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Israel Continues Its Violent Displacement of Palestinians

2022 brings another year of Israeli violence against Palestinians. Solidarity with the movement to free Palestine from Zionist occupation must remain a priority of the Left.

Sam Carliner

January 26, 2022

Biden Continues U.S. Bombing in Iraq and Syria

Yesterday, Joe Biden ordered airstrikes in Syria and Iraq against two Iranian-backed militias in the name of “national security.” This latest act of imperialist aggression in the Middle East serves to ramp up pressure against Iran in the midst of tense negotiations for a new nuclear agreement.

Maryam Alaniz

June 28, 2021

U.S. Troops May Leave Afghanistan, But U.S. Imperialism Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere

On Wednesday, Joe Biden announced that all U.S. troops would leave Afghanistan by September 11. Though this date is symbolic, 20 years after 2001, Biden's policy shift illuminates the failures of imperialist interventions in the region and new strategic priorities for U.S. imperialism.

Salvador Soler

April 18, 2021

This Day in 2003: Imperialist “Shock and Awe” Devastates Iraq

The United States began its war on Iraq in 2003 with a massive bombing assault on Baghdad. The entire war was based on a series of lies aimed at masking the real objective: a regime change that would spark a remaking of the Middle East to serve U.S. imperialist interests in the region.

Scott Cooper

March 19, 2021

So Much for the “Lesser Evil”: Biden Bombs Syria

In his first military action since inauguration, Joe Biden launched a series of airstrikes against Syria, signaling a renewed imperialist offensive in the region. With the power of the united working class, we must demand an end to imperialist aggression and sanctions in Syria, Iran, and the Middle East.

Sam Carliner

February 26, 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 Soler

December 17, 2020

In Blow to Palestine, Morocco Sides with U.S. and Normalizes Ties to Israel

A reactionary diplomatic bargain between Trump and the Moroccan monarchy is a double blow to the causes of the Palestinian and Saharawi peoples.

Philippe Alcoy

December 16, 2020

Security Forces Kill Eight Workers Protesting for Their Wages in Iraqi Kurdistan

In Iraqi Kurdistan, public sector workers, especially teachers, demand their unpaid salaries and denounce government corruption.

Philippe Alcoy

December 11, 2020

What’s Behind the Assassination of Iran’s Top Nuclear Scientist?

On Friday Iranian media reported that Iranian scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, was assassinated. Though the details surrounding the killing are still unknown, the latest imperialist attack on Iran polarizes the situation in the Middle East for the incoming Biden Administration, which seeks to restore the Iran Nuclear Deal.

Sam Carliner

November 30, 2020