By Julie Hyland, 27 November 2015
Cameron’s speech was a conscious and wilful deception of the British public as to the advanced dangers of a new world war.
By Johannes Stern, 27 November 2015
While presented as “help for France” in response to the Paris attacks, these missions have been planned long in advance and are integral to Germany’s aggressive new foreign policy.
By Peter Symonds, 27 November 2015
US strategists have long regarded the Eurasian landmass as the key to world domination and view China and Russia as the chief obstacles to American ambitions.
By Alex Lantier, 26 November 2015
The decision to shoot down the Russian bomber was the result of a standing order issued at the highest levels of the Turkish state.
By Robert Stevens, 24 November 2015
The British prime minister’s meeting with French President François Hollande was aimed at securing a vote in the UK parliament for war in Syria.
By Bill Van Auken, 24 November 2015
Underlying the altered intelligence reports is the duplicitous US policy in Syria, which remains focused on achieving regime change.
By Johannes Stern, 23 November 2015
In the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks, the German ruling elite is accelerating its shift to an aggressive foreign policy.
By Bill Van Auken, 21 November 2015
The US president reiterated Washington’s strategic aims amid indications that the Pentagon is preparing to escalate the American intervention.
By Chris Marsden, 21 November 2015
Mason is portrayed, and portrays himself, as a “man of the left,” based largely on his membership in the group Workers Power in the 1980s.
By Thomas Gaist, 19 November 2015
The US is launching new military operations along the Turkish border amid signs of a US-French-Russian rapprochement over Syria.
By Kumaran Ira, 18 November 2015
As divisions emerge in ruling circles over the Syrian crisis, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is seeking to mend ties with the imperialist powers.
By Alex Lantier and Stéphane Hugues, 17 November 2015
Hollande’s announcements make clear that he intends to modify the French constitution to give the government the power to impose an indefinite state of emergency.
By Bill Van Auken, 17 November 2015
Terrorism, from the standpoint of the American state, is a useful tactic when directed against Washington’s enemies. It is merely part of the cost of doing business when it hits the US and its allies.
By Thomas Gaist, 17 November 2015
US A-10s and AC-130s launched saturation attacks with 500 pound bombs and 30mm machine guns against a convoy of some 300 trucks allegedly carrying ISIS-produced oil.
By Johannes Stern, 17 November 2015
Right-wing circles in German politics and the media are exploiting the shock over the attacks in Paris to make increasingly explicit appeals for authoritarianism and militarism.
By Chris Marsden, 17 November 2015
Corbyn, the leader of the Labour Party, cancelled plans to make a speech defending his previously stated opposition to British escalation in Syria.
By Jordan Shilton, 17 November 2015
The assassination of Mohammed Emwazi was the third incident in less than three months in which UK forces have been involved in the killing of British citizens.
By Roger Jordan, 17 November 2015
Broad sections of the ruling elite have seized on the Paris attacks to demand the Liberals renege on their election pledge to end the Canadian military’s bombing of Iraq and Syria.
By Nick Beams, 16 November 2015
The major imperialist powers are moving rapidly to escalate their military intervention in Syria in the wake of Friday night’s terror attack in Paris.
By Thomas Gaist, 14 November 2015
Under the fraudulent cover of a “war against ISIS,” Washington is spearheading yet another military escalation of the new imperialist scramble to redivide the Middle East.
By Thomas Gaist, 11 November 2015
The US war in Iraq and Syria requires ground troops to “occupy” and “govern territory,” US Air Force Secretary Deborah James said on Tuesday.
By Thomas Gaist, 7 November 2015
The US jets are designed for air-to-air battles against other high-tech fighters and have not been previously deployed to the US wars in Iraq, Afghanistan or Syria.
By Peter Schwarz, 7 November 2015
Erdoğan’s AKP government is a regime of crisis. The wars carried out by the US and its imperialist allies have shattered the social and political structures of the entire region.
By Julie Hyland, 4 November 2015
Differences within the ruling class over Britain’s strategy in Syria have become even more pronounced since parliament voted against airstrikes in 2013.
By Bill Van Auken, 4 November 2015
Ahmed Chalabi, the convicted embezzler who played a leading role in providing the phony “intelligence” used to justify the US invasion of Iraq, died Tuesday of a heart attack in Baghdad.
