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5 February 2020
Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad has succeeded, for now, in defeating the revolutionary uprising and subsequent armed rebellion that has swept over the country since the 'Arab Spring' of 2011.
16 October 2019
The Turkish army's indiscriminate shelling of towns along the Turkish-Syria border has already led to the slaughter of many civilians
10 October 2019
Turkey has launched a military assault on Kurdish areas in north Syria
9 May 2018
70 years on from the foundation of Israel: The 1948 foundation of the Israeli state is being marked this month in Israel.
18 April 2018
Do you have something to say? Letters to the Socialist's editors. Antisemitism smears, imperialism's double standards, defend local football
13 April 2018
Build a mass movement against the war: Theresa May, leading a Tory government with no majority, used ‘royal prerogative’ to authorise the bombing of Syria, afraid of losing a vote in parliament
10 April 2018
The appalling devastation in Ghouta has been added to by the horror of a chemical weapons attack
7 March 2018
Eastern Goutha, outside Damascus, is "hell on earth", according to United Nations (UN) chief Antonio Guterres.
1 March 2018
A protest was held in Coventry to stand in solidarity with the people of Eastern Ghouta, Syria - where large numbers of people are being killed and injured by bombing.
31 January 2018
For mass resistance!: Last month the Turkish state began a fresh military assault on Kurdish areas in Syria. Kurds and supporters demonstrated against the war in London on 27 January
17 January 2018
Even if we ignore the "collateral damage," British imperialism's role in Iraq can hardly be considered positive
10 January 2018
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.
25 October 2017
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
11 October 2017
TV drama: The State: The brutal finale of the Channel 4 drama about Isis, 'The State', came as no surprise
3 May 2017
Donald Trump's first 100 days in the White House have been characterised by political defeats, administrative chaos and incompetence
19 April 2017
Do you have something to say? Letters to the Socialist's editors. Poverty is pricey; term-time trips; Blairites' Syria scandal.
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
On 18 February, Barcelona held the biggest demonstration in Europe in support of refugees under the slogan "Volem acollir" (we want to welcome them).
15 February 2017
There was widespread disgust after a written statement from the Home Office announced it was to end a vital rehoming scheme for refugee children
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