Syria’s Disaster, and What’s Next

More than seven years after the beginning of the Syrian popular uprising, which was gradually transformed into a deadly war with an international character, the situation in the country is catastrophic at all levels. The popular classes are the most affected with...

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John McCain: “Maverick” or Opportunist?

John McCain: “Maverick” or Opportunist?

US Senator John McCain (R, Arizona) died on Saturday. He was a militarist, a war criminal, a facilitator of racism, an opponent of the US working class, and more. Known as a “maverick”, in reality he was a chameleon/opportunist. On some issues he jumped from one side...

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Secularists, Secularism and the Syrian uprising (Part 2/2)

Secularists, Secularism and the Syrian uprising (Part 2/2)

Syrian secularists are under attack online and on the ground. Joseph Daher takes a critical look at recent efforts to discredit the contribution of Syrian secularists to the 2011 revolution and offers historic perspective on the meaning of secularism and how the...

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Secularists, Secularism and the Syrian uprising (Part 1/2)

Secularists, Secularism and the Syrian uprising (Part 1/2)

Syrian secularists, and moreover the concept of secularism, are under attack online and on the ground. Joseph Daher takes a critical look at recent efforts to discredit the contribution of Syrian secularists to the 2011 revolution and offers historic perspective on...

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Iraqi Protests: Deep Anger and Simple Demands

Iraqi Protests: Deep Anger and Simple Demands

By: Darya Najim and Krekar Mustafa August 2, 2018 Editor’s Note: Below we print an opinion article submitted by two Iraqi Kurdish activists. In this and future “opinion articles”, we aim to present debate/discussion and not necessarily an organizational position...

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Syria: The Social Origins of the Uprising

Syria: The Social Origins of the Uprising

Remembering the real causes of the eruption the popular uprising in Syria, which is increasingly turning into an international war. July 19, 2018 Joseph Daher More than seven years after the beginning of the popular uprising in Syria, which increasingly turned into an...

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