Category Archives: Middle East

(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, […]

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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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Combat Warmongering Against Iran

By Prince Kapone, originally published by MIM-Prisons. According to Article IV of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (N.P.T.), all signatory member nations possess the “inalienable right” to “develop research, production and use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes without discrimination.”(1) As a signatory nation, the Islamic Republic of Iran is entitled to this most basic right, […]

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A Terrifying Silence and Order in Boston

Last Monday, two explosions occurred near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Many people are injured and some killed in what has been described as an act of terrorism. Bostonians and others around the country describe themselves as being in a state of shock over the event. Louder than the twin explosions and chaos […]

'Down with dictators?' 
Where are all the pictures of imperialist politicians and open compradors? This is sort of 'left-wing' discourse directly serves the interest of U.S. imperialism. Websites like Northstar.info and groups like the ISO are effectively building public opinion for the U.S. State Department and NATO. April 16

The ISO and ‘Left-wing’ Support for CIA Covert War on Syria

Anti-Imperialism.com and its associates have consistently opposed imperialist meddling in countries such as Libya and Syria and struggled against ‘left-wing’ supporters of imperialist intervention. Recently, Third Worldist comrades in Denver took the time to attend a local meeting of the International Socialist Organization. The goal was simple: to discredit the ISO’s position of so-called support […]

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RAIM: An Open Letter Against First Worldism in the ICM

Bangla, Italian, Spanish, and Turkish translations included.

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An Open Letter to FEMEN and the Irony of Western ‘Feminism’

Like clockwork, another ‘mass’ movement of ‘progressive’ First World political activism has sprung up. This time it is FEMEN, the latest in a series of media spectacles and fad movements which justify and support further First World attacks against Third World peoples.  Despite its English-language messaging, FEMEN claims to represent ‘Arab Women against Islam’ and encourages women […]

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