20 November 2012
Great revolutions in the modern era take years to ebb and flow. They usually begin with temporary and superficial unity between all the opponents of the old regime.
19 November 2012
More than 25,000 people gathered in Prague’s Wenceslas Square on Saturday to protest against austerity measures being pushed through by the Czech Republic’s right wing coalition government.
13 November 2012
1968. Riots and revolution. Vietnam. Soul music. The elements that make up director Wayne Blair’s film The Sapphires have been done before—but never in quite this way.
06 November 2012
The launch of a new Syrian umbrella organisation to replace the discredited Syrian National Council (SNC) has created deep uncertainty inside the revolution.
16 October 2012
Julie Leadbetter, a lifelong workplace activist and revolutionary socialist, has died at the tragically early age of 55.
16 October 2012
I became active before the revolution, organising demonstrations and sit-ins at my workplace early in 2010.
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.
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.
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.
18 September 2012
We lost a revolutionary socialist and a class fighter when Peggy died last week.
11 September 2012
Feminist author Naomi Wolf wants to share her revolutionary discovery with us all—women’s vaginas are connected to their brains.
28 August 2012
The Revolution Will Be Televised
BBC Three on Wednesdays, 10pm
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.
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.
06 August 2012
Sudanese activists demonstrated outside Downing Street on Saturday in solidarity with the Sudanese revolution.
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.
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.
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.
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.
17 July 2012
Music, poetry and politics have always mixed in the Middle East—and never more so than during the Arab Spring.