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14 March 2018

15 years since the invasion of Iraq: what we said

Here we reproduce word-for-word the editorial from the issue of the Socialist printed on 28 March 2003, the issue of our weekly paper that came out directly after US and UK troops were sent into Iraq

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7 March 2018

Syria: No ceasefire for 'hell on earth' eastern Goutha

Eastern Goutha, outside Damascus, is "hell on earth", according to United Nations (UN) chief Antonio Guterres.

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31 January 2018

Capitalists fear for their system at Davos

Representatives of the world's ruling class again gathered for the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum at the Davos mountain resort in Switzerland.

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24 January 2018

Punishment of Tamimi family awakens wave of international solidarity

Israel/Palestine: Sixteen-year-old Ahed Tamimi and her 21-year-old cousin, Nur Tamimi, were arrested during a military raid on their house in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh on the night of 19 December.

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10 January 2018

Movement challenges Iranian regime

Sudden large scale nationwide protests have shaken Iran. Sections of the population have shown utter defiance of the regime. Young people in particular, facing unemployment estimated at between 25% and 40%, have been to the fore.

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13 December 2017

A world in crisis, ripe for revolution

Committee for a Workers' International document: The world crisis of capitalism - despite the surface impression of 'recovery' - has only got worse since the meeting of last year's IEC.

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8 November 2017

Thousands march in London for Palestine

This year marks a century since imperialism's 'Balfour Declaration', 50 years since Israel's 1967 war on Palestine, and the tenth year of the blockade of Gaza

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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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23 May 2017

Manchester bombing: Unite against terror, war and racism

Young people out enjoying themselves were instead faced with one of the worst kinds of horror imaginable when a bomb was exploded in the foyer of the 21,000-capacity Manchester Arena

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12 April 2017

Livingstone, Labour and anti-Semitism

The continuing battle over Ken Livingstone's Labour Party membership has shown how the issue of anti-Semitism has become an important part of the party's internal struggle.

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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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15 March 2017

Fight racism and austerity

Trump's vile racist ban on people travelling to the US from six Muslim-majority countries and his ban on refugees has been met with a mighty movement of opposition from US workers and young people.

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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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11 January 2017

Blair's multimillion plans to fight 'populism'

Fight anti-worker Blairite politics!: Tony Blair is to inject 9.3 million into a new not-for-profit foundation, the 'Tony Blair Initiative' (TBI). It will endeavour to counter "the new populism" and make "globalisation work for all."

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16 November 2016

Trump victory: Failure of the Democrat establishment

Working people, minorities and women must fight back: Following Donald Trump's presidential victory we publish an analysis by Socialist Alternative (SA), our co-thinkers in the US, written by Philip Locker and Tom Crean.

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10 November 2016

USA: We need mass resistance to Trump and a new party of the 99%

Trump will bring chaos and provocations which will impel millions into defensive actions. Only socialist policies can ensure their victory.

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19 October 2016

Suez 1956: the decline of British imperialism and rise of the colonial revolution

Sixty years ago Egyptian president Colonel Nasser's proclamation of the nationalisation of the Suez Canal was an electrifying rallying call for the country's working class and poor and throughout the Middle East

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28 September 2016

Theresa May attacks migrants and refugees

Theresa May's speech at the United Nations, trying to blame destitute migrants for eroding support for refugees, is part of a cynical attack on the right to asylum.

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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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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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