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Getting Egypt's second revolution

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.

Czechs protest against cuts on anniversary of Velvet Revolution

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.

The Sapphires: drama that sets out racism faced by Aborigines

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.

Unease over Syrian National Initiative's links to the West

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.

Julie Leadbetter (1957-2012)

16 October 2012
Julie Leadbetter, a lifelong workplace activist and revolutionary socialist, has died at the tragically early age of 55.

'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.

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