National Sections of the L5I:

Middle-East

Yemen: No to Saudi intervention!

On 25 March, Saudi Arabia and its allies began a series of air strikes in Yemen, aimed against the Houthis and  their allies, who include sections of the Yemeni Army loyal to the former president, Ali Read more...

Israel votes for expansionism and war

On Saturday 7 March, only ten days before Israel’s recent elections, 50,000 people demonstrated in Tel Aviv against prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud-led coalition. Read more...

Turkey: "We aren't mourning, we're rebelling!"

The corpse of the young Kurdish Alevi, Özgecan Aslan, was found last Wednesday, February 11, in a river in Mersin, a city in southeastern Turkey. Read more...

Turkey: Victory to the strike of the metal-workers!

On the morning of January 29, in Turkey 15,000 workers in the metal industry downed tools. Read more...

Arab Spring: triumph of the counter-revolution?

In this new introduction to the Theses on revolution and counter-revolution in the Arab Spring, Marcus Halaby looks at the
reversals suffered by progressive forces across the Middle East. Read more...

Rojava, Imperialism and Revolution

The heroic resistance of the Kurdish self defence units of the YPG / YPJ is undoubtedly currently at the forefront of the fight for a progressive development in the Middle East. Read more...

Israel’s third war in Gaza and the prospects for Palestinian liberation

Israel’s onslaught on Gaza saw record numbers demand an end to the siege. Marcus Halaby asks how can we break the blockade and end the occupation of Palestine Read more...

Counter-revolution in Syria invites US return to Iraq

Lacking support, the Syrian revolution suffered a series of defeats, a consequence of which was the rise of the ISIS. Marcus Halaby examines the fallout of this development Read more...