A Shameful Silence: Where is the Outrage Over the Slaughter of Civilians in Mosul?

Monday, July 31, 2017

Patrick Cockburn. First posted on Counterpunch on July 24, 2017. The catastrophic number of civilian casualties in Mosul is receiving little attention internationally from politicians and journalists. This is in…

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The reproduction crisis and the birth of a new “out of law” proletariat (an interview with Silvia Federici)

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Silvia Federici and Francesca Coin. This post first appeared on Left East on July 10, 2017. Feminist philosopher, political economist, and activist Silvia Federici on the transformation reproductive…

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Cholera in Yemen: war, hunger, disease…and heroics

Friday, July 21, 2017

Editorial, Lancet Infectious Diseases, August 2017. The harms done by war are many and complex. Death, injury, and displacement are the most obvious, but infection is also closely…

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Proving paternity: A prolonged struggle for thousands of Egyptian mothers

Monday, June 5, 2017

Mai Shams El-Din, Mada. For mothers who choose to file paternity lawsuits, proceedings can take years. “I wrote this post just to say that I will not give…

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The Experience of Local Councils in the Syrian Revolution

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Walid Daou Tranlated by Ghassan Makarem Posted on April 4, 2017 on Al Manshur “We are not less that the workers of the Paris Commune… They lasted 70…

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The freedom to say “No”: Interview with dismissed Turkish academic and Yeniyol editor Uraz Aydin

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

This interview was posted on Links International from Left East before the constitutional referendum in Turkey. However, it covers many points that remain relevant regardless of the result…

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Reality and the U.S.-Made Famine in Yemen

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Kathy Kelly. This article was first posted on Counterpunch on March 22, 2017. This week at the Voices for Creative Nonviolence office in Chicago, my colleague Sabia Rigby…

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Imperialism in the Twenty First Century: Book Review

Monday, March 13, 2017

Michael Roberts blog. A review of imperialism in the Twenty First century by John Smith, published by Monthly Review Press John Smith’s book is a powerful and searing…

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Women: Middle East ranks ‘last’ on gender equality

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

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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Palestinian women in the Occupied Territories: an interview with Laila al-Hamdani

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Libcom.org Interview with Laila al-Hamdani describing the role of women in the Occupied Territories as well as the central role they played during the first intifada. Q. Perhaps…

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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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Aleppo

Friday, December 16, 2016

Craig Murray. The Morning Star has today come under massive criticism for hailing the near total recapture of Aleppo by pro-Government forces as a “liberation.” I would agree…

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Our testimony to death

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Doha Hasan, Al-Jumhurya. Somewhere, there are scattered corpses along a road that looks completely destroyed, with blood around orange bags holding still bodies. You see destroyed buildings that…

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A Kurdish response to climate change

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Anna Lau, Erdelan Baran, and Melanie Sirinathsingh, Open Democracy UK. For 4000 years since the breakdown of the Akkadian Empire in Mesopotamia, almost every major societal collapse has…

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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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The Sisi coup enters its fourth year

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Sameh Naguib, Revolutionary Socialists. July 2016 marks the beginning of the fourth year of the 3 July coup. The events of the last three years have shown, beyond…

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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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Daraya

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Leyla’s blog. Four years following its liberation, the predominantly agricultural town of Daraya, strategically located near the capital, has fallen to the regime. A deal was reached to…

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Book Review: women fight the Islamic state

Monday, August 29, 2016

Janet Biehl, Roar. A Road Unforseen: Women fight the Islamic State, by Meredith Tax. Second Wave feminism, once it erupted in the late 1960s, called out misogyny where…

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Food Sovereignty in Rebellion: Decolonization, Autonomy, Gender Equity, and the Zapatista Solution

Monday, August 22, 2016

Levi Gahman, Znet. One of the biggest threats to food security the world currently faces is neoliberalism. It’s logic, which has become status quo over the past 70…

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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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Iraq’s forgotten uprising

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Robin Yassin-Kassab Qunfuz A great deal has been written on the factors behind the rise of ISIS, or Daesh, in Iraq and Syria. Too much of the commentary…

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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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A Commune in Rojava?

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Alex de Jong New Politics The siege of Kobani by Islamic State (ISIS) brought worldwide attention to the Syrian Kurdish PYD (Partiya Yekîtiya Demokrat, Democratic Union Party), 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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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 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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