Facebook Instagram Twitter YouTube

Middle East-Africa

We Are Thirsty!: Thousands Take to the Streets in Response to Iran’s Escalating Water Crisis

Over the past week, thousands of multi-ethnic Iranians have demonstrated in response to Iran’s water crisis and power blackouts. These protests, in conjunction with massive oil strikes and strikes in other sectors, highlight the discontent of a large swath of the Iranian population that faces a sanctions-battered economy and a repressive bourgeois regime.

Maryam Alaniz

July 21, 2021

Iranian Oil Workers Organize the Country’s Biggest Strikes since the Iranian Revolution

For almost a month, Iranian oil workers, along with workers in other industries, have organized demonstrations and wildcat strikes in response to a dire economic and health crisis accentuated by U.S. sanctions.

Maryam Alaniz

July 15, 2021

At Least 70 Killed During Protests in South Africa After Former President Zuma Is Jailed

The imprisonment of former President Jacob Zuma for contempt of court triggered protests and violent repression in several South African cities. Corruption, internal conflicts in the ruling party, poverty, unemployment, and the pandemic are fueling the mobilization.

Ravaged by Climate Change: 400,000 On the Brink of Starvation in Madagascar

Over one million people in southern Madagascar are food insecure, while almost half a million are on the brink of starvation. Climate change is to blame, and capitalism ensures that the Global South will pay the highest price.

Otto Fors

July 2, 2021

Ethnic Cleansing: Israel Demolishes Palestinian Homes in Silwan, East Jerusalem.

The Israeli army has begun demolishing buildings in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan and repressing residents and activists. Palestinians are mounting fierce resistance against these criminal attacks.

Otto Fors

July 1, 2021

Biden Continues U.S. Bombing in Iraq and Syria

Yesterday, Joe Biden ordered airstrikes in Syria and Iraq against two Iranian-backed militias in the name of “national security.” This latest act of imperialist aggression in the Middle East serves to ramp up pressure against Iran in the midst of tense negotiations for a new nuclear agreement.

Maryam Alaniz

June 28, 2021

Protesters in Palestine Demand Resignation of President Abbas after Death of Opposition Activist

The assassination of activist Nizar Banat while in Palestinian police custody this week sparked a series of protests calling for the ouster of President Mahmoud Abbas. The demonstrations are another sign of the deepening crisis of the Palestinian Authority as a result of its collusion with the colonialist and racist State of Israel.

Israel Bombs Gaza for the Second Time in Three Days

Days after Naftali Bennett succeeded Benjamin Netanyahu as Prime Minister, Israel is already breaking the May 26 ceasefire agreement and has bombed Gaza twice in the last three days.

Sou Mi

June 18, 2021

Working Class Tunisians Rise Up against Police Violence

Protests began in the working-class districts of Sidi Hassine and Séjoumi in Tunis, Tunisia, after a young man died in police custody and videos of police beating a minor went viral on social media. Police violence is endemic in Tunisia, and the masses suffer unemployment, poverty, and misery a decade after the fall of Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali’s regime and the beginning of the Arab Spring.