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Also the last week some actions were carried out in the People´s War in India, led by the CPI(Maoist). Some of them we want to reflect in the following.

In the following we want to give a short brief on the recent actions and actual developments in Peolple´s War in India led by the CPI(Maoist) and also on the apparent media campaign of the reaction.

Over the past few days, there have been important political actions in Istanbul. At the Boğaziçi Üniversitesi, the "leading" university in Turkey, protests and lecture boycotts have been taking place for days against the installation of a new rector (Prof. Dr. Melih Bulu), who is known for being notably pro-government and reactionary. The protesting students were met with massive repression:

Traditionally, the armed struggle of the New People's Army (NPA) in the Phillipines is quite quiet in December. Nevertheless, the NPA is said to have carried out three attacks on security forces of the reactionary state the in last weeks.

The economic crisis in Turkey is increasingly affecting the jobs of the masses, leading to organised work stops - currently especially in the heavy/metal industry. This December, Turkey's gross debt alone is 1.87 trillion Lira (approx. 200 billion Euros), almost 50% higher than a year ago. For instance, workers at the Baldur factory in Çayırova organised a strike as a result of the dismissal announcements, which the police stormed at around 5am and arrested four workers and a union manager.

According to several Indian media some militant actions with a huge amount of involved masses took place the last days in the ongoing People´s War in India, led by the CPI(Maoist).

Last week, the death of comrade Muharrem (Ferdi Tosun), an advanced TIKKO guerrilla who was killed in the same operation as comradeDeniz was announced. The actions of the TKP/ML and the TIKKO are nevertheless growing again, confirming the words that the losses caused by the attacks on the bases in Dersim strengthen the determination and unity in the party and thus are the starting point of a new upswing of the people's war. Thus, on December 15, in Maltepe-Cevizli, the "Ensar Foundation," an institution for mainly "religious education" recognized by the Turkish government as " charitable" and known as a place of child abuse, where 45 children were raped in 2016 alone, was burned down by TKP/ML militants. The action was dedicated to Rosa and Asmin, comrades who also died in Dersim; the statement said:

The contradictions in Iraqi Kurdistan have come to a head in recent weeks. The people are rebelling against the corrupt ruling parties, which are dominated primarily by the two extended families Barsani and Talabani.