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17 May 2017
Israel/Palestine: The Strike of Freedom and Honour is the name given to an indefinite mass hunger strike of hundreds of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, which started on Palestinian Prisoner Day, 17 April.
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
Letters to the Socialist's editors including the Copeland byelection, benefits, India and pensions.
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.
11 January 2017
Fiction review: A Very British Ending: Rarely does a political spy novel contain so much historical fact, written in such a gripping manner as Edward Wilson's 'A Very British Ending'.
11 January 2017
Discussion at Socialism conference in Tel Aviv: Just before Christmas the United Nations security council symbolically voted 14-0 declaring Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank as illegal. A week earlier, Socialist Struggle Movement - the Israel/Palestine section of the Committee for a Workers' International (CWI) - hosted its annual Socialism conference in Tel Aviv.
16 November 2016
Letters to the Socialist's editors including the real cost of NHS cuts, one member one vote, reformism and Tory hypocrisy.
21 September 2016
There was nothing for the Libyan people to celebrate in the damning report by a Commons parliamentary committee into the British government's role in the West's contribution to overthrowing the brutal Gaddafi regime in 2011. This was an intervention which helped lead to the almost complete collapse of the country.
24 August 2016
The Tories have handed the contract for the government's Equality Advisory and Support Service discrimination helpline to notorious privatisers G4S.
11 August 2016
Trotskyism has been in the news since Tom Watson, deputy leader of the Labour Party, accused some new members of the Labour Party of being supporters of Trotsky.
27 July 2016
The recent failed military coup d'état in Turkey has been followed by a massive purge of the state machinery and assault on democratic rights by right-wing president Recep Erdoğan. By arresting thousands of people, sacking thousands of state employees, imposing a three month 'state of emergency' and mobilising his AKP members, Erdoğan is ruthlessly accelerating his drive towards an authoritarian regime. Workers' and left organisations must mobilise to resist these draconian moves and fight for democratic rights.
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.
6 July 2016
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.
20 April 2016
For many working class people in Ireland this rising against British rule is regarded as a key defining event in Irish history
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.
13 January 2016
Book review - Victor: An Unfinished Song: Before he died, in captivity, already injured, Victor Jara wrote a last poem, his unfinished song. When the workers of Chile and the world put an end to poverty, hunger and inequality, they will finish that song.
9 December 2015
Do you have something to say? Send your news, views and criticism in not more than 150 words to the Socialist Postbox. Bushtucker and class, Hilary Benn's pro-war speech.
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.
25 November 2015
Bombing won't halt Isis terrorism: The Tory government is beating ever louder its war drums, while the mass media churns out pro-war propaganda and presses Labour to follow suit.
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