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Media criticism of Turkish State finally moving to the forefront

After the most recent terrorist attack on Turkish soil inspired or organised by Daesh (Isis/Isil) on 28 June, I once again highlighted the context of Ankara’s long-standing complicity with Wahhabi extremism – in anticipation of understated media attention on the current government in … Continue reading

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If the Democrats choose corporations over workers, Bernie will take the fight to the Convention

In spite of some concessions made to centre-left voters in the USA, the Democratic Party has shown it is unlikely to abandon its commitment to pro-corporate trade deals like the TPP. If this situation doesn’t change, Bernie Sanders says he will … Continue reading

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RATM members fighting the US establishment once more

Prophets of Rage is a new supergroup bringing together Chuck D from Public Enemy, Cypress Hill’s B-Real, and Tom Morello, Brad Wilk and Tim Commerford from Rage Against the Machine (RATM). It has presumably been formed to encourage US citizens to hit the streets ahead of … Continue reading

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The Honduran State is still ordering the assassination of social activists

It is getting clearer and clearer that environmental activist Berta Cáceres was murdered by the State Continue reading

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This new magazine is keeping the revolutionary spirit of 2011 alive

A healthy dose of inspiration for 2016 and beyond Continue reading

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Rojava’s strategic cooperation with USA: good, bad or neither?

With the newly-launched Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) offensive aimed at pushing Daesh (Isis/Isil) out of its self-proclaimed capital of Raqqa, the world has seen perhaps the closest cooperation yet between the USA and armed forces from Rojava, raising the question: is such … Continue reading

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Big differences between Rojava, Assad and Daesh

Regarding questions of religion and ethnicity, there are several big differences between Daesh, the Assad regime, and Rojava. Daesh Daesh insists upon an “Islamic system” of rule (by which we should read ‘Wahhabi system’). People who don’t follow Wahhabi practices and views … Continue reading

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The 100-year-old disease plaguing the Middle East

The Sykes-Picot Agreement of 1916, written at the height of the First World War, had a significant impact on the Middle East throughout the twentieth century. And it still has far-reaching consequences today – particularly for stateless ethnic groups like the Kurds. … Continue reading

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Chaos at Erdoğan’s talk in the USA (31 March)

This week I focused mainly on mocking Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and stressing that the West is slowly losing patience with their ally’s authoritarian antics. But on the same day I published my article on Erdoğan, numerous sources spoke of chaos … Continue reading

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Is the West running out of patience with Turkey?

In February 2016, Kurdish Question published leaked minutes from a meeting between President Erdoğan and the EU’s two top officials – Jean-Claude Juncker and Donald Tusk – which took place in November 2015. It was clear from the encounter that … Continue reading

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