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Iran: Islam, repression and rebellion

While the West plots “regime change” in Iran, Simon Hardy reviews a new book on the class struggle inside the country, a timely reminder that regimes can also be changed from below Read more...

Stop Iraqi oil plunder

Iraqi trade unions have taken a firm stance against the pillage of the country’s natural resources by rejecting the proposed hydro-carbon bill, which will hand over the country’s oil and gas reserves to multinational companies. Read more...

Stop the war drive against Iran

The imperialist occupiers may be desperate to dig themselves out of the Iraqi quagmire but this in no way reduces their warmongering. The US - with its British lap dog in tow and and its Israeli guard dog straining at the leash - is preparing for air strikes against Iran. Read more...

Iraqi resistance speaks in Europe

Simon Hardy reports from the ’With the resistance for a just peace in the Middle East’ conference that took place in Tuscany, Italy between the 24th and 25th March. The conference brought together a number of anti-imperialist resistance movements from across the Middle East including representatives from the Iraqi resistance. It has been a failing of the mass anti-war movements in the west that they have not attempted to build similar conferences and hence the conference provided a real insight into the politics of the Middle Eastern resistance movements but it also revealed real tensions and divisions. Read more...

Hands off Iran!

The US-led coalition occupying Iraq is rapidly falling apart. The much-heralded 21,500 extra troops sent in January were largely National Guard reservists. The frontline troops consist of war-weary regular soldiers, denied leave for months. A recent poll revealed that only 17 per cent of them still support the war. Read more...

Palestine slides into civil war

With dozens dead and hundreds injured, recent clashes between Fateh and Hamas have threatened to escalate into civil war. Security forces loyal to Fateh have fought with Hamas militias and special operation units that patrol much of the Gaza Strip against a backdrop of appalling social conditions. The quality of life in Gaza has dropped dramatically since the West imposed sanctions after the election of Hamas. Read more...

American 'surge' will end in disaster

Last November George W Bush received a thumping rejection of his war on Iraq in the mid-term elections. In January he sent 21,500 more troops into battle. This is what democracy looks like. Read more...

US-French-Israeli carve up of Lebanon meets massive resistance

Hundreds of thousands of Lebanese - maybe over a million according to Al Jazeera- flowed through the streets of Beirut to protest against the attempt by the United States, backed by France and Israel, to force the withdrawal of Syrian troops and install a regime subservient to their interests. Read more...

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