Presentation of a solidarity brigade with Kurdistan in Madrid

 The July 19 Brigade is a project of international solidarity that we started a group of young social activists of Madrid. We are committed to the Kurdish cause and, in general, to the search for peace and social justice in the Middle East.cartel_presentacion

In their web page we can find an article on the peculiar situation of Makhmur, as well as a brief explanation of the project that they want to realize there:

“Once in Makhmur we will work hand in hand with organized civil society. We will provide support work in the refugee camp and carry out institutional work. We can see how the forms of popular organization work and experience democratic self-government in the first person.

In addition, daily we will monitor our activity via web and social networks. Also during the stay we will make interviews and a series of recordings and photo reports that will allow us to make a documentary on our return. Continue reading “Presentation of a solidarity brigade with Kurdistan in Madrid”

Kurdistan: Freedom for Zehra and 1000’s more.. Homage to slain US volunteer Levi …

Kurdish journalist feminist Zehra Doğan and  Mazlum Dogan arrested and jailed

https://thefreeonline.wordpress.com/

Our editor ‪#‎ZehraDoğan‬ detained!!! ‪#‎Jinha‬ ‪#‎editor‬

The editor of the feminist news agency Ajansı Jin Haber, Zehra Dogan, and Mazlum Dogan, deputy adviser in Mardin for Democratic Peoples Party (HDP) Ali Atalan were arrested two days ago in Mardin. They were sitting in a cafe in that city of Turkish Kurdistan. Zehra and Mazlum were sent to Nusaybin…

Her work as a journalist as “evidence of crime”

Zehra’s journalistic activity has been considered by the Turkish authorities as proof of propaganda organization. Police have provided as evidence her reporting of the situation in Nisêbîn / Nusaybin, ( see Genocide in Europe: Nusaybin surrenders after 74 days ..in total ruins and  deafening silence) social Facebook messages on the network, drawings and news testimonies.

Logically the feminist journalist denied all charges and said she belongs to the Turkish Journalists Union (TGS) and all the news reported is within the scope of journalistic activity.

see also: Turkey ‘issues arrest warrants for 42 journalists’

Greetings on March 8 Womens day  led them to prison

Meanwhile, Mazlum Dogan has been accused of attending activities with the Deputy Ali Atalan. Police criminalize his actions in the media around March 8th when he read the following textual statement:”Happy International Women’s Day happy all working women and women from insurgents Clara Rosa, Sakine Seve. Jin Jiyan Azadi” (Women, Life, Freedom). Such words, in the Kurdish language, are regarded as a crime.

Mazlum Dogan, and a photo of civilian victims of Erdogan's continuing massacres of Kurds
Mazlum Dogan, and a photo of civilian victims of Erdogan’s continuing massacres of Kurds

(update insert:  In recent days many thousands more people have been arrested, tortured, and killed or interned without trial under emergency powers taken by  President Erdogan  after an an army ‘attempted coup’.)



by  in Sulaymaniyah, Iraq..   shared with thanks

Levi Jonathan ShurkeyAn American volunteer fighting alongside Kurdish forces in Syria has been killed during an ongoing offensive to recapture the town of Manbij from Islamic State militants.

Levi Jonathan Shirley, known by his Kurdish comrades as Agir Servan, died on 14 July in Manbij, according to a statement on the official website of the People’s Protection Units (YPG), in whose ranks he was fighting,  helping defend Kurdish-held areas from Islamic State and recently participating in the battle for the northern town of Manbij, which began in May and is backed by  US-led air attacks. Continue reading “Kurdistan: Freedom for Zehra and 1000’s more.. Homage to slain US volunteer Levi …”

Turkish State’s nazi style crimes “Should spark a Worldwide Outcry,”

This week in Europe – innocent children burned alive and blown to bits by our ‘friends and allies’ the Turkish State- NOTHING ABOUT IT IN MY NEWSPAPER. Over 100 civilians massacred after 3 weeks trapped in cellars- NOTHING ABOUT IT ON THE NEWS.impunity

How is this possible? Is it because the US made an agrrement to let Turkey do what they like with the Kurdish people at home, etc? Is it because the EU were blackmailed to shut up as part of the deal to restrict refugees? Or because of the Turkish news blackout and jailings of curious journalists?

