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[26-May-2018] Day of Action against Turkish Invasion of Kurdistan

EN ESPAÑOL AQUÍ         via  Rojava Azadî            The Global Day of Action against the Turkish occupation of Kurdistan will take place on May 26 worldwide.
We call on all feminist organizations to join this campaign.Next, we publish the manifesto issued by the Organization of Kurdish Women to convene international action:

“The Erdogan government has taken the colonial ambitions of the Turkish state to a whole new level. Now the goal is to destroy all the achievements of the Kurds in the south and west of Kurdistan. If he can not achieve his purpose, then he will seek to encircle the Kurdish territories and drown them. Continue reading [26-May-2018] Day of Action against Turkish Invasion of Kurdistan

Open letter from Parents of Anna and Haukur, murdered on orders of Erdogan

 Stop Erdogan`s Reelection ...After jailing 195,000 People who might not like him,  launching campaigns against minorities and women,  and massacring Kurds to ‘reestablish the Turkish Empire’ the President of Turkey has called a snap election to legitimate his power, on Sunday June 24th. Now, as the opposition unites,  may be a good time to remind our Turkish friends of some of the documented crimes  committed by their President.  see also:  The 1001 Crimes of Adolf Erdogan

The President still claims, for example,  that ‘No civilians were killed or hurt’  in his illegal bombing, invasion and occupation of Afrin. Check out the post below and see if you agree.

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    Haukur Hilmarsson’s mother, Eva Hauksdóttir, has issued an open letter to the governments of Iceland and the UK, imploring them “to confront Turkish authorities on their obligations to the dead.”

As reported, Haukur distinguished himself in Raqqa, where he rose to the rank of commander in the International Freedom Battalion. After helping rout the Islamic State from the area, he later joined the fighting against encroaching Turkish forces in northern Syria. It was in Afrin, a Syrian city that has seen heavy casualties lately, where he ultimately fell in combat.Since then, Haukur’s mother and friends have been imminently frustrated by a lack of concerted response from related governments, who they feel have not done enough to try and retrieve Haukur’s remains and return them to Iceland.
Eva has now issued an open letter to the governments of Iceland and the UK, not only regarding Haukur, but also about the Turkish government and the struggle of the Kurdish people. Here is her open letter, in full. …
An open letter to the governments of the UK and Iceland

We don’t know the exact number of Kurds killed in Afrin since Turkish forces launched the Operation Olive Branch last January, but evidently the toll is high. Thousands of Kurdish fighters are dead or wounded. Hundreds of civilians have been killed or wounded and thousands displaced.

While a large number of devastated families have fled Afrin, many of them after being forced out of their homes to make space for other displaced and persecuted Syrians, others stay in Afrin, trying to move on in grim circumstances. One of the many things that make their life arduous is that dead bodies are still lying around, decomposing in open fields and farmlands.”. Continue reading Open letter from Parents of Anna and Haukur, murdered on orders of Erdogan

Rome:’You Can’t Evict the Feminist City’. video with English subs.


a video by Julia Lindblom. Rome, spring 2018.   ENGLISH SUBTITLES

In recent months, repression towards social centers in Rome has increased. Now also the feminist social spaces and women’s anti-violence centers are at risk of being evicted.Image result for la citta femminista non es sgombrere

In this documentary we follow the feminist struggles in Rome and the feminist movement “Non una di meno”  (Not One Less) in defense of these social spaces.  Continue reading Rome:’You Can’t Evict the Feminist City’. video with English subs.

‘Feminism Seizes’ movement attacks Patriarchy in Chile

At least 30 institutions and hundreds of protesters are calling for university directors to promote gender equality on campus.
At least 30 institutions and hundreds of protesters are calling for university directors to promote gender equality on campus.

shared via..  TeleSur           A new ‘Feminism Seizes’ movement is challenging Chile’s education system as female students march to demand a university environment free of sexism, harassment and sexual abuse.

