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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

487 deaths from ‘That Thing Ireland Doesn’t Talk About’

 shared from waterford whispers   with thanks

shutterstock_390416188ACCORDING to the latest available figures from the Central Statistics Office a total of 487 people died as a result of that thing Ireland doesn’t talk about in 2013.

The deaths continue on from a trend started in 2007 which has seen the numbers of people dying from that thing we don’t talk about increase.

While a number of factors have been attributed to the rise, concerns have been raised about the prevalence of that thing among the youth of Ireland.

“It’s troubling, and I want with every fibre in my body for something to be done about it, but look if it’s alright, I’d prefer you didn’t bring it up at all,” spokesperson for the Irish Commission On Things We Don’t Talk About Suzanne O’Gorran told WWN.

The government also stressed its reluctance to talk about the thing, but is said to be relieved the statistics have come close to levelling off.

“That is a relief as we can now look into how to continue to do nothing about it, if we get this right, we could even cut funding a bit,” a government spokesperson shared with WWN. The government confirmed it was available to talk about the recovery, road safety campaigns and sugar tax.

Many members of the public have admitted to being aware of someone they know doing that thing, but owing to the troubling nature of talking openly about something in Ireland, they remain reluctant to speak.

If you would like to talk about it, click.. HERE.

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

Call for renewed Worldwide Actions in Solidarity with Prison Strike, Oct 15-22

o1522-sqIt hardly seems necessary to summarize what has gone down inside U.S. prisons since September 9th. Hunger strikes, work stoppages, and riots have spread throughout the country on a scale that we likely aren’t even fully aware of yet.

Some uprisings appeared took us by surprise, such as in several Florida prisons, while others presumably grew from recent organizing endeavors on the inside, such as at Kinross in Michigan or Holman in Alabama. By rough estimates, over 20,000 prisoners were involved in some way. That’s huge.Sept 9 Prison Strike 2016

On the outside, solidarity burned so brightly all over the world. Banner drops, graffiti slogans, noise demonstrations and more showed that we had the backs of all who would partake in the strike. It is worth noting however that the vast majority of this took place the first weekend of the strike. Continue reading Call for renewed Worldwide Actions in Solidarity with Prison Strike, Oct 15-22

Haiti death toll from Hurricane Matthew passes 1,000

Authorities bury bodies in mass graves as cholera threat from contaminated water stokes fears of new major outbreak.

from Al Jazheera full post here


The number of people killed in Haiti by Hurricane Matthew has hit 1,000 as the country battles new deaths from a cholera outbreak and buries bodies in mass graves.

The powerful hurricane, the fiercest Caribbean storm in nearly a decade, slammed into Haiti on Tuesday, whipping it with 230 kilometre an hour winds and torrential rains.

READ MORE: Horrors left by Hurricane Matthew become clear in Haiti

The country is struggling to cope with a rise in cholera cases with officials warning that contaminated water and a lack of hygiene are posing serious risks to thousands of people in the impoverished country. Continue reading Haiti death toll from Hurricane Matthew passes 1,000

Feminists face 18 months jail for Abortion Rights Demo in Church

absolution-accusede-pro-abortionb-demo”This is a continuous struggle…. the struggle for the right to abortion, is a continuation of the defence of the freedoms and rights of women. Our struggle, the feminist struggle today is a continuation of the last ten, fifteen, twenty or thirty years. It is completely linked”.

The attempt by the far right PP government to abolish abortion rights in Spain in 2014 ran into enormous women’s resistance. Feminist groups and networks sprang up like mushrooms with all kinds of  noisy and original resistance tactics.

As happened in Poland in Oct 2016 the government was forced to back down, and the interior minister, the notoriously arrogant and sexist Gallardón was forced to resign. In both cases the Catholic Church was behind the unpopular legislation. In Spain the church retains key political power (several ministers at the time were leaders of the Opus Dei sect), tax free status, huge subsidies and immense and growing property wealth.07f40e6e69fbe4704c949045e0f1de41e4fd4bdc

But the church has dwindling attendance among youth, perhaps due to the continuing pedophile scandals, as well as a long boycott by many adults who still remember the  impunity of Church collaboration in Francoist fascist atrocities and mass stealing and selling of babies.

In Spain, as in Poland and Ireland, the Catholic Church, as an out of touch, male-only ruled body, was defeated in enforcing their control over women’s bodies. This is an amazing hard won victory and a step forward (especially small but important in Poland).

But the Catholic Church will go on resisting every step of the way. This case in Majorca is a good example.  The Church demanded up to six years each for holding up a pro choice banner during a Mass, during the mobilizations in 2014 against the anti abortion law.

