On May 16, 2020, teachers from the city of Dohuk, located in the autonomous region of Kurdistan in northern Iraq, called for a strike. They complained that their wages had not been paid for several months. Before the demonstration even started, Badal Bardawi, a teacher activist and organizer of the rally, was arrested by the security forces. The demonstration gathered around 200 people, mainly teachers joined by a few other public servants sharing their demands, and was dispersed by the riot police. A hundred people were arrested, including eight journalists who covered the event. 15 of the detainees were still detained on May 17, only being released after paying a heavy bond pending their trial, even though they are in financial...

PAME calls on workers and unions to step up the fight against imperialist plans and wars that victimize the people of Palestine, Syria and the wider region.

This year marks 72 years since the day of Nakba (the destruction of Palestine in 1948) when 415 Palestinian villages were completely destroyed, more than 10,000 Palestinians were killed and tens of thousands were injured, and 760,000...

redglobeThe International Press Institute (IPI) and the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate (PJS) called on Israel to allow Palestine TV to reopen in occupied East Jerusalem. “Israel should remove all restrictions on Palestine TV and allow its office to reopen in East Jerusalem,” said IPI in a press release.

On May 11, the Israeli government renewed the closure of the office of Palestine TV, a...

Thousands of citizens of Israel gathered outside the Knesset in Jerusalem on Thursday evening, May 14, to protest the swearing-in of the new Netanyah-Gantz government, among them hundreds of members of Hadash and the Communist Party of Israel (CPI). But because of internal squabbles within the Likud, the ceremony was postponed until Sunday, May 17.

Hours before Israel’s new...

The World Federation of Trade Unions follows the developments about the situation of workers of Arab countries, which is being deteriorated due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. Except for the consequences on their health, the workers are called to pay the price for the consequences that the Pandemic and the lockdowns have brought upon to the economies of their countries.

In Algeria, Air Algeria...

Every year  the Palestinian People organize demonstrations on the occasion of  the murder of 15.000 Palestinians on the 15th May 1948 and the displacement of other 750.000 that time period (Nakba Day).

This year commemoration is marked by the unacceptable attempt of Israel to annex the occupied Palestinian territories of the Jordan Valley in West bank, on the basis of “Trump’s...

During recent days, thousands of citizens of Israel have taken to the streets in numerous and diverse protests, all of them somehow linked to the political, social and economic upheavals so exacerbated by the coronvirus crisis.

Several protests were originally scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday May 13, to coincide with the swearing-in of the new Netanyahu-Gantz government. However, on...

Every year on May 9, the anniversary of the Nazi Germany’s surrender to the Soviet Union in 1945, the Communist Party of Israel (CPI) marks the defeat of the Nazi forces at the hands of the Red Army. This year, communists and Hadash activist delegations held the annual commemoration of this historic event on Saturday, May 9, in the Red Army Forest near Jerusalem. In Israel, the CPI has for many...

cpisraelUS Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to Israel next week for a brief visit amid the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown, a trip that is expected to focus on far-right Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plans to annex portions of the occupied West Bank, the State Department announced on Friday, May 8.

Pompeo will make the lightning trip to Jerusalem to meet with Netanyahu and his new...

Thousands of workers, unemployed, self-employed and small business owners took part in demonstrations throughout the country Saturday night, May 2, against the economic and social policy of the far-right government, while demanding support in the wake of the economic crisis brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

Saturday night, rallies were held in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa, Beersheba...

The Chief Prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, reiterated on Thursday, April 30, her position that Palestine is a state for the purposes of transferring criminal jurisdiction over its territory to The Hague.

Bensouda’s position, laid out in great detail in a 60-page report, could pave the way for the investigation of war crimes committed in the occupied...

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