Worldwide Cry to Stop Fascist Invasion #RiseUp4Rojava

 

 

People Across the World Take Part in #RiseUp4Rojava

Responding to a call for solidarity on January 26th and 27th with the ongoing struggle for freedom, women’s liberation, and autonomy in Rojava, people across the world took part in solidarity actions under the banner, #RiseUp4Rojava. Large solidarity actions took place in Greece, in London, and in many other cities and towns. Below is a roundup of actions that took place in the US and some international highlights.

January 27th also represents the four year anniversary of the revolutionary defeat of ISIS in Kobane. As Abolitionist Media Worldwide pointed out, anarchists and other autonomous antifascists have been active in these ongoing military engagements, both fighting within the YPG and the YPJ, but also in autonomous anarchist and international antifascist formations as well.

For updates on the Rojavan revolution in English, see video dispatches from Internationalist Commune, the Tekoşîna Anarşîst Collective which is fighting on the ground, and Abolitionist Media Worldwide which is posting news of solidarity actions and initiatives.

 

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21 hours ago This morning revolutionary youth & militants of YPG/J Defence Group-London (YDG-L) carried out an action, see the photos for the full statement – share widely!


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Gasoducto MidCat ANULADO … MidCat/STEP gas pipeline Cancelled! @NoMesGas

MidCat/STEP gas pipeline between France and Spain was just cancelled!

People power has won another victory against fossil fuels: the MidCat/STEP gas pipeline between France and Spain was just cancelled!

Yesterday the French and Spanish energy agencies announced that the pipeline, which was meant to link the two countries, was scrapped. The controversial fossil fuel project would have damaged communities and the environment, and was terrible news for the climate.

This is a HUGE win for the local communities in Catalonia and France, who have been campaigning and protesting for years. Continue reading “Gasoducto MidCat ANULADO … MidCat/STEP gas pipeline Cancelled! @NoMesGas”

# RiseUp4Rojava – 27 /28 Jan’19 – Where actions take place

Many organizations and groups around the world followed the call of the Internationalist Commune of Rojava, to defend the revolution in Rojava. We want to share some of the events, that will happen in this global days of actions. More will come…
Demonstrations, Meetings and other Events:

New: Magdeburg (Germany)
Protest: Monday 28. January, 6pm
Breiter Weg (on front of Karstadt) Magdeburg
Solidaritätsbündnis Kurdistan-Magdeburg

New: Heraklio (Crete / Greece)
Demonstration: Sunday 27. January, 12pm
Lion Square
Hevalên Girîtê

New: Stockholm (Sweden)
Protest: Monday 28. January, 4pm
Olof Palmes gata 17, SE-111 22 Stockholm, Sverige
SAAB’s head office in Stockholm
No Support For Erdogan

New: Malmö (Sweden)
Protest: Monday 28. January, 12pm
Rönnviksgatan 13, SE-213 74 Malmö, Sverige
No Support For Erdogan

Gaspé (Canada)
Info, Film & Discussion: Sunday 27. January, 5pm
Centre communautaire Douglas Community Center, 28 St-Patrick Avenue, Gaspé G4X 2Y2
Réseau Libertaire Brume NoireMadrid (Spain)
Demonstration: Sunday 27. January, 12pm
Tirso de Molina Square, Madrid
Azadî. Plataforma de Solidaritat amb el Poble Kurd

Free OcalanBarcelona (Catalonia)
Demonstration: Sunday 27. January 2pm,
Palau de Congressos de Catalunya, M/L3 Zona Universitaria, Barcelona
Azadî. Plataforma de Solidaritat amb el Poble Kurd

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Anarchist Library ..New Free Books.. Jan ’19.. Vaneigem.. Le Guin.. Öcalan .. Proudhon.. Anon.. Bookchin.. Debord..etc

Here are the links to the latest books uploaded to The Anarchist Library in the last month or so.  All are free to read online and download in various formats

https://theanarchistlibrary.org/special/index  shared with thanks

Beyond the Impossible — Author: Raoul Vaneigem

Title: Beyond the ImpossibleDate: 2012Notes: Published in L’Impossible #2, April 2012. Translated from the French by NOT BORED! on 16 May 2012.Source: Retrieved on 17th January 2019 from http://www.notbored.org/beyond-the-impossible.htmlRaoul Vaneigem –

”Concerning the “Yellow Jackets”: Everything is possible, even self – managing assemblies in the middle of street intersections, villages and neighborhoods”Vaneigem

The Prisons Must Be Destroyed — Author: Raoul Vaneigem

Title: The Prisons Must Be DestroyedDate: 2004Notes: Written by Raoul Vaneigem in 2004. Translated from the French by Jordan M.L., 2005. Footnotes by NOT BORED!, except where noted.Source: Retrieved on 17th January 2019 from http://www.notbored.org/prisons.html

Six Questions for Raoul Vaneigem — Author: Raoul Vaneigem, Javier Urdanibia

Title: Six Questions for Raoul VaneigemSubtitle: “A Radical Change Is At Our Door”Date: 2007Notes: Questions posed in French by Javier Urdanibia. First published in Castilian in La Felguera #12, 2007. 