By Bill Van Auken, 31 October 2015
Repudiating his repeated rejection of “boots on the ground,” Obama is sending in troops not to fight terrorism, but to counter Russia.
By Bill Van Auken, 30 October 2015
The proposed escalation of the US-led encirclement of Russia heightens the threat of a military confrontation between the world’s two largest nuclear-armed powers.
By Alex Lantier, 29 October 2015
Undermined by its participation in the US-led war in Syria and facing possible defeat on Sunday, the Turkish government is desperate to silence opposition media.
By Bill Van Auken, 29 October 2015
Washington appears to be thrashing about desperately to salvage its regime-change campaign in Syria and maintain its grip over the broader region.
By Thomas Gaist, 28 October 2015
Defense Secretary Carter said the US would step up ground combat operations in Iraq and Syria even as Turkey announced air strikes against US-backed Kurdish militias.
By Peter Schwarz, 27 October 2015
Supposedly democratic governments have moved to strengthen their security forces, seal off borders, build internment camps and dispatch vulnerable refugees back to the war zones from which they fled.
By Barry Grey, 26 October 2015
Moves to step up US military intervention in Iraq and Syria are largely driven by concerns over the growing influence of Russia in both countries and throughout the Middle East.
By Bill Van Auken, 24 October 2015
The foreign ministers meeting was dominated by the clash between Washington and Moscow over the US demand for regime change.
By Roger Jordan, 24 October 2015
Less than 24 hours after winning Monday’s election, Justin Trudeau began hedging on his commitment to end Canada’s role in the US-led Iraq-Syria bombing campaign.
By Patrick Martin, 23 October 2015
The televised circus in Washington covered up the real issue: the alliance of the US government with Al Qaeda forces in regime-change operations in both Libya and Syria.
By Bill Van Auken, 22 October 2015
Russian President Vladimir Putin signaled that Moscow is prepared to follow its campaign of airstrikes with the initiation of a political “transition” in Syria.
By Peter Schwarz, 21 October 2015
With the influx of refugees seeking to escape the living hell created by imperialism in the Middle East, the reality of war has arrived in the centre of Europe.
By Bill Van Auken, 21 October 2015
The International Socialist Organization has weighed in on the Syria policy dispute in Washington, backing the most bellicose factions within the US state.
By Alex Lantier, 20 October 2015
Whatever the nationality of the fighter jet that nearly collided with a Russian jetliner near Geneva, it is clear that a serious diplomatic incident occurred.
By Jean Shaoul, 19 October 2015
The pledge of increased military aid comes amid the Zionist state’s increasingly brutal crackdown on Palestinians within both the occupied territories and Israel itself.
By Robert Stevens and Chris Marsden, 19 October 2015
Labour’s right wing has been handed a victory without a fight by party leader Corbyn
By Patrick Martin, 19 October 2015
The Democratic candidate for president refused to rule out unilateral US military action.
By Alex Lantier, 19 October 2015
The airstrike on Raqqa is a decisive step in the degeneration of bourgeois democracy in France.
By Joseph Kishore, 17 October 2015
In the wake of the October 3 massacre at the Doctors Without Borders hospital, details have emerged exposing a war crime for which the entire political establishment is responsible.
By Patrick Martin, 17 October 2015
Israeli security forces have killed 37 Palestinians since October 1, mostly teenage youth shot down for throwing rocks at Israeli police and soldiers.
By Bill Van Auken, 15 October 2015
The source of mounting tensions lies in the diametrically opposed aims being pursued by US imperialism and the Russian regime under the common pretext of battling ISIS.
By Thomas Gaist, 15 October 2015
American-backed Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) committed war crimes, including forced displacement and collective punishment, against more than a dozen villages in northern Syria, a new Amnesty International report shows
By Halil Celik, 15 October 2015
The Erdogan government used the police to impose bans on rallies.
By Bill Van Auken, 14 October 2015
The lack of any organized expression of the overwhelming popular opposition to war is bound up with the right-wing evolution of the socio-political layer that makes up the pseudo-left.
By Benjamin Hader and Ute Reissner, 14 October 2015
The refugees from Syria, Afghanistan and North Africa have been left to their fate by the Hamburg Senate, a coalition of the Social Democratic Party and Greens.
