In Transition 2.0: A Story of Resilience & Hope in Extraordinary Times
Transition is an idea that has gone viral, a social experiment that is about responding to uncertain times with solutions and optimism. In a world of increasing uncertainty, here is a story of hope, ingenuity and the power of growing vegetables in unexpected places. Continue reading Transition Movement explodes into Life: watch film here
Turkey-Iran gas pipeline and power line blown up. http://kurdiscat.blogspot.com.es/ …..
”The pipeline explosion occurred yesterday and was confirmed by the Turkish Energy Minister. Although not necessary, in fact, by evidence of images. It was destroyed as it passes through the Turkish town of Agri. The pipeline has been operating at full capacity since 2014 by an agreement between the Islamist government in Ankara and Tehran. Apart from this, on July 24, a power line was attackedlinking Cizre to Silopi. Self-Defense Forces, the PKK militias, use similar actions in the last phase of the war. The high cost of losses facilitated the peace process initiated by the government of Turkey, a solution they have now decided to unilaterally break.”
comment. So what’s the deal?.
So… another war, or another two wars begin. It is hard to believe the Turkish leaders are so upset by the slaughter of 32 socialist and anarchist community activists, mainly Kurdish (who they doubly hate, especially the women) nor could they be so irate about the (apparent) revenge killing by the PKK of 2 cops they said were linked to the slaughter, as to abandon a hard won truce of five years and declare war on 18% (or 14million) of their own population. .. It seems this had been brewing for a while and they’ve been waiting for or making a pretext.
Although the imprisoned PKK leader Ocalan has long renounced Leninism and terrorism and has fomented the ‘Municipal anarchism ‘ of the Rojava Revolution, the Turkish State, led by ‘mad dog’ Erdogan just can’t stomach any Kurdish authonomy .. So what’s the deal?….seems that in return for the US NOT helping the Kurds (YPG and YPJ) move west, joining with another enclave and usefully expelling the IS forces attacking Aleppo, the US bombers get to use their base in Incirlik..
For now the furious Turkish military aren’t allowed to just bomb the Rojava Revolution to oblivion (how they HATE those free women).. but we don’t know what else was in the deal. So IS get to be bombed by the Turks as well in some areas (how much?), but the YPG and YPJ wont be let come and kick them out.
But bombing IS doesn’t work. This means that a 50km stretch of border west of Kobani may stay in IS hands and they can switch their blocked trade and expand their lucrative supply lines, always tolerated by Turkey, of indoctrinated recruits, money and goods, in exchange for oil. The border held by IS So the wars within insane immoral wars will be ‘lubricated’ and arms profits will further boom.
. (The Jarablous area and crossing could easily be taken by the Kurds, with air help, but this is now ruled out by the Turkish/US agreement. Equally it could be taken by the Aleppo rebel groups from the West… ruled out because the US would be seen aiding Al Nusra.)
via..Movimiento de Solidaridad de los Trabajadores (Irlanda)
Esta es Alper Sapan, una de las personas que iban a Kobane para ayudar a reconstruir y se encontró una muerte súbita brutal esta mañana en un ataque con bomba. Habia escrito el siguiente texto como un objetor al servicio militar obligatorio…
”Hola, soy Alper Sapan. Soy un anarquista de 19 años. Estoy en contra de la injusticia, la explotación y la tiranía del Estado. Condeno la gente matándose unos a otros, la violencia y el estado. Escucho la voz interior de mi conciencia pidiendo la libertad y me niego a servir en el ejército..(estoy en favor de) un mundo sin guerras, sin estados y sin fronteras, donde nadie podría ser un soldado, nadie podría matar a los demás. Antes que el militarismo nos mata, deberíamos matar el militarismo”.
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This is Alper Sapan, one of those people who were going to Kobane to help rebuild but instead met sudden brutal death in this mornings bomb attack. He has written the text below as an objector to conscription:
Hi, I am Alper Sapan. I am a 19 year-old anarchist. I am against injustice, exploitation and tyranny of the state. I condemn people killing each other, violence and the state. I listen to the inner voice of my conscience for freedom and refuse to serve in the military, (I am) for a warless, nationless and borderless world where no one could ever be a soldier, no one could ever kill each others. Before militarism kills us, we should kill militarism.
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SURUÇ BOMBING VICTIMS WERE BRINGING BOOKS AND TOYS TO KOBANÊ
Originally posted on The Rojava Report:
The victims of today’s ISIS bombing attack had traveled from Ankara and Istanbul to Pirsûs (Suruç), on the Turkish-Syrian border, in order to help with reconstruction of Kobanê. They had planned to cross over into Kobanê with humanitarian aid, as well as books and toys for local children, says an article in the Turkish-daily Radikal.
The suicide bomber struck around 11:00 am local time as members of the Federation of Socialist Youth Associations (SYDG) gathered in the garden of the Amara Culture Center for photographs and a press statement before crossing into Kobanê. At least 28 people have been killed and over one hundred wounded.
The youth had planned a number of projects for Kobanê, including the construction of a library in the memory of Suphi Nejat Ağırnaslı, a member of the Turkish MLKP martyred during the defense of Kobanê last October. They had also planned to bring musical…
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LIVING THE UTOPIA
The Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) is one of the most important events of the early 20. century – and so much is ignored and so many lies circulate about it.
The reason is simple. In Spain the different factions of the ruling class have a lot to hide and the survivors are passing away. The existence of a self-organised working class, mainly influenced by anarchism, its courage and lucidity and the role that they played should be hidden at any cost. Continue reading 19. July 1936: A Tribute to the Spanish Revolution
An organization of former Israeli soldiers dedicated to shedding light on the dark side of the country’s military is coming increasingly under fire.
Here are some of the reports:
|Either we let him die slowly, or we put him out of his misery. Eventually, we put him out of his misery, and a D9 (armored bulldozer) came over and dropped a mound of rubble on him and that was the end of itcontinue reading ›||
rank: Staff Sergeant
area: Northern Gaza strip
Spanish renewables industry destroyed by proposed tax on sunshine.