Category Archives: International

President Erdogan Moves Closer to Dictatorship

Our correspondent in Turkey, Tayfun Hatipoğlu, reports on the recent General Election. THE VICTORY OF THE RULING AK PARTY in Turkey’s parliamentary elections on 1 November must be understood in the context of earlier elections on 7 June which removed … Continue reading

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Notes on a Scandal: Europe’s Refugee Crisis

The situation in Lesvos gets bleaker. Thousands of refugees continue to arrive daily. The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has been asked for months for warming tents on the beach to help children and babies in hypothermic states. Nothing has arrived. … Continue reading

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The Tory motion…and Cameron’s “plan”

The Tory motion…and Cameron’s “plan” That this house notes that ISIL poses a direct threat to the United Kingdom; welcomes United Nations Security Council Resolution 2249 which determines that ISIL constitutes an ‘unprecedented threat to international peace and security’ and … Continue reading

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When in doubt, bomb

Western policy in Syria is bankrupt. But that doesn’t stop the aerial attacks, reports Mike Phipps The US has been bombing Syria for over a year. Russia began this September, as did France. Turkey has strafed targeted ISIS positions in … Continue reading

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We are all actors in Greece’s debt drama

International solidarity has a vital role to play, as Syriza chooses between capitulation or default, argues Jonathan Stevenson of Jubilee Debt. IT SEEMS A LONG TIME SINCE SYRIZA’S ELECTION VICTORY. With the fledgling government locked in seemingly permanent negotiations with … Continue reading

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UKRAINE: The Lessons of Expansionism

Jeremy Corbyn MP looks at the conflict in the Ukraine Fighting in Ukraine has intensified and is likely to continue to get worse. Behind the dramatic news coverage and films of bombing and fighting in the east, lies a human … Continue reading

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IRAQ: The Threat of ISIS

ISIS threatens to drown Iraq in a sectarian bloodbath, warns Sami Ramadani, an anti-war activist and opponent of Saddam’s regime. There is an essential distinction between successive Iraqi regimes’ violent, discriminatory, sectarian or chauvinist policies on the one hand – … Continue reading

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A ray of hope in the crisis

[Chris Ford of Ukrainian Socialist Solidarity introduces a new initiative] Presidential and Kyiv City elections are underway, but eyes remain fixed on the eastern regions of Ukraine. A protracted, at times bloody, struggle continues between the so-called ‘Donetsk Peoples Republic’ … Continue reading

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A muddy Ukrainian spring?

With the crisis escalating daily, in an article written before Yanukovych fled, Dave Green, Erith and Thamesmead CLP, looks behind the protests. IN LATE 2013 a new social movement – Euromaidan – seemed to arise out of nowhere. The immediate … Continue reading

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Socialists, the European elections and the Referendum

Can we make an internationalist case for withdrawal from the EU? Michael Calderbank (Brent Central CLP) kicks off the debate. The debate around May’s elections to the European Parliament is almost certain to be caught up in a wave of … Continue reading

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