Category Archives: Middle East

Tensions Remain High At Israeli Gaza Border August 04

86.5% of Israelis Support Continued War: the Settler-Colonial Attitude

[Credit: Vox] A recent poll conducted by Mina Tzemach has some troubling revelations for everyone concerned with the recent Israeli offensive in Gaza (Operation Protective Edge). The poll, designed to guage public opinion of the ‘conflict’, found that 86.5% of Israelis opposed a ceasefire considering “Hamas has not surrendered” and “not all the tunnels have […]

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Israel Tortures Gazan Children, Obama Offers $225 Million to Kill More Anyway

[Reuters/AP] The death toll in the Gaza Strip has now reached 1,170 many of which were not even “combatants” (the supposed targets of the operation which began on July 7th) but rather innocent Palestinians simply murdered in their own homes. Israel has reported 56 of its own dead including 53 soldiers and 3 civilians. Operation […]

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Israel’s Operation Protective Edge is Really About Natural Gas

“It is very clear what it [Operation Protective Edge] is: a war driven by the hankering yet callous lust of the imperialist capital of a colonial state to expand its appropriation of Palestinian natural resources and profit at the severe expense of the Palestinian people.”

People carry the body of a Palestinian boy whom hospital officials said was killed in an Israeli air strike on his family's house, in Gaza city July 10

Who will speak for the children of Gaza?

[Photo credit: Al Jazeera/Rueters] Note: Death toll numbers and headlines linked will no doubt transform over time as the ‘situation develops’ and information becomes more concise. The Fox News headline regarding the current Israeli offensive reads, “Sirens in Jerusalem: Israel’s ‘Iron Dome’ Intercepts Hamas Rockets”. Absent from the headline (and the majority of the article) is […]

israel July 02

Why there can be no Peace with Israel

Israel has resumed bombarding the Gaza Strip following the discovery of three dead Israelis kidnapped two weeks ago. The IDF claims the 34 sites bombed by the Israeli Air Force were strategic points for HAMAS and other Palestinian defenders. Despite a lack of hard evidence regarding the abduction of the three Israelis, HAMAS has been […]

(FILE) Manus Island Detention Centre March 03

Australia’s Genocidal Campaign Against People of the Pacific and Middle East

Last Friday (February 28), video was released showing the aftermath of an “incident” in which Australian forces on Manus Island, home to one of Australia’s concentration camps for asylum-seekers, apparently “lost control” of a local riot squad which then opened fire on the “detainees”, leaving at least one asylum-seeker dead and dozens wounded.[1][2]  This is […]

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Israel and Palestine: a ‘Water Apartheid’

Gazan rescuers wade through the flooded streets after a heavy rain and the filtration system overflowed Understanding oppression means understanding the materiality of oppressive social relations. Meaning that oppression can be principally understood as a set of power relations which become coercive in the last instance. These relations are founded in material conditions and expressed […]

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On Ariel Sharon: the atrocity of imperialism

Photo taken after the Sabra Massacre Saturday, January 11th, saw the passing of one of the most notorious war criminals in world history: Ariel Sharon. The former Israeli defense minister (1981-83), prime minister (2001-06) and military commander oversaw some of the most horrific atrocities committed against a civilian population in the contemporary era. The Kahan […]

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Long Live the Revolutionary Spirit of Lin Biao!

Lin Biao, a prominent leftist of the Chinese Revolution, was born on December 5th, 1907. A graduate of Whampoa Military Academy, then headed up by Chiang Kai-shek, Lin defected to the Red Army following the 1927 split between the Communists and Kuomintang and became known as one of the CCP’s most effective and efficient field commanders. At the […]

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On Global People’s War and Global New Democratic Revolution

On Global People’s War and Global New Democratic Revolution Under capitalist-imperialism, in which the exploitation of the proletariat by monopoly capital is mediated by the oppression of nations, the path to socialism and communism is through global people’s war and global new democratic revolution. The struggle to sever the structural ties of capitalist-imperialism and build […]

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Points for an investigation into imperialist seigniorage

