Rojava Invasion : War Rages with Heroic Popular Resistance: Live Updates 11 Oct

see also..UPDATE 9 Oct: Urgent Calls for Resistance against Turkish Invasion of Rojava

International Call: Rise Up, Defend Rojava!.. .ANF NEWS DESK

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The SDF coalition of militias, of Rojava/Autonomous Administration(AA) though 70,000 strong, are facing a giant 639,551.[8] strong modern NATO army , led by an openly fascist, racist, misogynist and mass murdering expansionist regime, as being illustrated daily  in Afrin,  which in principle should destroy them in days.

The SDF has very few armoured vehicles, tanks or heavy artillery and of course no air force at all, while Turkey is the second biggest NATO force with tens of thousands, now poised to take over Rojava and northern Syria.

21:41 10 Oct 19:Fighting resumes between Manbij Military Council fighters and the occupation forces in Ceblê, Hemra, Til Torîn and Boxaz villages of Manbij that were attacked with heavy weapons. Manbij Military Council fighters are retaliating in kind.

Most of Turkey’s weapons are US, and there are no restrictions, so in replacements the US, and personally Donald Trump, stand to gain a bonanza from a genocidal massacre they permitted, and could have prevented with just 1000 of their million strong military.

The SDF should therefore probably go for a guerilla resistance from the beginning, as any set battles in the open countryside could be suicidal. However this is do or die for them, and for their amazing human revolution. Everything else has been tried. There is no other choice but total resistance.

Another tactic then may be to extend the battlefield, on all levels.. all the long border, in Afrin, in Iraq, in Iran and across Europe and the world, with all, including me and hopefully you, resisting at their own level.

Rise Up For Rojava !


  • @RojavaNetwork+++Turkish occupation army has captured the village “Bir ‘Ashiq”, east of the city Girê Sipî.

    10 Oct ’19 A Civilian victim in Qamislo of Erdogan’s terrorist invasion of Nth Syria
  • @RojavaNetwork    SDF Military source: “SDF stunned Turkish forces and confused them by extending the front line to 650 km while Ankara planned to 80 km, so the SDF opened more than eight battle fronts while the Turkish army planned one.”
  • @RojavaNetwork       Afrin Liberation forces: “A convoy belonging to the Turkish occupation army were targeted in Afrin, casualties unknown, at the same time our forces has eliminated four and wounded two Turkish-backed militants”
  •  @RojavaNetwork  +++People protection units (YPG) has infiltrated in the city Cizre (Cizîr) in Turkey. YPG has raided and surrounded a police station, clashes continue. #Twitterkurds #Rojava #SDF #Turkey #TSK #Syria

International reactions have been almost unanimous but not concrete. Only Qatar and  Spain have supported Erdogan with their aggression. The USA has remained erratic. Trump has assured that he will not accept Erdogan’s inhuman action and threatened with “more than just sanctions.” Continue reading “Rojava Invasion : War Rages with Heroic Popular Resistance: Live Updates 11 Oct”

‘Erdogan’s terrorists ”Assassinating, Beheading, Stabbing and Planting Explosives’ in ‘Safe Zone’


Turkish ‘elected dictator’ Tayyip Erdogan said yet again on Saturday that he will order a military air and ground operation east of the Euphrates river in Syria.“We’ve made our preparations, we’ve made our operation plans, given the necessary instructions”, the politician said, adding that Turkey would launch the illegal genocidal invasion “as soon as today or tomorrow”.

But a Turkish backed mercenary group, Ahrar al-Shaab  ” has already infiltrated the area and is committing dozens of atrocities,  specializing in assassinations, beheadings, stabbings and the planting of explosive devices to ‘avenge attacks by the resistance in occupied Afrin’, focusing on border cities such as Serekaniye, Dirbesiye and Qamishlo in Erdogan’s ”Safe Zone”. (see below and HERE https://rojavainformationcenter.com/2019/09/database).

7 Oct 2019. Yesterdays massive protests against imminent illegal Turkish Invasion in Sere Kaniye/Ras al-Ayn border.

Erdogan is still being courted by both the US and Russia who see Turkey as strategic, he has defied with impunity the now embattled Trump on the S400 deal and on buying Iranian oil, and now demands permission to use Syrian air space to again bomb the Syrian people before invading.

Erdogan claimed he intends to settle 3.5m Syrian refugees in Turkey in the invaded area he calls a ”safe zone”…

But over and over he previously claimed he wants to expel the local Kurdish population. ”cleanse Rojava” and restore the Ottoman Empire and is proving his wish in ‘turkifying’ Afrin, so this new senseless invasion would be more ethnic cleansing and attempted genocide.

