Archive for 'Arab revolution'
The working class, with its power in production, can lead all the other oppressed layers in a struggle to carry through a social revolution which can begin to fulfil the needs and aspirations of the masses. If it does not, then reaction will triumph. This is the vital lesson the Iraq revolution teaches us.
Some years stand out because they change the course of history, and they change us. They change the way we think about our society, about politics, about the possibilities for social change. 2011 has been one such year writes Rebecca Barrigos in Socialist Alternative.
BOMBS and bribes, promises and threats. That’s Barack Obama’s formula for derailing the revolutions in the Arab world and keeping the region under U.S. domination.
The only effective way to remove Gaddafi and to break the Libyan military in the interests of workers and the masses is the development of the process of revolution across the Arab world – in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and elsewhere. That is not an abstract idea. The glorious movements that tore down Ben Ali and Mubarak have continued to demand further political and social change. This is the hope for the region and the world.
Apparently Hillary Clinton, the new favourite of the pro-war left, agreed to the Saudi invasion of Bahrain to crush the revolution there as part of a deal to get the Arab League to call for imperialist intervention in Libya. Ah, but a no-fly zone really is in the interests of the Arab revolution isn’t it?