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Tema: Mellemøsten

Se også: Se også: Egypten

Mellemøsten
Se også: Egypten
Alex Callinicos: Alex Callinicos on the situation in the Middle East today
International Socialism Journal nr. 146, apr 15 
Note: Interview for Marx 21—the anti-capitalist network within the left party Die Linke in Germany.
 
Simon Assaf: Bassem Chit’s critique of Arab nationalism
International Socialism Journal nr. 145, jan 15 – side 97
Note: Before his sudden death in October 2014 at the age of 34, Lebanese revolutionary socialist Bassem Chit fired the first salvo in what he hoped would be a far reaching debate on the problems of the left exposed by the Arab Spring in general, and the revolution in Syria in particular.
 
Bassem Chit: Nationalism, resistance and revolution
International Socialism Journal nr. 145, jan 15 – side 99
Note: The reduction of current struggles in Lebanon and Syria in particular, and across the Middle East in general, to purely abstract nationalistic, sectarian and “identitarian” dimensions is one of the dominating features of the analytical and methodical logic of the Arab nationalist and Stalinist left.
 
Anne Alexander: Capital and resistance in the Middle East
International Socialism Journal nr. 143, jul 14 – side 165
Note: A review of Gilbert Achcar, The People Want: A Radical Exploration of the Arab Uprising (Saqi, 2013), £17.99, and Adam Hanieh, Lineages of Revolt: Issues of Contemporary Capitalism in the Middle East (Haymarket, 2013), £14.99.

These important books make a significant contribution to our understanding of the revolutions of 2011 in the Arab world. Written from a regional perspective, and both mobilising an impressive range of comparative data, they represent the most significant attempts yet to grapple with the theoretical challenges of analysing this immense popular uprising from a Marxist perspective.
 
Bassem Chit: Class politics can unite the Middle East
Socialist Worker nr. 2257, jun 11 – side 6
Note: It is six months since the wave of revolts started sweeping through the Middle East and north Africa. And the wave is far from over. New political formations are taking shape across the region.
 
Richard Seymour: Baggrunden for Libyen-krigen: Imperialisme og revolution i Mellemøsten
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 309, maj 11 – side 10
Note: Vesten har en lang og blodig historie i Mellemøsten. Richard Seymour afdækker, hvordan de seneste revolutioner har fremtvunget en ny strategi fra imperialistiske magter i deres forsøg på at styre regionen.
 
What we think: How can 'Arab Spring' win fundamental change?
Socialist Worker nr. 2249, apr 11 – side 24
Note: It looked like the rulers across the Middle East and North Africa might fall like nine-pins in January and February. Tunisia’s Ben Ali and Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak were brought down by struggles. Yet the revolutions that came after these have not followed the same pattern.
 
Simon Basketter: Imperialism's bloody grasp on the Middle East
Socialist Worker nr. 2244, mar 11 – side 12
Note: The revolutions in the Middle East have thrown the imperial powers into crisis. That is because the control of the region has been at the heart of the West’s project for more than 100 years. The great powers have used every means at their disposal to maintain their grip throughout that time.
 
En kort oversigt over imperialismen i Mellemøsten
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 307, mar 11 – side 11
Note: Vestlige magter har blandet sig i Mellemøsten i over 200 år. Her er nogle af de vigtigste begivenheder i imperialismens intervention i regionen.
 
Tim Nelson: Middle East: Repression and concessions fail to stop mass protests
Socialist Worker nr. 2241, mar 11 – side 4
Note: As Colonel Gaddafi’s dictatorship continues its attempt to violently suppress the revolution in Libya, regimes across the region are struggling to keep control
 
Uprisings defy massacres: 'Bring all the regimes down'—revolution must spread, says Egyptian activist
Socialist Worker nr. 2240, feb 11 – side 1
Note: The revolts sweeping the Middle East have burst like thunder storms across a region long considered beyond change, carried by people long considered incapable of fighting back.
 
Britain sells death
Socialist Worker nr. 2240, feb 11 – side 2
Note: Which regimes do British companies sell arms to – and what do they sell?
 
Editorial: Outside intervention is no solution in the Middle East
Socialist Worker nr. 2240, feb 11 – side 3
Note: The Libyan and Bahraini regimes’ attacks on protesters were met with horror around the world. But Western politicians wept crocodile tears.
 
A short history of imperialism in the Middle East
Socialist Worker nr. 2240, feb 11 – side 4
Note: Western powers have been meddling in the Middle East for over 200 years. Here are some of the key events in imperialism’s intervention in the region.
Alt. url: Dansk oversættelse
 
Alex Callinicos: The West's 'moderate' tyrants are failing
Socialist Worker nr. 2238, feb 11 – side 4
Note: Last week the “liberal” Israeli daily Haaretz carried a piece by one of its best-known columnists, Ari Shavit. “Two huge processes are happening right before our eyes,” he writes. “One is the Arab liberation revolution. The second process is the acceleration of the decline of the West.”
 
Simon Assaf: Time for revolution in the Middle East
Socialist Worker nr. 2134, jan 09 – side 8
Note: The Israeli assault on Gaza has exposed deep divisions between Arab ruling classes, their Western allies and the people of the region, argues Simon Assaf
 
Jørn Andersen: Mellemøsten: Imperialisme på retræte betyder kaos og blodbad
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 270, jun 07 – side 8
Note: Midt i daglige rapporter fra Mellemøsten om kaos, „borgerkrig“, sult og flygtninge kan det være svært at se de større linier. Men meget har forandret sig det sidste år. USA’s plan for „et nyt Mellemøsten-kort“ – en afgørende del af „Projekt for det nye amerikanske århundrede“ – er i en fremskreden grad af sammenbrud.
 
Neil Faulkner: Crusade and jihad in the medieval Middle East
International Socialism Journal nr. 109, dec 05 – side 127
Note: The debate about the Iraq war echoes with references to the conflict eight centuries ago between Christian Crusaders from Western Europe and the Islamic people of the Middle East. These echoes raise questions for socialists. How accurate is the traditional image of the Crusaders as chivalrous knights inspired by piety? Is there something inevitable and eternal about conflict between ‘the West’ and ‘the Orient’? To what degree can the conflicts of the medieval past inform our understanding of the present and provide a guide to action for the future?
 
Irfan Habib: Critical notes on Edward Said
International Socialism Journal nr. 108, sep 05 – side 129
Note: Edward Said was rightly admired for his courageous opposition to the Israeli occupation of Palestine. Consequently many on the left also accepted all the arguments of his book Orientalism, including its criticisms of Marx. But, argues the eminent Indian historian Irfan Habib, these are completely misplaced.
 
The drive for real democracy in the Middle East
Socialist Worker nr. 1962, aug 05 – side 8
Note: Leading economist Samir Amin joined activists to discuss the struggle for democracy in the Middle East at Marxism 2005. We reprint edited highlights of the meeting.
 
Anne Ashford: Imperialism: Remaking the Middle East
Socialist Review nr. 274, maj 03 – side 14
Note: The history of British and French rule in the Middle East makes uncomfortable reading for Iraq’s new conquerors.
 
Anne Alexander: Redrawing the political map
International Socialism Journal nr. 95, jun 02 – side 107
Note: Palestine has sparked a wave of demonstrations across the Middle East, throwing up the question of politital leadership. Anne Alexander asks can the ideas of Arab nationalism or Islamism provide an answer, or is there now space for a new leadership to emerge?
 
Wael Fateen: Middle East: The light on the horizon (interview with the Egyptian writer Nawal El Saadawi)
Socialist Review nr. 264, jun 02 – side 23
Note: The Egyptian writer Nawal El Saadawi spoke to Wael Fateen about women, globalisation and the Middle East
 
Simon Assaf: The movement erupts: Losing the appetite for war (Middle East)
Socialist Review nr. 262, apr 02 – side 12
Note: Simon Assaf reports from Lebanon about the growing unrest in the Middle East
 
Margit Johansen: Mellemøsten: Øget pres på USA og arabiske ledere
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 201, feb 02 – side 4
Note: Argentinske tilstande med sociale og politiske oprør kan hurtigt blive en aktuel dagsorden i flere af de mellemøstlige lande.
 
Anne Alexander: The crisis in the Middle East
International Socialism Journal nr. 93, dec 01 – side 59
Note: Anne Alexander, author of 'The New Intifada', examines the state of the Middle East.
 
Tony Cliff: The Middle East at the Crossroads (1945)
Note: "Fourth International", December 1945. Republished in Tony Cliff: "Neither Washington nor Moscow", Bookmarks (London) 1982.
 
Phil Marshall: Bookwatch: Islamic activism in the Middle East
International Socialism Journal nr. 60, sep 93 – side 157
Note: Phil Marshall reviews the literature on the Islamic revival in the Middle East.
 
Terry Povey: The Middle East: An Overview
International Socialism Journal (1st series) nr. 87, apr 76 – side 20
Note: Traditionally the British left has been divided in two ways over the Israeli-Palestinian dispute. There are those who see the struggle as one between the competing nationalisms of the two groups. These have looked to ‘progressive forces’ within both camps to play a role in the dismantling of the sectarian aspects of the Israeli state.
 
Tyrkiet
Se også: Kurderne
Ron Margulies: Turkey: How to stop the tanks
International Socialism Journal nr. 151, jul 16 
Note: The Turkish left has always been very fond of “the people”. Reference is frequently also made to the working class, of course, but it is the people, the oppressed, the poor who are seen as the agents of social change. People’s war, people’s assemblies, people’s liberation are popular concepts and aims.
On the evening and night of 15 July, the people came out onto the streets of all major cities, particularly Istanbul and Ankara. They came out in their thousands, to stop the military from overthrowing the govenment and taking power.
 
Tyrkiske og syriske socialister udsender fælles-erklæring mod intervention
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 353, aug 16 
Note: Tyrkiske og syriske socialister har i dag, onsdag, udsendt en fælles-erklæring:
 
Bo Nielsen: Kupforsøg i Tyrkiet
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 353, aug 16 – side 10
Note: Det var lige ved og næsten, at en folkevalgt tyrkisk regering for femte gang siden 1960 blev væltet af et militærkup. Men folkelig modstand slog kupmagerne tilbage og viste et glimt af almindelige menneskers magt mod undertrykkerne.
 
Ron Margulies: What are we to do with Islam? The case of Turkey
International Socialism Journal nr. 151, jul 16 – side 85
Note: The question of the relationship between socialists on the one hand and Muslims and Islamic organisations on the other is of burning relevance both in the West and, even more so, in the countries of the Middle East.
 
IS-tendensen: Udtalelse fra IS-tendensen: Bombeangrebene i Ankara – Blod på Erdogans hænder
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 348, okt 15 
Note: Over hundrede er døde og snesevis mere alvorligt såret efter et bombeangreb på en fredsdemonstration i den tyrkiske hovedstad, Ankara. Vi udtrykker vores medfølelse med familie, venner og kammerater til de dræbte, og vi står solidariske med alle dem, der kræver retfærdighed.
 
Ron Margulies: Tyrkisk valg er begyndelsen til enden for Erdogans regerende parti
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 345, jun 15 
Note: Præsident Recep Tayyip Erdogans Retfærdigheds- og Udviklingsparti (AKP) opnåede ikke absolut flertal ved Tyrkiets parlamentsvalg 7. juni, skriver Ron Margulies fra Istanbul.
 
SWP (Ireland): Turkish socialist on ISIS & Kobane
Note: Interview with Ozan Tekin from our sister organization DSIP in Turkey: The recent events in Kobane, ISIS, US airstrikes and the Kurdish struggle in the wider region.
 
Ron Margulies: Analysis: Dances with Wolves: Turkey and the Kurds
International Socialism Journal nr. 145, jan 15 – side 35
Note: Republic Day is celebrated with great pomp and outpourings of state-sponsored nationalism in Turkey every 29 October. Moscow-style military parades, boy scouts and girl guides and school delegations carrying huge Turkish flags used to roam through all the country’s cities until recent years.
 
Boykot DHL-stafetten!
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 330, jul 13 – side 2
Note: Den internationale transport-virksomhed DHL afholder hvert år en stafet i København. 3F’s transportgruppe opfordrer til at boykotte stafetten i solidaritet med tyrkiske DHL-arbejdere.
 
Pernille Cauchi: Tyrkiet i oprør: “Når vi står sammen og gør modstand, er vi stærke!”
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 330, jul 13 – side 8
Note: Tusindvis af mennesker har igennem den seneste måned næsten dagligt protesteret på Taksim-pladsen i Istanbul imod regeringens handlinger og politiets brutalitet.
 
Ron Margulies: Turkey: Between Islamic neoliberalism and Kemalist nationalism
International Socialism Journal nr. 139, jul 13 – side 15
Note: As Taksim Square, the centre of Istanbul, came under occupation by thousands upon thousands of mostly young Turks, the rest of the country, the government, the world and, indeed, the protesters themselves watched in amazement.
 
Ron Margulies: Turkish police try to drown out protests in vicious crackdown
Socialist Worker nr. 2358, jun 13 – side 8
Note: The occupation of Gezi Park has, for the moment, come to an end. Thousands of police stormed Taksim Square and the park last Saturday night, once again using water cannon and pepper gas.
 
Ken Olende: ‘Occupation of Taksim Square was a mosaic of anger and ideas’
Socialist Worker nr. 2358, jun 13 – side 10
Note: A protest that originally set out to save an Istanbul park spread into a movement against the Turkish government. Carol Williams spoke to activists in Taksim Square, in the days before the police destroyed their occupation while Ken Olende looks at the issues raised by the protest.
 
Interview: Tyrkiet uge 2
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 329, maj 13 
Note: Interview med Ozan Tekin fra den tyrkiske revolutionære organisation DSIP, foretaget af Socialist Worker (UK) 10. juni.
 
Turkey – the great divide
Socialist Worker nr. 2357, jun 13 – side 14
Note: The protests that have exploded in Istanbul’s Taksim Square can only be understood by seeing the pressures on Turkey’s rulers that pull them in different directions.
 
Ron Margulies: Riot cops storm Turkey’s Taksim Square
Socialist Worker nr. 2357, jun 13 – side 20
Note: As police try to remove protesters in Istanbul, Ron Margulies looks at the political make-up of the protests and their growing popularity across Turkey.
 
Ron Margulies: Rage explodes across Turkey
Socialist Worker nr. 2356, jun 13 – side 20
Note: Police were withdrawn from Istanbul’s main Taksim Square on Saturday of last week, following five days of protests.
 
Turkey’s uprising is against neoliberalism—not ‘Islamism’
Socialist Worker nr. 2356, jun 13 – side 20
Note: The opposition which found an echo with millions of people across Turkey is not in any way against the government’s alleged “Islamism”.
 
Ron Margulies: All change in Turkey
Socialist Review nr. 379, apr 13 – side 10
Note: Turkey’s ruling Islamic AKP party has been committed to neoliberalism and expanding Turkey’s regional influence. But, argues Roni Margulies, there has also been a major reshaping of the relationship between society, the state and the once all powerful Turkish military.
 
Ron Margulies: Turkey election: voters want less military influence
Socialist Worker nr. 2256, jun 11 – side 4
Note: Why have Turks voted the same party into government three times running?

The Justice and Development Party (AKP) is conservative and its government implements neoliberal economic policies strictly in line with the wishes of big business. Yet it just got 49.8 percent of the vote, up 3 percent from the last elections and up 15 percent from 2002.
 
Ron Margulies: Turkey stops being a ‘reliable friend’ of Israel
Socialist Worker nr. 2136, jan 09 – side 9
Note: For years the US and Israel have been able to rely on Turkey, a staunch ally of both countries and a key power in the Nato military alliance. But Israel’s war on Gaza has now thrown that relationship into turmoil.
 
United mass protests in Turkey shake up the region
Socialist Worker nr. 2134, jan 09 – side 2
Note: The anger at Israel’s assault on Gaza has reached new heights across the region.
One indication of the growing pressure on Israel and its allies is the change in language among politicians long considered friendly to Israel and the West.
Turkey’s prime minister Recep Erdogan told a recent rally that Israel is “perpetrating inhuman actions which would bring it to self-destruction.
 
Ron Margulies: Turkey: Cracks in the state monolith
Socialist Worker nr. 2113, aug 08 – side 5
Note: Ron Margulies reports from Turkey, where a lively week has seen two court cases that could determine the fate of the Islamic leaning government – and a plot by nationalists to initiate a coup.
 
Turkish invasion of Iraq is extension of ‘war on terror’
Socialist Worker nr. 2090, mar 08 – side 2
Note: Thousands of Turkish troops have launched an attack into northern Iraq in a dangerous escalation of their war against Kurdish separatists.
 
‘The US gave approval to Kurdish operation’: Turkish planes bomb Iraqi Kurds
Socialist Worker nr. 2082, dec 07 – side 16
Note: Turkish warplanes launched air raids on Iraqi Kurdish villagers in an escalation of its war on Kurdish militants. The raids were conducted with the connivance of the US military.
 
Cem Uzun: While Turkey's generals attack Iraq, Kurds and Turks demonstrate for peace. (online only)
Socialist Worker nr. 2080, dec 07 
Note: Last Saturday Turkish troops crossed into Iraq in a dangerous escalation of the conflict in the Middle East. The same day thousands demonstrated for peace in the town of Merzan, in Hakkari, the Turkish province from which the attacks were launched.
 
Simon Assaf: US tells Turkey: We’ll crush Kurdish rebels
Socialist Worker nr. 2074, okt 07 – side 3
Note: The US has promised Turkey that it will crush Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq who are fighting for an independent homeland in eastern Turkey.
Turkey is threatening to invade northern Iraq following a series of armed confrontations with Kurdish militants along the Iraq-Turkey border.
 
Ron Margulies: Turkish tensions threaten US in Iraq
Socialist Worker nr. 2073, okt 07 – side 4
Note: Acknowledging the genocide of Armenians in Ottoman Turkey risks causing yet more problems for the US occupation in Iraq.
 
Cem Uzun + Ron Margulies: Turkish voters deliver a blow to the military
Socialist Worker nr. 2061, jul 07 – side 4
Note: The Justice and Development Party (AKP) was re-elected on Sunday of last week with a thumping majority in the Turkish elections.
 
Interview: “Vi kæmper for fred, demokrati og lighed for alle i Tyrkiet”
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 221, nov 03 – side 11
Note: Socialistisk Arbejderavis har snakket med Zeki, der er kurder fra Tyrkiet og bosat i København.
 
News Review: Turkey: A case of trial and error
Socialist Review nr. 261, mar 02 – side 6
Note: Radical academic Noam Chomsky threw the spotlight on Turkey’s repressive laws last month when he challenged the Turkish state security court to prosecute him for sedition.
Alt. url: Socialist Review Index
 
Marlene Mejdal: EUs nye venner: Tyrkiets undertrykkere
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 179, jan 00 – side 5
Note: På Balkan sagde NATO-landene, at de ville befri kosova-albanerne ved hjælp af bomber. For som NATO udtalte: Aldrig igen skal vi opleve et regimes systematiske udrensning af en national minoritet. Men hvordan ser det ud med overgreb mod mindretal i NATO-landet Tyrkiet?
 
