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From the U.S. to Ukraine, crises and revolts call for philosophy

Revolution and counter-revolution contend now, while the prolonged global capitalist economic crisis refuses to end. The question arises: where is the needed banner of total uprooting of the system and creation of new human relations as the goal? This objective need is present in every struggle from outright revolution in the Middle East to movements in the U.S. Beset by attacks and contradictions, they have in turn sparked counter-revolutions. Continue reading

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Turkey, Syria and Iran at crossroads of world revolt

The mass protests in Turkey, the presidential election in Iran and, above all, the continuing struggle for the Syrian revolution express the depth of today’s social crisis. These crises are interpenetrated and inseparable. The stakes are high. Continue reading

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Rape and lies in Syria

It is instructive to compare the 1990s, when pretty much only the women’s movement gave vocal support to Bosnia, with Syria today. Some of the same crimes are happening now. Continue reading

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Revolts shake Libya, Syria

From the new September-October 2011 issue of News & Letters: Editorial Revolts shake Libya, Syria While the world’s attention focused on the long-expected fall of Libyan dictator Muammar al-Qaddafi, the Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad has conducted a Ramadan … Continue reading

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Hezbollah gives hero’s welcome to Iranian dictator Ahmadinejad in Lebanon

From the Nov.-Dec. 2010 issue of News & Letters: Hero’s welcome for Ahmadinejad Anyone still holding illusions about Hezbollah’s leader, Hassan Nasrallah, as a genuine freedom fighter should have had them shattered by the hero’s welcome his organization offered Iranian … Continue reading

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