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No choice for most

02 Nov 2006

November 7 sees the United States mid-term elections. David Walters reports from San Francisco

Iraq exit strategy

26 Oct 2006

Iraq shows the limits of US power and underlines the fact that it is in relative decline, says Jack Conrad

Rank and file speak out against the war

19 Oct 2006

Jim Moody comments on General Dannatt's remarks which expose divisions in the ruling class over Iraq

Fight on two fronts

21 Sep 2006

Much of the left is taking a simplistic and unprincipled approach to Iran, writes Mehdi Kia, co-editor of Iran Bulletin - Middle East Forum. It is essential to oppose not only imperialist threats, but also the islamic regime, which continues to suppress a whole range of democratic and working class movements from below

Contradictions exposed

14 Sep 2006

Simon Wells reviews John Rees' Imperialism and resistance, Routledge 2006, pp265, £14.99

Iran's workers need support

07 Sep 2006

Iran's president Ahmadinejad is a defender of neoliberalism, says Yassamine Mather

Hands off Lebanon, no war on Iran

03 Aug 2006

Israel's assault is part of broader US war aims, says Eddie Ford

Fight for two states, fight for Arab unity

03 Aug 2006

A 'secular, democratic Palestine' has suddenly made a reappearance in Socialist Worker, writes Peter Manson. But it turns out that what is envisaged will be neither democratic nor secular

No to war, no to repression

27 Jul 2006

Don't desert them

27 Jul 2006

'No to war, no to repression' is an open letter by Iranian student leaders in opposition to both imperialist aggression and the oppression of the islamic regime. Two were recently arrested. Mehdi Kia of Iran Bulletin/Middle East Forum introduces it with a discussion of its background and the solidarity tasks of the left

High on rhetoric, low on solutions

20 Jul 2006

Tina Becker reports on the Stop the War Coalition's July 17 conference on the situation in the Middle East

Two nations, Two secular states

20 Jul 2006

It is not enough to demand an end to the Israeli assault on Lebanon and a vague 'justice for the Palestinians', says Peter Manson. The left and anti-war movement as a whole must be won to a fully democratic solution

Iranian left protests against apologetics

13 Jul 2006

Like the Socialist Workers Party, Monthly Review in the United States has toned down its opposition to the Iranian regime. Iranian socialists have issued this open letter in protest at its coverage of the June 12 women's demonstration in Tehran

Don't mention the regime

15 Jun 2006

The June 12 'open organising meeting' of Action Iran quickly focused on one question - should it take up a position on the nature of the Iranian regime or simply remain a 'single-issue campaign'? Tina Becker reports

Against war, for democracy

15 Jun 2006

Comrade Jamshid from the Committee to Defend the Iranian People's Rights spoke to Anne Mc Shane about his organisation and the role of the anti-war movement