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Kurdish rights and the conflict in Syria

International Briefing January 2019

THE KURDISH POPULATION OF SYRIA

Kurds make up between 7 and 10 per cent of Syria’s population. They only comprise a majority in
an area around Afrin in the north-west and the biggest minority in the north east – coloured mauve.

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Latin America Imperialism and resistance

Latin America Part 1The fifteen years after 1998 saw left-wing governments being elected across Latin America. Cuba's isolation was ended. Brazil joined with China, Russia and South Africa to challenge neo-liberal dominance in the WTO. Venezuela set up Bolivarian structures for economic cooperation across the subcontinent. The daily lives of working people were transformed.

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The EU - 'Reform and remain'?

Jeremy Corbyn told some uncomfortable truths to Europe's social-democratic parties in Lisbon last Friday.

He urged the congress of the Party of European Socialists to 'work together to help build a real social Europe, a people's Europe, a Europe that will strengthen solidarity across borders, resist the race to the bottom in rights and protections and work together to extend them for all workers, consumers and our environment'.

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Brexit means more powers for Scotland and Wales, say Communists

The secretaries of the Communist Party in Scotland and Wales have issued the followed joint statement today (December 5):

'Scottish and Welsh Communists have long supported the case for a federal Britain. We believe this is the only constitutional settlement that will empower the workers and peoples of our countries to control and develop their economies, while maintaining labour movement unity and redistributing the wealth owned largely by the capitalist class.

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