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Flight MH17: Kiev seizes tragedy as pretext for further massacres in East Ukraine

The family and friends of the 298 passengers and crew who lost their lives when Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crashed in Eastern Ukraine will have to wait some time for…

Defend Gaza – stop Israel’s offensive

As we publish this article, the death toll amongst the population of Gaza has passed the 100 mark and Israel has warned the population of Beit Lahia, Beit Hanoun, and…

Civil war and class war in Ukraine

By KD Tait In Ukraine, ‘war is peace’. The government air force marked the end of one “ceasefire” and the start of a “peace plan” with the terror bombing of the defenceless…

ISIS advance heralds redivision of imperialist order

By Dave Stockton and Marcus Halaby The world was astonished on 10 June, when just a thousand or so fighters from ISIS, the Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham (“Greater…

The social cost of the World Cup’s fun and games

It is estimated that over 3 billion people will watch at least some of the World Cup live on TV this summer, but how many will see the depth of…

Can workers halt Modi’s offensive?

The victory of Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the recent elections threatens a rise in ethnic conflict writes Bernie McAdam. The Communist Parties were punished for their willingness…

Imperialist tension: the main enemy is at home

By KD Tait The announcement of the substantial reinforcement of Nato forces in Eastern Europe signals the end of the “phoney peace” that followed the collapse of the USSR. The…

Is Podemos a model for the European left?

By Markus Lehner Spain bucked the rightward trend in May’s European Parliament elections by electing five MEPs from the new “Podemos” (We Can) formation. With 8 per cent or 1.25…

Rigged elections reflect imperialist consensus

The election of the Egyptian General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi should have provoked international outrage. Marcus Halaby explains why the great powers are engaged in a conspiracy of silence Russian imperialism…

Issue 378: Ukraine Special