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The pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP) in Turkey has called for immediate action against Turkey’s cross-border attacks on North East Syria and Northern Iraq to prevent another humanitarian catastrophe, reports Susan Price.

Tim Gooden and Nataliya Levytska

Nataliya Levytska, deputy chairperson of the Independent Mineworkers Union of Ukraine, discusses the situation of Ukrainian trade unions.

Firat News Agency reports that after Turkey carried out intense air strikes on North and East Syria and Northern Iraq in the early hours of November 20, protests took place in several different European cities.

Turkish airstrikes November 20

The Kurdistan National Congress (KNK) released the following statement condemning Turkey's air strikes on cities in North and East Syria and Northern Iraq, which began on November 20.

The Iranian and Turkish governments have deported more than 240,000 Afghan refugees this year, in violation of international law, reports Ben Radford.

West Papuan activist George Dimara and Indonesian Human Rights lawyer and West Papua solidarity activist Veronica Koman spoke as part of Ecosocialism 2022.

Nilüfer Koç, spokesperson for the Commission on Foreign Relations of the Kurdistan National Congress, spoke at the Brisbane session of Ecosocialism 2022. In the Q&A after her presentation, she answered questions on Ukraine, Iran and Rojava.

Demonstrators rally in Sydney on October 8 in solidarity with the Iran uprising. Inset: Nilüfer Koç

Nilüfer Koç from the Kurdish National Congress spoke at the Ecosocialism 2022 conference about the popular uprising in Iran, war in Ukraine and Rojava Revolution. Alex Bainbridge and Susan Price report.

Ukrainian and Polish trade unions are calling on the International Trade Union Confederation to expel the pro-war Russian Federation of Trade Unions, reports Federico Fuentes.

Ontario strike 2022

Ontario’s Conservative government has officially repealed its anti-worker, anti-union legislation, reports Jeff Shantz

US army soldier with US flag in the background.

Since its inception, the United States has schemed to spread its power, often unbeknownst to its own citizens, writes Binoy Kampmark.

Latin American leaders use COP27 in Egypt to highlight the global capitalist system as the cause of the climate crisis and demand that rich countries take meaningful action, reports Ben Radford.

Hanna Perekhoda

Ukrainian socialist Hanna Perekhoda discusses Russia’s relationship with Ukraine, the role of language in the conflict and the realities of the Donbas.

Hasdeo forest protectors. Image credit: Alok Shukla/downtoearth.org.in

A prominent protest by Adivasi Indigenous communities is taking place in central India’s Hasdeo forests, where new coal mines are being pushed without consent, writes Ruchira Talukdar.

Pro-govt mobilisation in Bolivia on August 25

Trade unions across Latin America have expressed solidarity with Bolivia in the face of right-wing destabilisation attempts in Santa Cruz, reports Ana Zorita.

Children

The number of malnourished children in North East Syria has increased by 150% in the past six months, and poverty rates have increased by 90%, reports Medya News.

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