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greece / turkey / cyprus / miscellaneous / opinion / analysis Friday October 18, 2019 04:16 byZaher Baher

The invasion of Rojava by the state of Turkey is brutal, barbaric and have no justification. This article explains how and why Rojava arrived to this destination.
What may happen later and whether the war can be stopped or not.

Rojava; between genocide and compromise
By: Zaher Baher
16/10/2019
Rojava is going through a very difficult time; its future is not clear at the moment. However what is clear is that there will either be genocide or compromise.
What is currently going on in Rojava has been caused by the very complicated background to its struggle going back to the defence of Kobane by the heroic fighters of the YPG/J, and then the intervention of the United States (US).
I always believed that the US became involved in Rojava because they knew that Kobane could not be defeated and there was no other way to defeat Rojava’s experiment other than by getting involved and controlling the situation in order to achieve its goal and strategy.
The absence of strong international support and solidarity from leftists, unionists, communists, socialists and anarchists, as well as the absence of uprisings in neighbouring countries in the region, has led to the present situation in Rojava.
In my opinion the US planned deliberately and meticulously to get involved in Rojava to meet its aims. This was done with the help of Turkey, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and probably the Kurdistan Regional Government, the KRG. For the US and its allies, it should not have been a successful experiment in such a place in a troubled region, very rich with oil and gas reserves. The experiment in Rojava tried to build democratic confederalism, based on democratic self- administration, gender equality, social ecology, and harmonious living, making religion a personal rather than a political issue, as it should be. This was impossible for the US and its allies to accept.
The conspiracy against Rojava started from there. The plan was not easy, but the US knew the steps that were necessary to carry this out. The first step was for the US to get closer to the Democratic Union Party, the PYD, not because it was very powerful, but because they were a very disciplined and well trained force, like the YPG/J. Later on, these forces formed a bigger body under the name of the Syrian Democratic Forces, the SDF. The US knew how to get these voluntary forces, built to defend their community, to change to an offensive force to serve US purposes. This could only happen with the cooperation of the PYD, so this was the second step for the US. Later we saw how the US and PYD managed to use the SDF wherever they wanted, changing them from a defensive force to an offensive one. The YPG/J developed with the SDF and grew from 7,000 fighters, to over 70,000. Maintaining a sizeable force like the SDF required food, clothing and other essentials plus whatever was required to fight ISIS. Now the third step was completed. In the end, the SDF became completely dependent on the US when fighting ISIS. In addition to this, the intention of the PYD and their main strategy focused on fighting ISIS, rather than rebuilding Rojava economically, culturally, educationally and socially. The US alliance with the Kurdish in Rojava infuriated President Erdogan and his administration. The close relationship of the PYD with the US isolated Kurds and its forces from Russia. At the same time, Rojava received less international support and solidarity. So now the plan was completed and the US had almost achieved what it wanted.
All of this shifted the process of Rojava’s movement towards the interests of the US rather than in the interests of Rojava itself. In the meantime, the PYD was unaware, or simply ignored the reality, that their survival was closely connected to the survival of ISIS. Once ISIS had been completely dealt with, then Rojava would not be able to survive, especially when there was not enough international solidarity or uprisings happening in neighbouring countries.
While the PYD became increasingly powerful, the self-ruling administration, the Democratic Movement of Society (the Tev-Dem) became weak and lost their balance and power. As a result, the PYD, a powerful, hierarchical organisation, failed to consult the people of Rojava when making important decisions. Although the PYD was powerful, its unconditional alliance with the US collapsed last week and Rojava came under brutal attack by the Turkish state.
The above reasons were crucial in placing Rojava in its current situation. However, the main reason was an internal one; the incorrect policies of the PYD. When I look at people’s experiences in the region in general and the Kurdish people in particular, I see that a nation will fail if it is commanded by a political party.
Rojava is now facing either genocide by the Turkish state or compromise with the Assad regime. While none of the countries involved helped Rojava and with the war still ongoing, Rojava must look for a solution. If the US and other countries cannot stop Turkey right now, it will be too late and will lead to a disaster. In that scenario, Rojava is faced with two choices; genocide or compromise. In my opinion, choosing compromise with Assad's regime to save lives and the prevention of more destruction in Rojava is a logical choice. The PYD’s compromise with the Syrian regime through Russia will change the direction of the war. We should also expect that while the PYD is negotiating with Assad from a weakened position, it cannot get what it wants and any talk of building democratic confederalism and an ecological society built on cooperatives and communes remains a dream.
Having said that, the current tactic is still better as it may prevent war between Turkey and Syria, because the US, Russia and others do not want the war to continue. If it does, there may be strikes, demonstrations and protests in Turkey and this could lead to the end of Erdogan’s power.
Alas, in 1974*, the Kurdish Democratic Party, the KDP, did not use the same tactic of compromise with the Iraqi regime in order to prevent the renewal of war between the KDP and Iraqi regime, causing hundreds of thousands of deaths. It would also have been wonderful if the Kurdistan Patriotic Union, the PUK, had not restarted the military struggle against the regime in 1976. That struggle caused so many deaths following the Anfal operation** against the Kurdish in Iraq and the launching of chemical weapons on the town of Helabija by the regime. So, saving the nation is far more important and entirely logical rather than saving the party, its dignity and its interests.
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*The Kurdish movement started on 11/09/1961. There was a peaceful period between 1970 and 1974 after negotiations between the KDP and the regime at the time. But, in March 1974, after the dispute between KDP and the regime over the city of Kirkuk, the KDP went back to the mountains to fight the regime. This movement was supported by the former Iranian Regime. Once the Iranian regime made a pact with the Iraqi regime on 06/03/1975, it cut off all support for the KDP so that the Kurdish movement collapsed within 24 hours.
** Operation Anfal, or simply Anfal, was a genocidal campaign against the Kurdish people in northern Iraq, led by the Ba’athist Iraqi President, Saddam Hussein and headed by Ali Hassan al-Majid, in the final stage of the Iran-Iraq war. The campaign happened in 1988 and lead to the disappearance of 180 thousand people.

