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Feminism … Anarchism … Anarchafeminism… by Cindy Crabb

by pglavin16 on October 18, 2016

This three part piece by Cindy Crabb appears in the current issue of  Perspectives on Anarchist Theory(N.29), and is available from AK Press.anarcha-feminism
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Barcelona: Fransisco Franco Decapitated, Smashed and Thrown in Rubbish


Turkish terror state attacks SDF forces in northern Syria

The Turkish air force  attacked 26 times in an attempt to massacre Syrian Democratic Forces, in territory they have recently won back from Islamic State terrorists.. The grinning dictator Erdogan then boasted that he had murdered 200  anti- ISIS volunteers, The SDF are the only rebel force which has defeated IS, and are a multi/ethnic, multi/religion, anti sexist and anti/authoritarian coalition. Erdogan wants to wipe them out because they are 50% Kurdish as part of his national fascist campaign of genocide against Kurdish minorities.

Erdogan the Turkish Dictator tries to massacre progressive democratic rebels
Erdogan the Turkish Dictator tries to massacre progressive democratic rebels

AL BAB (KDN) – Turkish jets carried out 26 air strikes on US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, an alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters, in northern Syria, killing 10 civilians, Kurdish sources on the ground said on October 20.

SDF: 19 people were killed as well as 39 wounded by “the barbaric Turkish bombing”

Local sources said that the Turkish terror army conducted airstrikes against Kurdish-led forces in support of ISIS jihadists who recently lost a dozen villages to US-backed forces in Aleppo province. Turkish army claimed it killed around 200 SDF fighters but a Syrian Kurdish leader told AP that those who were killed in the airstrikes were 10 civilians.

Turkish terror state desperately sought to join the liberation campaign of Mosul but it was excluded by the US-led International Coalition.

The Turkish air strikes could only be carried out with permission of Russia, under the latest cynical deal which includes a new gas pìpeline to Europe. They would also need the green light from the US forces (‘coalition’) who even more cynically overlook Erdogan’s mega purges and anti Kurdish fascism, perhaps in the hope of ‘wooing him back from Russia’.


What Is Mutual Aid.. Great Submedia Video


‘In a world ruled by ceaseless capitalist competition, where people are pitted to work against each other, anarchists offer a different vision: Mutual Aid. Continue reading What Is Mutual Aid.. Great Submedia Video

Rojava Revolution gets support: Mass Desertions to join SDF



  • A complete brigade of the FSA announced that it was going over to SDF Saturday, on Oct 15, 2016

  translated from Kurdish CAT with thanks, original below

A brigade of the Free Syrian Army (FSA, Free Syrian Army) has  joined the SDF ( Syrian Democratic Forces) . The integration was announced at a press conference in the city of Al-Hasakah.The Union of Free Officers announced they were leaving the ranks of the FSA and joining the self-defense forces. Their representatives expressed a strong aversion to the type of Islam that has been permeating the FSA. In the beginning this revolutionary movement was born in lay and secular sectors opposed to the Assad dictatorship… continues below

flag_of_syrian_democratic_forces-svgWhat is the SDF?… a fast expanding multi ethnic, multi religion, anti sexist, non authoritarian federation  

by wikipedia...  Since its founding last year dozens of rebel militias of all ethnic and religious hues have flocked to join the SDF (see long list and details below), as they can retain their identities and participate equally, embracing the new ideology of ‘Democratic Confederalism’ of the Rojava revolution. By May 2016 the SDF had up to 80,000 fighters and the percentage of Kurds was only about  60% and falling  (wikipedia). Continue reading Rojava Revolution gets support: Mass Desertions to join SDF

120,000 celebrate Women’s Meetup.. Police attack final Rosario Demo: videos


encuentro-mujeres-rosario-2016About 120,000 women have taken to the streets to celebrate the end of the three day 31 st National Meeting of Women in Rosario (Argentina). After holding fruitful workshops, they held a march to demand the recognition of the rights and freedoms of women.

The massive march took place after two days of meetings on a date that has become one of the most important for women in Latin America.enm2

The peaceful women’s march was suppressed by troops and police forces, who fired  rubber bullets and gas at the demonstrators for several hours, causing at least 17 injuries.

The workshops which had the greatest participation and had to be replicated were the strategies for abortion, relationships, violence, maltreatment and abuse, femicide, trafficking and sexual exploitation, trade unions, indigenous peoples, unemployment, contraception and abortion and feminization of poverty.

The Women’s meetup culminated Monday in the city of Rosario, with a strong demand for budget increases to enforce  the law on protection against domestic violence, the declaration of national emergency to stop femicide murders and a celebration of the size and success of the conference, which brought together over 70,000 women from across the country. Continue reading 120,000 celebrate Women’s Meetup.. Police attack final Rosario Demo: videos

Last housing Occupation in Bologna has been evicted


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The eviction of the last remaining housing occupation in Bologna – around 100 people, 34
of them children, living in a building inVia Mario De Maria, in the working-class neighborhood of Bolognina – started at dawn on October 11.

The police and the carabinieri surrounded the block and raided the mariodemariabuilding, beating people and even using pepper spray, the residents say.

The newly elected council member for the housing emergency, Virginia Gieri, said that the residents “came out peacefully”, but the residents and witnesses say something different. One man passed out after he was beaten and another person was injured.

Gieri, a loyal follower of Renzi, was appointed to the delicate job of being in charge of the housing emergency in Bologna, after the last incumbent, Amelia Frascaroli, was considered to be too soft.

Renzi’s government is holding a line of absolute repression against housing occupations, and PD local authorities all over Italy are toeing this line, even in places – like Bologna – where the party claims to be more “tolerant” and to have a welfare-oriented tradition. Continue reading Last housing Occupation in Bologna has been evicted