Printed in French as part of Vaneigem’s book L’Etat n’est plus rien, soyons tout [Editions Rue des Cascades, 2010]. Translated from the French by NOT BORED! 19 May 2012.Source: Retrieved on 17th January 2019 from http://www.notbored.org/six-questions.html

Indigenous Anarchy & The Need for a Rejection of the Colonizer’s “Civilization” — Author: ziq

Title: Indigenous Anarchy & The Need for a Rejection of the Colonizer’s “Civilization”Date: 2018-11-12Source: Retrieved on 2019-01-12 from https://raddle.me/wiki/Indigenous_AnarchyJan 13, 19

Title: Towards an Alliance of Flames in Each Indignant HeartDate: Spring 1998Source: Retrieved on 1/10/19 from https://web.archive.org/web/20020622185754/http://www.charm.net:80/~claustro/outlaw/alliance_of_flames/default.htmJan 11, 19
Title: Workers Against WorkSubDate: From Anarchy: A Journal of Desire Armed #51, Spring/Summer 2001,Source: Retrieved on January 1, 2019 from https://web.archive.org/web/20011205102625/http://www.anarchymag.org:80/51/review_workers.htmlJan 11, 19

Guy Debord – Revolutionary — Author: John Zerzan

Title: Guy Debord – RevolutionarySubtitle: Reviewed by John ZerzanDate: From Anarchy: A Journal of Desire Armed #44, Fall/Winter 1997-’98, Vol. 15, No. 2Source: Retrieved on January 11, 2019 from https://archive.org/details/AnarchyAJournalOfDesireArmedNoTwoJan 11, 19

The Principle of Federation — Author: Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

Title: The Principle of FederationSubtitle: and the Need to Reconstitute the Party of RevolutionDate: 1863Notes: Translated by Richard Vernon. Only the first part and the first chapter of the second part are translated, as these were what Vernon considered “the theoretical core of the work”. Introduction and preface by Richard Vernon. Conclusion translated by Ian Harvey. Footnotes are both Vernon and Proudhon’s.Source: Retrieved on 09 December, 2018 from http://www.ditext.com/proudhon/federation/federation.html#11, introduction retrieved from http://www.ditext.com/vernon/proudhon.html and conclusion retrieved from Iain McKay’s Property Is Theft! Jan 9, 19

Title: The StraitSubtitle: Book of Obenabi. His SongsDate: 1988Notes: Black and Red, Detroit.Source: Scanned and OCR’d from the original book by a librarianJan 6, 19

The Ecology of Freedom — Author: Murray Bookchin

Murray Bookchin

Title: The Ecology of FreedomSubtitle: The Emergence and Dissolution of HierarchyDate: 1982Notes: Converted September 2018; Published by Cheshire BookJan 5, 19

 

My anarchism — Author: Rosa Blat

Title: My anarchismDate: 2018Notes: This text was written following the publication of « Contre l’anarchisme, un apport au débat sur les identités. [1]» It isn’t a conversation with the peddlers of ideas who let themselves spit sneakily on a diverse stream they are incapable of understanding. It is though a ”response to a response”[2] that was written answering this text, and which seemed to me as sorry as the first one was. Translation from french by Bus Stop Press.Source: original translation from frenchJan 5, 19

Trump’s Betrayal of YPG – Paris Commune Falls Again? — Author: David Van Deusen

Title: Trump’s Betrayal of YPG – Paris Commune Falls Again?Date: December, 2018Jan 5, 19

North-East of Syria, Rojava: The Kobani canton, in the Federation of Northern Syria – Rojava, more commonly known as Syrian Kurdistan or Western Kurdistan, struggles against Daesh. Here, demonstration in a street of Kobani for the release of Apo, Abdullah Ocalan, leader of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). Young Kurdish women in the crowd of demonstrators. (Photo by: Andia/UIG via Getty Images)

Notes on the Commune — Author: LL

Title: Notes on the CommuneDate: Spring 2012Notes: footnotes references at end are missing the textual reference.Source: copied out of Lawless: a manual for warJan 5, 19

