Capitalism and Class in the Gulf Arab States

The revolutionary processes in the Middle East cannot be fully understood without an analysis of the role of the Gulf states in the global economy, and as integrated into the regional construction of US power. Adam Hanieh, Capitalism and Class in the Gulf Arab States (Palgrave Macmillan 2011), 266pp. In an Arab world in turmoil and revolution, … Continue reading

The People Demand, a short history of the Arab revolutions

In this extract from their new book “The People Demand, a short history of the Arab revolutions”, John Rees and Joseph Daher (Café Thawra) consider the relationship between US imperialism and the popular uprisings across the Arab world. You can find and buy the book on the following link: http://counterfire.org/index.php/articles/international/14654-out-now-the-people-demand-a-short-history-of-the-arab-revolutions John Rees and Joseph Daher … Continue reading

State of Emergency declared and Saudi troops enter Bahrain to put down revolution

Today, Wednesday 16th of April, at least six people were reported dead and hundreds injured after security forces in Bahrain drove out protesters from the Pearl Roundabout in the capital, Manama. A 12-hour curfew came into force at 4pm in areas of the city including the Pearl Roundabout, the Bahrain Financial Harbour, and several other … Continue reading

Solidarity with the Women of Bahrain

Targeting: Michelle Bachelet (Executive Director of UN Women), International NGOs, and International Community Started by: Women of Lulu March 8th, 2011 – International Women’s Day “A Better World for All” Bahrain is currently experiencing a massive popular uprising in which large numbers of women from different socio-economic, political and religious backgrounds have taken to the streets to … Continue reading

The domino effect or the unstoppable Arab Revolution!

Popular uprisings in the Arab world are continuing to spread to other authoritarian and corrupt regimes with unstoppable ferocity and determination. Following the resignation of Tunisia’s Ben Ali and Egypt’s Mubarak, we are witnessing the domino effect with such clarity, that every dictatorship in the region is now shaking with fear of popular movements. But … Continue reading

The Egyptian Revolution spread to the Middle East

In the same way the Jasmine Revolution in Tunisia strengthened the movement of protest in Egypt, the events from Cairo are encouraging people of the region, from Algeria to Bahrain to Yemen, to start or continue their struggle against their own authoritarian regime. Since the resignation of Mubarak last Friday night, power has been handed … Continue reading

Call for solidarity from Bahrain’s Democratic Progressive Forum

Dear comrades and comrades,  Security forces raided at dawn today the Pear square, the center of protests in the Bahraini capital Manama, and used all means of force, including exploding bullets, to disperse the protestors and to seize of the square. This led to the deaths of at least 5 people and injuring hundreds of others. They … Continue reading