Category Archives: North African Politics

Rival Powers in Revolutionary Libya

It would appear – from confusing and conflicting reports I have no confidence in my ability to interpret – that the Eastern Libyan city of Benghazi has just seen the formation of two distinct new bodies: On the one hand, … Continue reading

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Kropotkin and the Street Children of Cairo

From Save the Children, via. Al Jazeera: “One of the untold stories of Egypt’s popular revolution is the plight of homeless children caught up in the unrest…The drop-in centres that they rely on for food, clean water and shelter were, … Continue reading

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*Restrained Cheering*

So Mubarak is gone, and Suleiman didn’t succeed him. Add to that Ben Ali, who fled Tunisia, and Saleh, who has promised to stand down at the next election in Yemen, and that’s two-and-a-half Arab dictators down, and plenty more … Continue reading

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What power do the Egyptian protesters have?

For the past week I’ve eagerly checked the news every morning for the lastest from Egypt. This whole ‘arab uprising’ thing gets me very excited. It also stimulates me to analysis. In particular, it makes me want to ask: when … Continue reading

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Soccer and Revolution

There’s an idea that floats around occasionally in socialist-and-similar ideology that ‘sport is reactionary’ because, like alcohol or religion, it distracts people from Pressing Social Problems and deflects their desires for Solidarity and Meaningful Struggle into the form of 22 … Continue reading

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