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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Women in Middle East: Region ranks ‘last’ on gender equality

Sunday, November 13, 2016

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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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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The development of capitalism in Egypt

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Patrick Clawson, Libcom. An article which first came out in 2014 which remains of interest to anyone interested in fundamentally changing the Middle East. Major work by Patrick…

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Turkey after the failed coup: Defend democratic rights!

Monday, July 18, 2016

Joint Statement of Dördüncü Blok (Turkey) and the Revolutionary Communist International Tendency (RCIT/DKUE), 16.7.2016. After the coup-attempt by part of the Turkish military was defeated in the streets…

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Pakistan budget: Another disaster for the working class

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Muhammad Khan Ahmedani Socialist World Once again the Pakistani government’s Budget proposal fails utterly to meet the needs of the masses. The proposal for 2016-2017 will further push…

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Egypt’s workers in revolt

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Christine Thomas Socialist World Book Review: The Egyptians: a radical story • By Jack Shenker On 3 February the mutilated body of Italian student Giulio Regeni was found…

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Committees, Councils and Cultural Production

Friday, June 24, 2016

Gunfuz Middle East for Change links to this podcast because of the light it throws on democratic achievements and self-government in Syria. In this presentation on Syria –…

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Pakistan: PIA strike – daring battle in class war

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Lal Khan In Defence of Marxism The month long strike activity of the PIA workers took a dramatic turn on February 2nd, when the deadline of the Joint…

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Pakistan – protest continues despite high temperatures

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

IMT Pakistan In Defence of Marxism More and more sections of the working class are coming out to protest for their demands as the economic crisis deepens in…

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Towards Progressive Politics in the Middle East

Friday, May 6, 2016

Abbas Shahrabi Farahani & Gilbert Achar Problematica/New Politics Abbas Shahrabi: How do you define “Left” and “Leftist Politics”? What are the main theoretical elements of a leftist politics?…

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Political Islam, class and capital Part 1: what are its common features?

Wednesday, December 2, 2015
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By Ardeshir Mehrdad Illustration by Ardeshir Mohasses The last three decades have witnessed a relentless growth of Islamist movements, so that today political Islam is an undeniable reality…

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Islam and modernism VIII – the confused attitude of the left

Monday, November 30, 2015

By Mohammad Reza Shalguni The Marxist left must settle accounts with the traditions it has inherited. The normally conservative role played by religion, especially in the process of…

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Islam and modernism VII – Gellner’s thinly veiled historic idealism

Monday, November 30, 2015

By Mohammad Reza Shalguni Ernest Gellner is one of the most well known figures of modern sociology among Western academic circles and one of the most influential exponents of the…

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