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.

How to really defeat ISIS

29th November 2015 Socialist Action 0

The effective measures that would really defeat ISIS are very simple – the fact Cameron doesn’t propose them shows he is lying about trying to destroy ISIS.

Why Cameron is lying by claiming bombing Syria is to destroy ISIS

29th November 2015 Socialist Action 0

Cameron’s claim in asking for authorisation to bomb Syria is that it is intended to destroy ISIS and other ‘jihadists’. But the facts show this is a lie, that Cameron’s aim in Syria is totally different, and that its end result will be to strengthen ‘jihadists’. As unfortunately some on the left have also not understood the real situation on this it is therefore important to clarify the real facts in Syria which demonstrate what are Cameron’s actual goals.

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.