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The “Arab Spring” revolutionary wave brought dictators in Tunisia and Egypt crashing down. It swept through the Middle East, inspiring workers and youth the world over. It has since ebbed, however, leaving the region wracked...

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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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A general strike, by bringing together the Kurdish and Turkish people to fight in a united way, is the best response to Erdoğan and his ruling clique’s attempts to use the blood of working people...

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Report of World Perspectives Discussion at the 2015 CWI Summer School Growing poverty and inequality, unemployment, war and its horrific consequences, economic stagnation and crisis. These were some of the themes touched on by Judy...

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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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