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 AlanizJune 28, 2021
U.S. Troops May Leave Afghanistan, But U.S. Imperialism Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere
On Wednesday, Joe Biden announced that all U.S. troops would leave Afghanistan by September 11. Though this date is symbolic, 20 years after 2001, Biden's policy shift illuminates the failures of imperialist interventions in the region and new strategic priorities for U.S. imperialism.
Salvador SolerApril 18, 2021
This Day in 2003: Imperialist “Shock and Awe” Devastates Iraq
The United States began its war on Iraq in 2003 with a massive bombing assault on Baghdad. The entire war was based on a series of lies aimed at masking the real objective: a regime change that would spark a remaking of the Middle East to serve U.S. imperialist interests in the region.
Scott CooperMarch 19, 2021
So Much for the “Lesser Evil”: Biden Bombs Syria
In his first military action since inauguration, Joe Biden launched a series of airstrikes against Syria, signaling a renewed imperialist offensive in the region. With the power of the united working class, we must demand an end to imperialist aggression and sanctions in Syria, Iran, and the Middle East.
Sam CarlinerFebruary 26, 2021
The Biggest Revolt of the 21st Century: Ten Years after the Arab Spring
Ten years ago today, a young fruit vendor in Tunisia, Mohamed Bouazizi, set himself on fire after being harassed by the police. Shortly thereafter, protests started in Tunisia and quickly spread throughout the Middle East and North Africa. What can socialists learn from the Arab Spring and its aftermath?
Salvador SolerDecember 17, 2020
In Blow to Palestine, Morocco Sides with U.S. and Normalizes Ties to Israel
A reactionary diplomatic bargain between Trump and the Moroccan monarchy is a double blow to the causes of the Palestinian and Saharawi peoples.
Philippe AlcoyDecember 16, 2020
Security Forces Kill Eight Workers Protesting for Their Wages in Iraqi Kurdistan
In Iraqi Kurdistan, public sector workers, especially teachers, demand their unpaid salaries and denounce government corruption.
Philippe AlcoyDecember 11, 2020
What’s Behind the Assassination of Iran’s Top Nuclear Scientist?
On Friday Iranian media reported that Iranian scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, was assassinated. Though the details surrounding the killing are still unknown, the latest imperialist attack on Iran polarizes the situation in the Middle East for the incoming Biden Administration, which seeks to restore the Iran Nuclear Deal.
Sam CarlinerNovember 30, 2020
Joe Biden’s Arab-American Agenda Is an Insult to Arabs
Joe Biden wants to act like he’s on the side of Arab-Americans. Don’t believe him.
Yasmin Al-najarOctober 29, 2020
Lebanon’s Government Steps Down Amid Demonstrations Following Beirut Explosions
Following two massive explosions in Beirut on August 4 that left over 200 people dead, thousands have taken to the streets demanding government accountability. In response, Lebanon’s Cabinet has stepped down from government.
Helena Chen-CarlsonAugust 10, 2020