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Media and politicians ramp up racism after killings

17 November 2015
In the first hours after the attack, journalists and politicians took to Twitter to blame Muslims and demand they disassociate themselves from the violence

Moazzam Begg says, resist ‘the state of fear’

17 November 2015
Moazzam Begg was a detainee in Guantanamo Bay. He spoke to Socialist Worker about the aftermath of the Paris attacks

Rulers use Paris attack to silence opposition

17 November 2015
A series of shootings and suicide bombings killed at least 129 people in the French capital Paris on Friday of last week.

Our job is to defeat imperialism, not Isis

17 November 2015
Positively the stupidest thing said about the Paris attacks came from the French president, Francois Hollande, when he denounced them as an “act of war”. Of course they were, but this war didn’t start on Friday of last week.

After the Paris attacks: No to racism—no to war

17 November 2015
The world was horrified by shootings and suicide bombings that killed at least 129 people in Paris on Friday of last week.

More spies won’t stop terrorism

17 November 2015
Whenever there is a terrorist attack the intelligence services use it to demand more resources and powers.

Repression and war make us all less safe

17 November 2015
The shock of the terrible deaths in Paris has led to an outpouring of international solidarity from ordinary people.

French activists respond to Paris attacks

14 November 2015
A series of shootings and suicide bombings saw at least 128 people killed in six sites around the French capital Paris last night, Friday. Activists in the New Anticapitalist Party (NPA) in Paris spoke to Socialist Worker on Saturday morning.

Beaten at length, eyes gouged, fingers bent—torture and the war on terror

03 November 2015
A conveniently leaked 15-page US military intelligence report described Shaker Aamer as a “close associate of” Osama bin Laden with a history of “jihadist combat”.

The war on terror left a lasting sinister legacy

03 November 2015
The “war on terror” was always a lie. The West had to find an enemy to help it win support for its imperialist project.

Letters

03 November 2015
Last week the Guardian newspaper published a statement signed by 343 British academics pledging not to cooperate with Israeli academic institutions. By Friday this list had risen to over 500.

Flames of revolt in France—ten years after the riots

03 November 2015
What triggered the revolts, and what was the court’s verdict on these events?

'Thank you for standing up for justice', Shaker Aamer tells campaigners

31 October 2015
Shaker Aamer has thanked all those who have campaigned for his release when he arrived home after his release from the US prison camp Guantanamo Bay.

Student round-up

27 October 2015
The final meetings in the Students not Suspects tour were held at Manchester and Strathclyde universities last week.

Witch hunt of Muslims is poisoning society

20 October 2015
The new “Counter Extremism Strategy” from David Cameron and Theresa May breaks new ground in the drive to portray Muslims as the enemy. 

Leaks show US planned deadly raid on Afghan hospital

20 October 2015
Charity accuses US of ‘premeditated massacre’ after it bombed a hospital in Afghanistan, writes Judith Orr

Exclusive—‘Who will protect us from the police?’ ask Yemeni family

13 October 2015
A Yemeni Muslim family in Birmingham have told Socialist Worker they were harassed by police who then tried to recruit their son as an informant.

French councils push pork in schools

06 October 2015
Chalon-sur-Saone council in southern France voted last week to ban schools from providing alternative meals for children who don’t eat pork. Anti-racists protested outside.

Shaker Aamer still fears for his life from more US torture

06 October 2015
Shaker Aamer, the last British resident held in the US prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, still faces brutal treatment even though he is up for release.

Nine year olds face ‘racial profiling in British schools’ because of Prevent

29 September 2015
Primary school children face increasing racial profiling, according to a new report. 

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