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17 January 2018
Even if we ignore the "collateral damage," British imperialism's role in Iraq can hardly be considered positive
10 January 2018
Sudden large scale nationwide protests have shaken Iran. Sections of the population have shown utter defiance of the regime. Young people in particular, facing unemployment estimated at between 25% and 40%, have been to the fore.
25 October 2017
For a united socialist struggle for self-determination: In just a few weeks the situation for Kurdish people in Iraqi Kurdistan has gone from euphoria to anger and fear
11 October 2017
TV drama: The State: The brutal finale of the Channel 4 drama about Isis, 'The State', came as no surprise
3 May 2017
Donald Trump's first 100 days in the White House have been characterised by political defeats, administrative chaos and incompetence
19 April 2017
Do you have something to say? Letters to the Socialist's editors. Poverty is pricey; term-time trips; Blairites' Syria scandal.
12 April 2017
Trump orders missile strikes against Shayrat air base: US president Donald Trump's decision to launch missile attacks against the Shayrat air base in Syria ratcheted up the long running conflict there and dangerously fuelled tensions between the US and Russia and Iran.
5 April 2017
If the 16 April constitutional referendum called by the Justice and Development Party (AKP) government results in a 'No' vote, it would constitute the beginning of the end of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's corrupt and polarising regime, which is based upon repression, chaos and fear.
8 March 2017
On 18 February, Barcelona held the biggest demonstration in Europe in support of refugees under the slogan "Volem acollir" (we want to welcome them).
15 February 2017
There was widespread disgust after a written statement from the Home Office announced it was to end a vital rehoming scheme for refugee children
8 February 2017
The military victory in Aleppo by Assad's regime and its foreign backers was a turning point in the war in Syria. It has put the Syrian government once more in formal control of the country's main urban centres. Serge Jordan of the Committee for a Workers' International (CWI) examines if this is the prelude to a broader peace settlement that could end the horrors inflicted on the Syrian people.
19 October 2016
No solution on basis of imperialism and capitalism: Having promoted a bloody sectarian war in their efforts to dislodge the Russian and Iranian-backed Syrian regime of President Assad, the Western powers are hypercritically bemoaning the plight of Syrian civilians caught in the deadly crossfire.
31 August 2016
International outrage has resulted from the decision of over 20 town mayors in the south of France to ban from beaches the wearing of 'burkini' swimsuits, on the grounds of 'inciting terrorism' and 'threatening public safety'. Despite a court decree rejecting the ban as unconstitutional, the mayors say they will ignore the ruling. Judy Beishon reports on how the issue has become the focus of an ugly backlash to the recent terrorist attacks in France.
31 August 2016
Owen Smith, the right-wing Labour leadership contender, falsely claimed refugees are overcrowding his local schools.
8 July 2016
The 2.6 million-word Chilcot report in essence acknowledges that the devastating war on Iraq and occupation was completely unjustifiable
6 July 2016
A terrorist attack, presumed to have been carried out by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (Isis), killed at least 43 people and injured 239 others at the Istanbul Atatürk airport on 28 June.
29 June 2016
Heavyweight commentary plus satire: If you're looking for a comedy that's whimsical and light-hearted, then maybe going to see the Nottingham-based 'Bread & Roses' theatre collective isn't for you.
13 April 2016
The latest stage of the refugee crisis has seen the EU strike a dangerous deal with the Turkish state to try to reduce the number of refugees reaching Europe.
23 March 2016
A serious, thoughtful, optimistic and lively national congress of the Socialist Party took place on 19-21 March.
23 March 2016
The victims, once again, are ordinary people. The workers’ movement needs a collective response to resist terrorism, racism, and government attempts to restrict strikes, demonstrations and political opposition.
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