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Official Laws against Women in Iran

(Published: 2006-03-11 05:08 PM)
Limitations on the lives of women are legalized in laws prohibiting women from the presidency, leadership, judgeship and certain educational fields, as well as by inheritance laws. Firmly rooted in the principle of vali-e-faqih, Iran's constitution controls both the public and private lives and role of women. source

Gerecht (US Right-winger): anti-American democracy is fine - "The fall of Saddam Hussein has already accelerated convulsive democratic debates in Arab lands and in their more combative and open expatriate media. The region's dictators and kings may have a difficult time stuffing this discontent and dissent back into the tried-and-true shibboleths—principally anti-Zionism and anti-Americanism—that have consumed the intellectual energy of so many, and offered the autocrats a safety valve for popular dissatisfaction with the regimes in place. Arab left-wing intellectuals seem today less domesticated than they were just a few years back, when they eagerly turned most of their venom toward Israel and Ariel Sharon. Muslim fundamentalists, especially in Egypt, still the lodestone among Arab nations, seem much less likely to play along, and are increasingly backing the popular push for more open political systems."

(Published: 2006-03-03 10:24 PM)

Symposium: Indonesian Jihad

(Published: 2006-01-23 09:31 PM)
47 threat groups in different stages of development now operate in the econdregion. By aggressively exploiting the democratic space created after 1998 and the constant images of the suffering Muslims in Iraq, the Indonesian Jihadi movement is gathering in strength, size and influence. By Jamie Glazov | January 2, 2006

Stalin: Anarchism or Socialism - Classic exposition of the Marxist critique of anarchism.

(Published: 2006-01-14 07:50 PM)

Fascism and the Left - "A major theme in left wing propaganda is opposition to fascism. Quite often relatively moderate opponents of the left are described as "fascists". Yet scratch a "Communist" and one quite often finds a fascist underneath...The degeneration of Communist Parties in power is a separate problem calling for a separate analysis. But what about the degeneration of parties holding no power?"

(Published: 2006-01-04 05:20 AM)
Written November 1980

What's wrong with the Left? Peter Tatchell says "When human rights violations are perpetrated by people who happen to be non-white, much of the left runs a mile. They are fearful of being accused of racism and neo-colonialism. Does that help oppressed people? Of course not! Their oppressors rejoice. Mugabe must be thrilled that the international left has not campaigned to isolate him. He can point the finger and say, it is only the western colonialists who oppose them."

(Published: 2005-12-27 07:38 PM)

Rebelling Against Our Selfish Genes

(Published: 2005-12-13 11:12 PM)
Humans must believe in evolution, but fight it. Through us, natural selection has blundered unwittingly into its own negation


(Published: 2005-11-24 06:47 PM)
As a response to Red Politics 1 articles 1993. Although quite old (it was initially published in 1993) this article is still very relevant in 2005!

Red and Green don't Mix - Red and green don't mix because they are polar opposites. Reds want to create a better society on the basis of the conditions created by modern industrial capitalism while greens want to retreat from those conditions. For reds, modern industrial society is creating the conditions for a future communist society, with bourgeois relations of production being the obstacle to its achievement.

(Published: 2005-11-22 02:40 PM)

The Soviet Bloc was Capitalist - One of the critical tasks in resurrecting revolutionary politics is to refute the generally accepted belief that the former Soviet Union and 'eastern bloc' were socialist. Both the 'left' and right espouse this view in order to discredit communism. It reveals a failure to understand what socialism is essentially about

(Published: 2005-11-22 07:02 AM)

The Left and the Gulf War - During the [1990-91] Gulf War the pseudo left gave one of the most spectacular displays of its ability to get things wrong. They thought they were on a winner. Here was a chance to relive the Vietnam antiwar movement. But of course that fell flat when the Americans creamed the Iraqis in a matter of weeks, with the minimum of US body bags.

(Published: 2005-11-22 06:53 AM)


(Published: 2005-11-22 06:36 AM)
First published in Red Politics No.1 Melbourne September 1993

1993 review of "Imperialism, pioneer of Capitalism" - Bill Warren's book, Imperialism, Pioneer of Capitalism, performs a useful service by refuting much of the mythology that the left has embraced in the name of 'anti- imperialism'.

(Published: 2005-11-22 06:06 AM)

Barry York: Not in your name, indeed - It is too late for the so-called Left in Australia to stand anywhere but condemned for its failure to support the successful war to liberate Iraq. It stood on the side of reaction, and the history books must place its leaders alongside the British pacifists of the '30s who, as George Orwell pointed out, gave comfort and objective support to Hitler. The pseudo-Left proved not just that it can be wrong but that in the name of anti-Americanism it can support fascism.

(Published: 2005-10-15 12:00 AM)

Nazi-Zionist Collaboration: Appendix B The Enquiry that never was

(Published: 2005-08-04 01:56 AM)
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