The early history of Lebanese Communism reconsidered ‒ Alexander Flores

2020-07-12T11:55:36+03:00July 10, 1980|Categories: Articles, Khamsin 7|Tags: |

The three men who prepared the meeting that is considered the birth of the Lebanese communist party represented three important components in the formation of the party: Yusuf Yazbek, the romantic Lebanese liberal with a radical socialist streak; Fu'ad Shimali, the worker who had gathered his trade-union experience in Egypt, and Joseph Berger, the Palestinian Jewish communist of Polish origin who provided the relations with the Comintern.

Zionism, demography and women’s work ‒ Avishai Ehrlich

2020-07-21T14:34:37+03:00July 10, 1980|Categories: Articles, Khamsin 7|Tags: |

The position of women and the nature of the sexual division of labour which exists in Israel cannot be discussed in isolation from the zionist characteristics of the society. The colonialisation process, its requirements, its constraints, its internal contradictions and the political conflicts to which it gave birth are reflected in every aspect of life of Israeli society ‒ including the position of women.

Reaching beyond Palestinian Nationalism: Reply to Salim Tamari ‒ Mohammad Ja’far [Kanan Makiya]

2020-07-02T13:09:53+03:00July 10, 1980|Categories: Articles, Khamsin 7|Tags: |

Discussion Forum: It is completely illusory to imagine that a viable advanced economic and social order can be established in Palestine, capable of increasing qualitatively the material, cultural and social welfare of the Palestinian masses, without the active participation of the Jewish proletariat.

The Communists and European Unification

2019-09-21T21:36:18+03:00September 10, 1979|Categories: Articles|

Matzpen's editorial: Whereas the duty of socialists in the Arab East – as in Europe – is to march in the forefront of the trend for unification, and endeavour to crystallise a common programme for a socialist revolution, the Communist parties are at best dragged in the wake of the current, or worse: try to obstruct it.

Editorial

2014-04-13T13:08:05+03:00October 10, 1978|Categories: Articles, Khamsin 6|

Critical marxist evaluation of women's situation in the Middle East is almost non-existent... In this issue of Khamsin we make an attempt to remedy these deficiencies.

Nigel Disney

2014-04-13T13:08:40+03:00October 10, 1978|Categories: Articles, Khamsin 6|Tags: |

The members of the Khamsin collective announce with deeply-felt grief the sudden death of Nigel Disney, a dedicated member of our collective. Nigel, born in Nottingham, died at the age of 26 on the 24 June 1978 in a London hospital.

Arab Women – Magida Salman

2014-04-13T13:49:06+03:00October 10, 1978|Categories: Articles, Forbidden Agendas, Khamsin 6|Tags: |

Legislation dealing with marriage, divorce, and the status of women (inferior in all cases) is still based on, or directly inspired by, Koranic law in all the Arab-Islamic states. What role is played by Islam, what is its influence, and how is it used in the oppression of Arab women.