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25 October 2017

Kurdish referendum declared illegal

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

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11 October 2017

Shocking insight into Isis

TV drama: The State: The brutal finale of the Channel 4 drama about Isis, 'The State', came as no surprise

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3 May 2017

Trump's policies hit a wall

Donald Trump's first 100 days in the White House have been characterised by political defeats, administrative chaos and incompetence

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19 April 2017

The Socialist inbox

Do you have something to say? Letters to the Socialist's editors. Poverty is pricey; term-time trips; Blairites' Syria scandal.

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12 April 2017

Attacks ratchet-up Syrian conflict and fuel tensions between powers

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.

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5 April 2017

Turkey: Erdogan seeks sweeping dictatorial powers in referendum

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.

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8 March 2017

Historic demonstration in Barcelona in support of refugees

On 18 February, Barcelona held the biggest demonstration in Europe in support of refugees under the slogan "Volem acollir" (we want to welcome them).

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15 February 2017

Save child refugees, fight the cuts

There was widespread disgust after a written statement from the Home Office announced it was to end a vital rehoming scheme for refugee children

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8 February 2017

Syria: Is an end to the war in sight?

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.

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19 October 2016

Syria: horror deepens in Aleppo

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.

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31 August 2016

France: Burkini ban fuels division

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.

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31 August 2016

Smith v refugees

Owen Smith, the right-wing Labour leadership contender, falsely claimed refugees are overcrowding his local schools.

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8 July 2016

Chilcot Iraq report: More piles of evidence against the blood-soaked war for oil

The 2.6 million-word Chilcot report in essence acknowledges that the devastating war on Iraq and occupation was completely unjustifiable

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6 July 2016

Turkey: Deadly terrorist attack at Istanbul airport

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.

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29 June 2016

Theatre review: Bread & Roses

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.

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13 April 2016

Solidarity with refugees: fight for jobs, homes and services for all

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.

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23 March 2016

Socialist Party national congress 2016

A serious, thoughtful, optimistic and lively national congress of the Socialist Party took place on 19-21 March.

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23 March 2016

Brussels attacks: don't let the terrorists and racists divide us

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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9 March 2016

Refugee crisis: cruel capitalist regimes responsible

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

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2 March 2016

Stop the war on the Kurds!

A horror is being perpetrated on Kurdish people in south east Turkey. Since summer 2015, the Turkish government has declared curfews in seven provinces, enforced by tanks and heavy artillery. There have been hundreds of deaths and arrests, and a massacre in the town of Cizre.

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