Over 30 institutions and hundreds of protesters have picked up the call for university directors to foster programs which promote equality and mutual respect as educators from at least 35 facilities enter their third week of strikes.

For Free Spaces .. Against Patriarchal Violence

Danae Borax, spokeswoman for the faculty of law at the University of Chile, said the movement was born out of students’ concerns about the levels of physical, psychological and sexual violence they are exposed to. “An assembly with more than 1,000 women shows that this is a real problem and that is a concern,” she said.

After realizing their complaints about gender violence were falling on deaf ears, 600 students decided to launch a protest which has since spread across the nation. Continue reading ‘Feminism Seizes’ movement attacks Patriarchy in Chile

Afrin Refugees need your Help: Solidarity from European Women

​​​​​​​As part of the “Women Rise Up for Afrin” campaign, the Kurdish women’s movement Kongreya Star is holding meetings in the northern Syrian canton of Shehba.
Text By   ANF News   and IC Afrin Resist‏             A German women’s delegation arrived in Al Shahba canton on Sunday to support the Resistance of the Age. They went to Berxwedan camp to meet with the refugees from Afrin, the camp administrators and the Kurdish Red Crescent.           ANHA #WomenRiseUpForAfrin

Ireland’s Women Force Abortion Referendum: It’s Time to say ‘Yes’

‘Ireland’s current abortion law is a long-standing human rights violation, and it needs to be changed’.
  ‘May 25 can be one of the remarkable days in history, not only for women in Ireland, but also for all women around the world’,

by          text shared via Al Jazeera

The countdown has started for Ireland to, hopefully, liberalise its abortion law, which is one of the most restrictive in Europe.

A referendum to repeal article 40.3.3, known as the 8th Amendment to the Irish Constitution, will be held on May 25.

If the majority votes “yes” to repeal the amendment, this will pave the way for a new abortion law, one that is in line with today’s human rights standards.

A draft bill that would replace the current abortion law, if Ireland chooses to repeal, has already been shared with the public – If “yes” votes are loud enough, women will have the right to request an abortion during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.

  see also : 8 reasons we are voting Yes to Repeal the hated 8th

 Ireland’s current abortion law is a long-standing human rights violation that has been depriving women of their right to life, health, privacy, information, equality and non-discrimination, as well as their right to be free from torture and ill-treatment.

On May 25, Ireland will finally have an opportunity to put an end to all this. Continue reading Ireland’s Women Force Abortion Referendum: It’s Time to say ‘Yes’

‘Organise!’ .. out now, free 52 page Anarchist Magazine. issue 90

Organise magazine issue 90 Summer 2018 cover image for website cropped

PDF is available now for free.

Organise! 90 is out for Mayday 2018 with a whopping 52 pages. Copies will be available in print soon from the usual outlets and online stores and the PDF is available now for free.  Print copies of the last issue (and other back issues) are available from AK Press or Active Distribution and you can also download the last issue PDF.

Anarchist Federation magazine Organise issue 90 cover imageContents

Editorial: “We fear change…” (read in full below)
Cover art commentary
Transphobia as a Class Issue
Statement following London Anarchist
Bookfair of October 2017
I’m Not Even Going to Try to Pass
Rest In Power, Ursula
Gendered Language in
Ursula Le Guin’s Gethen Stories
Assigned Male Comics
Social Anarchist Futures
Apologia for Killmonger
FALC: On Punching Left
June 11th
Anarchist International Solidarity with the
Mapuche Resistance: Marichiweu!
Campaign to Protect Pont Valley
CRIBS and Solidarity for Refugee Families
Education by Stealth
Subversive Cuisine
Listen Gamer!
Moscow Death Brigade
Super Happy Anarcho Fun Pages
Anna Campbell – RIP
AF publicationsImage result for organise .. for revolutionary anarchismOrganise! magazine issue 89 Winter 2017, , , “WE WANT A REVOLUTION … NOW!” Continue reading ‘Organise!’ .. out now, free 52 page Anarchist Magazine. issue 90