The Boustani house: the tragedy and faith of Lebanon

Friday, December 29, 2017

Robert Fisk. Posted on Znet December 28, 2017. Source The Independent. During the great famine in Lebanon and Syria – whose lamentable hundredth anniversary we mark these current…

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Hadj-Ali Abelkader: A Muslim Communist in the 1920s

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Ian Birchall. Published by International Socialist Review number 106 The relations between Muslims and revolutionary socialists have often been problematic. A few years ago in France there was…

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The ‘New Anti-Semitism’

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Neve Gordon. Posted on London Review of Books 4 January 2018. Not long after the eruption of the Second Intifada in September 2000, I became active in a…

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Global economics: Top ten posts of 2017: Venezuela, Capital and class

Monday, December 25, 2017

Michael Roberts. So what were the ten top posts in terms of viewings on my blog in 2017? The winner by some distance was my post last August…

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Art Versus Cultural Diplomacy

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Maymanah Farhat. Posted on Jadaliyya on December 21, 2017. Between Two Rounds of Fire, the Exile of the Sea: Arab Modern and Contemporary Works from the Barjeel Art…

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A Looming Crisis for Turkey’s President

Friday, December 22, 2017

Conn Hallinan. Posted on Znet on December 21, 2017. Viewed one way, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan looks unassailable: He weathered last year’s coup attempt, jailed more than…

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Donald Trump will spark a war with Iran – which is great news for Daesh

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Patrick Cockburn. Posted on Independent February 2017. We reproduce it on ME4Change as a useful summary of US involvement in the Middle East President Trump made great play…

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A War Within a War: Chechnya’s Expanding Role in Syria

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Neil Hauer. Posted on Souciant on December 4, 2017. TBILISI – International actors have been positioning themselves to exploit new realities in Syria and solidify their involvement in…

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The GOP Plan Is the Biggest Tax Increase in American History, By Far

Monday, December 18, 2017

Ryan Grim. Posted on the Intercept_ on December 1, 2017 The tax bill moving its way through Congress is routinely referred to as a $1.5 trillion tax cut….

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Recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Richard Falk. Posted on Znet on December 16, 2017. [Prefatory Note: The following post is a modified version of an article published on December 8th in Middle East…

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Capitalism unhinged: crisis of legitimacy in the United States

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Victor Wallis. Posted on Monthly Review online on November 28, 2017. Originally published: Socialism and Democracy, Vol. 31, No. 3 (November 2017) I I recall that in the…

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Anuar Brahem: Blue Maqams

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Adam Shatz. Posted on London Review of Books blog on December 5, 2017. Anouar Brahem first heard jazz when he was studying the oud at the National Conservatory…

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White House May Share Nuclear Power Technology With Saudi Arabia

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Isaac Arnsdorf. This story was originally published on ProPublica on  November 29, 2017. The overture follows an intense and secretive lobbying push involving Michael Flynn, Tom Barrack, Rick…

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The Coming War on Lebanon: Israel, Saudi Arabia and the U.S. Prepare for a Long-Planned Middle East War

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Timothy Alexander Guzman, Silent Crow News. Posted in Colonialism & Occupation, Geopolitics, Global Economy, Media Analysis on 1 December 2017. Washington’s plan to oust Syrian President Bashar al-Assad…

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Trump , Populism , Fascism , and the Road Ahead

Monday, December 11, 2017

Harry van der Linden Butler University, hvanderl@butler.edu. Interesting article published in: Radical Philosophy Review,Volume 20, Number 2, 2017: 355-365 During his election campaign, Trump promoted violence and appealed…

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Russia’s multilayered Syrian diplomacy worries Iran

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Hamidreza Azizi. Posted by al Monitor on December 6, 2017. TEHRAN, Iran — The Russian Black Sea resort city of Sochi, widely known for its tourist attractions, has recently…

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The Smart Weapons Fallacy: Civilian Casualties From “Precision” Air Strikes in Iraq and Syria

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Patrick Cockburn. Posted on Counterpunch December 4, 2017. The final elimination of Isis in Iraq and Syria is close, but welcome though the defeat of these monstrous movements may be, it has…

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Last ditch democracy

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Karam Hilo. Posted on Al Jadalyyah and Qantara.de 2017. In this essay, Lebanese journalist Karam Hilo asks whether it is possible to apply the Western concept of democracy…

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Jewish Socialists’ Group statement on Trump’s announced move of the US embassy to Jerusalem

Friday, December 8, 2017

Donald Trump’s order to move the American Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, claiming that “Jerusalem has been and always will be the eternal capital” of…

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The Ossington Circle Episode 16: The Destruction of Syria and Solidarity with Max Ajl

Friday, December 8, 2017

Max Ajl and Justine Podur. Interview transcript posted on podur.org on April 29, 2017. In this episode of The Ossington Circle, academic, activist, and editor at Jadaliyya Max…

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America’s Monetary Imperialism

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Michael Hudson. Posted on Information Clearing House on December 2, 2017. In theory, the global financial system is supposed to help every country gain. Mainstream teaching of international…

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The War Nerd: A Brief History Of The Yemen Clusterf*ck

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Gary Brecher. Posted on Pando on  March 28, 2015. A useful introduction to the war in Yemen. DILI,   EAST TIMOR — I ought to be familiar with the…

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Danger of nuclear war: Retired Nuclear Warriors v. Active Duty Armageddon

Sunday, December 3, 2017

John Laforge. Posted on Counterpunch on December 1, 2017. Call it a nuclear clash of titans — but not the crude shouting-match between Donald Trump and North Korea’s…

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Socialist Action and Syrian Revolution Solidarity

Sunday, December 3, 2017

On November 4 Socialist Action is sponsoring a conference at Central Connecticut State University entitled “The Solution is Socialism.” This conference comes at a time in American history…

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How Israeli leftists trivialize the Palestinian cause

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Zena Tahhan. Posted on +972 on November 28, 2017. Ask any Palestinian on the street and they will tell you that the 1948 territories—those areas that now make…

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