Defend South Korean students struggle against Seoul National University’s corporatization

- Stop Victimization of students, Scrap new campus plan Students in Seoul National University (SNU), South Korea, have been occupying SNU’s main building for over 100 days since October 10, 2016, against a plan to build a campus extension in the city of Siheung. SNU is a national university regarded as the most elite institution of higher education in Korea. Although a public... Read More

Turkey after the attempted coup

An interview with Ron Margulies (DSIP, Turkey) for the magazine of the IS Tendency’s fraternal organisation in Germany. by Tilman von Berlepsch After the attempted coup d’état of the Turkish military, Erdoğan has declared a state of emergency. What powers does he have and how does he use them? Most crucially, the state of emergency gives the government the power to... Read More

We don’t want Trump—but neither do the bosses (Alex Callinicos)

First Brexit and now Trump. There’s a pattern here that we must try to understand. Of course it’s disgusting that a racist, sexist property developer has won the presidency of the United States. But something bigger is happening. Britain and the US were the two advanced capitalist societies that pioneered neoliberalism. This followed the election victories of Margaret Thatcher... Read More

Stop the repression of South Korean trade unionists

On 14 November 2015, about 100,000 people, most of them trade unionists, took to the streets of Seoul in response to a call by the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) for a national day of protest (N14). The main focus of the protest was opposition to proposed labour “reforms” by the Park Geun-hye government, which includes measures that would reduce wages and make it... Read More

Ankara bomb attacks: Blood on Erdoğan’s hands

Over a hundred are dead and scores more seriously injured after a bomb attack on a peace rally in the Turkish capital, Ankara. We offer our condolences to the family, friends and comrades of those killed, and we stand in solidarity with all those demanding justice. The rally, called by trade unions, was unarmed and peaceful. It sought to end the Turkish state’s war against the... Read More

Solidarity with Cizre, freedom for the Kurdish people!

The Turkish government’s decision to re-start the war against the Kurdish people this summer has led to clashes between the army and the PKK, with dozens of soldiers, police officers and Kurdish fighters dead. This has, as usual, been accompanied by a wave of racist demonstrations organised by the fascists all around Turkey and massive state repression and violence against civilians... Read More

No to AKP-US intervention, victory to the Syrian revolution!

Joining the imperialist coalition against ISIS, the Turkish state has begun to bomb Syria following its compromise with the US to open up the Incirlik airbase in return for bombing the PKK in Kandil. As part of this agreement of joint action between the Ak Party and the US, by giving air support to some groups in the region they are working towards forming an “ISIS-free zone”... Read More

IST STATEMENT ON GREECE: NO TO THE AGREEMENT!

1. The victory of Syriza in the Greek general election of 25 January was a victory for the left and the workers’ movement – not only in Greece but throughout Europe. It marked a breakthrough in the struggle against the austerity measures with which the Western ruling classes have reacted to the global economic crisis (once the immediate scare caused by the 2008 financial crash... Read More

STOP ΣΤΙΣ ΒΟΜΒΕΣ ΤΟΥ ΟΜΠΑΜΑ-ΔΙΑΚΗΡΥΞΗ ΤΗΣ ΔΙΕΘΝΙΣΤΙΚΗΣ ΣΟΣΙΑΛΙΣΤΙΚΗΣ ΤΑΣΗΣ

Οι ΗΠΑ, επικεφαλής ενός «συνασπισμού προθύμων» που συμπεριλαμβάνει χώρες μέλη του ΝΑΤΟ και Αραβικά καθεστώτα, έχουν εξαπολύσει ένα νέο πόλεμο στη Μέση Ανατολή. Ο Μπαράκ Ομπάμα και άλλοι δυτικοί ηγέτες μας βεβαιώνουν... Read More

Uluslararası Sosyalist Akım’dan Ortadoğu’daki yeni savaş üzerine açıklama

NATO ülkelerini ve Arap rejimlerini kucaklayan bir “gönüllüler koalisyonu”nun başını çeken ABD, Ortadoğu’da yeni bir savaş başlattı. Barack Obama ve diğer Batı liderleri, bu müdahalenin George W Bush’un Ortadoğu’daki askeri macerasından çok farklı olduğunu söylüyorlar. Amaç, basitçe, İslam Devleti, IŞİD, Irak Levant İslam Devleti (ISIL) gibi... Read More