Raqqa: Airstrikes if you stay, land mines if you flee

Memet Uludag writes: As Isis face defeat in Raqqa the civilian population continue to pay the price in the fighting between the US led coalition and Isis.  

Raqqa: Airstrikes if you stay, land mines if you flee

  More than 25,000 civilians are trapped in the city facing daily intensive US airstrikes plus  land mines and bombs set by ISIS. Furthermore, according to local observers Isis is using civilians as a shield against the airstrikes. As the fighting intensifies between Isis and Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) – a US supported a group […]

What’s wrong with conspiracy theories

What’s wrong with conspiracy theories

    Five years ago I wrote an article (reproduced below) about the prevalence of ‘conspiracy theories’ on the fringes of the left in Ireland and elsewhere.   Events of recent weeks – especially the election of Donald Trump, but also the war in Syria and Russia’s bombing of Aleppo – have shown that a […]

Arms sales expose West’s hypocrisy on refugee crisis

SWP activist Michael Wallance investigates the connections between the West, war profiteering and the refugee crisis.

Arms sales expose West’s hypocrisy on refugee crisis

SWP activist Michael Wallace investigates the connections between the West, war profiteering and the refugee crisis. The horrors inflicted on the Syrian people have been raised to barbaric new levels. Air strikes on a hospital in Aleppo slaughtered three doctors, 11 nurses and 30 patients.  This massacre was carried out by Assad’s forces. An estimated […]

Syria – the return of hope?

It was a remarkable sight. After five years of bombings and siege Syrians took to the streets in vast numbers to once again chant the slogans of the 2011 revolution.

Syria – the return of hope?

It was a remarkable sight. After five years of bombings and siege Syrians took to the streets in vast numbers to once again chant the slogans of the 2011 revolution. The protests appeared across the country, but were most pronounced in areas that have born the brunt of repression, mass arrests and brutal siege. The […]

Imperialism is terrorism on a massive scale

Imperialism is terrorism on a massive scale

With 12 nations bombing Syria Brian O’ Boyle investigates the brutal history of Imperialism and explains that war is terrorism on a massive scale. Western Imperialism is the world’s biggest terror outfit. It involves using capitalist state power and military superiority to oppress foreign populations, occupy their land and exploit their assets. Over the course […]

Hollande’s war- a report from a socialist in Paris

Three days after the dreadful mass murders in Paris and Saint Denis, people are struggling to understand, and are expressing their solidarity by donating blood or leaving candles and flowers in the streets, while authorities and mainstream parties are scrambling for legitimacy and positioning.

Hollande’s war- a report from a socialist in Paris

Three days after the dreadful mass murders in Paris and Saint Denis, people are struggling to understand, and are expressing their solidarity by donating blood or leaving candles and flowers in the streets, while authorities and mainstream parties are scrambling for legitimacy and positioning. As the names of the victims become public, we all see […]

The Roots of the Refugee Crisis

Refugees are fleeing countries such as Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Eritrea, Yemen, Libya, Mali, and Sudan in order to escape from wars, brutal dictatorial regimes and chaos created by foreign military interventions. Memet Uludag of United Against Racism examines the EU response and the background to the crisis.

The Roots of the Refugee Crisis

Refugees are fleeing countries such as Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Eritrea, Yemen, Libya, Mali, and Sudan in order to escape from wars, brutal dictatorial regimes and chaos created by foreign military interventions. Memet Uludag of United Against Racism examines the EU response and the background to the crisis. Just three days after the announcement of the […]

USA, France, Russia- stop bombing Syria!

Russian fighter planes have started bombing Syria. Claiming to strike ISIS, Russian jets bombed the village of Zafarana north of Homs as well as near the town of Lataminah northwest of Hama, neither of which are ISIS strongholds.

USA, France, Russia- stop bombing Syria!

Russian fighter planes have started bombing Syria. Claiming to strike ISIS, Russian jets bombed the village of Zafarana north of Homs as well as near the town of Lataminah northwest of Hama, neither of which are ISIS strongholds. The Russian raids killed 30 people many of them women and children. Putin has been a supporter […]

Refugees: Myths and Facts

Refugees: Myths and Facts

MYTH: Ireland is overcrowded and “full up” REALITY: Ireland is not densely populated. The Republic of Ireland has a population of 4.5 million (Plus 1.5 million in the North) In the 1820’s before the famine it had 8 million. The Population density of Ireland is 65 people per sq km compared to 260 per sq […]