By Bill Van Auken, 13 October 2015
Just days after terminating its failed “rebel” training program, the Pentagon has airdropped some 50 tons of arms and ammunition in Syria.
By Stéphane Hugues, 13 October 2015
The Socialist Party government claimed those targeted might in future carry out terrorist attacks in France.
By Jean Shaoul and Halil Celik, 12 October 2015
Demonstrators blamed President Erdoğan's anti-Kurdish campaign of bombings and repression for the explosions that turned a peaceful protest into a bloody nightmare.
By Thomas Gaist, 12 October 2015
Clashes in recent days between US and Russian-backed forces have underscored the immense danger of yet another major escalation of the Syrian war.
By Roger Jordan and Laurent Lafrance, 12 October 2015
The latest revelation makes a mockery of the Conservatives’ cynical pose of concern at the plight of Syria’s refugees.
By Bill Van Auken, 10 October 2015
The plan floated by the White House could quickly bring US warplanes into direct confrontation with Russia’s forces in Syria.
By Bill Van Auken, 9 October 2015
The NATO defense ministers’ meeting seized on Moscow’s airstrikes in Syria as a pretext for escalating the military encirclement of Russia.
By Bill Van Auken, 8 October 2015
With its intervention in Syria, Russia has cut across US plans which date back decades to effect regime-change in Syria and redraw the map of the Middle East.
By Patrick Martin, 7 October 2015
A series of incidents along the Syrian-Turkish border have raised the danger of military confrontation between Russia and the US-led imperialist alliance.
By Patrick Martin, 7 October 2015
The Vermont senator and presidential candidate issued a statement supporting the Obama’s policy of airstrikes against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
By Thomas Gaist, 6 October 2015
Responding to reports that Russian jets “locked on” to Turkish fighters, Western officials issued a round of denunciations against Russian military support for the Assad government.
By Patrick Martin, 5 October 2015
The Democratic and Republican parties are both split over how far to go in the imperialist intervention against the government of Bashar al-Assad, which is now reinforced by Russia.
By Bill Van Auken, 3 October 2015
The demand that Moscow confine its airstrikes to ISIS targets amounts to a tacit defense of the Al-Nusra Front, the main fighting force against the Assad government.
Nine months after the official end of combat operations
By Thomas Gaist, 3 October 2015
The intensified combat operations come just days after the Pentagon announced plans to station at least 10,000 US troops in Afghanistan through 2017.
By Barry Grey, 2 October 2015
Prominent voices within the US foreign policy and military-intelligence establishment are calling for an even more reckless US policy of escalation against both Assad and Putin.
By Bill Van Auken, 1 October 2015
Moscow’s launching of air strikes in Syria is a thoroughly reactionary intervention, aimed at defending not the Syrian people, but the profit interests of Russia’s oligarchy.
By Barry Grey, 30 September 2015
The twists and turns of US policy reflect massive contradictions in Washington’s Middle East agenda and fierce divisions within the foreign policy and military-intelligence establishment.
By Niles Williamson, 30 September 2015
The bloodbath near Mocha was the deadliest civilian massacre so far in the assault backed by the United States.
By Nick Beams, 28 September 2015
The mounting geo-political tensions that dominate the United Nations assembly are fuelled by the economic breakdown of world capitalism.
By Alex Lantier, 28 September 2015
This act of war not only intensifies the bloodshed in Syria and the misery of millions of Syrian refugees, it threatens to provoke a military conflict with Syria’s main backer, Russia.
By Thomas Gaist, 26 September 2015
The talks, the first since 2013, come amid signals by the Obama administration that it is open to a deal with Russia aimed at forging a transitional regime in Syria.
By Niles Williamson, 21 September 2015
The six-month reign of death and destruction spearheaded by Saudi Arabia in Yemen would not be possible without the backing of American imperialism, which is seeking to assert its hegemony over the entire Middle East.
By Thomas Gaist, 21 September 2015
Obama administration officials have signaled their willingness to accept a deal with Russia that would leave Syria’s Assad in power, at least temporarily.
By Johannes Stern, 21 September 2015
The expansion of Germany’s military operations in the Mediterranean is aimed at preparing a comprehensive military deployment in Africa.
