Trade union leaders call on Egypt’s military regime to release Hisham Fouad and Haitham Mohamedain

Via Egypt Solidarity Initiative Leading figures across the trade union movement in Britain have thrown their weight behind a campaign in solidarity with journalist Hisham Fouad and lawyer Haitham Mohamedain who have been detained by Egypt’s military regime on trumped up charges. Trade Union Congress president Mark Serwotka, the general secretary of the National Union…

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…

‘I am my own guardian’ Saudi women speak out

The above image is a mural co-created by Australia based Saudi artist Ms Saffaa. Photo courtesy of Ms Saffaa Feature article from the summer 2019 issue of Middle East Solidarity magazine. Download a pdf or order a print copy here Ghadeer reports on how women are challenging Saudi Arabia’s abusive male guardianship system on social…

Education unions condemn arrest of Sudanese teachers’ leader

The arrest and disappearance of Yassin Hassan Abdelkarim, president of the Sudanese Teachers’ Committee on 28 June has drawn strong condemnation from the University and College Union (UCU) and International Solidarity Officers in the NEU teachers’ union. Paul Cottrell, acting General Secretary of UCU wrote to the Sudanese ambassador calling for Yassin’s immediate release after…