Akdeniz: Dünya devriminin yeni havzası!

The Mediterranean: new basin of world revolution!

البحر الأبيض: الحوض الجديد للثورة العالمية

مدیترانه: حوزه جدید انقلاب جهانی

Il Mediterraneo: nuovo bacino della rivoluzione mondiale!

Μεσόγειος: Νέα λεκάνη της παγκόσμιας επανάστασης!

Derya Sıpî: Deşta nû a şoreşa cihânê

Միջերկրական ծով: նոր ավազանում համաշխարհային հեղափոխության.

El Mediterráneo: Nueva cuenca de la revolución mundial!

La Méditerranée: nouveau bassin la révolution mondiale!

Mediterrâneo: bacia nova da revolução mundial!

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RedMed
September 23, 2018

15 Eylül Cumartesi günü Makedonya’nın Doyran şehrinde Balkanların farklı ülkelerinden sosyalist partiler, devrimci örgütler bir araya geldi. Levitsa’nın ev sahipliğinde yapılan toplantıya Yunanistan’dan DİP’in kardeş partisi EEK’in yanı sıra NAR, OKDE, SEK, DEA, Türkiye’den DİP ve EMEP, Sırbistan’dan Marks21 katıldı. Toplantıda Levitsa ve Makedonya halkıyla dayanışma amacıyla imzalanan bildiriyi yayınlıyoruz:  

18 Haziran'da, Makedonya ve Yunanistan hükümetleri iki ülke arasındaki ilişkileri 25 yılı aşkın süredir etkileyen isim tartışmasına çözüm olarak sundukları bir antlaşmayı imzaladılar. Bu antlaşmanın, iki taraf için de ulusal sorunu çözmek ve iki etnisite arasındaki dostluğu geliştirmek yönünde gerçek bir niyetin sonucu olmadığı, Batı emperyalizminin kurumlarınca, özellikle de NATO ve AB tarafından dayatılmış bir hamle olduğu şüphe götürmez. Bunun başlıca kanıtı, Makedonya hükümetinin isim meselesinin çözümünü Makedonya'nın AB'ye (ve NATO'ya) girişiyle ilişkilendirdiği bir referandum düzenlemeye karar vermesidir.

RedMed
September 23, 2018

On 15th of September socialist parties and revolutionary organizations from around the Balkans gathered in Dojran, Macedonia. EEK, NAR, OKDE, SEK, DEA from Greece, DİP and EMEP from Turkey and Marks21 from Serbia participated in the event hosted by Levica. We publish the statement of solidarity with the people of Macedonia and Levica that was signed during the event: 

 

Balkan Socialist Centre “Christian Rakovsky” and RedMed
August 26, 2018

Η 4η Ευρω-Μεσογειακή Συνδιάσκεψη τον Μάη του 2017 έδωσε έμφαση στις συνέπειες του πρώτου ταξιδιού του Τραμπ έξω από τις ΗΠΑ στην Σαουδική Αραβία και το Ισραήλ: τον σχηματισμό ενός φιλο-ιμπεριαλιστικού πολεμικού άξονα από το Ισραήλ, την Σαουδική Αραβία, τα Ενωμένα Αραβικά Εμιράτα, την Αίγυπτο και το Σουδάν, ενάντια στο Ιράν και τους συμμάχους του στην περιοχή, πρώτα από όλα την Χεζμπολάχ στον Λίβανο και το Συριακό καθεστώς του Μπασάρ Άλ Άσσαντ.

Αναπόφευκτα ο πρώτος στόχος και θύμα μιας τέτοιας ανίερης συμμαχίας είναι ο Παλαιστινιακός λαός, τα δικαιώματά του στον εθνικό αυτοπροσδιορισμό, περιλαμβανομένου του δικαιώματος στην Επιστροφή όλων των Παλαιστίνιων προσφύγων.

Balkan Socialist Centre “Christian Rakovsky” and RedMed
August 26, 2018

The 4th Euro-Mediterranean Conference in May 2017 had emphasized the implications of the first trip of Trump outside the US in Saudi Arabia and Israel: the formation of a pro-imperialist war axis of Israel, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Sudan aimed against Iran and its allies in the region, first of all Hezbollah in Lebanon and the Syrian regime of Bashar al Assad.

Inescapably the first target and victim of such unholy alliance is the Palestinian people, their rights of national self-determination, including the right to Return of all Palestinian refugees. 

