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Egypt: The bloody hands of a weak regime

Written by Peter Cork Friday, 01 April 2016
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General Al SisiOn Friday February 5th, the Italian left-wing journal Il Manifesto published a report on a meeting of Egyptian independent trade unionists posthumously credited to one of its contributors in Cairo. Giulio Regeni was a 28-year-old Italian student of the University of Cambridge writing his doctoral thesis in Egypt. His body had been found on a roadside two days earlier, covered head-to-toe in bruises, knife wounds and cigarette burns. His finger and toenails had been yanked out – clear signs that he was tortured before his death.

 

Iran Elections: Heavy blows to hard-liners opens new era in Iranian politics

Written by Hamid Alizadeh Saturday, 05 March 2016
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iran-voting-thumbThe result of the elections for the Iranian parliament and Assembly of Experts marks a shift in the political situation of the country. Under the pressure of the masses the regime is changin its direction, but this will only lead to a new period of instability and an upturn in the class struggle.

 

Syria: at which stage is the war?

Written by Hamid Alizadeh Friday, 05 February 2016
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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
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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
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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
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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
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CizreWe here share an appeal for solidarity against the war on the Kurds of Turkey, waged by the Erdogan regime in Turkey.

   

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