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Turkey excludes Kurdish groups from peace talks

Listen now: Elif Sarican of the Kurdish Student Union discusses recent developments in Eastern Turkey. While media in the United States lauds the resistance of Kurdish resistance groups against ISIS, those groups have also been excluded in the recent peace talks. She also analyzes the relationship between the Turkish government, and U.S./NATO imperialism. The Turkish government, a partner of global imperialists, has waged a war of dehumanization and extermination against Kurdish people for nearly a century.

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Haiti rises up

Listen now: Kim Ives, co-founder and editor of the international weekly newspaper Haiti Liberté, talks about the recent protests in Haiti against the government of President Michel Martelly. On January 22, thousands marched to central square in Port-au-Prince to demand new elections after massive voter fraud in the first two rounds of voting, and to denounce a government ban on demonstrations. In response, the Martelly government has planned massive police and paramilitary repression.

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Students call for Fossil Free divestment

Listen nowStudents from Georgetown University Fossil Free discuss their successful, multi-year campaign that resulted in Georgetown becoming the largest university to fully divest their endowment. The students provide insight for anyone who wants to launch a divestment campaign at their school.

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“We have to struggle for a new Turkey”

Listen now: In the second and final part of his interview with Liberation Radio, Ali Somel of the Communist Party, Turkey (KP) discusses the priorities of the KP in the struggle today, analyzes U.S. war and occupation and the resulting sectarianism in the region, and updates listeners on the May Day struggle this year that concluded in mass arrests.

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The struggle in Turkey: Interview with the Communist Party, Turkey

Listen now: Ali Somel of the Communist Party, Turkey (KP) reviews the current political and economic situation in Turkey, including the brutal suppression of the recent May Day events and arrest of 240 people – a number of them members of the KP. The KP is also running candidates in the bourgeois elections in Turkey, and Ali speaks on that intervention and other struggles to provide a glimpse into the history of the KP and movement for socialism in Turkey.