On May 14, the United States opened its new embassy in Al Quds/Jerusalem. Thereby the US imperialism made definitive its recognition of Al Quds/Jerusalem as the capital city of the occupier state. The Palestinian people’s unarmed Great March of Return in Gaza was attacked by the Zionist forces, who killed dozens of civilians, injuring and arresting thousands, thus leading one of the most violent attacks against the Palestinians since the 2014 Gaza War. At the same time thousands of Palestinian political prisoners are in the Zionists’ prisons, without trial, for years.

RedMed
August 26, 2018

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[Την Πέμπτη 9 Aυγούστου, στη Βόρεια Υεμένη, που είναι κάτω από τον έλεγχο των Χούτι, η Σαουδαραβική συμμαχία βομβάρδισε ένα λεωφορείο κοντά ή μέσα σε μια αγορά, σκοτώνοντας δεκάδες πολιτών. Ανάμεσα σε αυτούς που δολοφονήθηκαν ήταν τουλάχιστον29 παιδιά που πήγαιναν σε μια καλοκαιρινή κατασκήνωση.

August 18, 2018

Emperyalizm ve savaşa karşı uluslararası sosyalist devrim yoluyla mücadele!

Devrimci enternasyonal için ileri!

RedMed
August 12, 2018

قصف الائتلاف الذي تقوده السعودية أمس، الخميس، شمالي ...

August 11, 2018

1.   Το Δόγμα Τραμπ «Να Κάνουμε την Αμερική Μεγάλη Πάλι» ισοδυναμεί με κήρυξη πολέμου εναντίον της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης, της Ρωσίας, της Κίνας, του Ιράν και του υπόλοιπου κόσμου, συμπεριλαμβανομένης εν τέλει και της ίδιας της Αμερικής. 

Το γεγονός αυτό έχει γίνει απολύτως ξεκάθαρο ακόμα και στους πιο σκεπτικιστές, μετά το τελευταίο ταξίδι του Αμερικάνου Προέδρου στην Ευρώπη, στις 11 -16 Ιουλίου 2018, που εύστοχα χαρακτηρίσθηκε ως «πέντε μέρες διπλωματικού μακελειού». 

August 11, 2018
На 23-25 юли 2018 г. се проведе извънредна евро-средиземноморска среща, свикана от Балканския социалистически център „Кристиян Раковски“ и мрежата RedMed. Целта на срещата бе да се обсъдят и да се предприемат практически действия във връзка с опасната ситуация, предизвикана от световната капиталистическа криза и ескалацията на войната в Близкия изток, Балканите и Европа, белязана от „Дипломатическата касапница“ на петдневното посещение на Тръмп в Европа в средата на Юли. В срещата взеха участие представители на революционни марксистки и комунистически партии, организации, списания и леви бойци от единадесет държави. Представяме ви общата финална резолюция, която участниците приеха на срещата.
 
 
Финална резолюция – Юли 2018 г.
1. Доктрината на Тръмп „Да направим Америка велика отново“ е декларация на война срещу Европейския съюз, Русия, Китай, Иран и останалата част от света – включително срещу самата Америка.
RedMed
August 9, 2018

Yesterday, in Northern Yemen, which is entirely under Houthi control, the Saudi-led coalition bombed a bus near or inside a market place, killing dozens or even scores of civilians. Among those killed were at least 29 children on their way to a summer camp. The Saudis were adamant in the legitimacy of this “operation”, claiming that it was in retaliation to a Houthi missile sent to southern Saudi Arabia, killing one person. These allies of the “international community”, i.e. of imperialism are brazenly defending a massacre by recourse to the concept of retaliation! What on earth does the killing of children eight or nine years old have to do with military retaliation? These people do not even have the minimal decency to admit to wrongdoing of the most obvious kind. Normal when one remembers that it the past they have systematically bombed schools, hospitals, weddings and even the dead, during funerals.

Behnaz Tebrizi
August 9, 2018

Iran is fast becoming the centre of a storm in the Middle East and Western Asia in general. The United States under Donald Trump started to implement new sanctions on the country on 6 August. On the other hand, demonstrations are roaming the country and have reached the capital city, Tehran. We are publishing below the transcription of the speech made by the Iranian delegate at the Emergency Euro-Mediterranean Encounter, held in Erethria, Greece on 23-25 July 2018.

