Tag: middle east

Trump’s Jerusalem ‘capital’ declaration provokes mass outrage

Trump’s Jerusalem ‘capital’ declaration provokes mass outrage

Trump’s declaration of unilateral recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, while ignoring the right of the Palestinians for a state with a capital in Jerusalem, ignited a wave of protest around the world, and already has raised the death toll amongst Palestinians.

Kurdistan: PYD leaders call for partnership with Bashar al-Assad’s regime

Kurdistan: PYD leaders call for partnership with Bashar al-Assad’s regime

The massive air campaign by the Turkish regime of Erdoğan on Kurdish PKK (Kurdistan Workers’ Party) bases, and the subsequent reactions of the PYD (Democratic Union Party), a sister organization of the PKK in Northern Syria, has raised important questions in relation to revolutionary strategy, in a sharper way than […]

Repel Islamic State and imperialism

Repel Islamic State and imperialism

For democratic workers’ defence and Kurdish self-determination The plight of Kurds and others living in Kobane, in the Kurdish area of Syria, surrounded and besieged by the Islamic State (IS), fills everyone who sees IS’s brutal methods, including mass executions, beheadings, torture and rape, with horror. Over 150,000 refugees have […]

Obama announces offensive against Isis

U.S. Empire Mired in Crisis “If you watch the nightly news, it feels like the world is falling apart,” said the U.S. president with resignation. Obama´s admitted lack of strategy is not stopping him from sliding into the next Middle East war. On the contrary, he is the fourth U.S. […]

Israel: Nationalist thugs physically attack CWI members

On 21 June dozens of protesters – Jews and Arabs, including Socialist Struggle Movement (SSM) activists – held a demonstration in front of the defence ministry in Tel Aviv. The protest was held against the Israeli government’s use of the tragic kidnapping of three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank […]

Oil war’s bloody legacy

Escalating sectarian conflict threatens to draw in surrounding countries At the time of Bush and Blair’s catastrophic and criminal invasion of Iraq in 2003, the Socialist Party and Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) warned it could lead to the break-up of Iraq and terrible sectarian war that is now […]

Ariel Sharon: A brutal architect of monstrous crimes

  The butcher of Sabra and Shatila has died. Ariel Sharon, once known as the “Father of Israeli settlements”, died after eight years in a semi-coma, following a stroke while still prime minister in January 2006. Many former and present capitalist leaders around the world have expressed sympathies, grief and […]