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None of the above

07 Jun 2012

Calling on Egyptians to vote for the Muslim Brotherhood is insane, argues Paul Demarty

Looking back over the ruins

15 Jul 2021

The final withdrawal of American troops must be put in the context of the April 1978 revolution and the subsequent reaction. The USA and Saudi Arabia armed, financed and promoted a counterrevolution, which included Osama bin Laden and al Qa’eda and ended in the triumph of the Taliban. This is an edited version of an article written by Jack Conrad and first published in June 2003. Its main target is Sean Matgamna, patriarch of the social-imperialist Alliance for Workers’ Liberty. Nowadays, the AWL describes the Taliban as “Islamo-fascist”; back then, though, they were “our kind of people”

Same old, same old

24 Jun 2021

The election of Ebrahim Raisi hardly signals a major change, writes Yassamine Mather. Yet, while the left remains confused, opposition to the regime is palpable

Highlights of ‘democracy’

17 Jun 2021

Not only are the candidates useless: the pundits are worse. Yassamine Mather reports on the presidential election campaign, as it enters its closing straight

Seven are the doors to hell

10 Jun 2021

Yassamine Mather reports on the new restrictions, the disqualifications and what passes for debate in the presidential election campaign

Open and honest debate

14 Jan 2021

The CPGB’s first online winter school proved to be a real success. James Harvey reports

From Bethnal Green to Baghuz

21 Feb 2019

Sajid Javid has stripped Shamima Begum of her British citizenship - but there is a steadfast refusal to understand why she left in the first place, writes Paul Demarty

Forty years of inequality

14 Feb 2019

The US administration preferred Islamists to leftists, says Yassamine Mather

An elected sultan

28 Jun 2018

Erdoğan’s ‘fair and square’ election victory will not result in stability, writes Esen Uslu

Result may hinge on Kurds

21 Jun 2018

How will Erdoğan respond, asks Esen Uslu, if he cannot get a majority?

Erdoğan’s election gamble

31 May 2018

If, as seems possible, the AKP is defeated, writes Esen Uslu, will the president go quietly?

The struggle continues

22 Mar 2018

After the surrender of Afrin, Esen Uslu says that the Turkish left and Kurdish movement must unite in opposition to Erdoğan

‘Wrong sort’ of privatisation

01 Mar 2018

In the first of two articles, Yassamine Mather examines the development of Iran’s economy since the Islamic revolution

Counting the costs

01 Feb 2018

For all their anti-western slogans, there is nothing ‘radical’ in any of the Tehran regime factions, writes Yassamine Mather

Drum beat of war

16 Nov 2017

Beirut is now the focus of the burgeoning Saudi-Iranian rivalry, writes Yassamine Mather

Iran, Kurdistan and the left

03 Nov 2017

How can we achieve principled communist unity in the Middle East? We spoke to Mohammad Reza Shalgouni, a member of the Organisation of Revolutionary Workers of Iran (Rahe Kargar)

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