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Archive for the Category 'Middle East'

For a revolutionary solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict!

In the early hours of May 31, Israeli navy commandos boarded the “Freedom Flotilla” of ships carrying aid to Gaza and murdered at least 9 activists. The ships, carrying 10,000 tons of humanitarian aid (including food, medicine and building materials) and 663 activists from 37 countries, were boarded in international waters 64 kilometers off the coast of Israel. »»»»

Speech at the demonstration “Freedom for Abdullah Öcalan” on December 5, 2009 in Berlin

We are here to demand freedom for Abdullah Öcalan and for all Kurdish people. Political prisoners and torture exist not only in Turkey – minorities are also oppressed within the European Union, in this speech, we want to draw attention to the situation in the Basque Country. »»»»

Perspectives for the Kurdish liberation movement 25 years after the begin of the armed struggle in Northern Kurdistan

Twenty-five years ago, on August 15, 1984, the armed struggle began in the Kurdish regions of Turkey. The left-wing Workers Party of Kurdistan (PKK) called for a struggle against the military dictatorship which had come to power in the coup of September 12, 1980, and against the decades-old oppression of the Kurds in Turkey. On this day, their Kurdish Liberation Forces (HRK) attacked the state institutions in the villages of Eruh and Semdinli and gave the signal for a broad guerrilla struggle in the Kurdish regions of Turkey. »»»»

On March 25, 2009, six activists from Denmark were convicted of “supporting terrorism”. Their crime? Making and selling t-shirts.

The fashion company FIGHTERS+LOVERS was started back in January 2006: they produced stylish t-shirts – pink and mango in color – with the logos of anti-imperialist organizations like the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). As Ulrik Kohl from the group explained: “We didn’t want typical, trashy political clothes that people only wore because of the message.” »»»»

The Iranian workers’ movement is one of the strongest in the Middle East. It has a lot of experience from mass and militant struggles and since its birth it has been in several situations in which it was close to the revolutionary seizure of power. This workers’ movement has faced several waves of a systematic state repression. This repression is aimed not only against the political activities of left-wing of the workers’ movement but also against any kind of resistance to the gradual decline of the workers’ living standards. »»»»

Stop the attacks on Kurdish people in Germany, Turkey, northern Iraq and everywhere!

Beginning on December 16 of last year, the Turkish air force has been bombing Kurdish villages in the north of Iraq. According to official statements by the Turkish government and army command, these bombardments were aimed at positions of the Kurdish Workers Party (PKK). »»»»