Turkey is bombing Kobanê

The following article, written by Sarah Glynn, first posted by bella caledonia, continues her reporting of Turkish state brutality towards the Kurds. The Kurds’ plight is ignored by all the main imperial contenders, as they hypocritically and opportunistically opt to back those nations and peoples  oppressed by their adversaries. At the same time they  try…

Pogroms in Palestine, settler violence and terror is the precursor to deportation and transfer

The following article by Tony Greenstein describes the stepped up violence directed against Palestinians following the election of Netanyahu and his Far Right allies   POGROMS IN PALESTINE, SETTLER VIOLENCE AND TERROR IS THE PRECURSOR TO DEPORTATION AND TRANSFER In this short 2 minute video from Breaking the Silence Yehuda Shaul describes the routine violence and intimidation…

The World Cup should make us rethink our understanding of human rights

The following article by Neil Vallelly first appeared in Jacobin. It the light of the controversy surrounding the World Cup being held in Qatar, it invites us to think more widely about the concept of human rights. THE WORLD CUP SHOULD MAKE US RETHINK OUR UNDERSTANDING OF HUMAN RIGHTS Media coverage of the World Cup…

Are circumstances now aligned for possible war in the Middle East?

 We are posting the following article by Paul Rogers  which was posted by openDemocracy. It examines the possibility of a new war breaking out in the Middle East, adding further to the  inter-imperial tensions over Ukraine and Taiwan.  ARE CIRCUMSTANCES NOW ALIGNED FOR POSSIBLE WAR IN  THE MIDDLE EAST? With instability in Iran, a right-wing…

Turbocharging Zionist colonialism

The following article was written by Moshe Machover and was first posted in the Weekly Worker. It looks at the signifcance of the election of a nee Netanyahu government in Israel with its Far Right component.  TURBOCHARGING ZIONIST COLONIALISM Negotiations to form a far-right coalition are still ongoing, but there can be no hiding Netanyahu’s…

Turkey and chemical weapons: the accusation no one wants to investigate

This article by Sarah Glynn was first posted on bella caledonia.  It describes the use of chemical weapons on Kurds living in northern Iraq by Erdogan’s repressive Turkish regime. The  Russian imperial invasion of Ukraine is being used by the USA to cover up its  imperial crimes and those of its allies, Israel in Palestine…

Nablus, mountain of fire – centre of a new Palestinian resistance

The following article, written by Mary McGregor of the Republican Socialist Platform, is based on her recent visit to Nablus in Palestine as part of the Dundee delegation.  It was first posted by Heckle. NABLUS, MOUNTAIN OF FIRE — CENTRE OF A NEW PALESTINIAN RESISTANCE For many decades, Nablus has been seen as one of…

Aneurin Bevan on the Socialist ambitions of the NHS

This article written by the Editorial Board of Tribune points out that decades on from the creation of the NHS, there is no scarcity of praise for the greatest social achievement in Britain’s history, but readers of the mainstream press today find precious little mention of its socialist roots. However, this article and interview are struck by…