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Issue 3 of Middle East Solidarity magazine available to order now

Issue 3 available from April 2016 On the cover: Syria: imperialist powers from west and east plan a carve-up Ceasefire talks involving opposition and regime forces in Syria will be driven by imperialist competition to dominate the country from without, not by the needs of its people, warns Ghayath Naisse. First person: Britain teaches our…

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Event: Middle East Solidarity Dayschool 2016

Join debates and discussions with leading activists from Palestine, Bahrain, Egypt, Turkey and Syria who offer analysis of the region which cuts through the picture of confusion and despair in the mainstream media. We will also hear hidden stories of courage and resilience which continue to inspire, five years after the revolutions which shook the…

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Hundreds rally in protest at Sisi visit

Originally posted on Egypt Solidarity:
Hundreds joined lively protests last week against the visit of Egyptian president Abdelfattah al-Sisi to the UK. Cameron’s red carpet welcome for Egypt’s military dictator sparked two days of demonstrations on 4 and 5 November, uniting trade unionists, arms trade campaigners, students and Egyptian activists in opposition to the visit.…

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Book launch explores Bahrain’s Uprising

By Alice Finden Farida Ghulam, wife of Bahraini political prisoner of conscience Ebrahim Sharif, Amnesty International’s trade union campaigns manager Shane Enright and author Marc Owen Jones joined a panel discussion to launch Bahrain’s Uprising on 7 October. The book, which is edited by Ala’a Shehabi and Marc makes a vital contribution in its field…