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Stop Turkey’s Crimes Against Humanity in #Afrin : powerpoint presentation

update see..   Pro-Assad forces now Help Afrin Revolution against Turkish Terror

Crimes Against Humanity in #Afrin

The Western media are suppressing news of their Turkish ally committing  ethnic and religious genocide against the peaceful people of Afrin. Even the BBC declared (19 Feb) that it had no details of deaths and injuries despite meticulous documentation by the SDF..see here:   Turkish genocide in Afrin: Diary of Turkish Invasion..Detailed SDF Report (8 to 15 February.’18”For over a month Nato equipped Turkey has been invading and continuously bombing and shelling the small rural canton of Afrin (Efrin) in NW Syria. Afrin is part of Rojava where a unique secular, feminist and non-sectarian revolution is going on based on direct democracy and ecological renewal.Turkey must be stopped, we cannot let a fascist dictator continue boosting his power by fanning insane nationalist and genocidal militarism, much less that he continue to be subsidised by the EU and NATO”.

Powerpoint Presentation: Stop Turkey’s Crimes Against Humanity in Afrin

.On February 17  Enough is Enough received this powerpoint presentation about the situation in Afrin. Feel free to download, spread or to use it on your info event. Warning: some of the images are graphic and may be disturbing for some of our readers.

You can download this article as a Power Point file hereSubmitted to Enough is Enough.

STOP TURKEY’S CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY IN #AFRIN

BREAK YOUR SILENCE!

The World Cannot Become Numb To The Killing
Of Children By Turkish Regime In Afrin-North Syria

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Turkish forces surround Kurdish enclave in northern Syria – map

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Continue reading Stop Turkey’s Crimes Against Humanity in #Afrin : powerpoint presentation

Afrin: Diary of Turkish Invasion..Detailed SDF Report (8 to 15 February.’18)

update see..   Pro-Assad forces now Help Afrin Revolution against Turkish Terror

The developments of the last week in Afrin  ….  Sat.  Feb. 17, 2018

With the defeat of the IS in Syria and especially after the liberation of Raqqa in October 2017, the Turkish state intensified its threats and attacks against the Democratic Federation of the North of Syria In this context began the Turkish invasion and war against Afrin on January 20, 2018 violating international law and the sovereignty of its neighboring country.

The Turkish army has launched this war in cooperation with jihadist groups from the ranks of the FSA. Many of them are ex members of Al-Qaeda or EI.

(TURKEY HAS  354  LEOPARD TANKS MADE IN GERMANY AND   1690 US MADE TANKS…OVER 2000 IN TOTAL, PLUS A HUGE RANGE OF MODERN NATO EQUIPMENT AND AIR FORCE. IT HAS OVER 500,000 ACTIVE SOLDIERS AND 355,000 RESERVES. Afrin on the other hand has hardly any tanks, volunteer soldiers and no air force THE ENTIRE POPULATION OF AFRIN IS ONLY 200,000 [5]  PLUS ANOTHER 200,000 REFUGEES TAKEN IN FROM THE SYRIAN CIVIL WAR      source Wikipedia)

[1] War and Humanitarian Situation

Since the beginning of the war, those who have suffered the most are Afrin’s civilian population: Kurds, Arabs, Turkmen, Armenians, Ezidis, Alawites, Christians and Muslims. According to hospital staff in Avrin, more than 160 civilians have been killed between January 20, 2018 and February 12, 2018 due to  attacks by the Turkish army and  its associated Jihadist groups of the FSA against the people of Afrin,

Also  480 were injured, including children, women and the elderly.   

Oliver is pictured in the center

(Funeral of British volunteer in the YPG Oliver Hall Oliver Hall, from Portsmouth, was 24 years old.He died on the front d’ar Raqqà (Síria)  when deactivating mines hidden by Islamic State.)

[2. 3. 4]  From 5 to 7 February, the Turkish air forces did not carry out air strikes, although it intensified shelling by artillery. Many schools, centers of democratic self-management such as the Education, Trade and Agriculture Councils, as well as the Heyva Health Center Sister, mosques, cemeteries and hundreds of civil houses have become targets of artillery. Continue reading Afrin: Diary of Turkish Invasion..Detailed SDF Report (8 to 15 February.’18)

Defending Afrin means Defending the Women’s Revolution.

..”Erdogan’s fascism will be stopped”..

Janet Biehl is a revolutionary writer and activist who is publicising and spreading through Europe the feminist ideas of the current Social Revolution in Syria and Turkey and  the key influence of anarchist theorist Murray Bookchin on Ocalan.  .see also…RADICAL CITIES AND SOCIAL REVOLUTION: AN INTERVIEW WITH JANET BIEHL

Source: Near East Destination  by Sara A. de Ceano-Vivas.              The Kurdistan women’s movement in Afrin, Kongra Star, has made a global appeal to all women and feminist groups to stand in solidarity with Afrin’s resistance through actions and protests.

#YPJ ;  UK fighter Kimmie celebrating Victory in #Raqqa. A beautiful day after months of hardship.

