Syria, the United States, and the Left

As the war in Syria draws to a close, the debate on the U.S. left over that conflict seems as intractable as ever. The immediacy of Syrian politics for Americans seems to ebb and flow as the war impinges on a shifting but surprisingly broad scope of issues salient to...

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The Me Too Movement in the Middle East

by Lara al-Kateb and  Omar Abbas with contributions from Selin Cagatay, Frieda Afary,  Fatemeh Masjedi and socialist feminists inside Iran  The Me Too movement against sexual assault and rape has animated women throughout the world.  In the Middle East too, despite...

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Exposing Tulsi Gabbard’s Ties to Hateful Politics

Recently, Tulsi Gabbard, a representative for Hawaii in the U.S. Congress, announced that she is considering nominating herself as a presidential candidate in the 2020 U.S. presidential election. Shiyam Galyon and Sina Zekavat, members of the Alliance of Middle...

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Understanding the Travail of Change in Sudan

Sudan revolts. Many people have read this short sentence many times in the past few years, but the fact is Sudan never stopped revolting since the coup of June 1989 that brought the ruling National Islamic Front party (later the National Congress Party; NCP) and the...

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