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

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

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.

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.

Hands Off Afrin: Demos, Support, Appeal, News Updates

Turkish Invasion of Rojava

For the last several years, anarchists, anti-capitalists, and many people on the Left have been supporting the ongoing struggle and evolving movement in Rojava, as an autonomous region in Kurdistan began to take shape, making up parts of Turkey, Syria, and Iraq.

There, both a sea change has taken place in the form of growing support for “Democratic Confederalism,” which embraces many aspect of anarchism, ecology, and feminism, as well as in the fierce resistance by the YPG and the YPJ against ISIS. In the battle against the Islamic State, many anarchists and anti-capitalists have also joined in the struggle and given their lives.

However, after the fall of ISIS in Raqqa, the Turkish state quickly moved to attack the Kurdish forces, and began a campaign of bombing and attacking various cities starting with Afrin.

Does this mean the death of the Rojava Revolution, and with it, a hope of an anti-capitalist and anti-Statist way of life? Will our comrades in the YPG and YPJ, as well as our anarchist sisters and brothers be slaughtered?

How can we act in solidarity with those on the ground? These are hard questions of which we do not have answers, but already people .. are rallying in support of the Kurdish struggle for autonomy and freedom.

Hands off Afrin Solidarity Demonstrations

Friday, Jan 26th, San Francisco, CA

Friday, Jan 26th, Nashville, TN

Friday, Jan 26th, New York City, NY

Saturday, Jan 27th, Los Angeles, CA

Saturday, Jan 27th, Boston, MA

Sunday, Jan 28th, Knoxville, TN

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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

updated..Turkish Terrorist Erdogan orders Bombing of Afrin in new Outrage

updates…

 Turkish invasion against Efrîn already with 7 dead and 17 injured
on Saturday, January 20, 2018
The Turkish terrorist operation began yesterday January 19 with a low profile. Twenty vehicles transported Idlib Islamists to Kilis across Turkish territory.

In Efrîn it has been raining for days, in spite of this, from Azaz and Al Bab 2 columns of Turkish mercenaries attacked the region of Shehba, located between Manbij and Efrîn. The first ran into the defensive lines of Jaish al Thuwar (JaT, Army of the Revolutionaries). The towns of Hezwan and Ziwan were victims of the attacks of the Erdogan hordes. The mercenaries, however, retired defeated by Jaish in the Thuwar, with support from Jabhat al-Akrad, with 4 dead and 5 wounded. Allied forces pursued and attackedTurkish positions in Mare and El Bab.

A second Turkish column attacked the villages of Şexaqi and Tiwes, north-east of Bab. Erdogan’s mercenaries withdrew with two dead and 12 injured.

The artillery attacks on Efrîn continue (and air attacks begin)The Turkish terrorist bombs fell on the civil zones of Rajo, Sherawa, Bilbile and Shiye, in the Kurdish corner, and Herbel, Um El-Hosh and Tel Rifa’at, in the north of Aleppo.

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”
to 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. Continue reading updated..Turkish Terrorist Erdogan orders Bombing of Afrin in new Outrage