GERMANY: Maoists Honor Luxemburg, Liebknecht, and Lenin

Photo: German and International Maoists carrying a banner that reads “For the New International Organization of the Proletariat!” By Sherman Cox Early last year, thousands marched during the annual Luxemburg-Liebknecht-Lenin demonstration (known as the LLL demonstration) to commemorate both the martyrdom of the founders of the Communist Party of Germany and the death of Vladimir Lenin. This year, the internationalist bloc organized by the Internationalist … Continue reading GERMANY: Maoists Honor Luxemburg, Liebknecht, and Lenin

Turkey Poised to Intervene in Libyan Civil War over Energy Disputes

Photo: Turkish Parliament approved the deployment of troops to support the UN-installed Libyan Government of National Accord on Thursday By Jennifer Kelly On Sunday Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that Turkish military units have begun moving into Libya to support the UN-installed Government of National Accord (GNA) in the ongoing Libyan civil war. The military agreement with Turkey was requested by the Libyan GNA, among … Continue reading Turkey Poised to Intervene in Libyan Civil War over Energy Disputes

ECUADOR: Anti-Mining Activist Arrested by Reactionary Moreno Regime

The following is an unofficial translation of two statements put out by the Ecuadorian revolutionary organization Defense Front of the People’s Struggle condemning the arrest and calling for the release of Cristian Montero, a political activist in the fight against large mining companies that displace poor peasants throughout the Ecuadorian countryside. Translation by Emiliano Guerrero Original statement from December 30 IMMEDIATE FREEDOM FOR CRISTIAN MONTERO … Continue reading ECUADOR: Anti-Mining Activist Arrested by Reactionary Moreno Regime

IRAQ: Protesters Storm US Embassy in Response to Airstrikes

Photo: Protesters set fire to a reception area at the US Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq By Jakob Stein 6,000 protesters who had been rallying outside of the US Embassy in Baghdad in retaliation to US airstrikes in Iraq and Syria over the weekend finally withdrew this morning. The protests included several Shia militias. During the protest, several dozen participants broke through the outer gates of … Continue reading IRAQ: Protesters Storm US Embassy in Response to Airstrikes

US to Pull Troops from West Africa to Better Counter China, Russia

Photo: US Africa Command leader General Stephen Townsend overlooks Burkinabe soliders in Burkina Faso during a September visit. By Mike Talavera Recent reports indicate that US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper will soon order the pullout of US troops from West Africa as part of a greater redeployment of troops to fortify against the rising threats of China and Russia. The exact number of troops to … Continue reading US to Pull Troops from West Africa to Better Counter China, Russia

International Criminal Court Threatens Investigation into Israeli War Crimes in Gaza

Photo: Gaza Strip after Israeli assault in 2014 By Sherman Cox and Mike Talavera Last week, International Criminal Court (ICC) chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda signaled her intention to investigate war crimes committed in Palestine during Israel’s 51-day assault on Gaza in 2014, also known as Operation Protective Edge. This decision, which has been stalled for five years in preliminary investigations, is itself only half-baked, with … Continue reading International Criminal Court Threatens Investigation into Israeli War Crimes in Gaza

GERMANY: Senator of Interior Attacked with Red Paint

Photo: Hamburg Senator of Interior Andy Grote’s car after being targeted with red paint bottles By Felipe Vera Earlier this month, masked activists attacked Senator of Interior Andy Grote’s car in St. Pauli, a neighborhood in Hamburg, with red paint bottles. The paint was launched at his vehicle during Grote’s morning commute to his office, breaking one of his car windows in the process. After the attack, the police … Continue reading GERMANY: Senator of Interior Attacked with Red Paint