The Arab Spring ten years on

Its lessons and legacy.

Marcel Rajecky  ·  07 February 2021

An anti-imperialist movement is the answer to Islamist terrorism

Political Committee, 28 June 2015 Workers Power condemns the 26 June terrorist attack by gunmen claiming allegiance to Daesh (Isis), which resulted in the deaths of at least 37 holidaymakers in the vacation resort of Sousse in Tunisia, many of whom appear to be British. Nothing can justify such attacks, as also was the case […]

Workers Power  ·  28 June 2015

Revolution and Counterrevolution in the Arab world

In the first part of a two part article, Marcus Halaby examines the regional and international context of the Arab Revolutions, the role played by the crisis of leadership, and the need for working class political independence in the form of a revolutionary workers’ party, making the case for the strategy of permanent revolution.   […]

Workers Power  ·  27 November 2013

Supporting Syria’s revolution at the Tunis World Social Forum

By Marcus Halaby Causes that you are on record as supporting sometimes have a habit of following you around. And so it proved to be with the Syrian revolution in Tunisia. I didn’t, I might add, go to the World Social Forum in Tunis with the sole intention of attending events on Syria; probably like […]

Workers Power  ·  14 April 2013

Statement to Tunis World Social Forum

This is the text of the leaflet distributed by members of the League for a Fifth International to the World Social Forum in Tunis, March 2013. 

Workers Power  ·  02 April 2013

Tunisia: Chokri Belaid murder could trigger second revolution

In early February, Tunisia was shaken by the brutal assassination of Chokri Belaïd, general secretary of the Party of United Patriotic Democrats, which identifies its politics as Marxist-Pan-Arabist, and heads a popular front alliance. Chokri Belaïd, a lawyer from a working class background who still lived in a working class area, had defended workers in […]

Workers Power  ·  18 March 2013

The Arab Left: Paying the price for Stalinism

The Arab Spring of 2011 inspired millions around the world through its acts of heroism. But now the revolutions have stalled. In the spirit of solidarity with these movements and communist internationalism, Marcus Halaby takes a critical look at the far left in these countries and Syria in particular   One of the most noticeable […]

Workers Power  ·  12 May 2012

Regimes and West plot to crush Arab revolt

Every revolution is at some stage confronted by a counter-revolutionary struggle. Egypt’s Mubarak and Tunisia’s Ben Ali may have been caught by surprise but the other Arab rulers were forewarned and forearmed in the event that their people rose up too. Marcus Halaby takes an analytical view

Workers Power  ·  30 May 2011

Tunisia and the strategy for revolution

The flight of Tunisian dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali on 14 January came as culmination of a month of street mobilisations, starting with young unemployed youth in the central Tunisian town of Sidi Bouzid, spreading nationwide, drawing in industrial workers, teachers and lawyers. Demonstrations in Tunis calling for Ben Ali to go climaxed into […]

Workers Power  ·  06 February 2011

This is revolution!

What is a revolutionary situation “… a revolution is impossible without a revolutionary situation; furthermore, it is not every revolutionary situation that leads to revolution. What, generally speaking, are the symptoms of a revolutionary situation? […] (1) when it is impossible for the ruling classes to maintain their rule without any change; when there is […]

Workers Power  ·  06 February 2011

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