By TM .. A medical doctor in Turkey was arrested by a court on Wednesday and sent to pretrial detention on charges of insulting the country’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
Family practitioner Dr. Çiçek Fidanboy appeared before a judge in Hatay province and admitted that the social media posts she was accused of writing were in fact hers.
Dr. Fidanboy will stand trial at a later date.
According to the Turkish Penal Code (TCK) insulting the president carries a sentence of between one and four years.
In 2016, 3,658 people were charged with insulting the president. Continue reading “Doctor arrested for allegedly insulting President Erdoğan”
When the outright fascist Jair Bolsonaro won the Brazilian presidency in October, it wasn’t just the poor, people of colour, LGBTQ, or indigenous peoples that lost. Indeed, the earth’s weakened biosphere and imperiled climate lost even bigger.
The president elect of the world’s 4th largest democracy has vowed to open up vast swaths of the iconic rainforest to multinational logging, cattle, mining and agricultural industries. With this one political victory the world’s ruling capitalist elite saw more dollar signs than in their wildest dreams, and the earth’s “lungs” were given a terminal prognosis.
Bolsonaro’s rise to power bears a strong resemblance to that of Donald Trump, Narendra Modi, Rodrigo Duterte and Viktor Orban.
All of them have employed the techniques of classic fascism: demonizing political opponents and the media, rhetoric endorsing violence, stoking chauvinistic nationalism, scapegoating marginalized people. Continue reading “Fascist Capitalists Triumph! Resist in every Possible Way”
Verges Report: Only 65,000 at Franco’s Day of the Race in Barcelona .. /NOMÉS 65.000 AL DIA DE LA RAZA DE FRANCO
Ciutadans, PP, Vox parties and the rest of the extreme right call to ‘clean Catalonia of the yellow pestilence’ (ie. the Catalans)
Subsidised Buses from all over Spain fail to fill Barcelona for the Day of the Race, ignored by Catalans
Despite affluent ex fascist organisations subsidising fleets of buses at 10 euros return from Madrid to Barcelona (1,250 km) the ‘ historic unionist multitude’ rightwing demo was a bit of a flop, about half that of last year, though the organisers claimed ‘nearly a million took part’ the police estimated 65,000. Continue reading “Verges Report: Only 65,000 at Franco’s Day of the Race”
Brazil Could Return to a Dictatorship. Glenn Greenwald on Possible Election of Far-Right Demagogue
AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now! I’m Amy Goodman. Voters in Brazil head to the polls Sunday in an election that could reshape the political landscape of South America. Polls show the current front-runner is the far-right Jair Bolsonaro, a former Army officer who has openly praised Brazil’s military dictatorship, which lasted from 1964 to 1985.
Exit polls should be broadcast at 7 p.m. local time and results will start flowing shortly after that because Brazil uses an electronic voting system.
Bolsonaro also directly benefited from the jailing of former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in April, who had been leading all presidential polls. Lula remains in jail on what many consider trumped-up corruption charges to prevent him from becoming president. Lula, the head of the Workers’ Party, was then forced to drop out of the race. Lula’s handpicked successor, Fernando Haddad, is currently placing second in most polls.
On Saturday, tens of thousands took part in women-led rallies in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and other cities to protest Bolsonaro. The theme of the protests, “Not Him.” Continue reading “Brazilian ‘Trump’ to win 1st Election Round?? What a Disaster!”
translated from Mujeres Libres, las anarcofeministas … (illustrations added)
The Marienea de Basauri Center (Bizkaia) has hosting an exhibition on the struggle of the historic anarchist women’s movement
“Mujeres Libres (1936-1939). Precursors of a new world “
1936 piquete de trabajadoras durante la huelga mercantil en barcelona
In the end of summer, 2018, the face of Sánchez Saornil was part of an exhibition that opened in the Marienea de Basauri center (C / Kareaga Goikoa, 54), a few kilometers from Bilbao.
Her profile appears in one of the rooms of the Marienea center that hosted the exhibition
“Mujeres Libres (1936-1939). Precursors of a new world “, organized by the Anselmo Lorenzo Libertarian Studies Foundation (FAL), the CNT union and the Emakume Askeak group from Bilbao. Continue reading “Free Women – Mujeres Libres..The Anarcha-feminists Franco failed to exterminate”
To this blatant war crime in illegally annexed Afrin is added forced language change, abolished progressive and horizontally organised Kurdish local councils, closed or destroyed schools, women forced into servitude, etc,.etc.