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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Israel: The Struggle of Refugees and Palestinians is One

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Yehuda Stern. Posted on Left Voice April 12, 2018. There have been two important developments these past weeks in Palestine. The first began on March 30 in Gaza,…

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Asifa, My Child: a poem by Bardi Raina

Monday, April 16, 2018

Badri Raina. Posted on ZNet on April 14, 2018. Asifa, my child, I wish I was not writing about you But holding you to my chest. Asifa, I…

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War in Syria: remember the hypocricy over chemical warfare in the Middle East

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Robert Fisk. Posted on Independent April 12, 2018 and ZNet April 14, 2018. Oh, the hypocrisy of it. The ignoble aims. The distraction. The outrageous lies and excuses….

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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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Water crisis spurs protests in Iran

Friday, March 30, 2018

Posted on The Region on March 29, 2018. A number of protests have broken out in Iran since the beginning of the year over water, a growing political…

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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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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 War in Yemen and the Making of a Chaos State

Monday, March 5, 2018

Ben Watson Posted on the Atlantic February 3, 2018. A strange and worrisome silence settled over Yemen’s capital city of Sanaa after Houthi rebels seized power in broad…

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Patterns of civilian and child deaths due to war-related violence in Syria: a comparative analysis from the Violation Documentation Center dataset, 2011–16

Friday, March 2, 2018

Posted on Lancet Global Health volume 6, number 1. Background Since March, 2011, the Syrian civil war has lowered life expectancy by as much as 20 years. We…

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Patriarchies East and West

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Judith Whitehead. Posted Monthly Review on February 1, 2018. Sara Farris, ln the Name of Women’s Rights: The Rise of Femonationalism (Durham: Duke University Press, 2017), 272 pages,…

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Israel: A very modern apartheid

Friday, February 23, 2018

Marienna Pope-Wideman Posted on Red Pdepper on February 20, 2018. International Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) is an international series of events that seek to raise awareness of Israel’s…

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New book reveals Israel’s covert operations, including nearly 2,700 assassinations

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Posted MR Online Feb 13, 2018.  Originally published: teleSUR (January 28, 2018).   | The book’s title is derived from the ancient Jewish Talmud admonition, “If someone comes to…

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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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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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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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The Detention of Palestinian Children and Its Impact on Their Education and Development

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Leo Wiggen-Bush. Posted on Jadaliyya on January 3, 2018. This article shows how the detention of Palestinian children by Israeli occupation forces impacts education and development. It explores…

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Israel Steps Closer to Making Jerusalem Jewish-Only City

Friday, January 5, 2018

Ramzy Baroud. Posted on Znet, January 5, 2018. The Israeli government is planning a series of measures aimed at fully denying Palestinians their legal rights in Jerusalem and…

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The ‘New Anti-Semitism’

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Neve Gordon. Posted on London Review of Books 4 January 2018. Not long after the eruption of the Second Intifada in September 2000, I became active in a…

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Trump , Populism , Fascism , and the Road Ahead

Monday, December 11, 2017

Harry van der Linden Butler University, hvanderl@butler.edu. Interesting article published in: Radical Philosophy Review,Volume 20, Number 2, 2017: 355-365 During his election campaign, Trump promoted violence and appealed…

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The Smart Weapons Fallacy: Civilian Casualties From “Precision” Air Strikes in Iraq and Syria

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Patrick Cockburn. Posted on Counterpunch December 4, 2017. The final elimination of Isis in Iraq and Syria is close, but welcome though the defeat of these monstrous movements may be, it has…

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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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Socialist Action and Syrian Revolution Solidarity

Sunday, December 3, 2017

On November 4 Socialist Action is sponsoring a conference at Central Connecticut State University entitled “The Solution is Socialism.” This conference comes at a time in American history…

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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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Book review: War of All Against All

Friday, November 24, 2017

Lindsey Hilsom Posted on New York Review of Books, 23 November 2017 The Impossible Revolution: Making Sense of the Syrian Tragedy by Yassin al-Haj Saleh, with a foreword…

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Revolution, counterrevolution, and imperialism in Syria: Interview with Yassin al-Haj Salah

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Yassin al-Haj Saleh interviewed by Ashley Smith. Posted on International Socialist Review, Issue 107 Yassin al-Haj Saleh is one of the pivotal figures in the Syrian Revolution. He…

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