By the Socialist Equality Party, 19 September 2015
The SEP condemns the government’s decision to expand its involvement in the US-led war in the Middle East by authorising air strikes in Syria.
By Bill Van Auken, 18 September 2015
Half of those surveyed oppose US airstrikes, and only 21 percent believe their lives are better now than before the Western-orchestrated civil war in Syria.
By Bill Van Auken, 17 September 2015
Tensions have continued to escalate over US allegations that Russia is establishing a “forward-operating air base” outside the port city of Latakia.
By Johannes Stern, 17 September 2015
Germany’s elite are using the refugee crisis in Europe to intensify their campaign for war.
By Tom Scripps, 17 September 2015
The cancelled production, Homegrown, explores the reasons for three London girls travelling to Syria to join ISIS.
By Bill Van Auken, 11 September 2015
The media and politicians in both the US and Western Europe have cynically seized upon the plight of refugees fleeing the violence in Syria as the pretext for intensifying the slaughter.
By Robert Stevens, 11 September 2015
The British government and its allies are now unabashed in their calls for war in Syria and the removal of Bashar Al-Assad.
By Julie Hyland, 10 September 2015
The policy of targeted assassination, begun in Israel, is now part of an international trend in which governments compete for bragging rights over their “hits.”
By Niles Williamson, 10 September 2015
The escalation of the bloody assault on Yemen follows a White House meeting last weekend between Saudi King Salman and Obama.
By Peter Symonds, 10 September 2015
The Abbott government is seeking to exploit the refugee crisis to silence opposition to its decision to join the US-led air war inside Syria.
By Bill Van Auken, 9 September 2015
The threats to Moscow over aid to Syria underscore Washington’s overriding aim of regime-change.
By Robert Stevens and Julie Hyland, 9 September 2015
The attack parallels the Obama administration’s policy of extrajudicial executions and constitutes a violation of democratic rights and the rule of law.
By Jean Shaoul and Halil Celik, 9 September 2015
The Turkish government has put much of southeastern Turkey under de facto martial law and is escalating its military operations against the Kurds in Turkey, Iraq and Syria.
By Alex Lantier, 8 September 2015
In a nationally televised press conference, French President François Hollande called for stepped-up bombing in Syria and the ousting of Syrian President Assad.
By Robert Stevens, 8 September 2015
The government’s admission that it ordered the targeted assassination of two Britons in Syria parallels the extra-judicial murders of its own citizens by the US government.
By Niles Williamson, 5 September 2015
While the deal is ostensibly aimed at easing Saudi concerns over the US-Iran nuclear deal, it also facilitates the escalation of the Saudi monarchy’s bloody assault on Yemen.
By Bill Van Auken, 3 September 2015
The previously secret “targeted killing” program appears to be aimed at beheading ISIS.
In wake of bloody factory bombing
By Niles Williamson, 1 September 2015
Five months of airstrikes, facilitated by US military intelligence and logistical support, have been supplemented by a growing ground invasion by Saudi and UAE military forces.
By Jean Shaoul, 1 September 2015
Protests demanding the treatment of uncollected trash also express opposition to Lebanon’s endemic corruption and its sectarian system of government.
By Bill Van Auken, 26 August 2015
ISIS and the current bloodshed across Syria and Iraq are the direct products of acts of sociocide on the part of US imperialism.
By James Cogan, 22 August 2015
Australia has a long history of participating in Washington’s criminal wars in the Middle East.
By Niles Williamson, 20 August 2015
Reports released this week document the devastating impact of the Saudi-led onslaught on Yemen, which has killed hundreds of children and limited access to food, water and medicine.
By Robert Stevens, 18 August 2015
At least 49 migrants died in the hold of an overcrowded fishing boat off the coast of Libya Saturday, thought to have asphyxiated after inhaling fumes from fuel.
By Niles Williamson, 18 August 2015
The Pentagon plans to increase the number of drone flights around the globe to 90 per day, significantly expanding its aerial killing and surveillance capabilities.
By Barry Grey, 15 August 2015
Rape was not a serious problem before Washington intervened to occupy Iraq and topple Saddam Hussein, overthrow and murder Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, and ignite a sectarian civil war in Syria.