RiseUp4Rojava ..Erdogan uses Refugee Blackmail on EU to boost ”Safe Zone” invasion

Al-Qaeda and ISIL still operate in Turkey under charity cover

Turkey’s latest threat:  Give us safe zone or we send refugees to EU   …Erdogan threatens: “… we will have to open the gates [to Europe].Either you support us or no one should feel sorry. We would like to host 1 million refugees in the safe zone.”

So Europe is being blackmailed to help this OPENLY fascist invader extend  his empire in Syria and to wipe out the local Kurdish people an their democratic, non sectarian, anti racist, feminist revolution ..ETC..

In the last weeks the rate of refugees arriving in Greece has been shooting up, as Erdogan cynically allowed more people to escape, before cashing in on EU euros and political ignoring, if not actually aiding, his nazi invasion plans.

Aug 30 2019 Greece’s Lesvos receives largest single-day refugee arrival since 2015-2016 Some 547 migrants arrived Greece’s eastern Aegean island of Lesvos on Thursday in thirteen boats that set sail from the Turkish coast, marking the largest number of arrivals in a single day since the peak of a refugee crisis. Some 177 were men, 124 were women and 246 were children

So the craven EU politicians cave in and give him (indirectly) billions more public money for fear of losing their jobs and power to the racist right wing being fanned…

The European Commission on July 19 2019 adopted a new set of assistance measures worth €1.41 billion (nearly $1.6 billion), ensuring EU support to refugees and host communities in Turkey.   This ups the total to over 6 billion euros.  And this was before Erdogan’s latest human blackmail threats!

As well as receiving 6 billion euros to its economy (the cash goes directly to the refugees) there have been a long series of  scandals alleging the slave labour exploitation in Turkey of defenseless Syrian refugee families who despite working could starve without the EU aid. (see here: Syrian refugees: Abuse & exploitation in Turkey…650,000..)

The EU should spend the 6 billion euros of public money  not on Turkish blackmailers but on helping refugees return and rebuild their lives in Syria.

This gives the Turkish business class a third big boost in cheaper production , increasing profits for the rich while forcing down wages for many other workers with the threat of cheaper refugee labour. Labour is cheap, refugee labour is dirt cheap in Turkey

Refugees are being used again as Human Blackmail by Erdogan to extract money and impunity for Rojava invasion

So Turkey is getting  paid three times over for its mere 5% of refugees, while squeezing more money, support and impunity for its empire building from its EU neighbours with blatant human blackmail  . Continue reading “RiseUp4Rojava ..Erdogan uses Refugee Blackmail on EU to boost ”Safe Zone” invasion”

Defend Rojava Revolución: Madrid/Barcelona 6 de sept 19:00 hrs..

Contra las amenazas de Turquía. En defensa de Rojava/Norte de Siria

 Catalan + English + galeria  read below.. cap abaix

#RiseUp4Rojava

Concentraciones en MADRID y BARCELONA. Viernes, 6 de septiembre 2019, 19:00 hrs.

Madrid: Plaza Isabel II (Ópera).

Barcelona: Carrer Roc Boronat / Tánger metro: Glóries

 

Dawn Eviction Fails at ‘The Ungovernable’, Madrid Occupied Social Center

Mass Mobilization defends ‘The Ungovernable’ “We have stopped the eviction!”

Por IzquierdaDiario.es , translation The Free

Hundreds of activists concentrated at the doors of the Ungovernable to avoid the eviction of the Social Center by the “little trifachito”(Council)  headed by Almeida.

Due to the massive presence of people who concentrated so early in support of the Ungovernable, the judicial delegation informed us that the eviction could not be carried out.

A first win for the social movements of Madrid.

@CSIngobernable  #indesalojables.#NoNosVamosDesayunamos

The eviction of the CSO was planned, in principle, for September 2nd, but later it was known that August 28th would be the date chosen by the City Council to try to close the Social Center. Therefore,  the Assembly of the Ungovernable summoned all the social movements of the city to accompany them since last night.

At 00 hours on Wednesday, hundreds of people were already occupying the esplanade in front of the building, in anticipation of a vigil to maintain alertness. At 8:00 am more people began arriving for the #NoNosVamosDesayunamos ( We Wont GoWe Breakfast) call and the day was taking color with the song of “Whoever’s in Government the Ingo defends itself”. Continue reading “Dawn Eviction Fails at ‘The Ungovernable’, Madrid Occupied Social Center”

Indigenous and Country Women hold 100,000-Strong March in Brasília

 From August 9 to 13, the First March of Indigenous Women of Brazil was carried out, with the slogan “Territory: our body, our spirit”. This march then joined the 6th country women’s March of the Margaridas, and the Tsunami of Education in defense of the education system. The Indigenous Women’s March joined the mobilization in Brasília
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Maria Anecy Martins arrived in Brasília this week with glowing eyes to join the 2019 ‘Daisies’ (=Margaridas) March. The 45-year-old small farmer is one of the 100,000 peasant women who joined the 2-day event .

