‘Our aim is independence’ Mass protests sweep South Yemen  

The sacking of Aden governor Aidarous al-Zubaidi by the Saudi-based Yemeni president Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi has triggered a mass mobilisation in the port city. Mirfat Sulaiman reports on how struggles for social justice are interwoven with the call for an independent South Yemen. On 21 May, Khormaksar Square in central Aden was packed with tens…

Middle East Solidarity magazine issue 6 out now!

Middle East Solidarity magazine  Issue 6 available from July 2017 Print copies £3 each or £20 for 10 (plus postage). Order direct from Bookmarks Bookshop A pdf version is available to download here: Middle East Solidarity issue 6 NB. Bookmarks bookshop is closed the week beginning 3 July, but print copies are available from Student Central.…

Morocco: Rif rebellion comes to Rabat

Event: North Africa at the Crossroads – 7pm Tues 11 July, SOAS – book online now Around 100,000 demonstrators took to the streets of the Moroccan capital Rabat on 11 June in solidarity with the mass movement in the Rif region, following a crackdown by the authorities and the arrest of movement leaders. The revival…

Event: North Africa at the Crossroads

North Africa at the Crossroads Organised by Middle East Solidarity magazine with the support of SOAS Unison Tuesday 11 July – 7-9pm Room G3, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), Russell Square, London, WC1H 0XG Tickets £3 (unwaged), £5 (waged), Available in advance via Eventbrite or on the door. Speakers include: Mohamed Boutayeb and…

Middle East Solidarity magazine issue 5 now out!

Middle East Solidarity magazine  Issue 5 available from March 2017 Print copies £3 each or £20 for 10 (plus postage). Order direct from Bookmarks Bookshop A pdf version is available to download here Middle East Solidarity Magazine Issue 5 – Web Version On the cover: Building the resistance to Trump: US activists speak Middle East Solidarity…

Student walkouts hit Aden University

By Mirfat Sulaiman Students from the Faculty of Education at Aden University in Yemen walked out of classes during protests on 15 January. Lecturers and students jointly rejected the sacking of the new principal, Dr Mohammed Al-Fakeerh. The students said the real reason for the government’s decision is that Dr Al-Fakeerh rejected its chaotic sale…