Key events in a month of Turkish unrest

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[This is a compilation of recent events that are shaping the current situation in Turkey and Kurdistan. -Uziel] Istanbul (AFP) – Eight Turkish soldiers were killed in an attack on Wednesday and militants… Continue reading

Bangladesh blogger Niloy Neel hacked to death in Dhaka

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[The situation in Bangladesh gets more dire by the day.  Niloy Neel, or Niladri Chatterjee, as he was known by his friends within the LLCO was the fourth progressive blogger to be slain… Continue reading

Flooding in Asia displaces millions; death toll rising rapidly

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[Once again we see evidence of how severe weather patterns, which could be linked to global climate change, are disproportionately punishing the poor in the 3rd world. What would amount to simple property… Continue reading

Turkey couples IS bombing runs with striking Kurdish targets

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[This is an interesting development concerning both the fight against ISIS and the Kurdish struggle.  Up until this point Turkey has largely left ISIS alone, most likely because the group was serving a… Continue reading

PM says Israel not bound by Iran deal, will defend itself

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[Following the announcement of the nuclear deal with Iran, Israel’s head war-monger is livid. Of course this news comes as no surprise to most people. It is also a very real possibility that… Continue reading

Aden’s overwhelmed hospitals turn into hospices

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[Yet more tragedy caused by the interference of the imperialists in Yemen. “We must oppose foreign intervention in Yemen, especially by Empire. We must denounce the militarist policies of Empire, especially the United… Continue reading

Bangladesh arrests 12 suspected al Qaeda militants, weapons found

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[Al-Qaeda launched its South Asian branch last September, saying it would take its fight to Myanmar, Bangladesh and India. Make no mistake about what this means: We as Leading Lights are in a… Continue reading

Pakistan heat wave eases after more than 1,150 die

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[While global climate change will impact all of humanity, it is clear that those who will suffer the most live in the third world.  Under capitalism, the poor have always been made to… Continue reading

Pope’s Environment Encyclical: Francis Urges Revolution to Save Earth

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[As Leading Lights, the protection and preservation of the environment has always been one of our highest priorities. While Pope Francis’ definition of revolution certainly differs from ours, this still comes as welcome… Continue reading

CIA torture more ‘brutal and sadistic’ than Senate report disclosed

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[This is disturbing, but not at all surprising news about the infamous CIA torture program at Guantanamo Bay.  Even still, the imperialists continue to try to justify this barbarism on the grounds of… Continue reading

NGO accuses Israel of systematic abuse of Palestinian kids

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[For most people even remotely connected to the left, the abuse of Palestinian children by the hands of the Zionists has been blatantly evident for many years.  Although this article liberally uses terms… Continue reading

Turkey daily accuses authorities of smuggling jihadists to Syria

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[More evidence that NATO is not interested in defeating ISIS, but is using the terror group as a proxy to complete its dirty work in the region.  The imperialists will use every tactic… Continue reading