Despite US imperialism’s efforts to at least partly defuse the
combustible situation in the region, including token declarations by
Bush about support for a Palestinian state, Powell’s speech at the UN
security council and special envoy General Zinni’s urgent mission to the
Middle East, the...
The assassination of Israel’s tourism minister, Rehavam Ze’evi, by the
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), and the brutal
response by the Israeli army brought the Middle East to the brink of war.
The US bombing of Afghanistan has continued relentlessly since 7
October. The Taliban has reported that over 100 innocent civilians have
been killed as a result. Many more will die over the coming weeks.
Unlike the Gulf or Kosovo/Kosova wars, there are no independent reports
from ‘the other side’, from...
As George W Bush strives to create a new Gulf war-style ‘coalition
against terror’ – complete with ‘Islamic support’ from Saudi Arabia to
Pakistan – the Israeli regime has come under pressure to call a
cease-fire and reopen negotiations with Yasser Arafat’s Palestinian
The first ever invasion of the Palestinian Authority (PA) territory by
the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) on Monday 15 April has taken the
present conflict in the region to a new level. It may be the case that
in future years this event could be looked upon as the first decisive
step to a wider conflict. Even though the...
The Palestinian masses perceive the election of the new Israeli Prime
Minister, Arik Sharon, as a vote for war. This perception is shared by
large sections of the working class and rural poor in the Arab and wider
Muslim world. This feeling will resonate amongst workers and youth in
the West and the populations of the...
The situation in the Middle East, apparently relatively calm on the
surface a few weeks ago has degenerated into a cauldron of bloody
conflict. The Israeli regime has responded to the new Palestinian
uprising in a brutal manner, deploying helicopter gunships on bombing
raids against the Palestinian Authority area,...
After all the blood that has been needlessly spilled in the last days,
we stand today facing the danger of an even more unnecessary regional
war, that will multiply the number of victims of the idiotic policy of
solving political problems by military means. And the political problems
are clear to everyone who looks at...
Öcalan’a ve Bütün Siyasi Mültecilere Siginma Hakki! Kürdistan’a Kendi
Kaderini Tayin Hakki! Yasasin Isçilerin Birligi ve Sosyalizm! Kürdistan
Isçi Partisi PKK’nin lideri Abdullah Öcalan’in Türk gizli servisi
tarafindan kaçirilmasi Kürtlerin...
This statement of the Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI)
mainly deals with those parts of Kurdistan which are currently located
in Turkey. It does not go into the situation in Turkey or other parts of
Kurdistan in depth.
The abduction of the Kurdish Workers’ Party (PKK) leader Abdullah Ocalan
by Turkish secret services has sparked furious mass protests by Kurds
and more than ever internationalised the Kurdish question. The CWI
stands with the oppressed Kurdish people and supports and campaigns for
their right to self-determination.