# RiseUp4Rojava – 27 /28 Jan’19 – Where actions take place

Many organizations and groups around the world followed the call of the Internationalist Commune of Rojava, to defend the revolution in Rojava. We want to share some of the events, that will happen in this global days of actions. More will come…
Demonstrations, Meetings and other Events:

New: Magdeburg (Germany)
Protest: Monday 28. January, 6pm
Breiter Weg (on front of Karstadt) Magdeburg
Solidaritätsbündnis Kurdistan-Magdeburg

New: Heraklio (Crete / Greece)
Demonstration: Sunday 27. January, 12pm
Lion Square
Hevalên Girîtê

New: Stockholm (Sweden)
Protest: Monday 28. January, 4pm
Olof Palmes gata 17, SE-111 22 Stockholm, Sverige
SAAB’s head office in Stockholm
No Support For Erdogan

New: Malmö (Sweden)
Protest: Monday 28. January, 12pm
Rönnviksgatan 13, SE-213 74 Malmö, Sverige
No Support For Erdogan

Gaspé (Canada)
Info, Film & Discussion: Sunday 27. January, 5pm
Centre communautaire Douglas Community Center, 28 St-Patrick Avenue, Gaspé G4X 2Y2
Réseau Libertaire Brume NoireMadrid (Spain)
Demonstration: Sunday 27. January, 12pm
Tirso de Molina Square, Madrid
Azadî. Plataforma de Solidaritat amb el Poble Kurd

Free OcalanBarcelona (Catalonia)
Demonstration: Sunday 27. January 2pm,
Palau de Congressos de Catalunya, M/L3 Zona Universitaria, Barcelona
Azadî. Plataforma de Solidaritat amb el Poble Kurd

San Jose (Costa Rica)
Videos, Food & Discussions: Saturday 26. January, 7pm
Retro Tattoo San Jose Centro, San Jose

Los Angeles (USA)
Protest: Sunday 27. January. 11am
Turkish Consulate in Los Angeles, 6300 Wilshire Blvd.
Event on facebook

San Francisco (USA)
Demonstration: Sunday 27. January 12pm
Union Square, 333 Post Street, San Francisco 94108
California Kurdish Community Center, Bay Area Mesopotamia Solidarity, Emergency Committee For Rojava, Bay Area Light Brigade

New York City (USA)
Demonstration: Sunday 27. January, 2pm
Union Square New York, Manhattan
Emergency Committee For Rojava, Metropolitan Anarchist Coordinating Council – MACC, American Kurdish Association

Santa Cruz (USA)
Demonstration: Monday 28. January, 4pm
Town Clock Downtown SC, Santa Cruz (Kalifornien) 95060
Rojava Solidarity Santa Cruz, Demand Utopia – Santa Cruz, Californians for KurdistanPortland (USA)
Demonstration: Sunday 27. January, 2pm
Pioneer Square (701 SW 6th Ave)
Demand Utopia, Rojava Solidarity Portland

Dublin (Ireland)
Red Phoenix Pick Up Basketball: Sunday 27. January, 1pm
Red Phoenix Sports ClubLondon (UK)
Demonstration: Sunday 27. January, 1pm
BBC, Portland Place to Trafalgar Square
London Kurdistan Solidarity, Kurdistan Students Union – UK, Kurdistan Solidarity Campaign, Symbiotic Horizon, Kurdistan Solidarity Network, Plan C, Feminist Anti-Fascist Assembly, Anti-Fascist Network, Women’s Strike Assembly – UK, Cooperative Economy in Rojava and Bakur

Hamburg (Germany)
Show Solidarity, show the flags of YPJ and YPG: Sunday & Monday 27./28. January
AK Hamburg für Rojava, Blockupy Hamburg, interventionistische Linke Hamburg

Flensburg (Germany)
Info Cafe: Sunday 27. January, 3pm
Die Ganze Bäckerei

Jena (Germany)
Demonstration: Monday 28. January, 4pm
Jena Holzmarkt
Holzmarkt, 07743 Jena
LAG FIP/Migration DIE LINKE. Thüringen, DIE LINKE. Jena

Munich (Germany)
Demonstration: Friday 25. January, 4pm
Arnulfstr. 61, 80636 München in front of Mercedes-Benz
Make Rojava Green Again, AntiSiko Aktionsbündnis gegen die NATO-Sicherheitskonferenz, Café Global München, Kurdisches Gesellschaftszentrum München

Marburg (Germany)
Demonstration: Monday 28. January, 6pm
Marburg Hbf
YXK

if your event is missing, write to us: internationalistcommune[a]riseup.net

 

# RiseUp4Rojava – Call for global days of action on 27 and 28 January 2019

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# RiseUp4Rojava – Defending the revolution together

Call for Global Days of Action on 27 and 28 January 2019

On January 27th, exactly four years ago, the city of Kobane in northern Syria was freed from the hands of the gangs of the so-called Islamic State after months of fierce fighting by the courageous fighters of the YPJ and YPG.