Turkey: A mockery of justice
Socialist Worker nr. 1675, dec 99 
Note: AN APPEAL court in Turkey upheld the death sentence on Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan last week. The five judges said Ocalan's original trial had been "conducted in accordance with legal procedures".
 
Ida H. Jakobsen: Jordskælvet i Tyrkiet: Korruption og kynisme skyld i katastrofen
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 175, sep 99 – side 4
Note: Ca. 40.000 mennesker mistede livet da et jordskælv i midten af august ramte Tyrkiet. Ved jordskælvet blev 30.000 kvæstet, og ca. 600.000 mennesker mistede deres hjem.
 
Margit Johansen: Tyrkiet: 300.000 arbejdere på gaden mod regeringen
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 174, aug 99 – side 4
Note: Tilfangetagelsen af kurderlederen Öcalan var med til at styrke fascist-partiet De grå Ulve, der nu sidder i regering med Eceveits socialdemokrater og det konservative ANAP.
 
Rasmus Keis: Kurderne – det glemte folk: Interview: Er PKK en terror-organisation?
Socialistisk Revy nr. 13, mar 99 – side 9
Note: Kidnapningen og anholdelsen af lederen af det kurdiske arbejderparti PKK, Abdullah Öcalan, har resulteret i massive demonstrationer blandt kurdere verden over.
 
Tyrkiet, Zimbabwe: Millioner i strejke
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 173, dec 97 – side 2
Note: Årets sidste måned har set storstrejker flere steder i verden. I Tyrkiet er over 1,5 mio. offentligt ansatte gået i strejke for mere i løn. Og i Zimbabwe lå butikker og fabrikker øde i den største strejke i 25 år.
 
Tom Christiansen: Krigen mod kurderne
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 152, feb 97 – side 2
Note: Lasse Budtz, Gert Petersen m.fl.: “De uønskede – Kurdernes situation i Europa og Mellemøsten”
 
Helveg frikender Tyrkiet
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 149, dec 96 – side 2
Note: Sagen om de fem danskere, som er uønskede i Tyrkiet, er kun udtryk for en lille del af råddenskaben i landet. Den tyrkiske menneskerettighedsorganisation IHD gjorde for nylig status over de sidste 5 års ugerninger.
 
Tyrkiet: Politi går amok
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 137, jun 96 – side 3
Note: Selv om Tyrkiet prøver på at fremstå som et demokrati, der overholder menneskerettighederne, er overgreb mod venstreorienterede stadig almindelig praksis.
 
Tyrkiet ud af Irak – Frihed til Kurderne
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 115, maj 95 – side 3
Note: De tyrkiske troppers besættelse af det nordlige Irak fortsætter.
 
Tom Christiansen: Tyrkiet: Oprør mod fascistisk terror. Krig skaber økonomisk kaos
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 114, apr 95 – side 7
Note: Nedskæringer og undertrykkelse i Tyrkiet har skabt grobund for et socialt oprør.
 
Tom Christiansen: Tyrkiet: Kurderne angribes overalt
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 102, apr 94 – side 6
Note: Kurderne udsættes for systematiske overgreb i Tyrkiet. De vestlige ledere bakker op bag Tyrkiet.
 
Kurderne
Se også: Tyrkiet; Syrien; Irak; Iran
Ken Olende: Tyrkiet: Politiet angriber kurdisk protest efter Isis-blodbad
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 346, jul 15 
Note: Efter den seneste uhyrlighed fra Isis søger kurdiske grupper støtte fra gamle fjender – med dødbringende konsekvenser, advarer Ken Olende.
 
SWP (Ireland): Turkish socialist on ISIS & Kobane
Note: Interview with Ozan Tekin from our sister organization DSIP in Turkey: The recent events in Kobane, ISIS, US airstrikes and the Kurdish struggle in the wider region.
 
Ron Margulies: Analysis: Dances with Wolves: Turkey and the Kurds
International Socialism Journal nr. 145, jan 15 – side 35
Note: Republic Day is celebrated with great pomp and outpourings of state-sponsored nationalism in Turkey every 29 October. Moscow-style military parades, boy scouts and girl guides and school delegations carrying huge Turkish flags used to roam through all the country’s cities until recent years.
 
Ken Olende: Bevæbning af kurderne vil ikke standse Iraks brutale borgerkrig
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 340, aug 14 
Note: Det vil være en katastrofe for Iraks kurdere, hvis det lykkes for Vesten at kapre deres sag, mener Ken Olende.
 
Interview: “Vi kæmper for fred, demokrati og lighed for alle i Tyrkiet”
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 221, nov 03 – side 11
Note: Socialistisk Arbejderavis har snakket med Zeki, der er kurder fra Tyrkiet og bosat i København.
 
Frank Antonsen: Kommentar: Vil kurderne få selvstændighed?
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 214, maj 03 – side 9
Note: Med krigen mod Irak er kurderne igen kommet i verdenspressens søgelys. Et af de hyppigt fremførte argumenter for krigen var Saddam Husseins giftangreb på en kurdisk landsby i 1988. Angrebet skete med Vestens fulde viden og støtte. Faktisk er kurderne igen og igen blevet forrådt af Vesten.
 
Anne Ashford: Imperialism: Remaking the Middle East
Socialist Review nr. 274, maj 03 – side 14
Note: The history of British and French rule in the Middle East makes uncomfortable reading for Iraq’s new conquerors.
 
News Review: Turkey: A case of trial and error
Socialist Review nr. 261, mar 02 – side 6
Note: Radical academic Noam Chomsky threw the spotlight on Turkey’s repressive laws last month when he challenged the Turkish state security court to prosecute him for sedition.
Alt. url: Socialist Review Index
 
Marlene Mejdal: EUs nye venner: Tyrkiets undertrykkere
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 179, jan 00 – side 5
Note: På Balkan sagde NATO-landene, at de ville befri kosova-albanerne ved hjælp af bomber. For som NATO udtalte: Aldrig igen skal vi opleve et regimes systematiske udrensning af en national minoritet. Men hvordan ser det ud med overgreb mod mindretal i NATO-landet Tyrkiet?
 
Rasmus Keis: Kurderne – det glemte folk: Interview: Er PKK en terror-organisation?
Socialistisk Revy nr. 13, mar 99 – side 9
Note: Kidnapningen og anholdelsen af lederen af det kurdiske arbejderparti PKK, Abdullah Öcalan, har resulteret i massive demonstrationer blandt kurdere verden over.
 
Syrien
Se også: Kurderne
Ghayath Naisse: Interview: Hvad kan vi lære af den syriske revolution?
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 355, nov 16 
Note: Den syriske socialist Ghayath Naisse, medlem af Den Revolutionære Venstrestrømning, talte med Simon Assaf om brutaliseringen af Syrien, målene for dem, der intervenerer i Syrien, og perspektiverne for socialister i regionen.
 
Tyrkiske og syriske socialister udsender fælles-erklæring mod intervention
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 353, aug 16 
Note: Tyrkiske og syriske socialister har i dag, onsdag, udsendt en fælles-erklæring:
 
Anne Alexander: Analysis: ISIS, imperialism and the war in Syria
International Socialism Journal nr. 149, jan 16 – side 21
Note: For the fourth time in less than a decade and half the UK is at war, and once again the vast majority of the victims will be Muslims. Bolstered by the votes and voices of the Labour right, on 2 December David Cameron finally secured the parliamentary majority he needed to extend military operations to Syria. The star performance that night was not the prime minister’s however. The media’s plaudits were reserved for shadow foreign secretary Hilary Benn, who invoked the memory of the International Brigades and their fight against fascism to build a case for war.
 
Charlie Lywood: Syrien: Ingen illusioner i Assad
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 349, nov 15 – side 10
Note: Ingen socialist bør have illusioner i diktatoren og lederen af Ba’ath partiet, Bashar Assad.
 
Charlie Lywood: Mange imperialistiske magter støder sammen i Syrien
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 349, nov 15 – side 10
Note: Rusland er nu militært involveret i Syriens borgerkrig. De bomber mod alle, som truer Assad-regimet.
 
Charlie Lywood: Socialister og Syrien-krigen
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 349, nov 15 – side 10
Note: Socialister har tre hovedopgaver i forhold til Syrien.
 
Alex Callinicos: Syria is a battlefield of imperialist rivalry
Socialist Worker nr. 2474, okt 15 – side 6
Note: Russia’s military intervention in Syria has confirmed the most basic reality of the war—outside powers increasingly dominate Syria’s fate.
 
Judith Orr: Syrian intervention is no solution – say no to attacks from Washington and Moscow
Socialist Worker nr. 2474, okt 15 – side 16
Note: The Tories are talking up the prospect of winning a vote for airstrikes in Syria. This is in the same week as Russia began a military bombardment that has killed many civilians in over 100 sorties over the country.
 
Ghayath Naisse: The “Islamic State” and the counter-revolution
International Socialism Journal nr. 147, jul 15 – side 75
Note: According to the world’s media outlets and major heads of state, a new threat has been looming over “world peace” since June 2014—the threat of ISIS. ISIS was presented as an imminent danger and, far from being constrained to the Arab world, it threatened the “national security” of Western and Eastern imperialist states.
 
Anne Alexander: ISIS and counter-revolution: towards a Marxist analysis
International Socialism Journal nr. 145, jan 15 – side 47
Note: Four years after the Arab revolutions of 2011 the hopes that the uprisings kindled seem to have been all but extinguished. Libya, Syria and Iraq present grim variations on the theme of “failed states”. Meanwhile, a United States-led military coalition of Western powers and their Arab allies is back in action in northern Iraq and Syria, justifying their intervention with the same “humanitarian” rhetoric that provided cover for the catastrophic occupation of Iraq after 2003.
 
Bassem Chit: Hvordan opstod det sekteriske mareridt i Syrien og Irak?
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 341, okt 14 
Note: Den libanesiske socialist, Bassem Chit, mener, at kontrarevolutionen og imperialismen skabte den sekteriske hær, Islamisk Stat, i Irak og Syrien. Noget andet må besejre den.
 
Anders Bæk Simonsen: Vestens krig mod Mellemøstens folk
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 341, okt 14 – side 4
Note: Kun et folkeligt oprør vendt mod imperialismen og dens sekterisk splittelse kan give irakerne en bedre fremtid.
 
Charlie Lywood: ISIS vokser på del-og-hersk-politik
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 340, aug 14 – side 8
Note: Hvordan kan en militant Jihad-bevægelse, ISIS, med højst 10.000 bevæbnede mænd, indtage Mosul i Irak med to millioner indbyggere og tilsyneladende besejre en fjende – den irakiske stat – med næsten en millioner soldater og moderne udstyr og tunge våben?
 
Lene Junker: Revolution og borgerkrig i Syrien
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 336, feb 14 – side 13
Note: For 3 år siden skete “det umulige”: Det arabiske forår og revolutionerne i Mellemøsten overraskede de fleste, rystede den globale elite og gav håb til millioner verden over.
 
Mellemøstlige og nordafrikanske socialistiske organisationer: Vi står bag det syriske folks revolution – Nej til udenlandsk intervention
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 331, aug 13 
Note: Erklæring fra Revolutionære Socialister (Ægypten), Den Revolutionære Venstre-strømning (Syrien), Unionen af kommunister (Irak), Al- Mounadil-a (Marokko), Socialistisk Forum ( Libanon), Arbejdernes Venstre-Forbund (Tunesien)
 
Judith Orr: Don’t bomb Syria – Western intervention will make things worse
Socialist Worker nr. 2368, aug 13 – side 1
Note: The West was threatening air strikes on Syria as Socialist Worker went to press.
 
Jens Andersen: Det syriske oprør: Mod Assad-regimet og imperialistiske interesser
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 330, jul 13 – side 9
Note: Det syriske oprør er stadig et folkeligt oprør for demokrati, men internationale magthaveres imperialistiske interesser fremmer den islamistiske del af oprøret.
 
Judith Orr: West prepares to intervene in Syria
Socialist Worker nr. 2358, jun 13 – side 20
Note: Western intervention is a danger to the struggle against dictatorship, says Judith Orr.
 
Bassem Chit: US troops in Syria only threaten the revolution
Socialist Worker nr. 2358, jun 13 – side 20
Note: The US government wants to score a win in its regional cold war against Iran. The revolutionary struggle for emancipation in Syria would become the collateral damage.
 
Ken Olende: Capture of key Syrian city by Assad’s forces edges war closer to Lebanon
Socialist Worker nr. 2357, jun 13 – side 8
Note: Syrian government forces, supported by the Lebanese Hizbollah militia, retook the crucial city of Qusair last week. Rebels had held the city in western Syria for over a year. Qusair lies on important supply routes to Lebanon and across the country.
 
Alex Callinicos: Proxy war in Syria is part shadow boxing
Socialist Worker nr. 2356, jun 13 – side 6
Note: The Great powers seem to be squaring off over bleeding, war-torn Syria. Britain and France have bludgeoned the European Union (EU) into ending its embargo on arms supplies to the rebels.
 
Simon Assaf: Syria: the vultures circle
Socialist Review nr. 380, maj 13 – side 6
Note: There is growing alarm in Israel, the West and its Arab allies at the turn of events in Syria.
 
Oprøret i Syrien og racistisk dobbeltmoral
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 328, apr 13 – side 10
Note: Ifølge Jyllands-Posten er mindst 45 danskere rejst til Syrien i løbet af det seneste halve år for at deltage i oprøret mod Assads styre.
 
Judith Orr: West wants to block the fight for freedom in Syria
Socialist Worker nr. 2343, mar 13 – side 8
Note: Western powers are stepping up their attempts to shape the opposition in Syrian by announcing an increase in aid to those who are fighting.
 
Exhibition: Comic4Syria
Socialist Review nr. 374, nov 12 – side 2
Note: Syrian revolutionaries are using every weapon at their disposal to resist the regime of Bashar al-Assad – including cartoons.
 
Jesper Juul Mikkelsen: Syrien og imperialismen
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 321, jul 12 – side 11
Note: Det begyndte med revolutioner som væltede to stærke diktatorer i løbet af få uger. Tunesiens Ben Ali og Egyptens Hosni Mubarak var begge dedikerede allierede for de vestlige imperialistiske magter.
 
Jesper Juul Mikkelsen: Syrien: Under overfladen lever oprøret
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 321, jul 12 – side 11
Note: Om vi lytter til den danske regering eller læser pressens dækning af Syrien, er billedet det samme: ”Der er ingen gode løsninger i Syrien”, ”det er et snigende folkemord”, den syriske befolkning er magtesløse overfor Assads militær lyder historien. Den eneste løsning disse borgerlige kommentatorer og politikere kan komme op med er militær intervention.
 
Jonathan Maunder: The Syrian crucible
International Socialism Journal nr. 135, jul 12 – side 93
Note: The Arab revolutions have been a great inspiration for the struggle against capitalism and imperialism across the world. However, the revolutionary process has developed unevenly across the region.
 
Editorial: Syria’s two sides are not the same
Socialist Worker nr. 2298, apr 12 – side 3
Note: Even the pope has joined the calls for a ceasefire in Syria. It is being posed as the only solution to violence that the Bashar al-Assad regime has inflicted on ordinary Syrians.
 
Syria: Assad won’t call off his troops
Socialist Worker nr. 2298, apr 12 – side 3
Note: Moves to impose a Western-brokered ceasefire in Syria have collapsed after president Bashar al-Assad insisted the opposition be forced to obey the ceasefire too.
 
Simon Assaf: Syria: Revolt threatened by West and Assad
Socialist Worker nr. 2297, apr 12 – side 6
Note: The revolution in Syria has faced a brutal month as the military crackdown on cities and towns reaches increasingly bloody levels.
 
Alex Callinicos: Rumours of crisis, revolution and war
International Socialism Journal nr. 134, apr 12 – side 3
Note: The urgent sense of imminent catastrophe that gripped much of Western capitalism during the second half of 2011, eased off a little in the past few months. This is not so much because anything fundamental has changed.
 
Judith Orr: Syriens oprør styrker anti-imperialismen
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 318, mar 12 – side 7
Note: Den palæstinensiske modstandsorganisation Hamas tog fredag i sidste uge offentligt afstand fra det syriske regime. Organisationens offentlige brud med dens engang allierede, præsident Bashar al-Assad, sendte et vigtigt signal. En hver illusion om, at det syriske regime repræsenterer en styrke mod imperialisme burde nu være bristet.
 
Jamie Allinson: Syria: between revolution and imperialism
Socialist Review nr. 367, mar 12 – side 21
Note: Both those who call for intervention and those who condemn the revolution in Syria are wrong. Jamie Allinson argues that Syrians can liberate themselves.
 
Miriyam Aouragh: Syria: Friend of the Palestinians?
Socialist Review nr. 367, mar 12 – side 22
Note: Miriyam Aouragh dismisses the claim that a revolution in Syria would be a disaster for the Palestinians.
 
Jesper Høi Kanne: Usikker fremtid for den syriske revolution
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 317, feb 12 – side 14
Note: Det arabiske forår fortsætter med opstanden i Syrien, der er vendt mod landets diktator Bashar al-Assad. Opstanden har nu varet et år, og står ved en skillevej.
 
Syrian regime raids hospitals
Socialist Worker nr. 2274, okt 11 – side 3
Note: President Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria is hijacking ambulances and kidnapping injured protesters from hospital beds in a desperate attempt to stem opposition.
 
Syrien – angreb på desertører
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 313, okt 11 – side 5
Note: Hundredvis af soldater fra det syriske militær har afvist ordrer om at skyde på demonstranter og har dannet Khaled Bin al-Walid Bataljonen.
 
Eyewitness from Syria: ‘Our mentality has changed’
Socialist Worker nr. 2268, sep 11 – side 16
Note: Huge protests defied a new wave of repression in Syria this week, as the regime sought revenge for military defections.
 
Syrian regime clamps down on democracy protests
Socialist Worker nr. 2255, jun 11 – side 13
Note: Syrian security forces mutinied in the northern town of Jisrash Shugur on Monday. The Syrian state claims that armed gangs attacked a checkpoint killing 120 people.
 
Arab uprisings round-up
Socialist Worker nr. 2254, jun 11 – side 16
Note: The wave of uprisings inspired by the Tunisian and Egyptian revolutions is continuing across the Arab world.
 
Zaher Laham: Syrian women defy regime's repression
Socialist Worker nr. 2253, maj 11 – side 4
Note: Women are playing a vital role in the uprising in Syria. Women go out to demand the release of their sons or husbands, or to demand lifting the sieges imposed on some cities.
 
Syria: a united fight for freedom
Socialist Worker nr. 2251, maj 11 – side 4
Note: The uprising in Syria against Bashar al-Assad’s regime continues despite repression that has reportedly claimed some 800 lives. The demonstrations started with calls for reforms—now they call for revolution.
 
Siân Ruddick: Resisting the crackdown in Syria
Socialist Worker nr. 2250, maj 11 – side 4
Note: Rebels in Syria are still protesting on the streets despite a brutal government crackdown.
 
