Women, Life, Freedom: Strategic Perspectives on the Iranian Revolt
Over a month after a historic feminist revolt broke out in Iran, what is the significance of the these protests? What strategic lessons can we take from the experience of the Iranian Revolution to push this struggle toward a victory?
Maryam AlanizOctober 28, 2022
Say Her Name! Protests Erupt across Iran after Police Murder of Mahsa Amini
Iran has erupted over the death of a young woman in police custody for "improperly" wearing the hijab. In the context of a deep economic and political crisis, Iranians are also questioning their deeply unpopular regime and its brutal oppression of women.
Maryam AlanizSeptember 20, 2022
Biden Is Trying to Revitalize U.S. Imperialism in the Middle East
U.S. President Joe Biden’s tour of the Middle East aimed to limit Chinese and Russian influence, address the energy crisis, and secure the West’s imperialist interests.
Santiago MontagJuly 20, 2022
The “Bread War” Threatens Millions in the Middle East and North Africa
According to Save The Children, the stoppage of grain exports from Russia and Ukraine and the hoarding by imperialist countries to feed their livestock may bring "additional horrors" to millions of people.
Santiago LupeMarch 10, 2022
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 CarlinerJanuary 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 AlanizJune 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 SolerApril 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 CooperMarch 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 CarlinerFebruary 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 SolerDecember 17, 2020