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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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19 October 2016

Syria: horror deepens in Aleppo

No solution on basis of imperialism and capitalism: Having promoted a bloody sectarian war in their efforts to dislodge the Russian and Iranian-backed Syrian regime of President Assad, the Western powers are hypercritically bemoaning the plight of Syrian civilians caught in the deadly crossfire.

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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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31 August 2016

Smith v refugees

Owen Smith, the right-wing Labour leadership contender, falsely claimed refugees are overcrowding his local schools.

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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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6 July 2016

Turkey: Deadly terrorist attack at Istanbul airport

A terrorist attack, presumed to have been carried out by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (Isis), killed at least 43 people and injured 239 others at the Istanbul Atatürk airport on 28 June.

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29 June 2016

Theatre review: Bread & Roses

Heavyweight commentary plus satire: If you're looking for a comedy that's whimsical and light-hearted, then maybe going to see the Nottingham-based 'Bread & Roses' theatre collective isn't for you.

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13 April 2016

Solidarity with refugees: fight for jobs, homes and services for all

The latest stage of the refugee crisis has seen the EU strike a dangerous deal with the Turkish state to try to reduce the number of refugees reaching Europe.

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23 March 2016

Socialist Party national congress 2016

A serious, thoughtful, optimistic and lively national congress of the Socialist Party took place on 19-21 March.

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23 March 2016

Brussels attacks: don't let the terrorists and racists divide us

The victims, once again, are ordinary people. The workers’ movement needs a collective response to resist terrorism, racism, and government attempts to restrict strikes, demonstrations and political opposition.

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9 March 2016

Refugee crisis: cruel capitalist regimes responsible

In the EU referendum campaign the issue of migration has been put centre stage by the pro-big business campaigns on both sides of the debate

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2 March 2016

Stop the war on the Kurds!

A horror is being perpetrated on Kurdish people in south east Turkey. Since summer 2015, the Turkish government has declared curfews in seven provinces, enforced by tanks and heavy artillery. There have been hundreds of deaths and arrests, and a massacre in the town of Cizre.

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24 February 2016

International news in brief

Short stories on workers' struggles around the world. A Marxist view of Modi's Hindutva in India; Irish election final push; Taiwan socialist conference.

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27 January 2016

Tories 'Prevent' civil liberties

The editorial of the Socialist: Increasingly the government's 'Prevent' strategy is facing protest. It is just one example of the Tory's government's accelerating racism and attacks on civil liberties.

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6 January 2016

"I chose to be involved in politics, Michael Crick"

Featured letter: Last month, a television crew barged into a meeting in an east London cafe. Walthamstow Socialist Party had organised a discussion with a group of school students interested in campaigning against bombing Syria. Nancy Douglas, 15, responds.

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14 December 2015

Marching against the bombing of Syria

People marched against the bombing: in London, Leeds, and elsewhere on 12 December

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11 December 2015

A school student responds to Michael Crick's denigration

Journalist Michael Crick, who once specialised in attacking Militant (now the Socialist Party), turned up this week with a film crew outside a café in Walthamstow

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9 December 2015

Confronting the far right in Derby

Derby Socialist Party members arrived to do our weekly campaign stall on 28 November when we noticed around ten supporters of the far-right group Britain First with their own stall nearby.

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9 December 2015

Thousands march around the country against the bombing of Syria

Following the decision by Parliament to join the US led bombing of Syria, thousands demonstrated on consecutive days in Parliament Square to oppose it. On the night of the vote on 1 December and then again on 2 December the Socialist Party joined the young, angry protesters.

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9 December 2015

Young people accused of extremism

A London borough has said youth who question the government or mainstream media may be extremists. A 15-year-old school student replies.

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