Tag: MENA

Moving How? An interview with an al-Hirak activist (part two)

This is the second half of an interview with a left-wing activist in the The Popular Movement (al-Hirak al-Sh'abi; The Movement, or al-Hirak). In the first half, we talked about the genesis of al-Hirak, its...

After Paris: no to imperialist wars, no to Islamophobia, no to attacks on refugees

We are horrified by the attacks in Paris: we join in mourning the dead, and send our condolences to the loved ones of those who have died. These attacks are part of the war raging...

The Labour right: smearing Corbyn, not fighting racism

The Labour right is trying to smear Jeremy Corbyn as an associate of anti-Semites – when they should be looking at their own lousy record on racism and war, writes Nathan Akehurst. Perhaps...

“I will continue serenading happiness.” Arab revolutions four years on

The conference Arab revolutions four years on: Revolution, repression and resistance was held at the School of Oriental and African Studies on 13 -14 February.

Adam Hanieh on the Gulf states, neoliberalism and liberation in the Middle East

Adam Hanieh is a senior lecturer at and School of Oriental and African Studies and author of Lineages of Revolt: Issues of Contemporary Capitalism in the Middle East. He spoke to Bill Crane about his book and on...

Bassem Chit, 1979–2014

Miriyam Aouragh pays tribute to a Lebanese socialist whose principles, knowledge and humour touched the lives of many. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wi-n6ji0PA Bassem Chit is no more, and with that the radical left, and the Arab left in particular, has...

Egypt: from revolution to repression

Anne Alexander, from the MENA Solidarity Network, is the co-author, with Mostafa Bassiouny, of the forthcoming book Bread, Freedom, Social Justice. She spoke to Amy Gilligan about workers' movements and revolution in Egypt. Originally published...

The bombs won’t work: they’ll make things worse.

Hanif Leylabi writes on why we should oppose the latest British military adventure in Iraq

Terrorism with British characteristics

The government and mainstream media are up in arms about returning Islamic State fighters. But what of the British mercenaries fighting in the region? Peter Hill examines a double standard with troubling implications. The government...

The changing face of imperialism

Ukraine and Syria have put imperialism back at the top of the political agenda. Rob Owen traces the theory of imperialism and charts the trajectory of US imperialism in recent years. This article was first...