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Just over a year ago, a singularly under-reported war in the Southern Caucasus was ending. After forty-four days of fierce combats (from September 27 to November 9th), Azerbaijan defeated Armenian forces on a tiny territory known as self-proclaimed republic of Nagorno-Karabakh, called Artsakh by the Armenians Yet there have been no international commissions or public […]

At a time when the Covid-19 pandemic has brought about a massive regression in women’s rights, both in the field of education, political rights, reproductive health, early marriage, FGM why elect « specialists » on the status of women from among the world’s most ruthlessly reactionary countries, Iran and Pakistan?

Whereas wars are strategized through massive investment in arms and so called « defense » industry, the total unpreparedness of Western governments in the face of this massive-but not unprecedented- pandemic has never been acknowledged publicly. Invading Iran or saving our heroic Syrian allies in Northern Syria would be probably far easier to organize as the necessary weaponry is at hand and the strategy has been rehearsed in countless war rooms.

Mr Salih Muslim,the former co-chairman of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), presently under threat of extradition in Prague by Turkey: this poses a threat to the remnants of democracy in the entire region, the Middle East and Europe

In recent weeks, the new French minister for Families, Laurence Rossignol made headlines as she expressed surprise and anger at Islamic fast fashion hitting the Western high street which, she feared, might turn French Muslims into raging fundamentalists…Yet France continues to trade with Fundamentalist countries with the worst human rights record…

The unresolved mystery regarding Jacky Sutton’s death raises the question of the fate of journalists and opponents both local and foreign who express their opposition to the domestic and foreign policy of Turkey and its allies, including ISIS. Whatever the outcome of Sunday’s elections, the pressure on the press will not disappear and is likely to get worse

On October 5, President Erdogan held an election rally, not on home ground in Turkey, but Strasbourg, France.This was a true call to war made on European soil…The careful planning of the massacre that took place only six days later, during a peace rally in Ankara, shows that the Turkish president really meant business, as promised.

Ankara’s carefully crafted campaign has gone full circle from the massacre last Monday in Suruç to the bombings of the Kurdish villages of Zor Mixar and Tel Findir in Rojava, with in its centre Kobani which represents everything Erdogan’s ruthlessly autocratic government opposes.

Blog paru sur Mediapart le 17 juillet 2015

Le Rojava constitue le seul rempart militaire et idéologique contre le délire fasciste des jihadistes de l’État Islamique. Alors pour ce silence véritablement mortifère ?