InternationalAppealwide

Middle East

Isis close to defeat as imperialists prepare for war

The defeat of Isis is imminent: their last pocket in Mosul is about to be wiped out, Raqqa is being encircled and even Deir ez-Zor is under pressure. As Niklas Albin Svensson discusses, however, the end of Isis in Iraq and Syria has begun a struggle amongst the imperialists and the various regional powers to carve out spheres of influence in the aftermath.

The stinking hypocrisy of Trump's attack on Syria

Last week, under orders from President Trump, the US navy launched a series of missile attacks on the Al Shayrat airbase in the central governorate of Homs in Syria. This attack was said to be in response to the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime. Once again, however, we see the reeking hypocrisy of the imperialists on display.

Syria: the battle of Aleppo - a turning point in world relations

The recapture of Aleppo by loyalist forces in December, represents a decisive milestone in the Syrian civil war, as well as for the crisis in the whole region. But, as Hamid Alizadeh discusses, it also has wide ranging consequences for world relations in the coming period.

The fall of Aleppo and the fog of war

After four years of bloody war of attrition, Aleppo has fallen. For the rebels and their foreign backers this represents a humiliating blow which will have major consequences internationally and domestically. Hamid Alizadeh looks at the stinking hypocrisy of Western imperialism regarding the tragedy of Aleppo.

Syria: Aleppo, Mosul, and imperialist hypocrisy

Day after day the public in the West is submitted to a constant barrage of horror stories emanating from Syria. Such scenes are used by those who are experts in the business of shaping public opinion according to certain interests. Alan Woods explains that it is the duty of Marxists to cut across the fog of propaganda, to expose its cynical nature and to lay bare the real interests that lie behind it.

Video blog

Oppose the reactionary coup in Venezuela Oppose the reactionary coup in Venezuela
Duration: 00:43:09
Date: 24 May 2017
Trump’s chaos at home and hypocrisy abroad Trump's chaos at home and hypocrisy abroad
Duration: 00:18:53
Date: 24 May 2017
The General Election: How to kick out the Tories The General Election: How to kick out the Tories
Duration: 00:42:57
Date: 15 May 2017
Will there be a Third World War? Will there be a Third World War?
Duration: 00:54:25
Date: 9 May 2017
The French elections: a collapse of the status quo The French elections: a collapse of the status quo
Duration: 00:26:44
Date: 27 Apr 2017
Latin America: from Revolution to Counter-Revolution? Latin America: from Revolution to Counter-Revolution?
Duration: 00:50:03
Date: 27 Mar 2017
Capitalism’s global political crisis Capitalism's global political crisis
Duration: 00:01:07
Date: 24 Mar 2017
The fall of Aleppo and the fog of war The fall of Aleppo and the fog of war
Duration: 00:08:30
Date: 15 Dec 2016
Trump’s win: the status quo has failed Trump's win: the status quo has failed
Duration: 00:01:04
Date: 14 Nov 2016