Balkan Socialist Centre “Christian Rakovsky” and RedMed
August 7, 2018

Struggles on the right to abortion on demand are being waged around the world, from Poland to Ireland, from Argentina to in all probability very soon the United States. The draft law being debated in the Congress in Argentina is, at this point, the greatest test for the women’s movement and others fighting for women’s emancipation. The draft law passed its first reading in the lower chamber of Congress earlier. It will now be voted in the Senate tomorrow, the 8th August 2018.

The Emergency Euro-Mediterranean Encounter that convened in Erethria, Greece on 23-25 July 2018 passed, unanimously, a resolution that defends abortion as a right for the women of the entire world. In support of our Argentine sisters, we publish this Declaration on the eve of the voting in the Senate, in Spanish and in English.

El enorme desarrollo que ha adquirido el movimiento de la mujer, bajo expresiones cada vez más radicalizadas –la acción directa, la huelga, etc.- es indisociable de la tendencia general a la rebelión popular que recorre el mundo, acicateada por la crisis mundial. 

Balkan Socialist Centre “Christian Rakovsky” and RedMed
August 7, 2018

Struggles on the right to abortion on demand are being waged around the world, from Poland to Ireland, from Argentina to in all probability very soon the United States. The draft law being debated in the Congress in Argentina is, at this point, the greatest test for the women’s movement and others fighting for women’s emancipation. The draft law passed its first reading in the lower chamber of Congress earlier. It will now be voted in the Senate tomorrow, the 8th August 2018.

The Emergency Euro-Mediterranean Encounter that convened in Erethria, Greece on 23-25 July 2018 passed, unanimously, a resolution that defends abortion as a right for the women of the entire world. In support of our Argentine sisters, we publish this Declaration on the eve of the voting in the Senate.

The huge development the women's movement has acquired, under increasingly radicalized expressions - direct action, strike, etc. - is inseparable from the general tendency to popular rebellion that is running the world, spurred by the world crisis.

DIP
August 5, 2018

The United States began its sanctions on Turkey referring to the situation of Pastor Brunson, who was decided by court to be removed from jail but kept under house arrest as the case proceeds. The US Department of Treasury has announced that sanctions will be imposed on the Turkish Minister of the Interior, Süleyman Soylu, and the Turkish Minister of Justice, Abdulhamit Gül, in direct relation to Brunson's case. The two ministers’ assets in the United States were frozen and American citizens were banned from doing business with them.

Sungur Savran and Savas Michael Matsas
August 5, 2018

The agreement between the leaders of the Republic of Macedonia and of Greece, Zaev and Tsipras, received the support of 41 intellectuals from around the world as well as from Greece and Macedonia, who published a petition they signed in the British newspaper The Guardian on 20 July 2018 (https://www.theguardian.com/global/2018/jul/20/historic-deal-on-shared-macedonian-identity-must-be-honoured?CMP=share_btn_fb). This petition, which is supposed to be written from a left-wing point of view condones the role imperialism has played in all this. A petition that was written as a rebuttal of the first also sidesteps the issue of imperialism and the role it plays in the Balkans. This second petition was also signed by an international set of intellectuals, including certain from Macedonia and Greece. At the time of publishing this, we are not aware whether it has been published yet.

August 3, 2018

Fight imperialism and war with the international socialist revolution! 

Forward to the revolutionary International!

1.     The Trump Doctrine “Make America Great Again” is a Declaration of War against the European Union, Russia, China, Iran, and the rest of the world-including, finally, America itself.

This became crystal clear, even among the most skeptic, with the US President’s last trip in Europe on July 11-16, 2018, which aptly was described as “five days of diplomatic carnage”. 

Landing in Brussels Airport, on July 11, to attend to the NATO Summit, Trump announced an escalation of the trade war against China by imposing another $200 billion tariffs added to the previous $50 billion already decided and/or under way. At the same time, he insulted Angela Merkel and Germany to be “captives of Russia” because of German participation in the North Stream II pipeline project; then he threatened the entire Atlantic Alliance with a US withdraw if the NATO members do not double their contribution in military expenditures.

Balkan Socialist Centre “Christian Rakovsky” and RedMed
August 1, 2018

On July 23-25, 2018, an Emergency Euro-Mediterranean Encounter, called by the Balkan Socialist Center “Christian Rakovsky” and the web network RedMed, was successfully held in Eretria, Greece. Its aim was to discuss and take practical steps of action in relation to the dangerous situation produced by the world capitalist crisis and the escalation of war in the Middle East, the Balkans, and Europe, marked by the “diplomatic carnage” of the five days  visit by Trump in Europe (July 11-16, 2018).

