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29 July 2014
Whole families burnt alive. Parents with children. Over 1,100 Palestinians' lives have ended since 8 July, as ruthless inferno has rained down on this besieged, impoverished, and highly populated strip of land during the Muslim Ramadan.
15 July 2014
The trapped, blockaded 1.8 million people in the Gaza strip have been viciously bombarded from air, sea and land, and the slaughter is going on
11 September 2013
As the G20 summit in Russia ended, the capitalist powers internationally were divided into two opposing camps on whether to launch a military attack on Syria
31 July 2013
The assassination of Mohamed Brahmi, MP for El Shaab (People's Movement part of the Popular Front opposition), has triggered a new mass movement of workers and youth in Tunisia
8 May 2013
As Israeli governments have progressively increased the number of Jewish settlers in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, eating into the Palestinian territories, more and more people are questioning whether a viable Palestinian state next to Israel is now possible
7 March 2012
Film review: David Johnson reviews a new documentary showing the history of struggle in the Middle East's largest factory...
15 February 2012
No trust in Arab League and imperialist powers: The Syrian regime has dramatically stepped up its savage military onslaught on civilians in Homs and other areas, in the worst upsurge of bloody repression since the start of the uprising last March, writes Judy Beishon.
23 November 2011
United working class-led movement needed for real regime change: Grenade attacks by Syrian army defectors on the ruling Baath party headquarters in Damascus and a few days earlier on an air force intelligence centre mark a new phase in the Syrian uprising
3 August 2011
The death toll is rising from the Syrian army's brutal assault on the mass uprising in the city of Hama and other areas
11 May 2011
The vicious regime in Bahrain has arrested and detained doctors and medical staff for treating injured protesters during recent clashes with security forces. 47 are to be tried in military courts, writes John Sharpe.
6 April 2011
On Friday 25 March, more than 1,500 demonstrators demanding reforms clashed with a group of government supporters in the centre of Amman, the capital city of Jordan, writes CWI reporter Amman, Jordan.
23 March 2011
The UN Security Council's majority decision to enact a militarily-imposed 'no-fly-zone' against Libya, while greeted with joy on the streets of Benghazi and Tobruk, is in no way intended to defend the Libyan revolution. Updated 23 March 2011.
16 March 2011
How the recent movements in the Arab countries are affecting political consciousness in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories...
16 March 2011
TWO THOUSAND Saudi Arabian troops in armoured vehicles crossed over the border into Bahrain on 14 March in order to bolster the beleaguered Sunni ruling class...
22 February 2011
"Ten days that shook the world" (Guardian). From Tunisia, to Egypt, to Bahrain, to Libya, to Yemen, to Djibouti and Morocco, the revolution that was sparked by the self-immolation of the desperate and heroic street seller in Tunisia has erupted throughout the Middle East. An edited version of this article appeared in The Socialist newspaper.
7 June 2007
40 years since the Arab-Israel 1967 war: THE START of a six-day war on 5 June 1967 between Israel and its neighbouring Arab states resulted in an overwhelming military victory for Israel...
9 November 2006
Israel: Gay Pride demo under serious threat: A GAY Pride demo will be held in Jerusalem, on 10 November, against a background of vicious incitement and homophobic propaganda by reactionary Jewish and Arab organisations... By Shahar Benhar, Maavak Sozialisti, CWI Israel
12 April 2003
EVEN BEFORE this bloody US and British imperialist invasion, Iraq's history has been one of occupation by foreign powers followed by revolution and reaction, right through to the Ba'ath Party dictatorship, writes Kevin Simpson.
4 April 2003
"PEOPLE SEE this as an occupation. If the government gives us weapons we will fight the Americans and the British."...
28 March 2003
THE LAST Gulf War in 1990-91 started after Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein invaded and occupied Kuwait in August 1990, largely to divert angry protests at mass hunger and poverty after eight years of war with Iran, writes Roger Shrives.
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