Magazine of the Socialist Party, Australian section of the CWI

Middle East

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The Gaza Strip in recent weeks has seen one of the most important waves of Palestinian protests against the ongoing brutal siege enforced by …

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“Hell on earth” was how one UN chief described Eastern Ghouta earlier this year. Now the appalling misery of buildings bombed to rubble, hospitals …

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The arrest of 16 year-old Ahed Tamimi and her 21 year old cousin Nur Tamimi following a confrontation with an Israeli soldier has caught …

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Donald Trump’s cruise missile attack on a Syrian airbase on 6 April, during a round of “beautiful chocolate cake” with China’s Xi Jinping, marks …

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US President Donald Trump’s decision to launch missile attacks against the Shayrat air base, in Syria, ratcheted up the long running conflict in Syria …

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Next month will mark the second anniversary of US-led “Operation Inherent Resolve” against ISIS/Daesh in Iraq and Syria. US President Barack Obama recently boasted …

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We republish this editorial from the newspaper of our sister party in England & Wales. Fight for a party that stands against war and …

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“The rule of the right-wing is in danger. Arab voters are heading to the polling stations en masse. Left-wing NGOs are bringing them in …

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In mid September Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced that 600 military personnel would be deployed to Iraq to fight against Islamic State (IS, formerly …

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Mass action needed to stop bloodshed Whole families burnt alive. Parents with children. Shajaiya neighbourhood in Gaza is complete rubble. Over 1,100 Palestinians’ lives …

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Netanyahu’s Israeli government has launched a horrific onslaught of hundreds of air strikes on the densely populated Gaza strip. Over 100 Gazans have been …

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Escalating sectarian conflict threatens to draw in surrounding countries At the time of Bush and Blair’s catastrophic and criminal invasion of Iraq in 2003, …

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The butcher of Sabra and Shatila has died. Ariel Sharon, once known as the “Father of Israeli settlements”, died after eight years in a …

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What should be the attitude of the socialist left? By Goncalo Romeiro, Socialismo Revolucionario (CWI in Portugal) Despite the retreat of the threat of …

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Editorial comment from the Socialist Party (England & Wales) Via social media, smart phones and traditional news channels a flood of bloody images, footage …

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Urgent need for independent working class socialist organisations The capturing of the strategically important city of Qusair by pro-government forces, including Hezbollah and Iraqi …

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Following an appeal from advocates of an academic boycott on Israel, physicist Stephen Hawking recently turned down an invitation to speak at a conference …

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The Israeli government has declared that its shocking and brutal assault on the Gaza strip, ‘Operation Pillar of Defence’, will be a “widespread campaign” …

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