The Witch’s Child — Author: Anonymous

Title: The Witch’s ChildDate: April 23, 2011Notes: Available in additional formats at https://resonanceaudiodistro.org/2018/04/14/the-witchs-child-audiozine-2/Source: Retrieved on December 28, 2018 from https://unsettlingamerica.wordpress.com/2011/04/23/the-witchs-child/Jan 5, 19Anarchism at the End of the World — Author: Darren Allen

Title: Anarchism at the End of the WorldSubtitle: An Introduction to the Instinct that Won’t Go AwayDate: 10th December 2018Source: Retrieved on December 10, 2018 from http://expressiveegg.org/2018/12/10/anarchism-at-the-end-of-the-world/Jan 5, 19

Tyranny Shaken in the Caribbean — Author: Anonymous

Title: Tyranny Shaken in the CaribbeanDate: April, 1959Notes: VIEWS & COMMENTS, No. 34, April, 1959, A Libertarian League Publication, whole issue of VIEWS & COMMENTS, No. 34, April, 1959 is at http://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/libertarian-league-publisher-views-comments-number-34Source: Scanned from VIEWS & COMMENTS, No. 34, April, 1959Dec 27, 18

Sixth Declaration of the Selva Lacandona — Author: Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional

Title: Sixth Declaration of the Selva LacandonaDec 26, 18Union of Bulgarian Anarchists in Exile — Author: Union of Bulgarian Anarchists in Exile

Title: Union of Bulgarian Anarchists in ExileSubtitle: Urgent and ImportantDate: Paris, April 1, 1958; New York, January, 1959Notes: Whole issue of Views & Comments number 33 is at https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/libertarian-league-views-comments-number-33Source: Scanned from Views & Comments Number 33, January, 1959Dec 21, 18

Notes on the Commune — Author: LL

Title: Notes on the CommuneDate: Spring 2012Notes: footnotes references at end are missing the textual reference.Source: copied out of Lawless: a manual for warDec 21, 18

Arming Negativity: Towards the Queerest Attack — Author: Flower Bomb

Title: Arming Negativity: Towards the Queerest AttackSubtitle: A Response to “Beyond Negativity: What Comes After Gender Nihilism?”Date: 12/8/2018Dec 17, 18

What Is a Dispositif? — Author: Gilles Deleuze

Title: What Is a Dispositif?Date: 1992Notes: http://www.no-w-here.org.uk/what%20is%20dispositif.pdfSource: Two Regimes of MadnessDec 16, 18

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From the State of Control to a Praxis of Destituent Power — Author: Giorgio Agamben

Title: From the State of Control to a Praxis of Destituent PowerDate: 2013Notes: Transcript of a public lecture by Giorgio Agamben delivered to a packed auditorium in Athens on November 16, 2013.Source: https://roarmag.org/essays/agamben-destituent-power-democracyDec 16, 18

Social Wealth Must Belong to Those Who Created It — Author: Louis-Auguste Blanqui

Title: Social Wealth Must Belong to Those Who Created ItDate: 1834Source: Retrieved on December 8th, 2018 from https://blanqui.kingston.ac.uk/texts/social-wealth-must-belong-to-those-who-created-it-february-1834Dec 16, 18

Address to the Living — Author: Raoul Vaneigem

Title: Address to the LivingSubtitle: Concerning the Death That Governs Them and the Opportuneness of the Present Moment for Getting Rid of ItDate: October 16th, 1989Notes: Translated by Jordan Levinson in 2005. Six missing paragraphs (four in “Against Anti-Terrorism” — which was missing completely, the last from “To Rediscover a Blooming Childhood…” and the first from “The Time Torn from the Living”) were subsequently translated from the printed edition, that also served as a basis for adapting segments of the text and for organizing the chapters.Source: Retrieved on October 2nd, 2018 from http://inventin.lautre.net/livres/Vaneigem-Address-to-the-living.pdfDec 16, 18

War and Peace in Kurdistan — Author: Abdullah Ocalan

Title: War and Peace in KurdistanSubtitle: Perspectives for a political solution of the Kurdish questionNotes: Published by: International Initiative Freedom for Abdullah Ocalan – Peace in KurdistanSource: http://www.freedom-for-ocalan.com/english/download/Ocalan-War-and-Peace-in-Kurdistan.pdfDec 16, 18

