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Five years on: What happened to the Arab Revolution?

Written by Hamid Alizadeh Monday, 25 January 2016
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21-11-2011 tahrir square egyptFive years ago, without any organisation, programme, plan or preparation the Arab masses, in the words of Marx, stormed heaven.  They brought down in a matter of weeks, what had seemingly not moved an inch in decades of petitioning by NGO’s and academic do-gooders. The colossal state-apparatus, employing hundreds of thousands of spies, police officers and army personnel, could only watch as the masses took over the streets.

 

NATO, Russia and the Syrian inferno: The impotence of imperialism

Written by Alan Woods Friday, 09 October 2015
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putin-and-obamaIt is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. (Shakespeare. Macbeth, Act 5)

 

The Middle East’s humanitarian disaster

Written by Lal Khan Friday, 17 July 2015
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displacedA grotesque humanitarian disaster looms large as the conflagration and mayhem ravages the Middle East. The number of people fleeing the civil war just in Syria has now surpassed four million, according to the UN refugee agency. "This is the biggest refugee population from a single conflict in a generation. It is a population that needs the support of the world but is instead living in dire conditions and sinking deeper into poverty," said UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Antonio Guterres.

   

Middle East: War on Yemen magnifies the crises of rotten regimes

Written by Hamid Alizadeh Tuesday, 21 April 2015
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destroyed-houses-near-sanaaHundreds of thousands of Yemenis are fleeing their homes in search of safer areas, but as the country runs out of food and basic goods, death stalks the country. This war which has killed and wounded thousands is also bringing out the contradictions in the Middle East as Saudi Arabia finds itself increasingly isolated.

 

Saudi war on Yemen: rising tensions in the Middle East and the crisis of Imperialism

Written by Hamid Alizadeh Tuesday, 31 March 2015
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destroyed-houses-near-sanaaSince early Thursday morning hundreds of fighter jets from Saudi Arabia and a wide coalition of Arab states have been bombing targets across Yemen, killing dozens, destroying all major runways and much of the key infrastructure of the country. Yet again Yemen, which is the poorest Arab country, has become a target for savage attacks by the Saudi regime.

   

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