Year Two of the Arab Revolutions

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Protesters outside Libyan embassy in London, February 2011. Beset by the twin dangers of Islamism and nominally secular authoritarianism, the Arab revolutions continue to shake up the region as they move through their second year. The Syrian uprising shows that the Arab revolutions are ongoing, despite the many setbacks and contradictions that have arisen since 2011.  Many different forces, among them a secular left, are contending with each other in a vast regional revolution that has yet to run its course. Kevin Anderson of US Marxist-Humanists takes stock of the current juncture.

Photo: Mario Mitsis, Demotix

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