Month: February 2023

The Path from Alienation to Exploitation

Karl Marx’s critique of capitalism is still relevant today, as many of the issues he identified remain unresolved. In particular, Marx’s analysis of the exploitative nature of capitalism, in which workers are paid less than the value of their labor, and capitalists profit by appropriating the surplus value created by workers, remains a contentious issue.

Voices from the Front Lines: Stories of Resistance

On February 24th, it will have been one year since the Russian army’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, which has resulted in ongoing bloodshed that continues to shock us all. In light of this anniversary, it is critical to provide a platform for those who have been at the forefront of the conflict since its early days to speak directly to the public and share their experiences. This will help break the cycle of misinformation and fake news that has been allowed to proliferate.

The Middle East: An Epicenter of Arms Trade

As is to be expected, the arms and oil trades have become the lifeblood of the Middle East, with great powers like the United States, Russia, and China vying for a piece of the pie. Indeed, the lion’s share of arms exports to the region can be attributed to these very countries, their military equipment ranging from small arms to top-of-the-line fighter jets and missile defense systems. In fact, the United States alone accounts for a whopping 50% of all arms exports to the region in 2018.

Pushbacks and Human Rights Abuses:
A Critical Look at Strengthening EU Borders

The question of migration has been at the forefront of public discourse for many years. The migration of people from their countries of origin to other parts of the world has been a part of human history for as long as civilization has existed. However, the issue has taken on new urgency in the modern era, as a result of a variety of factors, including war, political instability, and climate change.

The Emergence of Islamic Reaction:
A Look at Iran’s Pre-Revolutionary Years

This text discusses the impact of the 1979 revolution in Iran on the country’s political, intellectual, and cultural space, as well as the transformation of the left in Iran. The revolution was a widespread and spontaneous movement driven by the demands and rights of the people, and was not the result of any specific political party or force. Tthe revolution had no relation to Islam and was anti-revolutionary, with the failure of the 1957 revolution due to the anti-revolutionary actions of the Iranian bourgeoisie and their Western supporters. The West, particularly the United States, could not tolerate the potential for the anti-Shah movement in Iran to evolve into a social revolution that could bring the left to power, leading them to appeal to the forces of the Islamic opposition.

The Slave Trade by Fuel of EU Policy

Refugees, particularly Eritreans, landing in Libya face a grim reality of trafficking, enslavement, and widespread abuse, including sexual violence, often to extort ransom payments from their families. Those who manage to escape from detention centers and reach the Mediterranean face the risk of interception and forced return to Libya or death at sea. These conclusions are drawn from research published in a book published on January, titled “ENSLAVED. Trapped and Trafficked in Digital Black Holes: Human Trafficking Trajectories to Libya”.

Migration, Capitalism, and Imperialism:
The Transnational Vision of C. L. R. James

C. L. R. James, also known as Cyril Lionel Robert James, was a Trinidadian-British Marxist theorist, historian, and cultural critic who made significant contributions to the study of colonialism, slavery, and the African diaspora. Born in 1901, James spent much of his life traveling and writing, and his ideas have had a lasting impact on the fields of history, sociology, and cultural studies. In this article, we will explore James’s thoughts on migration and its relationship to the broader themes of colonialism and globalization.

Uncovering the Truth;
The 1980s Purge of Iran’s Leftists

In the 1980s, following the Iranian Revolution, a wave of repression and violence was directed against leftist political opponents by the newly established Islamic Republic. This included the execution of many left-wing political prisoners, who were seen as threats to the new regime. The exact number of political prisoners executed during this time is unknown, but it is estimated that thousands were killed. The executions were carried out in a number of prisons across the country and were often accompanied by widespread torture and other forms of abuse.