Tag: imperialism

  • From Iran to Palestine: The Shared Path of Liberation and Feminist Resistance

    From Iran to Palestine:
    The Shared Path of Liberation and Feminist Resistance

    This discussion revolves around the challenges and advancements of the Women, Life, Freedom Movement in Iran, which is resisting oppressive measures by the regime, including gender oppression and increasing death sentences for protesters. The interview introduces a member of the Nasvan Revolutionary Committee, a secret women’s committee formed to address…

  • The Challenge of Anti-Fascism in Western Leftist Politics

    The Challenge of Anti-Fascism in Western Leftist Politics

    The left-wing, while diligently opposing fascism domestically by promoting anti-racism, often falters internationally, owing to the intertwining of nationalism and religious fervor. Trotsky’s “uneven and combined development” elucidates this by revealing how variegated political and economic stages breed both progressive and reactionary ideals globally. Additionally, leftist factions in countries like…

  • Zionism Reexamined: Beyond the Narrative

    Zionism Reexamined: Beyond the Narrative

    The establishment of Israel emerged from British imperial interests in the Middle East, Zionism, and various historical events, rather than being an eternal constant. Zionism began in the late 19th century as a secular movement in Eastern Europe and Russia, advocating for a Jewish nation as a refuge from persecution…

  • Political-Islam vs. Palestine: From Ambiguity to Clarity

    Political-Islam vs. Palestine:
    From Ambiguity to Clarity

    The current protests call the nations to a new social contract in the relations between them, which can potentially cause fundamental changes in the policies of the governments. This new contractualism requires governments to force Israel to accept international resolutions through the application of pressure (including the implementation of international…

  • Challenging the Discourse of Multipolarity

    Challenging the Discourse of Multipolarity

    Multipolarity is a concept that refers to a world in which there are multiple imperial cores instead of just one dominant power. The US lost its unipolar hegemonic status due to a combination of factors, including the war on terror, allowing other countries like China and Russia to gain prominence.…

  • The Middle East: An Epicenter of Arms Trade

    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…

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

    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…

  • The Middle East and the Road to Peace

    The Middle East and the Road to Peace

    In the Middle East, progressive political groups, including those on the left, right, seculars and radicals such as communists and anarchists, often face brutal suppression by authoritarian governments. At the same time, Islamist groups in the region also actively oppose and attack these progressive movements, using tactics such as assassination,…

  • Iran; from Democratic Revolution to Islamist Counterrevolution

    Iran; from Democratic Revolution to Islamist Counterrevolution

    If you are a true internationalist you should support struggles against capitalism and authoritarianism wherever they occur in the world. Maybe you have more leverage to support struggles against your own state, but regardless of that you should do your best at least to speak out against oppression.

  • Afghanistan; the land of conflicts

    Afghanistan; the land of conflicts

    chapter one Many sources have been used in writing this article, some of them historically significant. One of these sources is a long analytical article published by a political/labor collective in Iran. Its revolutionary historical and class analysis led me to use it to write this collection of essays. The…