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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 Turkish women managed to have the project withdrawn.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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