FIR: Solidarity with the democratic forces in Turkey!

For months, the International Federation of Resistance Fighters (FIR) – Association of Anti-fascists and its member federations follows with great concern the political development in Turkey. It was already visible that the government under President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan started on one hand an increasingly expansionist policy with the support of IS troops in Syria, on the other hand domestically he practices a restriction of democratic freedoms, particularly freedom of the press. Nevertheless, Erdoğan was chosen by the EU administration in spring 2016 as a helper in the refugee question, he…

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Cuba celebrates July 26th

Expressing the sentiments of the Cuban people and millions of friends throughout the world, the Second Secretary of the Party Central Committee, José Ramón Machado Ventura, began his speech during the central act for National Rebellion Day this July 26, by conveying the warmest congratulations to Fidel Castro Ruz, on his upcoming 90th birthday. Machado Ventura, a vice president of the Councils of State and Ministers, ratified the commitment to remain faithful to the ideas for which the leader of the Cuban Revolution has struggled throughout his life and to…

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Michael Moore: Five Reasons Why Trump Will Win

I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but I gave it to you straight last summer when I told you that Donald Trump would be the Republican nominee for president. And now I have even more awful, depressing news for you: Donald J. Trump is going to win in November. This wretched, ignorant, dangerous part-time clown and full time sociopath is going to be our next president. President Trump. Go ahead and say the words, ‘cause you’ll be saying them for the next four years: “PRESIDENT TRUMP.”

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Interview of Prensa Latina With Syrian President Bashar Al Assad

Prensa Latina transmits below the full text of the exclusive interview with Syrian President Bashar Al Assad: PRENSA LATINA: Mr. President, thanks for giving Prensa Latina this historic opportunity of conveying your point of views to the rest of the world about the reality in Syria, because as you know, there is a lot of misinformation out there about your country, about the foreign aggression that is taking place against this beautiful country. Mr. President, how would you evaluate the current military situation of the external aggression against Syria, and…

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DISK: The solution is democratization, not a state of emergency!

We reproduce the statement of the chair of the Confederation of Progressive Trade Unions of Turkey (DİSK), Kani Beko, on the state of emergency declared in Turkey: In the wake of the 15 July coup attempt, a three-month state of emergency was declared all over Turkey in accordance with “suggestions” from the National Security Council. Declaring a state of emergency following a coup attempt that aimed to completely suspend democracy will solve none of the country’s problems but only serve to realize the system of governance envisioned by the coup…

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HDP: The Way Out of This Crisis is not Declaring State of Emergency, but Democracy

Five days after the coup attempt on 15th of July, the NSC and Council of Ministers declared a state of emergency in the country. This step shows the coup attempt might have been blocked, but the desire to rule the country with coup-like, authoritative mentality is not. In this period Turkey will be ruled by Decree-laws against the constitution, the Council of Ministers will be chaired by the President, the jurisdiction of governors will be increased, and vital universal and democratic human rights will be violated while the Turkish Presidential…

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The WFTU in solidarity with the people of Turkey

The World Federation of Trade Unions expresses solidarity with the people of Turkey and support to the members and friendly organizations of WFTU in Turkey. The members and friends of WFTU in Turkey, all the militant trade unions in the country are struggling under difficult conditions. They have to confront the antipeople’s and antilabour policies of the Government of AKP, they have to confront the reactionary, undemocratic practices of the bourgeoisie.

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Turkish government censures all news related to beheading of soldiers on the Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul

The Turkish government agency, The Telecommunication Department of the Information Technologies and Communication Institution imposed a censure on all news on the beheading of Turkish soldiers on the Istanbul Bosphorus Bridge. Sendika.org had published the news and the pictures of a solder with the ruling AKP sympathizer Jihadists killing the private while screaming, “Allah is great!” The incident occurred after an unsuccessful coup attempt by some sections of the Turkish army on July 16, 2016.  The soldiers, not even knowing what they were doing and who were told they were…

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Czech government doesn’t meet its promise about public referendum

Communist Party of Bohemia & Moravia takes a view that a development of citizens’ direct participation on the decision making is a necessary part of functioning democratic legal state. There are the issues to be decided not only by the political representation. If we want a change of alienated EU, if we want a peaceful alternative of our security to be ensured, we must begin from below, from the citizen.

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EMEP: A counter-revolution within the counter-revolution! Neither the coup nor the one-man dictatorship!

On the night on 15 July, Turkey witnessed a take-over of some critical points in two major cities by soldiers. The plotters took over the headquarters of the Turkish Armed Forces General Staff and the Gendarmerie General Command, an air base and Istanbul Atatürk Airport. The Chief Commanders of the armed forces were detained. Fighter Jets were flying low over cities and later, joined by helicopters, bombed certain targets including TBMM (Turkish Parliament Building), the vicinity of the headquarters of the General Staff and Special Forces Command. Without enough preparation…

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