How can anyone interpret the ongoing widespread massive demonstrations launched on previous week? The Turkish Spring? A public upheaval? Or a coup attempt ignited by the nationalists? To make a realistic interpretation,one must consider the latest political incidents in Turkey. Definitely, it is not just one spark which glinted the fire. AKP Government,the most loyalContinue reading “Labour Party (EMEP): About the developments in Turkey”
Police forced to retreat from Istanbul’s Taksim square as protests against the authoritarian neoliberalism of Erdogan’s proto-Islamist government grow. For more background, read a solidarity statement here. For an update on the situation on the ground in Istanbul, check our latest article here.
Syria gleefully turned the tables on Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday over his response to anti-government demonstrations, calling on him to halt the violent repression of peaceful protests or resign. Erdogan, a former ally of Bashar al-Assad, turned against him after the Syrian uprising erupted in March 2011, which has since descended into aContinue reading “Syria calls on Turkish PM to resign over crackdown”
Update as of 6 am (PST) Due to a media blackout, the following updates are hard to confirm, but come directly from comrades on the ground in an undisclosed major city. Vicious attacks from state security Police chased protesters towards military barracks. The military opened their gates to allow protesters in and pointed their gunsContinue reading “Updates From A Comrade in Turkey”
By Adam Hudson From the war on drugs to the war on terror, law enforcement’s battle against minorities serves as pacification. Police officers, security guards, or self-appointed vigilantes extrajudicially killed at least 313 African-Americans in 2012 according to a recent study. This means a black person was killed by a security officer every 28 hours. The report notes that it’s possible thatContinue reading “1 Black Man Is Killed Every 28 Hours by Police or Vigilantes: America Is Perpetually at War with Its Own People”
Recently, an Ecuadorian a socialist activist named Mery Zamora was arrested and put in prison by the Correa government on charges of “terrorism.” Zamora was the former President of the communist-led National Union of Teachers (UNE) and she was arrested for participating in the uprisings of September 30th, 2010. Many U.S. “leftist” websites like DailyCensoredContinue reading “M.P.D. convention voices support for Mery Zamora”
In the last five years, a steep deterioration in the condition of the Greek economy has been observed – a destructive course that has eventually led to bankruptcy, contrary to the completely unsubstantiated claims of both the big bourgeois and the Khruschevite parties. Side by side with the objective economic laws, the implementation ofContinue reading “Anasintaxi KKE (1918-55): Crisis and the bankruptcy of Greek economy”
My name is Assata Shakur, and I am a 20th century escaped slave. Because of government persecution, I was left with no other choice than to flee from the political repression, racism and violence that dominate the US government’s policy towards people of color. I am an ex-political prisoner, and I have been living inContinue reading “America’s “Most Wanted” Terrorist: An Open Letter From Assata”
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has announced that Joanne Chesimard has been added to its Most Wanted Terrorists list. Thursday’s bulletin gave Chesimard, a black nationalist, the dubious distinction of being the first woman to be placed on the list. Chesimard, better known as Assata Shakur, was a member of the Black Panther Party andContinue reading “FBI adds 65-year-old Black Panther to Most Wanted Terrorists list”
On this day 43 years ago, the National Guard shot dead Jeffrey Miller, Alison Krause, William Schroder, and Sandra Scheuer, all students at Kent State University in Ohio who were protesting the Vietnam War. Today is the anniversary of the Kent State Massacre. Rest In Peace.
By Leonidas Oikonomakis Greek police may vainly try to photoshop away the torture of four alleged bank robbers, but they cannot gloss over the radicalization of Greek youth. The story is as follows. On February 1st 2013, an attempted robbery of two banks takes place in a small village of the Western Macedonia region, calledContinue reading “Photoshopping away police torture in Greece”
Tunisian opposition leader Chokri Belaid has been shot dead outside his home, prompting thousands of Tunisians to protest in the capital and across the country, torching ruling party offices in several towns and chanting “the government should fall.” (FOLLOW LIVE UPDATES) In Tunis thousands of people flooded the central Habib Bourguiba Avenue, close to the tree-linedContinue reading “Teargas as thousands protest top opposition leader assassination in Tunisia (PHOTOS)”
Democracy Now! reports this morning: While praised for his work with the poor, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio — now Pope Francis — has long been dogged by accusations of his role during Argentina’s military dictatorship. We speak to Horacio Verbitsky, a leading Argentine journalist who exposed Francis’ connection to the abduction of two Jesuit priests.Continue reading “Dirty Wars: Pope Francis’ Ties to Argentina’s Right-wing Junta”
In February of 1973 the American Indian Movement and the Lakota Nation made a final stand for Native rights with siege at wounded knee. In the summer of 1968, two hundred members of the Native American community came together for a meeting to discuss various issues that Indian people of the time were dealing withContinue reading “We Remember Wounded Knee”
By: Amal Saad-Ghorayeb In March 2011, a commentator for al-Jazeera wrote: “Events in Egypt and Tunisia have revealed that Arab unity against internal repression is stronger than that against foreign threat.” While this may have been an over-generalization at the time, events in Syria have borne out this assumption. This is due to the deepContinue reading “Fighting the Bigger Oppressor First”