The underlying reasons for the Long Depression

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Michael Roberts. Posted on February 14, 2018. There are two new mainstream papers out that offer some interesting analysis on the reasons behind the Long Depression that the…

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Iran: Observation on the protests of December 2018: Part 2 Prospects and Pitfalls

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Ardeshir Mehrdad. Part 1 of this article discussed what features distinguished the latest wave of protests from all previous ones. In Part 2 we discuss its actual strengths…

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Female Kurdish Fighter Kills Turkish Troops in Likely Suicide Bombing in Syria

Monday, January 29, 2018

Rod Nordland. Posted on New York Times, January 28, 2018. QAMISHLI, Syria — A female Kurdish fighter carried out what appeared to be a suicide bombing attack on…

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How the Mass Media Misread the Iranian Protests

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Rahman Bouzari. Posted on Counterpunch on January 24, 2018. One of the largest social and political uprisings since the 1979 revolution in Iran has died down for now….

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Iran: Observations on the protests of December 2018: Part 1, the watershed moment

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Ardeshir Mehrdad. 1 The wave of protest and demonstrations began at the end of last December and enveloped most of Iran’s towns and cities will be recorded as…

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ASSA 2018 – part one: globalisation, inequality and populism

Monday, January 15, 2018

Posted on Michael Roberts’ blog on January, 7 2018. ASSA 2018 is the annual conference of the American Economic Association, drawing together the economics profession in the US…

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Protesters in Iran express outrage at economic conditions, a testament to a failed domestic agenda of neoliberalism and privatization

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Mohammad Tootkaboni. Posted on Left Voice, January 8, 2018. Over the past week, protests have erupted in the streets of Iranian cities. This might not be surprising for…

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What’s behind the protests in Iran and what can you do?

Monday, January 8, 2018

Owen Tudor. Posted by the Trade Union Congress of UK on January 2, 2108. Over the New Year, a wave of protests has erupted in Iran, as people…

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Iran protests: is this time different?

Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Demonstrating in Trehran

The protest movement that began on 28 December differs from those in previous years. There is universal recognition that the protests were triggered off by the worsening economy…

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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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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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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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Another Brick in the Wall: Protesting Education in Iran

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Zep Kalb. Published on MERIP on November 2, 2017. At ten o’clock in the morning, Thursday October 5, 2017, about 500 teachers gathered in front of the Budget…

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Tukey’s New Left

Monday, November 27, 2017

Cengiz Gunez. Posted by New Left Review 107, September-October 2017. In the Turkish general election of June 2015, the left-wing Peoples’ Democratic Party (hdp) won 13 per cent…

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India: how and why the poor don’t count

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Manali Chakrabarti. Posted February 21, 2017 on Redline. According to the World Bank, India’s nominal GDP crossed the $ 2 trillion mark in 20141, and is slated to…

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Political power and dissent in post-revolutionary societies

Friday, October 13, 2017

István Mészáros. Posted on Monthly Review on line on October 11, 2017 Originally published: Verso (October 6, 2017) We were saddened to learn of the death of István Mészáros…

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Spike in Labour Protest in Iran is Changing the Political Milieu

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Posted on Zamaeh Media September 29, 2017. In the past weeks labor protests and strikes have increased across Iran with workers speaking out against layoffs and nonpayment of…

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Labor and Class in Iran: An Interview with Mohammad Maljoo

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Paola Rivetti. Published by MERIP on May 26, 2017. Mohammad Maljoo is a Tehran-based economist researching labor issues and the transformation of capital-labor relations in post-revolutionary Iran. Widely…

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The Revolutionary Imagination: Rosa for Our Times

Friday, July 28, 2017

Mark Harris. Posted on Counterpunch on July 21, 2017. “Those who do not move, do not notice their chains.”—Rosa Luxemburg It was 98 years ago that the brilliant…

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The reproduction crisis and the birth of a new “out of law” proletariat (an interview with Silvia Federici)

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Silvia Federici and Francesca Coin. This post first appeared on Left East on July 10, 2017. Feminist philosopher, political economist, and activist Silvia Federici on the transformation reproductive…

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Turkey: Kemalists seize the moment

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Esen Uslu. This post appeared on Weekly Worker July 13, 2017. Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu decided on his ‘Justice’ march in response to the 25-year jail sentence imposed on Enis…

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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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