Middle East

Egypt: Massive strike wave poses dilemma for Al-Sisi

Written by Hamid Alizadeh Friday, 04 April 2014

workers-strike-thThe class struggle is once more heating up in Egypt. Al-Sisi’s “popular” image is starting to fade as five union leaders are arrested after 50,000 post office workers came out on strike.


Al-Sisi and the Egyptian Revolution

Written by Francesco Merli Friday, 28 March 2014

sisi-nasser-revolution-thThe die is cast. Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, the commander-in-chief of the army and Egypt's Minister of Defence, has resigned from his ministerial post and announced yesterday that he will be standing as a candidate in the presidential elections which he is likely to win.


Ariel Sharon dead

Written by Alon Lessel Monday, 13 January 2014

sharonOn the occasion of the death of Ariel Sharon we here republish an article we first published in 2006.


Israel, the Palestinians, and the story of a key and its dream of a displaced people – a comment

Written by Mordachai Peargut in Israel Wednesday, 11 December 2013

key-thAs once more the never ending “peace” talks continue between the Palestinians, the US, and Israel, third generation Palestinians still keep the keys of long demolished Palestinian homes in what is now the State of Israel. From this is it not obvious that the Palestinians will never accept any agreement that will not include their right of return to the land of their forebears.


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

Written by Yasir Irshad Monday, 09 December 2013

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.


Saudi Arabia: A concentration camp for immigrant workers

Written by Yasir Irshad Tuesday, 12 November 2013

bottled water factory-Mohammed Adow Al Jazeera-thIn the light of the recent riots by immigrant workers in Saudi Arabia, we are here republishing an article, written in April of this year, explaining the conditions of immigrant workers of the country.


" The royal family and their Imperialist masters are terrified of a revolutionary explosion. Their desperate actions show that even the most vicious oppression is failing to keep society under their control. They are getting more brutal in their attempts to extend their rule and every reform results in more ruthless oppression. On the other hand, slowly but surely the Saudi workers and youth are coming out of this fear. The movements around the world are inspiring them. Saudi workers and youth will surely enter the arena of history to overthrow the vicious tyranny of the royal family."


Egypt, Tunisia: the Revolution continues!

Written by RB Wednesday, 18 September 2013

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.


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