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mashriq / arabia / iraq / community struggles Friday February 27, 2015 13:34 by Ilan Shalif
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The weekly Friday demonstration in Bil'in

The villagers of the Palestinian vilage of Bil'in have been struggling now for 10 years against the construction of the separation barrier and consequent expropriation of their lands. This struggle has been a non-violent one, carried out together with Jewish activists from Israel and international activists and has inspired dozens of other similar struggles in villages throughout the West Bank. Here, Israeli anarchist Ilan Shalif explains the significance of Bil'in and recounts his experiences there.

The struggle in Bil'in is only one part of the fabric of struggle of more than 120 years between the indigenous people of Palestine and the Zionist settler colonialist and transfer project. The struggle in Bil'in is also the culmination of the joint popular struggle of Palestinians and young Jewish community members who "betray" their local Jewish community, which is harnessed to the Zionist project of settlement building and transfer. As partners second in importance only to the local activists, between us we have forged an unusual alliance, one that has hardly ever been seen during the half millennium of struggle between European colonialism and the other inhabitants of the world.

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mashriq / arabia / iraq / imperialism / war Saturday November 01, 2014 21:37 by Anarkismo Editors Group
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REVOLUTIONARY SOLIDARITY WITH THE PEOPLES' STRUGGLE

This text is a response to the article Rojava: An Anarcho-Syndicalist Perspective by K. B., recently published on the Ideas and Action website of the North America-based Workers Solidarity Alliance (WSA). In the article, there is an attack on the Rojava revolution in the Middle East, an event in which the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) has played a key role.

This response is not published in bad faith or with ill intentions towards the writer or their organisation but, rather, in order to clarify and share our thinking regards the question of anarchist support both for national liberation movements and what is, for us, a very important and inspiring struggle playing out in the Middle East. The aim is to have a frank, and comradely, debate that takes us all forward.

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Rojava: An Anarcho-Syndicalist Perspective, K.B.

mashriq / arabia / iraq / imperialism / war Sunday September 28, 2014 06:13 by Shawn Hattingh
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The mainstream news is filled with stories about the horrors committed by the Islamic State (IS) in Syria and Iraq, and how the US ruling class and their state want to stop this for humanitarian reasons. But what has not been widely covered in the corporate media is why the IS came to exist; the real reasons for the US state’s new round of intervention in the Middle East; and how the US wants to isolate and likely destroy the only two forces that have been effective in fighting the IS: the Kurdish Workers’ Party (PKK) and the People’s Protection Units (YPG).

This article highlights how the US state created the conditions in the Middle East in which a right-wing reactionary force like the Islamic State (formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham) could emerge. Along with this – and central to the article – it discusses how the US state is refusing to back the only two effective forces that are fighting the Islamic State: the Kurdish Workers’ Party and the People’s Protection Units. Indeed, this article is also written to express solidarity with the People’s Protection Units that are currently fighting a key battle against the Islamic State to hold onto the city of Kobani in Syria.

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mashriq / arabia / iraq / community struggles Monday September 01, 2014 05:07 by Zaher Baher
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Public Tev-Dem meeting in Qamishli to discuss attacks by al-Nusra

What you read below is the experience of my visit, for a couple of weeks in May this year, 2014, to North East of Syria or Syrian Kurdistan (West of Kurdistan) with a close friend of mine. Throughout the visit we had the total freedom and opportunity to see and speak to whoever we wanted to. This includes women, men, youth, and the political parties.

There are over 20 parties from Kurdish to Christian, of which some are in the Democratic Self Administration (DSA) or Democratic Self Management (DSM) of the region of Al Jazera. Al Jazera is one of three regions, (cantons) of West Kurdistan. We also met the Kurdish and Christian political parties who are not in the DSA or DSM. In addition, we met the top people from the Democratic Self Administration (DSM), members of the different committees, local groups and communes as well as businesspeople, shopkeepers, workers, people in the market and people who were just walking in the street.

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mashriq / arabia / iraq / imperialism / war Tuesday July 22, 2014 18:28 by Ilan Shalif
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Operation "Protective Edge". Its Hebrew name translates as "Mighty Cliff"

The main confrontation between the Israeli ruling capitalist elite and the Palestinian working people which have continued forcefully over the last few weeks forms part of ongoing efforts by Israel to transfer them out of Palestine, or at least pressure them into voluntary transfer.

The reason for the eruption of the intense confrontation of recent weeks is the recent intensification of international pressure exerted on Israel to withdraw from the territories occupied in the 1967 war. Most of its efforts are to relieve this pressure, and to overcome the contribution of the recent agreement between the West Bank (partly) ruling elite and the Hamas ruling elite of the Gaza Strip.

