Turkey: Kurdish City of Sirnak 246 Days After Curfew and Genocidal Siege

The military curfew imposed in Kurdish city Sirnak has been lifted partially after 246 days, revealing the destruction and devastation left behind. The curfew imposed by the Turkish government on 14 March 2016 was partially lifted as families who had fled clashes between the Turkish army and local Kurdish forces returned to the city to…

Turkey: Fascist AKP Launches Campaign Against Assyrian Christians

VOLTAIRE NETWORK | 17 JANUARY 2017 FRANÇAIS  ESPAÑOL The mayor of Diyarbakir, recently appointed by the Yildirim government after the dismissal of the elected mayor, has removed the Assyrian statue [that had been erected] opposite the townhall. The former mayor (HDP), had erected the statue of the winged bull, Lamassu, in recognition of the Assyrian…

Fascist America: The Issue is Not Trump, It’s Us

On Actually Existing Fascism and the Hypocrisy of the Left Under Obama, the U.S. extended secret “special forces” operations to 138 countries, or 70 percent of the world’s population. By John Pilger On the day President Trump is inaugurated, thousands of writers in the United States will express their indignation. “In order for us to heal…

The Rojava Revolution: Either Betrayal or Freedom!

By Sinan Cudi “Revolutions that take power and gain statehood immediately cannot just be considered as exhausted; they are also the betrayal of the ideals of equality, freedom and democracy. In this sense the history of revolutions is also the history of the tragedy of betrayal. The French, Russian and Islamic Revolutions are full of important…

Building Totalitarianism in Europe

The Last Coup of Victoria Nuland Since April 2016, US neoconservatives have been trying to change the status of Cyprus. It is for them both (1) to reunite the island (2) to deprive it of its army (3) but also to deploy the Turkish army under cover of NATO. The inevitable Victoria Nuland, who should…

Fear of Genocide in South-east Turkey

Erdogan’s War on Women  Julie Ward went to Nusaybin during her October visit and met with bereaved mothers and saw for herself the ongoing clearance of whole neighbourhoods and the desecration of graves.“Many families have yet to receive the corpses of their loved ones and in some cases only a few body parts have been…

Kurdish Movement Commemorates Fidel Castro

Kurdish Question The Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK) has issued a written statement in memory of the revolutionary, Fidel Castro, who died last week. The umbrella organisation of the Kurdish movement, the KCK, has released a statement commemorating the life of Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro, who led the small island to a revolution in 1959. The statement said that…

When Afghanistan Called Fidel and Cuba Answered

One of the lesser known facts of 20th-century world history is Cuba’s military help in Afghanistan during the critical years of the Saur Revolution of 1978. By Fraidoon Amel One of the most striking world historical beacons in the 20th century is revolutionary Cuba’s meaningful, spartan, and heroic internationalism. While Cuba’s internationalist solidarity still exists…

Erdogan’s War on Women

Dilar Dirik Kurdish women in one of the strongest and most radical women’s movements in the world are taking a battering from the Turkish state with impunity – as Europe looks the other way. Ayla Akat Ata, spokeswoman of Free Women’s Congress (KJA), 8th March celebration 2014 when she was still an MP. ‘’We will…

The Dialectic of Fascism, Resistance and Revolution in Turkey-Bakur

By Cihad Hammy Following the failed coup attempt in July, Turkey’s ruling party, the AKP, declared a state of emergency throughout Turkey. President Erdogan infamously called the failed coup a “gift from God”, setting a new stage in Turkey; the movement from being the Middle-East’s so-called “model democracy” to Islamo-Turkish fascism. This new stage manifests…

Kongreya Star Demand Freedom for All Resisting Women

Freedom For All Resisting Women In The Name of AYLA AKAT ATA and GÜLTAN KIŞANAK The attacks, detentions and arrests towards the people and their representatives as a part of the ongoing state violence in Kurdistan since July 2015 have reached its peak in the last 3 days. Gültan Kışanak, as the first Co-Mayor of…

Djibouti: Springboard for US Military Intervention

By Andrei Akulov The US is dramatically increasing the tempo of its military operations in MENA (the Middle East and North Africa), especially in the Horn of Africa. Djibouti has an important role to play in the military planning. The small republic guards the entrance to the Red Sea and Suez Canal to make it a perfect…

Interview With İlham Ehmed

Turkey may attack Efrîn ANF – SEYİT EVRAN Syria is heading towards an uncertainty which is widening the divide between the US and Russia. The relationship between the two powers on Syria has reached a stalemate. Meanwhile, Syrian government forces advance in Aleppo and Homs amidst an expansion of Turkey’s invasion of Syria. Syrian Democratic…

What September 11 Has Left Us

US discourse on terrorism bears little relation to reality Sergio Alejandro Gómez | informacion@granma.cu September 15, 2016 09:09:36 September 11 is just another box on the calendar. But history has been responsible for filling this space with events that mark the fate of entire peoples. Even as the firefighters and rescue workers were still searching…

Who Created the “Evil” That is Destabilising the World?

Question: What did the September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Centre have in common with the military assault on the Gadaffi-led government and nation of Libya? Answer: At the centre of both crimes were two groups of Islamic fundamentalist terrorists that were virtually created by the government of the United States of America!…