Labor and Class in Iran: An Interview with Mohammad Maljoo

Friday, June 23, 2017

 Paola Rivetti. This article was posted on MERIP online on May 26 2017. Following the July 2015 signature of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), or “nuclear…

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Lines of Debate: the Subaltern and the Proletariat of the World

Monday, May 29, 2017

Marcel van der Linden Interviewed by Paula Varela Left Voice. Reverberations of the international crisis have resurrected the idea of the working class as revolutionary political actor from…

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Southern Insurgency: Challenging the narrative of working-class powerlessness. Book Review

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Book Review by Kyle Brown, International Socialist Review. Challenging the narrative of working-class powerlessness. By Immanuel Ness: Pluto Press, 2015 · 240 pages · $28.00 There is perhaps…

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To the barricades: Has protesting become too easy?

Friday, May 12, 2017

Isaac Chotiner Slate. Book Review: Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest. Interview with author Zenep Tufekc. First posted on Slate May 8, 2017….

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Marx on Immigration: Workers, Wages, and Legal Status

Friday, May 5, 2017

David Wilson. Posted on Monthly Review Volume 68 Number 9. On April 9, 1870, Karl Marx wrote a long letter to Sigfrid Meyer and August Vogt, two of…

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Palestine and Israel: No self-determination – a reply to Moshé Machover

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Tony Greenstein, Weekly Worker. The overthrow of Zionism is incompatible with a Hebrew nation. Moshé Machover, who I count as a friend and comrade, is a legend in…

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The freedom to say “No”: Interview with dismissed Turkish academic and Yeniyol editor Uraz Aydin

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

This interview was posted on Links International from Left East before the constitutional referendum in Turkey. However, it covers many points that remain relevant regardless of the result…

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Introduction to Pambazuka’s Special Edition on the labour movement in Africa

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Shaun Whittaker. This article first appeared in Europe Solidaire Sans Fronitiers on 26 January 2017. In the face of multiple crises of profit-driven socio-economic systems that have driven…

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1,736 social, economic and labor protests across Egypt in 2016: ECESR

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Mada Masr. This report first appeared in Mada Masr on December 26, 2016 According to a report published by the independent Egyptian Center for Economic and Social Rights (ECESR) on…

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No easy answers: why left-wing economics is not the answer to right-wing populism

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Zack Beauchamp, Vox. On November 20, less than two weeks after Donald Trump’s upset win, Bernie Sanders strode onto a stage at Boston’s Berklee Performance Center to give…

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Le Populisme de gauche, un oxymore dangereux

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Pierre Khalfa , Ensemble! Ce texte a été écrit en vue d’un débat sur la question du populisme qui a été introduit à partir des interventions et des…

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Imperialism in the Twenty First Century: Book Review

Monday, March 13, 2017

Michael Roberts blog. A review of imperialism in the Twenty First century by John Smith, published by Monthly Review Press John Smith’s book is a powerful and searing…

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Is Africa rising? A critical perspective (2) – “a makeover of the mechanisms of domination and social injustice”

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Jean Nanga, Europe Solidaire Sans Frontiers. The narrative about Africa in the international media, in particular the economic press, as well as in academic journals, is changing. It…

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Women: Middle East ranks ‘last’ on gender equality

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

The New Arab. Women in the Middle East have faced patriarchal prejudice and deeply-rooted discrimination in efforts to bridge the gender chasm and improve female participation in public…

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Egyptian State responds to labor protests with heightened repression

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Jano Charbel, Mada Masr. Recent nationwide labor protests have found themselves confronted by extraordinary measures of repression as the country continues to weather economic struggles, austerity measures and…

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Mahalla textile workers call off strike as strike leaders face disciplinary hearings

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Mada Masr, Al Arabiya. Over 2,000 workers from the state-owned Misr Spinning and Weaving Company in Mahalla called off their partial strike on Wednesday. Five of the strike…

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IFFCO workers launch boycott campaign to protest sackings, arrests and sit-in dispersal

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Mada Masr, Al Arabiya. Workers at the International Foodstuffs Co (IFFCO) in Suez have launched a campaign calling for a boycott of the company’s products after 27 workers…

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The Arab ruling classes in the 1970s – Mohammad Ja’far

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Mohammad Ja’far, Libcom.org. Text of a talk by Mohammed Ja’far on the development of the Arab ruling classes during the 1960s and 1970s, their integration into the world…

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Revolution in Iran: was it possible in 1921?

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Fred Halliday, Libcom. Article discussing the little-known 1920-21 uprising in the Gilan province of northern Iran, and its importance for the workers’ movement in both Iran itself and…

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Trump presidency: how far will the darkness spread?

Monday, February 20, 2017

Mohammad Reza Shalguni Trump’s election to the presidency last November was not a normal event and in all likelihood will be remembered as a watershed moment in history….

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The Left, Imperialism, and the Syrian Revolution

Monday, February 13, 2017

Corey Oakley, Pulse. Of the millions of people who have risen up in revolt across the Arab world these past 19 months, few have suffered as much for…

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Hezbollah and the Workers

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Joseph Daher, Jacobin. Though its reputation has waned in recent years, Hezbollah has long earned plaudits from the Left for its military resistance to Israel. Many, too, have…

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Why schools have become a battleground in Turkey

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Scott Peterson, Christian Science Monitor. When Turkey’s teachers returned to school in September, they found their numbers decimated by expulsions, more than half their textbooks gone, and some…

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Morroco’s Makhzen: repression and resistance

Monday, November 28, 2016

Richard Greeman, Counterfire. On Wednesday 26 October, the well-known Moroccan historian and human rights activist Maâti Monjib and five of his colleagues were hauled into the High Court…

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Trump in the White House, by Noam Chomsky

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Noam Chomsky, Defend Democracy Press. CJ Polychroniou: Noam, the unthinkable has happened: in contrast to all forecasts, Donald Trump scored a decisive victory over Hillary Clinton and the man…

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Class “justice”: Baba Jan and his comrades sentenced to 40 years in prison

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Jan Malewski, Links. Accused without evidence of acts that he could not have committed, since he was at the time about sixty kilometres away, Baba Jan was tortured,…

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Working class power & feminism: An interview with Alia Amirali

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Links. Sara Jaffri (SJ): How did you get involved in political work, and with what sort of organizing have you been involved? Alia Amirali (AA): I grew up…

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Immigration, racism and class

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Kevin Ovenden, Counterfire. While mainstream ideology repackages its old myths and lies, Kevin Ovenden argues for a radical re-assertion of class-based anti-racism. When people express “concerns” about immigration,…

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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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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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