Zaher Laham: People will defy the Syrian crackdown
Socialist Worker nr. 2249, apr 11 – side 24
Note: The Syrian government’s crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrations will not keep the country’s people silent. Its attacks on protesters on Friday of last week reportedly left over 114 dead and many more injured. Despite police raids to imprison those demonstrating, and live ammunition being fired, voices for democracy will echo through the streets again.
 
International round-up of revolt
Socialist Worker nr. 2248, apr 11 – side 6
Note: Yemen – Syria – Bahrain
 
Demonstration fredag i København – Oprøret i Mellemøsten fortsætter: – denne gang er det regimet i Syrien som skal væltes!
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 307, mar 11 
Note: Oprøret har spredt sig over snart hele Mellemøsten. Denne gang er det Syriens Baath parti som står for skud. Baath-partiet har siddet tungt på magten i Syrien i snart 50 år.
 
Alistair W + Simon Assaf: Revolt keeps spreading throughout the region
Socialist Worker nr. 2240, feb 11 – side 5
Note: Following the overthrow of Ben Ali in Tunisia, and Hosni Mubarak in Egypt, all regimes in the Middle East—whether considered “friendly” or “hostile” by the West—have been challenged by the spreading revolutionary movement.
 
Tunesien, Egypten ..: Protesterne spreder sig
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 306, feb 11 – side 10
Note: For første gang i årtier er det lykkedes et folkeligt oprør at vælte en diktator i den arabiske del af verdenen. Eksemplet fra Tunesien og senere fra Ægypten har spredt sig ud over Mellemøsten og Nordafrika. Det har givet mange en tro på at det er muligt at kæmpe imod undertrykkelsen.
 
Simon Assaf: 'War on terror': US raid into Syria shows tension
Socialist Worker nr. 2125, nov 08 – side 5
Note: A US military attack on the Syrian border town of Abu Kamal has exposed growing divisions among the “coalition of the willing” behind the invasion of Iraq.
 
Mette Hermansen + Jesper Juul Mikkelsen: Syrien: Dadler, diktatur og drømmen om frihed
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 283, okt 08 – side 10
Note: „I BELIEVE IN SYRIA“ lyder teksten. Ovenover ses Syriens præsident, som stift, smilende kigger ud over byen. Den ca. 10 x 3 meter store fotostat er fastgjort til en husmur midt i Damaskus. Og den er ikke noget særsyn. Bashar al-Asad er overalt.
 
Libanon
Simon Assaf: Hezbollah’s sectarian turn
Socialist Review nr. 382, jul 13 – side 6
Note: Simon Assaf examines the trajectory of Hebollah since 2006 that has led to their support of Assad in Syria.
 
Simon Assaf: Imperialism lies behind collapse of Lebanese government
Socialist Worker nr. 2236, jan 11 – side 4
Note: Political and sectarian tensions in Lebanon are at the fore once more. On Tuesday, the Hizbollah-backed candidate for prime minister, Najib Mikati, was appointed. Anti-Hizbollah demonstrations broke out in the north of the country as the appointement was announced.
 
Bassem Chit: Letter from ...: Lebanon
Socialist Review nr. 337, jun 09 – side 9
Note: What are the forces in this month's election and what are the prospects for the left?
 
Bassem Chit: Targeting the Arab rulers over inaction on Israel
Socialist Worker nr. 2133, jan 09 – side 2
Note: Demonstrations and sit-ins have been organised daily in Beirut and other cities in Lebanon since the beginning of Israel’s aggression against Gaza.
 
Bassem Chit: Brev fra Libanon
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 280, jul 08 – side 6
Note: De begivenheder der for nylig har fundet sted i Libanon har vist de svagheder den USA-støttede regering har, men også hvilke styrker og svagheder den Hizbollah-ledede opposition besidder, argumenterer Bassem Chit.
 
Bassem Chit: Letter from...: Lebanon
Socialist Review nr. 326, jun 08 – side 9
Note: Recent events exposed the weakness of the US-backed government and both the strength and limitations of the Hezbollah-led opposition, argues Bassem Chit.
 
Simon Assaf: Lebanon: Deal is a blow to US power
Socialist Worker nr. 2103, maj 08 – side 16
Note: The lebanese peace deal, negotiated in Doha, Qatar, last week, has cleared the way for Michel Suleiman, the head of the army, to become president of Lebanon. Suleiman used his troops to help disarm government supporters in several days of fighting that began on 7 May.
 
Simon Assaf: Lebanon: Regime looks to US intervention
Socialist Worker nr. 2102, maj 08 – side 3
Note: The US-backed government in Lebanon is attempting to wriggle out of a deal that ended days of heavy fighting in the country last week.
 
Simon Assaf: Lebanon: US allies in disarray as Hizbollah strikes
Socialist Worker nr. 2101, maj 08 – side 3
Note: Simon Assaf reports from Beirut on last week’s clashes between the pro-US Lebanese government and the resistance forces led by Hizbollah.
 
Jacqui Freeman: Reviews – Film: Caramel (Director: Nadine Labaki)
Socialist Review nr. 325, maj 08 – side 33
Note: Set in Beirut, Caramel explores the contrast between the supposedly "open, free and emancipated" nature of present-day Lebanon and the reality of life for five working class women.
 
Simon Assaf: Film: Philippe Aractingi: Under The Bombs: Blending fact and fiction to bear witness to war
Socialist Worker nr. 2093, mar 08 – side 11
Note: Philippe Aractingi’s latest film was made during and about the aftermath of Israel’s 2006 attack on Lebanon. He spoke to Simon Assaf.
 
Somalia, Lebanon, Iran: US ratchets up its global war
Socialist Worker nr. 2091, mar 08 – side 3
Note: The US is increasing its aggression against a number of countries as the “war on terror” spills over into new conflicts and tensions are heightened.
 
Simon Assaf: Film Review: Under the Bombs (Director: Philippe Aractingi)
Socialist Review nr. 323, mar 08 – side 32
Note: With her marriage breaking down, Zelna (Nada Abou Farhat) sends her son to stay with her sister in south Lebanon. It is the summer of 2006, and Israel has just unleashed a ferocious 33-day assault on the country. Her son is lost somewhere in the chaos and rubble.
 
Lebanon: Popular revolt brings unity to the streets of Beirut
Socialist Worker nr. 2086, feb 08 – side 9
Note: The US-backed government in Lebanon is attempting to crush a popular revolt over electricity shortages and rampant inflation.
 
Patrick Ward: Uniting struggles (expanded online)
Socialist Review nr. 321, jan 08 – side 4
Note: The World Against War conference in London last month united activists from around the world. Ibraham Mousawi, editor of Hezbollah's Alintiqad weekly newspaper, spoke to Patrick Ward about media myths and uniting against imperialism.
 
Did the Lebanese army deliberately destroy homes of Palestinians?
Socialist Worker nr. 2075, nov 07 – side 4
Note: Evidence is emerging that the Lebanese army deliberately destroyed the homes of Palestinians in the Nahr el-Bared refugee camp in northern Lebanon during a siege this summer.
 
Simon Assaf: US wants bases in Lebanon
Socialist Worker nr. 2074, okt 07 – side 4
Note: The US wants to set up a string of military bases in Lebanon as part of its plans to develop a wider military strategy in the Middle East.
 
Simon Assaf: Report blows apart Israel’s Lebanon lies
Socialist Worker nr. 2068, sep 07 – side 4
Note: A new report by Human Rights Watch has exposed the truth behind Israel’s brutal attack on the Lebanese people last year.
 
Eamonn McCann: Eamonn McCann in Lebanon: 'There’s no profit in peace for Raytheon'
Socialist Worker nr. 2067, sep 07 – side 8
Note: When an Israeli warplane killed 28 civilians sheltering in Qana, south Lebanon, activists in Derry occupied the offices of the arms maker Raytheon. A year later Eamonn McCann reports from the village on a moving tribute.
 
Eyewitness from Lebanon: Palestinian demonstrators shot dead in cold blood by Lebanese troops (extended online)
Socialist Worker nr. 2058, jul 07 – side 16
Note: Lebanese soldiers opened fire on a demonstration of Palestinian refugees in the Beddawi camp near Tripoli in northern Lebanon on Friday of last week, killing at least two people and wounding dozens more.
 
Ghassan Makarem: Book Review: Fawwaz Traboulsi: A History of Modern Lebanon
Socialist Review nr. 315, jun 07 – side 26
Note: As Lebanese historian Fawwaz Traboulsi writes in the introduction to his book, traditional accounts of Lebanon reduce the identity of the Lebanese to one unique form – their sectarian affiliation. Mainstream resources treat the struggles in the country as a series of tribal conflicts or as an earthly paradise for the extremely wealthy interrupted by "external intervention" and "fanatics".
 
Kampen om Libanon: Interview med libanesisk socialist: Hizbollahs sejr åbner nye muligheder for socialister
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 263, dec 06 – side 6
Note: Jeres udsendte mødte Simon Assaf i Beirut, to dage før mordet på Gemayel, til en snak om Libanon efter Israels nederlag, Hizbollah og perspektiver for fremtiden.
 
Jørn Andersen: Kampen om Libanon: På vej mod borgerkrig?
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 263, dec 06 – side 7
Note: Skal man tro medierne er Libanon på randen af borgerkrig efter mordet på den højreorienterede minister Pierre Gemayel 21. november.
 
Jesper Juul Mikkelsen: Kampen om Libanon: Interview med Ibrahim Mousawi: Vi kæmper ikke fordi vi kan lide krig, vi kæmper for at stoppe krigen
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 263, dec 06 – side 7
Note: Ibrahim Mousawi er chefredaktør for Hizbollahs ugevis, "Alinitiqad". Jeres udsendte mødte ham til en snak om modstanden i Libanon og anti-krigs-bevægelsen i Europa.
 
Simon Assaf: Libanon – frihed fra neden
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 259, sep 06 – side 4
Note: Simon Assaf fra Socialist Worker rapporterer fra det sydlige Libanon om, hvordan den invaderende israelske hær blev slået af modstand – og af den folkelige bevægelse, der opstod i hele landet
 
Chris Harman: Hizbollah and the war Israel lost
International Socialism Journal nr. 112, sep 06 – side 8
Note: Israel suffered an unexpected defeat in its 33-day Lebanon war. So did its major backers, George Bush and Tony Blair. Hizbollah is riding high, the toast of nationalist opinion right across of the Arab world. But what is the character of the Hizbollah's mix of religion and politics? What attitude should we have to its confrontations with Israel? And what will the US and Israel do now? Chris Harman tries to provide some answers.
 
The drive for real democracy in the Middle East
Socialist Worker nr. 1962, aug 05 – side 8
Note: Leading economist Samir Amin joined activists to discuss the struggle for democracy in the Middle East at Marxism 2005. We reprint edited highlights of the meeting.
 
Bassem Chit: Efter attentatet på Rafiq al-Hariri: Farlig stemning i Libanon
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 239, mar 05 – side 4
Note: Bassem Chit fra International Socialist Group i Libanon måler her stemningen efter attentatmordet på Rafiq al-Hariri.
 
Bo Larsen: Israels tilbagetrækning i Libanon: Spillet om kontrol i Mellemøsten
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 183, jun 00 – side 4
Note: Der var glæde i Libanon, da Israel for nyligt besluttede at trække sig tilbage fra de områder i Syd-Libanon, som de har holdt besat i snart 22 år.
 
Mellemøsten: Bomber over Libanon fortsætter
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 181, mar 00 – side 4
Note: Med store overskrifter er forhandlingerne mellem palæstinenserne og israelerne genoptaget. Men Arafat har ikke fået mere end han blev tilbudt for flere måneder siden.
 
Peter Wedel: Libanon: Gidsler for stormagterne
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 28, apr 87 – side 12
Note: Endnu en bombe er sprunget i Libanon. Hver dag bringer medierne nye beretninger om bombesprængninger og gidseltagninger. Men hvem fortæller os at det libanesiske folk i 70 år har været holdt som gidsler i stormagternes spil?
 
Bodil Nielsen: Historien bag 10 års borgerkrig: Er der en ende på blodbadet i Libanon?
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 12, sep 85 – side 2
Note: Libanon har i det sidste halve års tid været yndet nyhedsstof i den danske presse. Borgerkrig, terrorbombninger og massakrer på flygtningelejre er den virkelighed, libaneserne lever i.
 
Maggie Østergaard: Libanon: Alternativet til blodbad
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 10, jun 85 – side 8
Note: Borgerkrigen i Libanon mellem de kristne falangister og forskellige muslimske grupper er blusset op igen. Den shia-muslimske Amal-milits har sammen med dele af den libanesiske hær været på erobringstogt i de palæstinensiske flygtningelejre i Beirutområdet. Det har skabt et nyt blodigt kapitel i Libanons historie.
 
Israel
Simon Assaf: Shimon Peres – krigsforbryder og bondefanger
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 353, aug 16 
Note: Shimon Peres var en krigsforbryder, der bliver hyldet som fredsstifter.
 
John Rose: Review: Early chapters of the Jewish story
International Socialism Journal nr. 142, apr 14 – side 205
Note: Simon Schama, The Story of the Jews: Finding the Words 1000BCE-1492CE (Bodley Head, 2013), £25
This book’s greatest strength is that it tackles the plethora of fresh archaeological evidence that is challenging some taken for granted assumptions about Jewish history.
 
Bo Nielsen: Ingen respekt til Ariel Sharon (1928-2014)
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 335, jan 14 – side 13
Note: Ifølge Sharons jødiske tro skal han (og alle døde) genopstå ved tidernes ende, hvor det skal afgøres, om han skal have evigt liv i Guds rige eller dømmes til evig fortabelse.
 
Tom Hickey: Israel: the growing campaign for boycott
Socialist Review nr. 382, jul 13 – side 18
Note: Following Stephen Hawking's historic decision to boycott a conference in Israel, Tom Hickey looks at the growing campaign for BDS.
 
Estelle Cooch + Riya Al’Sanah: Strikes, soccer and sanctions: an interview with Mahmoud Sarsak
Socialist Review nr. 382, jul 13 – side 19
Note: Mahmoud Sarsak is a professional footballer who was arrested in 2009 and imprisoned in Israel for three years without charge. In April 2012 he joined the coordinated hunger strikes by Palestinian political prisoners.
 
Riya Al’Sanah: Ethnic cleansing in the Negev
Socialist Review nr. 381, jun 13 – side 4
Note: Hundreds of the thousands of Bedouins who currently live in the south of Israel are now facing ethnic cleansing.
 
What We Think: Israel’s colonial logic
Socialist Worker nr. 2343, mar 13 – side 5
Note: Israel and its backers have always reacted with outrage when it is accused of developing a segregated, apartheid state. But now the Israeli government has introduced separate bus lines for Palestinians and Israelis travelling into Israel’s cities from the occupied West Bank.
 
Bedouins say no to Israeli removal plan
Socialist Worker nr. 2273, okt 11 – side 13
Note: Several thousand Bedouins demonstrated in the Israeli city of Beersheva on Thursday of last week against the government’s Praver plan to dislocate them.
 
UN’s excuses for Israel massacre
Socialist Worker nr. 2268, sep 11 – side 2
Note: A leaked UN report found that Israel’s murderous attack on a ship bringing aid to Gaza was unlawful but “justified” in protecting its territory.
 
Simon Englert: Review: This time it’s personal
International Socialism Journal nr. 131, jul 11 – side 220
Note: Illan Pappe, Out of the Frame: The Struggle for Academic Freedom in Israel (Pluto, 2010), £13
In this excellent book, the Israeli academic Illan Pappe breaks from his usual style to offer a mixture of personal stories, general overviews, historical insights and fictional accounts to paint a clear and damning picture of the state of critical thought in Israel.
 
Siân Ruddick: Israeli soldiers murder unarmed protesters in Golan Heights
Socialist Worker nr. 2255, jun 11 – side 13
Note: Israeli soldiers murdered 23 people last Sunday during protests against its occupation of Syria’s Golan Heights. They injured another 350 protesters.
 
Alex Callinicos: The West's 'moderate' tyrants are failing
Socialist Worker nr. 2238, feb 11 – side 4
Note: Last week the “liberal” Israeli daily Haaretz carried a piece by one of its best-known columnists, Ari Shavit. “Two huge processes are happening right before our eyes,” he writes. “One is the Arab liberation revolution. The second process is the acceleration of the decline of the West.”
 
Dennis Strøm Petersen: Boykot Israel
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 303, nov 10 – side 12
Note: I de seneste år har man på verdensplan set en række kampagner for Boykot, tilbagetrækning af investeringer (Disvestment) og Sanktioner, samlet forkortet BDS, mod Israel. Det har medført en lang række af kollektive aktioner til støtte for den palæstinensiske frihedskamp og mod Israels undertrykkelse af og overgreb mod den palæstinensiske befolkning.
 
Analysis: Rogue state at sea
International Socialism Journal nr. 127, jul 10 – side 20
Note: News of the Israel Defence Forces’ (IDF) atrocious attack on the flotilla bringing aid to Gaza reached us as this journal was going to press. It falls into the pattern of behaviour that Israel’s rulers have displayed in recent years.
 
John Rose + Shlomo Sand: Interview: Zionism, socialism and nationalism
International Socialism Journal nr. 127, jul 10 – side 59
Note: Shlomo Sand’s The Invention of the Jewish People (Verso, 2009), which offers a devastating critique of Zionist historical myths, has had a major impact. Following up on his review article of the book, John Rose interviewed Sand for International Socialism.
 
Jakob L. Krogh: Israel stopper nødhjælp og dræber 20
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 298, jun 10 – side 15
Note: Chock og vrede efterfulgt af protester var reaktionen på Israels angreb på en nødhjælps-konvoj på vej til Gaza. 20 blev dræbt og over 50 såret af israelske flåde- og elitestyrker.
 
Chris Jones: Interview: The enemy within – Palestinians in Israel
Socialist Review nr. 343, jan 10 – side 16
Note: Abu and Umm Shams are members of Harakat Abnaa elBalad (Sons of the Land Movement), a revolutionary organisation based in Israel and active since the 1960s. They talked to Chris Jones about life as Palestinians living within Israel, and their daily struggles against Zionism.
 
Breaking the silence
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 292, okt 09 – side 12
Note: Tusindvis af unge israelere aftjener hvert år deres værnepligt på Vestbredden. Ikke mange lytter til soldaternes historier om vold og magtmisbrug. En gruppe tidligere soldater har besluttet sig for at gøre noget på egen hånd og derfor stiftet organisationen Breaking the Silence.
 
Editorial: Netanyahu tells it like it is over Palestine
Socialist Worker nr. 2152, maj 09 – side 12
Note: When it comes to arrogance, no one can fault Benjamin Netanyahu.
Israel’s new prime minister gave his US paymasters a shock when he declared that his government would not even pretend to back a two state solution for the Palestinians.
 
Patrick Ward: No change in Israel
Socialist Review nr. 334, mar 09 – side 5
Note: The Israeli general election has resulted in Benjamin Netanyahu of the Likud Party being invited to form a new government.
 
