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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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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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6 July 2016

After Chilcot: put Blair in the dock

After seven and a half years, and costing millions of pounds, the Chilcot inquiry into the Blair government's pre-invasion, invasion and occupation of Iraq is due to be published as the Socialist goes to press.

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10 June 2016

Abolish child labour! End the persecution of campaigners in Iran

The United Nations' International Labour Organisation has declared 12 June as World Day Against Child Labour

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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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13 January 2016

Saudi Arabia mass executions

Tories back despots: The recent execution of 47 prisoners by Saudi Arabia's rulers has been widely condemned as barbaric.

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25 November 2015

Bombing Syria won't stop Isis

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.

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Tens of thousands demonstrated in London against the government\'s plan to escalate attacks on Syria, photo by Paul Mattsson

14 October 2015

Syria: Western governments' interventionist strategy in tatters

After four and a half long, bloody years of civil war in Syria - with over a quarter of a million dead and eleven million displaced - there is still no end in sight

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5 August 2015

Hiroshima - 70 years on

Can a future nuclear conflict be avoided?: Seventy years ago, on 6 August 1945, a single bomb dropped by a US bomber on the Japanese city of Hiroshima killed between 90,000 and 166,000 men, women and children.

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13 May 2015

Iran: free all political prisoners

On 1 May the Campaign to Free Political Prisoners in Iran (CFPPI) and the Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers organised a picket of the Iranian embassy to highlight the plights of labour activists and political prisoners

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21 April 2015

May Day support for jailed labour activists in Iran

Shiva Mahbobi reports on the plight of labour activists in Iran

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15 April 2015

Yemen: Brutal onslaught on country's poor

Over 500 people in Yemen were killed and terrible devastation, injuries, trauma and displacement inflicted in the first two weeks of Saudi Arabia led air strikes

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27 November 2013

Iran nuclear deal reflects changed world relations

The interim nuclear deal between Iran, the US, and other world powers has grabbed the world's attention

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18 September 2013

Oppositionists condemn murderous Iran regime

In the 25 years since the revolution against the Shah thousands of political prisoners have been massacred by the Islamic Republic of Iran

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12 June 2013

Syria threatens sectarian middle east war

Urgent need for independent working class socialist organisations: The capturing of the strategically important city of Qusair by pro-government forces, including Hezbollah and Iraqi Shias, marks a new stage in the bloody quagmire of Syria and is likely to have wide ramifications, writes Peter Taaffe

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13 June 2012

International day of support for political prisoners in Iran

On 20 June protests will be held across the world to demand an end to the imprisonment, torture and execution of innocent trade unionists, students and youth in Iran, writes Paul Gerrard.

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29 February 2012

Iran: Tensions with the US and its allies are ratcheted-up

Workers and poor must rely on their own strength to resist: War clouds are gathering, once again, over the Middle East. Heightening tensions over the last months between the US and its allies and Iran have seen covert assassinations of Iranian nuclear scientists,...

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Iran revolution 2009

Iran revolution 2009

23 June 2009

Where now for the Iranian revolution?

THIRTY YEARS after the 1979 revolution, Iran has again erupted in revolutionary convulsions. Millions have taken to the streets to protest against the undoubted rigging of the presidential election, in...

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One million protest in Iran

One million protest in Iran

17 June 2009

Iran - mass protests erupt

Mass demonstrations have erupted in Iran in protest at the apparent rigging of the presidential elections by the Mahmoud Ahmadinejad regime.

According to reports over one million people have demonstrated in the capital Tehran and over a dozen have been killed in clashes with the police and hated Basij militia. writes Tony Saunois, CWI.

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