"IT IS a mess in Iraq". The UN special envoy, Lakhdar Brahimi, was certainly to the point. Elections, he said, would not be possible on the 30 January "if the circumstances stay as they are".

When Palestinian leader Yassar Arafat fell dangerously ill, Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon was worried enough about being blamed for his death to release him from the Israeli blockade in Ramallah to be flown to France for treatment. Sharon fears that should Arafat suddenly die, Palestinian mass grieving will spill...

The speakers at Monday’s demonstration , held in Tel Aviv, in support of withdrawal from Gaza were not radical ones - actually they gave unconditional support to Sharon’s disengagement plan.

"Qassam" rockets, terror attacks, devastation, bloodshed… Can the "Disengagement Plan" bring the end of the Israeli-Palestinian bloodbath any closer?

There is justifiable revulsion, shared by the socialist, at the videoed public beheading of Ken Bigley. However, Ken Bigley’s brother, Paul, was right when he said that "Blair has blood on his hands".

On the night of Thursday, October 7, around 10 PM, an explosion shook the Hilton Taba hotel, located in the Sinai Peninsula, only a short distance from Egypt’s border with Israel.

During the recent years, while the municipal councils served as the main target of the budget cuts and massive redundancies, they were given new authority and responsibilities. Starting about a year and a half ago, the municipal councils began to collapse, one by one, under the weight of budget cuts from central...

"This is far graver than Vietnam. If we leave and there’s no civil war, that’s a victory." William Odon, former head of the US national security agency, is more in touch with the reality of Iraq than George Bush and Tony Blair.

The dreams of the US right-wing ’neo-cons’ lie in tatters on the battlefields of Iraq. One of the only certainties in the turmoil of Iraq is that imperialism’s occupation is doomed to failure.

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