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Tell Us Lies About Kobanê -unpicking the demand for Turkish & western intervention

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 09:12

The notion that the fall of Kobanê could be prevented by the intervention of the Turkish army is a smokescreen that covers the truth that they are already intervening - on the side of ISIS. The Turkish state's selective blockade of the border, which allows arms and volunteers to cross for ISIS, but strangles them for the YPG defenders of Kobanê is the decisive intervention that is giving ISIS the upper hand.

This fundamental truth has been put forward by some minority voices in the mainstream media. Chiefly those intrepid reporters on the ground trying to cover the story. Honourable mention should be made of the BBC's Paul Adams amongst others. But these marginalised voices have been drowned out by the official media line issuing from the central editorial offices downwards, that the Kurds of Kobanê and Turkish Kurdistan are protesting "against Turkey's inactivity" or "failure to intervene". This is the world turned upside down. And Orwellian newspeak where the exact opposite of the truth is reported as accepted fact. The banners the protesters are holding say "Turkey Stop Supporting ISIS".

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Revolution will win in Kobanê!

Anarkismo (en) - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 03:41
Our Comrades in Boydê Village Reports:
It’s the 24th day of ISIS attacks on Kobanê. While people’s defending forces in all border villages are on human shield sentry for Kobanê against attacks, everyone, everywhere in the region we live, rised up not to let Kobanê fall. [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/27483] [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/27501]

Crisis in Rojava: A call to our sisters and women comrades

Anarkismo (en) - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 01:16
Statement on the crisis in Rojava from feminists and LGBTs in Turkey
We may pretend that nothing is happening, but it is. One of the unique experiences of women’s history is under threat of being shattered. It is not a matter that is important only for Kurdish people, it is a matter for all of us. [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/27502]

Balochistan on the brink

Anarkismo (en) - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 00:55
The military occupation of Balochistan
“Come here, listen to this”, Ali slowly leafed through the pages of the local newspaper, “look, you see this small paragraph? This is an account from a fighter in the villages.” I asked him if he could translate. “Today we lost several fighters but we killed three Pakistani soldiers and shot down their helicopter”. I asked him whether he had visited the fighters in the Bolan Pass. “Yes, I’ve been there in my role as a government official but also as a Baloch, I negotiated with them on the release of a hostage, but I respect their fight”...

Lessons of the "60s" for Anarchists in the New Radicalization

Anarkismo (en) - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 21:16
New York City, NY, USA

Wayne Price will be speaking at Bluestockings bookstore (172 Allen Street between Stanton and Rivington -  1 block south of Houston and 1st Avenue) on Oct. 29, Wed., 7pm:

The Future of Iraq, Syria, Jordan and Testing of an Independent Kurdistan

Anarkismo (en) - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 12:25
Throughout the spiralling chaos in the Middle East which has started with the invasion of Iraq both local and global powers have required a number of bodies to serve their varying demands, such as ISIS. While it is acknowledged that the current situation under the present borders is redundant, no one has been able to name a new option. It is within this frame that local and global powers needed an ISIS as a balm to seal the cracks of the present condition and also as a trigger to help form new borders and states, and more importantly as an instrumental tool to manage the crisis in the region. [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/27500]

Latest news from Kobanê

Anarkismo (en) - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 08:35
Last news from Kobanê
The Turkish state that is preparing to interfere to avoid the ISIS danger, is at the same time neglecting the offensive made by ISIS supporters within its borders, showing its politics of hypocrisy. [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/27499]

A ‘Revolution’ under Attack – the Alternative in midst the War in Syria

Anarkismo (en) - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 20:32
The most recent pictures of thousands of refugees fleeing from heavy attacks of ISIS and making their way from Syria across the border to Turkey, come from the area of Kobani – one of three cantons of the self- proclaimed Autonomy Region Rojava in Northern Syria.

Belfast Anarchist Bookfair - 4 Oct

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 07:28

The WSM will have a stall and be participating in one of the discussions at this years Belfast anarchist bookfair. Come along and say hello to us.

Stall - all day, 11-6pm

4pm - Discussion "Anarchist tendencies in Ireland:
Panel discussion including Maria (Workers Solidarity Movement) and Jason (Belfast Local Solidarity Federation)"

Event date and time:  Sat, 2014-10-04 11:00 - 18:00

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Palestine-Israel,The joint struggle and the vicious Israeli transfer efforts

Anarkismo (en) - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 17:28
Arkib (1948 Bedouins), Bil'in, Dahams (Ramla 1948 village), East Jerusalem (occupied 1967 mainly Sheikh Jarah, Shuafat, and the Bedouins of the region) Ma'asarah, Nabi Saleh, Ni'ilin, Qaddum, South of Hebron Hills - the main locations of the joint struggles the anarchists against the wall are involved in. As the Israeli pretending of striving for any kind of peace was exposed, the transfer efforts are intensified. It seems the hazards taking and gambling of Israel on the continuation of the occupation is increasing. The Israeli government count on the pro Israeli lobby of the US right and the strategic value of Israel in the present troubled time and recklessly disregard the mounting international pressure... though the Israeli officials and the public keep worrying in public about the economic and political pressures. [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/27498]

Leaked Report: Self Serving NGO's Want to Perpetuate Rescue Industry, Not End Direct Provision

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 17:13

Last week, it was revealed that four Irish NGOs – the Immigrant Council of Ireland, Nasc Irish Immigrant Support Centre, Focus Ireland and Sonas Housing – had submitted a report to the Minister for Justice about the accommodation of suspected sex trafficking victims in direct provision centres. While the report raises a number of very valid concerns, it’s unsurprising that one particular line has received the most attention – the allegation that “traffickers have used the asylum system for residency and accommodation while simultaneously trafficking victims”. The media focus on this uncorroborated claim is unfortunate (albeit totally predictable) at a time when asylum seekers’ complaints about their housing are finally starting to get the headlines they should have had for years.

