Middle East

Syria: at which stage is the war?

Written by Hamid Alizadeh Friday, 05 February 2016

azaz-corridor-and-northern-aleppoEven before they started, the so-called peace talks about the future of Syria have collapsed. UN special envoy to Syria, Steffan de Mistura, has called for a “pause” in the talks and a resumption on 25 February. Meanwhile the Syrian Arab Army and its allies have dealt a crushing blow to western-supported Jihadists in northern Aleppo. As the balance of forces shifts in the war, none of the parties on the ground have any reason to take serious steps in the talks.


Turkey: Solidarity with ‘Academics for Peace’

Written by Mustafa Özgül Friday, 29 January 2016

International Solidarity needed as Erdogan Regime Cracks Down on Academics for Peace!


Five years on: What happened to the Arab Revolution?

Written by Hamid Alizadeh Monday, 25 January 2016

21-11-2011 tahrir square egyptFive years ago, without any organisation, programme, plan or preparation the Arab masses, in the words of Marx, stormed heaven.  They brought down in a matter of weeks, what had seemingly not moved an inch in decades of petitioning by NGO’s and academic do-gooders. The colossal state-apparatus, employing hundreds of thousands of spies, police officers and army personnel, could only watch as the masses took over the streets.


Saudi Arabia: The execution of Al-Nimr and what lies behind it

Written by JB Monday, 18 January 2016

nimrThe recent execution of Al-Nimr, a Shia cleric leader who was arrested on 8 July 2012 during protests, along with 46 other men, mostly Sunnis, highlights the crisis facing the regime. Increased repression indicate a fear of the rulers at the top of an impending movement from below.


Turkey: Urgent Call for Solidarity and Action by the Union of Southeastern Anatolia Region Municipalities

Written by Union of Southeastern Anatolia Region Municipalities Wednesday, 23 December 2015

CizreWe here share an appeal for solidarity against the war on the Kurds of Turkey, waged by the Erdogan regime in Turkey.


Pakistan: Progressive Youth Alliance supports Kurds in the fight against Erdoğan’s terror

Written by Progressive Youth Alliance Monday, 21 December 2015

PYA Logo Yellow BorderWe have received the following solidarity message by the Progressive Youth Alliance in Pakistan, for the struggle against oppression of the Kurds in Turkey.


IMT: Support the struggle of the Kurds against Erdoğan's reactionary civil war!

Written by International Marxist Tendency Wednesday, 16 December 2015

state-terror Over the past year, hundreds of thousands of people in the south east of Turkey have seen their home towns and neighbourhoods destroyed in the face of indiscriminate and barbaric attacks by Turkish armed forces. Thousands of innocent people have been imprisoned and hundreds of men, women and children murdered in a barbaric civil war waged by the Erdoğan regime against the Kurdish people of Turkey.


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