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Islamophobia is behind these attacks on student rights

16 February 2010
Muslims at universities are being attacked as the government and media ramp up rhetoric that they are "hotbeds of extremism".

No justice

09 February 2010
Manufacturers of weapons of mass destruction can pay their way out of the courts. Young people protesting against war crimes are subject to harsh jail terms.

New targets for Islamophobic 'witch-hunt'

19 January 2010
Postgraduate teacher Reza Pankhurst has become the latest victim of Islamophobia.

Shifts in the ‘war on terror’ that bring more death

12 January 2010
A number of significant shifts have taken place in the "war on terror" since Christmas. US rhetoric against Yemen has been cranked up since the failed Detroit plane bomber claimed to have been trained in the country.

Yemen is latest target in US war

05 January 2010
Yemen has become the latest "rogue state" to be targeted in the US-led "war on terror".

How Western imperialism has shaped this war-torn country

05 January 2010
Yemen has been ripped apart by decades of war waged by British colonialism, US imperialism and the Western powers’ proxy forces in the region.

Policeman who assaulted Babar Ahmad acquitted of racially aggravated assault

03 November 2009
Babar Ahmad is a south London IT worker who has been in jail for five years. The Metropolitan Police admitted to beating him up in December 2003 and paid him £60,000 in compensation.

London protesters face jail for standing up for Gaza

03 November 2009
Mass arrests of protesters on a scale not seen since the Poll Tax Riot of 1990 have been used against people demonstrating in London for Palestinian rights.

Thousands surge against the war

27 October 2009
"Money for jobs and education, not for war and occupation!"

‘Preventing Violent Extremism’: A dangerous precedent

27 October 2009
The Observer newspaper presented the findings of a major survey into race in Britain in November 2001. One question asked which ethnic community had had the most positive influence on British society. Some 52 percent of respondents replied Asian.

War intensifies in Somalia

22 September 2009
A US airstrike on a suspected Al Qaida leader, Saleh Nabhan, in Somalia has triggered a new round of fighting in the east African state.

Omar Deghayes: Victim of Guantanamo faces racism

22 September 2009
The family of Omar Deghayes, a former detainee in Guantanamo Bay, have endured a series of racist attacks in their hometown of Saltdean, near Brighton.

Lockerbie facts are revealed

22 September 2009
Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, the man wrongly convicted of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing, has published documents on the internet to prove his innocence.

Torture report reveals US abuses

25 August 2009
CIA agents carried out mock executions and threatened a prisoner with a gun and a power drill as part of the "war on terror".

Wife of soldier who refuses to fight speaks out

18 August 2009
Clare Glenton’s husband, Joe, is a British soldier who has refused to return to fight in Afghanistan and is being charged with desertion. Clare spoke to Socialist Worker:

Solider's mum: 'Gordon Brown has blood on his hands'

18 August 2009
Danni Hamilton’s son is in the British army. He has now been given battle orders to go to Afghanistan. She spoke to Socialist Worker about why the troops should be brought home:

Stop the war activists prepare for new demo

18 August 2009
There is a growing sense that the war in Afghanistan is heading for even greater disaster and cannot be won.

Sorrow and anger in Wootton Basset as dead soldiers return

18 August 2009
People lined the streets of Wootton Bassett in Wiltshire on Tuesday to show their respects for the British soldiers recently killed in Afghanistan.

Pakistan is caught in logic of the US’s war

28 April 2009
Events in Pakistan last week offered a stark reminder of why the "war on terror" will not go away.

Obama and the CIA ‘mistakes’

21 April 2009
On a visit to CIA headquarters, President Barack Obama stated it was time to admit "mistakes" and "move forward" – by promising CIA agents would not face legal action over their involvement in torture and adding "you should be proud to be members of the CIA".

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