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Palestine and Israel: two states or one state and the right of return?

Marcus Halaby, from Workers Power, recently debated the Alliance for Workers Liberty on the question of Israel and Palestine. This is the speech he gave Read more...

Boycott apartheid Israel

Israel’s siege of Gaza since June 2007, its indiscriminate bombardment of Gaza’s people in December 2008 and January 2009, and now its attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla have all brought about an increased momentum in favour of the campaign for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS). Read more...

UN fails to condemn Israel

After ten hours discussion – much of it in secret - the United Nations Security Council has failed to condemn Israeli piracy against the Freedom Flotilla. Read more...

Statement on the murderous Israeli attack on the Freedom Flotilla

Israel’s murderous assault on the aid convoy, the Freedom Flotilla, on 31 May must be condemned by the world’s working class movement. Read more...

Turkey: workers unite against crisis – May Day in Taksim Square at last

The pressure from trade unionists and left activists wanting to march on May Day, forcing the government to legalise the event shows an upsurge in militancy says Peter Main Read more...

West Bank resists Israeli take over

Many Palestinians in the West Bank, despite being governed by Fatah which has become totally collaborationist in recent years under the leadership of Mahmoud Abbas, took part in the recent demonstrations against the Israeli occupation of their land. Read more...

Turkey’s Tekel workers fight on

The struggle has reached fever pitch in Turkey, with a million workers across 82 provinces joining a one-day general strike in defence of 12,000 former Tekel workers. An indefinite general strike has now been called for 26 May. Read more...

Turkey: Tekel workers in crucial battle with state

Thousands of workers in the alcohol and tobacco industry are in a major struggle. Marcus Hallaby reports Read more...

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