Syria, Iraq and the movement of refugees

21 September 2015 A research paper by Christine Buchholz (Die Linke member of parliament) and Frank Renken Translated by Ben Windsor In recent days three related questions have been sharply posed. Die Linke must find answers to them: i) The principal cause of the mass exodus of refugees to Europe is the war in Syria and Iraq. How can the wars in the Near and Middle East be stopped? ii)... 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

بيان التيار الاشتراكي الأممي بشأن أزمة اللاجئين في أوروبا

*ترجمة: محمد عصام معوض 1 تواجه أوروبا ما يسمى بـ “أكبر أزمة لاجئين منذ الحرب العالمية الثانية”، فالمستويات العالمية من الهجرة بلغت نسب مروعة بسبب الحرب والاضطهاد، فقد هاجر نحو 13.9 مليون في عام 2014 فقط. الأعداد التي... Read More

In support of the popular movement in Lebanon, against state repression

Beirut has been the scene of growing demonstrations over the past few weeks in reaction to the government’s disastrous management of waste disposal and treatment; this market-based privatised approach has catastrophic environmental consequences, hitting first and foremost the most impoverished regions of the country. The closure of the open-air landfill site in Na’ameh following... Read More

Verklaring van de IST over de nieuwe oorlog in het Midden-Oosten

De Verenigde Staten heeft een nieuwe oorlog in het Midden-Oosten gelanceerd, aan het hoofd van een ‘coalition of the willing’ met NAVO-landen en Arabische regimes. Daarover gaat deze verklaring van de International Socialist Tendency, waartoe de Internationale Socialisten behoren. De Verenigde Staten heeft een nieuwe oorlog in het Midden-Oosten gelanceerd, aan het hoofd van... Read More

JULKILAUSUMA LÄHI-IDÄN UUDESTA SODASTA

Yhdysvallat, joka johtaa Nato-valtioista ja arabihallituksista koostuvaa ”halukkaiden koalitiota”, on käynnistänyt uuden sodan Lähi-idässä. Barack Obama ja muut länsijohtajat vakuuttavat meille sen oleva täysin toisenlainen, kuin George W. Bushin Lähi-idän sotaseikkailu. Tavoitteena on vain ”vahingoittaa ja viime kädessä tuhota” ryhmä, joka vaihtelevasti tunnetaan... 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

IS Tendency statement on the new war in the Middle East

The United States, heading a “coalition of the willing” embracing NATO states and Arab regimes, has launched a new war in the Middle East. Barack Obama and other Western leaders assure us that it is quite different from George W Bush’s military adventure in the Middle East. The aim is simply to “degrade and ultimately to destroy” the group variously known as the Islamic... Read More

Bassem Chit: Tribute to a lost comrade

We write to express our profound shock and grief about the death of our beloved friend and comrade Bassem Chit. In the all too brief time that we had to work together with Bassem as a fellow revolutionary socialist activist, we had come greatly to admire him for his intelligence, his learning, his determination, his energy, his courage, and his optimism. One always came away from... Read More