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Back in early January, thousands took to the streets in Iraq as it marked the second anniversary of the assassination of Qassim Suleimani, Iran's highest general, by Yankee imperialism. At the protests, demonstrators shouted slogans such as "Death to the Americans" burned Yankee flags and carried signs demanding that the Yankees withdraw their forces from Iraq.

In the past weeks the People´s Liberation Guerilla Army (PLGA) under the leadership o the Communist Party of India (CPI[Maoist]) carried out several actions against the old Indian state and the upcoming elections at the regional stage.

On 4 February, militants of the Communist Party of Turkey/Marxist-Leninist (TKP/ML) blocked a street in the east of Istanbul with firebombs. They hung a banner on the street that read "Glory to our 50 years of struggle, TKP/ML-TIKKO". This action is in the light of the 50th anniversary of the TKP/ML, which was founded by the great communist Ibrahim Kaypakkaya in 1972.

Below we publish a call by the Communist Party of India (Maoist) for participation in the nationwide protests by farmers and peasants on January 31 and the nationwide strike on February 23 and 24.

The Communist Party of India (CPI[Maoist]) had called for days of resistance in several districts on January 21 to 26 to mark the cowardly murder of three comrades in a fake encounter in the Karriguttalu forest area on the Telangana-Chattisgarh state border on Tuesday and to demand the release of a cadre of the party. In this regard, several actions were carried out against the old Indian state.

Since the beginning of the new year the People´s Liberation Guerrilla Army (PLGA) under the leadership of the Communist Party of India (CPI[Maoist]) carried out several actions against the old Indian State in the ongoing People´s War.

In Dagyeniköy in the municipality of Germencik in western Turkey, mining of nitrile is to be carried out on land cultivated by peasants, for which exploratory drilling has recently been initiated by the company Mine Exploration and Testing (MTA). The mining of the highly toxic salts threatens the soil and its fertility, and thus the economy of the peasants.

In Kazakhstan, the people's anger against the government and the country's situation of poverty and oppression flared up in recent days. Protests began earlier this week when the price cap on gas was lifted and the price doubled. This is despite the wealth of natural gas that the country has. The protests have spread to many parts of the country, but the country's largest city, Almaty, has become the centre of the fighting.