Egypt’s Black Bloc: The Arrival of Anarchism in the Middle East?

December 08, 2013

The Egyptian Black Bloc is not the first example of anarchism in Egypt. When in January 2013, Egyptian protesters commemorated the two-year anniversary of Hosni Mubarak's ouster, a mysterious group emerged in Cairo. Protesting against the Morsi regime, the newly-formed anarchist...

Mubarakism Without Mubarak: The Struggle for Egypt (Part 3)

July 20, 2013

Call it a coup or not, but Egypt now has Mubarakism without Mubarak. This is the last of a three part series. Read part one here. The leftists are claiming that their support for the coup and their alliance with the Mubarakist comprador bourgeoisie are actually anti-imperialist in nature, and are...

Persisting Orientalism in the Obama Administration: Part 2

November 05, 2012

Despite his promise of change, Obama's approach to US-Israeli relations and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is influenced by a persisting American Orientalism, which has its roots in the rhetoric of the first settlers. This is the final part. To fully understand the Obama...