Articles tagged “Middle East”

girlwalks_topppageSummary: Allegorical Iranian horror film interpreted in terms of its political and social meaning, especially around gender oppression — Editors

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Summary:  A critique of Robert Fisk’s attack on the Syrian resistance as dominated by jihadists, part of an attitude of kneejerk anti-imperialism, as seen previously during the Bosnian war. Originally appeared in World War 4 Report http://www.ww4report.com/node/11487  — Editors

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Beset by the twin dangers of Islamism and nominally secular authoritarianism, the Arab revolutions continue to shake up the region as they move through their second year. This essay, which first appeared in Logos, Vol. 11, Issues 1-2 (Spring-Summer 2012) http://logosjournal.com/ , is based upon a presentation to a Convention of the International Marxist-Humanist Organization in Chicago on July 14, 2012 — Editors

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This article examines the new features of Hassan Mortazavi’s new translation of Marx’s Capital, Vol. 1, and the responses it has received inside Iran. I argue that what led to this translation was both a dissatisfaction with the failure of the Iranian left during the 1979 Iranian Revolution, and an interest on the part of a new generation of Iranian youth in philosophically based, non-dogmatic and constructive alternatives. Approaching this translation from the vantage point of current debates among leftist Iranian economists can also illuminate key concepts in Marx’s critique of capitalism — Editors

[First published in Iranian.com: http://www.iranian.com/main/2012/may/persian-capital ]

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Israeli and Iranian protesters have joined forces against the threat of war between their countries – Editors.

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The revolutionary movements of the year 2011, above all in the Arab countries, and the life and thought of Rosa Luxemburg, are connected. Presented at the Anarchist Book Fair, London — Editors

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This translation by Said Tah and Yashar Shaf of parts of Anderson’s April 2011 article on “Arab Revolutions at the Crossroads” was published in Iran in Shargh Online, Oct. 8, 2011. The translation includes the introduction, conclusion, and discussion of Libya – Editors

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This statement on behalf of the International Marxist-Humanist Organization was presented by Ali Reza on September 30, at the beginning of the Third Conference of the Iranian Left Alliance Abroad, Montreal, Canada – Editors

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A Syrian protestor assesses the social content of the revolt and the possibility of its moving beyond the demand for political transformation and toward a wider socio-economic revolution, while also critiquing the narrow forms of anti-imperialism that have plagued the Arab Left. This article first appeared in English in Jadaliyya – Editors

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