How British Government policy on Yemen has become a fiasco

22nd September 2016 Socialist Action 0

The following article by Stephen Bell, on British policy on Yemen, was previously published by Stop the war coalition.

For some time now international pressure has been building up against the Saudi led war upon Yemen. In February this year, the European Parliament voted for an EU wide arms embargo on Saudi Arabia. Recently, 64 members of the US Congress, from both Democrats and Republicans, called upon President Obama to “postpone sales of new arms” to Saudi Arabia.

Israeli-backed insurgency suffers setbacks in Syria

22nd May 2013 Socialist Action 0

By Paul Roberts

Syrian government forces are currently fighting in an important battle to retake control of Qusair, a town between Homs and the Lebanese border.

The government has over recent weeks broken the stalemate and developed impetus behind a series of military and political advances. If this momentum persists imperialism’s offensive will be significantly weakened. Hence it is determined to halt Syria’s current progress, so Israel has increased its direct attacks on Syria and there is a renewed drive for stepped up support to the opposition guerrilla forces.