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KURDISTAN/SYRIA: Anarchists join struggle against ISIS in Kobane

update 27/sept 18.00: US jets have attacked IS forces outside Kobane, ironically aiding anti-capitalist locals.

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.

Vice reported yesterday that ISIS is within 5 miles of the city and are attacking with US military equipment including tanks that outmatches the weapons available to the YPG – Kurdish People’s Protection Units . Vice also reported that “Hundreds of Turkish Kurds are arriving too, sneaking or bribing their way across the border to fight alongside the YPG”

The photo shows a banner of the anarchist group DAF apparently just after the border has been crossed. The statement we were sent says “People are suffering from hunger and thirst, getting ill, getting injured; migrating and 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”

We hope to bring more details and further photos as they become available

The photo shows a banner of the anarchist group DAF apparently just after the border has been crossed. The statement we were sent says “People are suffering from hunger and thirst, getting ill, getting injured; migrating and 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”

We hope to bring more details and further photos as they become available

Added – this is a translation from our sister group in France, Alternative libertaire

حضور رفقای آنارشیست ترکیه‌ای از اعضای (عملیات آنارشیستهای انقلابی) در شکستن مرز بین ترکیه و کوبانی و حضور رسمی‌ آنارشیست‌ها در مقاومت ‫#‏کوبانی‬
این رفقا عمل مستقیم
را که از ابتدایی‌ترین اصول آنارشیستی است را عملیاتی‌ کردن

“Thousands of young people, socialists, trade unionists, revolutionary, feminist, libertarian poured in from all over Turkey to Kobanê. They and they go there to support and defend the city réfugié.es.

The Turkish army tries to disperse them, it is accused of being much more permissive with the jihadists who are trying, too, to cross the border to join Daech.

Despite the blocks of the Turkish army, hundreds of activists and militants have managed to cross the border. Among them, the comrades of the Revolutionary Anarchist Action Group, who made the trip to Istanbul to join the defense of Kobanê, and sent these photos.”

Added – this is a translation from our sister group in France, Alternative libertaire

 


 

  same in Spanish

Anarquistas de Istanbul junto otros izquierdistas, feministas y tipos Gezi Park’ han logrado cruzar a Siria

Anarquistas de Istanbul junto otros izquierdistas, feministas y tipos Gezi Park’ han logrado cruzar a Siria y la ciudad norteña de Kobane que actualmente está amenazado por ISIS.


Vicepresidente informó ayer que ISIS se encuentra a 5 kilómetros de la ciudad y están atacando con equipo militar incluyendo tanques que outmatches las armas disponibles para el YPG - Unidades del Pueblo Kurdo protección. Vicepresidente también informó que Cientos de kurdos turcos están llegando también, a escondidas o sobornar a su manera a través de la frontera para luchar junto al YPG

حضور رفقای آنارشیست ترکیه‌ای از اعضای (عملیات آنارشیستهای انقلابی) در شکستن مرز بین ترکیه و کوبانی و حضور رسمی‌ آنارشیست‌ها در مقاومت ‫#‏کوبانی‬
این رفقا عمل مستقیم
را که از ابتدایی‌ترین اصول آنارشیستی است را عملیاتی‌ کردن

La foto (arriba en la parte en  inglés) muestra una pancarta del grupo anarquista DAF aparentemente justo después de cruzar la frontera. La declaración nos mandaron dice La gente está sufriendo de hambre y sed, enfermar, sufrir lesiones;.. Migrar y morir Ellos todavía están luchando en esa lucha por la existencia La gente no luchan por los esquemas y estrategias en torno a mesas de reunión, no para ingresos, sino por su libertad starak2.jpg

Esperamos traer más detalles y más fotos a medida que estén disponibles

 - esto es una traducción de nuestro grupo hermano en Francia, Alternative Libertaire

Miles de jóvenes, socialistas, sindicalistas, revolucionaria, feminista, libertaria llegaron de todas partes de Turquía a Kobanê. Ellas y ellos van allí para apoyar y defender los réfugié.es ciudad.

El ejército turco intenta dispersarlos, como se le acusa de ser mucho más permisivos con los yihadistas que están tratando, también, para cruzar la frontera para unirse a Daech.

A pesar de las esfuerzos del ejército turco, cientos de activistas y militantes han logrado cruzar la frontera. Entre ellos, los compañeros del Grupo de Acción Revolucionaria Anarquista, que hizo el viaje a Estambul para unirse a la defensa de Kobanê, y envió estas fotos.


