A letter in my purse: a poem

Friday, May 20, 2016

Shaimaa El-Sabbagh translated by Maged Zaher Arablit Shaimaa El-Sabbagh, poet and  Socialist Popular Alliance Partya ctivist who was shot dead at a rally in Tahrir Square I am not…

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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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Struggle for a Democratic Socialism in the Middle East

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Joseph Daher Problematica/Alliance of Middle East Socialist In this interview with the Iranian site,  Problematica,  Daher investigates issues such as the relationship between  socialism, secularism and democracy,  the…

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Number of civilians killed or injured by explosives rises 50% in five years

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Richard Norton-Taylor The Guardian More than 33,000 civilians were killed or injured by explosive weapons in 2015, an increase of more than 50% in five years, according to…

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Assad’s fateful choice

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

David W Leach Syria Comment This spring marks the fifth year anniversary of the events that launched a civil war in Syria.  Typically, there were some huge miscalculations…

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Egypt running on empty

Friday, March 18, 2016

Joshua Stacher MERIP An authoritarian regime may be unpopular, even loathed, but at least it has rules. The rules may bear little resemblance to the law, but relations…

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Israel’s Putinisation

Friday, February 26, 2016

Adam Shatz L0ndon Review of Books Ahmad Tibi, a long-standing Arab member of the Knesset, once remarked that ‘Israel is democratic towards Jews, and Jewish towards Arabs.’ For…

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The French Emergency

Sunday, December 6, 2015

By Gray Anderson in Jacobin From Algeria to the Paris attacks, French elites have used state of emergency legislation to consolidate power and repress dissent. Read more

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