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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.

In Urfa in south-eastern Turkey, the textile producer "Uğur Textile" has fired 300 workers from a factory in one go, using their unionisation as a pretext. In response, the workers held a picket outside the factory gates this morning to return to work unionised.

In the following we publish a statement of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of India (Maoist) on the struggle of farmers and peasants with a call for a Bandh (Armed Strike) on September 27.

In the following we want to give a short brief on some recent actions, (suspected) carried out by the People´s Liberation Guerilla Army (PLGA) under the leadership of the Communist Party of India (Maoist) in ongoing People´s War.

In the following we are publishing an excerpt from a speech by the leadership of the Communist Party of India (Maoist) on the 20th anniversary of the People's Liberation Guerrilla Army, which was previously published in the 16th issue of the magazine "People's March". 1

In the following we want to give a short brief on some recent actions (suspected) carried out by the People´s Liberation Guerrilla Army (PLGA), under the leadership of the Communist Party of India (Maoists) [CPI(Maoists)] in ongoing People´s War in India.

In the Kurdish area of Iraq in the village of Sikêniyê in Sinjar district, which is close to the border with Turkey, the Turkish military carried out three air strikes on a hospital.