Finally the Roman Catholic Diocese of Majorca has cut the demanded penalty to a year and a half each for the feminists. The trial is now over and they await sentencing on October 20th.
Five of the six admitted taking part in the demo while a sixth was picked up in error and denies ever going to the Church of San Miguel on February 9, 2014, though she supports the demo..


The defense called for the acquittal claiming the demo  was a  legitimate act protected by freedom of expression and had not resulted in any injury to religious freedom

The lawyer José Luís, legal representative of feminists facing trial, said, “My defendants have said they did not know that at that time they were celebrating Mass.” and asked for an acquittal with fines, equivalent to 270 euros or alternatively to 22 days in prison.

Thus, it has been proven that five of the six facing trial participated in a protest that sought to denounce the moral role of the church in the controversial “Gallardón law.”

 On 20 October we will know whether organized feminism will win another battle in defense of the right of women to control our own bodies or, conversely,  the Catholic Church will reinforce their aims, which even in the XXI century, remain untouchable.

We will publish the result as an update HERE:


més info en Català

El Bisbat de Mallorca rebaixa a un any i mig la petició de presó per a les feministes encausades

És una lluita contínua. La lluita que seguim reivindicant en relació a un avortament lliure i gratuït és una lluita contínua del moviment feminista de tota la història. Ja sigui amb la llei de divorci de la segona república, com ara, en el segle XXI, les lluites a favor del dret a l’avortament, són una continuació en defensa de les llibertats i drets de les dones.

La nostra lluita, la lluita feminista d’avui en dia, és una continuació de la de fa deu, quinze, vint o trenta anys. Està completament lligada. Si no fos gràcies a les dones dels anys 80 o d’abans, del segle XX o XIX, avui nosaltres no seríem aquí tampoc. Si no s’hagués aconseguit tot el que s’ha aconseguit fins ara, nosaltres no podríem continuar demanant més reconeixement als drets de les dones.

Cinc de les sis feministes encausades han acceptat haver participat dels fets, mentre que una última ha negat que acudís a l’Església de Sant Miquel aquell 9 de febrer de 2014     per SERGI FRAU

Les declaracions de les sis encausades

Durant la primera jornada de la vista oral, que tingué lloc aquest dijous i coincidí –irònicament o no– amb la celebració de Sant Miquel (sant que dóna nom a l’església on van posar els fets jutjats), van declarar les sis joves encausades.feminists

Totes elles varen contestar a les preguntes del seu advocat, Josep de Luís, i a les del tribunal, presidit per la magistrada Carmen González –coneguda per haver presidit el tribunal del mediàtic judici del cas Noós– i es van negar a contestar a les preguntes tant de la Fiscalia, representada per Rosa García, com de l’acusació particular, representada per l’advocat del Bisbat de Mallorca.

Les declaracions van posar sobre la taula aspectes rellevants com ara: el reconeixement de la participació en els fets de cinc de les sis encausades; la desconeixença que en aquell temple i a aquella hora se celebrava una missa; la manifestació de disculpes als feligresos que es poguessin haver sentit ofesos i destacà, sobretot, la declaració de Maria de Lluc Forteza, que afirmà –amb la confirmació de la resta d’encausades– que ella, tot i compartir les motivacions, no va participar en cap moment de la protesta feminista que tingué lloc aquell 9 de febrer de 2014 a la cèntrica església de la ciutat de Palma……. …

………Així doncs, ha quedat provat que cinc de les sis encausades varen participar en una protesta que pretenia denunciar el paper moral de l’església en la polèmica “Llei Gallardón”. De la mateixa manera, s’ha posat de manifest l’absència de cap tipus de violència.

En conclusió: el tribunal haurà de dirimir si entrar en grup a una església amb una pancarta i reivindicant un avortament lliure i gratuït mentre se celebra una missa constitueix un delicte o no. El 20 d’octubre sabrem si el feminisme organitzat guanya una altra batalla més en defensa del dret al propi cos o si, per contra, la guanya l’Església catòlica, que pretén, en ple segle XXI, seguir sent intocable.

full catalan article HERE…..

Related Posts

videos: Florida ”pro life” demand Death Penalty for Abortion

-Vid- Abortion is Not Murder But Anti’s in FL Wants To Make it Capital Punishment

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Videos about the insanity and the real reason those against abortion want to make it a capital punishment in Florida. I’ll write a proper blog on this ideally soon, for now, all the info you need is below. Are you a person who wants truth enough to listen?🙂

Suzanne Lee protesting for changes in Irish abortion laws. Photo credit Tyler McNally.
Suzanne Lee protesting for changes in Irish abortion laws. Photo credit Tyler McNally.

and then we have a part two🙂 Continue reading videos: Florida ”pro life” demand Death Penalty for Abortion

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