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Elie Hanna
The Lebanese Communist Party is 88 years old. Known for its dogged fights for Lebanese rights in previous decades, its current members speak of an...
Sunday, December 2, 2012
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Thaer Deeb
Longtime Syrian opposition figure Abdul-Aziz al-Khayir was kidnapped in Damascus last month. This is not the first time Khayir has been detained in...
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
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Hundreds of Iraqi Communist Party supporters marched through Baghdad on Saturday to mark the July 14 revolution, when army officers overthrew the...
Saturday, July 14, 2012
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Mohammad al-Hajj
Yassin al-Haj Saleh was on his way to becoming a physician. But the detention and incarceration of the Syrian writer in 1980, when he was a 20 year...
Friday, July 13, 2012
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Jaafar al-Sirr
Wearing a bright white robe and a friendly smile, the new Secretary General of the Sudanese Communist Party, Mohammed Mukhtar al-Khatib greeted us in...
Thursday, June 21, 2012
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Sarah al-Qudah
Last April Salameh Kayleh was detained and then deported by Syrian security forces. Al-Akhbar sat with the Palestinian Marxist and talked about the...
Sunday, June 3, 2012
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Leah Caldwell
A collection of decades-old films uncover some forgotten truths about Jordan’s dalliance with socialism.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
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Afif Diab
Despite exile, assassination attempts, the collapse of the soviet bloc, and the advancement of age, the faith of one man from Zahle in communism...
Monday, December 5, 2011
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Mohammed Shoair
Samir Amin, the consummate Marxist activist and intellectual, turned 80 in the year of the "Arab Spring." He enthusiastically follows events in the...
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
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