Africa & Middle East

End the blockade of Iran

On June 13, two tankers, the Japanese owned Kokuka Courageous and the Norwegian-owned Front Altair, were struck by explosions while sailing through the Gulf of Oman, close to the coast of Iran. The incident comes after attacks in May on two Saudi tankers, an Emirati vessel and a Norwegian tanker.

Alaa Salah leads a crowd of protesters in Sudan with chants of "Thawra!" - Revolution!
Africa & Middle East

A Mass People’s Revolution in Sudan

Sudan is in the midst of a truly amazing people’s revolution, in which women are playing a major role, alongside youth, trade unionists, and oppressed national minorities. Among the slogans were “Freedom, Peace and Justice” and “Just Fall”.

Protesters calling for the remaining members of the Algerian regime to step down.
Africa & Middle East

Algerian President Toppled, but Military Regime Remains

On 2 April, six weeks of mass demonstrations, culminating in a general strike, finally forced the resignation of Algeria’s 82 year-old president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika. The demands raised by the demonstrators have already moved on from the resignation of Bouteflika to the removal of the entire FLN regime.

Africa & Middle East

The Crisis in South Africa

By Jeremy Dewar MANY SCHOOLS, Labour councils and community groups will be celebrating Black History Month by re-telling the inspiring story of the anti-Apartheid struggle. And so they should. But, only to tell the story,

Africa & Middle East

Another Israeli massacre in Gaza

Israeli armed forces, firing indiscriminately on unarmed Palestinian demonstrators, men, women and children, have killed at least 16 and injured well over one hundred. As is usual in such cases, the US and British representatives

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Africa & Middle East

Libya’s silent, deadly suffering

By Jaqueline Singh WHILE within Fortress Europe right wing agitation and violence against refugees are on the increase, its external borders are increasingly impenetrable. People who flee from hunger, war, violence and exploitation are drowned