nationalism

Attack on squats in Warsaw during nationalist demonstration

On November 11, 2013, two squats in the center of Warsaw were attacked by nationalists and fascists. The squatters resisted successfully. In their declaration the squatters' collectives explain not only the connection between increasing right wing militancy and the state policies of exploitation and discrimination, they also make clear that a struggle against fascism has to be a struggle of the expoited against capitalism itself.

Palestinian women and the national liberation movement: a social perspective - Hamida Kazi

Dalal al-Mughrabi, Palestinian nationalist militant.

A critical look at the relationship between women's struggle and national liberation, focusing particularly on the Palestinian national liberation movement and the involvement of women in it.

Comrades and Enemies: Arab and Jewish Workers in Palestine, 1906–1948 - Zachary Lockman

A .pdf of the seminal book by Zachary Lockman detailing a class history of Palestinian and Jewish workers in Palestine in the decades before the founding of the Israeli state.

National formation in the Arab region: a critique of Samir Amin - Mohammad Ja'far

Samir Amin.

Text criticising Samir Amin's view on the formation of Arab nations, analysing from a Marxist perspective the construction of Arab nationalism, Islam and the need for working class internationalism in the Middle-East.

Reply to Ja'far - Salim Tamari

Salim Tamari responds to Mohammed Ja'far's article on the PLO and the Palestinian national liberation movement.

Reaching beyond Palestinian Nationalism: Reply to Salim Tamari - Mohammad Ja'far

Mohammad Ja'far's criticism of the idea that the Palestinian Liberation Organisation (and Palestinian nationalism more generally) can bring genuine liberation to the Palestinian working class.

Patriotism and the worker - Gustave Herve

A pamphlet put out in 1912 by the IWW Publishing Bureau, consisting of Gustave Hervé's speech to the jury at his 1905 trial for “anti-militarist” activities. Hervé later became a nationalist and apparently a convert to fascism in France during the 1920s.

The origins and legacy of Kemalism - A. Ender

Statue of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.

Analysis on the role of Kemalism - a specific form of Turkish nationalism - in overseeing the transition from the Ottoman Empire to the Turkish Republic, demonstrating its reactionary nature in annexing Kurdistan and repressing its own working class.

In Chile, two kinds of terrorism - John Severino

An article examining how Chile's Anti-terrorism laws are being used to undermine dissent and resistance from student activists to indigenous communities in an attempt to reinforce the official National Identity.