The tragedy of the victims of the fires in Greece, the days of the Encounter, moved all the participants who declared, through a special statement, their solidarity.

Revolutionary Marxist and Communist parties, organizations, journals and militants from eleven countries took part in the proceedings.

From Greece: EEK (Workers Revolutionary Party, the host of the event), NAR( New Left Current for Communist Liberation), Syntonismo/ Coordination of Trade Unions, Students, and local movements for the Refugees, plus activists working in “hot spots” for refugees.  

From Turkey : the DIP (Revolutionary Workers Party)

Christian Rakovski Balkan Socialist Centre and RedMed
July 29, 2018

Συλλυπητήρια σε εκείνους των οποίων οι αγαπημένοι απεβίωσαν!
Αλληλεγγύη στον ελληνικό λαό!

Christian Rakovski Balkan Socialist Centre and RedMed
July 29, 2018

The Emergency Euro-Mediterranean Encounter, an international gathering of revolutionary Marxist workers’ parties and organisations from Europe, North and South, the Middle East, Russia, Africa and Latin America convened in the evening of Monday, 23rd July 2018 to open its deliberations to last three days in Erethria, Greece, unaware of course of what was to happen that very night. We woke up Tuesday morning to learn to our deep consternation that, the night before, fires had ravaged several areas of Greece and, in certain localities, took a very high toll in terms of human lives. At the time of writing the figure of those who have passed away, had reached an astonishing 76, in addition to a legion of injured, burnt in the fire, hundreds or perhaps thousands of homes scorched, whole communities destroyed.

We are immensely shaken by this tragedy that has befallen the Greek people. We humbly present our condolences to those who have been left behind by the deceased. We extend our best wishes to those who are suffering as a result of their burns. We extend our solidarity and sympathy to the people of Greece. 

Christian Rakovski Balkan Socialist Centre and RedMed
July 29, 2018

Kristiyan Rakovskiy Balkan Sosyalist Merkezi ve RedMed internet ağının ortak çağrısıyla düzenlenen Acil Avrupa Akdeniz buluşması Yunanistan’ın Eretria şehrinde gerçekleşti. Yunanistan’dan EEK, Türkiye’den DİP, Arjantin’den Partido Obrero, Fransa’dan ROR, Finlandiya’dan MTL, İspanya'dan GIO, Rusya’dan RPK ve OKP, İtalya’dan Prospettiva Operaia ve İran’dan, Güney Afrika’dan devrimci Marksistler Acil Avrupa Akdeniz buluşması için 23 Temmuz’da bir araya geldi. 23 Temmuz gecesi onlarca insanın hayatını kaybetmesine sebep olan yangın faciası üzerine, DİP'in önerisiyle, hayatını kaybedenlerin ailelerine b...

Jorge Altamira and Martín Sánchez
July 27, 2018

At the beginning of July a popular uprising gripped the Caribbean country of Haiti. Below we publish, in abbreviated form, an article on this uprising published by Prensa Obrera, the web site of The Partido Obrero (PO, Workers’ Party) of Argentina. The translation into English was done by RedMed.

Sungur Savran
July 25, 2018

Ortadoğu’da ve Kuzey Afrika’da bir heyula dolaşıyor: komünizmin heyulası değil henüz ama devrimin heyulası. Sadece 2018’in yedi ayında, İran, Tunus, Ürdün, tekrar İran’da ve şimdi de Irak’ta isyanlar yaşadık. Bütün bu örneklerde ana sorun yoksulluk, işsizlik, eşitsizlik, elektrik ve temiz su gibi sosyal hizmetlere erişim türünden sınıf sorunlarıdır. Bu ülkelerin hiçbirinde ortaya bir önderlik çıkmış değil: Bütün bu isyanlar, tüm tanıklıklara göre, kendiliğinden patlak vermiş bulunuyor. Bütün bu isyanların yanı sıra Gazze halkının geri dönme hakkı için ve Donald Trump’ın hoyrat biçimde aldığı ABD’nin İsrail Büyükelçiliği’ni Kudüs’e taşıma kararına karşı yapılan bitmek bilmeyen gösteriler önemli bir soru sormamızı sağlıyor: kendilerini kahramanca isyanların ve kalkışmaların girdabına atan, farklı derecelerde de olsa ülkelerinin ve Siyonist devletin baskıcı rejimlerine başkaldıran kitlelerin örgütlenmesinin, önderliğinin ve koordinasyonun nasıl yapılacağı sorusu.

