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SYRIA: Omar Aziz: Rest in Power

February 20, 2013 by BudourHassan

On 17 February 2013, the Local Coordination Committees of the Syrian revolution reported that Omar Aziz, prominent Syrian intellectual, economist, and long-time anarchist dissident, died of a heart attack in the central Adra prison. Held incommunicado by the air force intelligence since 20 November 2012, the big and warm – albeit ailing – heart of Omar Aziz could not stand almost three months of detention inside the infamous dungeons of the Assad regime. The reports of his passing emerged on the second anniversary of the Hariqa market protest, when 1,500 Syrians vowed for the first time not to be humiliated in the heart of Old Damascus. Aziz leaves behind a rich, significant legacy of ground-breaking intellectual, social and political contributions as well as an unfinished revolution and a country in desperate need for people like him.

"Freedom for Omar Aziz", in a demonstration for Palestinian prisoner Samer Issawi on Feb. 6th in Jerusalem

“Freedom for Omar Aziz” in a demonstration for Palestinian prisoner Samer Issawi on Feb. 6th in Jerusalem Read the rest of this entry

LIBYA: Anarchism in the Libyan Revolution

May, 2011

An old article presenting anarchist tendencies in the beginning of the Libyan Revolution.

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BAHRAIN: Anarchism by Bahrain Youth

April 14, 2012 by AnarchistBH

Anarchy is often associated with chaos, but not necessarily assimilates chaos. In my opinion it’s simply that there is no official party to control, direct or enforce the masses. And from what I’ve seen in the recent events, I’d like to refer to the Anarchy moments as “spontaneous” and “unrestrained” instead of chaos. Read the rest of this entry

TUNISIA: Anarchists Against Counter-Revolution in Tunisia


Protests in Tunisia

Protests in Tunisia

by Robert Graham

Protests have spread across Tunisiaafter the assassination of a leftist opposition leader, Chokri Belaid. The new Islamist government is also cracking down on the Tunisian anarchist movement, following the example of their brethren in Egypt. Recently, I have been posting selections from Kropotkin’s Words of a Rebel on the counter-revolutionary nature of representative and “revolutionary” governments. Here, I reproduce a declaration of Tunisian anarchists calling for libertarian socialism in Tunisia. Read the rest of this entry

EGYPT: The politics of violence

Fri, 01/02/2013 – 21:52
Clashes between protesters and security forces at the Presidential Palace in Heliopolis, Cairo, 1 February 2013.

With a covered face and a rock in hand, one protester taking part in the ongoing clashes with the police at Qasr al-Nil Bridge knew the drill too well, after two years of periodic clashes. Read the rest of this entry

EGYPT: Egyptian Anarchist Movement Emerges with Wave of Firebombings and Street Fights

Ryan Harvey, 24 Janury 2013


A black bloc marches in Cairo tonight, preparing for confrontations with security forces near Tahrir Square on the even of the second anniversary of the revolution. Read the rest of this entry

EGYPT: Fire in Cairo: an Egyptian anarchist talks about the January 25th revolt

Textile workers on strike in Mahalla al-Kubra, Feb 17th 2011. interview Jano Charbel, an Egyptian anarchist and blogger, on the January 25th uprising, how it has progressed and the possibilities for working class struggle in Egypt and beyond.

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SYRIA: An anarchist among jihadists

December 2012

A view from the grassroots of the Syrian revolution. Read the rest of this entry

Ninth-Century Muslim Anarchists

July 2011 by David Baker

I came accross an article titled “Ninth-Century Muslim Anarchists” by Patricia Crone, scholar of early Islamic history at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. It came from JSTOR, which is an online archive of academic journals, but it’s behind a $30 pay wall, so email me if you’d like to read my copy. Read the rest of this entry

Palestine: No State Solution

* Article from the latest issue of “The Anvil”.


Since its inception, Israel has been oppressing and maltreating the Palestinian people. From its initial War of Independence in 1947-48, through the 6 Day War of 1967, through to the Gaza War of 2009, Israel has treated the Palestinians as inferior (and often as non-existent), expanded its territorial borders and used extreme brutality to suppress resistance. The violence against the Gaza Freedom Flotilla earlier this year was new only because Israel was seen to be giving people from other countries a taste of what it has been dishing out to the Palestinians on a regular basis for generations. Read the rest of this entry