At that time, we poured onto the streets in our millions, day after day, week after week, to express our solidarity with the Kobane resistance and to compel the world to act. Nonstop, powerful actions outside the Middle East gave the comrades fighting in the city courage to continue and forced the international powers to act.The weeks of resistance in Kobane became a symbol of the will, power and hope brought into the world by the young Rojava revolution. Through this resistance, Rojava’s principles of direct democracy, an ecological and collective economy, and the liberation of women became known around the world.

Kobane has become a symbol of international solidarity and common struggle – our solidarity across borders and ideological differences, as democrats, socialists, feminists and eco-activists. Countless emancipatory forces united their voices in defense of Kobane. And so, the revolution in Rojava has become an inseparable part of the history of these forces all over the world.

For four years we have gone through ups and downs together, shared successes and losses, grief, suffering, anger, pain and joy. We have seen how the darkness of IS barbarism has been driven out of Manbij and Raqqa, and witnessed the building of a completely new social order.

Today, after many years of tough struggle, the Democratic Federation of Northeast Syria has been proclaimed, one-third of Syria has been liberated and the Islamic State is on the verge of complete defeat.

However, during this time we also witnessed the invasion of Afrin by the fascist Turkish army and its Islamist mercenaries and faced the deadly silence of the world community over the occupiers’ crimes. We have lost many valuable friends along the way and yet never given up our courage.

Despite many difficult challenges, we did not let ourselves become divided. We have always stood shoulder to shoulder together, learning, building a new society and defending this revolution together. We have constantly emphasized that democratic, feminist, socialist and ecological forces are our only allies in the struggle for a different world.

And in the defense of Kobane, the liberation of Raqqa, and the resistance of Afrin, our isolated voices have become a common call for another world. Together we have grown into an indispensable force that the rulers of the world can no longer ignore.

New declaration of war against Rojava and the societies in Northeastern Syria

Today, almost a year after the beginning of the fascist Turkish state’s fierce war of aggression against Afrin, almost four years after the liberation of Kobane from IS, the revolution faces perhaps its greatest challenge yet. The fascist AKP / MHP regime under Erdogan has again declared war on Rojava.

Their words are clear and leave no room for doubt: the revolution must be destroyed once and for all. And in the campaign for public opinion, in the media and behind closed doors where regional and imperialist powers are negotiating the future of the peoples of northeastern Syria, this war has long since begun.

In these negotiations we hear the voices of the rulers, talking over the heads of the people of Syria and Rojava. They are concerned only with the redistribution of Syria’s wealth and land. Cities such as Idlib and Manbij, whole regions and peoples: all are carved up and traded for one another by the imperialist powers.

The people themselves have no voice in this process. Yet it will be they alone who end up suffering when the Islamist gangs of Turkey get the green light to invade, to murder and plunder. And if Russia and the US allow the airspace of the Turkish Air Force be opened for extensive bombardments, it will be they alone who die.

Despite the inception of ethnic cleansing, the settlement of Islamists in Rojava, and gross violations of international law, the Western world is silent once again. And what should these states be expected to say, if their tanks, airplanes, helicopters, drones and assault rifle sales do skyrocket thanks to another war in Turkey?We know only too well that we can expect nothing from them. To these states, war, death and destruction mean nothing but profit. It was they who provided Turkey with arms to turn against its own population for decades. And they were the ones who made the war against Afrin possible.

This reality has not changed to this day. Despite superficial distortions in bilateral relations between individual states, international support for the Erdogan regime continues unabated.

Without the red carpets for Erdogan, financial aid, arm deliveries and secret service cooperation in the fight against the democratic opposition in Turkey, Turkish fascism could not survive a single day more. But so long as the money continues to flow freely, human rights, peace and freedom are in scarce supply.

To trust the humanity of the ruling powers in this situation is nothing short of madness. And so we do not want to waste our breath calling on these powers to intervene.

We call for: organize – protest – civil disobedience

Our call is to all those who dream together with us of another world and are ready to fight for them. We address all revolutionaries, all those who regard themselves as democrats, anti-fascists, feminists, all those who stand up for an ecological future.

