Now is the best moment to resist the slide into Fascism and Genocide in Turkey. President Erdogan is already a ‘de facto’ dictator, already showing symptoms of megalomania. Buoyed by a far right populist party, a racist anti Kurdish blitz and the biggest purge of suspected opposition since Josef Stalin, Erdogan will hold a referendum on April 16th to grant him total power. Who dares to vote against him? After that we will have a militant Fascist State in Europe. Erdogan will have ”legitimacy” to bring back the death penalty for those suspected of insulting him, and embark on a serious genocide of the millions of progressive left and Kurdish youth, etc..
154th journalist imprisoned in Turkey by Erdogan
Asli Ceren Aslan, editor of the newspaper Özgür Gelecek (Free Future) was arrested on 9 February in the province of Urfa province, Kurdish southeast of Turkey. She was “officially” arrested in Urfa, near the border with Syria while following the events in Syria and Rojava Kurdistan.
The racist dictator, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is trying every means to blackmail and bribe the US into creating the Trump requested ”safe zone” in Syria by destroying the only progressive multi ethnic, multi religion, non sexist area in the whole of the Middle East, .. Rojava.
Blackmail.. by threats to leave Nato, to join the Russia/Iran/China axis, to expose the US creation and financing of ISIS.. etc, and Bribery.. by promising to conclude the huge new arms purchases, by perhaps blocking the Russian South Stream gas pipeline, etc.
The Plan is to effectively annexe the north of Syria as a ‘safe zone’ run by his own paid jihadi proxies,the FSA. Russia seems now to reluctantly go along with this, and excludes the SDF and Kurds from all negotiations.
There are already 800 more pro-Kurdish, feminist and left-wing civilians detained in Turkey in just 48 hours.
Meanwhile theTurkish state is receiving billions from European taxpayers in blackmail money to not to send refugees North.
And both the USA and Russia are wooing the dictator Erdogan as a strategic partner and customer in their insane capitalist expansion, To the extent that both give permission to invade Syria and to bomb and shell SDF and YPG/YPJ areas practising non ethnic, non religious and anti sexist direct democracy.. to replace them with factions of whatever crazed jihadi drug addicts they can find, as long as they are pro-Turkey.
The person who hacked the repressive Catalan cops, the dictator Erdogan and various sick Capitalists has proved she/he and friends are STILL FREE and it looks like the police have arrested innocent activists.
After the arrests in Catalonia and Salamanca Phineas Fisher immediately emailed from his/her account and has now been interviewed on Motherboard using the same unique encryption keys as a year ago and personal information, making it almost certain the piggies have failed and HAVE EGG ON THEIR FACES.
“I think the Mossos (police) just arrested some people that retweeted the link to their personal info, or maybe just arrested some activisty/anarchisty people to pretend they are doing something,” they said in an email shared through an intermediary with Motherboard.
Hacker Phineas Fisher Is Taking a Break Because of too much Success and Stress
With the expansion of neo-fascist and neo-nazi groups in the shadows of ever more racist, xenophobic and sexist “traditional” conservative right-wing political parties, confusion over the significance of the liberal freedom of speech can paralyse radical political criticism and action. We share below a timely analysis from CrimethInc on the limits of free dialogue when politics must be conceived of as war, as a conflict between ways of life.
We are Not in a Dialogue:
We need Not Just Free Speech……….. but Freedom Itself
Maybe you missed this, but you’re not in a dialogue. Your views are beside the point. Argue all you want—your adversaries are glad to see you waste your breath. Better yet if you protest: they’d rather you carry a sign than do more. They’ll keep you talking as long as they can, just to tire you out—to buy time.
They intend to force their agenda on you. That’s what all the guns are for, what the police and drones and surveillance cameras are for, what the FBI and CIA and NSA are for, what all those laws and courts and executive orders are for. It’s what their church is for, what those racist memes are for, what online harassment and bullying are for. It’s what gay bashings and church burnings are for. Continue reading We Deny free speech to Nazis who try to Destroy it for Everyone→
Istanbul.. 191 Journalists jailed,..tens of thousands fired and imprisoned without trial .. Iraq and Syria invaded.. 2000 prosecuted for insulting the ‘de facto’ insane dictator Erdogan... and the British PM comes visiting, cap in hand, to sell him bombs and drink a nice cup of tea... (and don’t mention the Kurdish genocide!)
By Turkish Minute....Turkey’s press freedom woes are worse than you think, says a report published on Thursday by new advocacy group the Stockholm Center for Freedom (SCF), according to which 191 journalists are in jail, 92 are wanted and 839 have been charged.
SCF has documented the individual cases of 191 journalists who are either convicted and serving time in prison or jailed in pre-trial detention.