 

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interview of Ajansa Nûçeyan at Fırat (Kurdish News Agency) with DAF...

Anarkismo (en) - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 14:15
interview of Ajansa Nûçeyan a Fırat (Kurdish News Agency) with DAF...
Interview of Ajansa Nûçeyan at Fırat (Kurdish News Agency) with DAF...

ISIS, Iraq and the War on Terror

Anarkismo (en) - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 03:13
It's official, extremist firebrand Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of ISIS, will play the new bearded bogeyman. It's official, he didn’t loot the banks for gold but is in fact being paid by our friends, the good ol’ Gulf petro-monarchs. It's official, we are being frogmarched back into the 'kill the bogeyman' script. It's official, none of this is happening… "officially".

Crisis and Revolt

Anarkismo (en) - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 02:51
The crises we face and the kind of struggle we need to face them.
Liberals and progressive forces support the Democratic Party in elections, even though humanity is facing a number of interconnected threats and nightmarish catastrophes: economic, ecological/climate, and others. Democratic liberals, while perhaps the "lesser evil" to the Republican reactionaries, have no solutions to the objective dangers which threaten society with great suffering and destruction. The only real alternative is popular mass struggle or defeat--socialist-anarchism or catastrophes.

In the Rubble of US Imperialism

Anarkismo (en) - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 17:13
The PKK, YPG and the Islamic State
This article highlights how the US state created the conditions in the Middle East in which a right-wing reactionary force like the Islamic State (formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham) could emerge. Along with this – and central to the article – it discusses how the US state is refusing to back the only two effective forces that are fighting the Islamic State: the Kurdish Workers’ Party and the People’s Protection Units. Indeed, this article is also written to express solidarity with the People’s Protection Units that are currently fighting a key battle against the Islamic State to hold onto the city of Kobani in Syria. [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/27411]

Turkish anarchists in Syria to support Kurdish people

Anarkismo (en) - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 03:37
Istanbul anarchists along other leftists, feminists, and 'Gezi park types' have managed to cross over into Syria and the northern town of Kobane which is currently threatened by ISIS. [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/27480]

In Shingal, Kobane and all Rojava, ISIS is Dehak and the people are Kawa

Anarkismo (en) - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 08:35
In Kurdistan, people are fighting against ISIS, “the procreated violence” given birth by capitalism and the states that start wars for their own benefits. ISIS, subcontractor of the states that pursue income strategies on the region, is attacking people while yelling “islamic state!” and “holy war, jihad!”. People are suffering from hunger and thirst, getting ill, getting injured; migrating ad dying. They are still fighting in that struggle for existence. People are fighting not for the schemes and strategies around meeting tables, not for income, but for their freedom.

A Call For Social Insertion in the People's Climate Change March

Anarkismo (en) - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 00:58
A call for anarchist social insertion into the People's Climate Change March and related movements, to make anarchism the leading idea.
Anarchists must involve themselves in the People's Climate Change March, and make their ideas the leading idea of the movement. [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/27479]

Palestine-Israel: The joint struggle confront the transfer efforts of the Israeli settler colonialist project*

Anarkismo (en) - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 03:49
Arkib, Dahamsh (1948 borders), and Bil'in, Ma'asara, Nabi Saleh, Ni'ilin, Qaddum, Sheikh Jarah (East Jerusalem)
Though Israel failed in its last open assault on the Gaza Strip, it still succeed in its transfer efforts. The drowning of a refugee ship with 450 mainly Gaza people reflect the partial success of Israel transfer efforts that for the never ended efforts since 1948. The siege on Gaza join the pressure on both Palestinians within the 1948 borders and that of the 1967. The big masses were driven out during the 1948 and 1967 wars, but efforts continued with all means possible. Some expelled by force some were moved within the border as pressure to "voluntary transfer". Within the 1967 borders, the Israeli efforts are targeted on the villages and Bedouins living in area C where the joint struggle to resist it is mainly focused in the South of Hebron Hills. And the joint struggle in Arkib, Dahamsh (1948 borders), and Bil'in, Ma'asara, Nabi Saleh, Ni'ilin, Qaddum, Sheikh Jarah (East Jerusalem) continue "as usual". [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/27471]

Scottish Referendum: A tale of two cities

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 12:06
For one brief glorious fleeting moment two weekends ago, it looked like David Cameron had unwittingly brought the union between England and Scotland to the brink of collapse. Today the rain falls on the dashed hopes of 45% of Scotland’s voters.

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