Rima Majed's piece for Al-Jazeera asks, "Did Arab leftists betray the revolution?" and suggests that the old Stalinist influenced left has failed the test of revolution. She points to a new left, such as the Revolutionary Socialists in Egypt, that does grasp the dynamics and opportunities.
Are new service sector jobs different to old fashioned factory work? Simon Head's vivid pictures of Amazon's factory methods for Salon.com suggests not. He calls Amazon's warehouse an example of "American Stakhnovism".