The fall of the Turkish model: Book review

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Ece Temelkuran reviews book in New Left Review Fall of the Turkish model, by Cihan Tuğal, Verso books, 2016 If Cihan Tuğal’s book was filmed as a political…

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It’s the will of the Turkish people, Erdogan says. But which people?

Thursday, July 28, 2016

 Ayça Çubukçu, The Guardian. There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen,” Lenin said. Turkey is having weeks like that. After the failed…

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Turkey: Stand against freedom violations

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

European Federations of Journalists. Attacks targeting the media in Turkey have led the International and European Federations of Journalists (IFJ/EFJ) to alert the Council of Europe about a…

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Erdoğan’s counter-coup coup in Turkey

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Esen Uslu, Weekly Worker. When I was writing the following lines two years ago, I was almost able to see the smirk on the face of some of…

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Turkey 2016: Echoes of July 2013, Egypt

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Omar Kassam, Counterpunch. The London Guardian opinion pages spin the story that after 22 years and 7 successes in popular elections in a rapidly growing and pluralist Turkey,…

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What caused the Turkish coup attempt?

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Ambassador W. Robert Pearson. Poilitico Magazine. A military coup succeeds or fails quickly. The July 15 attempt in Turkey now is over with thousands arrested, hundreds killed and…

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Turkey: Kurdish movement condemns coup and counter-coup

Friday, July 22, 2016

Green Left. The umbrella organisation of the Kurdish movement, the Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK) Executive Council Co-Presidency, released the following statement on July 16: There has been a…

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PKK on Turkey coup: No democracy in ‘fascist’ Erdogan-led government

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Open Democracy. In a statement published on July 16, the political affiliate of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), the Koma Civakên Kurdistan (Group of Communities in Kurdistan –…

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The national question part III: The decolonisation of Palestine

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Moshé Machover. Weekly Worker. This is the third and final article in a short series, leading up to a discussion of a socialist position on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict…

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Turkey after the failed coup: Defend democratic rights!

Monday, July 18, 2016

Joint Statement of Dördüncü Blok (Turkey) and the Revolutionary Communist International Tendency (RCIT/DKUE), 16.7.2016. After the coup-attempt by part of the Turkish military was defeated in the streets…

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‘Lets take the stairs’: glimpse into the occupation in Hebron

Friday, July 15, 2016

Ben Ehrenreich. London Review of Books. For a glimpse into the nightmarish world of occupied Hebron read this report: I was surprised a few weeks ago to find…

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Abbas Kiarostami: a profoundly political filma

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Yassamine Mather. Weekly Worker. The film director, painter, poet and photographer, Abbas Kiarostami, who died on July 4 2016, was one of Iran’s most important contemporary artists. He…

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How the Iraq war was sold in the US: propaganda war

Monday, July 11, 2016

Jeffrey St Clair Counter Punch The war on Iraq won’t be remembered for how it was waged so much as for how it was sold. It was a…

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American imperialism: exceptionalism and universalism

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Thomas Meaney London Review of Books American Foreign Policy and Its Thinkers by Perry Anderson, Verso, A Sense of Power: The Roots of America’s Global Role by John…

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Syria’s forgotten revolutionaries

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Patrick Ward Bookwitty Interview with Leila al-Shami In 2011 the Arab Spring swept the Middle East and North Africa. Millions of people rose up against dictatorships across the…

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Pakistan budget: Another disaster for the working class

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Muhammad Khan Ahmedani Socialist World Once again the Pakistani government’s Budget proposal fails utterly to meet the needs of the masses. The proposal for 2016-2017 will further push…

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‘Our stomachs will make themselves heard’: Sankara on food justice today

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Amber Murrey Links Interesting review on negative effects of food-aid Earlier this week the international NGO, Save the Children, reported that the food shortage in the drought-affected Tigray…

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BDS: Discussing Difficult Issues in a Fast-Growing Movement

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Omar Barghouti Al-Shabaka Israel’s attacks on the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement and other human rights defenders living under occupation, such as Al Haq staff, have dominated…

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Behind Terror and Anti-Terror

Friday, July 1, 2016

Dimitris Konstantakopoulos Defend Democracy Press Stop discussing about the roots of terrorism, stop debating our policies in the Middle East (and all the Third World, but those are…

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