National Sections of the L5I:

Middle-East

Turkey: "We aren't mourning, we're rebelling!"

The corpse of the young Kurdish Alevi, Özgecan Aslan, was found last Wednesday, February 11, in a river in Mersin, a city in southeastern Turkey. Read more...

Turkey: Victory to the strike of the metal-workers!

On the morning of January 29, in Turkey 15,000 workers in the metal industry downed tools. Read more...

Arab Spring: triumph of the counter-revolution?

In this new introduction to the Theses on revolution and counter-revolution in the Arab Spring, Marcus Halaby looks at the
reversals suffered by progressive forces across the Middle East. Read more...

Rojava, Imperialism and Revolution

The heroic resistance of the Kurdish self defence units of the YPG / YPJ is undoubtedly currently at the forefront of the fight for a progressive development in the Middle East. Read more...

Israel’s third war in Gaza and the prospects for Palestinian liberation

Israel’s onslaught on Gaza saw record numbers demand an end to the siege. Marcus Halaby asks how can we break the blockade and end the occupation of Palestine Read more...

Counter-revolution in Syria invites US return to Iraq

Lacking support, the Syrian revolution suffered a series of defeats, a consequence of which was the rise of the ISIS. Marcus Halaby examines the fallout of this development Read more...

No to the bombing of Syria and Iraq – solidarity with Kobane!

As the Western powers bomb Iraq and Syria under the pretext of fighting the Islamic State, attention has been drawn to the struggle of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) to defend the Syrian Read more...

Solidarity with Rojava and Kobani! Support the Kurdish resistance against the ISIS!

For the past two weeks, the city of Kobani in the Rojava region of Syria, bordering Turkey, has been at the heart of the Syrian civil war. Read more...