Urgent support call-out as Grow Heathrow eviction looms

Freedom News,

The squatted site, which was founded to oppose the nearby airport’s destructive expansion project, is facing a bailiff assault either tomorrow or on Wednesday.

In the shout out for “urgent support against a land squat eviction” earlier today organisers at the four-acre camp [map] noted that the threat comes shortly before their ninth anniversary, which is due to be celebrated with a weekend gathering on March 8th-10th.

Continue reading “Urgent support call-out as Grow Heathrow eviction looms”

Erdogan arrests 735 more Kurds as Peace Hunger Strikers near Death

Turkish security forces detain 735 more in repression against Kurds

The Turkish Interior Ministry on Sunday announced that 735 people have been arrested for ‘supporting Kurdish PKK resistance fighters’.Torture is routine in the Turkish state and prisoners spend years awaiting trial.

The PKK fighters, led by Ocalan,  had maintained a 2 year unilateral ceasefire and led the Kurds into communal democratic participation until Erdogan ordered the attack and destruction of Kurdish cities in 2016.

This is why Leyla Guven and hundreds more are hunger striking to the death: to demand Ocalan be freed from total isolation and the peace process rersumed. Continue reading “Erdogan arrests 735 more Kurds as Peace Hunger Strikers near Death”

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg to Brussels demonstration

Younger generations are now faced with a daunting twin task: preventing environmental breakdown and responding to its growing impact.The scale and pace of environmental change confirms that the only credible way forward is systemic transformation of societies and economies. To change the path that lies ahead, we must first admit that we are entering an age of unprecedented breakdown. Time is running out.

Dear Kitty. Some blog

This 24 February 2019 video says about itself:

Some 35,000 Belgian school children skipped classes on Thursday to protest global warming and pollution in one of Brussels’ biggest ever student protests, vowing to miss school once a week until the Belgian government takes action.

Students banging drums and carrying signs decrying global warming gathered around the European Parliament, in what Brussels police said was an unprecedented turnout for a student protest in the Belgian capital, also home to European Union institutions.

Translated from Belgian daily De Morgen today:

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg (16) will come along to Brussels demonstration next week [Thursday 21 February]

The Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg (16), who became famous worldwide for striking week after week against climate change, will come to the Brussels climate march next week to join the protest. Anuna De Wever of Youth for Climate recently announced…

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UPDATE .Leyla Hospitalised Refusing Treatment/ International Action plea for Hunger Strikers

UPDATE  UPDATE  UPDATE …..Leyla Guven is transferred to hospital, refuses treatment  ANHA
The health situation of parliamentarian Leyla Guven deteriorated and she was transferred to the hospital as she is continuing hunger strike on the 98th day. Leyla Guven refused any medical intervention to treat her.
13 Feb 2019, Wed – 15:45

Right now over 300 people, mostly Kurdish prisoners in Turkey , are on indefinite hunger strike, and many of them are reaching the stage of permanent health damage and death.
They are striking not to protest their obvious innocence or the shocking conditions, but for the right of their leader, Ocalan, to have contact with the outside world.
Ocalan in the past has declared long ceasefires with the Turkish State rejecting terrorism and separatism  in favour of ‘municipal anarchist’ communal ideas and feminist emancipation which have swept through the 15 million Kurdish population.
That seems a strange thing to die for, but Ocalan in the past has declared ceasefires with the Turkish State which have lasted years
see also 300 on Hunger Strike – How Ocalan Transformed the PKK into Anti-Terrorists
So when the hunger strikers demand Ocalan be allowed to speak they are demanding the first step in a new peace process, and the end of the ongoing anti Kurdish pogrom in Turkey and the north of Syria.
But because the PKK is branded as terrorist by the US they get little international support.
Turkey is the real terrorist, with documented massacres or mass killings of Kurds in 1930, 1978, 1987, 2009, 2011, and 2016
The Turkish state has impunity though it is the real terrorist, with documented mass killings of Kurds in 1930, 1978, 1987, 2009, 2011, and 2016……
Letters from Leyla Güven to the women of the world
Dear women,

Even though our geographies are divided by thousands of kilometers, I’m glad you heard my voice. Even though we are from very different corners of the world, as women, we always feel. As Hypatia says, “none of us resemble each other, but the things that unite us are greater than those that separate us.” We are all sisters. What unites us the most is our struggle for freedom, our resistance against all kinds of fascism, against the dictatorship and the patriarchal mentality. Continue reading “UPDATE .Leyla Hospitalised Refusing Treatment/ International Action plea for Hunger Strikers”

You will not find us there: on Gender Violence and Collective Management

by  ‘power to restorative justice!’   ….  ….   translation updated 18:53   10/02/19

Leer en español aquí abajo. /  Original en Catalá  AQUÍ

We write this communication in order to share our concern and irritation due to many situations that we have known or experienced directly in recent times in relation to the definition of gender violence and its management in social and libertarian movements.

We start from the idea that gender violence is the product of a heteronormative model that imposes a unique form of existence in terms of what our body, our identity, our gender expression, our sexuality and our relationships are. All those people who do not comply with this norm  can be exposed to violence, as punishment for transgressions and non-compliance with the hetero-norm.

And those agressions that happen in the spaces that should be of support and solidarity make the lives and militancy of those who fight untenable, and for that we strongly oppose them. All of us who signed this communique have spent years fighting against the heteropatriarchy, as well as for the liberation of all.

A Greve Feminista é uma proposta feita pelo movimento feminista internacional, que convoca uma greve de mulheres como forma de protesto e revolta face às situações de precariedade e violência que invadem as nossas vidas. É o maior movimento mundial de mulheres de paralisação social das últimas décadas, acontece no dia 8 de Março, Dia Internacional da Mulher.https://climaximo.wordpress.com/2019/02/08/a-caminho-da-greve-feminista-internacional-8-de-marco-de-2019/

Now that our position is clarified, it is essential to share a reflection on how the hegemonic feminist discourse is defining violence and, by default, how the so-called aggressions are being managed.

The first issue that is problematic is the way in which gender violence is being framed, conceptualized and considered. From certain feminisms it is named with this term structural or symbolic gender inequalities, causing the concept of violence to take on too great a spectrum of meanings. Continue reading “You will not find us there: on Gender Violence and Collective Management”

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300 on Hunger Strike – How Ocalan Transformed the PKK into Anti-Terrorists

Right now over 300 people, mostly Kurdish prisoners in Turkey , are on indefinite hunger strike, and many of them are reaching the stage of permanent health damage and death.
They are striking not to protest their obvious innocence or the shocking conditions, but for the right of their leader, Ocalan, to have contact with the outside world.
That seems a strange thing to die for, but Ocalan in the past has declared ceasefires with the Turkish State which have lasted years and sparked a promising peace process.
Ocalan above all is responsible for rejecting terrorism, stalinism and the fight for a new state in favour of ‘municipal anarchist’ communal ideas and feminist emancipation which have swept through the 15 million Kurdish population.
So when the hunger strikers demand Ocalan be allowed to speak they are demanding the first step in a new peace process, and the end of the ongoing anti Kurdish pogrom in Turkey and the north of Syria.
But because the PKK is branded as terrorist by the US they get little international support.Turkey is the real terrorist, it certainly has a poor human rights record, with documented massacres or mass killings of Kurds in 1930, 1978, 1987, 2009, 2011, and 2016.
It has repressed and discriminated for decades against its Kurdish population, including by trying to destroy its separate culture. Continue reading “300 on Hunger Strike – How Ocalan Transformed the PKK into Anti-Terrorists”