Syria

US: Why did Washington order air strikes on Syria?

US: Why did Washington order air strikes on Syria?

No support for Trump or Assad – For workers’ unity. Working people in the U.S. and around the world were understandably horrified by the images of children dying from Sarin gas in Idlib, Syria. It is only the latest barbaric act in a civil war that has seen 400,000 die and millions driven from their […]

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Five Years on from the Arab Spring

Five Years on from the Arab Spring

The ‘Arab Spring’ revolutionary wave brought dictators in Tunisia and Egypt crashing down. It swept through the Middle East, inspiring workers and youth the world over. It has since ebbed, however, leaving the region wracked with war and sectarian conflict. Five years ago, the ruling families, business tycoons, kings, sheikhs and dictators of the Middle […]

Iraq: Isis jihadists capture more territory

Iraq: Isis jihadists capture more territory

Only organized, united working class can end war and social misery The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isis) continues to make territorial gains, controlling much of western Iraq along the border with Syria. The Sunni jihadist force has seized a border crossing into Jordan – a key ally of the United States – […]

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Syria: The accelerating catastrophe

Syria: The accelerating catastrophe

Will there be ’Geneva II’ negotiations? The western imperialist powers have changed their current focus on Syria from war to negotiations. The aim now is to convene a Geneva II conference before the end of the year. On the ground in Syria, fighting and suffering continues in a country increasingly divided into enclaves and religious/sectarian […]

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Syria: Chemical weapons ’deal’ does not end war

Syria: Chemical weapons ’deal’ does not end war

Local and global powers fight for power and oil The agreement between the US and Russia on Syria’s chemical weapons does not mean that the war is over. While Kerry hugged Lavrov in Geneva the fighting continued. The agreement represents a sharp reversal for US imperialism. President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry tried […]

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Syria: Conflict threatens to spread across the Middle East

Syria: Conflict threatens to spread across the Middle East

Urgent need for independent working class socialist organizations The capturing of the strategically important city of Qusair by pro-government forces, including Hezbollah and Iraqi Shias, marks a new stage in the bloody quagmire of Syria and is likely to have wide ramifications, both for the country itself and the region as a whole. This war […]

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