Middle East

Stop criminal attack on Gaza!

Written by Fred Weston Friday, 18 July 2014

Israel-Palestine-Bombs-July-2014-thYesterday, the Israeli army embarked on a ground offensive into Gaza. Journalists on the ground have described the initial stages of the land invasion, recounting scenes of terror as Gaza is pounded by tank, cannons, airstrikes and missiles fired from Israeli warships off the coast. Israeli forces are bombing Gaza from the air, sea, and land.


Israel's criminal shelling of Gaza and imperialist hypocrisy

Written by Francesco Merli Saturday, 12 July 2014

Israel-Palestine-Bombs-July-2014-thA storm of bombs and fire grotesquely denominated “Operation Protective Edge” has been unleashed by the Israeli government on the civilian population of Gaza. Over the last days more than 400 tonnes of high potential bombs have hit targets within the densely populated Gaza Strip, killing at least 100 civilians, including many children, and injuring hundreds.


Iraq falling apart: the forces behind the insurgency

Written by Fred Weston Friday, 20 June 2014

militiamen-thThe speed with which large swathes of Iraqi territory have fallen to a relatively small force of armed militias begs the question as to how this was possible. The Iraqi armed forces were numerically much superior to the groups who took over towns such as Mosul in the north. The army actually melted away. This cannot be explained simply by referring to armed Islamic groups. Something deeper is going on.


Civil war and black reaction in Iraq: a Frankenstein's monster of imperialism raises its head

Written by Niklas Albin Svensson and Hamid Alizadeh Friday, 13 June 2014

isil 1-thOn Tuesday, the Islamisc fundamentalist group ISIS captured Mosul, one of the key cities in Northern Iraq and then proceeded South towards Baghdad, capturing several important cities on the way. Hundreds of thousands have already fled fearing their lives under the rule of this reactionary group. This spectre of barbarism rising on the horizon, is the direct result of the cynical adventures of American imperialism.


Egypt: Apathy eclipses Sisi's “landslide victory”

Written by Hamid Alizadeh Friday, 30 May 2014

sisi-nasser-revolution-thThe whole of the Egyptian establishment, from statesmen, to businessmen and TV presenters, are falling over each other as they praise the ‘landslide victory’ of Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi in the Egyptian presidential elections. However the stability that the bourgeois are craving for is further away than they think.


Soma Massacre: Anger Sweeps Turkey - Down with the Government of Murderers and Thieves!

Written by Hamid Alizadeh Thursday, 15 May 2014

akp-offices-attacked-soma274 miners have been declared dead and up to a hundred are still trapped underground after an explosion in a Turkish coal mine in the western town of Soma. The accident reveals the ruthless exploitation and extreme inequality behind the economic growth of the past decade.


Turkey Elections: Erdogan Victory or Increasing Polarisation?

Written by Arash Azizi Tuesday, 29 April 2014

erdogan-thThe Turkish local elections that took place on 30 March 2014 were billed as a clear victory for Prime Minister Recip Tayyip Erdogan and his Justice and Development Party.


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