Serekaniye demonstration ‘Down with the occupation’ Syrian Kurds protest

Erdogan has gained much needed support (his AKP party lost Istanbul city council) by complaining often about the  3.5m Syrian refugees in Turkey, although they are less than 5% of the Turkish population in a huge area. Turkey has already received 6,000,000,000 euros by blackmailing EU taxpayers to support them.

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

Meanwhile they are forced to work black for starvation wages, boosting the economy and forcing salaries down for everyone. (The over 3 million Syrian refugees in Turkey (actually a tiny minority in a population of 81 million compared with the IDP’s hosted in Rojava and formerly Afrin) are being cruelly exploited as virtual black slave labour while being subsidised with billions of euros by the EU taxpayer with continuous blatant blackmail threats to ” flood Europe” with them.)

And now he is using them as a ridiculous excuse for a new illegal invasion, this time in NE Syria. (The idea of ‘settling’ 2,000,000 refugees in an already occupied  rural semi desert region with no resources might appeal to Erdogan’s favourite historical figure: Adolf Hitler).

Lebanon for example has nearly half its population Syrian refugees and gets little aid or attention. Afrin, before the ongoing invasion by Turkey, had nearly doubled its population hosting a huge number of Arab, Christian, Assyrian and Turkmen refugees and was hailed as a  model of direct democracy, gender equality and religious and ethnic tolerance.

Despite a siege blockade the Afrin population nearly doubled (172k to 323k )  while Turkey’s has only increased by 4.4%  (3.5 million out of 80 million).  (The total population of Afrin as of 2005 was recorded at only 172,095 people Wikipedia.) The Turkish takeover has forced a mass exodus of refugees from Afrin amidst documented reports of mass murder, widespread looting , kidnapping, rape, a continuing guerilla war and pillage by the Turkish contracted Jihadi mercenaries and Turkish military.

Once invaded Turkey will NEVER LEAVE, and a guerilla war will continue indefinitely. For example, Turkey refuses to leave Nth Cyprus,  or its illegal bases in Iraq,or Afrin, Al Bab, Jarablus, Azaz.. or of course the Syrian province of Hatay, now 80 years invaded and ethnically cleansed.

Erdogan forced more than half Afrin’s population to flee and they still survive in tent camps, seizing their property and importing thousands of jihadi mercenaries, Al Qaeda ex ISIS guerillas, and sponsored the Al Qaesa mini state in Idlib….

…and now has the utter hypocrisy to complain about refugees and announce a new invasion ‘to settle them in a safe area’.

Defeated but defiant. Massacres  by Turkish troops and  the mercenaries of FSA  around Afrin  as the NATO tanks finally rolled in and the Afrin defense became a guerilla war..

It is not necessary either to set  up a ”safe zone”.   All Turkey has to do is pull out and stop the arms, cash and material supplies,  HTS in Idlib would have to surrender the Al Qaeda State, the war would quickly end and the refugees would surely flock home. Continue reading “‘Erdogan’s terrorists ”Assassinating, Beheading, Stabbing and Planting Explosives’ in ‘Safe Zone’”

BRAZIL: Army and Military Police evict 400 families in Porto Velho

Colonial Government Office Burned as Insurrection Continues in West Papua

www.amwenglish.com    West Papuan revolutionaries burned down an Indonesian colonial government building in Wamena on September 23, as the insurrection in West Papua gained new momentum.

In the capital of Papua province, Jayapura, three West Papuans were killed by Indonesian occupation forces, and one Indonesian soldier was fatally stabbed in a successful act of revolutionary justice.

The violence was sparked by police, attacking West Papuan university students who recently returned to West Papua from cities in other parts of Indonesia, and had converged at Jayapura’s University of Cenderawasih for a solidarity action.

Around 2000 students have returned home early from study in mainly Javanese cities where racist attacks on Papuans last month prompted widespread protests in the Papuan provinces and also raised fears for the students’ safety.West Papua

318 people were arrested on September 23. Since the beginning of the West Papua uprising last month, at least 40 West Papuans in Jayapura alone have been named as suspects, including those charged with treason. Continue reading “Colonial Government Office Burned as Insurrection Continues in West Papua”

26,000 investigated for insulting Turkish president in 2018

By   TM      A total of 26,115 people were investigated on allegations of insulting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan throughout the year of 2018, indicating a 30 percent increase from the previous year, according to the Birgün daily.

A total of 4,480 of these investigations turned into court cases, and 2,462 of the suspects, including 19 under age, have received various punishments.

On Monday a social media user from Turkey’s Van province was given a 12-year prison sentence for insulting Erdoğan.

Canan Kaftancıoğlu, an official from the main opposition party, was also sentenced to over nine years for allegedly insulting the Turkish president.

Hundreds of people in Turkey, even high school students, face charges of insulting President Erdoğan.

