Syria is not exceptional: interview with Joseph Daher | Part 1

Friday, May 25, 2018

Joe Hayns. Posted on Revolutionary Socialism April 27, 2018. Last summer, in Rabat, a friend explained the Syrian families begging from the passing crowds, five minutes from Parliament,…

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The Syrian Revolution and the Emancipation of Palestinians and Kurds: Interview with Joseph Daher

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Joseph Daher and Ela Liberta. Posted on Alliance of Middle East Socialists May 19, 2018. Below, we reprint an interview which the Greek socialist collective Ela Liberta conducted…

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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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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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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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Turkey: The struggle Continues

Monday, March 26, 2018

Esen Uslu. Posted on Weekly Worker number 1195, March 22 , 2018. After the surrender of Afrin, Esen Uslu says that the Turkish left and Kurdish movement must…

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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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In Spain, Women Launch Nationwide Feminist Strike Protesting “Alliance of Patriarchy & Capitalism”

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Amy Goodman and Maria Carrion Posted on Democracy Now on March 8, 2018. In Spain, women have launched the first nationwide women’s strike in Spain’s history to mark…

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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 Wounds of Afrin, the Promise of Rojava: an Interview with Nazan Üstündağ

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Nazan Üstündağ. Posted LeftEast Februry 14, 2018. LeftEast interviewed sociologist and feminist Nazan Üstündağ on Afrin, Rojava and the social stakes of the resistance to Turkey’s current military…

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Hejab, Islamic totalitarianism and the opposition in Iran

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Jaleh Ahmadi. This article was first published in Iran Bulletin-Middle East Forum number 1,  2004. We are posting it in Middleast4Change because of its relevance in the current…

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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…

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How Iran uses a compulsory hijab law to control its citizens – and why they are protesting

Friday, February 9, 2018

Moujan Mirdamadi. Posted on The Conversation February 9, 2018. Protests against Iran’s mandatory hijab law – which requires all women to wear it in public – have sprung…

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Showdown in Afrin: Turkey’s Attack on Syria’s Kurds Threatens That Country’s Most Democratic, Pluralist Force

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Meredith Tax. Posted on the Nation 26th January 2018. The Kurds have said they will fight to the death before they give up an inch of Afrin. Last…

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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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The next Kurdish war is on the horizon – Turkey and Syria will never allow it to create a mini-state

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Robert Fisk. Posted on the Independent January 22, 2018.   Syria cannot countenance Kurdish presence on its territory and Turkey cannot tolerate a Kurdish enclave along its southern…

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Shifting Relations Between Turkey and the U.S. and the State of the Turkish Left

Saturday, January 13, 2018

 Foti Benlisoy. Posted on Left Voice on January 4, 2018. Foti Benlisoy describes the rising authoritarianism in Turkey after the 2017 referendum, the role of Turkey in the…

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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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A Looming Crisis for Turkey’s President

Friday, December 22, 2017

Conn Hallinan. Posted on Znet on December 21, 2017. Viewed one way, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan looks unassailable: He weathered last year’s coup attempt, jailed more than…

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Last ditch democracy

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Karam Hilo. Posted on Al Jadalyyah and Qantara.de 2017. In this essay, Lebanese journalist Karam Hilo asks whether it is possible to apply the Western concept of democracy…

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The Ossington Circle Episode 16: The Destruction of Syria and Solidarity with Max Ajl

Friday, December 8, 2017

Max Ajl and Justine Podur. Interview transcript posted on podur.org on April 29, 2017. In this episode of The Ossington Circle, academic, activist, and editor at Jadaliyya Max…

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How Israeli leftists trivialize the Palestinian cause

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Zena Tahhan. Posted on +972 on November 28, 2017. Ask any Palestinian on the street and they will tell you that the 1948 territories—those areas that now make…

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On the Concatenation in the Arab World: Editorial in New Left Review

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Perry Anderson Published in New Left Review March-April 2011 The Arab revolt of 2011 belongs to a rare class of historical events: a concatenation of political upheavals, one…

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The Long Ecological Revolution

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

John Bellamy Foster. Posted on Monthly Review, Volume 69, Issue 06 , November 2017.  Aside from the stipulation that nature follows certain laws, no idea was more central…

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Egypt and the Contradictions of Liberalism: Illiberal Intelligentsia and the Future of Egyptian Democracy

Friday, November 3, 2017

Dalia Fahmy and Daanish Faruqi. Book review: Posted on Jadalyya on October 20, 2017. Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book? Daanish Faruqi (DF): As preface, it’s…

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Revolution without revolutionaries: Asef Bayat

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Asef Bayat Posted by Stanford University Press: excepts from chapter one Revolutions of Wrong Times ……… Novel Revolutions? Why did the revolutions of 2011 turn out to be…

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