Statement on “Labour’s problem with antisemitism”

Monday, May 2, 2016

The Jewish Socialist Group’s response to the right wing witch-hunt sparked by accusations of anti-semitism by prominent British Labour Party members Naz Shah MP and Ken Livingstone. “Antisemitism…

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Crisis in Brazil

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Perry Anderson London Review of Books The BRIC countries are in trouble. For a season the dynamos of international growth while the West was mired in the worst…

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Revolution Never Sleeps: Nuit Debout in France and Beyond

Monday, April 25, 2016

Gabriel Rockhill Counterpunch The movement Nuit debout—‘night on our feet’ or ‘stand up night!’—is a potent reminder of the existence of an indefatigable global struggle against the neoliberal…

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The Israeli Right’s historic ties to European fascism

Monday, April 18, 2016

Noam Rotem +972 The heads of the Freedom Party of Austria, an extremist, far-right political party, are currently visiting Israel following a formal invitation from the ruling Likud…

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For Arab Youth, ISIS Is Middle East’s ‘Biggest Obstacle’

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Julia Glum msn As the Islamic State group grows its presence online and in headlines, its influence among young people is shrinking. At least, that’s according to the…

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The Corruption Revealed in the Panama Papers Opened the Door to Isis

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Patrick Cockburn Counterpunch Three years ago I was in Baghdad after it had rained heavily, driving for miles through streets that had disappeared under grey-coloured flood water combined…

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The perils and promise of wartime analysis: Lessons from Syria

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Ghaleb Attrache Berkley Journal of Sociology For many, the “Syrian tragedy” is a prime example of popular aspirations gone disastrously awry, the “revolution-turned-civil-war”. Was any of this was…

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Political Islam, class and capital. Part 2: Manifestation of centre-periphery crisis

Thursday, April 7, 2016
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Ardeshir Mehrdad Illustration by Ardeshir Mohassess Despite claims to the contrary, political Islam is a child of late capitalism, growing where capitalist development is more advanced. There are…

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The end of Syria’s Baathist dictatorship?

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Fred H Lawson Le Monde Diplomatique As Syria’s civil war enters its sixth year, President Bashar al-Assad finds himself steadily gaining strength relative to the country’s disparate collection…

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Attacks on Marine firebase reveal secret US escalation in Iraq

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Patrick Martin World Socialist Web Site Two attacks on a US firebase in northern Iraq, which killed one US Marine and wounded several more, have led to revelations…

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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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On Texas secession, Syrian partition and imploding nation-states

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Christina Lin Asia Times The house of international law could be shaken to its foundations if Secretary of State John Kerry removes a critical cornerstone that holds it…

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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 Global disorder of Capital

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Alain Badiou translated by Yassamine Mather Weekly Worker Alain Badiou discusses the consequences of neoliberal capital’s disastrous policies worldwide and what he calls new imperial practices. He writes:…

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The national question part II: New context, new focus: the colonial question after Lenin

Friday, February 5, 2016

By Moshé Machover Weekly Worker The second of a three part historical analysis examines the roots and possible solution to the asymmetrical confrontation between two discrete national groups:…

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Iran: Democracy and the coming parliamentary elections

Friday, January 22, 2016

Ardeshir Mehrdad in interview with the Farsi site tabaqeh (class) You can see in the coming parliamentary election the central and ongoing contradiction of the Islamic regime. On…

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Military to Military: Seymour M. Hersh on US intelligence sharing in the Syrian war

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Seymour M Hersh London Review of Books The investigative journalist Seymour Hersh reports on the confusions and disagreements within the US over its policy in Syria. He also…

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The national question part 1: Israel, colonialism and the natives

Thursday, December 24, 2015

By Moshé Machover Weekly Worker The Zionist colonisation of Palestine, ongoing since the turn of the 20th century, has engendered a conflict with exceptional features. In essence it…

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On ISIS

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Editorial commentary – MER276 Middle East Research and Information Project In early June 2014 the world was shocked by news of the fall of Mosul, the third largest…

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The House of Zion

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Editorial by Perry Anderson New Left Review Since the turn of the century, the Arab states have come to constitute a zone for Western military intervention without parallel…

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Syrian Democratic and Revolutionary Opposition

Monday, December 14, 2015

Interview with Joseph Daher Radio Zamaneh Joseph Daher is a  Syrian-Swiss Marxist intellectual with a PhD in Development at  the University of SOAS, London. He is also a member of Solidarités…

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Along the divide – Periphery: Israel’s Search for Middle East Allies

Thursday, December 10, 2015

By Nathan Thrall London Review of Books Periphery: Israel’s Search for Middle East Allies by Yossi Alpher Rowman and Littlefield, 196 pp, £23.95, January, ISBN 978 1 4422 3101 6 Israel is now confronted…

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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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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 VIII – the confused attitude of the left

Monday, November 30, 2015

By Mohammad Reza Shalguni The Marxist left must settle accounts with the traditions it has inherited. The normally conservative role played by religion, especially in the process of…

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Magical Thinking about Isis

Friday, November 27, 2015

By Adam Shatz – London Review of Books In a wide-ranging essay in the LRB, Adam Shatz, discusses the causes and repercussions of the recent Daesh (ISIS) attacks…

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ISIS: In a borderless world we cannot fight foreign wars and be safe at home

Monday, November 23, 2015

By Robert Fisk – The Independent Isis was quick to understand a truth the West must now confront: that the national borders imposed by colonial powers 100 years…

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