‘‘Bu protesto değil, devrim’’

Sungur Savran
July 25, 2018

ثمة شبح يحوم حول الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا، ليس شبح الشيوعية، ليس بعد، بل شبح الثورة. فخلال السبعة أشهر الأولى فقط من عام 2018، شهدنا تمردات في إيران وتونس والأردن وإيران للمرة الثانية، واليوم في العراق. وفي كل هذه الأمثلة كان السؤال المحوري دائما سؤال طبقة الفقر والبطالة وعدم المساواة في الخدمات الاجتماعية مثل الكهرباء والماء والصرف الصحي. لكن لم تظهر قيادة في أي من هذه البلدان، فكل الانتفاضات كانت عفوية بحسب كل الشهادات. فإن كل هذه الانتفاضات، وكذلك الاحتجاجات الدؤوبة لسكان قطاع غزة من أجل حقهم في العودة وضد القرار القاسي الذي اتخذه الرئيس الأمريكي دونالد ترامب بشأن نقل سفارة بلاده في إسرائيل إلى القدس، طرحت سؤالا قويا:تنظيم وقيادة وتنسيق الجماهير العريضة التي ألقت بنفسها ببسالة في دوامة التمرد والثورة، وهي تتحدى الأنظمة القمعية، وإن كانت بدرجات متفاوتة، لبلدانهم والدولة الصهيونية.

"إنها ليست احتجاجات، بل هي ثورة"

Savas Michael Matsas
July 22, 2018

صادق صباح اليوم، الخميس الموافق 19 يوليو/تموز 2018، الكنيست الإسرائيلي، برلمان الدولة الصهيونية الخاضعة لسيطرة الائتلاف اليميني المتطرف الحاكم بقيادة بنيامين نتنياهو، على القانون الأساسي للفصل العنصري "الدولة القومية للشعب اليهودي" بتصويت 62 صوتا مؤيدا و55 صوتا معارضا وصوت واحد امتنع عن التصويت، لتلغي حتى التمثيلية "الديمقراطية" لإعلان "استقلال إسرائيل" عام 1948. 

ولم تلغ اللغة العربية كـ"لغة رسمية" في إسرائيل وحسب، بل إن الصدمة المدمرة وجهت كذلك إلى الحقوق المحدودة أصلا للعرب الفلسطينيين من مواطني الدولة المحتلة. فالتفرقة مبنية على أساس العرق والدين، و"المستوطنات اليهودية" تمدَح وتدشَّن بوصفها "القيمة الوطنية" الأغلى للدولة. كما أن حقوق المواطنين اليهود الإسرائيليين الذين لا يتوافقون مع ما يسمى النسخة "الأرثوذكسية المتشددة" المشوِّهة من اليهودية المفروضة من قبل الحاخامات الفاسدين الذين يدعمون نتنياهو، تتعرض هي الأخرى للهجوم المباشرة.

ولهذا السبب، فبحلول 14 يوليو/تموز الجاري، تظاهر الآلاف من اليهود الإسرائيليين في تل أبيب ضد القانون الأساسي الجديد للفصل العنصري (انظر الصورة أعلاه).

Savas Michael Matsas
July 21, 2018

Hoy 19 de julio de 2018, temprano en la mañana, el Knesset israelí -el parlamento del Estado sionista,  controlado por la coalición gobernante de extrema derecha de Benjamin Netanyahu-, aprobó por 62 votos contra 55 y una abstención su normativa de apartheid, la “Ley Básica del Estado-Nación Judío”, aboliendo incluso la fachada democrática de la “Declaración de Independencia de Israel“ de 1948. 

No solo el árabe deja de ser un "idioma oficial", sino que se da un golpe destructivo a todos los derechos extremadamente restringidos de los ciudadanos árabes palestinos del país ocupado. Se establece la segregación según etnia y religión y los "asentamientos judíos" son alabados e inaugurados como el "valor nacional" más elevado del Estado. Pero también los derechos de los ciudadanos judíos israelíes, que no se ajustan a la distorsionada versión llamada "ultraortodoxa" del judaísmo -ordenada por los rabinos corruptos que apoyan a Netanyahu-, están bajo ataque inmediato.

Por esta razón, el 14 de julio miles de judíos israelíes se manifestaron en Tel Aviv contra la nueva Ley Básica del apartheid (como se ve en la foto).

