Foundation of the Dera’a section of the Revolutionary Left Current

This document was published on the 13 December 2012, in “Front Line”, organ of the Revolutionary Left Current, It is translated from the Arabic by Luiza Toscane. (http://www.internationalviewpoint.org/) The Dera’a branch of the Revolutionary Left Current in Syria has been founded. It is made up of left activists and revolutionary Marxists, activists in the Syrian revolutionary movement … Continue reading

Trade union struggles in the Middle East and North Africa

article published in : http://www.internationalviewpoint.org/spip.php?article2849 and translated in English from this article in French published in December 2012: https://cafethawrarevolution.wordpress.com/2012/12/13/les-luttes-syndicales-dans-les-revolutions-arabes/ Since the outbreak of the revolutionary in January 2011 and even before that, trade unionists, like workers throughout the region, played an important role in the struggles and the fall of the dictators. Remember that it was the … Continue reading

About a Feminist Collective…

Nasawiyas apply feminist analysis to their social justice work, meaning that they always have an eye on gender dynamics and oppression within social and political struggle, address the systematic structural problems rather than the symptoms, and place women’s experiences and voices as central to any solutions and activist work. Feminism is a learning process for all of us and we are … Continue reading

PA’s dependency on external actors, neo liberal policies and corruption (part II)

As we have seen in the first article (The Oslo predicament and the PA’s failure, collaboration and repression…https://cafethawrarevolution.wordpress.com/2012/07/13/the-oslo-predicament-and-the-pas-failure-collaboration-and-repression/) the Oslo Agreement and Paris Protocol were designed in order to maintain the Palestinian economy just as before fully incorporated into and dependent upon the Israeli economy. In 2002 nearly a decade after the conclusion of the … Continue reading

غزة تحت الحصار

:نشر في الثورة الدائمة، العدد ٢ – ربيع٢٠١٢  http://prjournal.socialist-forum.org/node/35‫ هذا المقال، أدناه، المبني على المشاهدة العينية، كتبه الرفيق جوزيف ضاهر لمجلة «الثورة الدائمة»، بعد زيارة للقطاع دامت أكثر من شهر بقليل، في وقت سابق من هذا العام، في معرض إعداد دراسة أكاديمية عن الحركات الإسلامية، في لبنان وفلسطين. أدى العدوان الإسرائيلي في آذار الماضي إلى … Continue reading

Gaza under the siege

article published following an extended visit in February in Gaza for a month. An Arabic version is available in the newspaper “Thawra Dai’ma”  number 2:   http://prjournal.socialist-forum.org/content/gaza-under-seige The last Israeli military offensive in March causing the deaths of more than 20 Palestinians and the ongoing electricity crisis prove that the Gaza strip is still not free from … Continue reading

Les élections présidentielles égyptiennes et la poursuite du coup d’état militaire

(article publié avant le résultat du second tour des éléctions dans le journal SolidaritéS: http://www.solidarites.ch/journal/#article=d/article/5358/&sommaire=d/numero/0) Le second tour des élections présidentielles s’est déroulé dans une atmosphère tendue à la suite de plusieurs mesures contre-révolutionnaires pour tenter de mettre fin au processus débuté il y a plus d’un an maintenant. Il a vu s’affronter l’homme des militaires … Continue reading

Land of the Free: Taking A Leaf Out of Liberian Women’s Book

The documentary Pray the Devil Back to Hell by Abigail Disney is narrated by Leymah Gobwee The latest development in Lebanon have put a never ending stream of questions into my head, the loudest one being What Can We Do? What can we do as women, as feminists and human beings against the escalation of … Continue reading

L’arme des ventres vides ou la résistance populaire du peuple palestinien

Article publié dans le journal SolidaritS, Mai 2012 (http://www.solidarites.ch/journal/#article=d/article/5340/&sommaire=d/numero/0) Au cours des mois d’avril et de mai derniers, plus de 2000 prisonniers palestiniens se sont engagés dans une grève de la faim ouverte pour protester contre le traitement inhumain et illégal infligé par le Service pénitentiaire israélien (SPI). Certains prisonniers, comme Thaer Halahleh et Bilal … Continue reading

Egypt presidential elections and the continuation of the military coup d’état!

As I am writing these lines, the second round of the presidential elections between the candidate Shafiq, considered by all as the representative of the old regime and the Supreme Council of Armed Forces, and the candidate of the Muslim Brotherhoods Morsi is happening and elections polls are opened throughout Egypt. At 2.30 pm on … Continue reading