Middle East

The US, Australia and other partners-in-crime in the war on Iraq must not be allowed to use the latest developments in that country to increase their military intervention in the region.

Estimates suggest about 1000 civilians have been killed since pro-Assad forces launched their offensive to take East Aleppo on November 25, with three-quarters of these deaths at the hands of pro-Assad forces. Since 2011, almost 500,000 Syrians have been killed.

Kobane’s heroic resistance to the ‘Islamic State’ gangs has won admiration and support around the world.

Socialist Alliance joins the international community in condemning the massacre of innocent protesters in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum on June 3.

The Socialist Alliance recognises and welcomes the June 30-July 3, 2013, popular mobilisations of the Egyptian people, led by youth, for democracy, human rights and social and economic justice that brought down the regime of President Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood.

On the recommendation of Shamikh Badra from the Palestinian People's Party in Gaza, the Socialist Alliance in Australia is launching a special appeal for funds to help the Palestinian people recover from Israel's latest genocidal war.

In response to widespread protests against corruption and the removal of food subsidies, the Sudanese government has instigated a crackdown on dissent, arresting and torturing opposition leaders, journalists and students.

In the past week, Israeli military forces have escalated their offensive on the Gaza Strip. Israeli warplanes have increasingly targeted houses, civilian-populated areas and civilian facilities in the Gaza strip.

The Socialist Alliance recognises the legitimate national aspirations of the Kurdish people.

The Socialist Alliance has warned of a dangerous escalation of incitement of racial violence against Australia's Muslim communities in the wake of the tragic hostage incident in Sydney.

It is up to ordinary people around the world to stand up and  force their governments  to put real pressure on Turkey to halt its invasion and withdraw from Syria.

Socialist Alliance condemns the massacre of protesters by the Egyptian army during the dispersal on August 14 of sit-ins at Rabea al-Adaweya and Nahda Square by supporters of former president Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood.

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