Read the March edition of the Flame here
With the help of Socialist Alliance members in the growing Sudanese community in Australia, Green Left Weekly is publishing a regular Arabic language supplement.
The Flame covers news from the Arabic-speaking world, as well as news and issues from within Australia. The editor-in-chief will be Soubhi Iskander, a Sudanese activist who has endured years of imprisonment and torture at the hands of the repressive government in Sudan.
"There are Arabic newspapers in Australia, but still all reflect the views of their editors and there is a great need to establish a progressive Arabic-language press which can frankly discuss the squalid condition of the Arab world due to submission and subservience to neo-colonialism", Iskander explains.
"At the same time, the Arabic-speaking communities in Australia need to read articles relating to the Australian government policy internally — articles which will unmask the pitfalls of these policies, and will expose the violation and the lies of the capitalist parties."
Iskander and his team are working to involve progressive activists from other Arabic-speaking communities.
GLW is proud to be taking this major step to broaden the audience for progressive ideas and news of the movements for radical political, economic and environmental change. We know we will not achieve radical change without bringing together all sections of the oppressed and exploited in a common struggle.