20 June

'I think they're in the last throes, if you will, of the insurgency.'

June 20, 2009 · 1 min read

Well, that’s what US vice president Dick Cheney reckoned about Iraq on 20 June 2005.

That’s the same Dick Cheney who told a press conference on 16 March 2003: ‘My belief is we will, in fact, be greeted as liberators.’


The uses and limits of celebrity solidarity with Palestine

Famous voices can shape public opinion on Palestine, argues Raoul Walawalker, but walking back solidarity statements does more harm than good

Rojava’s everyday democracy

Drawing on first-hand experience in Rojava, Ramazan Mendanlioglu explores how radical decentralisation and self-administration look in practice

Lebanon’s October revolution

Following a year of struggle, crisis and destruction, the people of Lebanon fight on, writes Rima Majed from Beirut


Sudan: the second wave of revolt

The Sudanese revolution has been unique in its depth and scope. Yet the path to progress remains fraught with obstacles, writes Sara Abbas

After the Spring

Despite the carnage of contemporary Syria and Libya, and the ruinous stalemate of Yemen, the euphoric appeal of what was once described as the ‘Arab Spring’ continues to feed revolutionary processes across the region, argues Toufic Haddad

Now is the time to rise up for Rojava

Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces have been betrayed by the US, giving the Turkish state a green light to carry out atrocities in Northern Syria, writes Amber Huff and Patrick Huff

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