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During the week, Yankee President Joe Biden embarked on his first so-called "Middle East trip". He also visited Palestine, or rather the reactionary Mahmoud Abbas, who warmly received the US president - who proudly called himself a Zionist the day before. Abbas and his clique responded with thunderous applause to Biden's promises that the US would once again provide more development aid to Palestinians. But the Palestinian masses on the streets of Al Quds, the West Bank and Gaza made it clear that the top man of Yankee imperialism has no place in their country.

For weeks now, the protests and struggles of the people of Sri Lanka against the hawkish and corrupt government have continued. Last Saturday, 9 July, they reached their climax. In gigantic battles in the capital Colombo, the popular masses overran the helpless military, stormed the government palace and drove President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to flight. Both he and the prime minister declared their resignations the same day - so the government is in Sri Lanka through the people's magnificent efforts.

Fighting against Israeli forces broke out again in various parts of Palestine over the past few days. On Friday 24 June, clashes broke out between Israeli forces and Palestinians after the occupation forces stormed the village of Silwad, near Ramallah in the West Bank. Near the villages of Beita and Beit Dajan, south and east of Nablus city respectively, and near the village of Kafr Qaddum, east of Qaqilya city, residents also resisted attacks by Israeli forces. At least 130 Palestinians were reportedly injured in these battles alone. Among the injured were three who were shot at with live ammunition and nine others were injured by rubber bullets. A 16-year-old Palestinian succumbed to his serious injuries on Saturday after Israeli soldiers shot at him in a village east of Ramallah.

The economic crisis, along with the current inflation of 73.5 percent, is bringing the deepest and broadest masses in Turkey closer and closer to the edge of their existence. All over the country, the poor peasants are suffering from rising food and fuel prices, which makes survival in servitude to the big landowners more difficult every day. As an example, the situation of the peasants in Ashut village in Chukurca province in the Turkish part of Mesopotamia, in the very south-east of the country.

Israel often forces Palestinians to demolish their own homes to make way for illegal settlements. On 12 June, a new report by the Land Research Center of the Arab Studies revealed that Israeli occupiers demolished at least 1,032 Palestinian buildings and homes in occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank in 2021. According to the report, at least 1,834 Palestinians, including 954 children, were displaced.

The Turkish Statistical Institute (TUIK) published the inflation rate for the previous month of May at the beginning of June. According to TUIK, the increase in inflation in May was 2.98 per cent. Compared to the previous year, inflation in Turkey thus reached a value of 73.5 per cent. This is the official version told by the authorities of the Turkish state. But figures from the Inflation Research Group (ENAG) paint a different picture. According to the ENAG calculation, inflation rose by 5.46 per cent in May, bringing the year-on-year increase to 160.7 per cent.

Last month, thousands of people on the Japanese island of Okinawa protested against the stationing of Yankee troops on Japanese territory. 15 May played a special role in this, as this day marks the end of Yankee imperialism's official rule over Okinawa and its return to the Japanese government in 1972. This year marked the 50th anniversary of the event.

In the following we want to give a hort breif on some actions in People´s War in India, suspectedly carried out in the last week by the People´s Liberation Guerilla Army (PLGA) under the leadership oif the Communist Party of India (Maoists) [CPI(Maoist)].