Middle East and North Africa

The Middle East: Arab Spring or New Era of Intervention & War?

Submitted by Admin on Sat, 05/27/2017 - 17:00

Filmed in March 2012 - at a time when Western NATO nations & media were focusing on challenging certain governments, whilst hypocritically helping protect some of the most corrupt & dictatorial governments in the region - simply because they were deemed to be pro-NATO already.

What are the forces at large in the region? What does it mean for the future of people in the Middle east, and are we seeing an era of our Western nations engaging in yet more war & bloodshed? 

Syria, Imperialism & the Middle East

Submitted by Admin on Sat, 05/27/2017 - 16:23

Kenny Coyle takes us through the issues of the war raging in Syria and how the Left in Britain should be fighting the cause of anti-Imperialism in the Middle East, and that we the West have been intervening for far too long. 

Also the Morning Star featured a number of articles by Kenny on this topic, entitled:

Iraq War from an Iraqi Communist Perspective

Submitted by Admin on Sat, 05/27/2017 - 14:34

The Iraq War and subsequent occupation was one of the defining events of the past decade. When it came to Iraqis slaughtered, the Americans and their allies blithely pointed out "we don't do body counts". The Lancet estimated 654,965 excess deaths related to the war, or 2.5% of the population, through the end of June 2006.

As of April 29, 2008, the UNHCR estimated that over 4.7 million Iraqis have been displaced, with 2.7 million within Iraq and 2 million outside.