grèce / turquie / chypre / impérialisme / guerre / nouvelles Monday October 14, 2019 21:36 byDevrimci Anarşist Faaliyet

L’état turc pénètre à nouveau sur un territoire qu’il occupe déjà en partie, avec l’excuse de le faire pour « protéger sa propre intégrité territoriale ». Les dirigeants de l’état n’ont pas eu honte de parler de paix, ils n’ont pas eu honte d’appeler paix cette guerre qu’ils mènent pour leurs propres intérêts. Dans l’opération militaire appelée « source de paix », des avions ont immédiatement effectué des bombardements massifs, qui ont aussi affecté les populations civiles. Toutes ces opérations ont commencé au vu et au su des etats et de l’opinion publique internationale qui prétendent « condamner » l’état turc.

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L’État turc démarre une nouvelle guerre avec ses vieilles recettes politiques pleines d’hostilité, avec ses tanks, ses canons, ses avions de combats et autres va-t’en-guerres. Sur la terre où nous vivons, le Parlement qui n’a presque jamais fonctionné depuis les changements appelés « Système de Gouvernement Présidentiel » a immédiatement approuvé la guerre. Les mains se sont levées pour la guerre. Ceux qui disaient « Erdogan mène 80 millions de personnes au désastre » dès qu’ils le pouvaient, n’ont cette fois pas hésité à soutenir la guerre.

A peine 10 ans ont passé depuis le début de la guerre, et cela a suffi pour que de nombreux Etats se fassent une place en Syrie. L’État turc, comme de nombreux autres, continue d’agir comme s’il n’avait joué aucun rôle dans le déclenchement et la propagation de cette guerre.

Avec cette nouvelle décision, l’État turc pénètre à nouveau sur un territoire qu’il occupe déjà en partie, avec l’excuse de le faire pour « protéger sa propre intégrité territoriale ». Les dirigeants de l’État n’ont pas eu honte de parler de paix, ils n’ont pas eu honte d’appeler paix cette guerre qu’ils mènent pour leurs propres intérêts. Dans l’opération militaire appelée « Source de Paix », des avions ont immédiatement effectué des bombardements massifs, qui ont aussi affecté les populations civiles. Toutes ces opérations ont commencé au vu et au su des États et de l’opinion publique internationale qui prétendent « condamner » l’État turc.

