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17 June 2020
Spike Lee's new film 'Da 5 Bloods', featuring four black American army veterans of the Vietnam War who meet up again in modern-day Ho Chi Minh City, has been released on Netflix just as racism and the class system that ferments it are in the forefront of the minds of millions of people
28 March 2018
50th anniversary of the assassination of MLK jnr in Memphis: This year marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King junior, who was shot and killed on 4 April 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee, while supporting striking sanitation workers, writes April Ashley, Unison national executive council, black members rep (female) (personal capacity).
31 January 2018
Film: The Post: In 1971 US casualties in Vietnam were running at 500 a week, and opposition to the war was reaching boiling point.
24 January 2018
On 30 January 1968 the NLF and the People's Army of Vietnam launched the Tet Offensive against US and allied troops
15 November 2017
TV review: The Vietnam War: The US's role in endless wars in Afghanistan and the Middle East. Rising tensions between the US, Russia and China. Watching Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's monumental ten-part documentary on the Vietnam
5 February 2014
The death of American folk singer Pete Seeger will be keenly felt by those who lived through the social and political convulsions of the 1960s
11 September 2013
The deadly chemical Dioxin was 40 years ago dropped from airplanes by US troops over the countryside of Vietnam
14 January 2013
The SWP today finds its ideological roots in post-1945 British Trotskyism, which split into three main trends...
26 June 2009
AN ITV news reporter in Iraq described the bizarre scene at a press briefing in Baghdad by the US military forces...
16 April 2008
THIS YEAR marks the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, who was assassinated on 4 April 1968 while supporting striking Memphis sanitation workers. Will Soto, from Socialist Alternative in the USA, writes.
1 December 2005
BUSH IS no longer the invincible, '9/11 president'. His appeals for "unity" against the enemy and for the US to "stay the course"...
6 May 2005
30 years since the fall of Saigon: THIRTY YEARS ago, North Vietnamese tanks rolled into the US embassy in Saigon marking a humiliating defeat for US imperialism...
5 February 2005
'THE FIRST free vote for fifty years.' That's how the media described the Iraqi elections. But how can a vote be 'free' when the whole country is under military occupation by foreign imperialist powers? This so-called free vote involved circumventing barbed wire, road blocks, tanks and armed soldiers, and risking death, in many cases to end up voting for anonymous candidates.
22 November 2003
Empire Defeated, the new book by Socialist Party general secretary Peter Taaffe, has been published at a time when many are drawing parallels between the Vietnam War and the war and occupation of Iraq...
1 November 2002
PRESIDENT GEORGE W Bush is still defying widespread international opposition and trying to mobilise support for US imperialism's war with Iraq
12 October 2001
EVEN US President Bush has to admit that his "war against terrorism" could be a long affair. US imperialism lost the last extended war it faced - in Vietnam from 1964 to 1973, writes Roger Shrives.
24 November 2000
TWENTY-FIVE years after American capitalism's ignominious defeat in the Vietnamese war (which cost three million Vietnamese dead and 58,000 US troops killed), US President Bill Clinton has invaded the country - this time with an entourage of 2,000 representatives of big business including Nike, Coc...
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