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We repudiate new criminal chemical attack by Bashar al-Assad in Syria

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There has been a new criminal and genocidal action of dictator Bashar with the support of the Russian air force of Putin.There has been a new criminal and genocidal action of dictator Bashar with the support of the Russian air force of Putin. A bombing with a chemical gas has killed 72 people and left dozens injured on Tuesday, 4 April, in the town of Jan Seijun, north-western province of Idlib (Syria). "There are about 560 people affected, but the staff is still in shock, so I estimate that this will not be the final figure", explains Dr Mohamed Katoub, coordinator in Turkey of the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS).

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On the Turkish constitutional reform: For the triumph of NO in the referendum

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The International Workers' Unity – Fourth International (IWU-FI) calls for the support of the NO vote and for international solidarity with the workers and peoples of Turkey and to defeat Erdogan's plans.

Driven by President Tayyip Erdogan a referendum has been called for 16 April to reform the constitution. With the proposed presidentialist reform, the prime minister disappears and the president of the republic concentrates the executive power. The president can also take part in the election of the judiciary. The legislative elections will happen every five years (now they are every four), matching the presidential elections. The number of deputies will increase to 600 (50 more than the current ones). In short, Erdogan attempts to concentrate full powers to perpetuate himself.

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Women’s International Strike: For an anti patriarchal and anti-capitalist March 8th

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In more than 40 countries, thousands of women and organizations are preparing the world first women's strike for March 8th, the International Women's Day, which represents a great opportunity to strengthen and unify the struggles to conquer women's rights.In more than 40 countries, thousands of women and organizations are preparing the world first women's strike for March 8th, the International Women's Day, which represents a great opportunity to strengthen and unify the struggles to conquer women's rights.

A few weeks ago, in the US, thousands of women took to the streets to face the misogynist, racist and capitalist politics that embodies the new government of Donald Trump. This movement joins with the great demonstrations that took place in the world in recent years: #NotOneLess of Argentina against femicides; demonstrations in Turkey against a bill that reduced penalties on violence against women. Turkish women managed to have the project withdrawn. There were demonstrations in Mexico demanding #WeWantUsAlive. There were demonstrations in Brazil and India against rape. In Chile, women were claiming for the right to legal abortion. The women's strike in France for equal work, equal pay; The protests of women in Russia; the demonstrations in the Spanish State against violence on women, as in Italy and Poland to maintain the right to legal abortion.

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Heroic Aleppo falls into the hands of genocidal al-Assad... But the struggle in Syria does not end

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Heroic Aleppo falls into the hands of genocidal al-Assad

By Miguel Lamas, in El Socialista 337 (organ of Izquierda Socialista, IWU-FI), 13 December 2016

After years of heroic resistance, enduring the criminal bombings of the genocidal al-Assad and Putin, the glorious Aleppo falls. At the close of this edition, an agreement was announced that would allow the evacuation of rebel fighters from the last pockets of resistance. With no supplies or ammunition there was no alternative. Under the agreement, they could leave with their light weapons to the province of Idlib under rebel control, after the civilian population and the infirm were withdrawn. Of course, we cannot be sure that al-Assad and Putin will respect the agreement; particularly with the growth of reported cases about the atrocities and killings being carried out by the pro-Assad Iraqi and Lebanese "militias" executing civilians allegedly collaborating with the rebels.

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On the death of Fidel Castro

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The announcement of the death of Fidel Castro has had a great global impactBy Juan Carlos Giordano - Leader of Izquierda Socialista [Socialist Left] and national deputy of the FIT

The announcement of the death of Fidel Castro has had a great global impact. The Cuban people are in mourning. Millions in the world mourn the leader who directly led, along with Che, the Cuban revolution of 1959 who was an example for the revolutionaries and fighters of the world. We accompany the grief of the Cuban people and the fighters of the world left, but as socialists we have had serious discrepancies with the positions of Fidel Castro and the leadership of the Cuban CP.

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November 25th - International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

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November 25th - International Day for the Elimination of Violence against WomenOn the 25th September 1960, sisters Minerva, Patria and Maria Teresa Mirabal were brutally murdered in the Dominican Republic; murdered for being women and for fighting against the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo. Today, more than 50 years after their murder, women across the world commemorate their struggle by taking to the streets against patriarchal and capitalist violence that harrasses and kills us, the world over.

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Why did Trump win?

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Nothing good can be expected from this rightist, misogynist and racist.The "unexpected" (for pollsters and analysts) triumph of Republican candidate Donald Trump expresses a deep social discontent, which translated into millions of "punishment" votes against the establishment of the world's leading imperialist power, against Hillary Clinton and the failure of Obama's lie "yes we can".

By Miguel Lamas, leader of the IWU-FI, in El Socialista of Argentina, November 9th, 2016

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40 cities joined the Global Day of Rage for Aleppo

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40 cities around the world joined the world rage against this genocide.The people of Aleppo, which resists the genocide Al Assad, is systematically bombed by Syrian and Russian planes, with the passive complicity of the US. Aleppo is the Guernica of the 21st century. About 300 thousand people resist this criminal onslaught. They are under siege and heroically still resisting.

Last october 1st a global protest was organized in solidarity with the syrian people of Aleppofue demanding the cese of airstrikesand the siege of Aleppo. 40 cities around the world joined the world rage against this genocide. The IWU-FI took part organizing some of this actions and demonstrations.

