The G7 Summit reveals problems for the West

As rival imperialists manoeuvre for position, workers urgently needs a Fifth International

Dave Stockton  ·  03 June 2023

Nato and the end of Nordic neutrality? – Interview

THE RUSSIAN invasion of Ukraine has meant an all-out barrage of pro-Western imperialist propaganda in Western Europe. The warmongering and heightened aggression between the imperialist blocs has given the ruling classes here opportunities to shift balances in favour of U.S. imperialism and rearmament, with one major shift being Sweden and Finland rapidly applying for membership […]

Workers Power  ·  26 May 2022

From New Cold War to New World War?

The new cold war has intensified.

Dave Stockton  ·  01 May 2022

Sanctions are ‘war by other means’

The British media have hailed the scale of sanctions being imposed upon Russia for its invasion of Ukraine.

Tim Nailsea  ·  14 April 2022

The geopolitical struggle between Russia and the West

The United States works on the principle that what’s mine is mine and what’s yours is a matter for negotiation.

Andy Yorke  ·  14 April 2022

Nato: the bloody record of the imperialists’ ‘defensive’ alliance

Nato, despite its huge military superiority, presents itself as a defensive alliance, as ‘the good guys’.

Dara O'Cogaidhin  ·  13 April 2022

A lasting peace between Ukraine and Russia requires a revolution

A revolutionary situation could emerge in which Putin’s ‘managed capitalism’ and ‘managed democracy’ can be called into question.

Jeremy Dewar  ·  13 April 2022

Russian and Nato imperialists out of Eastern Europe

Putin has resorted to a war of attrition against civilians.

Dave Stockton  ·  13 April 2022

No to war in Ukraine

By KD Tait VLADIMIR PUTIN’S invasion of Ukraine is a savage and reactionary assault on the sovereignty and independence of the people of Ukraine. People around the world are rightly moved by images of the wrecked apartment blocks and a rising death toll, covered on their TV screens. The UN estimates (27 February) 160,000 refugees, […]

KD Tait  ·  01 March 2022

Statement: Stop the war in Ukraine

The main enemy is at home.

Workers Power  ·  24 February 2022

Statement: The danger of war over Ukraine

Putin’s threat to invade, let alone any actual invasion, must be condemned by all socialists and democrats.

Workers Power  ·  25 January 2022

Trump claims “victory” at Nato summit

By Dave Stockton Donald Trump claimed victory over his European allies at the Nato heads of government conference in Brussels on July 11-12. Though he avoided reducing it to the total shambles of the June G7 Summit in Canada, he once again showed his scorn for the multilateral diplomacy that hitherto disguised US dominance over […]

Workers Power  ·  26 June 2018

Labour can lead the fight against imperialism and war

By KD Tait THE US, French, and British attack on the Syrian regime’s chemical warfare facilities, ostensibly in retaliation for the recent chemical attack in Douma, was little more than a cynical attempt by the Nato powers to avoid being made to look totally impotent by the Syrian dictator – whilst carefully avoiding a direct […]

Workers Power  ·  17 April 2018

Nato powers plot new Libya role

By Dave Stockton Five years after the NATO-led intervention into the revolutionary civil war that ended in the overthrow of dictator Muammar Gaddafi, Western powers are preparing to send ground troops into Libya. Britain, France and Italy may well play some sort of role.Their declared objective is to destroy Islamic State (IS) forces in Libya, […]

Workers Power  ·  25 May 2016

Nato escalation risks Russia war

A propaganda offensive against ‘Russian aggression’ orchestrated by the United States and its Nato allies aims to trigger a new arms race and shackle Europe into the USA’s strategic confrontation with Russia After 15 years of war in Afghanistan, Nato chiefs have signalled they have no intention of acquiescing to war-weariness and beating their swords […]

Workers Power  ·  19 March 2015

Hawks v doves

Ukraine ceasefire exposes tensions between USA and EU The surrender of government forces surrounded in the town of Debaltsevo has brought some respite for the population of the Donbas but the Kiev regime is unable to stem the imminent economic collapse provoked by its punishing enslavement to the IMF. The ceasefire arranged at the ‘Minsk […]

Workers Power  ·  15 March 2015

Nato summit lays plans for new cold war

Editorial from Fifth International no. 15 The decision of the 2014 Nato Summit in Wales to station permanent military forces along the Russian border marks the end of the post-Cold War “phony peace” and the opening of a pre-war period. The rhetoric of impending conflict has taken a step towards real conflict with the creation […]

Workers Power  ·  12 October 2014

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 conflict in Ukraine, which saw the pro-Russian president Yanukovych overthrown by Western-backed ultra-nationalists and fascists has been the catalyst for a sharp escalation in tension […]

Workers Power  ·  10 June 2014

Stop Nato’s new war drive

 By Dave Stockton The western media are filled with talk of the danger or the onset a new Cold War. The villain of the piece, they all agree, is Vladimir Putin – a new Hitler. Hillary Clinton, Prince Charles and even German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble are of one mind on this. Of course there […]

Workers Power  ·  02 June 2014

Troops out of Afghanistan

Marcus Halaby reports on the endgame in Afghanistan In late August the number of American troops killed in the war in Afghanistan reached a total of 2,000. This includes those killed in Pakistan and other countries where US forces are involved. Of particular concern to the US-led occupation forces has been the sharp rise in […]

Workers Power  ·  15 October 2012

Libya – the struggle continues

Gaddafi has been toppled from power, but the fight for the future of Libya continues. Dave Stockton looks at the growing conflicts amongst the anti-Gaddafi forces.

Workers Power  ·  27 September 2011

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