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No to sanctions: Hands off Iran!

The growing chorus of international voices which are demanding action against Iran points to a drive to war and an urgent need to begin to prepare resistance, writes Martin Suchanek Read more...

Rival Imperialisms take sides in the Syrian revolution

The revolution in Syria refuses to be crushed, and with reports of more soldiers defecting, Dave Stockton examines where things could go next Read more...

Syria: Assad’s concessions are a fraud

President Assad struggles to stay in power as the resistance movement grows Read more...

History in the making - the Arab revolutions and the struggle for democracy

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2011 will undoubtedly be remembered as the year of the Arab Revolution. We have seen an explosion of democratic aspiration and courageous struggle as revolutions spread in a few weeks from Tunisia and Egypt to Bahrain, Yemen, Libya, and Syria. Like all such movements, which challenge and topple leaders and systems that had once appeared to be fixed features of the global order, the world was taken by surprise by the speed, scale and energy of the mobilised masses who sensed an opportunity to dislodge their rulers. Read more...

Israel and USA promise to veto Palestinian statehood

Whilst most of the worlds population support the Palestinian bid at the UN for statehood, the US and Israel have threatened to stop recognition at all costs. Andy Yorke explains what is at stake Read more...

¿Reconocerá la Asamblea General de la ONU un Estado Palestino?

En Septiembre la ONU descubrirá sus cartas sobre la cuestión del estado palestino. Lo que podría tener serias ramificaciones internacionales, escribe Simon Hardy. Read more...

Israeli protest movement plans million-person march in September – but will it challenge the occupation?

Since mid-July “tent city” protests and weekly demonstrations have been shaking the state of Israel, writes Mark Booth. On the 24 July, 30,000 protested, then 150,000 people on the 30th and 300,000 on 6 August. Activists involved in the protests have called for a million-strong march on 3 September. Read more...

Will the UN General Assembly recognise Palestinian statehood?

This article is also available in Spanish
September will see a show down at the UN over the question of Palestinian statehood - which could have serious international ramifications, writes Simon Hardy Read more...

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