If we don’t do it, nobody will. By defending the Rojava revolution together, we defend all our hopes. And that’s why, in the spirit of liberation of Kobane, the World Kobane and World Afrin Days, we call for:

* Let’s organize resistance committees in our neighborhoods and cities to defend the revolution

* Let’s come together and protest on the streets to send a clear signal of our solidarity with the revolution in Northeast Syria on 27 January. Let us remember together the resistance and liberation of the city of Kobane.

* Let’s use determined and creative actions of civil disobedience to interrupt the production and export of arms, and the daily life of the political parties responsible for the deals with the Turkish regime on 28 January. Let’s make visible the identities of those who benefit from the war, those who finance and drive it.

Together we will make 27 and 28 January two days of global resistance against Turkish fascism. Together we will intervene in the numbing routine of war and oppression, expressing our solidarity with various forms of action. Together we will show that this revolution is not alone!

Let us stand shoulder to shoulder against fascism!

Long live the international solidarity!

The revolution in Rojava will be victorious! Fascism will be crushed!

Internationalist Commune of Rojava

Democratic Federation of Northeast Syria

03/01/2019

#RiseUp4Rojava – Llamada a días de acción global el 27 y 28 de enero 2019 — #RiseUp4Rojava – Defendiendo la revolución juntxs

Llamada a días de acción global el 27 y 28 de enero 2019 El 27 de enero, hará cuatro años que la ciudad de Kobane en el norte de Siria fue liberada del Estado Islámico después de meses de lucha de lxs combatientes de las YPJ y YPG.

En ese tiempo, mobilizamos a millones en las calles, día tras día, semana tras semana, para expresar nuestra solidaridad con la resistencia de Kobane y para convencer al mundo de actuar.

Las acciones que se realizaron en todas las partes del mundo le dieron a lxs compañerxs que luchaban en Kobane fuerza y coraje para continuar.

La resistencia en Kobane se volvió un símbolo de la voluntad, fuerza y esperanza que la joven revolución de Rojava ofrece al mundo. A través de esta resistencia, los principios de democracia directa, economía ecológica y colectiva, y liberación de las mujeres se dieron a conocer en todas partes. Kobane se ha convertido en un símbolo de solidaridad internacional y de lucha común, más allá de fronteras o diferencias ideológicas. Demócratas, socialistas, feministas, eco-activistas, etc. unieron sus voces en defensa de Kobane.

La revolución en Rojava se ha convertido en una parte inseparable de las luchas en todo el mundo. Durante cuatro años hemos estado conectadxs con los victorias y las alegrias de la gente del norte de Siria. Hemos visto cómo la crueldad del Estado Islámico ha sido expulsada de Manbij y Raqqa, y presenciado la construcción de un sistema social completamente nuevo.

Tras muchos años de dura lucha, la Federación Democrática del Norte de Siria ha sido proclamada, un tercio de Siria ha sido liberado y el Estado Islámico está al borde de la derrota. Sin embargo, durante este tiempo también hemos presenciado la invasión de Afrin por el ejército fascista de Turquía y sus mercenarios islamistas, acompañada por el silencio mortal de la llamada “comunidad internacional” sobre los crímenes de los invasores.

Muchxs compañerxs han caído en el camino e incluso así, no hemos perdido a nuestro coraje. A pesar de los difíciles desafíos, no nos hemos alejado de la lucha. Siempre hemos estado juntxs hombro a hombro, aprendiendo, construyendo una nueva sociedad y defendiendo la revolución juntxs. Siempre hemos apostado en que las fuerzas democráticas, feministas, socialistas y ecológicas son nuestras únicas aliadas en la lucha por un mundo diferente.

Y en la defensa de Kobane, la liberación de Raqqa, y la resistencia de Afrin, nuestras voces aisladas se han convertido en una llamada común por otro mundo. Juntxs hemos creado una fuerza importante que lxs poderosxs del mundo ya no pueden ignorar.

Nueva declaración de guerra contra Rojava y las sociedaddes del norte de Siria. Hoy, casi un año después del comienzo de la cruel guerra contra Afrin por parte del Estado turco fascista, casi cuatro años después de la liberación de Kobane del Estado Islámico, la revolución se enfrenta a un reto aún más grande.

El régimen fascista AKP / MHP bajo Erdogan, nuevamente ha declarado la guerra a Rojava. Sus palabras fueron claras y no dejan lugar a duda: la revolución debe ser destruída de una vez por todas. Esta guerra ha comenzado hace tiempo, en los medios de comunicación y detrás de puertas cerradas, donde las potencias regionales y mundiales están negociando el futuro de la gente del norte de Siria.

En estas negociaciones, las voces de lxs poderosxs están por encima de la gente de Siria y Rojava. Sólo les importa la redistribución de la riqueza y del territorio. Ciudades como Idlib y Manbij, regiones enteras fueron invadidas y sus gentes intercambiadas por las potencias imperialistas.