In support of the call for women in the city of Tibersipiye, in the canton of Cizire, this morning a non-mixed demonstration took place in the center of the city. Likewise, the European march from Luxburgo to Strasbourg, where more than 200 people from 17 different countries are participating, have expressed their support for the feminist solidarity campaign in their official communiqué.      

A YPJ volunteer helps rescue enslaved women from ISIS at the end of the battle for Manbij.
 “In addition to racist, religious-fundamentalist and sexist oppression, Turkey aims to erase the vestiges of the history of women and the matriarchal and egalitarian culture in our region,” reads the statement, which was read in the capital of Afrin yesterday. the morning.

Turkish Hitler Boasts of killing 712 innocent Kurds

The Turkish state claims the killing of 712 Kurds in ten days

Solidarity urgently requested

via Kurdis Cat, translated from     ypgrojava.orgThe Turkish invading forces in Efrin, Syria, is acting with impunity in the face of the surprising incapacity of the Syrian government and the complicity of the US and Russia. According to the invaders, 712 Kurds of the Yekîneyên Parastinê Gel (Popular Defense Units, YPG) have died. It is estimated that the self-defense militia consists of 8,000 Volunteers in Efrîn. Only yesterday, according to Ankara, his terrorist attacks killed 63 people. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reduces the number to 85 murders by the Erdogan hordes. He has not reported Turkish casualties. Continue reading Turkish Hitler Boasts of killing 712 innocent Kurds

Afrin: Erdogan’s Fascist invasion Stalled in Bloodbath on both sides.

”Updated balance of SDFs of Turkish terrorist attacks with 405 deaths up to Saturday, January 27, 2018.” The SDF detail 308 ‘Turkish and mercenary’ and 97 local deaths so far  ” But Erdogan’s invading forces proudly claim to have murdered nearly 500 local people.      

see also..DefendAfrin: Protests in Support of Afrin Sweep Europe

some of the volunteers from the self defense forces killed by the Turkish invasion

from  Forces Democràtiques Sirianes     The Central Command of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDR) has issued a STATEMENT on the ongoing confrontations with the Turkish army. In the same he reports that in the last seven days 308 Turkish soldiers and mercenaries, including four officers and a leader of the Turkish bands, died. 54 civilians died and 134 were injured by terrorist attacks by the Turkish army. Finally, 43 SDF combatants lost their lives during the fighting.

(note: the SDF does not normally exaggerate. Sputnik also reported the 308 deaths HERE. The SDF is the multi ethnic revolutionary army that defeated ISIS and includes the YPG/J and  Arab, Christian, Yazidi , Turkmen, International Brigade etc.  ) Continue reading Afrin: Erdogan’s Fascist invasion Stalled in Bloodbath on both sides.

Chomsky and Human Rights Activists defend Efrîn (Afrin) from Terrorist Turkey

International academics: “An attack against the peaceful citizens of Efrîn is a flagrant act of aggression against a region and a peaceful and democratically governed population”
 Saturday, January 20, 2018


We, the undersigned academics and human rights activists, demand that the leaders of Russia, Iran and the United States ensure that Turkey does not break the sovereignty of the Syrian borders and that the people of Efrîn in Syria can live in peace.

In Efrîn, the mostly Kurdish population, is one of the most stable and secure regions in Syria. With very little international help, Efrîn has hosted so many Syrian refugees in the last five years that its population has doubled to 400,000. Efrîn is now surrounded by enemies: jihadist groups backed by Turkey, al-Qaeda and Turkey itself.

 

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened to attack the  YPG Kurds or the Popular Protection Units, with which the United States has allied themselves against IS.

Turkey accuses YPG of being “terrorists” despite the long history of YPG of creating democratic local government councils in each of the peoples that have freed from IS and its repeated statements that are not interested in Turkey and that they want to function only as the defense of the Syrian Kurds and other ethnic groups living in the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria (DFNS), also known as “Rojava”, which includes Efrîn. Continue reading Chomsky and Human Rights Activists defend Efrîn (Afrin) from Terrorist Turkey

ROJAVA: A Utopia in the Heart of Syria’s Chaos

 
   from KDN  with thanksWhile battling the Islamic state, Kurds and other ethnic groups in Northern Syria are trying to install a political project. They call it the “Democratic Federation of Northern Syria”.

This project is at opposite to the religious project of part of the Syrian opposition, but also to the Arab nationalist project of the Syrian government. And it’s also opposed to an independent Kurdistan.”

We don’t want a Kurdistan for Kurds, but a democratic federation for everybody,” they say. From Qamishli to Kobane, from Membij to Raqqa, this story describes the difficult implementation of a new political experience in Syria, despite the obstacles of a the war and a suffocating embargo.

A written version of this report can be found in the September 2017 issue of Le Monde Diplomatique: “Une utopie au coeur du chaos Syrian” and “Experiment in self-rule in Rojava” in their English-language version (partly reproduced  here below). a film made by Chris Den Hond and Mireille Court Duration: 45 min. Filmed in July 2017



Below is the first part of the script  for the above video from the English version of Le Monde Diplomatique

Experiment in self-rule in Rojava

Autonomous enclave amid violence of Syrian conflict. Continue reading ROJAVA: A Utopia in the Heart of Syria’s Chaos