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Chris Marsden's work can be found on wsws.org, a website dedicated to global awareness of socialist issues & which serves as the forum for the International Committee of the Fourth International (ICFI).
SHARE Saturday, July 6, 2019 Royal Marines seize Iranian tanker under orders from US
Britain's seizure of an Iranian supertanker carrying 2 million barrels of oil is an act of piracy and a major escalation in tensions that threaten to spiral out of control. It was carried out at the behest of the United States as part of the campaign of military provocations and economic sabotage against Tehran.
(7 comments) SHARE Thursday, May 9, 2019 The defence of Assange and Manning is the spearhead of the struggle against imperialism
It is the task of the International Committee, one that we are determined to carry out, to mobilize this immense social force. We will provide workers and young people with a socialist perspective on which to secure freedom for Assange and Manning, as the spearhead of the fight against war, state repression and the malignant growth of social inequality.
SHARE Sunday, November 19, 2017 Campaign to force out Mugabe escalates in Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe's war veterans' association is staging a march today through the capital, Harare, demanding the resignation of President Robert Mugabe. Tens of thousands are expected to take part after all 10 of the country's provincial Zimbabwe African National Union -- Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) branches passed motions of no confidence in Mugabe.
(4 comments) SHARE Monday, July 18, 2016 What the coup against Jeremy Corbyn reveals about the Labour Party
Labour MPs are well paid representatives of the capitalist class, often with direct relations to the security services of the UK and the United States. For example Labour MP Ruth Smeeth, who recently declared that Corbyn had made the Labour Party "unsafe for Jews," was exposed by WikiLeaks as a "strictly protect" US informant.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, June 23, 2016 The Brexit referendum: A turning point in European politics
The Brexit referendum is a product of the deepening antagonisms produced by the drive of the rival imperialist powers to dominate the world's markets and strategic resources. It is this conflict that has fatally undermined all efforts to unify the continent economically and politically on the basis of capitalism.
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, January 7, 2014 The New York Times pronounces on destabilization of the Middle East
In alliance with a new imperialist partner, Saudi Arabia has pledged a massive $3 billion to pay for weapons being supplied by the government of French President Francois Hollande to the Lebanese army in order to target Hezbollah, an ally of Iran and Syria. What is taking place in the Middle East is naked imperialist power politics, yesterday's enemies can become today's allies and vice-versa.
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, June 30, 2013 Washington ships arms to Al Qaeda-linked forces in Syria
The United States is to officially begin arms shipments to Syria, after months of doing so through third parties, such as Saudi Arabia and Qatar. The Obama administration cited unsubstantiated US and French claims that pro-Assad forces have used chemical weapons such as sarin on 10 separate occasions to claim that a "red line" has been crossed justifying an open policy of arming the opposition.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, June 8, 2013 US threatens Iran, Hezbollah for backing Syria
There is no popular support in the US for war against Syria, and a great deal to lose if things go wrong for the ruling class. That is why, to date, the Obama administration has preferred to proceed through local intermediaries--the FSA and its regional backers, Turkey and Gulf States such as Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, May 26, 2013 US and allies step up war preparations against Syria, Lebanon, Iran
The Israeli media has been discussing the advisability of establishing a new buffer zone on the Syrian side of the 43-mile cease-fire line established in 1973, following an attack on an Israeli military vehicle that had crossed the line in the disputed Golan Heights. To do so would require a full-scale invasion.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, April 7, 2013 UK Prime Minister Cameron stokes fires of war against North Korea
Once again the UK is providing the lies necessary to justify military aggression by US imperialism, as Washington pursues plans to secure its global dominance against its rivals.
The parallels with the claims made by the Labour government of Tony Blair in the run-up to the Iraq war in 2003 are all too obvious. Cameron's filthy rhetoric should be treated with the contempt it deserves.
(5 comments) SHARE Saturday, August 18, 2012 Imperialist lawlessness and the witch-hunt against Julian Assange
Assange has said, with every justification, that he fears for his life. Everyone but the willfully blind knows that Assange is the victim of a witch-hunt, yet this has not stopped the nominally liberal media from continuing to back extradition and denounce Assange.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, June 10, 2012 US military lobbies for war with Syria
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey told reporters on Thursday that the Obama administration's continued pursuing of diplomatic solutions in Syria has put military planners in the Pentagon in a strategic bind. He declared that, with a clear instruction for regime change, "I can build you a plan, and I know how many divisions, I know how many air wings ... it takes."
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, July 8, 2010 Obama endorses Netanyahu as "man of peace"
Just hours ahead of Obama's meeting with Netanyahu, during a visit to Finland, Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman warned that "if Iranians gain nuclear capability, we will see a crazy nuclear arms race in the whole Middle East with consequences I don't even want to think about." This, he said, "is the biggest threat to the Gulf countries, it's the biggest threat to the Middle East."
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, June 2, 2010 Europe's Media Warn of Global Social Unrest
The extraordinary destructiveness of capitalism drives both the left & the right to the brink of violence. European journalists sense we are nearing a flash point.