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12 April 2017
Trump orders missile strikes against Shayrat air base: US president Donald Trump's decision to launch missile attacks against the Shayrat air base in Syria ratcheted up the long running conflict there and dangerously fuelled tensions between the US and Russia and Iran.
8 February 2017
The military victory in Aleppo by Assad's regime and its foreign backers was a turning point in the war in Syria. It has put the Syrian government once more in formal control of the country's main urban centres. Serge Jordan of the Committee for a Workers' International (CWI) examines if this is the prelude to a broader peace settlement that could end the horrors inflicted on the Syrian people.
19 October 2016
Sixty years ago Egyptian president Colonel Nasser's proclamation of the nationalisation of the Suez Canal was an electrifying rallying call for the country's working class and poor and throughout the Middle East
12 October 2016
Most mainstream media obituaries described Shimon Peres, the recently deceased former president of Israel, as a 'peacemaker statesman' who constrained the settlerist, nationalist policy of prime minister Netanyahu's rule. In reality, Peres was a wolf in sheep's clothing.
5 October 2016
Music - Radio International (Kefaya): They say that you can tell a lot about a band by its name. Kefaya is an Arabic word meaning 'enough'. It was the cry of the grassroots revolutionary movement in Egypt, a powerful symbol of the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings.
30 April 2015
This year marks the 125th International Workers' Day, or 'May Day'. The original call for workers' demonstrations around the world on 1 May was made in July 1889 at the International Socialist Workers Congress in Paris
12 February 2014
David Johnson reviews the film The Square (el Midan, subtitled in English)
22 January 2014
To no one's surprise, 98% of Egyptian voters said yes to the new constitution in the recent referendum
28 August 2013
Millions across the world, and especially in the Middle East, have been shocked by the killing of hundreds of mainly unarmed people in the Egyptian military's brutal clearance of the two pro-Morsi camps in Cairo.
19 August 2013
Millions across the world have been shocked by the killing of hundreds of mainly unarmed people in the Egyptian military’s brutal clearance of the two pro-Morsi camps in Cairo.
31 July 2013
"We stand on the eve of convulsive events, the greatest in world history, of which the mighty movements in these countries are the precursor."
31 July 2013
The Egyptian state's bloody crackdown against Muslim Brotherhood (MB) supporters continues, leaving hundreds dead and injured, writes Niall Mulholland.
10 July 2013
For independent action by workers and poor: The stormy and bloody developments since the removal and arrest of President Morsi by the military mark a new, challenging and dangerous stage in the unfolding Egyptian revolution
3 July 2013
Mohammed Morsi's first anniversary as president of Egypt was marked by even bigger demonstrations than brought about the downfall of Hosni Mubarak
4 July, see new CWI article: Morsi removed - No trust in the generals
12 December 2012
Big demonstrations have opposed Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi's attempt to seize new powers and railroad through a repressive Islamic constitution
7 December 2012
The CWI condemned the organised killing of journalist Al Housseini Abou Dayf, and the kidnapping and torturing of activists by Muslim Brotherhood members during the recent mass protests
28 November 2012
Build a united front of workers and poor for 'second revolution': The declaration of sweeping new political powers by Egypt's president Mursi has provoked a violent backlash, leaving two dead and hundreds injured, and further polarised society along pro- and anti-Mursi lines...
11 July 2012
A week after Egypt's new president - Mohammed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood - took office, a dramatic confrontation with the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (Scaf) erupted
20 June 2012
Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood stated the revolution is facing 'a life and death moment' after it claimed victory in presidential elections but now faces an attempt by the ruling military junta to impose a 'constitutional coup'
7 March 2012
Film review: David Johnson reviews a new documentary showing the history of struggle in the Middle East's largest factory...
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