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Egypt after the Maspero massacre

Violence against Egypt’s Coptic Christian minority, about one-twentieth of its population, is not a new phenomenon. Hosni Mubarak’s regime, and Anwar Sadat’s before it, frequently allowed or enabled “popular” expressions…

Syria: Assad’s concessions are a fraud

Despite president Bashar al-Assad’s promises not to shoot protesters, his regime has continued to kill civilians, most recently in Damascus and Homs. The Arab League’s week-long talks to produce a…

History in the making: democratic revolutions in the eye of uneven and combined development

2011 will undoubtedly be remembered as the year of the Arab Revolution. We have seen an explosion of democratic aspiration and courageous struggle as revolutions spread in a few weeks…

Joana Ramiro: Palestine is key to the Arab revolutions

Joana Ramiro will be speaking at Anticapitalism 2011 on the struggle for the liberation of Palestine The story of the Palestinian struggle is written in blood in the history books.…

Israel and USA promise to veto Palestinian statehood

Whilst most of the worlds population support the Palestinian bid at the UN for statehood, the US and Israel have threatened to stop recognition at all costs. Andy Yorke explains…

Mass strikes in Egypt can reignite the revolution

Massive strikes by workers have broken out across Egypt, reports Marcus Halaby. This opens up a new phase of the revolution as Egypt heads towards its first post-Mubarak elections in…

The Egyptian Revolution’s new upsurge

Marcus Halaby looks at how the growing strike wave, mass demonstrations in Tahrir square and Israeli embassy protests herald a new wave of revolution. Eight months after the fall of…

General strike in Egypt as revolution enters new phase

In the last days a general strike has rocked Egypt. The strike movement illustrates how the Egyptian revolution is entering a new phase, as workers come to the fore of…

Will the UN General Assembly recognise Palestinian statehood?

September will see a show down at the UN over the question of Palestinian statehood. This could have serious international ramifications, argues Simon Hardy…

Israeli protest movement plans million-person march in September – but will it challenge the occupation?

Since mid-July “tent city” protests and weekly demonstrations have been shaking the state of Israel, writes Mark Booth. On the 24 July, 30,000 protested, then 150,000 people on the 30th…