Topic: Middle East

  • 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.

  • What remains of the Arab Spring?

    The euphoria of 2011 has given way to disillusionment, but the regional revolutionary process is still just beginning.

  • Defend basic rights in Egypt

    Activists and academics from Egypt and around the world are circulating a petition to demand essential democratic rights.

  • Standing up for democratic rights in Egypt

    Individuals and groups are have joined forces to call on the Egyptian military government to respect democracy.

  • Egypt's revolutionary tides

    Mobilizing to Tahrir Square on the third anniversary of our revolution was significant even if the effort fell short.

  • Behind a "diplomatic solution" in Syria

    Calling for "peace" means calling for the maintenance of the Syrian regime and an end to the Syrian people's just struggle.

  • Keeping the spirit of Tahrir alive

    A member of the Revolutionary Socialists in Egypt spoke at a screening of the Oscar-nominated documentary The Square.

  • A defender of oppression

    The Syrian nun Mother Agnés presents herself as a humanitarian, but she is a supporter of the Syrian regime.

  • Pretext for a crackdown

    Egypt's military government used its campaign to pass a new constitution as a justification for repressing all dissent.

  • The fire of revolution still burns

    Three years since the Arab Spring, the uprisings across the Arab world have endured setbacks, but the flame of the revolt is far from extinguished.

  • Remembering Doğan Tarkan

    The international left lost a dedicated and able fighter in December with the passing of a veteran Turkish socialist.

  • Revolution and state repression in Egypt

    An Egyptian labor lawyer and socialist, facing a new threat of arrest, describes the latest wave of repression against the left.

  • Protest the repression in Egypt

    Solidarity activists are speaking out against the Egyptian military's crackdown on leading left-wing figures and their organizations.

  • Palestine and the Syrian revolt

    A Palestinian activist expresses her unconditional support for the Syrian Revolution at a recent conference.

  • Protesting an Assad apologist

    Activists in solidarity with the Syrian rebellion are speaking out against providing a forum for an apologist for the regime.

  • Revolution from the inside out

    A daylong teach-in in New York City about the Syrian revolution provided insiders' accounts of both its promise and peril.