Savas Michael Matsas
July 21, 2018

Bugün, 19 Temmuz 2018’in erken saatlerinde Siyonist devletin aşırı sağ koalisyonun kontrolü altındaki parlamentosu olan İsrail Knesset’i 62’i oya karşı 55 oy ve bir çekimser oyla 1948’deki “İsrail Bağımsızlık Bildirgesi’nin” sahte demokratik görünüşünü bile feshederek “Yahudi Halkının Ulus Devleti” adlı apartheid (ırk ayrımı) kanununu kabul etti. Sadece Arapça bir “resmi dil” olmaktan çıkmıyor, yeni kanun  işgal altındaki ülkenin Filistinli Arap vatandaşlarının son derece kısıtlı haklarına yıkıcı bir darbe vuruyor. Etnisiteye ve dine göre ayrışma kuruluyor , “Yahudi yerleşimleri” övülüyor ve Devletin en yüksek “ulusal değeri” olarak tanıtılıyor. Ancak, Netanyahu'yu destekleyen yozlaşmış hahamların emrettiği “ultra-ortodoks” denen çarpıtılmış Yahudilik versiyonuna uymayan İsrailli Yahudi vatandaşlarının hakları da yakın tehlike altındadır. 

Bu sebeple, 14 Temmuz’da binlerce İsrailli Yahudi bu yeni ırkçı Anayasaya karşı gösteriler düzenlediler (bkz. yukarıdaki fotoğraf).

Sungur Savran
July 21, 2018

Un fantasma acecha el Medio Oriente y el Norte de África – no el fantasma del comunismo, no todavía, sino de la revolución. Solo en los siete meses de 2018, hemos tenido insurgencias en Irán, Túnez, Jordania, Irán de nuevo y ahora Irak. En todas estas instancias, la cuestión central ha sido la cuestión de clase – de pobreza, de desempleo, de desigualdad, de servicios sociales como la energía eléctrica y agua potable. En ninguno de estos países ha emergido una dirección – todos los levantamientos fueron, de acuerdo a todos los testimonios, espontáneos. Todos estos levantamientos, así como las manifestaciones que no paran, del pueblo de Gaza por el derecho a retorno y contra la ruda decisión de Donald Trump de mudar la embajada de los EEUU para Israel a al Quds/Jerusalem, plantea una severa cuestión: la de la organización, dirección y coordinación de las masas que heroicamente se arrojan en la tormenta de la rebelión y la revuelta, desafiando los regímenes represivos, aunque en grados diferentes, de sus países y del estado sionista.

“Esto no es una protesta, es una revolución”

Savas Michael Matsas
July 19, 2018

Today, July 19, 2018, early morning, the Israeli Knesset, the Parliament of the Zionist State controlled by the ruling far right coalition under Benjamin Netanyahu, passed by 62 votes against 55 and one abstention its apartheid “Nation-State of the Jewish People” Basic Law, abolishing even the “democratic” façade of the 1948 “Declaration of Independence of Israel”. Not only Arabic ceases to be an “official language” but a destructive blow is given to all the extremely restricted rights of the Palestinian Arab citizens of the occupied country. Segregation according to ethnicity and religion is established and “Jewish settlements” are praised and inaugurated as the State’s highest “national value”. But also the rights of the Israeli Jewish citizens, who do not conform to the so called “ultra-orthodox” distorted version of Judaism ordered by the corrupt rabbis supporting Netanyahu, are under immediate attack.

For this reason, on July 14, thousands of Israeli Jews have demonstrated in Tel Aviv against the new apartheid Basic Law (see photo above). 

Sungur Savran
July 19, 2018

A spectre is haunting the Middle East and North Africa—not the spectre of communism, not yet, but that of revolution. Only in the seven months of 2018, we have had insurgencies in Iran, Tunisia, Jordan, Iran again and now Iraq. In all of these instances, the central question has been the question of class—of poverty, of unemployment, of inequality, of social services such as electric power and sanitary water. In none of these countries has a leadership emerged—all of the uprisings were, according to all testimonies, spontaneous. All of these uprisings, as well as the unrelenting demonstrations of the people of Gaza for the right to return and against the callous decision of Donald Trump to move the US embassy to Israel to al Quds/Jerusalem, pose a stark question: that of the organisation, leadership and coordination of the masses that heroically throw themselves into the maelstrom of rebellion and revolt, defying the repressive regimes, albeit to different degrees, of their countries and of the Zionist state.

