Category Archives: anti-nationalist

Turkish State’s nazi style crimes “Should spark a Worldwide Outcry,”

This week in Europe – innocent children burned alive and blown to bits by our ‘friends and allies’ the Turkish State- NOTHING ABOUT IT IN MY NEWSPAPER. Over 100 civilians massacred after 3 weeks trapped in cellars- NOTHING ABOUT IT ON THE NEWS.impunity

How is this possible? Is it because the US made an agrrement to let Turkey do what they like with the Kurdish people at home, etc? Is it because the EU were blackmailed to shut up as part of the deal to restrict refugees? Or because of the Turkish news blackout and jailings of curious journalists?

Whatever the reasons there’s no excuse for the media to shut up as Erdogan imposes the Nazi Solution in his megalomaniac quest for absolute `power.

Here to redress the balance a tiny bit, we re-publish summaries and links to many shocking posts appearing only in the Kurdish media.

Anna-Sara Malmgren questions silence on Turkey’s state terror

NEWS CENTER – Turkey’s human rights abuses in Kurdistan “should be enough to spark a worldwide outcry,” said Stanford University philosophy professor Anna Malmgren, among the authors of a recent petition calling on Barack Obama to take a public stand on the issue. “We want president Obama to speak out, loud and clear, against the atrocities that are being committed by the Turkish government in the southeast,” said Anna-Sara. She noted that media silence on what she described as “state terrorism” against Kurds prompted the petition.

“We were—and still are—frustrated at the general passivity and media silence here in the U.S. (and also in Europe) with respect to the Turkish governments’ actions,” said Anna-Sara…….”

– See more at: http://www.bestanews.com/

Janet Biehl: We need Öcalan’s voice desperately now – 

NEWS CENTER- Janet Biehl is a political writer with a focus on libertarian municipalism and social ecology in USA. Janet is part of the February 14-16 Imrali delegation. She spoke to JINHA about the isolation of the PKK leader Abdullah Öcalan, current situation in North Kurdistan and the Geneva peace process.   * On February 15, 1999, multiple state intelligence services cooperated to capture and jail Abdullah Öcalan. Since then, there has been a policy of isolation and communications blackout against Öcalan. […]

‘Humanity was killed in Cizre, not people’

DİLOK- Antep women reacted to killing of people in ‘basements of savagery’. ” Our conscience and humanity were executed in Cizre, the people executed in Cizre’s basements, will live forever,” said Antep women.  … Continue reading Turkish State’s nazi style crimes “Should spark a Worldwide Outcry,”

anarchists we love: 1. Emma and Nello

Nello Garavini belonged to a family of well-known anarchists in the small town of Castel Bolognese . His father Pietro (1869-1933), in addition to being a militant with a certain influence in the local area, ran a tavern for many yearsUntitled

Nello joined the anarchist movement when very young, attending numerous  libertarians conferences including those of Errico Malatesta, who influenced him decisively. An avid reader of different social and political texts, he got a good self-education. He also met the anarchist anti militarist Augusto Mazetti, when he was held in the asylum in nearby Imola, and became one of his greatest friends.

June 1914 witnessed the “Red Week”, during which crowds in protest assaulted and destroyed the railway station of Castel Bolognese. When the Great War broke out he joined the anti-intervencionist group and became a remained a radical anti-militarist, even when Italy entered the conflict, which was very risky. 

In 1916, together with a group of young anarchists he founded the “Gruppo Anarchica Giovanile “(GAG  Anarchist Youth) and the Libertarian Library . Among the supporters of the group was his brother Simone (Cino) who was arresteds and jailed for a year. Nello organized protests against interventionism and patriotic demonstrations and secretly spread a subversive manifesto urging desertion among the soldiers. Nello was specially active in the deserters movement which swept through Emilia-Romagne.

During the war, he actively participated in the “Red Biennium” riots and promoted the trend of organizing the anarchist movement on Malatesta’s principles). He actively participated in the uprising against the ‘scarcity of life’  that took place between 2 and 3 July 1919 in Castel Bolognese, as well as other Italian townss.

Nello Garavini set up the Union of Castel Bolognese, which joined the Italian Anarchist Trade Union (USI) and acted as a branch of the headquarters of Imola. At this time Nello also secretly took charge of “material preparation” for the revolution, procuring weapons for his comrades (Brescia, Valdarno, etc.).

