Left Forum 2016, Imperialism in the Twenty-First Century

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Monthly Review Imperialism in the Twenty-First Century, Monthly Review, John Bellamy Foster, Chair, John Smith, author, Hannah Holleman, Amherst College, Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz, Professor Emerita, California State University,…

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Silencing America as it prepares for war

Monday, May 30, 2016

John Pilger Counterpunch Returning to the United States in an election year, I am struck by the silence. I have covered four presidential campaigns, starting with 1968; I…

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The Violence of Othering in a Warming World

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Naomi Klein London Review of Books Edward Said was no tree-hugger. Descended from traders, artisans and professionals, he once described himself as ‘an extreme case of an urban…

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Resistance of political prisoners in Syria and Iran

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Joseph Daher Alliance of Middle East Socialist The repressive policies and actions of authoritarian regimes to crush popular movements and resistance has increased the number of political prisoners…

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A letter in my purse: a poem

Friday, May 20, 2016

Shaimaa El-Sabbagh translated by Maged Zaher Arablit Shaimaa El-Sabbagh, poet and  Socialist Popular Alliance Partya ctivist who was shot dead at a rally in Tahrir Square I am not…

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A Commune in Rojava?

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Alex de Jong New Politics The siege of Kobani by Islamic State (ISIS) brought worldwide attention to the Syrian Kurdish PYD (Partiya Yekîtiya Demokrat, Democratic Union Party), the…

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Zionism and anti-Semitism

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Moshé Machover Weekly Worker What is the meaning of Zionism today, almost 70 years after the formation of Israel, and why is it such a buzzword? Are we…

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Towards Progressive Politics in the Middle East

Friday, May 6, 2016

Abbas Shahrabi Farahani & Gilbert Achar Problematica/New Politics Abbas Shahrabi: How do you define “Left” and “Leftist Politics”? What are the main theoretical elements of a leftist politics?…

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Struggle for a Democratic Socialism in the Middle East

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Joseph Daher Problematica/Alliance of Middle East Socialist In this interview with the Iranian site,  Problematica,  Daher investigates issues such as the relationship between  socialism, secularism and democracy,  the…

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Poor Shiites invade Iraqi Parliament over corrupt Spoils System

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Juan Cole Informed Comment Baghdad is under a state of emergency on Sunday a day after members of the Sadr Trend stormed the Green Zone and invaded the…

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BDS 10 Years On: Anti-Colonial Demands in a Liberal Framework

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Mohammed Nabulsi Warscapes The Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, launched on July 9, 2005 by the Palestinian Civil Society (consisting of more than 170 Palestinian civil organizations),…

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A left-wing refugee policy for the European Union

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Gabi Zimmer Links International Speech given by Gabi Zimmer, chair of GUE/NGL, in Athens at the International Conference “Alliance For Democracy – Against Austerity in Europe”, 18-20 March…

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A majority of millennials now reject capitalism, poll shows

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Max Ehrenfreund, Washington Post In an apparent rejection of the basic principles of the U.S. economy, a new poll shows that most young people do not support capitalism. The Harvard…

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Statement on “Labour’s problem with antisemitism”

Monday, May 2, 2016

The Jewish Socialist Group’s response to the right wing witch-hunt sparked by accusations of anti-semitism by prominent British Labour Party members Naz Shah MP and Ken Livingstone. “Antisemitism…

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