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mashriq / arabia / iraq / imperialism / war Sunday September 28, 2014 05:13 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 04:07 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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russia / ukraine / belarus / anarchist movement Saturday August 09, 2014 14:26 by Autonomous Action
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The Revolutionary Confederation of Anarcho-Syndicalists - N. I. Makhno (Революционная конфедерация анархо-синдикалистов им. Н. И. Махно), established in Ukraine in 1994, was one of the most famous anarchist organizations which emerged from the former Soviet Union. Platformist in essence, the organization managed to assemble a cohort of vigorous activists who wanted to adopt a strategic and responsible approach to the question of achieving a libertarian society.

The RKAS survived many troubles, it was involved in the miners' strike and had several long-tem projects, but it was not without its internal squabbles and splits. Over the past year, however, the organization has been heard from less and less. To find out what had happened to the RKAS, and also hear their opinion on the current events in Ukraine, our Russia-based comrades of Autonomous Action interviewed a comrade from the RKAS, Samurai.

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mashriq / arabia / iraq / imperialism / war Tuesday July 22, 2014 17:28 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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international / the left Thursday July 10, 2014 15:28 by Wayne Price
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The leader of the International Marxist Tendency has written an attack on anarchism from his Trotskyist perspective. He makes some correct criticisms of some versions of anarchism, in relation to those who reject revolution or political organization. But he attempts to defend the idea of a "workers' state" by limited quotes from Lenin and by mistating the history of the Russian Revolution.

Why should anarchists read about a Trotskyist attack on anarchism? For that matter, why should anyone learn about a point of view with which they know they disagree? There are at least two reasons. First, we anarchists will have to work with Trotskyists, discuss with them, debate with them. They are all over movements of opposition! We should know what they think. We may have to argue with them in front of other people who are deciding between Trotskyism and anarchism. We may discuss with Trotskyists who might be open to changing their minds...

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rojava_1.png imageInternational Libertarian-Socialist Statement in Solidarity with the Kurdish Resistance Oct 19 05:36 by Anarchist Organisations and Militants 0 comments

textRojava: An Anarcho-Syndicalist Perspective Oct 19 05:30 by KB 0 comments

textBrief report from the WSM conference in Ireland Oct 16 22:04 by Andrew 0 comments

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curdistao_1.jpg imageSolidarity with the Kurdish women's and popular resistance Oct 15 18:18 by Federação Anarquista do Rio de Janeiro 0 comments

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textPalestine Israel, The joint struggle already eleven years old and continue* Oct 13 05:15 by Ilan S. 0 comments

rojava.png imageWhy is the world ignoring the revolutionary Kurds in Syria? Oct 12 03:56 by David Graeber 0 comments

daf_in_koban_10.jpg imageRevolution will win in Kobanê! Oct 09 15:41 by DAF 0 comments

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Baluchi elder at the farm in Dasht. Balochistan 2014 imageBalochistan on the brink Oct 08 12:55 by Joshua Virasami 0 comments

frenchprotest.jpg imageLessons of the "60s" for Anarchists in the New Radicalization Oct 06 09:16 by Wayne Price 0 comments

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rojava1.jpg imageA ‘Revolution’ under Attack – the Alternative in midst the War in Syria Oct 04 08:32 by Ulrike Flader 0 comments

textPalestine-Israel,The joint struggle and the vicious Israeli transfer efforts Oct 01 05:28 by Ilan S. 0 comments

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ISIS Fleet imageISIS, Iraq and the War on Terror Sep 28 15:13 by Joshua Virasami 0 comments

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turkey4707.jpg imageIn the Rubble of US Imperialism Sep 28 05:13 by Shawn Hattingh 0 comments

daf_in_kobane_3.jpg imageTurkish anarchists in Syria to support Kurdish people Sep 27 15:37 by Workers Solidarity Movement 5 comments

daf_in_kobane.jpg imageIn Shingal, Kobane and all Rojava, ISIS is Dehak and the people are Kawa Sep 26 20:35 by Devrimci Anarşist Faaliyet 0 comments

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