Daily massacres are taking place in Eastern Turkey (North Kurdistan) as the Turkish police and half million strong army indulge in pogroms against the Kurdish population, who demand autonomous self-rule (but not a new state). Led by an openly racist and neo-fascist megalomaniac, Erdogan, the Turkish State broke negotiations, renounced the cease-fire and began ever growing police and military campaigns in east Turkey and North Iraq (but not yet invading Rojava). The pogroms and incipient genocide were given the ‘OKAY’ by Nato (the US) in the Incirlik agreement, meaning that Western reporting is at a minimum, and Erdogan now has implicit EU support (plus billions of euros) in return for curbing the refugee flow to Europe.
Three Kurdish women politicians murdered by police in Turkey’s southeast
A total of 19 bullets have been found in the bodies of three women who were killed on Jan. 4 in the southeastern district of Silopi as Şırnak Governor’s Office denied media claims that the victims were assassinated.
By Chris Hedges truthdig.com . It is nearly certain that we will endure, sooner rather than later, another catastrophic terrorist attack on American soil. The blundering of our military into the Middle East; the failed states that have risen out of the mismanagement and chaos of Iraq and Afghanistan; the millions of innocents we have driven from their homes, terrorized or slaughtered; the bankrupt puppet regimes we have equipped and trained that will not fight; the massive amounts of munitions and military hardware we have allowed to fall into the hands of jihadis—thousands of them carrying Western passports; and the myopic foreign policy whose single tenet is that more industrial violence will get us out of the morass created by our industrial violence in the first place means that we, like France, are in for it.All the major candidates for president, including Bernie Sanders, along with a media that is a shameless echo chamber for the elites, embrace endless war. Lost are the art of diplomacy, the ability to read the cultural, political, linguistic and religious landscape of those we dominate by force, the effort to dissect the roots of jihadi rage and violence, and the simple understanding that Muslims do not want to be occupied any more than we would want to be occupied. Continue reading STATES OF TERROR by Chris Hedges→
iThe victims are asking the Pope to oblige the bishops to open their files to learn the truth.!
Those who suffer pain, loss and heartbreak after learning that their parents are not their parents, who at the time of birth were torn from their mother’s arms, who were sold by doctors, clergyand nuns, who systematically erased their tracks without a trace. The Stolen Babies scandal, one of the most rancid crimes of Nacional Catholicism, continues as part of democracy, forty years after the death of Franco, and still today cries out for justice and reparation.
“Hundreds of thousands of people in Spain, right now, walk the streets without knowing their identity.” says José Luis Gordillo, journalist and author of Los hombres del saco (the Men of Cloth), a shocking exposé which addresses the mega scandal of the stolen babies. the work was printed by a religious publishing house (part of the Pauline brothers) a decision that was not without criticism within the Church. “It’s a question of justice,” says the editorial director, Octavio Figueredo. “We can not remain silent about the suffering of the people.”
by DANIEL PIPES Novr 3, 2015 Like other observers of Turkish politics, I was stunned on November 1 when the ruling Justice and Development Party (Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi, or AKP) was reported to have increased its share of the national vote since the last round of elections in June 2015 by 9 percent and its share of parliamentary seats by 11 percent. The polls had consistently shown the four major parties winning about the same number of seats as in June. This made intuitive sense; they represent mutually hostile outlooks (Islamist, leftist, Kurdish, nationalist), making substantial movement between them in under five months highly unlikely. Continue reading Turkey’s Election Results Stink of Fraud→
The ZAD declares itself “autonomous”, as did some municipalities in northern Kurdistan (Turkey) in response to the war declared by the Turkish government. These towns are already experiencing some degree of self-management, self-governance, autonomy so. Faced with fierce attacks against civilians by special forces police and army, several neighborhood assemblies have decided to declare themselves autonomous, deny the legitimacy of the state and its repressive forces.
Declaration of Autonomous Zone of the ZAD NDDL in response to the call of the KCK (Kurdistan Communities Confederation)
Update: Support Cizre..The new Kobane. Thousands of supporters who had marched cross country flooded into Cizre for funerals and mass demos when The Turkish State briefly lifted the brutal 8 day total curfew in the resisting Kurdish town. But the relief was short lived and many were trapped as the authorities re-imposed a permanent curfew late Sunday. Eyewitnesses say twenty civilians died there in the first 8 day operation, with people starving and even burials impossible, the Turkish government said only one civilian died and that the rest were ”militants”.
Speaking of their anger at Turkish state for carrying out attacks that terrorized the city for days and killed dozens of local civilians, residents of Cizîr (Cizre) have vowed that the resistance in the city will continue, reports a new article from DİHA and carried in Özgür Gündem.