Tandis que les États-Unis retiraient leurs troupes, ils déclaraient que cette guerre interminable « prenait fin pour eux » et ajoutaient que c’était désormais à l’État turc d’accepter les hordes de l’État Islamique que l’Europe ne veut pas reprendre.

L’État qui a observé et à tracer la voie pour le massacre de nos camarades, de nos proches et de nos amis sur la terre où nous vivons, doit maintenant assumer la surveillance sur ce qui reste de l’État Islamique. Cette guerre qui commence un jour avant l’anniversaire de l’un des plus grands massacres survenus sur ces terres, celui du 10 octobre qui a tué plus de 100 des nôtres qui se réunissaient pour la paix, cette guerre présage encore de nouveaux massacres.

Les médias contrôlés par l’État soutiennent activement cette politique de guerre. Il n’y a pas longtemps de cela, les médias, dans leur rhétorique anti-migrants, demandaient aux Syrien-ne-s « ce qu’ils et elles venaient faire sur la terre que nous habitons » mais n’ont jamais demandé ce que les soldats de l’État turc allaient chercher sur la terre habitée par les Syrien-ne-s. Les médias qui sont censées « présenter les faits au public » continuent les discours va-t’en-guerre et ignorent les massacres. Les médias, qui ne sont pas capables de produire une autre « information » que la légitimation de la politique de guerre de l’État turc, continuent à mentir avec leur rhétorique héroïque.

Toutes les guerres menées par des puissances pour leurs propres intérêts sont des massacres. Toute guerre appuyées par des politiques nationalistes et militaristes est un massacre. Toute balle, toute bombe qui vise les peuples opprimés, vise en réalité la liberté.

Toute guerre qui vise la liberté est condamnée à perdre.
Ils ne peuvent ni gagner cette guerre ni justifier les massacres qu’ils s’apprêtent à faire.
Tout État qui combat les peuples perdra !

Action Révolutionnaire Anarchiste – État Turc (Devrimci Anarşist Faaliyet)

Traduction (depuis l’anglais) : Commission Internationale de l’UCL

Χρειάζεται όμως να ανοίξει άμεσα η συζήτηση για μια οργάνωση μας ως εργάτες και εργάτριες σε κάθε χώρο εργασίας, σε κάθε κλάδο, σε κάθε γειτονιά η οποία έξω από και ενάντια σε ΓΣΕΕ και ΑΔΕΔΥ θα βάλει τις βάσεις για ένα εργατικό κίνημα πραγματικά αυτοοργανωμένο, ταξικό και μαχητικό που οργανωμένο σε μια ανεξάρτητη από κράτος, κεφάλαιο και μαφίες Επαναστατική Συνομοσπονδία Εργασίας θα είναι σε θέση να βάλει μπροστά και πάλι τα εργατικά συμφέροντα!

ΑΥΞΗΣΕΙΣ ΣΤΟΥΣ ΜΙΣΘΟΥΣ ΞΕΦΤΙΛΕΣ ΕΡΓΟΔΟΤΕΣ, ΣΤΗΝ ΕΘΝΙΚΗ ΑΝΑΠΤΥΞΗ ΕΙΜΑΣΤΕ ΠΡΟΔΟΤ(Ρ)ΕΣ!

Το νέο αναπτυξιακό νομοσχέδιο που φέρνει η κυβέρνηση σε πλήρη συνεργασία με τις εργοδοτικές οργανώσεις αποτελεί μια ξεκάθαρη επίθεση στα συμφέροντα των εργατών, τους μισθούς και στα συνδικαλιστικά δικαιώματα.

Νομιμοποιείται η παράκαμψη των συλλογικών συμβάσεων για επιχειρήσεις που “αντιμετωπίζουν σοβαρό οικονομικό πρόβλημα”, επιχειρήσεις της κοινωνικής οικονομίας και εταιρείες μη κερδοσκοπικού χαρακτήρα.

