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Trump’s Syria move, fossil fuels and growing crisis in Eastern Mediterranean

A summit meeting between Greece, Cyprus and Israel is taking place in Cairo today. It comes amid mounting tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean which may intensify sharply when the expected Turkish invasion of northern Syria takes place, and with it … Continue reading

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Cameron’s crisis – a class moment for the left

It is very good of David Cameron to highlight the central political dynamic of the referendum campaign. That’s what he has just done by seeking to divert attention from his and the Tories’ latest crisis through announcing £9 million of … Continue reading

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Strengthening the anti-war movement in 2016

Despite the BBC’s best efforts to undermine Jeremy Corbyn over the reshuffle, the reorganisation of Labour’s front bench has strengthened the left: particularly over foreign policy.  Hilary Benn is still shadow foreign secretary (for how long he can maintain what … Continue reading

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Saudi Arabia is moving centre-stage in Cameron’s war

  Saudi Arabia has launched a 34-member “antiterrorism coalition”. The absurdity is almost at the level of David Cameron’s 70,000-strong “moderate army” in Syria. This is the same Saudi Arabia which has just held a conference of various armed Syrian … Continue reading

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It is this demonstration that can prove ‘historic’

It is the anti-war demonstration on 12 December, not Benn Minor’s* speech which is likely to prove historic. There are demonstrations and then there are demonstrations. The Stop the War march in London next Saturday will not simply be a show – … Continue reading

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