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US and Russia to pause for Eid—then start bombing rebel groups in Syria again

13 September 2016
Top US and Russian officials have announced a new ceasefire deal in Syria.

Turkish and Syrian socialists issue joint statement against intervention

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.

International news round-up

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.

Bomb slaughters Kurds as the Turkish state clamps down

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

Syria Speaks is an art book so subversive it can get you arrested

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.

The siege in Syria is broken but bombs still pound Aleppo

09 August 2016
Syrian opposition forces in Aleppo were fighting to recapture the north western city as Socialist Worker went to press.

Don’t miss chance to see Barry Lyndon in cinemas

02 August 2016
Stanley Kubrick’s film Barry Lyndon is often described as an underrated classic. 

Airstrikes have killed hundreds of Syrians

26 July 2016
Western bombs killed hundreds of Syrian civilians last week—and looming major offensives could see many more deaths.

Syrian refugees speak out - 'We are continuing the tradition of the Syrian revolution'

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

Turkish turnaround can’t last forever

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.

Cast Away - Refugees tell stories that shame Fortress Europe

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

Syria: Aleppo under fire as big powers jockey for position

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. 

Fresh war threat in Iraq

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.

Syrian refugees in Greece speak out - 'We've decided to live like humans'

12 April 2016
Refugees are resisting deportations and state repression in Greece

Anti-fascists plan protest in Greece as Nazi Golden Dawn mobilises against refugees

08 April 2016
Anti-fascists plan to gather in the Greek port of Piraeus tonight, Friday, as the Nazi Golden Dawn prepares to march against refugees.

Syria: revolt can bring hope

15 March 2016
From the US to Russia, the world’s imperialist powers are carving up Syria at the Vienna “peace conference”.

Revolt and war in Syria five years on

08 March 2016
Five years ago Syrians rose up against the regime. Socialist Worker explains how the revolution’s defeat led to horror, and Razan Ghazzawi looks back at its hopeful beginnings

Syrians take to the streets in their thousands under a fragile ceasefire

07 March 2016
Thousands of Syrians took to the streets across the country in lively demonstrations of Friday of last week. The protests were reminiscent of the popular movement that started the revolution five years ago.

Imperial carve-up threatens more war for Syrians

16 February 2016
The agony of Syria’s people has not been ended by the deal for a partial ceasefire agreed last week by the major imperialist powers. It was falling apart even before it was implemented.

Syrian refugees stuck at Turkish and EU borders

09 February 2016
Tens of thousands of people are fleeing Syria’s second city Aleppo to gather at refugee camps around the Oncupinar gate on the border with Turkey.

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