“This is not a protest, it’s a revolution”

Sungur Savran
June 30, 2018

La Giordania è entrata nell'elenco dei paesi in cui la popolazione non si accontenta più delle briciole offerte dalle vetrine parlamentari, ma scende in strada in migliaia e decine di migliaia per creare migliori condizioni di vita per il popolo lavoratore. Sono state organizzate manifestazioni di massa nel cosiddetto quarto distretto di Amman, dove ha sede il Primo Ministro, e in città provinciali come Irbid, Tafila, El Kerak, Er Ramsa e Maan ogni sera dal 31 maggio al 7 giugno. Il movimento ha ottenuto alcuni successi, il più spettacolare dei quali è stato il licenziamento virtuale del governo di Hani Mulki, il congelamento degli aumenti del prezzo del carburante e più tardi il ritiro del controverso disegno di legge fiscale che forse è stato il principale pomo della discordia. A seguito di queste concessioni e dell'atteggiamento complessivamente flessibile delle alte sfere dello Stato, compreso il re, le manifestazioni sono state infine sospese l'8 giugno.

RedMed
June 30, 2018

Khalida Jarrar, a socialist militant and a longtime advocate for the freedom of Palestinian prisoners, has been imprisoned by the Zionist occupier since the 2nd of July, 2017. On the 14th of June, her friends learned that her “administrative detention” (a frequently used means adopted by the Zionists from the British colonial mandate in Palestine, in order to held Palestinians imprisoned without any legal action) is renewed for the 3rd time for an additional 4 months. 

 

June 25, 2018

The joint presidential and parliamentary elections in Turkey unfolded on Sunday, 24 June 2018 and ended with Recep Tayyip Erdoğan elected as president of the country, with a majority of seats going to the alliance between his party (AKP) and the traditional fascist party of the country, the Nationalist Action Party (MHP). The Revolutionary Workers’ Party, or DIP in its Turkish acronym, worked before the elections for a united front of a broad array of socialist parties, along with the so-called June Bloc, which initiative met with indifference on the part of the majority of the socialist parties, tail-ending either the self-styled social democrats of the bourgeois Republican People’s Party (CHP) or the pro-Kurdish People’s Democracy Party (HDP). The DIP was barred from running itself at the elections by the reactionary electoral laws of Turkey, as are so many other socialist parties. During the elections, it called on the working class and the labourers not to vote for Erdoğan and the AKP, who are out to destroy all the rights and gains of the working class as well as decimating democratic freedoms.

Sungur Savran
June 9, 2018

Jordan has joined the list of countries where the people no longer content themselves with the crumbs offered by parliamentary window-dressing, but walk out onto the streets in their thousands and tens of thousands in order to create better conditions of living for the working population. Mass demonstrations were staged in the so-called Fourth District of Amman where the seat of the Prime Minister is and in provincial cities such as Irbid, Tafila, El Kerak, Er Ramsa and Maan every evening from 31 May all the way to 7 June. The movement scored some successes, the most spectacular being the virtual sacking of the government of Hani Mulki, the freezing of fuel price hikes and later the withdrawal of the controversial tax bill that was perhaps the major bone of contention. As a result of these concessions and the overall flexible attitude of the higher echelons of the state, including the King, the demonstrations were finally called off on 8 June.

Christian Rakovski Balkan Socialist Centre and RedMed
May 22, 2018

Tre sviluppi nell'arco di tre giorni hanno incendiato il Medio Oriente. L'elemento tragico è l'omicidio a sangue freddo, il 14 maggio, durante la legittima "Marcia del Ritorno", di almeno 61 palestinesi, tra cui cinque bambini, da parte dell'esercito israeliano al confine tra Israele e Gaza, che ha anche provocato migliaia di feriti. Ma questa è solo un'estensione della spudorata politica guerrafondaia in Medio Oriente perseguita dall'amministrazione Trump e dallo stato sionista d’Israele. Il 12 maggio, Donald Trump ha deciso di ritirare dall'accordo firmato tra l'Iran e i cinque membri permanenti del Consiglio di sicurezza più la Germania e l'Unione europea nel 2015, un accordo che prevedeva la cessazione del programma nucleare iraniano in cambio della revoca delle sanzioni nei confronti di quel paese. E il 14 maggio gli Stati Uniti hanno aperto la nuova ambasciata a Gerusalemme/Al Quds, riconoscendo ufficialmente questa città storica di importanza unica per le tre religioni monoteiste del mondo, ebraismo, cristianesimo e islam, che sono anche attualmente le maggiori religioni del Medio Oriente, come capitale dello stato sionista d'Israele, creando così una polveriera pronta...

