[Marxism] General strike targets Turkish regime over bombing, HDP calls for international support

Stuart Munckton stuartmunckton at gmail.com
Tue Oct 13 00:31:32 MDT 2015

Turkish trade unions began a two-day general strike on October 12 in
protest at the bombings two days earlier at a peace march in Ankara peace
march that killed more than 125 people.

“To protest against the fascist massacre and to commemorate the death of
our friends, we are now in mourning for three days,” the unions said in a
joint statement.

The group comprises the Confederation of Public Sector Trade Unions (KESK),
the Confederation of Progressive Trade Unions of Turkey (DSK), the Turkish
Medical Association (TTB) and the Union of Chambers of Turkish Engineers
and Architects (TMMOB).


“Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is humanity’s
original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made,
through disobedience and through rebellion.” — Oscar Wilde, Soul of Man
Under Socialism

“The free market is perfectly natural... do you think I am some kind of
dummy?” — Jarvis Cocker

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