The slightest criticism is considered insult, and there has been a significant rise in the number of cases in which people inform on others claiming that they insulted the president, the government or government officials. Continue reading “26,000 investigated for insulting Turkish president in 2018”

“Arrest killer Erdogan, the Godfather of Jihadist Terrorists,..”

In principle any citizen can arrest a War Criminal and hand him over to the Law. In the case of Erdogan there exist 1000’s of pages of proof of his deep implication in the deaths of hundreds of thousands in Syria, along with an extensive series of heinous fascist crimes .. yet Russia, the EU and the US continue to bow to his blackmail to sell arms and gain regional power.


“Erdogan, the Godfather of Jihadist Terrorists, Not Welcomed in United States”

In conjunction with the imminent visit of Turkish President Erdogan to the United States and meet with Trump, the people of New York City refused to receive Erdogan, describing him as “the Godfather of Jihadists and Terrorists.”

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On the initiative of New York people, and with the support of the “Center for Research on Turkey’s support for ISIS”, they expressed their refusal to receive Erdogan, by hanging a large banner on one of the cars roaming the streets of New York, with a picture of Erdogan, reads, “Erdogan, the Godfather of Jihadist Terrorists, Not Welcomed in United States” Continue reading ““Arrest killer Erdogan, the Godfather of Jihadist Terrorists,..””

EAT the RICH.. SMASH Capitalism.. Save Planet Earth

 .. In 2015 a group of billionaires announced amid much fanfare that they’d be investing a few globs of their fortunes in clean energy research, and the world was all: “Hooray for billionaires!” But  two days
later a  report from OXFAM called “EXTREME CARBON INEQUALITY” (capitalization not my own) revealed that rich people are the biggest contributors to climate change — by a wide, wide margin.Climate justice activists protest outside the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative event
Greta Speaks Truth to Power as Those She Criticizes Applaud…16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg addressed the U.N. Climate Action Summit with an emotional speech condemning leaders for inaction and stressing that while “[e]ntire ecosystems are collapsing… all you can talk about is money and about fairy tales of eternal economic growth. How dare you!”

Embarrassment of Riches   By George Monbiot ….. For the sake of life on Earth, we should set an upper limit on the money any person can amass.

It is not quite true that behind every great fortune lies a great crime. Musicians and novelists, for example, can become extremely rich by giving other people pleasure. But it does appear to be universally true that in front of every great fortune lies a great crime. Immense wealth translates automatically into immense environmental impacts, regardless of the intentions of those who possess it. The very wealthy, almost as a matter of definition, are committing ecocide. A few weeks ago, I received a letter from a worker at a British private airport. “I see things that really shouldn’t be happening in 2019,” he wrote. Every day he sees Global 7000 jets, Gulfstream 650s and even Boeing 737s take off from the airport carrying a single passenger, mostly flying to Russia and the US. The private Boeing 737s, built to take 174 seats, are filled at the airport with around 32,000 litres of fuel. That’s as much fossil energy as a small African town might use in a year.

Where are these single passengers going? Perhaps to visit one of their superhomes, constructed and run at vast environmental cost, or to take a trip on their superyacht, which might burn 500 litres of diesel per hour just ticking over, and is built and furnished with rare materials, extracted at the expense of stunning places.   continues below


 Eat the Rich? How Offshore Capital Now Rules the World .. Today’s super-rich are the most privileged and powerful group of people in history. If you’re a billionaire, you can even decide an election by funneling a little bit of your money into the race. You can choose to pay 0% tax. You can sway public opinion by buying up media outlets, and by using think […]

see also:   Direct Action beats Pleading:  Green Anticapitalist Front/


Perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised to learn that when Google convened a meeting of the rich and famous at the Verdura resort in Sicily this July to discuss climate breakdown, its delegates arrived in 114 private jets and a fleet of megayachts, and drove around the island in supercars. Even when they mean well, the ultrarich cannot help trashing the living.

A series of research papers shows that income is by far the most important determinant of environmental impact. It doesn’t matter how green you think you are. If you have surplus money, you spend it. The only form of consumption that’s clearly and positively correlated with good environmental intentions is diet: people who see themselves as green tend to eat less meat and more organic vegetables. But attitudes have little bearing on the amount of transport fuel, home energy and other materials you consume. Money conquers all.  continues below


Growing inequality in the United States shows that the game is rigged. …..Last month, Bloomberg reported that Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon and owner of the Washington Post, has accumulated a fortune worth $150 billion. That is the biggest nominal amount in modern history, and extraordinary any way you slice it. Bezos is the world’s lone hectobillionaire. He is worth what the average American family is, nearly two million times over. He has about 50 percent more money than Bill Gates, twice as much as Mark Zuckerberg, 50 times as much as Oprah, and perhaps 100 times as much as President Trump. (Who knows!) He has gotten $50 billion richer in less than a year. He needs to spend roughly $28 million a day just to keep from accumulating more wealth.


