Imperial "Marxist" Gilbert Achcar Spits on the Yemeni National Resistance

Lebanese "Marxist" & exposed British military collaborator Gilbert Achar just accused Ansarullah/Houthis of being "an ultra-fundamentalist sectarian group" after a long history of defending so-called "revolutionaries" that became al-Qaeda & ISIS, and after cheering the NATO invasion of Libya on behalf of…

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Yemen Runs Out of Fuel

This is not because it doesn't have its own oil resources, it does, but they are in the sparsely populated east of the country (Hadhramaut) which is currently being fought over by squabbling mercenaries paid by the Saudis or UAE, who are exporting that oil rather than supplying it to needy Yemenis, largely because they're not Yemeni, and thus have no national loyalties.

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Onam: A Celebration of Kerala's Mythical Proto Communist Past

My home state of Kerala has this popular festival called Onam about life at the beginning of time when King Mahabali ruled over a proto-Communist utopia in which, "all were equal, it was a time of happiness with no misfortunes, no worries and no illness, and no children dying, there was surplus food for everyone and there were no evildoers", according to the Malayalam folk song…

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Yemen & The Tragedy of Karbala

The suffering of Yemen today in many ways began with the tragedy of Karbala. Yemen joined Islam by the persuasion of Ali ibn Abu Talib, who as Fourth Caliph had the people of Yemen behind him, most prominently Malik al-Ashtar, who was appointed Governor of Egypt. However, following Ali's assassination, the Ummayad family seized power, before sending troops to Yemen to murder those who refused to pledge allegiance to Muawiya I…

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Hong Kong Protests & Capital Flight

Western propaganda comes in two types, 1) we attack them for our benefit (realism), and 2) we save them for their benefit (liberalism), and when it comes to Hong Kong, both the Left and Right of the Anglo world tend towards the latter, actually thinking the political unrest is vaguely because China wants to impose laws on Hong Kong to extradite "human rights" and "democracy" campaigners.

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Yemen: Understanding the Zaydi Revival

Portraying the modern Ansarullah movement as a straight-forward reaction to secular republicanism as the former President Ali Abdallah Saleh often did during his presidency, ignores that Zaydi revivalism emerged in the early 90s in opposition to the growth of Salafi-Wahhabi ideology. Far from being against the republican state, Ansarullah has always been supportive of the Republic, maintaining instead that the 1962 Revolution remains unfinished and incomplete.

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A Timeline of Yemeni History

Yemen is an ancient country that empires throughout history, including the Romans, Byzantines, Ottomans, and British have attempted to dominate for its strategic position as the naval gateway to the trading networks of the Indian Ocean. Prior to WW1 Yemen was occupied by two empires, British and Ottoman, the former would be overthrown by a national liberation movement led by South Yemeni socialists, while the Saudis would attempts to fill the power vacuum left by the defeat of the latter, meeting stiff Zaydi resistance.

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Yemen: A 20th Century Historic Overview

Up until 1990 Yemen was divided into two countries: North Yemen, which regained its independence as the Zaydi Imamate following the defeat of the Ottoman empire in World War I; and South Yemen, which was occupied by Britain in 1874 and would only gain its independence from Britain in 1967, as a Socialist republic called the Democratic People’s Republic of Yemen.

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Yemen: Background of the “Houthi" Movement - the Zaydis

The genocidal war on Yemen is not getting the coverage it deserves. Syria gets attention because demonizing the central government is crucial towards hiding support for the armed war against it, whereas Yemen doesn’t because there is no possible way to spin the war other than as Saudi Arabia telling the people of Yemen, “unless you accept a President we’ve chosen for Yemen, you will face genocide”.

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How the European Left Got Imperialism Wrong

Two books came out in 1902 about imperialism, one by an Indian nationalist writer Dadhabhai Naoroji, another by John A. Hobson. The books are, 'Poverty and Un-British Rule' & 'Imperialism: A Study'. Who did the western Left choose to get their opposition to imperialism from? Whose theoretical language did they adopt?

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Zionist Aggression Triggers Friendly Fire Amidst Putin-Erdogan Idlib Deal

A Russian IL-20 aircraft was shot down 35 km off the Syrian coast in the Mediterranean sea killing fifteen service personnel. The Russian military has now released a statement claiming it was friendly fire from a Syrian S-200 surface-to-air missile but blames "Israel" for putting its aircraft in danger with their random air-raids.

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