Natalie Adler + Ron Oppenheim: Israeli society: No room for change
Socialist Worker nr. 2139, feb 09 – side 13
Note: Collusion with the oppression of the Palestinians lies at the root of the Israeli left’s weakness, according to socialists Natalie Adler and Ron Oppenheim
 
Editorial: Whoever wins the Israeli elections will oppress Palestinians
Socialist Worker nr. 2138, feb 09 – side 12
Note: Whatever the outcome of the elections in Israel, one thing is guaranteed – the Palestinians will find no respite from the endless war and oppression they face.
 
Kaye Stearman: Why is Britain supplying arms to Israel’s war machine?
Socialist Worker nr. 2136, jan 09 – side 9
Note: The proportion of British arms heading to Israel has increased in the last year, writes Kaye Stearman of the Campaign Against Arms Trade
 
Who Says?
Socialist Worker nr. 2135, jan 09 – side 2
Note: Israel in the week's quotes
 
Israel is guilty of war crimes
Socialist Worker nr. 2135, jan 09 – side 16
Note: Israel has been using banned weapons such as white phosphorus and Dime bombs during its assault on Gaza, according to eyewitness evidence from Irish activist Caoimhe Butterly.
 
Anne Alexander + John Rose: Israel – grundlagt på terrorisme
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 279, jun 08 – side 5
Note: 60 år efter at palæstinenserne blev fordrevet undersøger Anne Alexander og John Rose den israelske stats oprindelse.
 
Anne Alexander + John Rose: Israel – created by terrorism
Socialist Worker nr. 2101, maj 08 – side 8
Note: Sixty years since the Palestinians were expelled, Anne Alexander and John Rose examine the roots of the Israeli state.
 
John Rose: Review: Religious persuasion?
International Socialism Journal nr. 117, jan 08 – side 190
Note: Review: Nur Masalha, The Bible and Zionism: Invented Traditions, Archaeology and Post-colonialism in Israel-Palestine (Zed, 2007), £19.99
 
Chris Harman: Hizbollah and the war Israel lost
International Socialism Journal nr. 112, sep 06 – side 8
Note: Israel suffered an unexpected defeat in its 33-day Lebanon war. So did its major backers, George Bush and Tony Blair. Hizbollah is riding high, the toast of nationalist opinion right across of the Arab world. But what is the character of the Hizbollah's mix of religion and politics? What attitude should we have to its confrontations with Israel? And what will the US and Israel do now? Chris Harman tries to provide some answers.
 
Ilan Pappe: Israel: Grundlagt på etnisk udrensning
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 258, aug 06 – side 8
Note: Den anerkendte anti-zionistiske historiker Ilan Pappe skriver om Israel og historien om landets ødelæggende rolle i Mellemøsten.
 
John Rose: Israel: 10 argumenter imod zionisme
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 258, aug 06 – side 10
Note: Den israelske stats officielle ideologi, zionismen, har været en katastrofe for jøder og arabere. Zionismen ignorerer det historiske faktum, at det tidligere var normen, at der var fredelig sameksistens i Mellemøsten, skriver John Rose, forfatter til „The Myths of Zionism“.
 
Ruth Tenne: Israel’s advocates in the dock
International Socialism Journal nr. 111, jun 06 – side 181
Note: A review of Norman Finkelstein: "Beyond Chutzpah: On the Misuse of Anti-Semitism and the Abuse of History" (Verso, 2005), £16.99
 
Mikkel Birk Jespersen: Interview: Sharon har opnået det han ville
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 229, maj 04 – side 11
Note: Rabih Azaz-Ahmad, formand for Multikulturel Forening i Århus, taler om situationen i Palæstina lige nu.
 
Margit Johansen: Sharons Israel: Socialt armod, ulighed og flere angreb på palæstinenserne
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 212, mar 03 – side 4
Note: Ved valget i Israel d. 28. januar vandt Likud og Ariel Sharon en massiv sejr. Sharon vandt på løfter om at skærpe den blodige linie over for palæstinenserne.
 
Sabby Sagall: Middle East: State of denial
Socialist Review nr. 264, jun 02 – side 23
Note: Discrimination against Palestinians runs through the state of Israel. Sabby Sagall traces its origins
 
Socialistisk Arbejderavis mener: Læg pres på regeringen, send Gillon hjem og .. Boykot Israel. Stop Sharon.
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 203, maj 02 – side 3
Note: April har været gruens måned, med Israels invasion af stort set hele det palæstinensiske selvstyreområde, massakren i flygtningelejren Jenin, og omfattende forfølgelse, arrestation og nedslagtning af palæstinensere.
 
Margit Johansen: Sharons zionistiske ideologi: “Vi skal slå så mange arabere ihjel som muligt”
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 203, maj 02 – side 4
Note: I Israel blev Sharon officiel stemplet som krigsforbryder for de massakrer og overgreb på palæstinensere, som han var ansvarlig for under invasionen i Libanon i 1982.
 
Solomon Hughes: Imperialism and the intifada: A fistful of dollars (The Israeli arms industry)
Socialist Review nr. 263, maj 02 – side 13
Note: Solomon Hughes looks at the deadly arms trade between Britain, the US and Israeli
 
Mikkel Birk Jespersen: Israel optrapper terror mod palæstinenserne
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 200, jan 02 – side 4
Note: Israels regering skærper kontrollen med selvstyreområderne og forsøger at undergrave selvstyrets autoritet gennem ydmygelser af Arafat.
 
Lenni Brenner: The Iron Wall. Zionist Revisionism from Jabotinsky to Shamir (1984)
 
John Rose: Israel: The Hijack State. America’s Watchdog in the Middle East (1986)
 
Mikkel Birk Jespersen + Jesper Høi Kanne: USA-imperialismen – den største trussel mod fred og velfærd
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 198, nov 01 – side 9
Note: USA er den absolut stærkeste økonomiske og militære magt i verden. USA forsvarer sine interesser overalt – i Afghanistan, i Columbia, i Mellemøsten. Og det med en brutalitet, som sætter profit højere end menneskeliv.
 
Margit Johansen: Nyrup beskytter torturbødlen Gillon
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 195, aug 01 – side 12
Note: Det er hykleri, når regeringen siger, at kampen for menneskerettigheder står højt på dens dagsorden. For selvom Israel sender en af dets torturbødler, Carmi Gillon, som ny ambassadør, så har hverken Nyrup eller Lykketoft tænkt sig at gøre andet end at byde ham velkommen som enhver anden.
 
Margit Johansen: Israel optrapper krigen
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 195, aug 01 – side 12
Note: Israel har entydigt erklæret krig mod palæstinenserne ved at besætte Orient House – de palæstinensiske myndigheders kontor i Øst-Jerusalem.
 
Israel: Offentligt ansatte tvinger regering i knæ
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 173, dec 97 – side 2
Note: I starten af december bragte 700.000 offentligt ansattes strejke den israelske økonomi i knæ.
 
Israel: USA-støttet regering fremprovokerer krig
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 156, apr 97 – side 3
Note: Muslimer, kristne og jøder levede fredeligt side om side, indtil staten Israel blev dannet for 50 år siden.
 
Charlie Lywood: Kapitalismens blodige arv (Liberia, Israel, Rusland/Tjetjenien): En verden i krig
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 139, aug 96 – side 4
Note: Verden er rystet af krig. I alle verdensdele udkæmpes der borgerkrige eller blodige krige mellem nationer.
 
Margit Johansen: Rabin var ingen fredsdue
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 123, nov 95 – side 3
Note: Yitzhak Rabin, den myrdede israelske statsminister, var ikke nogen fredselsker. Han var aktiv deltager i det zionistiske projekt om oprettelse af en eksklusiv jødisk stat.
 
Poul Erik Kristensen: Hebron: Naive observatører
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 105, jul 94 – side 6
Note: Som de eneste i Hebron har 115 danske, norske og italienske politifolk kunnet føle sig sikre den seneste måned.
 
Israels terror
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 16, jan 86 – side 3
Note: Terroraktioner imod civile mål eller flykapringer indeholder ikke den politiske kraft til at realisere palæstinensernes kamp for et frit Palæstina. Men terroraktionerne må forstås på baggrund af årelang terrorisme fra den israelske stat mod det palæstinensiske folk.
 
Tony Cliff: Zionism to Genocide
Socialist Worker nr. 790, jul 82 
Note: LOOKING BACK on my own experience in Palestine I can see how today's horror grew from small beginnings. Zionism, Jewish separateness and the belief in a Jewish homeland, have developed into state violence. My parents were pioneering Zionists, leaving Russia for Palestine in 1902 to join a total Zionist population of a few thousand.
Reprinted as "Roots of Israel’s violence" in Socialist Worker, No.1743, 14 April 2001.
Alt. url: Reds/Die Roten
 
N. Israeli: Israel and Imperialism (a brief analysis)
International Socialism Journal (1st series) nr. 32, mar 68 – side 32
Note: The relations between Israel and imperialism are unique and merit a special analysis. Many people of various currents on the Left agree that Israeli policies are linked with those of (today) US imperialism, and condemn these links. Few, however, realise the origin or the internal mechanism of these relations.
 
Palæstina
Se også: Krigsmodstand (DK) Gaza 2009; Krigsmodstand (int.) Gaza 2009
Jesper Juul Mikkelsen: Interview med Palæstina-fredsvagt: “En legitim desperat hungren efter frihed og fred”
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 349, nov 15 – side 11
Note: Socialistisk Arbejderavis har talt med Nik Bras, fredsvagt i Palæstina om undertrykkelsen af palæstinenserne, om det igangværende oprør og om betydningen af den internationale solidaritet.
 
Nick Clark: Palæstina: “I kan ikke gøre livet til et helvede og forvente, at vi accepterer det”
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 349, nov 15 – side 11
Note: En bølge af knivstikkerier begået af palæstinensere i Israel har skabt et hylekor af vrede i mainstream-medierne, men de ignorerer den virkelige vold.
 
Phil Marfleet: An end to isolation? Palestine and the Arab revolutions
International Socialism Journal nr. 145, jan 15 – side 73
Note: On 9 November 2014 Palestinian activists in villages near Jerusalem made a symbolic breach in Israel’s apartheid wall, their way of marking the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The Palestinian Popular Resistance Committees said: “No matter how high walls are built, they will fall. Just as the Berlin Wall fell, the wall in Palestine will fall, along with the occupation”.
 
Jørn Andersen: Hvordan kan Palæstina blive frit?
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 340, aug 14 – side 9
Note: Vejen til Palæstinas befrielse går gennem Cairo, Damaskus, Bagdad og Beirut. Nøglen er arbejderklassen i de store arabiske byer.
 
Jason Farbman: Palæstina under angreb: Et påskud for den næste fase i Israels krig
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 339, jun 14 
Note: Den israelske regering udfører kollektiv afstraffelse af palæstinensere efter tre teenage-bosætteres død – men hvor langt vil den gå?
 
Sabby Sagall: Palestine: 60 years after the Nakba
Socialist Review nr. 325, maj 08 
Note: Sabby Sagall recently visited Palestine as part of a twinning project. Here he describes the daily struggles of Palestinians as they continue to resist the Israeli occupation.
 
Bo Nielsen: Stop Israels krig mod Gazas befolkning: Global Intifada
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 324, nov 12 
Note: Oprør fra neden – Gaza, Cairo, Athen, København
 
Jørn Andersen: Fra Cairo til Palæstina
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 310, jul 11 – side 7
Note: Mens endnu en solidaritetskonvoj er på vej mod Gaza, kigger vi på, hvad der sket i Palæstina siden revolutionen i Egypten.
 
Jonathan Maunder: Book: Voices from the West Bank
Socialist Worker nr. 2254, jun 11 – side 11
Note: This book is a fantastic achievement. It is the outcome of six years of solidarity visits to Palestine, during which the authors interviewed nearly 300 young people living in the West Bank.
 
Estelle Cooch: Palestine: the end of isolation?
Socialist Review nr. 359, jun 11 – side 23
Note: The Arab revolutions threaten to break the networks of control erected by the US and Israel. This has particular significance for Palestinians, whose oppression has been enabled by the collaboration of Arab regimes with Israel. Estelle Cooch asks whether Palestine's isolation may be coming to an end.
 
Siân Ruddick: Nakba protests spark regional resistance
Socialist Worker nr. 2252, maj 11 – side 4
Note: Israeli forces killed dozens of Palestinians as tens of thousands marched on Israel’s borders last weekend. Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank, and refugees in Syria, Lebanon and Egypt, took part in the protests to mark the anniversary of the Nakba.
 
Jesper Juul Mikkelsen: Den 3. palæstinensiske Intifada
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 309, maj 11 – side 6
Note: I det meste af verden var der demonstrationer for den 3. intifada d. 15. maj. I Syrien, Libanon, Palæstina og Egypten kom det til store sammenstød. Vi har talt med en fredsvagt, der i øjeblikket er på Vetsbredden.
 
Phil Marfleet: Palestine and the Arab revolutions
Socialist Worker nr. 2251, maj 11 – side 4
Note: Palestinians have given a new twist to the slogans of the Arab revolutions.
In Tunisia, Egypt, Syria and Yemen, mass protests have demanded: “The people want the fall of the regime”. In Gaza and the West Bank, Palestinians have insisted, “The people want an end to the divisions”, calling for Hamas and Fatah to unify against Israeli occupation. When the two organisations last week announced a “national unity government” there were celebrations in the streets.
 
Jonny Jones: Interview: Omar Barghouti on the boycott campaign for Palestine
Socialist Worker nr. 2244, mar 11 
Note: Jonny Jones speaks to Palestinian campaigner Omar Barghouti about the movement for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel.
 
Siân Ruddick: Middle East round-up: ‘The gates to our freedom have been opened’
Socialist Worker nr. 2239, feb 11 – side 6
Note: Since Tunisia’s revolution began in December, people across North Africa and the Middle East have risen up against their regimes. They are inspired by Tunisia and Egypt, where two dictators were toppled in the last few weeks.
Algeria – Bahrain – Yemen – Palestine
 
John Rose: The answer to Palestine's liberation lies in Cairo
Socialist Worker nr. 2238, feb 11 – side 10
Note: Israel’s grip over the Palestinian people is being weakened as Arab regimes wobble and the US talks of change. John Rose considers what this means for the liberation of Palestine.
 
Spreading revolt
Socialist Worker nr. 2238, feb 11 – side 2
Note: Tunisia – Egypt – Jordan – Yemen – Algeria – Saudi Arabia – Palestine – Morocco
 
Tunesien, Egypten ..: Protesterne spreder sig
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 306, feb 11 – side 10
Note: For første gang i årtier er det lykkedes et folkeligt oprør at vælte en diktator i den arabiske del af verdenen. Eksemplet fra Tunesien og senere fra Ægypten har spredt sig ud over Mellemøsten og Nordafrika. Det har givet mange en tro på at det er muligt at kæmpe imod undertrykkelsen.
 
Jonathan Højgaard: For én stat i hele Palæstina
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 306, feb 11 – side 11
Note: Oprørene i Egypten og Tunesien kan, hvis de spreder sig, blive første skridt til løsning af konflikten i Palæstina. Denne løsning kan ikke bygge på en fortsættelse af fredsforhandlingerne, men må tage udgangspunkt i en ét-stats-løsning, argumenter Jonathan Højgaard Jensen.
 
Ken Olende: Palestine papers: Israel wants wants total humiliation of Palestine
Socialist Worker nr. 2236, jan 11 – side 4
Note: Secret documents reveal that Palestinian negotiators were prepared to offer Israel almost anything to get something they could call a state. Despite this surrender, Israeli negotiators still refused an agreement.
 
Dictators everywhere are living in fear of Tunisian example
Socialist Worker nr. 2236, jan 11 – side 5
Note: Egypt – Jordan – Yemen – Algeria – Palestine – Albania
 
Lisa M. Ødegaard: Interview: Opråb i harmoni fra Gaza
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 303, nov 10 – side 10
Note: København har haft fornemt besøg den sidste måned. Hip hop gruppen D.A.R.G team (Da Arabian Revolutionary Guys) har spillet til undergrundsfestivalen Displaced Expressions, og tog sig også tid til at give et par tunes til antikrigsbevægelsens årlige markering af invasionen af Afghanistan. Jeg mødte deres agent, Fadi M. Bakheet, på Christiania.
 
Jim Nichol: Gaza convoy – blocked but defiant
Socialist Worker nr. 2224, okt 10 
Note: The fifth Viva Palestina convoy from Britain is nearing Gaza. Human rights lawyer and socialist Jim Nichol reports from the convoy.
 
Phil Marfleet + Tom Hickey: The “South Africa moment”: Palestine, Israel and the boycott
International Socialism Journal nr. 128, okt 10 – side 31
Note: Israel faces a new challenge—one the country’s leading strategists consider increasingly effective. This does not come mainly from the towns and refugee camps of the West Bank or Gaza, but from an energetic global movement of solidarity with the Palestinians. Since its launch in 2004 the campaign for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) has stimulated a host of collective actions across five continents, demanding an end to military rule and to Israel’s occupation, and raising important questions about the Zionist movement and imperial power in the Middle East.
 
Jamie Allinson: Hamas, Gaza and the blockade
International Socialism Journal nr. 128, okt 10 – side 57
Note: The Israeli commando raid on the Turkish ship the Mavi Marmara, part of the international “Freedom Flotilla” on a mission to break the blockade of Gaza, seemed to cross a boundary not broken even in the 2006 war against Lebanon or the 2009 war against Gaza.
 
John Rose: Book Review: Jewish intellectuals and Palestinian liberation
International Socialism Journal nr. 125, jan 10 – side 183
Note: Shlomo Sand, The Invention of the Jewish People (Verso, 2009), £18.99 and Avi Shlaim, Israel and Palestine (Verso, 2009), £16.99
I’ll risk a prediction. Shlomo Sand’s book, already a best seller in Israel and France, will accelerate the disintegration of the Zionist enterprise.
 
Breaking the silence
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 292, okt 09 – side 12
Note: Tusindvis af unge israelere aftjener hvert år deres værnepligt på Vestbredden. Ikke mange lytter til soldaternes historier om vold og magtmisbrug. En gruppe tidligere soldater har besluttet sig for at gøre noget på egen hånd og derfor stiftet organisationen Breaking the Silence.
 
Matt Mankelow: Gaza: Truth catches up with Israel
Socialist Worker nr. 2161, jul 09 – side 12
Note: ‘When war is declared, truth is the first casualty’, wrote Arthur Ponsonby in “Falsehood in Wartime”, his 1928 critique of military propaganda.
 
Nafaz Abu Shaban: Letter from ...: Gaza
Socialist Review nr. 335, apr 09 – side 9
Note: Israel's war led to the deaths of 1,434 Palestinians. Dr Nafaz Abu Shaban, Gaza's leading burns specialist, explains the deadly siege of Gaza and the use of white phosphorus on civilians.
 
Martin B. Johansen: Efter Gaza-krigen
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 287, mar 09 – side 16
Note: I januar trak Israel sig efter tre ugers terror ud af Gaza og erklærede sig selv for sejrherre over Hamas og andre palæstinensiske modstandsgrupper.
 
