Topic: Middle East

  • Rifts running through the Arab world

    Recognizing inequality in power and wealth is essential to understand the counter-revolutionary moment in the Middle East.

  • Saudi Arabia's get-out-of-terror-free card

    Saudi Arabia is connected to terrorism around the world--yet the U.S. government considers it an ally in the "war on terror."

  • To Egypt's revolutionary youth

    A member of the Revolutionary Socialists explains what Egypt's struggle teaches us about class struggle, sectarianism and terrorism.

  • Another dictatorship joins the war on ISIS

    The horrific beheading of Coptic Christians in Libya has given Egypt's military regime the perfect opportunity to join the U.S.-led war on ISIS.

  • Syria's mothers of the disappeared

    A Syrian journalist, imprisoned for the past 18 months, gave voice to the voiceless in this article from January 2012.

  • Egypt's shame over Gaza

    An Egyptian court is collaborating with the U.S. and Israel in the demonization of the Palestinian resistance movement.

  • Washington mourns a monarch

    A delegation of U.S. political figures, led by Barack Obama, traveled to Saudi Arabia to pay their respects to a vicious autocrat.

  • They murdered a socialist

    Police in Egypt killed an Egyptian leftist and poet on a protest march to Tahrir Square to mark the fourth anniversary of the revolution.

  • No justice from Sisi's judges

    Egypt's Revolutionary Socialists issued a statement denouncing the court decision that freed ex-dictator Hosni Mubarak.

  • Mubarak gets away with murder

    A court has dismissed murder charges against Hosni Mubarak for the deaths of protesters during the 2011 uprising.

  • A shield for the marginalized

    I was one of those who made a revolution that toppled two dictators--and we are crossing our fingers it will topple the third.

  • What led to the battle for Kobanê?

    ISIS didn't emerge out of nowhere--it was able to grow because of specific conditions that U.S. imperialism is responsible for.

  • The war for the Middle East

    U.S. air strikes have as much to do with stopping ISIS violence as the invasion of Iraq did with weapons of mass destruction.

  • The betrayal of the Kurds

    Despite their occasional claims, Western leaders have never cared about self-determination for the Kurdish people.

  • Kobanê, the Kurds and the Syrian revolution

    A Syrian revolutionary argues that the fates of the Kurdish national struggle and the Syrian revolution are linked together.

  • Betrayal on all sides

    The Kurdish city of Kobanê in northern Syria has stood alone against an onslaught by ISIS fighters, abandoned by world and regional powers.

  • A tenacious and creative fighter

    Fearless and full of energy, the Lebanese revolutionary socialist Bassem Chit left an impact on everybody he touched.

  • Why the Syrian rebels oppose U.S. air strikes

    Most anti-Assad forces in Syria are opposing U.S. air strikes aimed not only at ISIS, but Islamist groups fighting the regime.

  • Mahienour is free!

    A judge suspended the prison sentence of Egyptian socialist Mahienour El-Masry, who was jailed for violating Egypt's protest law.

  • The never-ending, ever-expanding war

    U.S. air strikes in Syria add another ingredient to the deadly mix of conflicts that is breeding violence and oppression in the Middle East.

  • Free Maryam and Abdulhadi

    Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja and Maryam Al-Khawaja are on hunger strike to protest their unjust imprisonment in Bahrain.

  • A matter of academic freedom

    A professor in Turkey has been charged with libel for criticizing a local political leader and his municipal policies.

  • Continuing Syria's struggle for freedom

    Syrian revolutionaries are in need of support as they confront the violence of the regime--and of reactionary jihadist groups.

  • An environmental crossroads in Morocco

    A resistance movement is fighting back in Morocco against corporate development and pillaging of resources.

  • Standing against the counterrevolution

    A now-imprisoned member of Egypt's Revolutionary Socialists talks about the challenges facing the Egyptian left.