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'Egyptian trade unionists have broken the barrier of fear'

16 October 2012
I became active before the revolution, organising demonstrations and sit-ins at my workplace early in 2010.

The Syrian revolution poses a severe test for Turkey's rulers

09 October 2012
The first real sign that the civil war in Syria could spill over into a wider conflict came last week. A series of mortar and artillery exchanges took place across the border between Syria and Turkey.

Chavez re-elected in Venezuela despite mounting problems for his Bolivarian revolution

08 October 2012
Hugo Chavez has been re-elected as president of Venezuela with just under 55 percent of the total vote—the lowest since he first took the presidency in 1998.

West wants to control our revolution, says Syrian activist

04 October 2012
"The spotlight is now on Turkey, which is firing artillery rounds into Syria. But I don’t think Turkey is going to escalate. It’s not in their interests, and none of the Arab countries have shown support for this.

Peggy Purdy (1930-2012)

18 September 2012
We lost a revolutionary socialist and a class fighter when Peggy died last week.

Naomi Wolf reduces women to vaginas

11 September 2012
Feminist author Naomi Wolf wants to share her revolutionary discovery with us all—women’s vaginas are connected to their brains.

Reviews round-up

28 August 2012
The Revolution Will Be Televised BBC Three on Wednesdays, 10pm

Syria: Assad's massacre of a revolutionary town

21 August 2012
Azaz in northern Syria is a town under the control of the opposition. Everything from the baking of bread to the welfare of thousands of refugees from Aleppo is run by revolutionary committees.

Syria's revolution enters dangerous new phase

07 August 2012
Kofi Annan resigned as United Nations (UN) special envoy for Syria last Friday, signalling the failure of one part of the West’s intervention in the revolution.

Sudan activists protest in central London against massacre in Nyala

06 August 2012
Sudanese activists demonstrated outside Downing Street on Saturday in solidarity with the Sudanese revolution.

Tunisian workers protest in new battle to stop privatisation

31 July 2012
Workers in Tunisia have been protesting, and in some places striking, against the privatisation of factories that were nationalised during the revolution.

The revolution in Syria is rooted in popular uprising

24 July 2012
The past few days may have seen the balance of forces tilt decisively against Bashar al-Assad and his regime. Paradoxically, a significant section of the Western left seems to have tilted as decisively in their favour.

How did human beings evolve?

24 July 2012
Darwin’s theory of evolution is double-edged for Marxists. On the one hand it is a revolutionary theory, and it makes up a part of the arsenal we use to analyse the world.

Solidarity with Mahalla workers!

18 July 2012
Once again the Mahalla workers have declared a strike. Let us not forget that their great strikes in December 2006 and September 2007 and their struggles in February and April 2008 were the sparks which ignited the Egyptian revolution.

Music of the Arab revolutions spreads alongside the struggle

17 July 2012
Music, poetry and politics have always mixed in the Middle East—and never more so than during the Arab Spring.

Strike by workers who opened door to Egypt's revolution

17 July 2012
Some 23,000 workers at the giant Misr Spinning plant in Mahalla al-Kubra, Egypt, walked out on strike last Sunday.

Syrian revolution comes to a critical crossroads

17 July 2012
The Syrian revolution has reached a new crossroads. Recent regime massacres have combined with a series of defections that could open the door to greater influence by the West.

Marxism 2012: Videos of Hossam el-Hamalawy and Simon Assaf

13 July 2012
This year's Marxism festival saw a series of meetings on revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa. Here are videos of Hossam el-Hamalawy on the situation in Egypt and Simon Assaf on Syria, imperialism and revolution.

The revolution in Egypt is entering a new phase

12 July 2012
The political scene since the inauguration of Mohamed Mursi as Egypt’s president has been extremely fluid.

Stand with the Syrian revolt

10 July 2012
The Syrian regime has brutally cracked down—but as Adi Atassi’s article shows, the spirit and resolve of the revolution remains unbroken.

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