One Question: The future of Gaza

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Posted on State of Nature June 28, 2018. One Question is a monthly series in which we ask leading thinkers to give a brief answer to a single…

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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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‘The growth of right-wing forces is ominous’: Interview with Noam Chomsky

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

 Jipson John and Jitheesh P.M. Posted on Frontline June 22, 2018. NOAM AVRAM CHOMSKY is one of the greatest intellectuals in modern times. For the past six decades…

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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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Istanbul’s Gezi Park: how did visual communication between protesters help create a movement?

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Olu Jenzen and Aidan McGarry. Posted on Open Democracy. This article is part of Right to Protest, a partnership project with human rights organisations CELS and INCLO, with support from…

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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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Syria is not exceptional: interview with Joseph Daher | Part 2

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Joe Hayns & Joseph Daher. Posted on RS21 May 10, 2018. This is Part 2 of an interview with Joseph Daher, on revolution and counter-revolution in Syria.  In…

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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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Gazans Have Crossed the Fear Barrier

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Ramzy Baroud. Posted on ZCommunications May 23, 2018. 60 Palestinians were killed in Gaza on May 15, simply for protesting and demanding their Right of Return as guaranteed…

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“There is a consensus. The proximate cause of the horror in Gaza is the Israeli blockade. It is not Hamas”

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Norman Finkelstein. Posted on Democracy now facebook Norman Finklestein on the Gaza blockade. Norman Finkelstein on Gaza blockade Norman Finkelstein: "There is a consensus. The proximate cause of…

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Morocco’s Movements Take to the Streets for Water, Labor Reforms, and Human Rights

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Ilhem Rachidi. Posted on Toward Freedom May 10, 2018. Last December, the brothers Houcine and Jedouane Dioui died while working in a coal mine in Jerada, a small…

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Why Armenians Call for a Velvet Revolution

Friday, May 4, 2018

Olya Azatyan, Sonja Schiffers. Posted on Heinrich Boell Stiftung on April 23, 2018. The interview was originally published on the Polis Blog. Armenia, a country of 3 million…

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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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Writing about Violence: A Joint Reflection from Latin America and the Middle East

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Hiba Bou Akar , Roosbelinda Cárdenas This is a shortened version of an article that first appeared on MER284 This essay reflects on some of the challenges of…

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Gaza’s “Great March of Return”: an international rallying call for peace and justice

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Stephen McCloskey. Posted on Open Democracy 26, April 2018. In 2015, a Guardian editorial said that “The right of assembly in a public place is truly one of…

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Systematic destruction of healthcare in Eastern Ghouta, Syria

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Posted on BMJ 28 March 2018. Systematic attacks on hospitals, patients, doctors, and civilians in Eastern Ghouta, Syria, have killed nearly 1600 civilians and resulted in the internal…

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Seven years after: what is next for Syria?

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Syrian playwright Mohammad Al Attar moderates a panel on seven years of the Syrian revolution featuring the great Yassin al-Haj Saleh, Thomas Pierret and Kristin Helberg. The 18th…

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Calling on world conscience

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Hamza Abu Eltarabesh. Posted on Electronic Intifada April 7, 2108. Much has already been written and said about the bloody events of the first Great March of Return…

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Bread, water and roses: The guerrillas of Shengal (Sinjar)

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Marcel Cartier. Posted on The Region on April 4, 2018. Powerful, sobering and heart-wrenching images are once again to be seen from the Yazidi heartland of Shengal, otherwise…

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Israeli peace group urges soldiers to refuse orders to shoot Gaza protesters

Friday, April 6, 2018

Posted on Informed Consent on April 6, 2018. BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Israeli human rights organization B’Tselem launched a campaign entitled “Sorry Commander, I cannot shoot,” on Thursday urging…

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Jewish Voice for Peace Horrified By Israeli Response to the #GreatReturnMarch

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Posted Jewish Voice for Peace March 30, 2018 Jewish Voice for Peace is horrified by the Israeli response to the #GreatReturnMarch, in which tens of thousands of Palestinian…

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Iran: Prison sentence for Maryam Shariatmadari for taking off her hejab

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Maryam Shariatmadari, one of the women of Enghelab Street, who took off her compulsory hejab as protest on 23rd February 2018, following the weeks of protest across in…

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The Women’s Movement in Turkey

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Ecehan Balta and Arielle Concilio. Posted on Left Voice on February 28, 2018. Arielle Concilio of Left Voice spoke with Ecehan Balta of the socialist collective Başlangıç Kolektifi…

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Climate & Capitalism Interview with Zafer Ülger: Ecological crisis and capitalism in Turkey today

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Zafar Ugler and Arielle Conclio. Posted on Monthly Review on March 5, 2018. Originally on Left Voice.  Zafer Ülger is a member of the Başlangıç socialist collective in…

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Egyptian Surrealist art at the Tate Liverpool, UK

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Marina Warner. Posted on London Review of Books Vol 40, no 5, March 8, 2018. Art et Liberté was a movement that came into being in 1938 in…

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Turkey: conflicts on many fronts

Monday, March 12, 2018

Esen Uslu. Posted on Weekly Worker, number 1193, March 8, 2018. Despite the popularity of Turkish actions in Syria, Cyprus and the Aegean, the ruling AKP is forced…

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ID card and the Dice Player: Two Poems by Mahmoud Darwish

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Mahmoud Darwish Posted on Resistance Words on June 15, 2017. Last year, Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman called his poems “fuel for terror attacks”. By that, he meant…

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The Story Behind the Rise of Turkey’s Ulema

Friday, February 16, 2018

Ceren Lord. Posted by MERIP on February 4, 2018. At the heart of the controversy over Islamization in Turkey has been the accelerated rise and visibility of the…

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