Interview with Abdullah Ocalan — Author: Abdullah OcalanTitle: Interview with Abdullah OcalanDate: June 1998Notes: Abdullah Öcalan: “We Are Fighting Turks Everywhere”, Middle East Quarterly, June 1998, pp. 7985, http://www.meforum.org/399/abdullahocalanwearefightingturkseverywhereSource: https://www.academia.edu/31739562/Interview_with_Abdullah_Öcalan_-_Michael_M._Gunter_1998Dec 16, The Xtended Release Manifesto — Author: Xtended Release

Title: The Xtended Release ManifestoDate: 11/06/2018Dec 16, 18

Title: Declaration on the Democratic Solution of the Kurdish QuestionSubtitle: The Defence Arguments that the Head of the PKK ABdullah Ocalan Presented at “The Trail of the Century”Date: 1999Notes: This is Ocalan’s 1999 defense in courtSource: https://web.archive.org/web/20071020183517/http://www.geocities.com/kurdifi/ocelan.htmlDec 16, 18


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People of Afrin: We will resist to preserve our culture and ID

The residents of Afrin in al-Shahba canton said that they resisted and struggled for 58 days in the face of attacks and raids by the Turkish occupation of the region.
They are determined to respond to the Turkish aggression and will not accept it, stressing their continuation in the second phase of the Resistance of the Age until returning to Afrin after liberation.
08 Jan 2019, Tue GALLERY    ARIF SULAIMAN – JAFAR JAFO / AL-SHAHBA

 

Mona Brem: We faced the second state in NATO, which attacked us with all kinds of heavy weapons and modern warplanes, the attack on Afrin was an international conspiracy, but our resistance breaks this conspiracy.

Arife Bilal: Turkey fought us with 72 warplanes brutally and killed thousands of children and women and destroyed our homes over our heads. We resisted and did not stand idly by in the face of these attacks. Our resistance did not stop in the face of the occupation. We are resisting till returning to Afrin.”

Ahmed Haso: The goal is to annihilate the people of the region and the culture and the Kurdish identity, and as a youth we will defend and resist to preserve our culture and identity, we will resist in spite of the difficult circumstances to return to Afrin.


# RiseUp4Rojava – Call for global days of action … 27 and 28 Jan 2019
…#RiseUp4Rojava – Defending the revolution together.


Rally mass from Afrin and al-Shahba canton’s people and members of Democratic Autonomous Administration to Tel-Qarah village since morning to participation in the demonstration which organized to denounce Turkish occupation change the demographics of the area and looted civilians’ properties by Turkey’s gangs.

The demonstration launched shortly after protesters gathered towards Sardam camp in Sowsin village where it will stop there and an event will be held with several speeches.

The demonstrators raised banners of People and Women Protection Units (YPG, YPJ)Democratic Society Movement (TEV-DEM), Kongra Star and the emblem of the al-Shahba’s Council.

They also held banners reading

  • “Russia and Turkey are partners in dividing Syria and changing its demography (Afrin and al-Ghouta).
  • The Gaziantep Council is the mercenaries and traitors’ board.
  • Stop the crimes of the Turkish occupation against our Afrin people .
  • We condemn and denounce the international silence and violations of the Turkish occupation in Afrin.
  • Al-Shahba people are continuing to support Afrin resistance to expel the Turkish occupation.

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ADM Squatted Centre Brutally Evicted .. Monday 7th Jan 2019

More news to follow

January 7th: Dutch authorities ignored a UN ruling protecting the social centre today to brutally clear the area with riot police, private security and heavy machinery.

Amsterdam: ADM eviction

The ADM eviction has started on Nonday morning, 7 january 2019. Time line, pictures, videos and more news are to be found on Indymedia Nederland.

No statement at the moment about this eviction on the ADM website. More news to follow as soon as possible…

https://adm.amsterdam/

EZLN warns Zapatistas will not permit ‘Maya Train’ mega Rail project

By: Elio Henríquez    via Chiapas Support Committee

San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas

The Zapatista National Liberation Army (Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional, EZLN) has said that it would not permit President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s Maya Train project of death and dirty tricks to happen.

It described López Obrador as “crazy” and “crafty,” and therefore, it said, it will defend what it has constructed in the past 25 years.

On Monday, López Obrador arrived in Villahermosa to attend the swearing-in of Adán Augusto López as governor of Tabasco. Upon asking him about the resistance announced by the EZLN to some of his projects, he answered: “They are within their rights, how good that they are going to do it, and many congratulations to everyone.”

In the voice of Subcomandante Moisés, during an event held in the community of La Realidad, municipality of Las Margaritas, in the Lacandón Jungle, the EZLN stated: “Think about how crazy it is that he says he is going to govern for rich and poor. Only a crazy person that is sick in the head can say that; his mind doesn’t work, he is braindead (…).

