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8 September 2021
The 2001 al-Qaeda terrorist attacks on US soil prompted George W Bush and Tony Blair to invade and occupy Afghanistan
25 August 2021
Many ordinary working-class people will be horrified by the tragic scenes of Afghans fleeing in desperation at Kabul airport
25 August 2021
A colossal failure of western capitalism: After two decades of military occupation and trillions of dollars spent by western governments, millions of Afghans are now back to where they were in 2001 - under the brutal rule of the Taliban.
25 August 2021
On Sunday 15 August, Taliban militiamen, packed onto their trademark pick-up trucks, drove unopposed into Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, ousting the US-backed government of Ashraf Ghani.
17 August 2021
Afghans' suffering continues under Taliban
On Sunday 15 August, the Taliban reached the capital of Kabul, forcing the US-backed government of Ashraf Ghani from power. Thousands of residents tried desperately to board planes to flee the hard-line Islamic force.
17 April 2019
After seven years of self-imposed exile in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was dragged from his place of asylum and arrested by the Metropolitan police.
25 January 2017
Non-fiction review - Speaking Out: Ed Balls elicits sympathy for his battle against his stammer. His view that anyone who disagrees with him is a communist will probably elicit less sympathy.
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.
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.
9 March 2016
In the EU referendum campaign the issue of migration has been put centre stage by the pro-big business campaigns on both sides of the debate
2 December 2015
For workers' unity against war, terrorism and racism. Ahead of parliament's vote on bombing Syria, deep divisions opened between Jeremy Corbyn and the Blairites.
2 December 2015
A volunteer reports on his time at the Calais refugee camp.
25 November 2015
While Cameron's plan to bombard Isis can weaken it, it cannot remove it completely; and extending Britain's military action from Iraq to Syria will make terrorist attacks on British targets more likely.
30 September 2015
As the horrors facing millions of refugees multiply, the splits between the EU leaders demonstrate their inability to solve the crisis
23 September 2015
European states have closed their borders to prevent desperate people from entering
5 August 2015
Tories have no solutions: Despite weeks of reports about the desperate people encamped at Calais, Cameron still found a way to escalate anti-immigrant bile.
8 July 2015
For the rich there are very few obstacles to migrating to Britain. It is altogether another story for the majority of those currently fleeing war, dictatorship and conflict in the Middle East and Africa.
18 February 2015
Review - Bitter Lake: Why do the mass media and politicians tell "stories" about Western foreign policy which are "increasingly unconvincing and hollow"? To answer this, film-maker Adam Curtis examines the western "narrative" through the "prism of Afghanistan"
14 January 2015
The shocking terrorist attacks in Paris, mainly at the journal Charlie Hebdo and in a Jewish supermarket, were met with mass revulsion and outrage. These atrocities were directed at ordinary working people and do nothing to counter oppression
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