Understanding Britain’s wars

11th January 2016 Socialist Action 0
The article below, by Michael Burke, deals with the material reasons for Britain’s wars. Britain has the biggest military budget in Europe and, along with France is the most willing to engage in overseas military adventures, usually at the behest of the US. This article explains that in terms of Britain’s place within the global imperialist system led by the US. It first appeared on Socialist Economic Bulletin.

Migration and war

23rd June 2015 Socialist Action 0


The following article by Stephen Bell, on migration and war, was originally published by the Stop the War Coalition.

Issues arising from migration, particularly immigration, are some of the most ideologically loaded questions in British politics. When these questions are related to the wars of British imperialism then the narrative becomes doubly loaded. It will then be helpful to examine the issues historically, in order to cut through prevailing prejudices.

Imperialist offensive causes tragedy in Ukraine

22nd July 2014 Socialist Action 0

By Paul Roberts

Last Thursday’s (17 July) air disaster, in which a Malaysian Airlines jetliner crashed near Ukraine’s border with Russia, killing all 298 people on board, is likely to be the result of a missile fired from the ground – a commercial plane tragically caught up in the war Kiev and its imperialist backers are waging against Ukraine’s eastern regions.

Why Michael Gove missed his mark on World War I

3rd June 2014 Socialist Action 0

The following article by Paul Atkin, challenging the myths promoted by the British government about World War I, was originally published by CND.

When Michael Gove wrote his piece in the Daily Mail lambasting “left wing myths” about World War One; he might have been surprised by the dusty response he received, even on that paper’s website. He’d set up the usual targets, fired off the accustomed clichés and blown some patriotic dog whistles, but 70 per cent of responses were hostile.