The sixth edition of the ‘Daisies’ March took place in Brasília on Aug. 13 and 14. The name of the event, originally Marcha das Margaridas, pays tribute to Margarida Maria Alves, a union leader in the northeastern state of Paraíba who fought for rural workers’ rights and was murdered by contract killers hired by big landowners in 1983.

A huge banner reads “Women from Maranhão for a Fairer Country” | Andressa Zumpano via Midia Ninja/Collaborative Media Coverage

Since 2000, organized female workers from rural areas, water communities, forests, and urban areas hold the Daisies’ March to continue Margarida Alves’ struggle, demanding workers’ rights and the end of land conflicts and all forms of violence and oppression. Continue reading “Indigenous and Country Women hold 100,000-Strong March in Brasília”

Se Estrena la serie “Libertarias”, Historias de Mujeres Luchadoras

Se trata de una producción que cuenta la historia de cuatro mujeres anarquistas de fines del siglo XIX y principios del XX: Virginia Bolten, Juana Rouco, Iris Pavón y Ana Piacenza. Se podrá ver por Canal Encuentro

“La historia siempre es contada por varones y con una mirada patriarcal por eso hay muy poca información sobre estas mujeres”, expresó a Pulso Noticias una de las directoras de la serie Libertarias: Daiana Rosenfeld. “Por ello nos parecía muy interesante destacar sus vidas, sus obras y su militancia política. Y también cómo eso dialoga con su vida intima y personal”.

Primera Parte.. ver aquí..


“Libertarias” es una serie de cuatro capítulos de 24 minutos cada uno, en el que cuentan la historia de las luchadoras anarquistas Virginia Bolten, Juana Rouco, Iris Pavón y Ana Piacenza. Allá por fines del siglo XIX y principios del siglo XX estas mujeres empoderadas enfrentaron las estructuras patriarcales de la época, defensoras de sus derechos, y fueron grandes fundadoras de periódicos feministasl estreno será este lunes 17 de junio a las 22 por Canal Encuentro.

Trailer–segunda parte

 

 

 

La primera historia será la de Virginia Bolten, esa reconocida anarquista, escritora del periódico La Voz de la Mujer de Rosario. En 1890 Virginia trabajaba en la Refinería Argentina de Azúcar en pésimas condiciones. Continue reading “Se Estrena la serie “Libertarias”, Historias de Mujeres Luchadoras”

Turkey vs Rojava: false videos inflame hatred of Kurds.. Defend the SDF!

note: this blog thefreeonline.wordpress.com, has now been banned in Turkey and for computers with Turkish origin. see report here: ‘TheFreeOnline’ blog banned in Turkey with Dozens more pro Rojava and Anti Fascist sites

We share a report from many by The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights   about Turkish attacks on the SDF .

Context: The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) were started in 2015 to expand the Rojava Revolution by inviting male and female militias of all races and religions to join in expanding and defending the struggle.

Now it’s a multi ethnic, multi religion, anti sexist, non authoritarian federation, which includes women and dozens of groups of all religions and races, having liberated Manbij, Raqqa and Deir es Zor etc. from ISIS terror. the SDF is now the official military force of the  Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AA)    Kurds may now be a minority in the SDF but the YPG/YPJ is the biggest militia.

Turkey again makes daily threats to eliminate the 70,000 strong force, financing and supplying ISIS remnants,as well as HTS Al Qaeda, Islamic militias and infiltrating terrorist gangs, while Assad forces conspire with tribal leaders to foment resistance. The SDF still has ‘protection’ by none less than a small force of the USA military, for their own imperialist reasons, though Trump still plans to pull out.

Press reports suggest Erdogan may take advantage of the truce in the Turkish supplied Idlib war to invade  Rojava (AA)  on the pretext of creating a 32km ”safe zone” which would include the main Kurdish cities, in a dirty deal with the US.

That is, ERdogan needs permission from the US to use the airspace and bomb Rojava cities to oblivion. (In exchange for  ???) This was what made the Afrin invasion possible, but that time it was Russia which did the dirty deal and gave bombing permission.

In preparation for a planned Turkish military operation east of Euphrates, the media campaign to create Arab–Kurdish strife continues through creation of more fake videos

”Media fabrications by the Turkey-loyal [ie mercenary] groups continue spreading videos showing men dressed as  members of the Syria Democratic Forces torturing and beating citizens, in order to create  Arab–Kurdish strife in the east Euphrates area and northeast of Aleppo”.

”The latest of these is a video showing members dressed as SDF, speaking in Kurdish, and torturing an Arab family, who they beat, insult, and do immoral acts to. Also the video shows a car belonging to Asayish [SDF security] with SDF flag next to it, which was met with angry reactions on social media.

But a lot of evidence proves the fabrication of this fake video: it shows the speaker saying that these are women fleeing forced recruitment, but there is no forced recruitment for women within SDF; Continue reading “Turkey vs Rojava: false videos inflame hatred of Kurds.. Defend the SDF!”

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