Es scheint, als stehe ein Angriff der Türkei auf die kurdische Enklave von Afrin in Nordwest-Syrien unmittelbar bevor. Die Vorbereitungen dazu laufen seit Monaten. Türkische Kräfte haben das Gebiet von Süden und über die sogenannte Freie Syrische Armee von Osten her umstellt. In den letzten Wochen haben sie ihre Stellungen verstärkt und das Gebiet mit Artillerie bombardiert.
Fyodor Fyodorovich Raskolnikov was a key Bolshevik activist and a principal organiser amongst the Kronstadt Sailors, who would prove so pivotal in the Bolsheviks' seizure of power. In these remarkable memoirs, which cover the period between the February and October Revolutions in 1917, Raskolnikov gives a first-hand account of how the Bolsheviks built their forces in the navy, describes the setbacks of the July Days (during which he, alongside Trotsky, was imprisoned by Kerensky's Provisional Government), and paints a vivid picture of the October insurrection and its immediate aftermath. […]
There is an old film starring Peter Sellers called The Mouse that Roared that describes a comical situation in which a tiny, insignificant, European nation declares war on the United States in order to obtain aid. By a peculiar twist of circumstances, they win. The scenario of this amusing production was strikingly brought to mind by the events of the last few days in Britain. […]
Alek Atevik, a member of the Central Committee of the Macedonian organization Levitsa (Left) and a leading figure in the Yugoslav section of the International Marxist Tendency (IMT), spoke to Epanastasi [‘Revolution’] about nationalist myths and the need for internationalist class solidarity. […]