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Why communists oppose the French military intervention in Central African Republic

By KD Tait, 11 December 2013   The French government has sent 1,600 troops to the Central African Republic to disarm rebel militias under a United Nations plan to “restore…

Revolution and Counterrevolution in the Arab world

In the first part of a two part article, Marcus Halaby examines the regional and international context of the Arab Revolutions, the role played by the crisis of leadership, and…

Egypt after the military coup

The July 3 military coup in Egypt, launched by Army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, seems to be faltering in the face of intransigent resistance by the mass following of…

After Morsi: no support for generals and their stooges

The fireworks celebrating the “cold” military coup that overthrew elected President Mohamed Morsi, however understandable, will prove shortsighted – and probably sooner rather than later. To return to the power…

Supporting Syria’s revolution at the Tunis World Social Forum

By Marcus Halaby Causes that you are on record as supporting sometimes have a habit of following you around. And so it proved to be with the Syrian revolution in…

Leaflet to Tunis World Social Forum

Our leaflet to the World Social Forum, held in Tunis in March 2013.…

Tunisia: Chokri Belaid murder could trigger second revolution

In early February, Tunisia was shaken by the brutal assassination of Chokri Belaïd, general secretary of the Party of United Patriotic Democrats, which identifies its politics as Marxist-Pan-Arabist, and heads…

Mali: French boots on the ground – fire fighters or arsonists?

“France represents only humanitarian interests,” insists French president François Hollande. It is a solely a case of the war on terror, an attempt to stop al-Qaeda gaining another Afghanistan or…

The Arab Spring two years on

Marcus Halaby analyses the great – and as yet uncompleted – Arab revolutions of 2011, debunking a number of myths and proving the relevance of Trotsky’s theory of permanent revolution…

South African miners rock the ANC

South African miners rock the ANC

Mineworkers are striking for a living wage in the face of repression from the ANC government, writes Keith Spencer…

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