Daraya

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Leyla’s blog. Four years following its liberation, the predominantly agricultural town of Daraya, strategically located near the capital, has fallen to the regime. A deal was reached to…

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Book Review: women fight the Islamic state

Monday, August 29, 2016

Janet Biehl, Roar. A Road Unforseen: Women fight the Islamic State, by Meredith Tax. Second Wave feminism, once it erupted in the late 1960s, called out misogyny where…

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The remaking of a global working class

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Beverley Silver, Roar. The dominant approach in the social sciences since the 1980s had been to assume that labor and class-based mobilizations are a relic of the past….

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Iran in Yemen

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Bilal Ahmed, Souciant. Although a few months old the issues raised here are still relevant (ME4change). The Saudi-led invasion of Yemen has opened new discussions on the Houthis,…

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What’s behind AKP’s allegations of Gulen-PKK ties?

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Irfan Aktan/Timur Göksel, Al Monitor. Turkey’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) government, which stepped up operations against the Fethullah Gulen movement after the July 15 coup attempt, is now…

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Food Sovereignty in Rebellion: Decolonization, Autonomy, Gender Equity, and the Zapatista Solution

Monday, August 22, 2016

Levi Gahman, Znet. One of the biggest threats to food security the world currently faces is neoliberalism. It’s logic, which has become status quo over the past 70…

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Political Islam, Part 3: How it effects society

Friday, August 19, 2016
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Ardeshir Mehrdad, Illustrations by Ardeshir Mohassess. An illegitimate child of advanced capitalism, Political Islam has profound effects on the society that gives birth to it both before and…

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How Turkey’s Reconciliation Deal with Israel Harms the Palestinians

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Jeremy R Hammond, Counterpunch. With Israel and Turkey having announced a reconciliation agreement this week, Turkey is portraying itself as a protector of the oppressed by arguing that…

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The development of capitalism in Egypt

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Patrick Clawson, Libcom. An article which first came out in 2014 which remains of interest to anyone interested in fundamentally changing the Middle East. Major work by Patrick…

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Pentagon Pollution, 7: The military assault on global climate

Sunday, August 14, 2016

H. Patricia Hynes, Climate & Capitalism. By every measure, the Pentagon is the largest institutional user of petroleum products and energy … Yet, the Pentagon has a blanket…

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Turkey, Opposing the Coup, Surviving Erdogan

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Joseph Daher, Peace News. On the night of Friday to Saturday, July 15-16, a fraction of the Turkish army attempted a military coup against the AKP government. It…

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Life and death in Palestine

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Ben Ehrenreich, The Guardian Journal. Planet Hebron is far, far away. The fact that you can drive there, or take a bus, only makes things more confusing. If…

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Libya: a legitimate and necessary debate from an anti-imperialist perspective

Monday, August 8, 2016

Gilbert Achcar, Le Monde Diplomatique. First published in Znet March 2011 – we believe is still of interest as it poses a methodology of how to approach such…

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Political prisoners in Syria, Iran and throughout the Middle East

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Joseph Daher, Alliance of Middle East Socialists. The repressive policies and actions of authoritarian regimes to crush popular movements and any forms of resistance have increased the number…

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Stalling or escaping?

Friday, August 5, 2016

Michael Roberts. As I reported in a recent post, global economic growth has been slowing from its already below-average level.  US economic growth has dropped away in the…

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Lessons of the Syrian Revolution for Iranians

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Frieda Afari, Alliance of Middle East Socialists from Radio Zamaneh. An analysis of Robin Yassin-Kassab and Leila Al Shami.  Burning Country:  Syrians in Revolution and War,   Pluto…

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A Coup Foretold (Turkey and the Neocons)

Monday, August 1, 2016

Dimitris Konstantakopoulos, Defend Democracy Press. Some hours before the Brussels terror attacks, on the other side of the Atlantic, a rather astonishing article was posted on the website…

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