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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.

   

Third issue of our Arabic magazine "Freedom and Communism" is out now!

Written by In Defence of Marxism Wednesday, 03 April 2013
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arabic-comm-free-3-thWe are delighted to announce the publication of the third issue of our Arabic language magazine "Freedom and Communism" under the heading "Tunisia: Towards a Second Revolution". The present issue includes our analysis of a variety of topics related to the revolution in the middle east, north Africa as well as current events in the world

 

Perspectives for Revolution in the Middle East – Part Two

Written by International Marxist Tendency Thursday, 21 February 2013
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cairos-tahrir-square-2-thAs we explained in Part One, the Arab Revolution brought down several despotic regimes, but due to the lack of a clear revolutionary workers’ alternative, the vacuum was filled by Islamist parties. But once in power, these forces soon began to expose their true reactionary nature, and thus prepared the ground for a second wave of mobilisations. How did all this affect Syria and other countries in the region?

   

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