Topic: Middle East

  • 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.

  • Confronting the counterrevolution in Egypt

    We are dealing with a huge setback for Egypt's revolution--but in every battle we lose, we must learn the lessons.

  • The roots of the counterrevolution

    Egypt's revolution of 2011 is suffering through a period of major defeat in which the old order regained the upper hand.

  • Morocco's assault on democracy

    Activists in the U.S. need to support Moroccans who are fighting to stop their voices from being taken away.

  • Don't abandon Mohamed Soltan

    Mohamed Soltan, an Ohio State graduate and U.S. citizen imprisoned in Egypt, is on hunger strike--and at risk of losing his life.

  • Installing Egypt's new pharaoh

    Egypt's elections in late May were designed to be a rubber stamp for military strongman Gen. Abdul-Fattah el-Sisi.

  • A letter from prison in Alexandria

    An Egyptian revolutionary sentenced to two years in prison for the "crime" of protesting speaks out from behind bars.

  • Jailed in Egypt for daring to speak out

    A member of Egypt's Revolutionary Socialists is among those sentenced to prison for the "crime" of holding a protest.

  • We will stand against Sisi

    The June 5 presidential election should be used to expose the brutality of Egypt's counterrevolutionary rulers.

  • Overestimating Turkish discontent

    It is simply too early to say that the corruption scandal in Turkey has reignited the flames of discontent.

  • The king and the field marshal

    A dense network of financial and industrial titans, stretching from Cairo to Saudi Arabia, sustains Egypt's counterrevolution.