By Elia El Khazen. In early October, the Egyptian regime arrested fifty-seven people on charges of “debauchery,” ‘inciting sexual deviancy’ and ‘joining an outlawed group’ as part of a continuing security crackdown on Egypt’s LGBTQ community, which now includes ten to fifteen years in jail for those charged as homosexuals. The raising of a rainbow flag during a concert for Lebanese band, Mashrou’ Leila – whose lead singer is openly gay – the preceding week in Cairo triggered a media frenzy that prompted the arrests. The local media supported these arrests by publishing numerous articles and interviews inciting hatred
We fight dictatorships, imperialist aggression and Daesh. We reject the politics of “national security”, racism and austerity. It’s time to mobilise!
by Adam Hanieh In the wake of the November 13 attacks in Paris, much of the Left has linked the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) to the deepening imperialist violence in the Middle East.
by Elia El Khazen Internationalist to our core, Salvage is committed to translating and publishing material by radicals overseas, from a variety of traditions. Our ambitions are high: we intend to increase the amount of such work we can showcase, to host a variety of debates and viewpoints, to be an indispensable outlet for comradely discussion on the international Left. In our own Salvage statement after the horrifying Paris and Beirut attacks, we decried not only these mass murders but their instrumentalisation by our leaders. As the dust begins to settle, the scale of the reaction they are being used to legitimate is becoming