GAG was represented at numerous meetings.. Cesena (7 September 1919), Bologna (14 September 1919), etc. the National Congress of the Italian Anarchist Union (IAU), and  the Second National Congress of the IAU held in Ancona.emma garaavini

In 1921 Nello met Emma Neri, a young schoolteacher born into a socialist family, and she soon became his companion. Continue reading anarchists we love: 1. Emma and Nello

Aleppo cut off, Afrin (west Rojava) Spared and Welcomes Refugees

YPJ forces in Afrin
YPJ forces in Afrin

After a 3 and a half year siege by rebels the Syrian State army has relieved the Shia towns of Nubul and Al Zahraa (60,000 people) and  is cutting off supplies from Turkey to the rebel held part of Aleppo city…………………………

                    SEE MAP 5th Feb 16.      Click map For Big Version.Syria_Battle_for_Northern_Aleppo_February_5_6h00PMThe towns were able to survive because they were supplied through the Kurdish enclave of Afrin,( in light orange marked SDF).The siege of Nubl and Zahra started on 19.07.2012.Siege lifted on 03.02.2016.The siege lasted for 3 years,6 months,2 weeks and 1 day. Continue reading Aleppo cut off, Afrin (west Rojava) Spared and Welcomes Refugees

20 Injured still Trapped in Cizre basement by Turkish

Death toll rises among Kurds trapped in Cizre basement amid heavy fighting

More than 20 people with injuries remain stuck in a basement in Cizre, as the government denies emergency amublance access. Turkey’s Constitutional Court even rejected a petition to evacuate the building.

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At least 20 injured people have been trapped in the basement of a building in Cizre for almost a week, with six people dying of their injuries. Faysal Sariyildiz, a member of parliament from the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), told the dpa news agency that the death toll was rising almost daily, saying that ambulances intended to help those trapped had been denied access on 11 occasions.CZ6NMUgWYAAmB2Q

“The wounded are confined in a tight space along with those who have died,” Sariyildiz said, pointing out that he had been in contact with the basement’s occupants via text messages. Leyla Birlik, HDP legislator for Sirnak province, which the embattled town of Cizre is part of, confirmed that the bodies of the dead had not been removed. Continue reading 20 Injured still Trapped in Cizre basement by Turkish

Docu: Ingobernables: Trip round anarchist Catalonia (in Spanish/Catalan)

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The full length documentary, UNGOVERNABLES tries to approach the present reality of the anarchist or anti-authoritarian movement in Catalonia. It deals with the social unrest of recent years: general strikes, blockade of “parlament”, the indignant movement, self-organization processes in neighborhoods and workplaces, the revolt of Can Vies. As well as the vision of the ruling classes and the media of what they themselves have called the “anti”.

The State’s response to the struggle has focused on repression and criminal hardening as demonstrated by the adoption of the “gag law” or the application of the antiterrorism law to anarchism in different cases and in the operation called “Pandora”. Continue reading Docu: Ingobernables: Trip round anarchist Catalonia (in Spanish/Catalan)

International Freedom Battalion call for Revolution

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War against Turkey & ISIS/Daesh: Internationalist fighters in Rojava call on youth to join Bakur’s resistance (Kurdistan, Turkey, Syria)



January 14, 2016 – from ANF 

Internationalist combatants fighting in the ranks of YPG/YPJ (People’s/Women’s Defense Units) have released a statement saluting the self-rule resistance in Bakur (North) Kurdistan. Revolutionaries called upon the youths to join the resistance alongside the YPS (Civil Defense Units) and guerrilla forces.1415488143-hundreds-march-in-dortmund-in-solidarity-with-kobane-and-rojava_6218081

The press conference by internationalist combatants was held at the border between Qamislo city of Rojava and Nusaybin town of Bakur Kurdistan. The statement in Kurdish, Spanish, German and English also called upon youths worldwide to support the Kurdistan revolution.

The press release by revolutionaries from Germany, France and Spain is as follows; Continue reading International Freedom Battalion call for Revolution

What is ‘Anationalism’? How Bosses exploit Patriotism and Religion

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What is Anationalism?
Anationalism grew out of the radical movements for Internationalism and cosmopolitanism  in the early twentieth century and was a reaction of anarchism against escalating war hysteria. Today few remember this movement.

by Bernat Castany Prado. University of Barcelona

The term “anationalism” was coined in the early twentieth century by Eugène Lanti, an anarchist activist (1879-1947), to designate a new political movement that sought to eliminate the nation not only as a variable in the international workers struggle, but even more as the basic unit of all socio-political organization.

Nearly a hundred years later hardly anyone remembers that project. Neither the Encyclopedia of Nationalism (2000), coordinated by Athena S. Leoussi nor the Encyclopedia of nationalism (1999), coordinated by Andrés de Blas Guerrero, even include the entry “anationalism”.

 today's flags are tomorrow's corpse.shrouds
today’s flags are tomorrow’s corpse-shrouds

Nor does it appear in the main theoretical writings on nationalism (Ernst Gellner, Anthony D. Smith, Ellie Kedourie, Michael Billig or Eric Hobsbawm), nor even in studies that advocate postnationalism (Jürgen Habermas, Pascale Casanova, Edward Said, Bernat Castany) is  Eugène Lanti or anationalism mentioned once.

The purpose of these lines is to put back into circulation a concept that today seems to us necessary to clarify and streamline some of the political identities being debated these days… Continue reading What is ‘Anationalism’? How Bosses exploit Patriotism and Religion