Daily Archives: December 1, 2015

USA | Leftists Need to Pay More Attention to Rojava

By Michelle Goldberg

There is an astonishing story in Sunday’s New York Times about Rojava, a Kurdish region in Northern Syria that’s ruled by militant feminist anarchists. Rojava’s constitution enshrines gender equality and religious freedom. An official tells journalist Wes Enzina that every position at every level of government includes a female equivalent of equal power. Recruits to Rojava’s 6,000-strong police force receive their weapons only after two weeks of feminist instruction. Reading Enzina’s piece, it’s hard to understand how this radical experiment in democracy in one of the bloodiest corners of the world isn’t better known internationally, particularly on the left.

India | How Paris Attacks Drives Stocks Of Weapons Manufacturers

Does likelihood of an expanded military response to ISIS signal a boom for the arms industry?

Stock prices for weapons manufacturers sharply increased just after the terrorist attacks in Paris.

When the New York Stock Exchange opened Monday morning, less than three days after terrorists attacked in Paris, five leading American weapons manufacturers saw their stock prices jump. On Monday, nearly as soon as the markets opened, stocks for weapons manufacturers began to soar — Raytheon, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics and Thales saw increases in a day that was rather calm for the rest of the market.

Turkey | End imperialist and sectarian intervention in Syria!

November 30, 2015

At a time when the Russian Federation and Turkey are embroiled in a row that threatens to become a full-scale conflict, Marxist organisations of the two countries committed to proletarian internationalism have issued a joint declaration that reiterates the importance of fraternity between their two nations.