EEK-DIP
May 20, 2018

The sister parties of EEK in Greece and DIP in Turkey organised activities on 14 May in order to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Nakba (the eviction of a million Palestinians from their homes on the occasion of the proclamation of the Zionist state of Israel in 1948) and to condemn the transfer of the US Embassy to Al Quds (Jerusalem) and the massacre of 62 Palestinians, with a further 2500 wounded.

Istanbul

The DIP was the major force behind the newly established “Friends of Palestine against Imperialism and Zionism” that marched to the US Consulate General in Istanbul in protest against the opening ceremony of the new embassy building of the United States in Jerusalem (Al Quds). The Consulate General was shut for the day, in fear of possible protests by different groups in Turkey.

Christian Rakovski Balkan Socialist Centre and RedMed
May 20, 2018

Three developments in the space of three days have set the Middle East on fire. The tragic element is the cold-blooded murder, on 14 May, during the totally legitimate “March of Return”, of at least 61 Palestinians, among them five children, by the Israeli army at the border of Israel and Gaza, which has also left thousands wounded. But that is only an extension of the shameless policy of warmongering in the Middle East at large pursued by the Trump administration and of Zionist Israel. On 12 May, Donald Trump decided to withdraw form the deal that was signed between Iran and the five permanent members of the Security Council plus Germany and the European Union in 2015, a deal that traded cessation of Iran’s nuclear programme in exchange for the lifting of the sanctions on that country. And on 14 May, the United States opened its new embassy in Jerusalem/Al Quds, thereby officially recognising this historic city of unique importance for the three monotheistic religions of the world, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, which are also currently the major religions of the Middle East, as the capital city of Zionist Israel, thus creating a powder keg ready to explode.

Sungur Savran
May 13, 2018

So finally Nikol Pashinian, leader of the mass uprising in Armenia, has attained his dream of becoming the prime minister of the Caucasian republic. On 8 May, in an election in which he was the sole candidate, the Armenian parliament elected him prime minister with 59 votes to 42. This result is, on its own, a tribute to the power of the people: it confirms the fall (perhaps temporary) of Serzh Sargsyan, leader of the Republican Party of Armenia (RPA), which had won the parliamentary elections only a year earlier, in April 2017, taking 58 of the 105 seats and the rise of Pashinian, who was an obscure opposition politician, leader of the People’s Party, wielding three seats in parliament and a member of the Yelq (Way Out) alliance, with nine deputies, until he became the leader of the powerful mass uprising that started on 12 April. After less than a month of popular demonstrations, the strongman of Armenia has left the stage to a newcomer.

DIP
April 15, 2018

The missile attacks to Syria on the dawn of April 14th by the imperialist countries led by the United States, is an act of barbarism. Missiles were fired to Damascus, Homs, Hama, Daraa and Al-Suwayda because this assault suits with the interests of American, British and French imperialists and was also requested by the Zionist Israel. The claim that these attacks were performed in response to the alleged chemical massacre in Duma is a huge lie.

Missiles are the imperialist signatures of the chemical provocation!

Balkan Socialist Centre “Christian Rakovsky” and RedMed
April 13, 2018

Once again imperialism is employing the pretext of the allegation of the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian army in Douma near Damascus in order to change the balance of forces on the ground in the Syrian war. Military action has already been started by Zionist Israel, either on its own initiative or as a result of a previous agreement with the United States administration.

The imperialist attack on Syria must be stopped. Not only are these plans unjustified with regard to the situation in Syria, they also create a grave danger, threatening a war that extends way beyond the already devastated Syria and the Middle East.

The use of chemical weapons cannot be condoned. However, the evidence provided for the claim that it has been used by the Syrian army is flimsy and the historical record is clear as to the fact that the US has constantly had recourse to unabashed lies in order to create pretexts to resort to military action.

DIP
April 12, 2018

وفي ضوء كل هذا، لا يمكن أخذ قصة الأسلحة الكيميائية مأخذ الجد حتى إجراء مزيد من التحقيقات. إنها لحقيقة أن هناك على أرض الواقع كل الأسباب التي تجعل التحالف الإمبريالي و الصهيوني يقوم بأي شيء لتغيير ميزان القوى. بعد السيطرة على حلب وطرد قوات المعارضة، قام الجيش السوري المدعوم من روسيا مؤخراً بجهد كبير في الضواحي التي يسيطر عليها المتمردون في دمشق. لذا فإن المعسكر الإمبريالي سيعمل على إيقاف هذا التقدم من قبل الجيش السوري.

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