The Syrian War in Five Sieges

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Patrick Cockburn. Posted on London Review of Books Vol 40, July 19, 2018. The road to Raqqa, once the de facto Syrian capital of Islamic State, looks surprisingly…

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Localisation: A strategic solution to globalised authoritarianism

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Helena Norberg-Hodge. Posted on TNI Longreads. For those who care about peace, equality and the future of the planet, the global political swing to the right over the…

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From Gaza to Jerusalem to Iran: Shifts in the Middle East and the Place of Palestine

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Joel Beinin. Posted on MERIP July 12, 2018. The Palestinian Great March of Return, which began on March 30, 2018 and continued into June, was a popular mobilization…

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Bolton, MEK and Trump’s Iran Strategy

Friday, July 13, 2018

Garry Leupp. Posted on Counterpunch July 11, 2018. There are growing indications that the Trump administration plans to use the Mojahedin-e Khalq (People’s Mojahedin of Iran, or MEK)…

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Prisoners of a Vision: Dissidents in Sisi’s Egypt

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Tom Stevenson. Posted on LA Review of Books, June 27, 2018. ON JANUARY 31, 2017, four lawyers arrived at the steps of Egypt’s Supreme Administrative Court on the…

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Iran’s Labor Protests/strikes, Revolutionary Socialist Direction and International Solidarity

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Frieda Afary. Posted on Alliance of Middle East Socialists June 13, 2018. Below is the text of Frieda Afary’s presentation to a group of international  labor activists on…

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Erdogan has used same techniques as Trump to de-democratize Turkey

Monday, June 25, 2018

Juan Cole. Posted on Informed Comment 25th June 2018. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the president of Turkey, began his legitimate political career at the turn of this century with…

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The Ever-Shrinking Space for Hazara Ethnic Group

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Rohullah Naderi. Posted on Counterpunch June 22, 2018. The hunger strike by Ms. Jalila Haider, a human rights attorney and founder of a nonprofit organization, “We the Human…

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Israel: No such thing as socialist Zionism

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Tony Greenstein. Published by Weekly Worker June 14, 2018 Gideon Levy is one of the few, lonely voices of sanity in an Israel that has veered towards the…

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Donald Trump’s New World Order: How the President, Israel, and the Gulf states plan to fight Iran

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Adam Entous. Posted on the New Yorker June 18, 2018. On the afternoon of December 14, 2016, Ron Dermer, Israel’s Ambassador to the United States, rode from his…

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The China–Pakistan Economic Corridor: Beyond the Rule of Capital?

Friday, June 8, 2018

Aasim Sajjad Akhtar. Posted on Monthly Review, June 1, 2018. In August 2017, seven months into the most reactionary U.S. presidency of modern times, Donald Trump ventured into…

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Marx and nature: Why we need Marx now more than ever

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Elizabeth Terzakis. Published: International Socialist Review (ISR), Issue #109, 2018. Posted on Monthly Review June 6, 2018  |  At the end of January 2018, the rollercoaster ride that is…

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Syria’s New Housing Law Will Displace Tens of Thousands of Refugees, But Even That Won’t Help the Regime Win the War

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Robert Fisk. Posted on CounterPunch June 4, 2018. When wars end, the winners redraw the maps. That’s what the British and French did to the Ottoman Empire after…

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Yazidi women: in defense of human rights sympathy is not enough

Monday, June 4, 2018

Richard Falk. Posted Richard Falk June 1 2018. Ten days ago, while attending the opening ceremony of a conference in Vienna commemorating the 25thanniversary of the Vienna Declaration…

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Erdoğan’s ‘new’ Turkey: Purges and Paranoia

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Ella George. Published by London Review of Books Vol. 40 No. 10 · 24 May 2018 The elections due to be held on 24 June, brought forward abruptly…

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Iraq Elections: A Step Toward Rebuilding Popular Power

Friday, June 1, 2018

David Bacon. Posted on LobeLog May 30, 2018. The U.S. media quickly dismissed the results of Iraq’s national elections on May 12. Journalists were puzzled by what the…

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The Shia Shift: Why Iran and Hezbollah Abandoned Suicide attacks

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Zachary Keckand Matthew Sparks. Posted on The National Interest May 28, 2018. Thirty-five years ago last month, a Hezbollah suicide bomber drove a delivery van packed with explosives…

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The Two-State Solution: An Autopsy

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Henry Siegman. Published by London Review of Books Vol. 40 No. 10 · 24 May 2018 During the latest outbreak of violence in Gaza, Israeli security forces, using…

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Iran: Sanctions & War

Monday, May 28, 2018

Conn Hallinan. Posted on CounterPunch May 25, 2018. The question is: has the Trump administration already made a decision to go to war with Iran, similar to the…

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Why Mike Pompeo’s ‘Severest Sanctions’ on Iran Will Backfire

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Juan Cole. Posted on TruthDig May 23, 2018. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s speech on new sanctions on Iran lays out a wide range of Iranian behavior he would…

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The Two-State Solution: An Autopsy

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Henry Siegman. Published in London Review of Books volume 40 number 10. During the latest outbreak of violence in Gaza, Israeli security forces, using high-powered rifles and live…

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Israel and Gaza: Policy of Kill and Kill and Kill

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Saree Makdisi. Posted on Counterpunch May 16, 2018. Two spectacles unfolded in Palestine on Monday.  In Gaza, Israeli army snipers shot and killed 58 Palestinians—including six children—and injured…

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Israel repurposes Nakba myths to justify today’s massacre in Gaza

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Jonathan Cook. Posted on ZCommunications 15th May 2018. On Monday and Tuesday, Palestinians commemorate the anniversary of the Nakba, or catastrophe, their mass expulsion and dispossession 70 years…

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Iran, USA and Israel: The drift towards War

Friday, May 11, 2018

Adam Shatz. Posted on London Review of Books May 11, 2018. Benjamin Netanyahu first met Donald Trump in 1986, when they were introduced by Ronald Lauder, the heir…

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Playing Tehran’s game. The Islamic Republic thrives on crisis.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Yassamine Mather. Posted on  Weekly Worker May 10, 2018. Those who believe Trump’s withdrawal from the nuclear deal will damage the Islamic Republic are badly mistaken. When Donald…

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Secret Teams in Another Deadly Imperial War

Friday, May 11, 2018

Jeremy Kuzmarov. Posted on ZNet May 10, 2013. The New York Times has reported of the presence of secret teams of American Green Berets on the Saudi Arabian…

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How Will Europe React to Trump’s Dumping the Iran Deal?

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Gary Leupp. Posted on Counterpunch 9th May 2018. People are asking how Iran will respond to Trump’s announcement about U.S.withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action signed…

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Revolution or Decadence? Thoughts on the Transition between Modes of Production on the Occasion of the Marx Bicentennial

Monday, May 7, 2018

Samir Amin. Posted on Monthly Review May 01, 2018. Introduction Karl Marx is a giant thinker, not just for the nineteenth century, but even more for understanding our…

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It’s the People, Stupid: Debunking the Myths on Protests in Armenia

Friday, May 4, 2018

Asbed Kotchikian. Posted on Hetq April 19, 2018. Since April 13, 2018 protesters in Armenia’s capital Yerevan have been gathering in public spaces, barricading roads and demonstrating against…

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Turkey: Erdoğan’s Cesspit

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Daniel Finn. Editorial in New Left Review number 107. For the gatekeepers of established wisdom in the West, the rise of Turkey’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) was…

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