Stop bombing Aleppo!!

We demand the end of siege to Aleppo! Russians and America out of Syria!

No to ISIS! Turkey and Iran out of Syria!

Down with Al Assad!

Governments must break diplomatic relations with the butcher Al Assad!

Unconditional solidarity with the Syrian people!

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Saturday October 1st: Worldwide day of rage for Aleppo

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Aleppo is the Guernica of the 21st centuryThe people of Aleppo, which resists the genocide Al Assad, is systematically bombed by Syrian and Russian planes, with the passive complicity of the US. Aleppo is the Guernica of the 21st century. About 300 thousand people resist this criminal onslaught. They are under siege and heroically still resisting.

Organizations and personalities from around the world have called for a global day of solidarity with the people of 

The Revolutionary Socialists of the IWU-CI join in this call and call political, social and student organizations that they call themselves democratic, as well as the left, to unite in solidarity with the Syrian people who are resisting heroically in Aleppo and in dozens of cities. In the battle for Aleppo the fate of the Syrian people is being played.Aleppo and demanding an end to these bombings and the site to Aleppo.

Aleppo is the Guernica of the 21st century

Stop bombing Aleppo!!

We demand the end of siege to Aleppo! Russians and America out of Syria!

No to ISIS! Turkey and Iran out of Syria!

Down with Al Assad!

Governments must break diplomatic relations with the butcher Al Assad!

Unconditional solidarity with the Syrian people!

International Workers Unity-Fourth International (IWU-FI)

September 26, 2016.


Global day of Rage for Aleppo (26 Cities so far!)
Global event link (October 1st)
https://www.facebook.com/events/512889452247582/

United States
Washington DC (October 1st 12:00 - 2:00)
https://www.facebook.com/events/1697366170584442/
Chicago (October 1st 1:00 - 3:00)
https://www.facebook.com/events/656037637888643/
NYC (October 1st 1:00 - 4:00)
https://www.facebook.com/events/1113821058666225/
Minneapolis, Minnesota (September 27th 5:00 - 6:00)
https://www.facebook.com/events/1014208972011213/
Hammond, Indiana (September 28st 5:00 - 6:00)
https://www.facebook.com/events/866746636795509/
Boston (October 1st 3:00 - 5:00)
https://www.facebook.com/events/176185122823681/

Canada
Montreal; (September 30th 5:30 - 6:30)
https://www.facebook.com/events/192127324543614/ 
Toronto (October 1st 1:00 - 3:00)
https://www.facebook.com/events/587645824755347/

UK 
London (October 1st 12:30 - 5:00)
https://www.facebook.com/events/299989537049884/
Manchester (October 1st 12:00 - 2:00)
https://www.facebook.com/events/1739631039632122/
Essex (University) (September 28th 1:00 - 2:00)
https://www.facebook.com/events/591018274414850/

Irland
Dublin (October 1st 2:00 - 4:00)
https://www.facebook.com/IrishSyriaSolidarityMovement/

Germany
Aachen (October 1st @ 3:00)
Berlin (October 1st 4:00 - 8:00)
Stuttgart (October 1st 5:00 - 7:00)
Frankfurt (October 15th 3:00 - 6:30)
https://www.facebook.com/actions4syria/photos/a.431856903536834.101710.419739538081904/1139551186100732/?type=3&;;theater
Berlin (October 1st 4:00 - 8:00)
https://www.facebook.com/events/1253099874740084/

Italy
Milan (October 1st 5:00 - 7:00)
https://www.facebook.com/events/1678395059146192/

Netherland
Amsterdam (October 1st 3:30 - 6:00)
https://www.facebook.com/events/257410877987606/
The Hague (September 30th 1:00 - 3:00)
https://www.facebook.com/events/607591732735412/

Spain
Barcelona (October 1st 7:00 - 9:00)
https://www.facebook.com/events/1102202083190621/permalink/1102202099857286/
Madrid (October 1st 12:00 - 2:00)
https://www.facebook.com/events/535193900022425/

Sweden
Stockholm (September 29th 5:00 - 6:00)
https://www.facebook.com/events/160805397703824/

Turkey (October 1st @2)
Istanbul
https://www.facebook.com/events/1965057547054251/

Tunis
Tunis (September 29th @ 7:30)
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10154427297763213&;;set=a.59488878212.68532.799688212&type=3&theater

Argentina
Buenos Aires (October 1st 3:00 - 5:00)
https://www.facebook.com/events/307141036319126/

Australia 
Canberra (October 7th 12:00 - 2:00)
https://www.facebook.com/events/1778715165749407/

 

The Siege of Aleppo and Syria: Al Assad and Putin, stop the bombing!

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Omran Daqneesh, the five years old syrian boy wounded in Aleppo by russian bombardements.The photography of the boy named Omran, with his face covered in blood and dust after being injured in a bombing in the city of Aleppo, traveled around the world. It became a new image of the horror of war and the criminal bombing by the Al Assad regime and the Russian regime aircraft . The siege of Aleppo and its systematic bombing seek to liquidate the heroic resistance of a people who are still fighting in spite of being attacked by a ferocious dictatorship and the great military powers that support it.

By Miguel Lamas

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