Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP)
Trial of Turkish opposition leaders postponed till May 3

The trial of Selahattin Demirtas along with 107 other members of the third largest party in Turkey, HDP, over a 2014 protest has been criticized as political vendetta against the opposition groups by the Erdogan government.

Brazil’s Supreme Court confirms judicial bias in cases against Lula and other stories

In today’s episode we take a look at the recent ruling in the corruption cases against Lula, a hunger strike by a Palestinian man imprisoned in Israel, protests against contractualization in Morocco, and the current political crisis in Turkey

Struggle for democracy in Turkey

President of the HDP party, Ertuğrul Kürkçü, speaks to Vijay Prashad about the latest crackdown by Erdoğan’s government on democracy

Erdoğan starts a political earthquake in Turkey

Vijay Prashad and E. Ahmet Tonak explain what is behind the recent attacks on the progressive HDP party in Turkey

Turkey’s Chief Prosecutor files lawsuit to disband pro-Kurdish HDP and other stories

Today we take a look at the indictment filed by Turkey’s Chief Prosecutor seeking to disband Peoples Democratic Party (HDP), mobilizations by student workers across the US, the launch of electoral campaigns in Ecuador, protests by Moroccan farmers, and student protests in South Africa

Turkey’s government moves court to disband opposition HDP

Turkey’s chief prosecutor has filed a lawsuit in the constitutional court to disband the pro-Kurdish left-wing Peoples Democratic Party on charges of having links with the banned Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK)

Former Kurdish parliamentarian Leyla Güven sentenced to over 22 years in jail

Leyla Güven, a former member of parliament, was tried and sentenced for her alleged membership of the banned Kurdish Workers Party (PKK) and on the charge of disseminating “terrorist propaganda”

Persecution of opposition HDP leader in Turkey Detention of HDP leader Selahattin Demirtas is violation of rights, says top Turkish court

The Turkish constitutional court said the detention of Selahattin Demirtas is in violation of his rights to liberty and security provided by the country’s constitution. He has been in jail since November 2016

Trade Union Congress Women trade unionists demand new deal to combat gender pay gap, other forms of discrimination

‘Sisters Standing Strong’ – the 2020 Women’s Conference of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) in London was attended by 150 delegates representing 34 unions in the United Kingdom

Around the World in 8 Minutes: Episode 47

In the latest episode, Peoples Dispatch reports on violent repression on the protesters of Swaziland and Turkey, and also a rare success of migrant workers in Qatar.

protest-kurdish-turkey Turkish police brutally crush protests against removal of Kurdish mayors

Many Kurdish lawmakers, journalists and civilian protesters suffered injuries at the hands of the riot police. Tear gas bombs, batons and high pressure water cannons were used to suppress the protests.

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