Whatever the reasons there’s no excuse for the media to shut up as Erdogan imposes the Nazi Solution in his megalomaniac quest for absolute `power.

Here to redress the balance a tiny bit, we re-publish summaries and links to many shocking posts appearing only in the Kurdish media.

Anna-Sara Malmgren questions silence on Turkey’s state terror

NEWS CENTER – Turkey’s human rights abuses in Kurdistan “should be enough to spark a worldwide outcry,” said Stanford University philosophy professor Anna Malmgren, among the authors of a recent petition calling on Barack Obama to take a public stand on the issue. “We want president Obama to speak out, loud and clear, against the atrocities that are being committed by the Turkish government in the southeast,” said Anna-Sara. She noted that media silence on what she described as “state terrorism” against Kurds prompted the petition.

“We were—and still are—frustrated at the general passivity and media silence here in the U.S. (and also in Europe) with respect to the Turkish governments’ actions,” said Anna-Sara…….”

– See more at: http://www.bestanews.com/

Janet Biehl: We need Öcalan’s voice desperately now – 

NEWS CENTER- Janet Biehl is a political writer with a focus on libertarian municipalism and social ecology in USA. Janet is part of the February 14-16 Imrali delegation. She spoke to JINHA about the isolation of the PKK leader Abdullah Öcalan, current situation in North Kurdistan and the Geneva peace process.   * On February 15, 1999, multiple state intelligence services cooperated to capture and jail Abdullah Öcalan. Since then, there has been a policy of isolation and communications blackout against Öcalan. […]

‘Humanity was killed in Cizre, not people’

DİLOK- Antep women reacted to killing of people in ‘basements of savagery’. ” Our conscience and humanity were executed in Cizre, the people executed in Cizre’s basements, will live forever,” said Antep women.  … Continue reading “Turkish State’s nazi style crimes “Should spark a Worldwide Outcry,””

Erdogan Screams for Blood..News Blackouts on new Cizre massacres, 73 missing.

More State Savagery in Cizre: 20-25 more  people burned to death

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It came out that Turkish forces committed yet another savagery in Şırnak’s Cizre district following the savage massacre of dozens in two basements in Cudi neighborhood two days ago.
 While people trapped in basements are being massacred by state forces in Cizre town of Şırnak, dozens of corpses have been taken to hospital and no news is received from many others facing a threat of imminent execution.
Cizre Democratic People's Assembly has called on the people of Botan region to mount total resistance against the 'deliberate policies of massacre'.
Cizre Democratic People’s Assembly has called on the people of Botan region to mount total resistance against the ‘deliberate policies of massacre’.

Out of the 134 people known to be stuck in basements-94 in Cudi and 45 in Sur neighborhood-, 66 have been verified massacred in basements so far.

HDP issues urgent call for action by international organizations

1ST BASEMENT: NO NEWS FROM 15 WOUNDED AND 9 OTHER PEOPLE Continue reading “Erdogan Screams for Blood..News Blackouts on new Cizre massacres, 73 missing.”

New Autonomous Zone Declared by ZAD NDDL in Solidarity with Kurdistan

http://zad.nadir.org/spip.php?article31   Sept 26, 2015, by zadist. Translated by TheFree. In French below.

Autonomy at ZAD NDDL
Autonomy at ZAD NDDL

The ZAD declares itself “autonomous”, as did some municipalities in northern Kurdistan (Turkey) in response to the war declared by the Turkish government. These towns are already experiencing some degree of self-management, self-governance, autonomy so. Faced with fierce attacks against civilians by special forces police and army, several neighborhood assemblies have decided to declare themselves autonomous, deny the legitimacy of the state and its repressive forces.

