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western asia / indigenous struggles Wednesday March 20, 2019 - 19:25 by Shawn Hattingh   image 1 image
For the past few years, most people would have come across news stories of how Kurdish fighters in Syria, especially women, have been crucial in battling the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. Very few, however, would be aware that in the north and eastern parts of Syria these same Kurdish fighters are part of a revolution as progressive, profound and potentially as far-reaching as any in history. In the north and eastern parts of Syria, an attempt to create an alternative system to hierarchical states, capitalism and patriarchy is underway and should it fully succeed it holds the potential to inspire the struggle for a better, more egalitarian Middle East, Africa, South Africa and indeed world. As in any revolution it has had its successes and shortcomings, but it is already an experiment worth reflecting on as it shows a far different world could be built to the extremely unequal and increasingly right-wing and authoritarian one that exists today. ... read full story / add a comment
A YPG unit outside of Derek, Rojava (Courtesy Rozh Ahmad/MRZine)
western asia / imperialism / war Monday February 16, 2015 - 00:56 by Javier Sethness Castro   image 1 image
The devastating civil war that has followed the popular uprising in Syria which began in March 2011 has to an extent drowned out the legitimate grievances of the civil-protest movement against Assad and Ba'athism. This war has been greatly inflamed by support by the U.S. and Israel along with the reactionary Gulf monarchies for anti-Assad rebels on the one hand, and aid provided to the regime by Iran and Russia on the other. In addition, clearly, this geopolitical dynamic has driven the rise of ISIS/Islamic State, and it informs the new war being waged by the NATO-Arab monarch “coalition.” In contrast to the neoliberal authoritarianism of Assad and the reactionary fanaticism of ISIS and associated rebel-groupings, though, the Kurds of northeastern Syria (Rojava) are working to institute a more or less anti-authoritarian society. Hope may be found in this social model, as in the direct action of the uprising. ... read full story / add a comment
Baluchi elder at the farm in Dasht. Balochistan 2014
western asia / imperialism / war Wednesday October 08, 2014 - 13:55 by Joshua Virasami   image 1 image
“Come here, listen to this”, Ali slowly leafed through the pages of the local newspaper, “look, you see this small paragraph? This is an account from a fighter in the villages.” I asked him if he could translate. “Today we lost several fighters but we killed three Pakistani soldiers and shot down their helicopter”. I asked him whether he had visited the fighters in the Bolan Pass. “Yes, I’ve been there in my role as a government official but also as a Baloch, I negotiated with them on the release of a hostage, but I respect their fight”... ... read full story / add a comment
Manifestación contra los bombardeos del Ejército turco en el Kurdistán
asia occidental / imperialismo / guerra Sunday October 16, 2011 - 08:10 by Manu García   image 1 image
Artículo publicado en el nº4 de "La Rosa dels Vents", revista catalana sobre anarquismo y cuestión nacional ... read full story / add a comment
Manifestació contra els bombardejos de l'Exèrcit turc sobre el Kurdistan
àsia occidental / imperialisme / guerra Sunday October 16, 2011 - 00:29 by Manu García   image 1 image
Article publicat al número 4 de "La Rosa dels Vents", revista sobre anarquisme i qüestió nacional ... read full story / add a comment
asia occidentale / imperialismo / guerra Tuesday January 18, 2011 - 00:44 by MACG   image 1 image
E' nell'interesse della classe lavoratrice che l'occupazione imperialista in Afghanistan venga sconfitta. Questo non avverrà ad opera dei Talebani (cosa che, dovesse accadere, creerebbe tuttavia i suoi problemi), ma col ritiro dell'appoggio alla guerra da parte delle classi lavoratrici dei paesi occupanti e con la diffusione di una aperta opposizione alla guerra. [English] ... read full story / add a comment
western asia / imperialism / war Saturday January 15, 2011 - 17:25 by MACG   image 1 image
It is in the interests of the working class for the imperialist occupation of Afghanistan to be defeated. This will not be achieved by the Taliban (and, indeed, would create its own problems if it was), but by the withdrawal of support for the war by the working class of the occupying countries and the spread of open opposition. [Italiano] ... read full story / add a comment
