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Imperialism: The epoch of wars and revolutions

Vast technological changes took place in the last hundred years: from electrification and powered flight, via splitting the atom and space travel, to the internet and mapping the human genetic structure. These technological revolutions, and their application to production through the assembly line and computerisation, have shaped human life in every corner of the planet. Consequently the world’s population has increased with incredible rapidity. But under capitalism these triumphs of human skill, ingenuity and labour have never attained their full potential. Read more...

Half a year of war: Putin's endgame?

The Russian army's significant losses of occupied Ukrainian territories in September has faced Putin and his regime with the possibility of defeat. Read more...

10 years of Rojava: achievements and aberrations

In July 2012, Kurdish armed forces took political control in the regions of Kobanê, Afrin and al-Hasakah in northern Syria. Read more...

Belarus: "Railway partisans" threatened with execution

In March and April, the Russian army stood at the gates of Kyiv, but Putin's invasion of Ukraine stalled. A few weeks later, Russia had to withdraw from the area around the capital. Read more...

Taiwan - a sign of the times

August 4, the anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War, might not seem an auspicious date for China to mobilise its forces to surround Taiwan. Read more...

Biden's visit to two pariah states

Joe Biden has ended his four day trip to the Middle East with little to show for it except a further soiled reputation as a champion of human rights. Read more...

Madrid decisions – NATO on course for war

NATO leaders celebrated in the midst of war. They themselves present the conference on 28 and 29 June as a "historic summit" with an "undoubted message". Read more...

The West’s war aims in Ukraine

THE WORLD situation in 2022 is characterised by multiple crises—the most immediate and far reaching in its global consequences is the war in Ukraine, which has massively boosted re-armament, the expan Read more...

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