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8 September 2021

Libya - ten years after Gaddafi's overthrow

While the US, British and other western governments lick their wounds following their ignoble retreat from Afghanistan, after 20 failed years of 'nation building', another 'failed state', Libya, marks ten years since the West helped overthrow the Gadaffi dictatorship

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2 June 2021

Will Biden's 'green' agenda avert an impending climate change catastrophe?

The US president announced that the US would re-join the Paris agreement on climate change, among other measures

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31 March 2021

The Socialist Inbox

Send your news, views and criticism, in not more than 150 words, to [email protected] - or if you're not online, PO Box 1398, Enfield EN1 9GT

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29 January 2020

Libya: Civil war and chaos follow interventions by world and regional powers

It is almost nine years since the Nato-led military intervention in Libya, and the country is still a mess, split between conflicting forces, backed by western capitalist powers, Russia, and regional powers Turkey and Saudi Arabia. An ongoing series of 'peace' summits hosted by various world powers have failed to resolve an increasingly violent civil war. In the second of our series on the Middle East, Tom Baldwin explains how imperialism brought about this chaos and why the current conflict can only be resolved by an independent revolutionary movement of workers and the poor.

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8 January 2020

Shell pays 0 corporation tax, and plans huge hike in fossil output

Faced with increasing scrutiny worldwide, oil giant Shell has revealed it paid no UK corporation tax in 2018. This is despite Shell also earning nearly 557 million in pre-tax profits in the UK over that year, with global pre-tax profits being $35.6 billion.

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25 September 2019

Drone attacks on Saudi Arabia: Tensions ratcheted up

The drone missile attacks on two oil installations in Saudi Arabia on 14 September threw more incendiary material into the volatility and instability of the Middle East.

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27 March 2019

Oil firms spend $1bn fighting climate laws: 'Green New Deal' needs socialist policies

The multinationals and super-rich elites have shown time and again they will ignore laws and circumvent policies that harm their profits

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13 February 2019

Ten years since Lindsey strike: when militant action stopped the 'race to the bottom'

On the basis of class struggle, workers democratically negotiated solutions to supposedly conflicting interests

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6 February 2019

Film: Vice - Dick Cheney - a cold and calculating opportunist

"So?" is Dick Che-ney's response to the fact that two-thirds of Americans said the 2003 Iraq war was not worth fighting. 'Vice' closes with this.

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6 February 2019

40 years since the Iranian revolution: Learning the lessons for today's new working-class struggles

Forty years ago a great revolution against a dictatorial monarchy was in progress in Iran. Recalling those days still inspires us: scenes of comradeship despite the shortages due to long days of nationwide strikes, initiatives by ordinary people to run their communities and workplaces

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17 October 2018

Tory and Trump hypocrisy over murder of Saudi Arabian journalist

The disappearance and presumed death of US-based, Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has provoked a worldwide reaction.

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TGIFriday workers at Stratford, London. TGI staff at a number of restaurants have been on strike against cuts in their tips. photo by Pete Mason

TGIFriday workers at Stratford, London. TGI staff at a number of restaurants have been on strike against cuts in their tips. photo by Pete Mason

22 August 2018

TGIFriday workers at Stratford, London. TGI staff at a number of restaurants have been on strike against cuts in their tips.

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20 June 2018

No to Trump's climate change chaos

Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the non-binding Paris climate change agreement was not only a major defeat for even this weak attempt at tackling global warming, but also an example of his continuation of protectionist and isolationist policies.

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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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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

Movement growing against fracking giant Ineos

Ineos has been allowed to bypass planning procedures with elected councillors

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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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6 September 2017

Hurricane Harvey: A tragedy made far worse by capitalism

In the following article Socialist Alternative members (US co-thinkers of the Socialist Party) report on the devastating impact of Hurricane Harvey and the failure of establishment politicians and capitalism to prepare for such increasing extreme weather events

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31 May 2017

Tories and Blairites in pockets of big business: kick them out!

Are you a boss of an oil company? Make sure the Tories have your best interests at heart and donate. Six of the Tories' largest donors have taken up this smashing offer

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24 May 2017

Tory oil spoils v poisonous air

Six oil company bosses have donated a total of 391,300 to the Tory party since Theresa May became prime minister - and Britain's place in the air pollution rankings is shameful

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