In the village of Pertek Avéker in Dersim, Partizan sympathisers beat and punished a rapist of a 63-year-old disabled woman, what also forced the local gendarmerie to "do something" and arrested the rapist. Immediately after Turkey's withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention, the fight against violence against women plays a priority role - not only for the people, but also the state is now forced to appear as if it is "still" interested in solving this problem.

As more or less announced for some time, Turkey last week left the Istanbul Convention, the " Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence" adopted in 2011. Turkey was said to be sufficiently equipped with its laws and constitution to "guarantee women's rights".

A Woman in Antalya defended herself against a violent husband, who has been violent for a long time, but after a gruesome night of threats, beatings and rape, he hit her on the head with a rifle, then left and threatened that he would kill her and their two children, and so when he came back, she, while being handcuffed on the ground, was able to get control of the rifle and shot him. She was forced to marry him in the first place, because he raped her while she was still in high school and had to give up on her ambitions to become a math teacher.
When she called the police they detained her, and now she is charged with murder and is facing a trial, that could end with a life sentence. The reasoning from the reaction is that she should have contacted the police before or solved the so-called domestic violence in some other way. But when the police is known for doing nothing to help to help women, pushing women back to their abusive men, and when men are regularly acquitted in court for violence and murder within the family, then it should be no wonder why women have to do what it takes to save themselves and their children.
According to the minister of the interior, 266 women were killed by their husbands last year in Turkey, but this is based on lacking reports, and actual number is much higher, in 2009 the number of murdered women were reported to be 953, which was the last year before official statistics on how many women are murdered was put to a halt by Erdogan’s government.
Just one week after the international day of women’s struggle, this case, together with the daily murders of women in Turkey, shows how the old Turkish state is complacent in these crimes.

The omen of the destruction of productive force ("layoffs") has been latently haunting the media landscape, especially since "Corona". Here and there, the first figures are already being quoted, and corporations are complaining that there is no way to avoid "job cuts." "Corona" is claiming countless victims, and the capitalist does not mean his bank account, but savings at the expense of the workers.

How strong the "job cuts" will be, and which industries will be particularly affected, will be clarified in the following by means of a table (exemplary in germany). All figures are provided with sources and can be verified. However, this table is not exhaustive, but merely the result of reports published in journals and magazines. The true figures, however, are likely to be much higher, since fears of bad publicity mean that pending redundancies are initially set at a lower level and are only corrected upwards afterwards.

There is a new international Website:

Communist International

International Comunista

which we like to make our readers aware of.

We publish an overview of maoist actions on Mayday that have been published so far.

This years international joint 1st of May declaration was signed by 17 parties and organisations. The declaration was translated into english, spanish, german, frensh, norwegian, danish, finnish and portugues.

Here we publish some reports regarding 8th of march in the world.

Today, hundreds of thousands of people worldwide took part in protests against imperialism-induced climate change. In the FRG alone, thebourgeois press speaks of 1.4 million participants in various demos, including 100,000 in Berlin, 70,000 in Hamburg and 40,000 in Munich (the organizers call each case even higher numbers).  Worldwide, protests took place in more than 5,000 locations in 156 countries.