics has undergone an astonishing reversal over the past year.
10 May 2016
Five refugees shared their stories with journalist Charlotte McDonald-Gibson for a new book to help challenge the brutal border policies of Fortress Europe. She spoke to Socialist Worker
02 May 2016
Dozens of civilians have been killed and hundreds more injured by regime airstrikes on Aleppo in the past ten days. Dictator Bashar al-Assad’s exploding barrels signalled the end of the partial, and fragile, ceasefire that came into effect in March.
19 April 2016
The US is ramping up its military presence in Iraq as it prepares for an assault on the Isis-held northern city of Mosul.
12 April 2016
Refugees are resisting deportations and state repression in Greece