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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

Joe Biden’s Arab-American Agenda Is an Insult to Arabs

Joe Biden wants to act like he’s on the side of Arab-Americans. Don’t believe him.

Yasmin Al-najar

October 29, 2020

Lebanon’s Government Steps Down Amid Demonstrations Following Beirut Explosions

Following two massive explosions in Beirut on August 4 that left over 200 people dead, thousands have taken to the streets demanding government accountability. In response, Lebanon’s Cabinet has stepped down from government.

Helena Chen-Carlson

August 10, 2020

Explosions in Beirut: A Disaster in a Country in Crisis and Revolt

A double explosion devastated Lebanon’s capital on Tuesday. This disaster is a tragedy in a country which faces an economic and political crisis, marked by significant mobilizations for a year.

Nathan Erderof

August 6, 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 Soler

June 25, 2020

The Roots of the October Uprising in Iraq: Against Imperialism, Neoliberalism, and the Sectarian Oligarchy

In October 2019, working class Iraqis took to the streets in defiance of the ravages of imperialism, neoliberalism, and sectarianism that has been assaulting Iraqi masses even before the current crisis. On May 10, hundreds returned to the streets chanting the familiar call for the fall of the regime. What are the roots of this movement?

Jeremy Booth

May 15, 2020

The International Situation in the Era of the Coronavirus Pandemic

Covid-19 is profoundly changing the international situation in many ways. While a number of dangers loom for the working class, several opportunities are also arising for a radical questioning of the capitalist system, which leads us to barbarism.

Philippe Alcoy

April 17, 2020

Making Sense of the Imperialist Attack on Iran

What are the political implications of the recent imperialist attack on Iran?

Juan Andrés Gallardo

January 23, 2020