Iraq

In retaking Mosul YPG/J and the Guerrillas must be aware of the hidden agenda

This article is about retaking the city of Mosul that has been under control of Isis since 09/06/2014. At the moment the Iraqi government is in talk with KRG and US forces about making plan to liberate it. In my opinion this will be one of the bloodiest battle that could happen in Iraq since 2003 after the invasion. I believe there is a hidden agenda, when Isis is defeated, it will try to run away. The liberator forces may push them to withdraw towards Jazeea in Rojava. So it is necessary for YPG/J and the Guerrillas to change their tactic.

Timeline of direct action against the Iraq war, 2002-2004

Invasion of USAF Fairford, 2003

A timeline of direct action which took place against the second Gulf War in the UK and Ireland up to 2004, compiled at the time by the Anarchist Youth Network.

Does Anarchist Movement in Iraqi Kurdistan, Bashur, exist?

This article answers frequent questions that I was often asked in the meetings and the interviews . What I said here in regards to Iraqi Kurdistan in relation to anarchism and anarchists movement I have gained through my own experiences that growing up in that society and observing the situation closely too. There is no doubt that some of the Kurdish and none-kurdish comrades do not agree with me. However, I am very happy to have discussions, debates with them as long as these comrades refer to the facts and reality rather than some paragraphs , statements from this book and that book.

What sort of uprising do we need in Iraqi Kurdistan?

Zaher Baher discuss Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in Iraqi Kurdistan, its corruption, and the resistance of Iraqi Kurds to their political leaders.

The downing of Iran Air 655

A look at the shooting down of Iran Air 655, a commercial airline flight shot down by the US Navy killing all 290 people on board.

A look at Lockerbie: Iran Air Flight 655

The tragic story of the Lockerbie bombing begins in Iran, with the US downing of Iranian Air Flight 655 killing 290. Part 1 of a multi-part series.

Collateral damage in Syria and Iraq

Reported civilian and ‘friendly fire’ deaths from Coalition airstrikes 2015

Labour Movements and Opposition Groups in Saudi Arabia: 1950-1975

An article about the growth of the Saudi Labour movement and additional radical opposition groups, focussing on two strikes at the ARAMCO oil company in 1953 and 1956.

Islamic State cannot destroy the real idols of our time

This is an article which will be appearing in the ICC paper this month under their new section of 'readers contributions'. In it I deal with the question of the historical roots of Islam and compare the original movement of Mohammad with the present day movement of 'Jihadists' such as ISIS. It also deals in general with the problem of reification and its connection to the older concept of idolatry and its role in these social phenomena.

Dear Mr. Anarchist, You Aren’t Listening

Decolonize

A reply to "Dear Cheerleaders, we need to have a chat about imperialism" about libertarian communist dialogue and criticism in regards to the Rojava revolution and anti-imperialism.