National Sections of the L5I:

Religion

Women's liberation, Islam and anti-Muslim racism

For many, from feminists such as Alice Schwarzer to the Alternative for Germany, it has long been “proved” that Islam is not like other religions. Read more...

Poland: Resistance grows against right-wing government

On May 7, Warsaw witnessed its largest demonstration since the end of Communism. Around 240,000 people answered the call of the "Committee for the Defence of Democracy", KOD. Read more...

Türkiye’deki mülteci sorunu

Alevilerin mülteci kampına karşı protestolarına nasıl bir tepki göstermeli?  Read more...

Charlie Hebdo: Islamist Terrorism, Republican Racism

The 7 January attack on the offices of the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, in which 12 people were killed, must be condemned without equivocation. Read more...

Can the Turkish Spring become a hot Summer?

As night fell on the evening of June 15th, hundreds of riot police advanced behind water cannon and clouds of tear gas to clear Gezi Park. Read more...

Fight Islamophobia – but fight religious bigotry too

The world’s media have been filled with footage of angry Muslim demonstrators laying siege to US embassies. Read more...

The God Delusion: An ultimately crude and one-sided atheism

Review of 'The God Delusion' by Richard Dawkins. Written by Marcus Halaby Read more...

Hezbollah's doomed compromise

On one side stood Hezbollah, the Shia based resistance movement that ejected the Israeli occupation in 2000 and defeated Israel's invasion in 2006. On the other side in Lebanon's near-civil war stood Sunni Muslim and Druze militias backing leading pro-government billionaire Sa'ad Hariri, son of former prime minister Rafiq Hariri, whose assassination forced the withdrawal of Syrian forces from Lebanon in 2005. Read more...