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Dear old Emma Goldman, throughout her long and prolific career within the
anarchist movement of the twentieth century, produced many political texts to which activists return much more frequently than to other anarchist thinkers. Usually these texts are criticized by leftist feminism for being just what they are: anarchist harangues from on the barricade itself. Here we take the thought of Emma Goldman not uncritically as libertarian gospel, but to make it live in your discussion today, and to rescue Emma’s special ability to put her finger right on the spot, in the wound of mainstream feminism of her day, while at the same time opposing the practices of her own fellow militants of the anarchist movement,  whip in hand. Continue reading

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When will all America join in?!?!

MonP.Em_                   note: not sure where this photo was taken but it illustrates the point!

 

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Outrage In Missouri Town After Police Shooting Of 18-Yr-Old Man

Originally posted on Ian Bone:

Police chief thinks locals incapable of organising……….otherwise they’d be in the police force……….

Apparently these ‘anarchists’ have been joined by ‘organised nihilists’ as the police chief becomes increasingly bonkers in attempts to portray outsiders with guns flooding down the state highways to loot and riot. But there are anarchists there and so there should be……THERE ARE NO OUTSIDERS IN THE WORKING CLASS

‘Some, like a young white Californian who gave his name only as Sam, are drifters with no clear-cut agenda. “I’m an anarchist and I was in the region so I decided to come. What’s happening here is inspirational, people are resisting,” said Sam, who has slept out some nights.

Despite the suspicion over provocateurs many residents continued to express gratitude for their guests, invited or otherwise. “Strength in numbers”, said Gino Addison, 36, whose porch overlooks the site where Brown was killed. “We can’t make this much…

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Enric Duran on shared and disobedient crowdfunding platform networks | P2P-Foundation by GNUnion

We’ve recently featured Coopfunding, an Open-Sourced crowdfunding platform designed to “…promote the financing of projects with a social, self managed and cooperative nature.”  Today we present a guest article by Enric Duran, one of the developers behind Coopfunding and its parent-project, the Catalan Integral Cooperative, explaining the reasons that led to the creation of Coopfunding. This article was originally published in Radi.MS

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The expansion of crowdfunding in the last few years has been quite vertiginous.

Hundreds of projects have been able to get off the ground around the world coming from very different backgrounds but united in the aim of creating a link between donors and the projects they sponsor.

Crowdfunding, for its practicality and usefulness, has expanded without any ideological limitation and while it served to finance many social projects it has also supported more conventional initiatives based on consumerism and business as meant in the capitalist system.

In this way, more traditional fund raising events like benefit gigs and have been overlooked, and we should take in to account that with the crowdfunding model we are at risk of leaving the financing of social initiative in the hands of unscrupulous business which, through the management of crowdfunding platforms, are making the same profit that any middle man would make in an ordinary business transaction, through the charge of commissions which range between 5% and 10% of the donations received. Crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter and Indygogo have already made profits in the millions region. Continue reading

Coining’ alternatives to capitalism

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Take a look at the article ‘In each other we trust: Coining alternatives to capitalism’, which appeared  in ROAR Magazine, prompted by the MoneyLab Conference in Amsterdam during March. Continue reading

His name is Enric Duran , but is known as ‘Robin Bank ‘ or ‘ Robin Hood of the Banks ‘ . This Catalan activist, 38 years old, came to illegally obtain half a million euros in bank loans which he then then divided among projects and anti-capitalist movements .

a recent bank occupation protest aginst mortgage evictions

a recent bank occupation protest aginst mortgage evictions

He was charged with several offenses and failed to appear at his trial. He had requested loans from banks with no intention of returning and distributed the cash to a whole range of alternative projects, integral cooperatives, occupied social centers and revolutionary anarchists. . In all, he performed 68 operations in 39 different entities. With dozens of personal loans , he managed to outwit information systems and financial control.  Continue reading

The united anti-capitalist Mayday march in Barcelona was cancelled half way through when the black block of the anarchist section began attacking banks and burning a rubbish container barricade.

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The anarchist celebrations began in the morning with a big open air meeting and well organised communal lunch in the Macba square.

The cancellation of the march was half expected as the leftist parties had agreed beforehand to do so if there was trouble,(in case their political leaders should have their careers prejudiced). It left the way open for dozens of riot vans to charge in and 5 people were arrested. Continue reading

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You can pick up the updated ebook HERE: http://wp.me/PIJl9-rM

It’s easier to read and better illustrated, there’s pdf, Scribd and epub versions

for most readers, phones, tablets, PCs, now with 469 pages…Hope you like it!

