25 | 01 | 2020

Britain's Communists have condemned the Turkish invasion of north-east Syria as a 'blatant and barbaric violation of Syria's national sovereignty'. Carol Stavris told the Communist Party of Britain's political committee that such a flagrant breach of international and humanitarian law cannot go unchallenged.

'In giving the green light to President Erdogan to bomb and invade this oil-rich region of Syria, US President Trump has double-crossed his Kurdish allies there and undermined the peace and stability process set in train by the multinational Syrian Constitutional Commission', she declared. 'Trump's prime intention is to draw Erdogan's authoritarian regime back fully into the NATO fold after its recent rapprochement with Russia, but...

More support needed for democratic forces

German MEP Özlem Alev Demirel has laid out the steps in which the European Union must follow in response to the Turkish army’s violation of international law by invading Syria.

She said: “Just as the Turkish economy deteriorates, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s government is also now a much weaker force in domestic politics.”

“This war of aggression is also...

From the early hours of Wednesday, the people of the region are witnessing a new imperialist crime with Turkey’s new invasion in Syria.

An invasion that began with the blessings of the USA and takes place within the context of the imperialist competitions in the region. This development in itself reveals the false arguments of the Greek Government on the occasion of Pompeo’s visit to Athens...

Thousands of Arab-Palestinians in Israel held protests on Friday, October 4, just a day after holding a general strike over the wave of deadly criminal violence unaddressed by police within the their communities.

Protesters blocked Route 65 near the city of Umm al-Fahm, Route 70 in the region of Tamra and Road 444 near Zur Yitzhak – stretching from central Israel to its northern parts...

It is time to form a government that responds to the demands of the people

For the fourth consecutive day, crowds in Baghdad and many other provinces and cities took to the streets, continuing their legitimate protest movement and confronting live bullets and other forms of excessive violence that led to the death of dozens of martyrs and hundreds of wounded among demonstrators and security...

The 13 members of the Knesset elected from the Joint List boycotted the inaugural swearing in of MKs to the 22nd Knesset held yesterday (Thursday, October 3) in Jerusalem. The lawmakers’ boycott came as part of Thursday’s general strike called for by the High Follow-Up Committee for Arab Citizens of Israel’s. Joint List leader MK Ayman Odeh (Hadash) said: “Dozens of people murdered since the...

The widespread nationwide popular protests that are continuing since they began on 1st October 2019, have served as a real warning to the government and dominant political forces, that are responsible for the tragic situation in the country and the dire living conditions of the citizens, especially the poor, toilers and youth, and its repercussions demonstrated by the current state of...

The Joint List sent a letter on Monday, September 30, to Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit urging him to immediately open an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the hospitalization in critical condition of a Palestinian activist after he was interrogated by Israel’s security services. According to Arabic language Communist newspaper Al-Ittihad the letter sent by the Joint List to...

The Joint List recommended Kahol Lavan (Blue & White) leader Benny Gantz for prime minister on Sunday, September 22, seemingly paving the way for the centrist party to get the first crack at assembling a coalition.

This decision marks the first time since 1992 that Hadash and Arab parties — separately or together — have recommended that the President of Israel (who is the authority who must...

The Joint List is set to be the largest non-ruling bloc in parliament – and may possibly even lead the opposition – if a national unity government emerges from Tuesday’s election. The Joint List has presented its stronger showing on Tuesday’s rerun as a victory over what it described as an “unprecedented campaign of incitement against the Arab public” by PM Benjamin Netanyahu and right-wing...

According to the results of the general elections of September 17, the Joint List supported by the Communist Party of Israel received 10.62% of all valid ballots cast, giving it 13 seats in the 22nd Knesset, the same number it won four and a half years ago when it first ran for the 20th Knesset in March 2015, thereby making it once again the third largest bloc in Israel’s parliament.

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