Jesper Juul Mikkelsen: Interview (udvidet online): „Det er ikke kun en kamp vi tager, når folk dør ...“
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 286, feb 09 – side 10
Note: Blandt dem der demonstrerede mod massakren i Gaza var der mange unge palæstinensere. Nirvin og Sali er et par af dem. De er er også aktive i PalUng – Palæstinensisk Ungdom. Vi har talt med dem om Palæstina og modstanden dér og i Danmark.
 
Simon Assaf: Israeli blockade stops aid to Gaza
Socialist Worker nr. 2137, feb 09 – side 16
Note: Israel and its Egyptian ally are continuing to hamper the entry of desperately needed humanitarian goods into the Gaza Strip after Israel’s assault on the Palestinians there.
 
Anne Alexander: How can Palestine be free?
Socialist Review nr. 333, feb 09 – side 10
Note: Israel's war on Gaza provoked huge protests across the world. People are asking what the solution is for Palestine. It lies with the working class in the region, argues Anne Alexander. Recent struggles in Egypt show that the road to liberation goes through the streets of Cairo.
 
Saree Makdisi: Interview: Gaza and the Palestinians – an unsustainable injustice
Socialist Review nr. 333, feb 09 – side 12
Note: Israel's brutal attacks have inflicted untold suffering on Gaza's beleaguered population. Yet Israel, despite its military might, has not succeeded in its mission to smash Hamas, Saree Makdisi tells Socialist Review.
 
Alex Callinicos: Gaza: a setback for the ‘war on terror’
Socialist Worker nr. 2136, jan 09 – side 8
Note: Israel’s unsuccessful attempt to crush Palestinian resistance movements during the Gaza offensive has created new problems for US imperialism.
 
Simon Assaf: Israel’s bloody war fails to achieve aims
Socialist Worker nr. 2135, jan 09 – side 3
Note: Israel claimed victory over Hamas and other Palestinian resistance organisations as it announced a unilateral ceasefire last Sunday after spending three weeks pounding Gaza.
Israeli leaders hoped they could destroy the resistance by demolishing Palestinian government buildings, schools, offices and homes. They launched wave after wave of attacks, which killed over 1,300 Palestinians.
 
Editorial: Hamas has the right to resist Israeli terror
Socialist Worker nr. 2135, jan 09 – side 12
Note: Herschel Grynszpan, a young Jewish man, walked into the German embassy in Paris in November 1938 and shot a Nazi diplomat dead.
Grynszpan’s family had been stripped of their property, deported from Nazi Germany and stranded in a refugee camp on the Polish border. The killing was carried out in protest at this.
 
Gordon Brown gives Israel a licence to kill
Socialist Worker nr. 2135, jan 09 – side 16
Note: The Israeli army’s murderous assault on Gaza has been carried out with weapons made in Britain.
The British government licensed £24 million of British arms exports to Israel in the first half of last year – a £6 million increase on exports licensed during the whole of 2007.
 
Frit Palæstina: Et undertrykt folk har ret til modstand
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 285, jan 09 – side 1
Note: Verden over protesterer folk i hundredtusindvis mod Israels massakre i Gaza. 7-8.000 demonstrerede i København 13. januar. 500 i Odense samme dag, og der har været demonstrationer i en række andre byer.
 
Simon Assaf: Israels terrorstrategi mod palæstinenserne
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 285, jan 09 – side 2
Note: Når det kommer til at føre krig, har Israel én enkelt, simpel strategi. Indfang millioner af mennesker mellem kampvogne og jagerfly. Afskær al mad, vand og elektricitet. Og ødelæg så systematisk bygningerne over deres hoveder.
 
Hvem er Hamas?
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 285, jan 09 – side 3
Note: Hamas – eller „Islamisk Modstandsbevægelse“ – blev stiftet i i forbindelse med den første Intifada i 1987 af medlemmer af den palastinensiske gren af „Det muslimske Broderskab“, som i dag er Egyptens største oppositionsparti.
 
Hamas er demokratisk valgt
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 285, jan 09 – side 3
Note: Formålet med Israels invasion er angiveligt at smadre Hamas. I medierne betegnes Hamas som en terror-organisation, og politikere fra Bush til Per Stig Møller støtter invasionen.
Men Hamas er den demokratisk valgte regering – ikke kun for Gaza, men for hele Palæstina.
 
Det mener vi: Socialister er anti-imperialister
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 285, jan 09 – side 3
Note: Så er kæden igen knækket for store dele af venstrefløjen i SF og Enhedslisten: Man ønsker ikke at deltage i Gaza-protester, hvor Hamas deltager.
 
Interview fra Vestbredden: “Nu føler alle på Vestbredden sig som gazanere”
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 285, jan 09 – side 7
Note: Vi har interviewet Ninna Hedeager Olsen og Lilith Gimbel fra International Solidarity Movement. De befinder sig på Vestbredden, hvor de gennem længere tid har lavet solidaritetsarbejde.
 
Palæstina og Israel – spørgsmål og svar: En konflikt skabt af Vesten
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 285, jan 09 – side 8
Note: Socialistisk Arbejderavis giver svar på en række vigtige spørgsmål om imperialismens rolle i skabelsen af konflikten mellem Israel og de arabiske lande.
 
In Brief: Medics struggle to get into Gaza
Socialist Worker nr. 2134, jan 09 – side 2
Note: As Gaza’s hospitals overflow with the casualties of Israel’s aggression, growing numbers of medical staff – including specialist trauma surgeons – are stuck in Egypt on the border with Gaza.
 
Simon Assaf: Evidence is mounting of Israel’s atrocities
Socialist Worker nr. 2134, jan 09 – side 2
Note: Israel’s murderous assault on Gaza is creating a wave of human suffering of unimaginable proportions.
It will mark Palestinian society in blood for years to come.
Now the Israeli cabinet is set to turn Gaza into hell on Earth by pushing tens of thousands of troops, backed by tanks and bulldozers, into cities and towns.
The snippets of news emerging from the rubble tell of immeasurable fear, suffering and death.
 
Israeli commander gives candid account of killing
Socialist Worker nr. 2134, jan 09 – side 2
Note: The true horror the events in Gaza is only slowly emerging from under Israel’s press embargo.
But one Israeli army commander gave a sense of the military operation when he told the Associated Press news agency how his troops are killing everyone they come across.
 
Matthew Cookson: Palestine’s enduring resistance
Socialist Worker nr. 2134, jan 09 – side 9
Note: The Palestinians have a long history of resisting imperialism and Zionism – the belief that Jewish people need a separate homeland in Palestine.
Their struggles have stopped Israel and its supporters being able to deny their history and existence.
 
Tariq Ali: 'Why the West wants to destroy Hamas'
Socialist Worker nr. 2134, jan 09 – side 9
Note: The writer and activist Tariq Ali spoke at a Stop the War 'Israel out of Gaza' rally in London on Thursday of last week. Here are edited extracts of his speech.
 
Ken Olende: Resist Israel’s murder of Gaza
Socialist Worker nr. 2133, jan 09 – side 1
Note: Socialist Worker interviews Palestinians in Gaza City about the horror of the Israeli attack
 
Sadie Robinson: Huge protest stands with the Palestinians
Socialist Worker nr. 2133, jan 09 – side 2
Note: Fury has exploded onto the streets of Britain in response to Israel’s barbaric assault on Gaza. Big demonstrations in solidarity with the Palestinian people have taken place in towns and cities across the country.
 
Bassem Chit: Targeting the Arab rulers over inaction on Israel
Socialist Worker nr. 2133, jan 09 – side 2
Note: Demonstrations and sit-ins have been organised daily in Beirut and other cities in Lebanon since the beginning of Israel’s aggression against Gaza.
 
Simon Assaf: Israel's strategy of terror against Gaza
Socialist Worker nr. 2133, jan 09 – side 3
Note: When it comes to war Israel has a single, simple strategy. Trap millions of people between tanks and warplanes. Cut off all food, water and electricity. Then systematically bring buildings down on their heads.
 
In brief: Hamas's history of resistance
Socialist Worker nr. 2133, jan 09 – side 3
Note: "The situation now taking place in Gaza was caused by Hamas," announced George Bush as the Israeli army battered its way into the Gaza Strip.
 
In brief: West Bank police repress Gaza solidarity protests
Socialist Worker nr. 2133, jan 09 – side 3
Note: Socialist Worker has received a message from a Palestinian activist living in the West Bank. He wishes to remain anonymous for fear of retribution.
 
Alex Callinicos: Barack Obama is already tied to Israel
Socialist Worker nr. 2133, jan 09 – side 4
Note: So what is Israel trying to achieve with its assault on Gaza? And what role is being played by the US and its outgoing and incoming presidents?
 
Palestine and Israel – questions and answers on a conflict made by the West
Socialist Worker nr. 2133, jan 09 – side 8
Note: Socialist Worker answers key questions on the role of imperialism in creating Israeli-Arab wars
 
Richard Seymour: Israel and the media – twisted by propaganda
Socialist Worker nr. 2133, jan 09 – side 9
Note: On 28 December, Israel bombed a truck in Gaza, killing several bystanders. The Israeli army celebrated this strike by publishing video footage of it on its YouTube page.
It claimed the truck was being used by Hamas activists who were seen loading rockets onto it.
 
Horror and lies as Israel deliberately bombs UN schools full of children (online only)
Socialist Worker nr. 2133, jan 09 
Note: As Socialist Worker went to press yesterday details emerged of Israel’s worst atrocity yet in its murderous military campaign against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.
The Israel Defence Forces shelled the Fakhura school in Jabalya refugee camp, killing at least 40 including many children.
 
Simon Assaf: Hundreds killed in Israel’s murderous attack on Gaza (online only)
Socialist Worker nr. 2132, dec 08 
Note: 28. dec.: Israel has launched a barbaric attack on the Gaza Strip killing over 200 people, including scores of women and children. Some 750 people have been wounded.
The Israeli F16 bombers struck at 11.30am on Saturday morning, hitting compounds and government buildings across the Gaza Strip.
Palestinians fear that this is the opening salvo for a full-scale invasion of the Gaza Strip.
 
Gaza Special Issue: Stop Israel’s terror in Gaza
Socialist Worker nr. 2132, dec 08 – side 1
Note: US and Britain have blood on their hands | End the killing–lift the blockade
Israel is committing mass murder in Gaza, and the US and Britain are giving their blessing to the slaughter. Gaza’s hospitals and morgues are bursting with the dead and the injured.
 
Gaza Special Issue: Eyewitness in Gaza: ‘Can you hear the noise? The Israelis are bombing again’
Socialist Worker nr. 2132, dec 08 – side 3
Note: Palestinians in the Gaza Strip are calling on people to protest and “make sure that the world doesn’t forget us”.
Amjad Shawa, the Palestinian NGO network coordinator for Gaza, told Socialist Worker on Tuesday of this week, “We have faced three days of intensive air strikes. When the attack started my children were at school.
 
Joseph Choonara: Gaza Special Issue: Gaza: a new flashpoint in the ‘war on terror’
Socialist Worker nr. 2132, dec 08 – side 2
Note: Israel’s latest assault on the Palestinian people is driven by its need to prove itself to its most powerful ally and by the growing instability caused by the wars on Iraq and Afghanistan, writes Joseph Choonara
 
Gaza Special Issue: Hamas: the changing face of the Palestinian resistance
Socialist Worker nr. 2132, dec 08 – side 3
Note: Hamas is a radical Islamist organisation in Palestine. It has won widespread support among Palestinians through its resistance to Israeli dominance.
Support for Hamas has grown at the expense of Fatah – the organisation that led the nationalist Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO).
 
Anindya Bhattacharyya: Gaza Special Issue: Palestine’s long torment
Socialist Worker nr. 2132, dec 08 – side 3
Note: The Gaza Strip is effectively the world’s largest prison camp.
Zionist terror gangs drove its population from their homes during the creation of Israel in 1948.
 
Hossam el-Hamalawy: Gaza Special Issue: Egyptians rage at hated regime
Socialist Worker nr. 2132, dec 08 – side 2
Note: From the moment that Israel began its onslaught on Gaza, mass demonstrations broke out in Egypt. Up to a quarter of a million people took part in the first two days of demonstrations.
 
Palestine: Assault on Hamas intensifies
Socialist Worker nr. 2112, aug 08 – side 16
Note: Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) of Mahmoud Abbas have launched a crackdown on the Hamas resistance movement in the occupied West Bank.
 
Saree Makdisi: The everyday occupation
Socialist Review nr. 327, jul 08 – side 24
Note: Although it generally receives international media attention only during episodes of spectacular or large-scale violence, the Israeli presence in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem is best understood as an everyday occupation.
 
Lene Junker: Palæstina: Interview med Samer Rahman: „Jeg tror på en stat for alle, uanset religion og tro“
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 279, jun 08 – side 6
Note: Samer Rahman er palæstinenser og har været med til at arrangere den netop overståede Palæstina-konference for palæstinensere i hele Europa. Lene Junker har talt med Samer Rahman om konferencen og om perspektiverne for Palæstina.
 
Jinan Coulter: How can Palestine be free?
Socialist Worker nr. 2101, maj 08 – side 9
Note: As Israel celebrates 60 years of statehood, another dark chapter in the history of Palestinian suffering is being written.
 
Ilan Pappe: Israel, the Holocaust and the Nakba
Socialist Review nr. 325, maj 08 – side 22
Note: Sixty years ago half of Palestine's population was expelled when the state of Israel was created. Acclaimed anti-Zionist historian Ilan Pappe looks at the legacy of the Nazi persecution of Jews, and the complicity of world leaders, past and present, in maintaining the occupation in Palestine.
 
Matthew Cookson: Israel unleashes terror on Gaza
Socialist Worker nr. 2091, mar 08 – side 1
Note: Israel unleashed terror on the Palestinian people of the Gaza Strip last week, when it launched a military operation including airstrikes.
 
Kim Bullimore: Palæstina: Israels statsterror fortsætter
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 276, feb 08 – side 12
Note: Den 6. februar genoptog Israel igen sine luftangreb på indbyggerne i Gaza. Ni politikfolk med tilknytning til Hamas blev dræbt og tretten andre såret.
 
Simon Assaf: Gaza: ‘The week we broke their prison state’
Socialist Worker nr. 2086, feb 08 – side 8
Note: For daring to elect a Hamas government the people of Gaza have been starved of food and supplies by the West. Now they refuse to be pushed any further.
 
Jonathan Maunder: Review: Return of the one-state solution
International Socialism Journal nr. 116, okt 07 – side 213
Note: Jamil Hilal (ed), Where now for Palestine? The Demise of the Two-State Solution (Zed Books, 2007), £17.99

This collection of essays by a variety of academics is a significant development in the debate over the possibility of a “one state” (or “bi-national”) solution to the “Palestinian problem”.
 
Ruth Tenne: Review: Rising of the oppressed: the second Intifada
International Socialism Journal nr. 116, okt 07 – side 215
Note: Ramzy Baroud, The Second Palestinian Intifada: A Chronicle of a People’s Struggle (Pluto, 2006), £15.99
The unique strength of Ramzy Baroud’s book lies in its masterful weaving of personal experience and feelings into a meticulous and powerful account of the second Palestinian uprising.
 
Anindya Bhattacharyya: Palestine: Eyal Weizman interview: Israel's oppressive architecture of occupation
Socialist Worker nr. 2065, aug 07 – side 8
Note: Dissident architect Eyal Weizman explains the mechanics of Israel’s occupation of Palestine to Anindya Bhattacharyya.
 
Mikkel Birk Jespersen: Hvilken vej for Palæstina?: Modstand mellem besættelse og blindgyder
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 271, aug 07 – side 7
Note: I juni var det fyrre år siden, Israel i juni-krigen (også kaldet seksdageskrigen) besatte bl.a. Vestbredden og Gaza. I dag ser palæstinenserne ud til at befinde sig i en situation, der er endnu mere desperat, end den har været i mange år.
 
Simon Assaf: Hamas’s victory in Gaza is a blow to Bush’s plans
Socialist Worker nr. 2056, jun 07 – side 5
Note: The stunning military victory by the Palestinian Hamas movement over the rival Fatah organisation in the Gaza Strip last week was a strike against imperialism in the Middle East.
 
Simon Assaf: Fatah’s journey from resistance fighters to tool of Israel and the West
Socialist Worker nr. 2056, jun 07 – side 5
 
Simon Assaf: Fatah: Israel’s new found friend in Palestine
Socialist Worker nr. 2052, maj 07 – side 4
Note: The Palestinian resistance movement is
under attack once again, but this time the Israelis have been joined by a new ally—the Palestinian Fatah organisaition.
 
John Rose: Palestine: Fatah, Hamas, Israel and the West
Socialist Review nr. 313, jan 07 – side 23
Note: In the last weeks of 2006 Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas and his Fatah faction finally launched their much anticipated attempted coup against the democratically elected Palestinian cabinet headed by the Islamic organisation Hamas and prime minister Ismail Haniyeh.
 
Sabby Sagall: Palestine: Attacks on Hamas
Socialist Review nr. 313, jan 07 
Note: Palestine in 2006 was dominated by a single event: the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas's overwhelming victory in last January's general elections.
(Only on website – not in printed edition.)
 
Khaled Hroub: The Palestinian Unity Government: An Overdue Consensual Strategy?
Socialist Review nr. 313, jan 07 
Note: The tormented birth of the Palestinian national unity government could mark a truly new phase in the Palestinian struggle for self-determination.
(Only on website – not in printed edition.)
Khaled Hroub is the author of Hamas: A Beginner's Guide, published by Pluto Press and reviewed in this issue.
 
Alexander Lassithiotakis: Interne kampe i Palæstina
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 261, okt 06 – side 13
Note: I starten af oktober kom det til flere voldsomme kampe mellem fatah-tilhængere og Hamas-militser. Palæstina er i økonomisk kaos, og den Hamas-ledede regering er i alvorlige problemer.
 
Interview: Palæstina og islamofobi: Europas islamofobi afspejles i JPs tegninger
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 252, feb 06 – side 5
Note: Aziz Duwaik, professor i byplanlægning ved Najah universitet i Nablus, blev stemt ind ved det seneste palæstinensiske valg. Hans Forandring og Reform-liste (Hamas) vandt alle ni pladser i Hebron ved Vestbreden.
TV-stationen Aljazeera har bragt et uddrag af deres interview med Duwaik, som Socialistisk Arbejderavis her har oversat og forkortet.
 
Peter Kjær: Palæstina: Valget i Palæstina udstiller Vestens hykleri
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 252, feb 06 – side 5
Note: Reaktionen i Vesten ovenpå Hamas jordskredssejr til parlamentsvalget i januar, lød cirka sådan: Åh nej, nu har palæstinenserne valgt en terrororganisation til magten, nu havde vi belønnet dem med demokrati, og deres tak er at stemme de helt forkerte til magten!
 
Palæstina: Flere kvinder valgt ind i palæstinensernes parlament
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 252, feb 06 – side 6
Note: Et rekordhøjt antal af kvinder blev valgt til parlamentet i januar måned.
 
Palæstina: Palæstina holdes i økonomisk dødsgreb af Vesten og Israel
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 252, feb 06 – side 8
Note: Repræsentanternes Hus i USA har vedtaget at tilbageholde deres bistand til det palæstinensiske selvstyre, så længe Hamas ikke trækker deres standpunkt tilbage om at ødelægge Israel.
 
