Last stand of the Syrian rebellion?

Analysis article from the summer 2019 issue of Middle East Solidarity magazine. Download a pdf or order a print copy here. The Assad regime’s brutal assault on Idlib and Hama may bring temporary military victory, says Abdulsalam Dallal, but the massacres it is committing will not be forgotten. Syria is back in the news. The Assad…

‘We will not be a party to a war atrocity’

Feature article from the summer 2019 issue of Middle East Solidarity magazine. Download a pdf or order a print copy here. Leggi in italiano A wildcat strike by Italian dockers blocked military equipment from reaching Saudi Arabia. Gianni Del Panta speaks to one of the strike organisers from Genoa’s autonomous dockers’ organisation, the Collettivo Autonomo…

Sudan’s regime strikes back

Image courtesy of artist Khalid alBaih Feature article from the summer 2019 issue of Middle East Solidarity magazine. Download a pdf or order a print copy here Bolstered by the support of their regional allies, El Bashir’s generals are trying to snuff out the mass movement, warns Anne Alexander For nearly two months, thousands of…

Algeria: the storm breaks

Feature article from the summer 2019 issue of Middle East Solidarity magazine. Download a pdf or order a print copy here A mass movement on an extraordinary scale seems set on a collision course with the military core of Algeria’s authoritarian regime. Gianni Del Panta, Lemnaouar Hamamouche, Kamel Aissat and Selma Oumari discuss the roots…

‘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…