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A new book offers important insights into the role played by Middle Eastern states in the rise of brutal reactionary forces such as Islamic State. What’s missing, however, is an assessment of the potential of...

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Kurdish and Turkish people pay price for Erdoğan’s support for ISIS Reposted from socialistworld.net, website of the Committee for a Workers International, with which Socialist Alternative stands in international solidarity. Today at least 30 activists...

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On election night, many left and Kurdish activists rallied and celebrated. The left, pro-Kurdish "Democratic Party of the People" (HDP) has won enough votes to enter Parliament. ...

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Will the end of Kobanê’s siege turn the tide against IS? Serge Jordan, CWI The so-called ‘Islamic State’ (IS) had vowed to celebrate the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha in the mosques of Kobanê. But...

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What does US military ‘assistance’ mean for the Kurdish struggle? Serge Jordan, CWI The situation in Kobanê has put the Kurdish question in the centre of attention worldwide. The canton of Kobanê, part of Rojava...

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As Battle for Kobane Rages, IS Forces Make Major Gains in Iraq Obama and his western allies, such as Cameron in Britain, argued that a policy of air strikes alone would be sufficient to defeat...

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Regional war poses new challenges for struggle for Kurdish self-determination Serge Jordan, CWI Every day brings more gruesome news of the actions perpetrated by the so-called ‘Islamic State’ (IS): beheadings, crucifixions, enslavement of women and...

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Soma mine disaster deadliest in the country’s history On Tuesday 13, apparently faulty electrical equipment sparked a deadly explosion in a coal mine in Soma, western Turkey. The latest news report indicate that at least...

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What started as a protest to save a park became a massive movement against the authoritarian regime. Facing savage police violence, new layers of workers and youth rose up to fight for their rights. They...

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New layer of workers, youth and poor has entered the scene with the promise: “This is just the beginning – the struggle continues” Kai Stein, CWI ““Warlike violence” – that’s how ‘Taksim Solidarity’ the committee...

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