Irfan Habib: Critical notes on Edward Said
International Socialism Journal nr. 108, sep 05 – side 129
Note: Edward Said was rightly admired for his courageous opposition to the Israeli occupation of Palestine. Consequently many on the left also accepted all the arguments of his book Orientalism, including its criticisms of Marx. But, argues the eminent Indian historian Irfan Habib, these are completely misplaced.
 
John Rose: Yassir Arafat 1929-2004: Geværet og olivenkvisten
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 236, nov 04 – side 16
Note: Yassir Arafat, som døde d. 11. november, dominerede palæstinensernes kamp siden hans opdukken som leder af den nationale befrielsesbevægelse sidst i 1960’erne.
Fra Socialist Worker 1928.
 
Anne Ashford: Palestine: Goes with the Territory
Socialist Review nr. 290, nov 04 – side 22
Note: Palestinian activists speak to Anne Ashford about their strategies to end the current occupation.
 
Mikkel Birk Jespersen: Palæstina: Israel smadrer enhver fred
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 218, sep 03 – side 5
Note: Den israelske stat fortsætter ufortrødent sin krig mod palæstinenserne. Mord, overgreb mod civile og ødelæggelse af det palæstinensiske samfund er led i en plan som mere end noget andet ligner etnisk udrensning.
 
Ida H. Jakobsen: Palæstina: Fredsvagter chikaneres
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 217, aug 03 – side 11
Note: Israel fortsætter det ulovlige byggeri af den forhadte apartheid-mur, der skal “indhegne” Vestbredden.
 
Margit Johansen: Israel og Palæstina: Køreplan kørt i sænk
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 216, jul 03 – side 10
Note: Selv om Bush har sat al sin prestige ind på at ‘Køreplansløsningen’ for Palæstinakonflikten skal lykkes, så ligger den allerede i ruiner efter mindre end en uge. Det gør den, fordi hverken Bush eller EU – og slet ikke Israel – er villig til at give palæstinenserne bare et minimum af det de har krav på.
 
Margit Johansen: Fred for palæstinenserne
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 215, jun 03 – side 10
Note: Helt grotesk kaldes de forhandlinger, der er planlagt til at foregå mellem palæstinenserne og Israel, efter den direkte krig i Irak er ovre, for fredsforhandlinger.
 
John Rose: The Jubilee and the Apocalypse (Neil Faulkner: "The Great Jewish Revolt Against Rome, AD 66-73")
International Socialism Journal nr. 98, mar 03 – side 117
 
Socialistisk Arbejderavis mener: Læg pres på regeringen, send Gillon hjem og .. Boykot Israel. Stop Sharon.
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 203, maj 02 – side 3
Note: April har været gruens måned, med Israels invasion af stort set hele det palæstinensiske selvstyreområde, massakren i flygtningelejren Jenin, og omfattende forfølgelse, arrestation og nedslagtning af palæstinensere.
 
Simon Assaf: Imperialism and the intifada: Victory to the intifada. The rebirth of the left
Socialist Review nr. 263, maj 02 – side 10
Note: Anger against Israel's murder of Palestinians has led to mass protests throughout the Middle East. Simon Assaf reports from Lebanon
 
Margit Johansen: Stop Israels krig og terror
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 202, mar 02 – side 12
Note: Israels krig mod palæstinenserne eskalerer, adskillige hundrede palæstinensere er dræbt indenfor de seneste uger, endnu flere er sårede. Siden Intifadaen startede i 2000 er mere end 1500 mennesker dræbt – langt de fleste af dem er palæstinensere.
 
News Review: Turkey: A case of trial and error
Socialist Review nr. 261, mar 02 – side 6
Note: Radical academic Noam Chomsky threw the spotlight on Turkey’s repressive laws last month when he challenged the Turkish state security court to prosecute him for sedition.
Alt. url: Socialist Review Index
 
Anne Alexander: Palestine: Loss of authority
Socialist Review nr. 259, jan 02 – side 14
Note: Yasser Arafat faces considerable opposition from erstwhile supporters
Alt. url: Socialist Review Index
 
Matthew Cookson: What socialists say: What is the answer in Palestine?
Socialist Worker nr. 1779, dec 01 – side 8
Note: The escalation of violence in the Middle East over the last two weeks has led to calls for the leaders of Israel and Palestine to sit down and resume peace negotiations.
 
Margit Johansen: USA støtter Israels krig mod palæstinenserne
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 199, dec 01 – side 12
Note: Israelske F-16 jagere bomber i de palæstinensiske områder i Gaza og på Vestbredden.
 
Margit Johansen: Clintons “Fredsudspil”: En hån mod palæstinenserne
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 189, jan 01 – side 4
Note: Clintons “fredsplan” er en åbenlys hån mod palæstinenserne.
 
Poul Erik Kristensen: Palæstina: Israels massakrer fortsætter
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 188, dec 00 – side 4
Note: Gennem to måneder har israelske soldater massakreret palæstinensiske demonstranter på Gaza, Vestbredden og i selve Israel.
 
Anne Alexander: Powerless in Gaza: the Palestinian Authority and the myth of the 'peace process'
International Socialism Journal nr. 89, dec 00 – side 33
Note: A new intifada shows the heroic capacity of the Palestinian masses. Its roots lie in the frustrations of the peace process that has led the PLO to police the settlement agreed with Israel. Anne Alexander describes the barbarity of the Israeli state, how the Palestinians arrived in this situation, and the limitations of the PLO's politics.
Alt. URL: Reds/Die Roten
 
Margit Johansen: Urolighederne i Mellemøsten: Massiv israelsk terror mod palæstinenserne
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 187, nov 00 – side 4
Note: Palæstinenserne slås for deres egen overlevelse, når de nu kaster med sten mod svært bevæbnede israelske soldater og bosættere. Mere end 150 palæstinensere er allerede dræbt og tusindvis er såret af dræbende israelske gummikugler.
 
Anders Schou: Fred i Mellemøsten kræver socialt oprør
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 187, nov 00 – side 9
Note: En reel løsning på palæstinensernes problemer kræver en ny arabisk venstrefløj.
Den arabiske venstrefløj er stalinistisk og har et nationalt perspektiv.
Anders Schou giver et bud på de udfordringer, som palæstinenserne står overfor.
 
Jakob Hansen: Hvorfor slås palæstinenserne for frihed?
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 187, nov 00 – side 9
Note: De sidste ugers uroligheder på Vestbredden, i Gaza samt inde i selve Israel, skyldes Israels optræden som rå besættelsesmagt og deres undertrykkelse af palæstinenserne gennem de sidste 52 år.
 
Margit Johansen: Arafat presset nedefra
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 184, aug 00 – side 5
Note: Arafat blev fejret som en helt, da han vendte hjem fra de sammenbrudte forhandlinger i Camp David.
 
Clare Fermont: Bookwatch: Palestine and the Middle East 'peace process'
International Socialism Journal nr. 72, sep 96 – side 113
 
Nina Holm Jensen: Palæstina: Undertrykkelse i nye uniformer
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 126, jan 96 – side 3
Note: Op til det første palæstinensiske selvstyrevalg er forholdene stadigvæk ikke blevet bedre for de fleste palæstinensere.
 
Margit Johansen: Israel: Ny apartheid i Palæstina
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 112, feb 95 – side 6
Note: Magthaverne presser på, for at Oslo-aftalen skal holde. Det er det palæstinensiske folk, der betaler prisen.
 
Margit Johansen: Palæstina: Ny stat – nye undertrykkere
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 110, dec 94 – side 6
Note: Palæstinenserne har kæmpet for at slippe af med Israels undertrykkelse. Nu overtager Arafat rollen som undertrykker.
 
Margit Johansen: Palæstina: Nye undertrykkere
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 109, nov 94 – side 6
Note: PLO og Arafats udemokratiske metoder, kaster de utilfredse palæstinensere i armene på de islamiske fundamentalister.
 
Margit Johansen: Hebron: Stop Israels terror
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 101, mar 94 – side 16
Note: Massakren på palæstinenserne i Hebron, var ikke en enkelt mands værk, men et resultat af en årelang undertrykkelse af palæstinenserne i Israel.
 
Margit Johansen: Palæstina: Voksende vrede
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 99, jan 94 – side 6
Note: Forhandlingerne mellem Israel og PLO løser ingen problemer. Imens vokser utilfredsheden med Arafat.
 
Ågot Berger: Palæstinenserne: Et folk uden land
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 38, mar 88 – side 3
Note: For første gang siden staten Israel blev oprettet i Palæstina i 1947, er det lykkedes at åbne verdensopinionens øjne for, at palæstinenserne er et folk uden land.
 
Phil Marshall: Palestinian nationalism and the Arab revolution
International Socialism Journal nr. 33, sep 86 – side 34
 
Hans Peter Lange + Jørn Andersen: Palæstinenserne – et folk uden land
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 21, aug 86 – side 6
Note: “Der findes ikke noget, der hedder palæstinensere... De eksisterer ikke,” sagde Golda Meir, israelsk premierminister, i 1969.
 
Ibrahim Ali: Survey: Palestine: Guerilla Organisations
International Socialism Journal (1st series) nr. 36, apr 69 – side 4
Note: On February 1st 1969 the new Palestine National Assembly was convened in Cairo to discuss means of unifying Palestinian guerilla activities. At a previous preliminary meeting Al Fatah was allocated thirty three seats, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine twelve, the Vanguards of the Popular Liberation War twelve, the PLO Executive eleven, the PLA five, the Palestine National Fund one, the Student, Trade Union and Women’s Federations three, and twenty eight independent members to be appointed by the guerilla organisations. The PFLP and the PLA delegations did not attend.
 
Jordan
Spreading revolt
Socialist Worker nr. 2238, feb 11 – side 2
Note: Tunisia – Egypt – Jordan – Yemen – Algeria – Saudi Arabia – Palestine – Morocco
 
Tunesien, Egypten ..: Protesterne spreder sig
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 306, feb 11 – side 10
Note: For første gang i årtier er det lykkedes et folkeligt oprør at vælte en diktator i den arabiske del af verdenen. Eksemplet fra Tunesien og senere fra Ægypten har spredt sig ud over Mellemøsten og Nordafrika. Det har givet mange en tro på at det er muligt at kæmpe imod undertrykkelsen.
 
Revolt spreads across the Middle East
Socialist Worker nr. 2237, feb 11 – side 5
Note: The battle for the future of the Tunisian revolution is continuing. + The overthrow of Ben Ali has inspired others across the Middle East to challenge their rulers.
 
Dictators everywhere are living in fear of Tunisian example
Socialist Worker nr. 2236, jan 11 – side 5
Note: Egypt – Jordan – Yemen – Algeria – Palestine – Albania
 
Diktatorer overalt lever i frygt for det tunesiske eksempel
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 305, jan 11 
Note: Den tunesiske revolution har givet selvtillid til mennesker overalt til at gå til modstand.
 
Jørn Andersen: Jordan: En tyran er død
Socialistisk Revy nr. 12, feb 99 – side 14
Note: Skulle man tro medierne, har verden lidt et stort tab ved den jordanske kong Husseins død.
 
Irak
Se også: Kurderne; Golfkrige; Irak-krig 2002-?
Ghayath Naisse: The “Islamic State” and the counter-revolution
International Socialism Journal nr. 147, jul 15 – side 75
Note: According to the world’s media outlets and major heads of state, a new threat has been looming over “world peace” since June 2014—the threat of ISIS. ISIS was presented as an imminent danger and, far from being constrained to the Arab world, it threatened the “national security” of Western and Eastern imperialist states.
 
Anne Alexander: ISIS and counter-revolution: towards a Marxist analysis
International Socialism Journal nr. 145, jan 15 – side 47
Note: Four years after the Arab revolutions of 2011 the hopes that the uprisings kindled seem to have been all but extinguished. Libya, Syria and Iraq present grim variations on the theme of “failed states”. Meanwhile, a United States-led military coalition of Western powers and their Arab allies is back in action in northern Iraq and Syria, justifying their intervention with the same “humanitarian” rhetoric that provided cover for the catastrophic occupation of Iraq after 2003.
 
Alex Callinicos: Analysis: Nemesis in Iraq
International Socialism Journal nr. 143, jul 14 – side 3
Note: To justify the March 2003 invasion of Iraq, George W Bush and Tony Blair argued that the country belonged under Saddam Hussein to an “axis of evil” of “failed states” (the others were Iran and North Korea) that were a danger to themselves and others. But if ever there was a failed state, it is the Iraqi regime that emerged from the occupation following the invasion, as the sudden fall of Mosul to a coalition of forces headed by the jihadis of ISIS in mid-June has shown.
 
Simon Assaf + Alistair W: Revolt keeps spreading throughout the region
Socialist Worker nr. 2240, feb 11 – side 5
Note: Following the overthrow of Ben Ali in Tunisia, and Hosni Mubarak in Egypt, all regimes in the Middle East—whether considered “friendly” or “hostile” by the West—have been challenged by the spreading revolutionary movement.
 
Simon Assaf: Fra Libyen og Bahrain til resten af regionen: Oprørene fortsætter med at sprede sig
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 306, feb 11 
Note: En storm af revolutioner, opstande og revolter fortsætter med at tordne gennem hele Mellemøsten. Dens hastighed og omfang kan gøre én forpustet.
 
Sami Ramadani: Brutality made in the USA
Socialist Worker nr. 2237, feb 11 – side 10
Note: Empty shell casings from munitions used by Mubarak’s security forces against protesters bear “Made in the USA” markings. This reminds me of the role a former US administration played in crushing another great uprising in 1991.
 
Jonathan Maunder: Babylon: Myth and Reality
Socialist Worker nr. 2130, dec 08 – side 11
Note: Jonathan Maunder explores a new exhibition about the city of Babylon’s continuing relevance
 
Iraq: Basra rises against wage cuts
Socialist Worker nr. 2126, nov 08 – side 3
Note: Thousands of Iraqi workers took to the streets of Basra on 27 October in a protest at massive cuts in salaries demanded by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
 
Government ban on Iraq oil workers' union withdrawn (online only)
Socialist Worker nr. 2112, aug 08 – side 51
Note: The Iraqi government has withdrawn an order banning eight key union organisers belonging to the powerful Iraqi Federation of Oil Unions (IFOU).
 
Anne Alexander: Reviews – Books: Patrick Cockburn: Muqtada al-Sadr and the Fall of Iraq
Socialist Review nr. 325, maj 08 – side 26
Note: "The most dangerous man in Iraq" is how Newsweek described Muqtada al-Sadr in December 2006. The young Shia cleric has certainly been cast in many contradictory roles. Is he a leader of Iraqi Arab resistance to the US occupation, or a tool of Iran? A commander of sectarian death squads or a force for Iraqi unity?
 
Anne Alexander: Review: Iraq's women: more than victims
International Socialism Journal nr. 116, okt 07 – side 185
Note: Nadje Al-Ali, Iraqi Women: Untold Stories from 1948 to the Present (Zed Books, 2007), £14.99
 
Iraq occupation uses Saddam’s law to ban oil union
Socialist Worker nr. 2063, aug 07 – side 7
Note: The pro-US Iraqi government has outlawed the country’s oil workers’ union under a law passed during the regime of Saddam Hussein.
 
Simon Assaf: Resisting the plans to control Iraq’s oil
Socialist Worker nr. 2060, jul 07 – side 6
Note: Iraqi union leader Hassan Jumaa Awad recently visited Britain to raise awareness of the US’s attempts to grab hold of his country’s oil resources
 
Anne Ashford: Iraq: Filmmaking under occupation
Socialist Review nr. 308, jul 06 – side 19
Note: Maysoon Pachachi interview
 
Iraq will join global anti-war protest
Socialist Worker nr. 1989, feb 06 – side 1
Note: The people of Basra and Baghdad will be joining next month’s global protest against the US and British occupation of Iraq.
 
Mikkel Birk Jespersen: Irak tre måneder efter valget: Fortsat modstand og problemer for USA
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 242, apr 05 – side 8
Note: Hverken valget den 30. januar eller den efterfølgende sammensætning af en ny regering i Irak har løst de problemer, USA har med at holde landet besat.
 
Michael Paris: Iraq: A Deadly Action Replay
Socialist Review nr. 287, jul 04 – side 29
Note: Events in Iraq today are familiar, argues Michael Paris, if we look at the country’s past.
 
Alan Maass: Amerikansk fagforeningsdelegation i Irak: En ny irakisk arbejderbevægelse fødes
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 221, nov 03 – side 5
Note: “Det, jeg synes var virkelig opmuntrende var, hvordan arbejdere, selv under de værst tænkelige forhold, omgående begyndte at organisere sig.”
 
Sabby Sagall: Iraq: The Lost Tradition
Socialist Review nr. 276, jul 03 – side 20
Note: There is a rich history of workers' struggles in Iraq.
 
Anne Alexander: Daring for victory: Iraq in revolution 1946-1959
International Socialism Journal nr. 99, jun 03 – side 83
Note: The Iraqi people are portrayed on our TV screens as victims-first of Saddam Hussein, then of US and UK bombs. Anne Alexander reveals the mass movements that shook Iraq in the 1940s and 1950s, when millions of workers and peasants rose up against imperialism.
 
Søren I. Jansen: Irak og Vesten: En kort historisk tidslinie
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 208, nov 02 – side 10
Note: Imperialismens udnyttelse og påvirkning af Irak frem til golfkrigen.
 
Lindsey German: A year of war: Bush and Blair's war plans
Socialist Review nr. 266, sep 02 – side 10
Note: The 'war on terror' was meant to bring peace. Instead we are on the edge of much greater war with Iraq
 
Hvor farlig er Saddam?
Socialistisk Revy nr. 2, mar 98 – side 5
Note: I politikernes iver efter en ny Golfkrig fremstilles Iraks diktator Saddam Hussein som en trussel mod verdensfreden. Men hvor farlig er Saddam egentlig?
 
Iran
Se også: Kurderne; Golfkrige
Peyman Jafari: Election result revives hope in Iran
Socialist Worker nr. 2358, jun 13 – side 8
Note: Millions of Iranians who yearn for justice and peace celebrated the spectacular victory of Hassan Rouhani in Iran’s presidential election. But warmongers in the West remain on a collision course.
 
Jack Farmer + Peyman Jafari: Making a stand with Iran's Green Movement
Socialist Review nr. 359, jun 11 – side 20
Note: In 2009 a mass movement was born in the streets of Iran, mobilising millions in opposition to the disputed re-election of President Ahmadinejad. Jack Farmer and Peyman Jafari spoke to author Hamid Dabashi about being an opponent of both the Iranian regime and Western imperialism.
 
Peyman Jafari: Crackdown in Iran could spark a new movement
Socialist Worker nr. 2241, mar 11 – side 2
Note: The revolutions in the Middle East have not only revealed the hypocrisy of Western governments—they have also demonstrated the double standards of Iran’s conservative leaders. While they have welcomed the protests outside Iran, they have stepped up the crackdown on their own pro-democracy opposition.
 
