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Syria


Obscene system lies behind war and refugee crisis

15 December 2015
The plight of refugees exposes all that is rotten about capitalism.

Syrian dictator starves out key city

15 December 2015
The regime of dictator Bashar al-Assad gained control of the last rebel-held area of the city of Homs on Wednesday of last week

We’re right to build the anti-war movement, despite right’s attack

15 December 2015
The Stop the War Coalition faced an unprecedented onslaught from politicians and parts of the press over the past week.

Stop the War takes to streets against Tory war in Syria

12 December 2015
 Up to 5,000 people marched through central London in protest at Britain bombing Syria today, Saturday.

Tories look to escalate a war on Syria that's already killing civilians

08 December 2015
Tory defence secretary Michael Fallon has warned that the war in Syria was “not going to be short or simple”.

Wave of protests brings anti-war mood onto the streets in anger

08 December 2015
Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets against Britain joining another war in the Middle East.

Rival powers struggle for influence in Syria

08 December 2015
For regional and global powers, the war on Isis has become the justification for military intervention in Syria. Yet Isis emerged in the shadow of the US occupation of Iraq.

Bomber Benn gets an earful from protesters in Leeds

08 December 2015
Angry anti-war protesters challenged shadow foreign secretary Hilary Benn for voting for war outside his surgery in Leeds last Saturday.

Migrants' winter misery caused by Tory policies as EU ministers move to close borders

08 December 2015
At the same time as bombing Syria, the government is making it harder for Syrians to escape.

Don’t get tangled up in imperial rivalries

08 December 2015
Alex Callinicos argues that socialists and anti-imperialists have to build the broadest and biggest anti-war movement possible. But this task faces new complications

Syria—who lit the fire?

08 December 2015
What is Isis and where did it come from?

Protesters vow to fight on as Tories begin bombing Syria

03 December 2015
Around 3,000 protesters took the streets outside parliament as MPs inside voted for war. The first airstrike was launched just a few hours later.

Thousands protest in London against Tory plan to bomb Syria

01 December 2015
Ex nurse Leanne Walters was there with her children. She told Socialist Worker, “What they want to do is inhuman. I don’t think Syrian children are worth any less than my own children. It’s important that we all came out tonight.”

Imperialist rulers are out to battle each other, not Isis

01 December 2015
The world’s imperialist powers are rounding on Syria. They claim they’re “fighting terrorism” or “helping” ordinary Syrians.

Thousands take to the streets for emergency protests

01 December 2015
Around 5,000 people joined an emergency protest outside Downing Street last Saturday against Britain joining the bombing of Syria. The protest had been called with just a few days’ notice.

It's up to us to stop Cameron's bombing plan in Syria

01 December 2015
Politicians meet in committee rooms and sit on the green benches making decisions that can mean life or death.

What is really behind the Syrian conflict?

01 December 2015
Bashar al-Assad has been president of Syria since 2000. His father Hafez al-Assad ruled from 1970 to 2000.

Lies from the top as the Tories push for war on Syria

01 December 2015
Cameron put his case for bombing Syria in parliament on Thursday of last week. He claimed military intervention is the only way to keep Britain safe from a terrorist attack by Islamist group Isis.

Jeremy Corbyn is in retreat as the Labour right goes to war

01 December 2015
Letting MPs follow their ‘conscience’ needlessly hands the warmongers a victory at the expense of Syria—and of Jeremy Corbyn, writes Nick Clark

Blairites back war in Syria to take aim at Jeremy Corbyn

01 December 2015
The drama over whether Britain should join the bombing campaign in Syria irresistibly recalls the feverish climate in February and March 2003, in the lead-up to the Anglo-American assault on Iraq.

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