Da sinistra a destra. In piedi: Sandro Gabunia, George (Equipo) Gogel, Varlam Cherkezishvili. Seduti: Straume Archil, Michael (Mihako) Tsereteli. Al centro: Dekanozishvili George. (Fotografo: David Ermakov)
asia occidentale / storia dell'anarchismo Monday September 06, 2010 - 19:21 by RKAS   image 1 image
Il movimento comunista-anarchico in Transcaucasia nel 1904 - articolo da [Castellano] ... read full story / add a comment
De izquierda a derecha. Se destacan: Sandro Gabunia, George (Equipo) Gogel, Varlam Cherkezishvili. Sentado: Straume Archil, Michael (Mihako) Tsereteli. Centro: Dekanozishvili George. (Fotógrafo: David Ermakov)
asia occidental / historia del anarquismo Monday August 16, 2010 - 05:59 by PKAC (RKAS)   image 1 image
El movimiento anarco-comunista en Transcaucasia en 1904 -artículo recibido vía ... read full story / add a comment
asia occidental / imperialismo / guerra Tuesday August 10, 2010 - 02:36 by Noam Chomsky   image 1 image
El lingüista y politólogo libertario Noam Chomsky opina sobre el curso de la guerra imperialista en Afganistán y sus similitudes con la intervención en Vietnam. ... read full story / add a comment
western asia / imperialism / war Sunday March 14, 2010 - 15:50 by Pyotr Afos   image 1 image
This article was published in Avtonom #30 in December 2008. The whole issue is available in PDF format here: This English translation was originally published in Abolishing the Borders from Below #35. ... read full story / add a comment
ásia ocidental / imperialismo / guerra Sunday September 06, 2009 - 19:12 by Manuel Baptista   image 1 image
A barbárie que é promovida no Afeganistão pela NATO - OTAN é apenas um capítulo da transformação da máquina de guerra que foi montada e mantida no período da «guerra-fria» em instrumento de sujeição ao capitalismo totalitário, ao império global, seguindo a doutrina do «consenso de Washington».

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western asia / repression / prisoners Thursday June 18, 2009 - 02:59 by Farah   text 7 comments (last - friday july 03, 2009 - 06:37)   image 1 image
The Iranian government’s campaign to mold ‘model’ Islamic citizens has not only fashioned a profound crisis of loyalty to the religious ‘ideals of the revolution’, it has nurtured action that many have silently prayed for - as the public sphere, the last bastion of the religious elites grip on power, was shot open by their own guns Sunday. ... read full story / add a comment
western asia / workplace struggles Thursday April 30, 2009 - 18:57 by هه‌ژێن
یه‌کی ئایار و چه‌کی چینایه‌تی بۆ گۆڕینی کۆمه‌ڵایه‌تییانه‌ی کۆمه‌ڵگه‌ی چینایه‌تی ... read full story / add a comment
west-azië / imperialisme / oorlog Sunday October 26, 2008 - 16:58 by James O'Brien   image 1 image
Sommige dingen in het leven zijn nogal duidelijk. Een is dat je niet een zwaar bewapende bende die 30 keer zo groot is als jezelf aanvalt.
Dus wat dacht het Georgische leiderschap toen het bevel gaf tot een aanval op Zuid Ossetie? Er kan geen sprake van zijn dat ze dachten dat ze Rusland zouden verslaan. Er zijn tenslotte grenzen aan de menselijke idiotie. ... read full story / add a comment
Common Cause Hamiltan Local on anti-war demonstration
western asia / imperialism / war Thursday December 13, 2007 - 23:03 by Kim C   image 1 image
Afghanistan has been a primary focus of the so called War on Terror since the events of September 11th and as a result, the already fractured society has been pushed even deeper into chaos, destruction and violence ... read full story / add a comment
western asia / imperialism / war Monday February 13, 2006 - 19:56 by Anarcho   text 2 comments (last - thursday february 16, 2006 - 04:58)
The Iraq WMD farce has not stopped Bush and Blair attacking Iran using the same arguments ... read full story / add a comment
asie de l'ouest / genre Saturday November 12, 2005 - 01:36 by Beth Travis
Une camarade du Trouble a passé quelques temps en Asie Centrale et nous avons cru bon de publier ce texte traitant du "bride kidnapping" au Kirghizstan. Ce texte apporte des infos sur une région inconnue de la plupart des occidentaux et dénonce un système capitaliste et patriarcal qui n'est certes pas unique à ce coin du globe. ... read full story / add a comment
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