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mashriq / arabia / iraq / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Tuesday April 24, 2018 - 19:13 byRobert Fisk
Exclusive: Robert Fisk visits the Syria clinic at the centre of a global crisis ... read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Thursday February 01, 2018 - 19:22 byMarcel Cartier
The dark clouds of 21st-century fascism are once again hanging over the heads of the people of northern Syria. As if the inhabitants of the region often referred to as Rojava haven’t suffered enough over the course of the past 7 years of war, the Turkish state has come to the conclusion that the time is ripe to pick up the fallen, bloodied sword from the corpse that is Islamic State. Together with Salafist mercenaries carrying flags of the Syrian ‘rebels’ – one of the many components of what at one historical juncture seemingly all so long ago was a cohesive ‘Free Syrian Army’ – Erdogan’s regime vows a ‘swift operation’ to destroy ‘terrorism’ in Afrin. ... read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / community struggles / non-anarchist press Friday January 19, 2018 - 06:36 byFouad Oveisy and Behnam Amini
Days of protests in Iran have caught statesmen, analysts and observers by surprise, even though the anti-austerity and anti-establishment sentiments behind this primarily working-class revolt have been brewing for years. All the same, surprise is not a common reaction across the media. An early analysis offered in a tweet by the popular and self-styled Marxist pundit, Ali Alizadeh, captures a sentiment which is common across an array of responses to these events from individuals and groups as disparate, in both aim and ideas, as the Iranian reformists, the Iranian postcolonial left, and middle class Iranians both inside and outside Iran. Alizadeh asks: “Do you realize that it is because [the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI)] is secured and external threats [to Iran’s national security] have been minimized [by the policies of the IRI], that the right to protest [inside Iran] is now recognized [by the IRI government]?…[This is why I] insist that [regional] security is the prerequisite to everything else, including [civil, political and personal] freedoms.” ... read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / community struggles / non-anarchist press Wednesday January 10, 2018 - 19:53 byAraz Bağban
The protests against the high cost of living in the cities of Khorasan province on December 28th soon spread to many cities of Iran incredibly quick and almost turned into a revolt within a week. The protests primarily targeted the high cost of living, financial difficulties and corruption. However, they quickly became politicized and began to target the foundations of the Islamic Republic (IR), namely the religious autocracy. The slogans quickly turned from “death to high cost of living” to “death to the dictator.” ... read full story / add a comment
"Christ Pantocrator," Hagia Sophia, Istanbul (recreation).  Courtesy Sophia Institute
mashriq / arabia / iraq / religion / other libertarian press Friday February 19, 2016 - 02:20 byJavier Sethness Castro   image 1 image
Reza Aslan's Zealot (2013) presents the ways in which the life of Jesus of Nazareth was “revised” ex post facto by the Gospel-writers or evangelists Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, and how it was that Rome's suppression of the Jewish Revolt of 66 C.E. catalyzed the very writing of the Gospels (70-120 C.E.) and the propagation throughout the Greco-Roman Diaspora of the revisionist views of Saul (Paul) of Tarsus, which stressed the divinity of Jesus while attempting to reconcile or downplay the prophet's political revolutionism, directed against Rome and the Jewish ruling class, as summarized in the Kingdom of God he proclaimed. Aslan provides many historical correctives both to the presentation of the Gospels and the dogma institutionalized by the various Christian churches, yet his own account of Jesus as Zealot would likely be improved by engagement with Christian anarchist thinkers such as Leo Tolstoy. ... read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / imperialismo / guerra / non-anarchist press Tuesday January 05, 2016 - 19:23 byGideon Levy
Así estábamos los hijos de los nacionalistas, cerrados, bastante ignorantes, simplemente no lo sabíamos y eso ocurría mucho antes de que Naftali Bennett fuera ministro de Educación. Así era en aquellos hermosos años, cuando los ministros de Educación eran de la izquierda, los años de la añoranza. ... read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Monday June 08, 2015 - 06:38 byGarry Leech
By suggesting that the state of Israel should not exist, I am not being anti-Semitic. I am, however, being anti-Zionist. There is a distinct difference. An anti-Semite is someone who is prejudiced against Jews. An anti-Zionist, on the other hand, is opposed to that sector of the Jewish population who see it as their God-given right to establish a Jewish state in the Holy Land at the expense of the Palestinian people who have lived there for two thousand years. ... read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / miscellaneous / non-anarchist press Friday March 20, 2015 - 00:31 byAdam Hanieh
Over four years since mass uprisings ousted sclerotic regimes in Tunisia and Egypt, it can seem that the initial hopes represented by these movements lie in tatters. Libya, Syria, Yemen and Iraq remain mired in bloody armed conflicts that have led to the deaths of hundreds of thousands and displaced millions more within and across borders. In the pivotal case of Egypt, military rule has returned through the violent crushing of protests, the arrests of an estimated 40,000 people and the rebuilding of the repressive structures of the [Hosni] Mubarak era. Elsewhere, autocratic governments look more secure in their rule today than they have for many years. ... read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Saturday December 27, 2014 - 05:10 byClass War   text 2 comments (last - thursday january 08, 2015 - 15:32)
