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Migrant workers fight back against extreme exploitation in Dubai

Written by Jack Rising Monday, 16 March 2015
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dubai-workers-struggleOn Tuesday March 10, hundreds of migrant construction workers went on a brief illegal strike at the Fountain Views construction site in Dubai. This strike shows how the explosive contradictions of worsening life and working conditions facing migrant workers in the Gulf are reaching a point where repression and blackmail are not enough to hold workers down.

 

The fallacy of the “war on terror”

Written by Lal Khan Friday, 27 February 2015
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terroristsAs a new spree of terrorist attacks unravels with increasing frequency, the menace of Islamic fundamentalist terror seems to be beyond the control of the ruling elite, their state and their system. The haughty claims of the moneyed political elite, of uniting against “terrorism” and for “national unity” have proved to be boastful absurdities and hypocritical deceptions.

 

United Arab Emirates: Paradise of Capitalism, hell for the workers

Written by Yasir Irshad Monday, 09 December 2013
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Burj al Arab Hotel thWith its towering skyscrapers, vast boulevards, imposing shopping malls, nightclubs, beaches and glittering lights, Dubai is one of the safest sanctuaries of global capital. Being tax free, it is the abode of most of the third world’s tax evaders, corrupt upstarts and mafia dons. This makes Dubai the flagship of the United Arab Emirates which is a federal alliance of the owners (Sheikhs) of seven small states. The bourgeois media, however, shows only the bright side of Dubai and the capital Abu Dhabi.

   

Egypt, Tunisia: the Revolution continues!

Written by RB Wednesday, 18 September 2013
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With 17 million protesters on the streets on June 30th, Egypt experienced the greatest protests ever in its history. The protesters could no longer put up with a regime that was nothing more than the continuation of the Mubarak era, but with a new face. Some days later, Morsi was removed by the army, who chose to give him up in order to keep their control of the economy and the State apparatus.

 

The Pawns of Imperialism in the Middle East fight amongst themselves

Written by Adam Pal Monday, 02 September 2013
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John Kerry and Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani-thThe Arab revolutions have opened up conflicts within the ruling classes of the Middle East. Along with crushing any opposition movements and the working classes in their own countries, they are also fighting amongst themselves to be the dominant power in the region.

   

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