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Fifth International volume 4 issue 2

Editorial: Nato summit lays plans for new cold war

The decision of the 2014 Nato Summit in Wales to station permanent military forces along the Russian border marks the end of the post-Cold War “phony peace” and the opening of a pre-war period. Read more...

Israel’s third war in Gaza and the prospects for Palestinian liberation

Israel’s onslaught on Gaza saw record numbers demand an end to the siege. Marcus Halaby asks how can we break the blockade and end the occupation of Palestine Read more...

Counter-revolution in Syria invites US return to Iraq

Lacking support, the Syrian revolution suffered a series of defeats, a consequence of which was the rise of the ISIS. Marcus Halaby examines the fallout of this development Read more...

Britain: hot Autumn or Winter freeze?

Britain’s public sector unions launched a coordinated strike on 10 July to break the pay freeze. Read more...

Ukraine: a critique of the Yalta Manifesto

The anti-fascist resistance in Ukraine is debating what its goals and methods should be. Dave Stockton offers a critique of the Manifesto Read more...

The resurrection of Russian Imperialism

The restoration of capitalism after the collapse of the USSR posed the questions - what kind of capitalist state was the new Russia, and what was its role in the imperialist system. Read more...

Eleanor Marx: fighting for working women and trade union rights

Eleanor Marx: A Life
Rachel Holmes, Bloomsbury, 2014
ISBN 9780747583844
£21.99 Read more...

Review: the Silvertown general strike

The lost story of a strike that shook London and helped launch the modern labour movement

Silvertown
John Tully, Monthly Review Press/Lawrence & Wishart, 2014
ISBN 9781907103995
£15.00 Read more...

Fragile recovery, robust aggression, looming crisis

It is now a commonplace to remark upon the increased tension in international relations. The coincidence of the crisis in Ukraine with the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War has not been lost on even the most complacent of commentators. Inter-imperialist rivalries have now sharpened to the point where the seizure of territories is contemplated and there is, once again, the real possibility of armed clashes between the USA-EU-Japan allies and a potential Russia-China block. Read more...

Racist Cop Murders spark resistance

The execution of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by white police officer Darren Wilson on August 9 has provoked almost two weeks of protest on the streets of Ferguson, an impoverished suburb of S Read more...