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Rojava: Mensaje urgente de un compañero anarquista en Afrin

Rojava: Mensaje urgente de un compañero anarquista en Afrin

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105260.jpg imageAfrin and the Policies of the Democratic Union Party Apr 04 07:47 by Zaher Baher 0 comments

images.jpeg imageΑλληλεγγύη στο Α`... Mar 21 18:36 by Πυρήνας Αναρχικών Κομμουνιστών Καλαμπάκας 0 comments

a795c05aeb3535e2389f0ffc7b2de995.jpg imageΠορεία αλληλεγγύ... Mar 17 08:22 by Ελευθεριακή Πρωτοβουλία Θεσσαλονίκης 0 comments

pa31112863.jpg imageGeopolítica del pueblo kurdo y el caso de Rojava Feb 01 22:15 by Ercan Ayboga 0 comments

turkeyinvadesafrin_jan2018_1.jpg imageSolidarity for Afrin and Rojava against the Turkey State Jan 30 23:58 by KAF 1 comments

javierderiba_rojavasmall.jpg imageA call for solidarity: defend Afrin — defend humanity! Jan 29 06:41 by Dilar Dirik 0 comments

pa31112863.jpg imageThe geopolitics of the Kurds and the case of Rojava Jan 29 06:38 by Ercan Ayboga 0 comments

df0c1da5b22e4a8fbe74d256ebb68e2a_3.jpg imageAfrin: la guerra degli Stati verrà sconfitta dalla guerra popolare Jan 28 17:41 by Devrimci Anarşist Faaliyet 0 comments

df0c1da5b22e4a8fbe74d256ebb68e2a_2.jpg imageLes États en guerre contre les peuples subiront la défaite Jan 25 20:52 by DAF 0 comments

df0c1da5b22e4a8fbe74d256ebb68e2a_1.jpg imageLos estados en guerra contra el pueblo perderán Jan 24 09:42 by Devrimci Anarşist Faaliyet 0 comments

sk_2.jpg imageRojava: Mensaje urgente de un compañero anarquista en Afrin Jan 24 09:38 by Insurrection News 0 comments

df0c1da5b22e4a8fbe74d256ebb68e2a.jpg imageStates at War with Peoples will Lose Jan 24 09:23 by Devrimci Anarşist Faaliyet 0 comments

56748b89160000d400eb9479.jpeg imageSans nationalités ni frontières, s’éveille un Kurdistan libertaire Jan 04 09:11 by Pierre Bance 0 comments

4925a244a538b3717d7b9d2e0f8ccb8b.jpg imageΕνάντια στην ισρ^... Dec 21 20:33 by Ελευθεριακή Πρωτοβουλία Θεσσαλονίκης 0 comments

jeursalim_280915.png imageReconnaissance par Trump de Jérusalem comme capitale d'Israël : de l'huile sur le feu qui ... Dec 20 02:54 by Commission Internationale 0 comments

anarkistan.jpeg imageNo to State, No to war. Yes for self-administration and the Social revolution Oct 18 05:46 by KAF 0 comments

textPalestine-Israel, The Israeli army returned to the joint struggle after its failure to put... Aug 24 18:29 by Ilan S. 0 comments

513b8frmipl.jpg image[Book Review] Revolution in Rojava: Democratic Autonomy and Women’s Liberation in Syrian K... May 08 07:12 by José Antonio Gutiérrez D. 0 comments

textPalestine-Israel - One apartheid state nearing 50th birthday and the tension rise* May 06 17:00 by Ilan S. 1 comments

textA "Zionist left" and a real left - two parallel lines that will never meet. Apr 30 14:32 by Ilan S. 0 comments

gal_14771_1.jpg imageAttacco aereo turco sui Curdi Yezîdî e sui villaggi in Rojava Apr 27 18:26 by KNK 0 comments

gal_14771.jpg imageThe Turkish army is attacking Yezîdî Kurds and Rojava villages Apr 25 20:09 by KNK 1 comments

df0c1da5b22e4a8fbe74d256ebb68e2a.jpg imageRojava: el Kurdistán autónomo en Siria Mar 29 01:41 by Alejandro Azadî 0 comments

1.jpg imageΑλληλεγγύη στον ]... Mar 17 17:21 by Συνέλευση αναρχικών και μεταναστών 0 comments

poreiaaa.jpg imageΕνάντια στους πο_... Mar 15 17:51 by Συνέλευση αναρχικών και μεταναστών 0 comments

Erdogan citó a la Alemania de Hitler como un ejempo de gobernabilidad eficiente (The Guardian, 1 de enero, 2016) imageErdogan: un discípulo fascista Mar 02 00:45 by Alejandro Azadî 0 comments

unnamed_1.jpg imageLa nación democrática: sociedad multiétnica en Rojava Feb 22 10:52 by Alejandro Azadî 0 comments

textPalestine-Israel, Celebrating a 12 years of persistent struggle in Bil'in and a small vict... Feb 18 15:32 by Ilan S. 1 comments

6a.jpg imageEnseñanzas kurdas: biji Serok Apo Feb 15 13:40 by Alejandro Azadî 0 comments

pjak_1.jpg image38 anni di rivoluzione in Iran non hanno cambiato lo status politico del popolo curdo Feb 14 16:39 by Alejandro Azadi 1 comments

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