Ten Years After the Arab Revolutions
Every revolution is a product of unique circumstances and speaks to the universal experiences of poverty, oppression and violence under capitalism. They tend to erupt when millions of people decide that they can no longer put up with life as usual and when the ruling establishment can no longer control the discontent in the usual ways. Both of these conditions were present in 2011.
Omar HassanMarch 4, 2021
The Biggest Revolt of the 21st Century: Ten Years after the Arab Spring
Ten years ago today, a young fruit vendor in Tunisia, Mohamed Bouazizi, set himself on fire after being harassed by the police. Shortly thereafter, protests started in Tunisia and quickly spread throughout the Middle East and North Africa. What can socialists learn from the Arab Spring and its aftermath?
Salvador SolerDecember 17, 2020
Ten Years Since the Arab Spring: Revolution, Counterrevolution, and Revolts in the Middle East and North Africa
A decade ago the Arab Spring sparked a wave of class struggle after the previous global economic crisis. The following is an overview review the historical circumstances of the Arab Spring and analyze its political consequences.
Salvador SolerJune 25, 2020
The End of a Dream: From Arab Spring to Bloody Fall (Part 2)
On the 17th of December, 2010, in the village of Sidi Bouzid, Tunisian street vendor Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire. His act was the starting point of a wave of upheavals in the Arab world. Five years later, the region is sinking into chaos and violence. Is the dream of freedom and justice finally over?
Marius MaierJanuary 18, 2016
The End of a Dream: From Arab Spring to Bloody Fall (Part I)
On the 17 of December 2010, in the village of Sidi Bouzid, Tunisian street vendor Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire. His act was the starting point of a wave of upheavals in the Arab world. Five years later, the region is sinking into chaos and violence. Is the dream of freedom and justice finally burst? This is a two-part retrospective on the Arab Spring –five years later.
Marius MaierJanuary 14, 2016
Israel and imperialism, out of Syria
In less than 48 hours, the State of Israel launched two rounds of aerial bombardments against military targets on the outskirts of Damascus, allegedly to prevent a quantity of more sophisticated missiles, of Iranian manufacture, from reaching Hezbollah, the Lebanese Shiite militia that defeated Israel in the last Lebanon war, in 2006. Although Israel had […]
Left VoiceMay 11, 2013
“The people want the regime to fall”
The old slogan, that hundreds of thousands were shouting against the Mubarak dictatorship at the beginning of 2011, is again resounding with all its force in the streets of Cairo and the main cities of Egypt, this time directed against the government of M. Morsi and the Freedom and Justice Party (linked to the Muslim […]
Claudia CinattiDecember 12, 2012
Down with Assad’s Brutal Repression! No to Imperialist Interference and Intervention!
The massacre of approximately 116 civilians in Houla, near the opposition-held city of Homs, is one of the bloodiest acts since the uprising against Assad's regime began, 14 months ago. As on other occasions, the government admits the slaughter, but it is trying to hold “Al Qaeda terrorists” responsible for what happened. However, the regime has not offered any serious evidence that would support its version or refute the accounts of the massacre by survivors.
Claudia CinattiJune 8, 2012
After the Port Said Incidents, the Political Crisis is Beginning Again
The violent incidents in Port Said after a soccer match were not another clash between supporters of two rival clubs, but something emerging from an unstable situation filled with profound social and political contradictions.
Claudia CinattiFebruary 6, 2012
Act Two of the Revolutionary Process
The brutal police repression against a small group of demonstrators in Tahrir Square on November 19 was the detonator of an impressive popular mobilization that was increasing in numbers and radicalization as time passed. The policy of the governing Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), of trying to stop this new wave of demonstrations […]
Claudia CinattiNovember 29, 2011