Spectacular victories in Rojava for the growing SDF revolutionary democratic coalition with three separate offensives.
The last and biggest ISIS base north of Raqqa in Tal as-Salam has been totally taken over, completing the 1st phase of the campaign in record time. Now SDF plan to encircle the ISIS capital and are convening a new multi ethnic, multi religion Raqqa Council to run it, ( as worked so well in Manbij which also is not a Kurdish city) if it can be conquered..
- SEE ALSO.. SDF Women aim to Send ISIS back to Hell in Raqqa
- US volunteer in YPG ranks: Raqqa operation going well, ISIS unable to resist for long
- ISIS loses major parts of northern Raqqa amid SDF advance
Meanwhile in ISIS held Al Bab area to the west the dramatic situation is changing hourly as The SDF breaks through from east and west and Turkey attacks from the north to block them seizing Al Bab city.
By Jacklyn Janeksela
just as i swallowed a spoonful of peanut butter or right when
i swallow a spoonful of peanut butter she asks me
what do you want to be
when you grow up but she doesn’t know i’m already grown
just because i cannot manage money or drive a car doesn’t mean
i don’t see how this life thing works and just because i don’t
have all the vocabulary with which to express
myself i have enough and it does me just fine
so while you think i’m still a little girl because i don’t know
what sex is or what married is i can tell you a thing or two
about broken hearts and masturbation this little body carries
a brain and a heart that light up the mother fucking world
and no, i might not do big things like society’s idea of big
get seen on television or read in the magazines status
imma do big things for me and for my community
imma make art like i wanna and think like i wanna and
pray and worship and eat and love and fuck and write
like i wanna
but of course i don’t say all that because
by the time i get the peanut butter down she’s
already left the room
jacklyn janeksela can be found @ felled limbs, Oddball Magazine, The Nervous Breakdown, Berfrois, Barrelhouse, Uut Poetry, Pig Latin, Thought Catalog, Luna Magazine, & Talking Book. forthcoming in WhiskeyPaper, Reality Hands, & DumDum Magazine. she is in a post-punk band called the velblouds. her baby @ femalefilet. more art @ artmugre & a clip.
by Michelle Karen Santos for Feminist Bloggers .. translation The Free … I am a Pastor’s daughter and I was born in a family where everyone is evangelical, that’s how I identified myself until I was 15 years old. I always went to church, sang, prayed and was part of all the groups that were there. I was the pastor’s daughter, the girl who should set an example for everyone, especially for the other girls.
I grew up seeing church leaders being all men, and the most that a woman could achieve was the leadership of the group of children or ladies. Rebellion is Life.. Submission is Death
The spaces were occupied by pastors who said that women should be submissive, behave like a “lady”, be careful, less gossipy, should have sex with their husbands even without wanting to, that they should have children even without wishing for them, that they should be wise and build their homes, that all women should be what the church declared they should to be. Continue reading To Be Who You Are … How Feminism Liberated Me
Nisrin Abdullah, the YPJ’s official spokeswoman, told ARA News in an exclusive interview that their priority is securing freedom for the people of Raqqa, in particular the city’s enslaved and tortured women. Continue reading SDF Women aim to Send ISIS back to Hell in Raqqa
Women: ‘JINHA cannot be silenced, long live women’s solidarity!’ http://jinhaber.link/en/ALL-NEWS/content/view/67660 …
‘Women’s resistance has begun’ http://jinhaber.link/en/ALL-NEWS/content/view/67556 …
Erdogan succeeded in his coup of July 15, and now closes the media.
Not only that, yesterday 1,267 more Turkish academic teaching staff were sacked. And, as always, a huge silence, bitter and infinite, from world public opinion, and especially its institutions. This is impunity.
‘Blocking internet in
#Kurdistan is violation of #humanrights’ http://jinhaber.link/en/ALL-NEWS/content/view/67487 …
- original en Catalan from Kurdish Cat..
Clausura i precinta l’única agència de notícies feminista del món
JINHA News ha quedat precintada aquest matí. Ahir fou clausurada pel règim islamista conservador de R. T. Erdogan. L’agència de notícies oferia continguts escrits i audiovisuals sobre aspecte de les dones en general i a nivell mundial. El seu tancament suposa una victòria del masclisme que vol invisibilitzar les dones, la seva veu i la seva visió del món. La seu a Amed ha quedat tancada.
Amb JINHA,el govern turc ha clausurat una desena de diaris, sis publicacions i l’agència de notícies kurda DIHA. Quan triomfa un cop d’estat, el més habitual és que els colpistes tanquin mitjans de comunicació no afins. Erdogan va triomfar en el seu cop d’estat del 15 de juliol, un auto cop, i ara tanca mitjans.
‘We won’t give up our stance against misogynists’ http://jinhaber.link/en/ALL-NEWS/content/view/67527 …
YJŞ Commander: We will succeed with the spirit of Bêrîtan’s resistance
#Shengal http://jinhaber.link/en/ALL-NEWS/content/view/67286 …
Kongreya Star: We launch a total resistance http://jinhaber.link/en/ALL-NEWS/content/view/67437 …