Essential Books: Environment and Politics in the Middle East

Thursday, April 30, 2020

While scholars of the Middle East have long been attentive to problems of land and property, resource extraction and accumulation, and the political nature of knowledge production, it…

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Iraq’s Tahrir: Finishing What We Started

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Sami Adnan Since October of 2019 a massive revolutionary movement has occupied public squares all over Iraq. Rising alongside a wave of explosive international struggles from Chile, to…

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The Viral Emergency in Palestine

Saturday, April 25, 2020

S.C. Molavi and Eyal Weizman Over a dozen states, including Hungary, Ethiopia, Japan, Canada, and Botswana, have recently declared a “state of emergency” giving governments sweeping powers to…

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The Brazilian slums hiring their own doctors to fight covid-19

Friday, April 24, 2020

Rodrigo de Oliveira Andrade ME4Change is posting this report, despite the fact that it is outside its geographic remit, because it is an interesting example of self-organisation in…

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Arundhati Roy: ‘The pandemic is a portal’

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Who can use the term “gone viral” now without shuddering a little? Who can look at anything any more — a door handle, a cardboard carton, a bag…

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“Between the rock of the occupation, and the hammer of coronavirus”

Monday, April 20, 2020

The Coronavirus and the Conditions of Palestinian Workers G.N. Nithya “Colonialism is not a thinking machine, nor a body endowed with reasoning faculties. It is violence in its…

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Coronavirus: Global academia gets a taste of the Palestinian lockdown

Friday, April 17, 2020

Emile Badarin The outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic has obstructed the education of students globally. But this is hardly new to Palestinian students and academics, whose educational life…

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Why coronavirus could spark a capitalist supernova

Thursday, April 16, 2020

John Smith “Global yields lowest in 500 years of recorded history. $10 trillion of negative rate bonds. This is a supernova that will explode one day,” tweeted Bill…

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All Prisoners Are Political Prisoners: Rethinking the Campaign to #FreeThemAll Beyond Borders and Beyond COVID-19

Monday, April 13, 2020

Golnar Nikpour In late February, amid the catastrophic spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Islamic Republic of Iran, relatives of several of Iran’s prisoners of conscience…

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COVID-19 and Circuits of Capital

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Rob Wallace, Alex Liebman, Luis Fernando Chaves and Rodrick Wallace This article is the Review of the Month for the May 2020 issue. The print version will carry…

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Covid-19 pandemic: A war economy?

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Michael Roberts If all country pandemics were the same, then the figure below would be how this pandemic will come to an end.  The start-to-peak ratio of Covid-19…

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Two poems by Ahmad Shamlu

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Translated from Farsi by Sheida Dayani Ahmad Shamlou (1925-2000) The Secret A secret was with me; I told the mountain. A secret was with me; I told the…

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Iran Covid-19 Deaths Rival US as Trump Blockade blocks Medical Supplies

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Juan Cole The European Union has activated the Instex trading mechanism for the purpose of sending medicine and medical supplies to Iran to fight the coronavirus outbreak. Instex…

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