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Why socialists shouldn’t vote for the Muslim Brotherhood

After a heavily contested first round, the Egyptian presidential election came down to a run-off between two candidates, representing two wings of the same ruling class. As we go to…

The Arab Left: Paying the price for Stalinism

The Arab Spring of 2011 inspired millions around the world through its acts of heroism. But now the revolutions have stalled. In the spirit of solidarity with these movements and…

22 dead in Gaza after Israeli airstrikes

Sally Turner AT LEAST  22 Palestinians, including 18 militants and at least four civilians, have been killed in recent air strikes on Gaza. The latest victims were a 65 year old…

Fear and hypocrisy: the Arab League monitors in Syria

Marcus Halaby reports on the latest developments in the Syrian revolution as international monitors send back their reports…

Egyptian elections show sweeping gains for counterrevolution

Dave Stockton DESPITE MASSIVE mobilisations in Tahrir Square and other city centres in November and December, Egypt’s Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) still maintains its illegitimate rule. The…

No to sanctions – hands off Iran!

The growing chorus from world leaders demanding action against Iran threatens another war in the Middle East. Martin Suchanek examines what is behind the latest international manoeuvers and states the…

Syria – the dangers posed by foreign intervention

The future of Syria is being fought out town by town as the resistance grows against Assad’s regime. Marcus Halaby looks at how imperialist governments are doing all they can…

Egypt: The threat of counter-revolution grows as Islamists make gains

The magnificent Egyptian revolution is in danger of defeat, warns Dave Stockton…

Egyptian workers fight for their rights

Since the fall of Mubarak, workers have taken their chance to launch strikes and protests over both political issues and working conditions. There have been strikes of telecoms workers against…

Military trials and constitutional principles

The Egyptian army’s attack on unarmed Coptic demonstrators has not occurred in a vacuum. It takes place in the run-up to parliamentary elections, due to begin on 28 November and…