Viv Smith: Iran's revolution
Socialist Worker nr. 2240, feb 11 – side 10
Note: Iranian workers could have taken power when they overthrew their hated ruler, the Shah, in 1979 – but failings of the left helped to hand power to other forces.
 
Viv Smith: Iran’s protests show up the hypocrisy of the West
Socialist Worker nr. 2239, feb 11 – side 6
Note: Protests for change have erupted in Iran—and are facing government repression.
 
Morten Rasmussen: Oppositionen igen på gaden i Iran
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 294, jan 10 – side 9
Note: Den store oppositionsbevægelse, der voksede ud af sommerens store protestester mod præsidentvalget i Iran, er igen på gaden. Dette til trods for den massive og brutale undertrykkelse, bevægelsen oplevede i sommer, hvor politi og militser masseanholdte, tævede og skød demonstranter.
 
Nima Soltanzadeh: Iran's movement is back on the streets
Socialist Worker nr. 2183, jan 10 – side 4
Note: The opposition movement that emerged after Iran’s presidential election last June has defied the government clampdown by using official events to organise mass demonstrations.
 
Iran protests break out again
Socialist Worker nr. 2181, dec 09 – side 2
Note: Protests against June’s disputed Iranian election results broke out again this week. Police and pro-government militias attacked students and broke up the protests on Monday with teargas and rubber bullets as political unrest continues.
 
Peyman Jafari: Rupture and revolt in Iran
International Socialism Journal nr. 124, okt 09 – side 95
Note: The fallout from the presidential election on 12 June 2009 precipitated the biggest political crisis in Iran since the 1979 Revolution.
 
Still taking to the streets in Iran (online only)
Socialist Worker nr. 2161, jul 09 
Note: More than 100,000 people took to the streets of Tehran on Friday of last week in the biggest show of defiance since a crackdown on mass protests against elections widely thought to be rigged.
 
Simon Assaf: Iranian movement defies state repression
Socialist Worker nr. 2160, jul 09 – side 4
Note: Pro-democracy protests in Iran have continued despite a bloody crackdown by the authorities. A protest strike closed down the city of Saqez, in the Kurdistan province, some 150 miles north of the capital Tehran on Tuesday of last week.
 
Iran crackdown continues
Socialist Worker nr. 2159, jul 09 – side 4
Note: The Iranian authorities have continued their repression of the popular movement that burst onto the streets following disputed presidential elections.
 
Peyman Jafari: Iran's new rebellion
Socialist Review nr. 338, jul 09 – side 15
Note: Iranians have taken to the streets as the divisions in the ruling class have sharpened into open conflict.
 
Simon Assaf: Behind Iran’s rising
Socialist Worker nr. 2157, jun 09 – side 8
Note: The Iran that emerged after its long and bloody war with Iraq in 1988 was not one envisoned by those who rose to power after the overthrow of the Shah in 1979.
 
Who’s who in Iran
Socialist Worker nr. 2157, jun 09 – side 8
Note: Ayatollah Khomeini – Ali Khamenei – Mahmoud Ahmadinejad – Mohammad Khatami – Mir Hussein Mousavi – Hashemi Rafsanjani
 
Dominic Kavakeb: Protests bring a chance of change for Iran
Socialist Worker nr. 2157, jun 09 – side 9
Note: The Iranian revolution of 1979 was a mass popular uprising. Some 30 years on, the Iranian people are again out on the streets in their millions.
 
Naz Massoumi: Iran: A vital moment for the movement
Socialist Worker nr. 2157, jun 09 – side 9
Note: Events in Iran are at a pivotal moment. This is a struggle over the legacy of the 1979 revolution.
 
Simon Assaf: Iran repression: a regime in crisis
Socialist Worker nr. 2157, jun 09 – side 16
Note: Iran is in the grip of a popular rebellion, the like of which has not been seen since the 1979 revolution.
Alt. url: Dansk oversættelse
 
Simon Assaf: Workers’ action is key to the success of the Iranian movement
Socialist Worker nr. 2157, jun 09 – side 16
Note: The diversity of the movement in Iran reflects the different forces that have been drawn onto the streets.
Alt. url: Dansk oversættelse
 
Simon Assaf: Iran og Vestens hykleri
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 289, jun 09 – side 6
Note: Der hænger en dyb skygge over alle begivenheder i Mellemøsten. I Iran kalder man det „den sultne ulv“. Imperialismen har været en så ødelæggende og magtfuld kraft, at mange, med rette, mistænker den for at have en finger med i alt hvad der foregår.
 
Simon Assaf: Iran – et regime i krise
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 289, jun 09 – side 7
Note: Iran er midt i et folkeligt oprør, hvis lige ikke er set siden 1979-revolutionen. Det begyndte som en protest mod påstået valgsvindel, men er nu blevet en bevægelse, der åbenbarer de dybe modsætninger i det iranske samfund.
 
Simon Assaf: Arbejderklassen er nøglen til succes i Iran
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 289, jun 09 – side 7
Note: Forskelligheden i bevægelsen i Iran afspejler de forskellige kræfter, der er blevet trukket ud på gaden.
 
Folkemagt ryster Iran
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 289, jun 09 – side 8
Note: En ny folkelig magt fejer hen over Iran. I en af de største massedemonstrationer, siden den USA-støttede shah blev væltet i 1979, gik omkring en million mennesker på gaden i hovedstaden Teheran for at protesteret mod et valg, som mange mener der er svindlet med.
 
Iran: Løgn, forræderi og bestikkelse er en central del af systemet
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 289, jun 09 – side 8
Note: Iran er et land hærget af korruption. Almindelige mennesker er nødt til at betale bestikkelse til politifolk og statsansatte. Små forretningsfolk og handlende må betale heftige „bonuser“ til embedsmænd for at få kontrakter.
 
Stop the War om krisen i Iran
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 289, jun 09 – side 8
Note: Krisen, der udvikler sig i Iran, må ikke blive brugt som anledning til fornyet intervention fra USA’s eller Storbritanniens side i regionen eller til yderligere spændinger omkring Irans atomprogram.
 
Simin Mesgari: Iran: Undergrundsavisen „Khiaban“ („Gaden“): „Vi stoler på gaderne“
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 289, jun 09 – side 9
Note: Mousavi ved kun alt for godt, hvor dybt såret er. Han ved også, at hans grønne bandage kun er et førstehjælps-plaster på dette sår og ikke en kur.
 
Simon Assaf: Irans magthavere er splittede
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 289, jun 09 – side 9
Note: Valget i Iran og de masseprotester mod valgsvindel, der er fulgt efter det, har vist dybe splittelser i toppen af Irans herskende klasse.
 
People power rocks Iran
Socialist Worker nr. 2156, jun 09 – side 1
Note: There is a new popular power sweeping Iran. In one of the biggest mass demonstrations since the toppling of the US-backed Shah in 1979, some one million people descended onto the streets of the capital Tehran to protest at an election widely seen as rigged.
 
Simon Assaf: Iran: Rulers divided as anger bursts onto the streets
Socialist Worker nr. 2156, jun 09 – side 6
Note: The elections in Iran, and the mass protests against fraud that followed, have revealed the deep divisions at the heart of Iran’s ruling class.
 
Lies, treachery and bribes at the heart of the Iranian system
Socialist Worker nr. 2156, jun 09 – side 6
Note: Iran is a country ravaged by corruption. Ordinary people have to pay bribes for services to policemen and state officials.
 
Chris Bambery: Iran: State was born in revolution
Socialist Worker nr. 2156, jun 09 – side 6
Note: The Islamic Republic of Iran was created by a mighty, popular revolution 30 years ago that overthrew the Shah.
This despotic monarch came to power in 1953 in a coup organised by the CIA and British intelligence.
 
Jørgen Lund: Revolutionen i Iran 1979: 30 år efter
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 286, feb 09 – side 12
Note: Den islamiske republik Iran fejrer 30-året for revolutionen, der afskaffede det gamle monarki, shah-dømmet, på en pervers måde: ved en henrettelsesbølge i januar måned.
 
Naz Massoumi: Iran: From Shah to Ayatollah
Socialist Review nr. 333, feb 09 – side 20
Note: With the failure of the "war on terror" has come an emboldened, increasingly influential Iran. But as world leaders look for ways to exert their authority on the country, Naz Massoumi looks at Iran's revolutionary history and its repeated rejection of imperialism.
 
Simon Basketter: Iran’s 1979 revolution
Socialist Worker nr. 2135, jan 09 – side 13
Note: Thirty years ago Iran’s revolt struck a blow against US imperialism and showed the power of workers in the Middle East.
 
Simon Assaf: US troops have Iran in their sights
Socialist Worker nr. 2112, aug 08 – side 16
Note: The US is planning to send tens of thousands of troops to Iraq’s border with Iran in a move that threatens to escalate tensions across the Middle East.
 
Alys Zaerin: Reviews – Film: Persepolis (Directors: Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi)
Socialist Review nr. 325, maj 08 – side 33
Note: Persepolis is an animated adaptation of Marjane Satrapi's graphic novels which trails the writer's life growing up in Iran during the revolutionary 1970s and the war-torn 1980s.
 
Alex Callinicos: Growing signals of US threat to Iran
Socialist Worker nr. 2093, mar 08 – side 4
Note: Every anti-war activist should have a little gauge that measures, week by week, the risk of an attack by the US on Iran. Last week that gauge rose sharply.
 
Naz Massoumi + John Rees: Iranian activists appeal for an end to US threats
Socialist Worker nr. 2092, mar 08 – side 5
Note: Pro-reform movement journalist Isa Saharkhiz spoke to Naz Massoumi about the fight for democracy in Iran, while John Rees argues that only a strategy that puts the working class at the centre can bring liberation.
 
Naz Massoumi: Iran: Full interview with Isa Saharkhiz
Socialist Worker nr. 2092, mar 08 – side 5
Note: Isa Saharkhiz is a pro reform movement journalist and a political analyst in Iran. He is a member of the Association of Iranian Journalist (Syndicate) and a member of the Central Council of the Committee for Protect of Press Freedom. He is also a civil society and human rights activist.
 
Somalia, Lebanon, Iran: US ratchets up its global war
Socialist Worker nr. 2091, mar 08 – side 3
Note: The US is increasing its aggression against a number of countries as the “war on terror” spills over into new conflicts and tensions are heightened.
 
Dominic Kavakeb: Book review: Kasra Naji: Ahmadinejad
Socialist Review nr. 323, mar 08 – side 28
Note: Religious fundamentalist, anti-Semite, the new Hitler, tyrant, prophet, anti-imperialist are all descriptions that have been used to describe Iran's president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. In this biography journalist Kasra Naji aims to unravel the truth about Iran's controversial leader by examining his past and his rise to power.
 
Naz Massoumi + Lindsey German: The "War on Terror": Is Iran next?
Socialist Review nr. 320, dec 07 – side 10
Note: With two disastrous wars under their belt, the desperate neocons in the White House are pushing for one more throw of the blood stained dice. Lindsey German looks at their plans for another regime change, while Naz Massoumi writes about the consequences of a potential US attack.
 
Simon Assaf: USA forbereder sig på at angribe Iran
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 273, okt 07 – side 5
Note: USA planlægger en kæmpe propagandastorm for at gøde jorden for et kommende angreb på Iran.
 
Simon Assaf: US gearing up to attack Iran
Socialist Worker nr. 2067, sep 07 – side 16
Note: The US is planning a huge propaganda blitz to prepare the ground for a strike on Iran,
 
Alex Callinicos: Attacking Iran – this genie will not go back in its bottle
Socialist Worker nr. 2065, aug 07 – side 4
Note: George Bush’s administration continues to try to tighten its vice around the Islamic Republican regime in Iran.
 
Iranian trade unionist kidnapped (online only)
Socialist Worker nr. 2059, jul 07 
Note: Mansour Osanloo, the President of the Syndicate of Workers of the Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company (Sherkat-e Vahed) was kidnapped on 10 July in Tehran, Iran by unknown assailants.
 
Naz Massoumi: Review: Persian proletariat
International Socialism Journal nr. 115, jul 07 – side 210
Note: Andreas Malm and Shora Esmailian, Iran on the Brink: Rising Workers and Threats of War (Pluto, 2007), £17.99
 
Naz Massoumi: Iran: Teachers face repression
Socialist Worker nr. 2043, mar 07 – side 3
Note: Around 1,000 teachers were arrested in the Iranian capital Tehran on Wednesday of last week, as they gathered for what would have been their third protest outside Iran’s parliament in recent weeks.
 
Lene Junker: Nej til krig mod Iran
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 266, mar 07 – side 11
Note: I 2002 lancerede Bush sin kampagne mod “Ondskabens Akse”. Iran var en af flere såkaldte “slyngelstater”, som udgjorde en trussel mod USA og dets allierede. Siden da har USA forsøgt at opbygge en international alliance mod Iran. Det er ikke lykkedes – kun Israel støtter aktivt USA, og det forlyder, at Israel er ved at forberede sig på at kunne bombe Irans atomanlæg.
 
Naz Massoumi: Alternative Iran
Socialist Review nr. 313, jan 07 – side 24
Note: Stereotypes of Iranian society see a cowed population dominated by "mad mullahs". Naz Massoumi takes a look at new books which challenge the myths.
 
Peyman Jafari: Book Review: Beneath the Lies
Socialist Review nr. 308, jul 06 – side 28
Note: 'Iran Today', Dilip Hiro, Politico's £9.99
For those of us who are terrified by the prospect of a new war that would turn Iran into another Iraq, this book is a refreshing antidote to the simplistic view of Iranian politics and society pictured in the mainstream.
 
Nels Peter Mortensen: Stop krigen mod Iran – før den starter
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 254, apr 06 – side 6
Note: USA og Storbritannien er på tærsklen til at starte en ny krig i Mellemøsten, på et endnu svagere grundlag, end krigen mod Irak.
 
Naz Massoumi: Bush’s hypocrisy over Iranian nuclear plans
Socialist Worker nr. 1987, feb 06 
Note: The anti-war movement must resist attempts by US warmongers to ratchet up the pressure on Iran over its nuclear programme, writes Naz Massoumi.
 
The drive for real democracy in the Middle East
Socialist Worker nr. 1962, aug 05 – side 8
Note: Leading economist Samir Amin joined activists to discuss the struggle for democracy in the Middle East at Marxism 2005. We reprint edited highlights of the meeting.
 
Elaheh Rostami Povey: Iran: Workers, women and the Islamic republic (Interview)
International Socialism Journal nr. 105, dec 04 – side 43
Note: Next on Bush's 'axis of evil' list is Iran. But what is life really like for workers and for women? Is it a near-totalitarian theocracy? Where did the new opposition movement come from and what do they stand for? Eleheh Rostami Povey answers these and many other questions in an interview that challenge widespread preconceptions.
 
Klaus B. Jensen: Iran: Oprør kan stoppe præstestyret og USA
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 216, jul 03 – side 10
Note: For tredje sommer i træk er iranske studenter gået til kamp mod det forhadte præstestyre.
 
Elaheh Rostami Povey: News Review: Iran: Next in Line for Regime Change?
Socialist Review nr. 276, jul 03 – side 4
Note: The student protests in Iran in June were part of the pro- democracy movement, involving secular and religious women, workers, student and the youth, which has been evolving since the early 1990s.
 
Mikkel Birk Jespersen: Iran 1979: Den tabte arbejderrevolution
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 215, jun 03 – side 9
Note: Overalt i Mellemøsten har USA’s krig mod Irak medført omfattende protester som også har rettet sig mod de lokale regimer. Millioner har demonstreret, studerende har strejket og der har været kampe med politiet. Dette rejser spørgsmålet om revolution i Mellemøsten – hvordan vil det komme til at foregå? Vil arbejderne kunne tage magten?
 
Poul Erik Kristensen: Uro i Iran
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 198, nov 01 – side 4
Note: Da Iran i slutningen af oktober tabte en VM-kvalifikationskamp i fodbold mod De Forenede Arabiske Emirater, udbrød der kæmpe-demonstrationer i Irans hovedstad, Teheran.
 
Jesper Høi Kanne: Iran: Vrede arbejdere og studenter i aktion
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 184, aug 00 – side 4
Note: Lørdag d. 8 juli var der massive protester i Teheran. Protesterne markerede 1 års dagen for de store demokratidemonstrationer.
 
Iran: Folkets valg
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 181, mar 00 – side 4
Note: Irans folk ønsker ændringer.
 
Margit Johansen: Iran: Studenter kæmper for demokrati
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 174, aug 99 – side 4
Note: Sidst i juli var der kæmpe studenterdemonstrationer i Iran. Demonstrationerne startede som en protest mod lukningen af en reformvenlig avis.
 
Ivajlo Holm-Jensen: Den iranske revolution (1978-79)
Socialistisk Revy nr. 13, mar 99 – side 19
Note: I forbindelse med tyveåret for Shahens fald i Iran beskriver Ivajlo Holm-Jensen, hvordan det undertrykkende Shah-regime blev væltet af en arbejderrevolution og hvad, der kunne have været gjort for at undgå Khomeinis kontrarevolution.
 
Iran 1999 – regimet ved en korsvej
Socialistisk Revy nr. 13, mar 99 – side 21
Note: De nyligt afholdte lokalvalg i Iran var et klart nederlag for landets religiøse ledere. Optællinger, som endnu ikke er offentliggjort, tyder på, at tilhængere af den moderate præsident Khatami har vundet flertal over det meste af landet.
 
Kæmpe nederlag til Irans præstestyre
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 160, jun 97 – side 3
Note: Irans præstestyre var lammet over Mohammad Khatamis jordskredssejr ved præsidentvalget.
 
A class divided (Iran; interview Farhang Tabrizi)
Socialist Review nr. 118, mar 89 – side 12
Note: Ayatollah Khomeini's call to Salman Rushdie highlights the pressures on the Iranian leader. As Iran comes to terms with the aftermath of the Gulf war a power struggle has developed inside the country. SWR talks to Farhang Tabrizi, an Iranian revolutionary, about the tensions inside Iran.
 
Carsten Lorenzen: Fra shahens fald til Khomeini
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 38, mar 88 – side 7
Note: Den borgerlige presse fremstiller altid den Iranske revolution udelukkende som en Islamisk revolution med Khomeini og det reaktionære præsteskab i spidsen. Intet er mere forkert. Den Iranske revolution i 1979 var en folkelig revolution, hvor arbejderklassen spillede en afgørende rolle i Shahens fald.
 
Kaveh Payman: Brev fra Iran: Krigstræthed og øget modstand
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 11, aug 85 – side 1
Note: Uden advarsel går lyset pludselig ud, radioen annoncerer alarm. Håbløst utilstrækkeligt anti-luftskyts starter sin alarm og familier begiver sig på vej til »sikkerhedsrummene« – under trapper, i kældre, under køkkenborde.
 
Miriam Pouya + Phil Marshall: Mod kapital, Khomeini og koran
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 11, aug 85 – side 6
Note: Religiøse fanatikere eller flygtninge – sådan kender den danske presse iranerne.
Men Iran er som alle andre lande et klassesamfund, hvor kapitalisterne trives på arbejderklassens bekostning. Efter revolutionen tog det islamiske præsteskab i samarbejde med borgerskabet magten, men arbejderklassen er nu på vej tilbage på den politiske arena.
 