Here at Anti-Imperialism.com, we are interested in uncovering the laws of motion of global capitalism and the following imperialist mechanisms that perpetuate the divide between oppressed and oppressor nations; one such mechanism, hardly ever mentioned in Leninist (or even mainstream) economics is the mechanism of imperialist seigniorage. Seigniorage is a social relationship of appropriation that […]

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Some Points on Syria, Inter-Imperialist Rivalry, and Communist Work

1) Regardless of how the situation developed, the current civil war amounts to a proxy-conflict between decrepit US-led imperialism (represented through the US and its Arabian allies) and a developing bloc of ‘Eastern’ monopoly capital (publicly represented primarily by Russia). 2) Whether Assad or the ‘rebels’ win, a certain debt will be owed and Syria […]

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Syria in Crosshairs of US Imperialism

Iraq 2003: U.S.A. invades based on proven-false pretenses based on Weapons of Mass Destruction. Afghanistan 1978: The U.S.A. and CIA become alarmed by the secular People’s Democratic Party of Afghanistan. They start to beat the drums of “honorable, courageous freedom fighters against tyranny” and trained, armed, funded the sectarian extremist groups of the Taliban-Muhajedeen, Hisb-i-Islami, […]

Imperialism91 August 12

Evidence for global value transfer

While most recognize the existence of imperialism, many are unwilling to understand the accompanying processes. One of these processes, one that we have fought hard to reassert, is what we call imperialist rent: the way in which First World (core) wages/income/etc. are appropriated from Third World (periphery) exploitation. To provide evidence for this process, calculations from […]

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A Loose Overview and Practical Interpretation of John Foran’s Thesis on the Causal Factors Behind Revolutions

In his book, Taking Power, On the Origins of Third World Revolutions (2005, Cambridge University Press), sociologist John Foran calculates a series of causal factors behind the development and success of revolutions. According to Foran, the necessary ingredients for nearly all revolutions in the 20th century have been: Dependent development. Exclusionary or colonial rule, or […]

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Egypt Protests Demonstrate Power and Perils of Mass Protests

By Soso of the Maoist Internationalist Ministry of Prisons After a year under the elected rule of President Mohamed Morsi, in June and July the Egyptian people once again took to the streets to protest a government that was not serving their interests. Back in 2011 the Egyptian people successfully took down Hosni Mubarak and […]

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(Revolutionary Initiative): Oppose the Imperialists’ Intervention in Syria!

Anti-Imperialism.com is reposting this statement from the Central Committee of Revolutionary Intiative as part of our support for the broad united front against imperialism. Re-posting is for educational purposes only and does not imply endorsement, agreement, or affiliation on behalf of the Revolutionary Anti-Imperialist Movement, its chapters and collective projects, or Anti-Imperialism.com RI Central Committee statement on […]

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Revolution and Counter-Revolution

Imperialism has been envisioning and working toward a Middle East under their control and domination for a long time. The State of Israel is a bulwark for imperialist domination. It was imperialism that imposed Israel upon the people of Palestine without their approval and it is imperialism which maintains this Zionist state. Likewise, the Al-Saud […]

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Video shows US-backed opposition fighter cannibalizing Syrian soldier

By Alex Lantier  A gruesome video posted on YouTube shows Khalid al-Hamad, the leader of the opposition Farouq Brigade, desecrating the corpse of a Syrian soldier, cutting out his internal organs and biting into one of them. The video makes clear the barbaric character of the Sunni Islamist militias Washington has mobilized in its proxy war against […]

Protesters, mostly workers, burn a mural depicting U.S. President Barack Obama and Philippine President Benigno Aquino III after being blocked by police from getting closer to the U.S. Embassy in Manila to mark International Labor Day Wednesday May 1, 2013 in Manila, Philippines. May 01

Onkwehón:we Rising: May Day 2013 Statement

[This statement was originally authored an published by the crew of Onkwehón:we Rising.] The settler’s work is to make even dreams of liberty impossible for the native. The native’s work is to imagine all possible methods for destroying the settler. – Frantz Fanon The Present World Situation Onkwehón:we, Afrikans, Filipinos, Mexicans, Palestinians and other colonized and […]

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