The Arab Spring is Alive

The Arab spring is still alive. It might sound absurd to make such a statement, given the usual and not entirely erroneous presentation of chaos and violence that has come to popularly define what is occurring in many of the struggles in the region. Some have attempted to make the Arab spring ‘unknowable’ as a […]

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A version of this essay appeared in the wonderful book Khiyana: Daesh, the Left and the Unmaking of the Syrian revolution, available to purchase here.   Those of us who concern ourselves with the Syrian revolutionary war will be more than familiar with the old line, almost solely repeated by leftists and self-proclaimed anti-imperialists, that they […]

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Scotland’s Democratic Offensive

The British state is once again in a bit of a panic.  After the desperate ignominy of Project Fear, the name given by its architects and practitioners to the British state’s campaign of fear against the prospect of the Scottish people voting for independence last year, we’re seeing something of a re-run play out in […]

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