In the first part of the video, women wearing niqabs (a veil, usually black, that covers the face while leaving the eyes uncovered) get in the back of a car, leaving the passenger seat at the front empty, while the vehicle is driven by a young boy. Continue reading ‘God, rid us of men!’ from feminist song Shocking and Delighting Saudis
1. We recognise that women are specially oppressed as a gender, that they face oppression as women. We call this oppression sexism. As anarchists we oppose sexism wherever it exists on principle and in practice.
2.1 The nature of women’s oppression has changed as societies have developed. For example, the oppression of women that might have existed in some pre-class societies assumed a fundamentally new character with the development of class society. Just as the oppression of women in feudal societies changed its character with the development of capitalism.
2.2 We reject the idea that women are in any way inferior to men or that women are biologically predisposed to assume certain roles in society. Sexism, racism etc are not genetic traits but, rather, are formed by social existence, upbringing and education.
But yet again the Judge refused to convict for ”lack of evidence”.
Peru has finally joined the tidal wave of ‘Not One Woman Less’ protests that have inundated Latin and South America. Finally women are confronting the ingrained social license to treat them as sex slaves, private property, servants and veritable punch-bags in the service of runaway macho hubris. Continue reading Peru: Mass Feminist Victory Confronts Embedded Patriarchy..Ni Una Menos
Support Rojava: Open Letter Signed by all below
”We, intellectuals, writers, artists, politicians and human rights defenders, seek to draw urgent attention to the Turkish state’s invasion in Northern Syria and Rojava.
The Turkish army invaded the Northern Syrian City of Jarablus on 24 August 2016, using anti-ISIS operations as a pretext. The operation was in collaboration with the Syrian arm of El-Qaida (Jabhat Fatah al-Sham) and groups like Ahrar El-Sham.
ISIS handed over the city, Jarablus, without a single bullet being fired. This is a clear indication that there was a prior agreement between the parties that Jarablus would remain as a base for Salafi
groups. Therefore, Jarablus will remain as a corridor for foreign fighters to cross into Syria to receive training and then to cross back over in order to be distributed throughout Europe and the rest of the world.
From the third day of the operation (26 August 2016) onwards the attacks have been directed at Kurdish Forces, the Jarablus Military Council and the Minbij Military Council. Northern Syria has
been largely cleansed of ISIS by these forces with the support of the international coalition lead by theUS. By attacking these forces, Turkey is both interrupting the fight against ISIS and strengthening ISIS.
Tayip Erdogan and other Turkish authorities officially announced the purpose of the operation, at the outset, as the targeting of Kurdish forces alongside ISIS. Turkish army has engaged in airstrikes and shelling of civilian areas, killing at least 45 in two villages south of Jarablus.
- Rojava Plan came to the attention of Plan C’s Rojava Solidarity Cluster earlier this year and as their Feed the Revolution fundraiser finished ( the raised 98K euros) we contacted them to discuss their reasons for being in Rojava, what plans they have been developing, and the logic behind their fertiliser project.
- We’ve also used this interview as an opportunity to find out a little more about the co-operative economy which is being developed in the region.
- Information in English about the economic development of the Rojava cantons is quite limited but a useful primer by Abdurrahman Hemo, adviser for economic development in Cizîre Canton can be found here.
Plan C: Could you explain a little about the Rojava Plan: Who you are, past political experiences, what inspires you about Rojava and the logic behind the projects you are implementing.
Rojava Plan: Rojava Plan is the name we currently use for outside communication with the rest of the world it suggests our goals; we have a plan of projects to implement across Rojava. Continue reading Feed the Revolution: An Interview with Rojava Plan
Rojava is a New Revolutionary Confederation
Rojava is an autonomous region in north Syria. The region gained its autonomy in the summer of 2012 in the process of the Syrian uprising, establishing a society based on principles of direct democracy, gender equity, and sustainability. Rojava consists of the three cantons called Jazira, Kobani and Afrin.
The Coopfunding campaign raised 98K euros, now closed, (14 July16), but the contribute page lists various ways people for people to participate and help this cause. Also right now volunteers can`t get into as the siege is total.
What’s The Plan?
In 1 year, we are going to implement these projects. Bringing the latest decentralized solutions to Rojava.
We will solve Rojava’s food shortage problems. Every year Rojava imports 150 million dollars of fertilizer that can be easily produced locally. See the Wiki page → Continue reading Rojava Revolution Plan: Organising and Funding Projects and Volunteers
A year ago THE REVOLUTIONARY FEMINIST HOUSE “LA REVO” was born when a house in the ‘Ovary Gate’ (institutionally known as Puerta del Osario) was occupied as a feminist, not mixed, home and an anti-patriarchal space.
This was the result of a long assembly process and collective knowledge that took place over several months and which was join ed by women from many feminist groups. Our goal at that time was to create a site of struggle, meeting, discussion, political reflection, critical thinking and collective creation, as well as a place from which to project our feminist ideas.