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Hezbollah and the Workers

Hezbollah and the Workers

Hezbollah’s record confirms that the party’s interests are more aligned with elites than with workers. It remains firmly in line with Lebanon’s other dominant political parties as an impediment to the emergence of a popular movement that could raise deep social and...

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Joseph Daher’s U.S.  Lecture Tour

Joseph Daher’s U.S. Lecture Tour

Joseph Daher,  Swiss-Syrian socialist, academic scholar,  activist, blogger and member of the Alliance of Syrian and Iranian Socialists will be on lecture tour in the United States from February 13 to February 17. SPEAKING TOUR WITH SWISS-SYRIAN LEFTIST WRITER JOSEPH...

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How ISIS Benefits From Trump’s Ban on Syrians

How ISIS Benefits From Trump’s Ban on Syrians

Mr. Trump’s reactionary decree banning Syrian refugees and visitors from other Muslim-majority countries has dangerous side effects: It normalizes war criminals like Mr. Assad, dictators like Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt, and helps the Islamic State and Al Qaeda. . ....

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What Happened in Aleppo?

What Happened in Aleppo?

We must reject all the attempts, which are now multiplying, to legitimize the Assad regime at the international level and to allow it to play any role in the country’s future. A blank check given to Assad today will encourage future attempts by other authoritarian...

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Aleppo’s Forgotten Revolutionaries

Aleppo’s Forgotten Revolutionaries

The story of east Aleppo and the revolutionary icons who struggled there between 2012 and 2014 is almost completely ignored. By Loubna Mrie January 12, 2017 Source:  The New Arab https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/comment/2017/1/12/aleppos-forgotten-revolutionaries In...

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Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Syria

Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Syria

Below,  we reprint a two-part interview which The Muslim Internationalist conducted with Joseph Daher,  Swiss-Syrian scholar-activist and author of Hezbollah:  The Political Economy of Lebanon's Party of God.  (Pluto Press, 2016) January 9, 2017  Coverage of the...

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Russia and the Left

Russia and the Left

What explains the enthusiasm in certain quarters of the left for Vladimir Putin and Russia? Why do some cheer on Russian bombing in Syria, dismissing out of hand the evidence from Physicians for Human Rights, Amnesty International, and Human Rights Watch1 that they...

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Women’s Resistance in Syria

Women’s Resistance in Syria

Women in Syria face numerous challenges yet continue to struggle against fascism, imperialism and patriarchy. Yet with the partial exception of Syrian-Kurdish women in the north, they are absent from mainstream narratives on Syria, relegated invisible by the focus on...

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