Kurdish cities like Cizre have declared Autonomy from Turkey, following the Municipal Anarchist blueprint of their imprisoned leader,Ocalan, and called for solidarity uprisings elsewhere.
Kurdish cities like Cizre have declared Autonomy from Turkey, following the Municipal Anarchist blueprint of their imprisoned leader,Ocalan, and called for solidarity uprisings elsewhere.

Declaration of Autonomous Zone of the ZAD NDDL in response to the call of the KCK (Kurdistan Communities Confederation)

To those who resist in Kurdistan

We follow what is happening in Turkey. We express our support against the offensive of the Turkish state. Continue reading “New Autonomous Zone Declared by ZAD NDDL in Solidarity with Kurdistan”

IS massacres 120 in Kobane: Turkish assist IS to cross border, refused help for injured 

YPG : June 25: Attacks by Daesh (ISIS) Terrorists on Northern Kobane.. Updated: Today, in Kobane, at least 50 people have been killed by Daesh terrorists, who attacked with 3 suicide car bombs, with one from the Turkish border at Kobane’s Mursitpinar border gate. Kobane hospital is currently unable to treat the injured all at once, for those with critical condition are attempted to be moved to North Kurdistan, Turkey. But Turkish military on the borderline are preventing the process of transferring the injured who most of them are women and children. Despite learning how serious situation of the wounded are, the Turkish military and their border officials are not responding consciously and they continue to keep the civilians waiting near the border crossing._83875617_027891911-1


‘Women and children slaughtered… “According to medical sources and Kobane residents,  at least 120 civilians were executed by IS in their homes or killed by the group’s rockets or snipers,” said Rami Abdel Rahman, who heads the UK-based Syrian Observatory.He said women and children were among the bodies found inside houses and on the streets of the town, which is close to the border with Turkey.


 

The ISIS terrorists have at 4 o’clock in the morning with the help of Turkish soldiers crossed the border. The ISIS terrorists were wearing the uniforms of YPG. So far 7 dead and 50 injured there. Our people need urgent help. All Kurds in Northern Kurdistan from Pirsus city (Suruç), please go to hospital, people in urgent need of blood ASAP!!!!! Please note all civilian people from Kobanê, please remain calm and don’t leave your homes!!!! In the center of Kobanê so far 10 people have died. In Berxbatan village are very heavy fighting between YPG fighters and terrorists of ISIS. It is difficult to know how many civilians have been killed in Berxbatan village [23 are reported dead so far]. Nobody from YPG was able to connect to the internet today because the Turkish telefon company “Tukcell” has been crippled….590_85a240ec99ba14cb95107ecf7bfd6f6b

Lions of Rojava

-A group of Daesh (ISIS) terrorists who waged an attack on Kobane city this morning June 25, were repulsed by our forces of the People’s/Women’s Defense Units in an appropriate reaction to their quick and simultaneous assaults. During intense fighting near the city’s border gate at least 15 attackers have been confirmed killed, while a member of the terrorists has been captured alive.images (1)

For now, clashes continue within an extent where the terrorists encounter a total blockade by the Defense Units.

YPG Media Centre

Turkish anarchists join Kurds in last stand in Kobane

 

update 1st Oct. IS beheads fighters including 3 women.. click here:

KURDISTAN/SYRIA: Anarchists join struggle against ISIS in Kobane

update 27/sept 18.00: US jets have attacked IS forces outside Kobane, ironically aiding anti-capitalist locals.

Istanbul anarchists along other leftists, feminists, and ‘Gezi park types’ have managed to cross over into Syria and the northern town of Kobane which is currently threatened by ISIS.