(There are 2 epub files the first is compressed, with less illustrations, but came out beautifully and is ideal for readers and phones with limited memory, it’s only 1.7 mbs.  The second epub file is a huge 13 mb deluxe illustrated version, the best if space is no problem)

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Little by little ‘The Free’ is getting well known, in spite of not being in bookshops and a ”big alternative distributor” may soon take it on.!?!?..  Apparently 143,000 people have visited the blog, 34,000 people have read it on scribd, and many more on Google books, Issuu, The Anarchist Library, etc. Continue reading

 

Can Vies Victory !??

You can't evict 17 years of history

You can’t evict 17 years of history

Evidently the authorities dont dare to risk a community uprising in their Barcelona pot of gold. After a big local demo and a host of community resistance it was announced the eviction of the iconic Can Vies center, occupied now for 17 years, was cancelled. … or was it?? Continue reading

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Anarchist Lessons for the Zombie Apocalypse

I was in a med study when the zombie outbreak began. That’s right, a master’s degree in philosophy and the only way I could come up with to pay rent was to sell my still-living body to capitalist science. I know, I know… in retrospect I should have studied something useful, like small engine repair.

Oh, and I wasn’t just in any med study when the zombie outbreak began, I was in the med study where it began. The researchers were testing some kind of acne medication, looking to see if there were any adverse side effects when it was used on healthy adults. There were. Thanks, capitalist society, for pretty much ending the world.

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This is the first of a series of great slideshares from Kurt Love, who has a good understanding of the ideas and practice of Francisco Ferrer and Paulo Freire, among others, using the  technique of teaching by stimulating you to think and feel.

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Living Utopia (The Anarchists & The Spanish Revolution)

A unique feature-length documentary (90 minutes; Spanish with English subtitles) which chronicles the origins and evolution of the Spanish anarchist movement and its important role during the Spanish Revolution (1936-1939)

shut-the-bastards-down1Living Utopia is a unique documentary that blends the historical account of the origins and development of the Spanish anarchist movement, focussing on the 1936 war. 

This documentary made in 1997 about the 1936 Spanish Revolution blends historical accounts of the development of the anarchist movement with first-hand testimonies.

A reflection on the philosophical underpinnings of such a movement and their practical application. As both an informative and inspiring piece of research it is considered a jewel amongst historians and rebel hearts.

Millions of peasants and urban workers successfully established a society based on equality, mutual aid, participatory democracy and self-organisation – all without a central state or government.

This fascinating yet largely unknown social experiment was eventually destroyed by forces from inside and outside the country.

Review via – http://fuckcopyright.blogspot.co.uk/2009/01/living-utopia-vivir-la-utopia-1997.html

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  • Simbelmyne13

    Those lyrics at the end struck me to the core (1:33): “And now I’m going to sing to what has never existed, the dove of peace”.

    Since the dawn of “civilization”, with few exceptions, we have never been free, and we’ve constantly been at war. We’ve always been enslaved to some tyrant or oligarchs. We must never lose hope my friends, that we can finally be liberated. It’s our duty and our responsibility to struggle, lest the elites leave us without a planet and future for our descendants.

  • Where am I gonna find a group of people who still have the basic skills of survival, in a world where those are not taught in school? A group of people who haven’t been brainwashed into believing in “democracy” where you get a false choice and give away your power to a government who only pretends to serve its people?12M_BCN

  • “The Anarchists were still in virtual control of Catalonia and the revolution was still in full swing. To anyone who had been there since the beginning it probably seemed even in December or January that the revolutionary period was ending; but when one came straight from England the aspect of Barcelona was something startling and overwhelming. It was the first time that I had ever been in a town where the working class was in the saddle.” George Orwell – Homage to Catalonia page 4. From USⒶ

  • TheGoodNews01 1 month ago

    Well, it’s not like it isn’t happening all over the world right now. We have the Zapatistas who are nearing the 20th anniversary of their struggle, the Recuperdad in Argentina, Greek Anarchists, anti-austerity protests in Spain, Common Ground Collective and Occupy Sandy in the U.S., Christiania in Denmark. There’s already a lot happening. Add to it. Nurture it. Make it grow and talk to others. Get them to think. Have you seen scot crow’s interview on RT?

  • Now if only that woman’s sadly incorrect assumption it had happened all over the world had been true, then we’d not be in the global shitstorm we’re in now8-6-06_greece_anarchists_students__001_

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