“He doesn’t know nor understand what he’s saying, and he doesn’t understand because his boss dictates to him what he has to say. It’s simple: you can’t support the exploited and the exploiter, you have to choose one of the two,” he said.

The EZLN criticized, without mentioning him by name, that Lopez Obrador “is very tricky, because (he says) that he is with the people of Mexico and continues deceiving the original peoples, demonstrating that he thrusts himself on the land asking for permission and saying that all the original peoples believe him, but we say that we don’t believe him.”

Masked Zapatista rebels participate in a protest against violence in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas state, Mexico.  The Zapatistas staged a brief armed uprising for greater indigenous rights in southern Chiapas state in 1994.

Upon referring to the ceremony held on December 1 in Mexico City’s Zócalo, where López Obrador received the staff of command from the indigenous peoples, the EZLN expressed: “Only because Mother Earth doesn’t speak, if she did she would say: fuck your mother; she would say: go to hell!”

In the context of the 25th anniversary of the January 1, 1994 Zapatista Uprising, he added: “We’re not going to allow them to come to destroy us,” and he warned: “We’re not afraid of their Nacional Guard, which changed their name in order to not say Army, but they are the same.”

He maintained that López Obrador “is going to destroy the people of Mexico, but principally the original peoples; they’re coming for us, especially for the EZLN.” He reiterated that they are not afraid of the new federal government. “We’re going to fight and we’re going to confront it.”

He remarked: “They’re coming for us, the original peoples. The consulta (vote) that they make is to manipulate the people. They are asking permission to attack us with votes. They are consulting so that they can come to confront us with that dirty trick of the Maya Train” (Tren Maya),” but “if they provoke us, we are going to defend ourselves. We’re not going to allow anyone to come to establish themselves in this territory in rebellion.”

He asserted that the so-called Fourth Transformation “is nothing of a fourth. Those of the third confronted him with facts. (López Obrador) says, for example, that he is going to forgive all the criminals. Like the one who says that he won’t do anything to the murderers of our Compañero Galeano,” murdered in the community of La Realidad in May 2014.

 

Re-Published with English interpretation by the Chiapas Support Committee

25 años del movimiento insurgente

Advierte el EZLN que no permitirá que pase el proyecto del Tren Maya

Está en su derecho de oponerse, señala López Obrador

▲ El comandante Pablo Contreras (Pablo González Casanova) en el segundo Encuentro de Redes de Resistencia en apoyo al Congreso Nacional Indígena y al Concejo Indígena de Gobierno.Foto Mariana Gutiérrez

Elio Henríquez
Corresponsal
Periódico La Jornada
Miércoles 2 de enero de 2019, p. 4

San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chis., El Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional (EZLN) afirmó que no permitirá que pase el proyecto de muerte y porquería del Tren Maya del presidente Andrés Manuel López Obrador, a quien calificó de loco y mañoso, por lo que, dijo, defenderá lo que ha construido en los pasados 25 años.

El lunes, López Obrador llegó a Villahermosa para asistir a la toma de protesta de Adán Augusto López como gobernador de Tabasco. Al preguntarle sobre la resistencia anunciada por el EZLN a algunos de sus proyectos, respondió: Están en su derecho, qué bueno que lo van a hacer, y muchas felicidades a todas y todos.

En voz del subcomandante Moisés, durante un acto realizado en la comunidad de La Realidad, municipio de Las Margaritas, en la selva Lacandona, el EZLN manifestó: “Figúrense cómo está de loco que dice que va a gobernar para ricos y pobres. Sólo un loco que está mal de su cabeza puede decir eso; no trabaja su mente, es descerebrado (…).

No sabe ni entiende lo que está diciendo, y no lo entiende porque su patrón le dicta lo que tiene que decir. Es sencillo: no se puede apoyar al explotado y al exolotador, se tiene que escoger a uno de los dos, expuso.

Mural painting near La Realidad symbolizing the Zapatista uprising on 01-01-1994
South of the Border: The indigenous people in Chiapas have defended the Zapatista free area for a generation, with a communal, feminist, non-hierarchical and non-tribal culture that has inspired the world.

El EZLN criticó, sin mencionarlo por su nombre, que Lopez Obrador es muy mañoso, porque (dice) que está con el pueblo de México y sigue engañando a los pueblos originarios, demostrando que se hinca en la tierra pidiéndole permiso y diciendo que todos los pueblos originarios le creen, pero nosotros le decimos que no le creemos.