Middle East Solidarity magazine issue 6 out now!

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Issue 6 available from July 2017

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A pdf version is available to download here: Middle East Solidarity issue 6

On the cover:

Palestine: Resistance is Still Fertile

Following a mass campaign of solidarity with hunger strikes by Palestinian prisoners, Abdulwahhab Sabbah finds a mood of defiance on the West Bank

Features

South Yemen erupts

Mirfat Sulaiman explores the growing mood of social rebellion in Aden as pressure for Southern independence grows

The Egyptian deep state’s war on journalism

Aya Nader reports on the battle for media freedoms and the right to report has become a frontline in the struggle against repression in Egypt

First Person

Hostage to Libya’s people smugglers

Sudanese activist Asim Bahr Abyad recounts his nightmare journey through Libya to France

‘Speak out for Mohamed Ramadan’

Egyptian lawyer and former political prisoner Mahienour el-Massry appeals for solidarity with a campaigning lawyer who fought to defend the poor from property developers and protesters from the generals

Analysis

The ugly face of Qatar’s beautiful game

Abuse of migrant workers remains at the heart of the 2022 World Cup project, despite promises of reform, reports Fabien Goa

Polarised futures?

Marc Owen Jones analyses how Trump’s visit to the Gulf has stoked sectarianism and repression while Anne Alexander examines Qatar-Saudi rivalries

News and campaign reports

Egypt’s Christians between terror and repression; Protests defy Sisi over Islands’ sell-off; Cement workers jailed; Rif rebellion comes to Rabat; Campaigners gear up for arms fair protests; Lecturers’ union discusses Egypt campaign

Arts and Culture

Sudan’s creative forces on display