البحرين، أو الثورة التي ترفض الرضوخ

نشر في‫:‬الجمعة, نيسان 2012,20,  http://www.al-manshour.org/node/1518 عبارة “العمل المعتاد” تعكس تماما إرادة متزايدة للسلطات البحرينية، الحكومات الغربية، مرورا بوسائل الإعلام العالمية كالجزيرة، وصولا إلى دول الخليج لإخفاء حالة الهبّة الشعبية في البحرين. فبطولة العالم في الفورمولا واحد، التي سينظمها الاتحاد الدولي للسيارات ستجرى في نهاية هذا الأسبوع- بين 20 نيسان و22 منه- بحسب ما أعلن رئيس الاتحاد … Continue reading

Bahrain, or the Revolution that will not stay silent.

The expression “Business as usual” could resume the feeling and statements regarding the revolution in Bahrain by nearly the whole world from the Bahraini authorities, to the Western governments, passing through international Medias such as Al Jazeera and finally the Gulf states of the region. The Formula 1 Grand Prix (GP) has been confirmed by … Continue reading

Saudi Arabia: protests in the center of counter revolution

The kingdom of Saudi Arabia has witnessed important protests in several areas of the countries in the past few weeks. Popular demonstrations and actions, that started a year ago, have nevertheless not be covered importantly by regional and International Medias, while the repression has not been condemned by Western governments. Thousands of students at an … Continue reading

La lutte continue!

Article publié dans le journal SolidaritéS 13 janvier 2012 (Genève, http://www.solidarites.ch/geneve/) Les mouvements populaires au Moyen Orient et en Afrique du Nord continuent à se mobiliser pour faire avancer le processus révolutionnaire face aux tentatives des régimes en place de se maintenir par la répression et/ou des réformes superficielles, avec l’aide des impérialistes et de leurs … Continue reading

Le peuple demande

Le monde arabe a vécu une année 2011 des plus passionnantes pour toutes celles et ceux qui résistent et qui luttent à travers le monde. Les mouvements populaires, qui ont secoué les dictatures du Moyen-Orient et d’Afrique du Nord, ont eu un impact dans le monde entier. Les Indigné·e·s tirent leur inspiration des révolutions arabes. … Continue reading

Revolution and counter-revolution in the Arab world

It is one year since the revolutionary process in the Middle East and north Africa began. We can now observe a struggle between the counter-revolutionary forces of Western imperialists and their regional clients, led by Saudi Arabia, and the popular movements. The counter-revolutionary forces are trying to stop the wind of change led by the … Continue reading

What Future for Tunisia?

Tunisia has held the first elections in the region since the beginning of the Arab revolutions in January. They are Tunisia’s first free elections where the outcome is not pre-determined since 1956.The winning party in these elections are the Islamists of Al Nahda claiming 30-40% of the votes, followed by the centre left parties the … Continue reading

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

UN Women vs WE, the Women

In July 2010, The United Nations general Assembly created UN Women, a United Nations agency aiming at Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment. UN Women has been created after an important mobilisation of various organisations to have a UN Agency dedicated to the advancement of women’s rights (gathered under the umbrella of the GEAR Campaign), rather … Continue reading