The text “In Rojava: People’s War is not Class War”, which you can read below, represents a contribution of the “Internationalist Communist Tendency” (ICT) to a debate that has been taking place in certain circles claiming “anti-capitalist struggle” since several weeks. The central points of this discussion are current events in Western Kurdistan - Rojava. ... read full story / add a comment
machrek / arabie / irak / impérialisme / guerre / presse non anarchiste Saturday December 27, 2014 - 04:53 byGuerre de classe
Le texte « Rojava : la Guerre Populaire, ce n’est pas la Guerre de Classe », que vous pouvez lire ci-dessous, représente une contribution de la « Tendance Communiste Internationaliste » (TCI) au débat qui a lieu depuis plusieurs semaines dans certains milieux qui se revendiquent de la « lutte anticapitaliste ». Les points centraux de cette discussion tournent autour des événements actuels au Kurdistan occidental, le Rojava. ... read full story / add a comment
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mashrek / arabia / irak / lotte sul territorio / stampa non anarchica Friday October 24, 2014 - 22:55 byRojava   image 1 image
Il Contratto Sociale dei Cantoni della Rojava nel Kurdistan occidentale (Siria). [English] ... read full story / add a comment
mashrek / arabia / irak / imperialismo / guerra / stampa non anarchica Friday October 17, 2014 - 16:38 bySinan Çiftyürek
Nella spirale caotica che avvolge il Medio Oriente dai tempi dell'invasione dell'Iraq, potenze locali e globali hanno dovuto ricorrere ad una serie di organismi, come l'ISIS, per sostenere le proprie richieste. Tutti sanno che all'interno degli attuali confini la situazione non è più sostenibile, ma nessuno è in grado offrire delle opzioni alternative. E' all'interno di questo schema che le potenze regionali e quelle globali avevano bisogno dell'ISIS come una sorta di balsamo per chiudere le fratture nella situazione attuale ed anche come grilletto per spingere verso la formazione di nuovi confini e nuovi stati, ed ancor di più come opportunistico strumento per gestire la crisi nella regione. [English] ... read full story / add a comment
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mashriq / arabia / iraq / community struggles / non-anarchist press Friday October 17, 2014 - 09:40 byRojava   image 1 image
The Social Contract of Rojava Cantons in West Kurdistan (Syria). [Italiano] ... read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Sunday October 05, 2014 - 01:25 bySinan Çiftyürek
Throughout the spiralling chaos in the Middle East which has started with the invasion of Iraq both local and global powers have required a number of bodies to serve their varying demands, such as ISIS. While it is acknowledged that the current situation under the present borders is redundant, no one has been able to name a new option. It is within this frame that local and global powers needed an ISIS as a balm to seal the cracks of the present condition and also as a trigger to help form new borders and states, and more importantly as an instrumental tool to manage the crisis in the region. [Italiano] ... read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / imperialismo / guerra / non-anarchist press Monday August 18, 2014 - 21:17 byNazanin Armanian
Barak Obama no pudo resistir la tentación (o a las presiones de sus adversarios) y se convirtió en el cuarto presidente de EEUU en bombardear Irak, utilizando los mismos pretextos “benévolos” para el mismo objetivo principal: mantener el control de EEUU sobre el hidrocarburo iraquí. Lo revela la cronología de los acontecimientos, desde que un sector de los terroristas del Estado Islámico (EI) –llamados “rebeldes sirios”, a quienes arman Occidente, Turquía y Arabia Saudí-, entrara el diciembre pasado en Irak, sembrando pánico y muerte entre la población. Ya hay algunas respuestas a la pregunta de “¿por qué Obama no ha luchado en Irak contra Al Qaeda?” hasta la semana pasada. ... read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Saturday August 16, 2014 - 15:32 bySuzanne Weiss
I am proud to join more than 250 Jewish Holocaust survivors and descendants of survivors in condemning “the massacre of Palestinians in Gaza” and “the ongoing genocide of the Palestinian people.” Our statement of solidarity calls for “an immediate end to the siege against and the blockade of Gaza” and a “full economic, cultural and academic boycott of Israel.” ... read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / anti-fascism / non-anarchist press Friday August 08, 2014 - 07:03 byPhilip Kleinfield
In Israel, racism and extremism are exploding. It began shortly after the kidnapping of three Israeli boys—Naftali, Gilad and Eyal—in Gush Etzion, that led to the assault in Gaza which has seen over 1,000 killed. A Facebook page calling for the murder of Palestinians went viral. In one photo, a soldier posed broodingly with his gun, the word "vengeance" written on his chest. In another two teenage girls smiled happily with a banner that read: “Hating Arabs is not racism, it’s values.” ... read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / imperialismo / guerra / non-anarchist press Thursday August 07, 2014 - 16:16 byShourideh C. Molavi
Today the struggle for people of conscience appears to be less about convincing people that Israel is committing war crimes against Palestinians or grossly violating international law. Instead the struggle has become about convincing the world that Palestinians are human beings too. The ongoing televised genocidal attack of Palestinians in Gaza by the Israeli army makes one wonder what the situation would have been like if global powers and mainstream voices saw Palestinians as human beings. ... read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Thursday August 07, 2014 - 06:37 byMike Carlton
The images from Gaza are searing, a gallery of death and horror. A dishevelled Palestinian man cries out in agony, his blood-soaked little brother dead in his arms. On a filthy hospital bed a boy of perhaps five or six screams for his father, his head and body lacerated by shrapnel. A teenage girl lies on a torn stretcher, her limbs awry, her face and torso blackened like a burnt steak. Mourners weep over a family of 18 men, women and children laid side by side in bloodied shrouds. Four boys of a fishing family named Bakr, all less than 12 years old, are killed on a beach by rockets from Israeli aircraft.

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