Middle East

Generations of Struggle: Interview with an Iranian Anarchist (2005)

The original introduction for this interview opened with the telling words “there is a high probability that the current path of imperialist geo-politics in the Middle East will eventually lead the United States into open conflict with Iran” and then advised us that “basic internationalism compels us toward a better understanding of this country and […]

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“The Greatest Purveyor of Violence”: Black Rose Statement on U.S. Aggression Against Iran

Statement by members of Black Rose/Rosa Negra Anarchist Federation “The greatest purveyor of violence in the world: my own government.” -MLK Black Rose Anarchist Federation / Federación Anarquista Rosa Negra unequivocally condemns the U.S. assassination of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani in Iraq. This is a provocation and an act of imperialist aggression that adds to […]

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Between Erdogan and Rojava: Interview with Devrimci Anarşist Faaliyet (DAF) in Turkey

As political repression continues to increase in Turkey amidst a widespread economic crisis, the current situation under the autocratic Erdogan regime has important implications for the current in Rojava as well as the ongoing Syrian conflict. We republish this interview with Turkey-based anarchist organization Devrimci Anarşist Faaliyet (DAF) [@DAFaaliyet]  from October 2018 to give insight into the […]

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Omar Aziz, “Abu Kamel,” 1949-2013: Biography, Readings, Quotes

A short biography of the contemporary Syrian anarchist, Omar Aziz, also known as “Abu Kamel.” This short biographical essay is followed by links to Aziz’s writings, further sources on Syria and quotes. Read more biographies of anarchist figures here.  Omar Aziz By Javier Sethness Born on February 18, 1949 in Al-Amara, Damascus, Syria – Died […]

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Fresh Bread in Jordan

Here we share the exclusive reflections of a Jordanian anarchist on the ongoing popular mobilizations that have gripped Jordan beginning on May 30, 2018, as a response to tax-reform measures proposed by the State in accordance with International Monetary Fund (IMF) demands. By Mohammad Abdel Qader Alfar, Architect and Academic As soon as authority was […]

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Syrian War in Year 7: The Age of Cyber Warfare

We are reposting this critical analysis of the struggle over representation of the Syrian Revolution online which engages with pro-Assad and pro-Russia vantage points, as well as ‘neutral’ and pro-solidarity perspectives. This was originally published by the Alliance of Middle Eastern Socialists, 13 April 2018. By Anonymous We have now entered the 7th year of the […]

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