US troops out of the Middle East!

Vol. 85/No. 10 - March 15, 2021

Statement by Willie Cotton, Socialist Workers Party candidate for New York City public advocate, March 3. Working people and our unions should demand the immediate and unconditional withdrawal of all U.S. troops, warships and bombers from the Middle East. The…


Will Biden unravel openings for toilers in the Middle East?

Vol. 85/No. 6 - February 15, 2021

Will President Joe Biden jettison the Donald Trump administration’s Mideast moves that pushed forward the establishment of diplomatic relations between Israel and Arab and Muslim regimes? This extension of mutual recognition is good for working people in Israel, Palestine and…


Shift in Middle East can lead to new opening for working people

Vol. 84/No. 50 - December 21, 2020

The most significant developments in the Middle East in years are the agreements reached by the rulers in Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain for mutual recognition, facilitated by the administration of President Donald Trump. These Sunni Arab rulers,…


New titles on working-class politics now out in Arabic

Vol. 84/No. 18 - May 11, 2020

Two books on working-class politics and theory have just been published in Arabic translations. One is Are They Rich Because They’re Smart? Class, Privilege, and Learning Under Capitalism by Jack Barnes, national secretary of the Socialist Workers Party. The other…


Assad regime offensive in Syria brings devastation

Vol. 84/No. 8 - March 2, 2020

The offensive against rebel forces and civilians in Syria’s Idlib province carried out by the Bashar al-Assad regime and its backers in Moscow and Tehran has intensified since December. The assaults have forced 800,000 people to flee their homes, the…


US gov’t weighs sending more troops into its Mideast wars

Vol. 83/No. 47 - December 23, 2019

The administration of President Donald Trump is weighing a new deployment of thousands of troops and additional weaponry to the Middle East as it continues to battle for influence against the capitalist regime in Tehran. The Iranian rulers have taken…


Former ‘wives,’ children of IS fighters held in Mideast camps

Vol. 83/No. 24 - July 8, 2019
Thousands of women formerly “married” to Islamic State fighters and their children are being held in appalling conditions in al-Hol, above, and other detention camps in Syria and Iraq.

Thousands of displaced former “wives” of Islamic State fighters, together with tens of thousands of children, many of them orphans, are being held in squalid, disease-infested camps in Iraq and Syria. Their reintegration into society is an important challenge in…


US troops out of Middle East, Afghanistan now!

Vol. 83/No. 2 - January 14, 2019

The following statement was issued Jan. 2 by Alyson Kennedy, Socialist Workers Party candidate for Dallas mayor. The Socialist Workers Party demands the immediate and unconditional withdrawal of U.S. troops, bombers and warships from the Middle East and Afghanistan! The…


Capitalist rulers in Mideast step up rivalry after killing of Khashoggi

Vol. 82/No. 41 - November 5, 2018

Jamal Khashoggi, a writer and Islamist opponent of the Saudi government, was assassinated inside the Saudi Embassy in Istanbul Oct. 2. Since then, the capitalist governments of Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Iran, the U.S., Moscow and other regimes in the region…


US, Russian rulers, Tehran and Tel Aviv vie in Mideast

Vol. 82/No. 38 - October 15, 2018
S-300 surface-to-air missiles, like those the Russian rulers just delivered to Syrian regime.

As the civil war in Syria winds down, with dictator Bashar al-Assad still in power, Washington, Moscow and the rival capitalist rulers in the region are maneuvering to protect their economic, political and military interests. And the long-simmering dispute between…