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Rojava: Chapter 1C

Below, I will take a brief look at the recent histories of Yemen, Lebanon, the Gulf States, and northern African states. While there are Muslim nations to the east of India, in the former Soviet Union, and outside the northernmost … Continue reading

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Rojava: Chapter 1B

Palestine, Zionist Colonialism, and Arab Reaction   My essay “Gaza: A Capitalist Genocide”[1] discusses the violent nationalism of Zionism in greater depth, but in this section my main aim is to point out the significant role that Israel played in … Continue reading

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Rojava: Chapter 1 (introduction)

During “the epoch of classical Islamic civilisation”, according to LibCom.org, the whole “Arab region was definitively wrenched out of its past”.[1] Iraqi-born theoretical physicist Jim Al-Khalili, meanwhile, insists that, as Europe languished in the so-called ‘Dark Ages’, “incredible scientific advances … Continue reading

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Index for “Rojava: An Alternative”

The index for my book “Rojava: An Alternative to Imperialism, Nationalism, and Islamism in the Middle East” Continue reading

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Rojava: Chapter 1 (Conclusion)

In the timelines earlier in this chapter, I have aimed to show that there have been some governments in the Muslim World that had ‘progressive’ characteristics. Arab nationalists like Nasser improved conditions ‘from above’ for previously marginalised and dispossessed sectors … Continue reading

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Daesh, Imperialism, and Rojava

The Ottoman Empire (1299–1923) united much of the Arab World for centuries. In the 19th century, however, it began to decline, and the imperial powers of Europe tried to ensure their own political influence in the region. The UK, for … Continue reading

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MEXICO: Indigenous People of Chiapas Oppose Megaprojects

Communique from September 1st, 2014   To the people of Mexico and the world, To the national and international press, To national and international civil society groups, To human rights organisations, To adherents of the Sixth Declaration, To social organisations, … Continue reading

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MEXICO: Six Reasons Why Indigenous Communities Are Opposed to the San Cristóbal-Palenque Motorway

July 31st, 2014   In Chiapas, Mexico, there are plans to build a motorway between San Cristóbal de Las Casas and Palenque – two of the most important tourist sites in the state. The Department of Infrastructure and Communications in … Continue reading

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The Need for Empathy in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

During Israel’s recent invasion of Gaza, over one thousand Palestinians have died, and the UN says three quarters of the dead have been civilians. UNICEF, meanwhile, affirms that at least 30 percent have been children. The Israeli State claims that … Continue reading

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India, the International Community, and Gaza

The nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government of India has recently been criticised for its role as a “spectator” in the Israeli attack on Gaza. Opposition parties even “walked out of the upper house of parliament” when the BJP “refused … Continue reading

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