Fear, loathing and resistance in Trump’s America

Ashley Smith The Trump administration is one of the most reactionary governments in US history. It is a shotgun marriage of the far right, the Republican establishment, Goldman Sachs Democrats and Pentagon generals, each intent on implementing a different agenda. Trump stands astride this chaotic facti...CONTINUE READING

The counterrevolution crushes Aleppo

Ashley Smith The combined forces of Bashar al-Assad’s regime, Russian air power and Iranian-backed Shia death squads are reconquering eastern Aleppo, according to reports – and with it, the last of the major cities liberated by the Syrian Revolution since 2011. “Aleppo is being destroyed and burned com...CONTINUE READING

Obama’s new war in Iraq

Ashley Smith Ashley Smith analyses the complex conflicts driving the crisis in the Middle East – and fuelling the drive for an intensified US intervention in Iraq, and possibly Syria. A longer version of this article originally appeared at SocialistWorker.org ---------- The Islamic State in Iraq and Sy...CONTINUE READING