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North Africa & Middle East

Uprising in Lebanon: masses united in street protests

For nearly a month, 17 October uprising has been shaking Lebanon. This movement was born spontaneously following a series of additional taxes, including a tax on the WhatsApp free communication application. By Ammar, PSL/LSP (CWI in Belgium) Brussels A sectarian political regime Since the end of the civil war (1990), Lebanon has been a country ruled by parties that were ...

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Egypt. Can the current protests lead to regime change?

After several years of relative calm, a wave of protests beginning at the end of September has once again shaken Egypt (see https://worldsocialist.net/?p=383). Although for now, particularly against the background of explosive events in other parts of the Middle East, the protests have lost some momentum, the problems facing the Egyptian masses have still not been resolved. Igor Yasin from ...

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Build solidarity with the Kurds’ struggle against Turkey’s war

By Arne Johansson. This is a slightly edited version, first printed in “Offensiv” – weekly paper of the CWI in Sweden The sudden withdrawal of the United States from north-eastern Syria has, in one fell swoop, placed the Syrian Kurdish forces in the YPG (People’s Protection Units) and their close allies in the war against ISIS within the SDF (Syrian ...

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No to war in North and East Syria! 

An international movement can stop this war! Having been given the green light by US imperialism, Erdoğan’s regime has launched a massive invasion into Northern and Eastern Syria. On October 9, warplanes of the Turkish Armed Forces started bombing the region.  The ruling elite has proved there is no limit to their cynicism, naming this war “Operation Fountain of Peace”. ...

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Rojava: No to the Turkish invasion!

By Claus Ludwig SAV CWI in Germany. This is an updated version of an article from sozialismus.info A new stage of the war in Syria is now beginning after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced that Turkish troops are ready to attack and occupy the Kurdish region of Rojava in northern Syria. The first wave of troops accompanied by widespread airstrikes ...

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Egyptian protesters break the wall of fear 

By Serge Jordan, CWI On the evening of Friday, September 20, widespread protests broke out in Egypt. Hundreds of people came down to Cairo’s Tahrir Square, the epicentre of the January 2011 revolution, and many more marched through the streets of other parts of the country, including the port cities of Alexandria and Suez, as well as the working-class heartland of Mahalla al-Kubra. Echoing ...

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North Africa and the revolutionary processes in Algeria and Sudan

Resolution approved by CWI International Executive Committee By bringing down two long-standing dictators within a week in April of this year, the revolutionary uprisings in Algeria and Sudan have confirmed the analysis made by the CWI eight years ago, while stunning most bourgeois scholars and commentators. At the time, we explained that the revolutions initiated in Tunisia and Egypt were ...

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