The year the masks fell: Egyptians against the alliance of the Brotherhood, military and capital

The Egyptian people’s great revolution, which threw the dictator and his cronies into prison, is still aflame as it marks its second anniversary. It has already toppled several failed governments, and forced the Military Council to quit after elections which brought Mohamed Mursi and the Muslim Brotherhood to power. Their electoral success reflected the fact that the contest was with Ahmad Shafiq and the remnants of the old regime, and their deceptive claims of supporting the... Read More

Statement of Socialist Workers Bulletin (Nigeria): Nigerian troops out of Mali

776 Nigerian troops are expected to arrive in Mali today to support the attacks by French forces in the north of Mali.  They are expected to be joined by 124 more, and another 2,000 troops from other West African countries.  This action confirms Nigeria’s imperialist role across West Africa and gives backing to the French attacks which have already killed hundreds with bombing raids on the three main towns of Gao, Kidal and Timbuktu. By Baba Aye, National Chairperson Aid... Read More

Statement by DSIP (Turkey): Bullets aimed at peace

Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) co-founder Sakine Cansiz, Kurdistan National Congress (KNK) Paris represantative Fidan Dogan and Leyla Soylemez were murdered in an armed attack on the Kurdistan Information Bureau in Paris. Greek translation below The purpose of this assassination is clearly to sabotage the peace negotiations between the Turkish government  and the PKK. Such acts of sabotage were expected since the start of negotiations between PKK leader Abdullah Öcalan... Read More

Condemnation of continued attacks against comrade Femi Aborisade (Nigeria)

Condemnation of continued attacks against comrade Femi Aborisade and demand for action Socialist Workers League (SWL, Nigeria) is bothered by the continued attacks against Comrade Femi Aborisade, a leading member of the SWL and the Editor of Socialist Worker, the League’s newspaper, who is a Senior Principal Lecturer at The Polytechnic Ibadan. Eight armed men stormed his house on December 29. This was the second of such attacks within five weeks. SWL promptly wrote to the Commissioner... Read More