Ahmad Darvish: Iran: Shaking up the regime
Socialist Review nr. 4, jul 78 – side 6
Note: For just under nine months now the regime in Iran has had to face the most widespread and determined campaign against it for fifteen years.
 
Kuwait
Public sector strikes hit Kuwait
Socialist Worker nr. 2274, okt 11 – side 3
Note: A strike wave is shaking the regime in the oil-rich Gulf State of Kuwait.
 
Simon Assaf + Alistair W: Revolt keeps spreading throughout the region
Socialist Worker nr. 2240, feb 11 – side 5
Note: Following the overthrow of Ben Ali in Tunisia, and Hosni Mubarak in Egypt, all regimes in the Middle East—whether considered “friendly” or “hostile” by the West—have been challenged by the spreading revolutionary movement.
 
Saudiarabien
Women in Saudi Arabia find a vehicle for freedom
Socialist Worker nr. 2257, jun 11 – side 6
Note: A campaign in Saudi Arabia to break the ban on women drivers began on Friday of last week.
 
Simon Assaf + Alistair W: Revolt keeps spreading throughout the region
Socialist Worker nr. 2240, feb 11 – side 5
Note: Following the overthrow of Ben Ali in Tunisia, and Hosni Mubarak in Egypt, all regimes in the Middle East—whether considered “friendly” or “hostile” by the West—have been challenged by the spreading revolutionary movement.
 
Thousands of workers strike in Saudi Arabia
Socialist Worker nr. 2240, feb 11 
Note: Saudi Arabia is now being rocked by strikes as the mood of resistance spreads across the region. A socialist in Saudi Arabia reports on how struggles in the Middle East are even spreading to the most vicious dictatorship, which is sponsored by the US.
 
Tusinder af arbejdere strejker i Saudi-Arabien
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 306, feb 11 
Note: Saudi-Arabien bliver nu rystet af strejker, mens stemningen af modstand breder sig i hele regionen. En socialist i Saudi-Arabien rapporter om, hvordan kampene i Mellemøsten endda breder sig til det mest ondskabsfulde diktatur, som er støttet af USA.
 
Simon Assaf: Fra Libyen og Bahrain til resten af regionen: Oprørene fortsætter med at sprede sig
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 306, feb 11 
Note: En storm af revolutioner, opstande og revolter fortsætter med at tordne gennem hele Mellemøsten. Dens hastighed og omfang kan gøre én forpustet.
 
Spreading revolt
Socialist Worker nr. 2238, feb 11 – side 2
Note: Tunisia – Egypt – Jordan – Yemen – Algeria – Saudi Arabia – Palestine – Morocco
 
Clare Fermont: The desert dictatorship (Saudi Arabia)
Socialist Review nr. 258, dec 01 – side 17
Note: The Saudi regime is staggering from crisis to crisis. Clare Fermont argues that this causes huge problems for the west and oil interests which created this monster
 
Yemen
Yemen’s premier says he’ll quit
Socialist Worker nr. 2273, okt 11 – side 13
Note: The Yemeni opposition movement is rightly suspicious of claims made by president Ali Abdullah Saleh on state television last Saturday.
 
Rasmus Holmegaard: Optrapning af konflikten i Yemen
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 313, okt 11 – side 11
Note: Den 30. september blev den islamistiske leder Anwar al Awlaki dræbt under et angreb fra et amerikansk dronefly.
 
Ken Olende + Tim Nelson: Yemen’s dictator runs from revolt
Socialist Worker nr. 2255, jun 11 – side 16
Note: Huge crowds celebrated on the streets of Yemen last Sunday after president Ali Abdullah Saleh fled to Saudi Arabia—saying he needed medical treatment.
 
Arab uprisings round-up
Socialist Worker nr. 2254, jun 11 – side 16
Note: The wave of uprisings inspired by the Tunisian and Egyptian revolutions is continuing across the Arab world.
 
Abubakr al-Shamahi: Mass protests build the resistance in Yemen
Socialist Worker nr. 2252, maj 11 
Note: As mass anti-government demonstrations in Yemen entered their fourth month the Supreme Coordination Council of the Revolution—a coalition of nearly 300 pro-democracy groups—announced their plans to escalate the protests.
 
Tim Nelson: Book review: Noel Brehony: Yemen Divided
Socialist Review nr. 359, jun 11 – side 29
Note: This book focuses on the history of the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen (PDRY), or Southern Yemen, which was an independent state from 1967 to 1990. Noel Brehony, who was a diplomat stationed in the country, aims to provide an account of the politics of the PDRY and the events that led to its unification with the north.
 
Yemen: Saleh hangs onto power
Socialist Worker nr. 2251, maj 11 – side 4
Note: Yemen’s dictator Ali Abdullah Saleh has reneged on a promise to step down. But thousands of people are still on the streets in the capital Sanaa.
 
Tim Nelson: Yemen: protests stay on the streets
Socialist Worker nr. 2249, apr 11 – side 10
Note: President Ali Saleh, who has ruled Yemen for 32 years, announced last Saturday that he intended to stand down in 30 days.
 
International round-up of revolt
Socialist Worker nr. 2248, apr 11 – side 6
Note: Yemen – Syria – Bahrain
 
Simon Assaf + Alistair W: Revolt keeps spreading throughout the region
Socialist Worker nr. 2240, feb 11 – side 5
Note: Following the overthrow of Ben Ali in Tunisia, and Hosni Mubarak in Egypt, all regimes in the Middle East—whether considered “friendly” or “hostile” by the West—have been challenged by the spreading revolutionary movement.
 
Tim Nelson: Yemen's dictator is on the ropes
Socialist Worker nr. 2240, feb 11 – side 5
Note: The Yemeni people have taken to the streets, calling for the resignation of the dictator Ali Abdullah Saleh.
 
Siân Ruddick: Middle East round-up: ‘The gates to our freedom have been opened’
Socialist Worker nr. 2239, feb 11 – side 6
Note: Since Tunisia’s revolution began in December, people across North Africa and the Middle East have risen up against their regimes. They are inspired by Tunisia and Egypt, where two dictators were toppled in the last few weeks.
Algeria – Bahrain – Yemen – Palestine
 
Spreading revolt
Socialist Worker nr. 2238, feb 11 – side 2
Note: Tunisia – Egypt – Jordan – Yemen – Algeria – Saudi Arabia – Palestine – Morocco
 
Tunesien, Egypten ..: Protesterne spreder sig
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 306, feb 11 – side 10
Note: For første gang i årtier er det lykkedes et folkeligt oprør at vælte en diktator i den arabiske del af verdenen. Eksemplet fra Tunesien og senere fra Ægypten har spredt sig ud over Mellemøsten og Nordafrika. Det har givet mange en tro på at det er muligt at kæmpe imod undertrykkelsen.
 
Dictators everywhere are living in fear of Tunisian example
Socialist Worker nr. 2236, jan 11 – side 5
Note: Egypt – Jordan – Yemen – Algeria – Palestine – Albania
 
Diktatorer overalt lever i frygt for det tunesiske eksempel
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 305, jan 11 
Note: Den tunesiske revolution har givet selvtillid til mennesker overalt til at gå til modstand.
 
John Newsinger: Britain’s dirty war in Aden
Socialist Worker nr. 2184, jan 10 – side 8
Note: British forces killed hundreds in their war for the port of Aden, in today’s South Yemen. Western interference continues today causing bloodshed and division as Yemen becomes the new front in the ‘war on terror’.
 
Siân Ruddick: Interview: ‘US tactics in Yemen play into the hands of Al Qaida’
Socialist Worker nr. 2184, jan 10 – side 9
Note: Abdul Razak was born in South Yemen and came to Britain 20 years ago after his father moved to Sheffield to work in the steel industry. He teaches English for Speakers of Other Languages (Esol) and IT and is a member of the National Board of South Yemen in Britain – an organisation that calls for independence and self-determination for South Yemen.
He spoke to Siân Ruddick about the history of Western interference in the country, the role of Al Qaida and government corruption.
 
Siân Ruddick: Yemen is latest target in US war
Socialist Worker nr. 2183, jan 10 – side 16
Note: Yemen has become the latest “rogue state” to be targeted in the US-led “war on terror”.
 
Yemen: How Western imperialism has shaped this war-torn country
Socialist Worker nr. 2183, jan 10 – side 16
Note: Yemen has been ripped apart by decades of war waged by British colonialism, US imperialism and the Western powers’ proxy forces in the region.
 
Simon Assaf: Conflict in Yemen was caused by imperialism
Socialist Worker nr. 2182, dec 09 – side 9
Note: A vicious little war has broken out in the Middle East, along Saudi Arabia’s border with Yemen.
 
Laurie Flynn: Review: Road to Revolution
International Socialism Journal (1st series) nr. 37, jun 69 – side 39
Note: Review: Paul Nizan, Aden Arabie, Monthly Review Press, 50s
 
Aden
John Newsinger: Review: An episode from the end of empire
International Socialism Journal nr. 144, okt 14 – side 203
Note: Aaron Edwards, Mad Mitch’s Tribal Law: Aden and the End of Empire (Mainstream Publishing, 2014), £20
On 3 July 1967 the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, under the command of Colonel Colin “Mad” Mitchell, reoccupied the town of Crater in Aden. The town had been in the hands of the insurgent National Liberation Front since the mutiny and uprising of 20 June that had left 22 British soldiers dead and 31 wounded.
 
Simon Assaf: Fra Libyen og Bahrain til resten af regionen: Oprørene fortsætter med at sprede sig
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 306, feb 11 
Note: En storm af revolutioner, opstande og revolter fortsætter med at tordne gennem hele Mellemøsten. Dens hastighed og omfang kan gøre én forpustet.
 
Qatar
Revolt spreads across the Middle East
Socialist Worker nr. 2237, feb 11 – side 5
Note: The battle for the future of the Tunisian revolution is continuing. + The overthrow of Ben Ali has inspired others across the Middle East to challenge their rulers.
 
Forenede Arabiske Emirater
Tim Sanders: Cartoon: Unlikely, but ...
Socialist Worker nr. 2180, dec 09 – side 2
 
Simon Assaf: Dubai: free market monument wavers
Socialist Worker nr. 2132, dec 08 – side 3
Note: It was dubbed the sparkling jewel of the Persian Gulf – and held up as proof of the wonders of the free market. When the credit crisis broke in September, Dubai’s rulers, leading economists and the financial press gloated about how the Gulf kingdom would buck the trend.
 
Simon Assaf: Strike wave rocks the UAE’s dictators
Socialist Worker nr. 2075, nov 07 – side 4
Note: A new mood of militancy by migrant construction workers has emerged in the UAE, democracy activist Issam Hambouz tells Simon Assaf.
 
Bahrain
Bahrain: Queen’s invite to dictator
Socialist Worker nr. 2298, apr 12 – side 3
Note: The queen has invited the king of Bahrain to her Jubilee jamboree.
 
Outcry over Bahrain medics forces a shift
Socialist Worker nr. 2273, okt 11 – side 13
Note: The Bahraini government announced last week that medical staff threatened with 15 years in prison will now be tried by a civilian court.
 
Bahrain regime targets students
Socialist Worker nr. 2253, maj 11 – side 2
Note: Several Bahraini people living in Britain are being forced to sign documents pledging their loyalty to the king of Bahrain and promising not to protest.
 
Dominic Kavakeb: What's changed in Bahrain?
Socialist Worker nr. 2251, maj 11 – side 16
Note: The King of Bahrain has announced that the state of emergency imposed in March will end by the start of June. But after three months of anti-government protests, in which at least 31 people have been killed, many see this as an attempt to portray the country as returning to “normal”.
 
Dominic Kavakeb: Bahrainis take torture evidence to UN
Socialist Worker nr. 2250, maj 11 
Note: The International Criminal Court (ICC) will decide this week as to whether it plans to accept a case of war crimes against Bahrain’s government. A group of Bahrainis living in Britain, with a team of international lawyers, travelled to The Hague last week to present their report to the prosecutor.
 
Bahrain: royals will be put in the dock
Socialist Worker nr. 2250, maj 11 – side 2
Note: Bahraini citizens living in Britain are set to take their case against the Gulf state’s royal family to court this week.
 
Siân Ruddick: New attack on Bahrainis in Britain
Socialist Worker nr. 2249, apr 11 – side 24
Note: Seven young Bahraini citizens training to be commercial pilots in Britain have been ordered to return to their home country and present themselves to the government’s Gulf Aviation Authority (GAA).
 
International round-up of revolt
Socialist Worker nr. 2248, apr 11 – side 6
Note: Yemen – Syria – Bahrain
 
Siân Ruddick: Exclusive: Bahrainian government targets family members of pro-democracy campaigners in Britain
Socialist Worker nr. 2244, mar 11 
Note: At 2.20 yesterday morning, Bahraini and Saudi forces raided 20-year old Sayed Mahmood Shuber’s home in Jidali in Bahrain. They pointed guns at the heads of his family and abducted him. They beat him. He has now disappeared.
 
Viv Smith: Bahrain: Protesters fight back as Saudi soldiers try to put down uprising
Socialist Worker nr. 2243, mar 11 – side 16
Note: Some 1,000 Peninsula Shield Force soldiers entered Bahrain from Saudi Arabia on Monday. The mainly Sunni troops were invited in by the US backed Bahraini monarchy—to smash the revolt taking place against the ruling Sunni royal family.
 
Siân Ruddick: Bahrain: King desperate to cling to power as protests escalate
Socialist Worker nr. 2240, feb 11 – side 2
Note: What began on 14 February as demonstrations for small reforms has blossomed into a mass uprising demanding the fall of the monarchy.
 
Royals are all in it together
Socialist Worker nr. 2240, feb 11 – side 2
Note: Most ordinary people, after watching the bloody scenes on their TV screens this week, would want as much distance between themselves and the king of Bahrain as possible. – Not Britain’s royal family though.
 
Tory spin firm for Bahrain's king
Socialist Worker nr. 2240, feb 11 – side 2
Note: In between attempts to gun down protesters, the king of Bahrain has employed the international public relations firm Bell Pottinger to manage the country’s image.
 
Siân Ruddick: Bahrain: a history of repression
Socialist Worker nr. 2240, feb 11 – side 4
Note: The small island state of Bahrain is being rocked by an uprising. The Shia majority, joined by liberal and radical Sunnis, are protesting against political exclusion and repression by the state, which is ruled by a Sunni royal family.
 
Simon Assaf: Fra Libyen og Bahrain til resten af regionen: Oprørene fortsætter med at sprede sig
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 306, feb 11 
Note: En storm af revolutioner, opstande og revolter fortsætter med at tordne gennem hele Mellemøsten. Dens hastighed og omfang kan gøre én forpustet.
 
Siân Ruddick: Middle East round-up: ‘The gates to our freedom have been opened’
Socialist Worker nr. 2239, feb 11 – side 6
Note: Since Tunisia’s revolution began in December, people across North Africa and the Middle East have risen up against their regimes. They are inspired by Tunisia and Egypt, where two dictators were toppled in the last few weeks.
Algeria – Bahrain – Yemen – Palestine
 
Tunesien, Egypten ..: Protesterne spreder sig
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 306, feb 11 – side 10
Note: For første gang i årtier er det lykkedes et folkeligt oprør at vælte en diktator i den arabiske del af verdenen. Eksemplet fra Tunesien og senere fra Ægypten har spredt sig ud over Mellemøsten og Nordafrika. Det har givet mange en tro på at det er muligt at kæmpe imod undertrykkelsen.
 
Bahrain builders down their tools
Socialist Worker nr. 2089, feb 08 – side 2
Note: A wave of strikes and occupations is sweeping the Gulf state of Bahrain. In the latest strike construction workers downed tools and refused to leave their labour camp.
 
Cairo-konference 2002-
Se også: Egypten
Anne Alexander: Cairo Conference: Delegates meet amidst strike wave
Socialist Worker nr. 2095, apr 08 – side 16
Note: Hundreds of delegates to the sixth Cairo Conference against globalisation and imperialism met this week amid a growing movement for social justice in Egypt.
 
Jørn Andersen: Indtryk fra den 4. Cairo-konference: Hamas-sejr, Irak-modstand og kamp mod diktatur og privatiseringer
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 254, apr 06 – side 5
Note: Siden december 2002 er Cairo-konferencerne blevet et vigtigt mødested for modstandere af krig og besættelse i Irak, Palæstina og Ægypten og den internationale anti-krigs-bevægelse. Især de seneste to år båndene blevet styrket. Der diskuteres ikke kun modstand mod krig og imperialisme, men også kampen for demokrati i Mellemøsten.
 
Jørn Andersen: Ægypten: Studerende kæmper for deres organisationer
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 254, apr 06 – side 5
Note: På Cairo-konferencen var der også et møde for studenter. Jeres udsendte var desværre nødt til at nå et fly inden mødet, men vi har fået en rapport fra Anas, en studerende fra „Det Muslimske Broderskabs Studenter“.
 
Jørn Andersen: Toronto, Canada: Socialister og muslimer i fælles protest mod Muhammed-tegninger
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 254, apr 06 – side 5
Note: Den 11. februar demonstrerede omkring 5.000 mennesker foran det danske konsulat i Toronto, Canada, mod Jyllands-Postens Muhammed-tegninger.
 
Peter M. Johansen: Cairo-konferencen: For Mellemøsten – Mod USA
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 241, apr 05 – side 6
Note: Cairo: Modstanden mod Bush-administrationens „Greater Middle East Initiative“ kræver radikale ændringer, som USA vil modsætte sig, fastslår "Cairo-konferencen mod besættelsen af Palæstina og Irak".
 
Peter M. Johansen: Cairo-konferencen: 1975, 1989, 11.9 (John Rees, Stop the War Coalition, UK)
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 241, apr 05 – side 6
Note: Stop the War Coalition var dybt involveret i arrangementet af Cairo-konferencen, og bidrog til at styrke det europæiske indslag blandt deltagerne. 19. marts mobiliserede de 150.000 mennesker i London mod krigen i Irak, et opløftende resultat, ifølge John Rees fra Stop the War Coalition.
 
Cairo-konferencen: Cairo kalder
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 241, apr 05 – side 7
Note: Den tredje Cairo-konference for den internationale kampagne mod USA og zionistisk besættelse af Irak og Palæstina fremlagde en sluterklæring, hvor begivenhederne siden den forrige konference i december 2002 blev opsummeret.
 
Den tredje Cairo-konference: Forandringens vinde blæser i Mellemøsten
Socialistisk Arbejderavis nr. 240, mar 05 – side 10
Note: I Påsken fra d.24-27.marts afholdes den tredje Cairo-konferencen i Cairo, Ægypten. Cairo-konferencen er mellemøstens svar på World Social Forum og Europas Sociale Forum – for første gang med dansk deltagelse.
 
John Rees: Cairo calling: The Cairo Declaration
International Socialism Journal nr. 98, mar 03 – side 23
Note: The International Campaign Against US Aggression on Iraq was launched at a historic conference in Cairo last December. The Cairo Declaration, reprinted here, was issued as a statement of aims and has attracted considerable support from all over the globe.
 

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