The disastrous effects of spending power are compounded by the psychological impacts of being wealthy. Plenty of studies show that the richer you are, the less you are able to connect with other people. Wealth suppresses empathy. One paper reveals that drivers in expensive cars are less likely to stop for people using pedestrian crossings than drivers in cheap cars. Another revealed that rich people were less able than poorer people to feel compassion towards children with cancer. Though they are disproportionately responsible for our environmental crises, the rich will be hurt least and last by planetary disaster, while the poor are hurt first and worst. The richer people are, the research suggests, the less such knowledge is likely to trouble them. Another issue is that wealth limits the perspectives of even the best-intentioned people. This week Bill Gates argued in an interview with the Financial Times that divesting (ditching stocks) from fossil fuels is a waste of time. It would be better, he claimed, to pour money into disruptive new technologies with lower emissions.


World’s poor get less than 1 cent a day for climate change: Oxfam World’s poorest communities have done the least to cause climate change, but end up paying for it, says charity.


Of course we need new technologies. But he has missed the crucial point: in seeking to prevent climate breakdown, what counts is not what you do but what you stop doing. It doesn’t matter how many solar panels you install if you don’t simultaneously shut down coal and gas burners. Unless existing fossil fuel plants are retired before the end of their lives, and all exploration and development of new fossil fuels reserves is cancelled, there is little chance of preventing more than 1.5°C of global heating.     continues below


see also:  US Millionaires Pass $1.500,000,000,000 Tax Cut for Rich Every year wealth and power are concentrated in fewer and fewer hands.. HOW CAN WE STOP THIS MADNESS NOW? ‘Welfare for the Wealthy’: 227 Congressmen Pass $1.5 Trillion Tax Cut for Corporations and the Rich “It’s immoral that many hardworking families will pay a higher tax bill or lose access to critical services like healthcare […]


But this requires structural change, which involves political intervention as well as technological innovation: anathema to Silicon Valley billionaires. It demands an acknowledgement that money is not a magic wand that makes all the bad stuff go away. On Friday, I’ll be joining the global climate strike, in which adults will stand with the young people whose call to action has resonated around the world. As a freelancer, I’ve been wondering who I’m striking against. Myself? Yes: one aspect of myself, at least. Perhaps the most radical thing we can now do is to limit our material aspirations. The assumption on which governments and economists operate is that everyone strives to maximise their wealth. If we succeed in this task, we inevitably demolish our life support systems. Were the poor to live like the rich, and the rich to live like the oligarchs, we would destroy everything. The continued pursuit of wealth, in a world that has enough already (albeit very poorly distributed) is a formula for mass destitution.  continues below


see also: The US military is a bigger polluter than as many as 140 countries …The US military is one of the largest polluters in history, consuming more liquid fuels and emitting more climate-changing gases than most medium-sized countries. Its carbon bootprint is enormous. Like corporate supply chains, it relies upon an extensive global network of container ( … )

see also:  climate change?.. try Catastrophic Climate Breakdown!


A meaningful strike in defence of the living world is, in part, a strike against the desire to raise our incomes and accumulate wealth: a desire shaped, more than we are probably aware, by dominant social and economic narratives. I see myself as striking in support of a radical and disturbing concept: Enough. Individually and collectively, it is time to decide what enough looks like, and how to know when we’ve achieved it.


Left, Center and Right: We’re All in Denial About Climate Change .. If you really believe that the planet is becoming uninhabitable, if you think you are about to die, you don’t march peacefully through the streets holding signs and chanting slogans begging the corrupt scoundrels who haven’t done a damn thing for decades to wake up and do something. You identify the politicians and corporate leaders who are killing us, you track them down and you use whatever force is necessary to make them stop. Nothing less than regime change stands a chance of doing the job.


There’s a name for this approach, coined by the Belgian philosopher Ingrid Robeyns: limitarianism. Robeyns argues that there should be an upper limit to the amount of income and wealth a person can amass. Just as we recognise a poverty line, below which no one should fall, we should recognise a riches line, above which no one should rise. This call for a levelling down is perhaps the most blasphemous idea in contemporary discourse but her arguments are sound. Surplus money allows some people to exercise inordinate power over others, in the workplace, in politics, and above all in the capture, use and destruction of natural wealth. If everyone is to flourish, we cannot afford the rich. Nor can we afford our own aspirations, that the culture of wealth maximisation encourages. The grim truth is that the rich are able to live as they do only because others are poor: there is neither the physical nor ecological space for everyone to pursue private luxury. Instead we should strive for private sufficiency, public luxury. Life on earth depends on moderation.

shared with thanks from www.monbiot.com (inserts and illustrations added.)