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Legacy of the Arab spring

January 30 2014

Three years after the start of the mass revolts Yassamine Mather assesses the situation in Tunisia and Egypt

AWL: Matgamna’s chauvinistic tirade

October 31 2013

Imperialism may not have invented political Islam, writes Yassamine Mather, but it has certainly used it to its advantage

Egypt: Not the next stage of the revolution

July 04 2013

Continued economic decline sealed the fate of the Muslim Brotherhood, writes Yassamine Mather. But martial law also represents a defeat for the working class and democracy

Istanbul revolt suppressed

June 20 2013

Esen Uslu reports from Istanbul on the brutal repression that finally saw off the rearguard action of the protestors

Iran election: Not a victory for progressives

June 20 2013

A massive protest vote humiliated the conservative candidates. But paradoxically the election of a centrist can boost the regime, argues Yassamine Mather

Turkey: Battle for secularism

June 13 2013

Opposition to creeping Islamisation is not confined to the protestors in Taksim Square and elsewhere, argues Eddie Ford. The army is also deeply disgruntled with the AKP

Turkey: In revolt against AKP dictat

June 13 2013

Esen Uslu reports from Istanbul

Woolwich: A pretext for state repression

May 30 2013

The murder of a soldier highlights the irrationality of bourgeois politics - but also the failure of the left, argues Paul Demarty

Iran: Boycott the vetted election, not the mass protests

May 16 2013

The Islamic republic is bitterly divided at the top and subject to crippling international sanctions. Yassamine Mather analyses the political situation in the run-up to the June 14 presidential poll

One step from a shooting war

June 28 2012

The downing of a Turkish plane by Syria has brought the contradictions of Istanbul's soft-Islamist government to the fore. Esen Uslu explains

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