Vice reported yesterday that ISIS is within 5 miles of the city and are attacking with US military equipment including tanks that outmatches the weapons available to the YPG – Kurdish People’s Protection Units . Vice also reported that “Hundreds of Turkish Kurds are arriving too, sneaking or bribing their way across the border to fight alongside the YPG”

The photo shows a banner of the anarchist group DAF apparently just after the border has been crossed. The statement we were sent says “People are suffering from hunger and thirst, getting ill, getting injured; migrating and dying. They are still fighting in that struggle for existence. People are fighting not for the schemes and strategies around meeting tables, not for income, but for their freedom”

We hope to bring more details and further photos as they become available

The photo shows a banner of the anarchist group DAF apparently just after the border has been crossed. The statement we were sent says “People are suffering from hunger and thirst, getting ill, getting injured; migrating and dying. They are still fighting in that struggle for existence. People are fighting not for the schemes and strategies around meeting tables, not for income, but for their freedom”

We hope to bring more details and further photos as they become available

Added – this is a translation from our sister group in France, Alternative libertaire

حضور رفقای آنارشیست ترکیه‌ای از اعضای (عملیات آنارشیستهای انقلابی) در شکستن مرز بین ترکیه و کوبانی و حضور رسمی‌ آنارشیست‌ها در مقاومت ‫#‏کوبانی‬
این رفقا عمل مستقیم
را که از ابتدایی‌ترین اصول آنارشیستی است را عملیاتی‌ کردن

“Thousands of young people, socialists, trade unionists, revolutionary, feminist, libertarian poured in from all over Turkey to Kobanê. They and they go there to support and defend the city réfugié.es.

The Turkish army tries to disperse them, it is accused of being much more permissive with the jihadists who are trying, too, to cross the border to join Daech.

Despite the blocks of the Turkish army, hundreds of activists and militants have managed to cross the border. Among them, the comrades of the Revolutionary Anarchist Action Group, who made the trip to Istanbul to join the defense of Kobanê, and sent these photos.”

Added – this is a translation from our sister group in France, Alternative libertaire

 


 

  same in Spanish

Anarquistas de Istanbul junto otros izquierdistas, feministas y tipos Gezi Park’ han logrado cruzar a Siria

Anarquistas de Istanbul junto otros izquierdistas, feministas y tipos Gezi Park’ han logrado cruzar a Siria y la ciudad norteña de Kobane que actualmente está amenazado por ISIS.


Vicepresidente informó ayer que ISIS se encuentra a 5 kilómetros de la ciudad y están atacando con equipo militar incluyendo tanques que outmatches las armas disponibles para el YPG Unidades del Pueblo Kurdo protección. Vicepresidente también informó que Cientos de kurdos turcos están llegando también, a escondidas o sobornar a su manera a través de la frontera para luchar junto al YPG

حضور رفقای آنارشیست ترکیه‌ای از اعضای (عملیات آنارشیستهای انقلابی) در شکستن مرز بین ترکیه و کوبانی و حضور رسمی‌ آنارشیست‌ها در مقاومت ‫#‏کوبانی‬
این رفقا عمل مستقیم
را که از ابتدایی‌ترین اصول آنارشیستی است را عملیاتی‌ کردن

La foto (arriba en la parte en  inglés) muestra una pancarta del grupo anarquista DAF aparentemente justo después de cruzar la frontera. La declaración nos mandaron dice La gente está sufriendo de hambre y sed, enfermar, sufrir lesiones;.. Migrar y morir Ellos todavía están luchando en esa lucha por la existencia La gente no luchan por los esquemas y estrategias en torno a mesas de reunión, no para ingresos, sino por su libertad starak2.jpg

Esperamos traer más detalles y más fotos a medida que estén disponibles

 – esto es una traducción de nuestro grupo hermano en Francia, Alternative Libertaire

Miles de jóvenes, socialistas, sindicalistas, revolucionaria, feminista, libertaria llegaron de todas partes de Turquía a Kobanê. Ellas y ellos van allí para apoyar y defender los réfugié.es ciudad.

El ejército turco intenta dispersarlos, como se le acusa de ser mucho más permisivos con los yihadistas que están tratando, también, para cruzar la frontera para unirse a Daech.

A pesar de las esfuerzos del ejército turco, cientos de activistas y militantes han logrado cruzar la frontera. Entre ellos, los compañeros del Grupo de Acción Revolucionaria Anarquista, que hizo el viaje a Estambul para unirse a la defensa de Kobanê, y envió estas fotos.


from last week
Continue reading “Turkish anarchists join Kurds in last stand in Kobane”

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