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Time to shed illusions

Only the international solidarity of our class can deliver a lasting solution, writes Yassamine Mather As the situation in the Middle East continues to deteriorate, and in the wake of renewed political and military efforts led by the United States, … Continue reading

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Imperialism has no progressive role in Kobanê


The group formerly known as Daesh (Isis), now Islamic State, entered the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobanê In the early hours of Tuesday October 7. As this statement is issued, air strikes seem to have halted its advance for the … Continue reading

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The origins, politics and economics of the Islamic State

Consequences of IS atrocities disorientate the left Every day news of new atrocities by the Islamic State is making headlines. From the beheading of young journalists to the mass extermination of religious and national minorities in Iraq and Syria, there … Continue reading

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Petition: End the siege of Yarmouk Camp


A group of eleven of us, including Noam Chomsky, Mazin Qumsiyeh and As’ad Abukhalil have sent a letter to the Iranian government asking them to talk to the Assad government of Syria and insist that it end its siege of … Continue reading

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Syrian bombing: Netanyahu attempts to provoke new confrontation

Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei and his sponsor, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Over the weekend of May 4-5 Israel launched air raids against targets in Syria. Yassamine Mather and Moshé Machover, two members of the Hands Off the People of Iran steering committee, discuss the issues raised by this latest development YM: … Continue reading

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Video: Syrian Khamenei supporters attack anti-war Iranians

On January 28 around 300 protesters gathered at the American embassy to oppose the increasingly bellicose rhetoric against Iran and Syria. Called by the Stop the War Coalition under the title of ‘Stop the war before it starts: don’t attack … Continue reading

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