Reports and Campaigns

spotAbout the Socialist Party




spotElection campaigns



spotSocialist women


spotYouth and Students

All keywords

Anti-war keywords:

Anti-war (162)

Arms (44)

BBC (158)

BBC bias (2)

Chemical weapons (3)

Enrichment (2)

Gaza (125)

Invasion (59)

Nuclear test (1)

Nuclear weapon (4)

Nuclear weapons (43)

Palestine (114)

Petraeus (1)

Sanctions (38)

Stop the War Coalition (23)

Terror (46)

Terrorism (138)

Terrorist (42)

Trident (35)

Troops (122)

War (989)

Reports and campaigns:

Anti-capitalism (1258)

Anti-fascist (563)

Anti-racism (708)

Anti-war (1508)

Asylum (219)

Black and Asian (397)

Children (389)

CNWP (108)

Corporate crime (2)

Disability (202)

Education (3994)

Election campaigns (2483)

Environment (613)

EU (456)

Finance (104)

Food (272)

Health and safety (36)

Health and welfare (317)

Housing (1061)

Human Rights (388)

LGBT Pride (143)

Local government (2211)

Local services (3695)

Low pay (516)

Migration (57)

Nationalisation (150)

New workers party (470)

NHS (1877)

Pensions (710)

Post Office (223)

Poverty (584)

Privatisation (1036)

Public Services (1154)

Socialism (887)

Socialist (45)

Sport (200)

Stop the slaughter of Tamils (95)

Students (1860)

The state (1380)

Transport (559)

TUSC (1004)

Welfare rights (723)

Women (782)

Workplace and TU campaigns (8361)

Youth (1988)

Related websites

Youth Fight For Jobs

Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition

National Shop Stewards Network

Tamil Solidarity

Highlight keywords  |Print this articlePrint this article
From: The Socialist issue 880, 25 November 2015: Back doctors' strikes

Search site for keywords: War - Terrorism - Isis - Tories - Syria - Oil - Middle East - Iraq - Saudi Arabia - State - Saddam Hussein - Terrorist - Military - David Cameron - Occupations - Refugees - Russia

Bombing won't halt Isis terrorism

Stop the Tories' war on Syria

RAF Tornado bomber, photo by Ministry of Defence (Creative Commons)

RAF Tornado bomber, photo by Ministry of Defence (Creative Commons)   (Click to enlarge)

Janet Gibson, Hull Socialist Party

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.

David Cameron is determined to join in with the US, France and Russia in bombing Syria. This won't stop Isis, it won't stop the flood of refugees. Instead, it's intended to boost the UK government's prestige abroad!

Who started the bloody wars, occupations, carnage and destruction in the Middle East anyway? And where the hell is that Chilcot report into the 2003 Iraq War?

The West's 'blood for oil' policy, via the illegal Iraq War, toppled Saddam Hussein's tyranny, but only for the country to be ripped apart with sectarian strife and the emergence of Isis.


Isis and its Islamist rivals in Syria have been funded and armed by the pro-West oil-rich reactionary Gulf states. The anti-democratic House of Saud routinely beheads and stones to death its own people. So why did Tory MP Anna Soubry, defend Saudi Arabia on BBC Question Time? Oil and trade deals maybe?

Bombs don't just kill; they destroy infrastructure, homes and basic utilities that support life. Imagine your home, public transport, roads, water and electricity suddenly gone. And when you flee to preserve family life imagine hearing Cameron declare your family to be just part of 'the swarm'?

In the aftermath of the Paris terrorist attacks what did Cameron do? He awarded himself 10 million to kit out an RAF jet to protect himself from Isis first!

Amid swingeing austerity cuts Cameron announced 178 billion worth of military and security expenditure over the next decade. He will not be left behind in the 'blood for oil and prestige' battle. He wants drones, rapid response units and Typhoon jets.

Cameron says "the [capitalist] world is a more dangerous place than five years ago!" He isn't wrong. It's a more dangerous world precisely because Western and Russian governments pursue 'regime change' policies in the Middle East and beyond - to install 'puppet regimes'.

In the meantime arms dealers and super-rich investors amass private profits from the wars and conflicts around the world.

We need a very loud united global movement of socialists, trade unionists, workers, youth, and pensioners to oust all the corrupt rotten governments who chase profits through war and austerity.

"No to war and austerity" should be a worldwide rallying call to fight for publicly owned economies run and controlled by workers and the public, instead of leaving state power in the hands of a war-mongering elite.


Don't bomb Syria!

Saturday 28 November

12-2pm Downing Street,

London SW1

and across the UK

Join the Socialist Party
Subscribe to Socialist Party publications
Donate to the Socialist Party
Socialist Party Facebook page
Socialist Party on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube



Phone our national office on 020 8988 8777


Locate your nearest Socialist Party branch Text your name and postcode to 07761 818 206

Regional Socialist Party organisers:

Eastern: 0798 202 1969

East Mids: 0773 797 8057

London: 020 8988 8786

North East: 0191 421 6230

North West 07769 611 320

South East: 020 8988 8777

South West: 07759 796 478

Southern: 07833 681910

Wales: 07935 391 947

West Mids: 02476 555 620

Yorkshire: 0114 264 6551



Alphabetical listing

February 2018

January 2018