Place: Middle East

We Anti-Zionists Speak for a Quarter of U.S. Jews

The newest poll numbers show that a quarter of U.S. Jews fundamentally oppose the Zionist project.

The Failure of American Empire Lite

The only thing “lite” about American empire turned out to be a dogged unwillingness to accept any culpability in using power to try and remake the world, instead insisting that the exercise of violence could be innocent as long as the right people were doing it.

The IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report: A Green-Syndicalist Analysis

Since publication of its first assessment report in 1990, the IPCC has borne witness to the ever-worsening problem of anthropogenic climate disruption, together with what amounts to humanity’s suicidal failure to address the factors threatening collective destruction.

Solidarity, Inc. Part III: The absence of protest

Perhaps the most fatal of the teenage anti-imperialist’s distractions was their argument Western governments were actually supporting the dangerous Islamists in Syria they ‘pretended’ to be bombing.

Solidarity, Inc. Part II

What Western anti-imperialists prescribe for their Arab counterparts

The purpose of the teenage anti-imperialist is to take a precise position at a certain moment in time for a mostly-domestic, aesthetic purpose.

Iran: A New Wave of Mass Protests and Strikes

Iran is experiencing another wave of mass protests and strikes as economic, social, political, environmental and health problems make it impossible for the large majority of the population to have the bare minimums needed to live.

Solidarity, Inc. Part I: The Industrialisation of Solidarity

Introducing the ‘teenage anti-imperialist’, the ‘solidarity market’, and ‘contrarian continuity’ between anti-imperialists and ‘their ‘establishment parent’/’imperialist’ governments.

Assad’s Pyrrhic Victory

It’s difficult to recollect the euphoria of the early days of the 2011 uprising in Syria against the regime of Bashar al-Assad. Reflecting on that time, Syrians speak of the breaking of the “fear barrier”—the suffocating authoritarianism and repression that . . .

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Some Good News–Support for Palestinians is Growing

It may be hard to believe, but against the background of daily killings of Palestinians and statements of blanket support for Israel by Imperial Leader Biden, there is some good news. Many Israelis are courageously denouncing Israeli apartheid and support for Palestinians has been growing fast around the world and in some unusual places.

Reflections of an Anti-Imperialist after Ten Years of Debate

An Interview with Gilbert Achcar

What does it mean to be a left anti-imperialist today? Stephen R. Shalom interviews Gilbert Achcar.

The Other Regional Counter-Revolution

Iran’s Role in the Shifting Political Landscape of the Middle East

Where has Iran stood during the popular movements in Lebanon, Iraq, and Syria?

Reflections of an Anti-Imperialist after Ten Years of Debate

What does it mean to be a left anti-imperialist today? Stephen R. Shalom interviews Gilbert Achcar.

Progressives Break with Biden Over His Uncritical Support for Israel

For the first time, the Democrats face a small but determined group within the party who demand a break from unconditional support for Israel and support for Palestinian rights.

Israel’s Racism and the Misuse of Antisemitism

Israel’s official discourse vehemently denies its “deeply ingrained institutionalized” anti-Arab racism and the settler-colonial nature of its state, although it is as blatant as could be and was even acknowledged by Zionism’s prominent historical figures.

The Struggle Against Ethnic Cleansing in Jerusalem

This account of the fightback against the eviction of Palestinians from their homes in East Jerusalem was categorized as “hate speech” by Facebook and taken down after the author posted it there. We republish it in protest against this blatant censorship.

Prospects of Joint Class Struggle

Talk of mass ‘joint struggle’ against the Zionist regime in the present circumstances is facile, but it is a mistake to think in a rigid static way.

No Joint Struggle With Settler Colonialism

The Israeli working class is a settler-colonial, active collaborator with Israeli capitalism in the continued ethnic cleansing and occupation project of Israeli apartheid.

Their anti-imperialism and ours

The logic of “the enemy of my enemy is my friend” is a recipe for empty cynicism.

Erasing People through Disinformation: Syria and the “Anti-Imperialism” of Fools

Disreputable writers and outlets, often operating under the aegis of “independent journalism” with purportedly “leftwing” views, are spreading corrosive propaganda and disinformation that aims to strip Syrians of political agency.

Biden’s Plan to Revamp American Imperialism

American socialists face the task of opposing American imperialism while showing internationalist solidarity with struggles for democracy, social reforms, and socialism in countries around the world.

In Support of Joint Struggle

Hal Draper proposed that Jews and Arabs could engage in “joint struggle from below, cemented by common national-revolutionary aims and common social interests.” What Draper contended in 1954 is still true today; the Zionist state has been a disaster for Israel’s Jews.

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