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12 October 2016

Shimon Peres - a wolf in sheep's clothing

Most mainstream media obituaries described Shimon Peres, the recently deceased former president of Israel, as a 'peacemaker statesman' who constrained the settlerist, nationalist policy of prime minister Netanyahu's rule. In reality, Peres was a wolf in sheep's clothing.

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2 September 2015

International news in brief

Short stories on workers' struggles around the world.

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15 January 2014

Ariel Sharon: a brutal architect of monstrous crimes

The butcher of Sabra and Shatila has died. Ariel Sharon, once known as the "Father of Israeli settlements", died after eight years in a semi-coma, following a stroke while still prime minister in January 2006

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1 June 2010

Peace activists murdered by reactionary Israeli army

Build a mass movement to break the sanctions on Gaza! Leaflet issued in Lebanon

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29 December 2008

Gaza - end the bloodshed!

While details differ since this Socialist Party editorial of 12 March 2008 was written - the situation today is even worse - it applies in essentials.

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4 June 2008

Lebanon - civil war or rule by sectarian landlords

AFTER THE last two weeks of street conflict between pro-government and opposition armed militias, workers in Lebanon are now facing two 'choices': either a sectarian civil war or 'civil peace' with a ruling 'coalition', writes Tamir Mahdi, Beirut.

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21 May 2008

Lebanon: Hezbollah routs pro-US Siniora government forces

LEBANON HAS been wracked by a week of armed clashes between supporters of the Western backed Fouad Siniora government and the Hezbollah-led opposition...

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14 May 2008

60 year anniversary of Israel: Can there be a resolution of the Palestinian/Israeli conflict?

Since the Israeli state was founded 60 years ago, many Jewish people around the world have moved there on the promise of prosperity and security, writes Judy Beishon.

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29 January 2008

Jail break from Gaza

Hundreds of thousands of Palestinian Gazans streamed across the bulldozed Gaza-Egypt border during just a few days, desperate to buy basic goods that are no longer available in Gaza...

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5 July 2007

Why the United Nations fails the test of internationalism

DESPITE THE failure of the United Nations (UN) since its inception to prevent and resolve wars and conflicts, and its inability to eradicate crushing poverty and prevent climate change on a world scale, many (including those ...

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21 June 2007

Palestinian infighting blows apart 'national unity' government

AFTER BLOODY clashes with Fatah militias linked to Palestinian President Abbas, the Islamic organisation Hamas took control of the Gaza strip on Thursday 13 June....

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31 May 2007

Protesters cleared

TWO ANTI-WAR protestors, who broke into RAF Fairford just before the bombing of Iraq in March 2003, have been cleared of all charges...

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26 March 2007

Will Bush bomb Iran?

Iran: Alarm bells have been ringing, left and right. John Pilger, the radical journalist, wrote an article, Iran: The War Begins (New Statesman, 3 February),...

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29 November 2006

Gemayel killing fuels political tensions

Lebanon: UNIDENTIFIED GUNMEN assassinated Pierre Gemayel, Lebanon's industry minister and leader of the reactionary right-wing Kataeb (Phalange) party on 22 November...

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21 September 2006

Is a lasting peace possible in Lebanon?

LASTING ONLY one month, the war in Lebanon between Israel and Hezbollah left 1,400 dead and 5,500 injured.

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7 September 2006

Lebanon: Can the UN bring peace?

AFTER MUCH wrangling, a United Nations (UN) force has been assembled to act as a 'buffer' in the 20-mile corridor between the Israel-Lebanon border and the Litani River. Most people will probably breathe a sigh of relief, writes Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary

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7 September 2006

The politics of aid

A RECENT international donors' conference in Sweden pledged $940 million to help reconstruct Lebanon's shattered infrastructure. The total cost to Lebanon's economy probably runs into billions of dollars...

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ISR on demonstration against Israel's war on Lebanon

ISR on demonstration against Israel's war on Lebanon

24 August 2006

Unite against war, terror and racism

THE ISRAELI ceasefire was met with great relief in Lebanon. During 34 days of intensive shelling, over 9,500 Lebanese 'targets' had been hit by the Israeli army and navy, writes Jenny Brooks.

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10 August 2006

Israel out of Lebanon now!

Demonstration in London against Israeli bombings
AS ISRAELI missiles continued to bombard Lebanon, an immediate ceasefire was demanded by an emergency demonstration of 100,000 people in London on 5 August, writes Jenny Brooks.

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10 August 2006

Iraq - a country splitting along sectarian lines

FOR GEORGE Bush and Tony Blair, the architects of 'regime change' in Iraq, their swift victory over Saddam Hussein in 2003 must seem like another era as the country descends into sectarian conflict and chaos...

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