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16 September 2020

Egypt: Support for al-Sisi dwindles as his regime increases repression

Popular support for Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's dictatorial regime is vanishing

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9 September 2020

Strike wave marks new stage in revival of Iranian workers' movement

Since the beginning of August, Iran has seen more and more workers from different sectors follow the example of the Haft Tappeh sugar cane workers who went on strike on 14 June

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2 September 2020

TV: Once Upon a Time in Iraq

No one could watch this five-part documentary series about the Iraq war and come away with the feeling that the war was anything but a catastrophe for the people of Iraq, the Middle East and humanity as a whole.

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2 September 2020

Mass protests in Israel demand Netanyahu's resignation

Every weekend evening, in Israel's biggest protest movement since 2011, angry protesters have besieged the official residence of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu demanding his resignation

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19 August 2020

Revolutionary mood in Lebanon following horrific explosion

In the face of daily furious protests on the streets, one by one Lebanon's government ministers resigned, until the whole cabinet resigned on 10 August

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22 July 2020

Iran: Renewed wave of protests and strikes

A brief attempt to intimidate the thousands of Haft Tappeh sugar cane workers who have been on strike since 14 June (see 'Haft Tappeh sugar cane factory workers return to strike action' on socialistworld.net) was pushed back

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22 July 2020

Israel: Nurses strike and win

Angry demonstrations have broken out all over Israel, composed of new young activists.

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27 May 2020

Economic collapse leads to renewed protests across Lebanon

After a pause for a little over a month with the Covid-19 lockdown, new protests have erupted as the situation for ordinary workers in Lebanon has become desperate, writes Iain Dalton, Socialist Party national committee.

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19 February 2020

Yemen's desperate civil war fuelled by imperialism and regional powers

Only unified, revolutionary movement of working class and poor can end the turmoil: The final article in our series on the Middle East

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12 February 2020

Lebanon - mass protests cut across sectarian division

In the following article - the fourth in a continuing series in the Socialist on countries in turmoil in the Middle East - Socialist Party national committee member Iain Dalton looks at the most recent protests shaking the political establishment in Lebanon

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5 February 2020

Israel/Palestine: Trump 'peace plan' promises further conflict

The recent 'deal' announced by US President Donald Trump and enthusiastically endorsed by Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was billed as a 'Middle East peace plan'. But as the Economist journal wrote: "As a blueprint for a two-state solution it was dead on arrival".

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5 February 2020

Syria: Assad regime consolidates power after brutal counterrevolution

Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad has succeeded, for now, in defeating the revolutionary uprising and subsequent armed rebellion that has swept over the country since the 'Arab Spring' of 2011.

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22 January 2020

Iraq - a brutal legacy of imperialist intervention

The Iraqi people have endured horrors from iron dictatorship to brutal imperialist occupation to dysfunctional and corrupt rule by local sectarian parties

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15 January 2020

London: Protesters return to oppose Middle East war

On 11 January, Stop the War called a second demonstration in central London after the recent attacks in Iraq and Iran.

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15 January 2020

Renewed protests shake Iranian leaders

A wave of anger over what is seen as the regime's lying and incompetence - after the tragic downing of a Ukrainian passenger jet - has sparked off a third round of mass protests in Iran in just over three years.

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8 January 2020

Suleimani's assassination - Middle East thrown into turmoil

Shockwaves went around the world at the news of Trump's decision to assassinate Suleimani

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8 January 2020

Trump attacks Iran - London protest: We need workers' action against war and austerity

Socialist Party members responded to the call to oppose Trump's drone strike on Iranian general Qasem Soleimani and the ratcheting up to war on Saturday 4 January.

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27 November 2019

Regime's fuel price rise sparks massive protests across Iran

Iran has been shaken by a new nationwide wave of anger and protests after a sudden overnight government announcement that imposed a 50% fuel price rise on the cost of fuel.

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30 October 2019

Mass protests rock the globe

Angry mass revolts have been erupting in many countries across the globe. On Friday 25 October, up to two million people demonstrated on the streets of Chile's capital Santiago.

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