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رحيل جورج حبش

تعرفت أولاً كصبيّ صغير إلى جورج حبش. ومع أنني أنا نفسي لست فلسطينيًا فقد نشأت – وبطريقة ملتوية – على اعتباره واحدًا من "قادتنا". فهنا لدينا شخص – عربي وطني علماني من خلفية مسيحية، رجل مثقف ومتعلم، ويعرّف نفسه ماركسيًا ونصيرًا للمضطهدين، معاديًا للصهيونية والإمبريالية Read more...

Illusions in America will not help Iranian women

Review of Reading Lolita in Tehran Read more...

George Habash: 1916-2008

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I first became aware of the Doctor as a small child. Although not Palestinian myself, I grew up regarding him, in a roundabout way, as one of "our" leaders. Here was someone  an Arab patriot and secularist from a Christian background, a highly-educated man, and a self-declared Marxist and supporter of the oppressed, an opponent of Zionism and Western imperialism, and a modernist opponent of the Arab regimes  to whom I could point without any embarrassment and say: "he is one of ours". Read more...

An attack on Iran before Bush leaves office?

Whilst it was Hillary Clinton who set the war drums beating harder once again by saying that she would eliminate Iran in the case of a military attack on Israel, no sooner had she withdrawn from the r Read more...

Hands off the People of Iran: campaign for action or propaganda bloc?

Hands off the People of Iran (Hopi) describes itself as a campaign against an attack on Iran by the United States and in support of the struggles of Iranian workers, youth and women against Iran's rep Read more...

Hezbollah's doomed compromise

On one side stood Hezbollah, the Shia based resistance movement that ejected the Israeli occupation in 2000 and defeated Israel's invasion in 2006. On the other side in Lebanon's near-civil war stood Sunni Muslim and Druze militias backing leading pro-government billionaire Sa'ad Hariri, son of former prime minister Rafiq Hariri, whose assassination forced the withdrawal of Syrian forces from Lebanon in 2005. Read more...

Voces desde Gaza

De hecho, el estado sionista parece no moderar su comportamiento. El Vice-Ministro de Defensa Matan Vilnai hasta ha amenazado a los vecinos de Gaza con una “shoah”, o sea un holocausto. Como para darles sustancia a sus palabras, Israel mató a 35 habitantes de Gaza el 1 de marzo, como parte de una campaña de 4 días que dejó muertos a más de 100 palestinos. Todo esto en una tierra con poco gas, comida o medicina que sufre bajo un estado de sitio que ya ha durado 11 meses. Read more...

The third camp, Iraqi trade unions and the resistance

The leaders of the Alliance for Workers Liberty (AWL) argue socialists should not fight for the withdrawal of US and UK troops from Iraq and Afghanistan. It claims that, were the occupation to end immediately, the Iraqi labour movement would be annihilated by reactionary Islamic forces. Read more...

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