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Despite the counterrevolutionary Operation Prahaar-3 the People´s Liberation Guerrilla Army (PLGA), under the leadership of the Communist Party of India (Maoist) [CPI(Maoist)], carried out several actions against the old Indian state during the three days lasting Bandh (armed strike) in ongoing People´s War.

Despite the continuation of the counter-revolutionary Operation Prahar by the Indian reaction and the massacres committed by them, the People's Liberation Guerrilla Army (PLGA) under the leadership of the Communist Party of India (Maoist) [CPI(Maoist)] continues to carry out action against the old Indian state.

Turkish police attacked a protest by revolutionary and democratic youth organisations in Ankara on 8th of November against the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the YÖK (Higher Education Council of Turkey), a body set up during military rule to give the state direct control over universities, and arrested 11 people, including three readers of the YDG (New Democratic Youth) media. The protesters fought back, chanting during the attack, "Universities belong to us and they will be liberated with us!" Especially with the disputes at Istanbul's Boğaziçi University, the struggle against state intervention in universities plays a central role for a large part of the youth in Turkey.

Under the 1995 Oslo II Agreement, three zones were defined for the West Bank. The most sparsely populated Zone C, which accounts for more than 60% of the territory, is entirely under Israeli occupation and, according to the text of the agreement, should gradually be placed under Palestinian administration. But Israel proves once again that treaties are only worth as much as you can enforce compliance with them.

In Ardahan province in northwestern Turkey, the gendarmerie has expelled residents from Serinchayir village for organising against forest clearing. Members of the village association against the felling of the surrounding forests in Serinchayir and members of the regional association who had travelled to the village were blocked and threatened by the gendarmerie in the run-up to a planned meeting.

Nothing works in Lebanon anymore. In the capital Beirut, there is only electricity for four hours a day at most, and in other parts of the country there is none at all. This is because state funds tend to flow into the pockets of those in political power rather than into the energy infrastructure. But even medicines, bread and bottled water are lacking if people cannot pay the high black market prices. Lebanon's main problem, however, does not lie in the country itself.