On Pgasus and Israel’s spyware industry

Friday, November 19, 2021

Edan Ring With​ the Covid infection rate soaring in spring last year, Naftali Bennett – Israel’s then defence minister, now its prime minister – came up with an…

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Iran: The Imam, the strikers and the black, black oil

Monday, August 9, 2021

Peyman Jafari “We are melting away,” lamented the shah, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, on December 26 1978 in a phone tap of a conversation with his advisor and former…

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Petrochemical workers in Iran strike over pay and conditions

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Jean Shaoul Petrochemical workers across Iran have been waging strikes since June 19 to demand higher pay, the payment of back wages, the elimination of intermediary contractors and…

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Ghosts in the Land

Friday, May 28, 2021

Adam Shatz on the war in Israel-Palestine On 21 May​  Israel and Hamas agreed to a ceasefire after eleven days of fighting, but the days of ‘quiet’ – as the New…

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Why Israel won’t win in Gaza

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Maureen Clare Murphy Palestinian armed groups made good on their threats to strike Tel Aviv with unprecedented fire after Israel leveled a residential tower in Gaza on Tuesday….

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A Bit of Hope That Doesn’t Come from Miami

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Vijay Prashad After twenty years, the United States government – and the forces of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) – will depart from Afghanistan. They said that…

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The limits of guerillaism: interview with Mohammad Reza Shalguni

Monday, February 8, 2021

Mohamad Reza Shalgouni was a founder-member of the Organisation of Revolutionary Workers of Iran (Rahe Kargar). He spoke to Yassamine Mather about his strategic reassessment as a prisoner…

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Iran: Three waves of urban protest (Farsi)

Friday, January 1, 2021

Ardeshir Mehrdad ME4Change summary of the article: The author analyses the three large waves of urban protests in Iran over the last three decades. The three waves differ…

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The Hirak: Algerian Uprisings of 2019 – Essential reading

Saturday, December 19, 2020

Muriam Haleh Davis, Thomas Serres, and the Middle East Studies Pedagogy Initiative (MESPI) This collection of texts in English, Arabic and French is a first attempt to gather…

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Can social movements democratise democracy?

Saturday, December 12, 2020

Lessons from the Yellow Vests movement in France Maxime Combes “Democracy is not about Saturday afternoons”, French president Emmanuel Macron said, speaking about the Yellow Vests movement (YVM)…

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More than ever, the struggle for justice unites the Middle East and the world

Monday, November 16, 2020

Jade Saab “A spectre is haunting Europe…” This is how Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels opened their Communist Manifesto, written on the eve of several uprisings on the continent…

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The Renewal of the Socialist Ideal

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

John Bellamy Foster Any serious treatment of the renewal of socialism today must begin with capitalism’s creative destruction of the bases of all social existence. Since the late…

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How do you save a truly corrupt country like Lebanon?

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Robert Fisk Well, we can all agree that the sea took 70 per cent of the blast!” a close Lebanese friend announced to me this week, with intriguing…

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The Likud Conspiracy: Israel in the throes of a major political crisis

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Ramzy Baroud Protests against Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, have raged on for weeks, turning violent sometimes. Israelis are furious at their government’s mediocre response to the coronavirus…

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‘Optimism of the Will’: Palestinian Freedom is Possible Now

Friday, July 24, 2020

Ramzy Baroud In a recent TV discussion, a respected pro-Palestine journalist declared that if any positive change or transformation ever occurs in the tragic Palestinian saga, it would…

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Seeds of resistance: Palestinian farmers fight against annexation and pandemic

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Salena Fay Tramel It has not been an easy year for Palestinians, if there ever was such a thing. With the turn of a new decade in January,…

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Book Review: The Palestinian Idea: Film, Media, and the Radical Imagination

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Greg Burris, The Palestinian Idea: Film, Media, and the Radical Imagination (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2019).* *Book two in the Insubordinate Spaces series edited by George Lipsitz. Jadaliyya (J): What made you…

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COVID-19, Capitalist Crises, Class Resistance

Sunday, June 14, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic arrived at a moment of multiple crises of the capitalist system: capital accumulation, ecology, governance, and science. The uprising following the murder of George Floyd…

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Why capitalism can’t cure global pandemics

Friday, June 12, 2020

We frequently hear that COVID-19 is the worst pandemic since the influenza of 1918. It is forgotten that another pandemic known as “the third plague” (because it was “the third major bubonic…

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Covid-19 and popular struggles of Syria

Saturday, May 9, 2020

I speak with Yasser Munif. He is a Sociology Assistant Professor in the institute for Liberal Arts at Emerson College where he teaches courses about social movements, the…

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Iraq’s Tahrir: Finishing What We Started

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Sami Adnan Since October of 2019 a massive revolutionary movement has occupied public squares all over Iraq. Rising alongside a wave of explosive international struggles from Chile, to…

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Arundhati Roy: ‘The pandemic is a portal’

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Who can use the term “gone viral” now without shuddering a little? Who can look at anything any more — a door handle, a cardboard carton, a bag…

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Burhan Sönmez: Two Istanbuls

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Whitney Curry Wimbish A pervasive sense of worry has set in following the suicide attack on Istanbul’s busy Ataturk airport this June. This month, a failed military coup…

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Death of a radical intellectual

Monday, March 23, 2020

Yassamine Mather Professor Fariborz Raisdana, who died on March 16 in a Tehran hospital, was a leftwing economist, political activist and author, who lived and worked in Iran….

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Iraq’s Resistance Reveals How U.S. Troops Will Be Removed From Its Country

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Yesterday the U.S. attacked five sites in Iraq and killed 3 Iraqi soldiers of the 19th Division, two policeman and a civilian. The strikes came after some 10+…

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جامعه‌ی ایران مدیون مقاومت‌ها و فعالیت‌های پیگیرانه‌ی زنان است

Saturday, March 14, 2020

هایده مغیثی در گفت‌وگو با مریم حسین‌خواه [این مصاحبه به مناسبت روز زن (۸ مارس) صورت گرفته است.] چهار دهه پس از استقرار حکومت اسلامی در ایران، حقوق…

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There’s Little Chance for Change in Lebanon, Except for More Suffering

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Robert Fisk The freezing Mediterranean squalls that slash across downtown Beirut and the seafront to the west may give the impression this week that Lebanon is lapsing back into its…

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Palestinians have only one option left: Stay and fight

Sunday, February 23, 2020

An elephant trap has for years now laid in the path of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s messianic plans to establish the state of Israel between the river…

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Roundtable: Iran’s Domestic Politics and Political Economy (Part 2)

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Arash Davari, Peyman Jafari, Ali Kadivar, Zep Kalb, Arang Keshavarzian, Azam Khatam, Saira Rafiee, and Eskandar Sadeghi-Boroujerdi It should be noted that this virtual roundtable took place in…

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Roundtable: Iran’s Domestic Politics and Political Economy (Part 1)

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Arash Davari, Peyman Jafari, Ali Kadivar, Zep Kalb, Arang Keshavarzian, Azam Khatam, Saira Rafiee, and Eskandar Sadeghi-Boroujerdi Introduction Much of the discussion about politics in the Islamic Republic…

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