El pueblo no tiene voz en el proceso. Sin embargo ellxs serán lxs que terminarán sufriendo cuando las grupos islamistas respaldados por Turquía tengan la luz verde para invadir, matar y saquear. Y si Rusia y los Estados Unidos le permiten a la Fuerza Aérea Turca bombardeas, ellxs serán lxs que mueran.

A pesar del inicio de la limpieza étnica, el asentamiento de grupos islamistas en Rojava y las graves violaciones de leyes internacionales, Occidente vuelve a estar callado. ¿Y qué se debería esperar que digan estos Estados, si sus ventas de tanques, aeroplanos, helicópteros, drones y rifles de asalto se disparan gracias a la guerra en Turquía?

North-East of Syria, Rojava: The Kobani canton, in the Federation of Northern Syria – Rojava, more commonly known as Syrian Kurdistan or Western Kurdistan, struggles against Daesh. Here, demonstration in a street of Kobani for the release of Apo, Abdullah ocalan, leader of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). Young Kurdish women in the crowd of demonstrators. (Photo by: Andia/UIG via Getty Images)

Sólo sabemos que no podemos esperar nada de ellos. Para estos Estados, la guerra, la muerte y la destrucción no significan nada más que ganancias. Fueron ellos los que proporcionaron a Turquía armas para usarlas contra su propia población durante décadas. Y fueron ellos los que hicieron posible la guerra contra Afrin.

Esta realidad no ha cambiado hasta ahora. A pesar de las supuestas diferencias entre Estados, el apoyo internacional al régimen de Erdogan no disminuye. Sin las alfombras rojas para Erdogan, el apoyo financiero, la entrega de armas y la cooperación de los servicios secretos en la lucha contra la oposición democrática en Turquía, el fascismo turco no podría sobrevivir ni un día más.

Pero mientras el dinero siga fluyendo libremente, los derechos humanos, la paz y la libertad son escasas. Confiar en la ética de lxs gobernantes en esta situación es una locura. Por lo tanto, no queremos gastar nuestro aliento pidiendo a estxs gobernantes que intervengan.

Llamamos a: organización – protestas – desobediencia civil.

Nuestro llamamiento es para todxs aquellxs que sueñan junto a nosotrxs por otro mundo y están listxs para luchar por él.

Nos dirigimos a todxs lxs revolucionarixs, a todxs aquellxs que se identifican como demócratas, antifascistas, feministas, y todxs lxs que defienden un futuro ecológico.

Si no lo hacemos, nadie lo hará. Al defender la revolución de Rojava juntxs, defendemos todas nuestras esperanzas.

Por eso, con el espíritu de la liberación de Kobane, las mobilizaciones mundiales en defensa de Kobane y de Afrin, llamamos a:

  • *Organizar comités de resistencia en nuestros vecindarios y ciudades para defender la revolución.
  • * Reunámonos y protestemos en las calles el 27 de enero. Recordemos juntxs la resistencia y liberación de la ciudad de Kobane. * Realicemos determinadas acciones creativas de desobediencia civil con el objetivo de interrumpir la producción y exportación de armas, y molestar a los partidos políticos responsables de los acuerdos y negocios con el régimen turco el día 28 de enero.

Señalemos a aquellxs que se benefician con la guerra, a aquellxs que la financian y que la conducen. Hagamos que el 27 y el 28 de enero se conviertan en días de resistencia global contra el fascismo turco.

Expresemos nuestra solidaridad mediante varias formas de acción. ¡Juntxs mostraremos que esta revolución no está sola! ¡Hombro a hombro contra el fascismo! ¡Larga vida a la solidaridad internacional! ¡La revolución en Rojava será victoriosa! ¡El fascismo será aplastado!

Comuna Internacionalista de Rojava Federación Democrática del Norte de Siria 03/01/2019

December 20, 2018 / 8:27 AM / 18 days ago


Turkey says Syrian Kurdish militants will be buried in ditches: Anadolo
FILE PHOTO: Turkey’s Defence Minister Hulusi Akar and Italy’s Defence Minister Elisabetta Trenta pose for a family photo during a NATO defence ministers meeting at the Alliance headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, October 3, 2018. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey said Kurdish militants east of the Euphrates in Syria “will be buried in their ditches when the time comes”, after President Donald Trump began what will be a total withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria.

“Now we have Manbij and the east of the Euphrates in front of us. We are working intensively on this subject,” state-owned Anadolu news agency on Thursday reported Defence Minister Hulusi Akar as saying during a visit to a Qatari-Turkish joint military base in Doha.


 

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