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Palestine

INSURGENT NOTES NUMBER FOUR

Insurgent Notes No. 4 is now up at: http://insurgentnotes.com

Issue 4
August 2011
In This Issue
Focus on the Middle East
Anti-Imperialism and the Iranian Revolution

Arya Zahedi
Taksim Is Not Tahrir- Yet

Kadir Ateş
On Egypt

Mouvement Communiste
On Tunisia

Mouvement Communiste
The Arab Revolts and the Cage of Political Economy

Benoit Challand
And Also… The Murder of the Mon Valley

R. S.
Of Forest and Trees Part Two

S. Artesian
Report from Spain: On the May 15th Movement

C. V.
Theses for Discussion

Loren Goldner

Letters

More on Madison
Letter from Paris

 

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Egypt

PUBLIC MEETING ON THE UPRISINGS IN NORTH AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST

The Egyptian and Tunisian governments have already fallen, while those in Yemen and Bahrain are on the brink. Meanwhile Qaddafi is waging war on the Libyan people and mass protests are sparking off from Iran and Iraq to Algeria and Mauritania. Only a few months ago nobody could have predicted the intensity and the dimension of these uprisings, which are challenging hegemonic, culturalist and traditional assumptions about the politics of the region. Nor could anyone have foreseen the resonances that these movements would have across the world.

The uprisings pose far-reaching questions: What are we to make of the confluence of two “youths” united by an absent future, one educated and “middle class”, one banished to the slum periphery? What about the connection between these unemployed youth and the striking workers of Egypt? And what of the women who have played such a central role in these movements?

This meeting will feature speakers from the region with a critical analysis of the uprisings, plus a discussion of the implications of the movements for struggles in the United States, and for our understanding of revolutionary practice in the Twenty-first Century.

Confirmed speakers: Benoît Challand, Amr Ragab, Arya Zahedi. 

Friday March 11th, 7pm

The Commons Brooklyn

388 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

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