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London Rally January 15th against Turkish State Fascism


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Organised by Unity of Democratic Forces – Meet at BBC for rally and March to Downing Street 15th January at 2pm.

Unite Against Fascism In Turkey!

Erdogan and Justice and Development Party (AKP) government have launched an aggressive assault against the Kurds, democrats and revolutionaries by declaring a state of emergency following the failed coup attempt.

The state has arrested dozens of Kurdish MP’s including Co-leaders Figen Yuksekdag and Selahattin Demirtas, closed down media outlets (TV channels, radio stations, newspapers), political organisations, arrested progressive journalists,sacked academics, lawyers and many more.

Recently government officials announced that the State of Emergency will be extended until April 2017.antifaThe progressive Kurdish and Turkish forces living in UK have organised a national demo against the Turkish state’s assault on Kurds, Democrats and Revolutionaries and calls for your support and solidarity.

Date: 15 January 2017
Time and Venue: 2pm starting from BBC headquarters on Portland Place, nearest station is Oxford Circus.

Briton and Canadian killed while Fighting against ISIS for YPG/SDF Revolution in Syria

 
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 Another British man has been killed fighting against Islamic State in northern Syria, his family and Kurdish activists have said.

Ryan Lock, 20, from Chichester, West Sussex, died on 21 December during an offensive by anti-Islamic State forces to recapture the city of Raqqa, the extremist group’s de facto capital.

Lock’s father, Jon, said in a statement: “Ryan was a vRyan Lock, from Chichester, who has been killed in northern Syria.ery caring and loving boy who would do any thing to help anyone. He had a heart of gold. We ask for privacy to allow our family to grieve.

”Ryan Lock, from Chichester, who has been killed in northern Syria. Photograph: family handout

Lock, who had no previous military experience and had worked as a chef before travelling  and training in Syria, was one of many foreign volunteers who have joined the People’s Defence Units (YPG), the Kurdish military force fighting in northern Syria.

Canadian Man Killed Fighting Daesh Alongside Syrian Kurds in Raqqa

Canadian volunteer with the People’s Protection Units (YPG) Nazzareno Antonio Tassone was killed in operation to retake the city of Raqqa from the Daesh terror group, according to official statement.  (Sputnik) —  continues further down.. Continue reading Briton and Canadian killed while Fighting against ISIS for YPG/SDF Revolution in Syria

Ecocide: Catastrophic dam in Ethiopia to wipe out Unique Cultures

5939243629_8f1991e0de_bOne of the most controversial dams in history has been  inaugurated. The Gibe III dam has put an end to the natural flooding of Ethiopia’s Omo River, on which 100,000 indigenous people depend and a further 100,000 rely indirectly. 

Experts have warned that this could also mean the end for Lake Turkana in Kenya – the world’s largest desert lake – and disaster for the 300,000 tribespeople living along its shores.descarga-1

The dam was built by Italian engineering giant Salini Impregilo, against which Survival has filed a formal complaint that is still ongoing. Plans are now underway to build the Gibe IV and Gibe V dams downriver. Continue reading Ecocide: Catastrophic dam in Ethiopia to wipe out Unique Cultures

Once rich Libyan welfare State, still buried in War, Chaos, Hunger after NATO mega-crime

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Greedy western powers, led by the USA,  took advantage of the ‘Arab Spring’ to try and seize Libya’s oil and assets and cynically bombed the benevolent dictator Gaddafi out of power as a ‘humanitarian intervention’ in the name of ‘Parliamentary Democracy’ (which has never worked in a tribal moslem society). 5 years later the horror and suffering goes on and on, amid a search for a new dictator able to channel Libya-s wealth to western corporations.libya

info from  Higinio Polo at El Viejo Topo.. translation by The Free

We do not know how many people have died in Libya  as a result of the brutal NATO intervention in 2011. Some sources speak of about thirty thousand dead; Others increase that figure. The Red Cross estimates about 120,000 deaths. But there is no doubt that the war that started NATO has destroyed the country and thrown its six million inhabitants into a sinister nightmare. Continue reading Once rich Libyan welfare State, still buried in War, Chaos, Hunger after NATO mega-crime

Editor of anarchist paper in Turkey jailed for 15 months

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The wave of repression unleashed by the Turkish state against the left and the Kurdish freedom movement that has seen tens of thousands fired from their jobs and thousands jailed, including many HDP MPs,has also hit the anarchist movement there. We heard last night that Hüseyin Civan has been sentenced to 15 months for editing the anarchist paper Meydan Gazetesi.

They have reported the sentencing as below;

Turkey: Editor of Meydan Gazetesi anarchist newspaper Hüseyin Civan sentenced to 1 year, 3 months imprisonment
“An investigation was started by Istanbul Chief Public Prosecutor’s office about our newspaper related to articles “Both Arrival and Departure of State is From Fear”, “Banned Until Further Order”, and “Recreating Life” in issue 30 of our newspaper published on December 2015 with the caption “Banning Everything”. The lawsuit following the investigation ended after almost a year of trials. Continue reading Editor of anarchist paper in Turkey jailed for 15 months

Digging up Dignity at a Mass Grave of Anti Fascists in Majorca

Franco’s 40 year long catholic fascist regime buried at least 150,000 victims in  over 2000 unmarked mass graves. Up to 80 years later over 1700 remain unexcavated with their families awaiting  closure..

by Carmen Buades, Leire Gira and Marc Ferrâ summary from La Directa ..translation by TheFreeOnline

Skulls with bullet wounds to the face, tell the story of executions by Falangist fascists. The position of the skeletons, lying dumped on each other without order by the  indifferent killers.

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wife, daughter and granddaughter of Timoteo Mendieta: Still awaiting news.

“Thrown here as if they were dogs, rudely, without order.” says Dolores Marin historian and part of the commission created from last May, after a loca law was approved in the Balearics forcing the government to finally take charge of the exhumation and dignity of more than 50 mass grave sites there on the islands. Continue reading Digging up Dignity at a Mass Grave of Anti Fascists in Majorca

Shame: EU gives 595 million euros Blackmail Payment to nazi dictator Erdogan

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President Erdogan can at least claim credit for bringing back the terms PURGES and POGROMS into daily use.

refugee EU Turkey dealPurges because he has fired, exiled, murdered, imprisoned or tortured literally hundreds of thousands of his own citizens with little evidence beyond his own stalinist paranoia… see Erdogan vows to punish thought crimes.

And Pogroms because he gained absolute power by whipping up hate against the 18 million Kurdish minority and attacking them, killing thousands, reducing cities like Cizre to rubble  (see POGROM, CURFEW, GENOCIDE IN CIZRE) and invading Iraq and Syria to kill Kurds and ”redeem the Turkish empire”..(see Turkey vows to Destroy inspiring Rojava Revolution. )These  are straightforward nazi tactics.

Using refugees as blackmail is nothing new , nor is profiting by abusing them to work endless hours for hhardly any pay. Not for a politician whose own family controlled the supplies to ISIS and now other jihadi proxies who have caused such immeasurable human suffering. (see Meet The Man Who Funds ISIS: Bilal Erdogan, The Son Of Turkey’s President)

see also> Sacramento Wobbly and German volunteer murdered by Turkish state. Continue reading Shame: EU gives 595 million euros Blackmail Payment to nazi dictator Erdogan