Middle East

Who is profiting from Syria?

This is one of a series of articles written by Shoal Collective in the run-up to the DSEI arms fair. This one focuses on Syria, who is involved in the conflict, and who is arming them. It was originally published in The Region.

Image by Syrian artist Tammam Azzam

As all the world’s conflicts are played out in Syria, arms companies are making a killing.

DSEI will host Israeli government, military and defense industry representatives

Originally published on International Middle East Mdia Center

This September, the world’s largest arms fair will be held in London. The DSEI weapons exhibition will be hosting political and military delegations from around the world who will be shopping for drones, guns, missiles, tanks and ammunition from the thousands of arms companies who will be attending.

Rojava: the fraud of a non-existent social revolution

Cult of personality - portrait of Öcalan

Text from Mouvement Communiste and Kolektivně proti Kapitălu in response to recent myths propagated about the Rojava "revolution", with a detailed background about inter-imperial rivalries, the so-called "Kurdish question", national questions in general... To many leftists and anarchists, Rojava is a paradise on earth. We say: down with paradise!

The early Christian communists

Agape Feast

The early Christian Communities practiced communism, here's how we know.

Standing with Syrians: an open letter to an anti-imperialist

Eva is a real person who I have known since 2007, as described in this article. But in this text Eva also stands for many other people, whether outspoken or silent supporters of the Syrian regime and its allies. I will not re-post her photo here. In a world flooded with images, it is important to maintain our ability to imagine a moment.

Where the revolution is more likely to happen, in developed or nondeveloping countries?

People Assembly

There is no doubt that over the last couple of decades our movement has declined dramatically . Not only it is not achievable anymore, in fact it cannot maintain what had already achieved before. It is also very clear that Marx's theory is not the remedy for the current situation any longer. I believe it is extremely hard to expect that the revolution to take place in the advanced industrialized countries, at least not in the very near future.

This article puts forward the argument of possibility that the revolution could happen in the less or non-industrialized countries, before the advanced industrialized countries.

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Changing the name of Kurdistan Anarchist Forum to Kurdish-Speaking Anarchist Forum

Changing the name of Kurdistan Anarchist Forum to Kurdish-Speaking Anarchist Forum

On the Line Vol. 3, No. 1 (February-March 1980)

The Vol. 3, No. 1 (February-March 1980) issue of On The Line, the monthly newsletter of the New York based Libertarian Workers Group.

A historical look at attitudes to homosexuality in the Islamic world

Although it is very different now, Shoaib Daniyal recounts historical examples of tolerance of homosexuality in the Muslim world, prior to colonisation by the West.

Neither your war, nor your peace - Argelaga

A July 2016 editorial on contemporary Islamic terrorism, its origins as an ally of the West in the anti-Soviet war, and its effects on Western society, which, with its “frightened consumers” becoming “racist and xenophobic nationalists”, is “rapidly heading for fascism (a fascism without a führer, anonymous and bureaucratic, like our times)”, published in the Barcelona journal, Argelaga.