Επεκτείνονται οι ελαστικές εργασιακές σχέσεις,γίνεται νόμιμη η υπερωρία στη μερική απασχόληση και θεσπίζεται συνυπευθυνότητα του εργαζόμενου σε περιπτώσεις που το αφεντικό του δεν καταβάλει τις εργοδοτικές εισφορές στα ασφαλιστικά ταμεία!

Θεσμοθετείται το ηλεκτρονικό φακέλωμα όλων των συνδικαλισμένων εργατών με τη δημιουργία ηλεκτρονικού μητρώου συνδικάτων που θα υπάγεται στο υπουργείο εργασίας.

Τέλος καθιερώνεται η ηλεκτρονική ψηφοφορία ως τρόπος λήψης αποφάσεων για τις απεργίες γεγονός που καταργεί τη ζωντανή ανταλλαγή απόψεων και τη διαπροσωπική επαφή μεταξύ συναδέλφων που μπορεί να χτίσει ένα κλίμα ταξικής αλληλεγγύης και ενότητας μεταξύ των εργαζομένων σε μια επιχείρηση ή ένα κλάδο.

Απέναντι σε αυτά οι μονοήμερες “απεργίες” της ΓΣΕΕ δεν μπορούν σε καμιά περίπτωση να αποτελέσουν πραγματική απάντηση με προοπτική να μπλοκάρουν τα αντεργατικά μέτρα. Η ΓΣΕΕ δεν είναι απλά αποκομμένη από τις ανάγκες και τα συμφέροντα της εργατικής βάσης είναι ξεκάθαρα εχθρική ως προς αυτά. Αποτελεί το μακρύ χέρι του κράτους και των αφεντικών μέσα στο εργατικό κίνημα. Οι ανοργάνωτες εθιμοτυπικές μονοήμερες απεργίες που καλεί από τα πάνω κάθε χρόνο δεν έχουν καμιά προοπτική κλιμάκωσης και εντάσσονται σε μια λογική κοινωνικής συνεργασίας με τους εργοδότες για το “καλό της χώρας” δηλαδή της αστικής τάξης.

Δυστυχώς οι ταξικοί συσχετισμοί μέσα στο εργατικό κίνημα δεν επιτρέπουν την οργάνωση πραγματικών και από τα κάτω απεργιών ικανών να βάλουν μπροστά τα εργατικά συμφέροντα αυτή τη στιγμή. Όσοι εργαζόμενοι λοιπόν μπορούν είναι καλό να χρησιμοποιούν τη νομική κάλυψη των απεργιών των ΓΣΕΕ-ΑΔΕΔΥ για να διεκδικήσουν τα δίκαια αιτήματα τους στους κλάδους τους.

Χρειάζεται όμως να ανοίξει άμεσα η συζήτηση για μια οργάνωση μας ως εργάτες και εργάτριες σε κάθε χώρο εργασίας, σε κάθε κλάδο, σε κάθε γειτονιά η οποία έξω από και ενάντια σε ΓΣΕΕ και ΑΔΕΔΥ θα βάλει τις βάσεις για ένα εργατικό κίνημα πραγματικά αυτοοργανωμένο, ταξικό και μαχητικό που οργανωμένο σε μια ανεξάρτητη από κράτος, κεφάλαιο και μαφίες Επαναστατική Συνομοσπονδία Εργασίας θα είναι σε θέση να βάλει μπροστά και πάλι τα εργατικά συμφέροντα!

Ελευθεριακή Συνδικαλιστική Ένωση Αθήνας

greece / turkey / cyprus / imperialism / war / press release Friday October 11, 2019 05:08 byDevrimci Anarşist Faaliyet

The Turkish State decided to re-enter a territory that it already partly occupies, with the excuse of “protecting its own territorial integrity” . The heads of the state were not ashamed to talk about peace, nor they were ashamed to name the war that they lead for their own interests, as peace. In the war operation called “Peace Spring” warplanes, especially non-discriminating air strikes were put into operation immediately. All of this has started to take place before the eyes of the states and public opinion allegedly “condemning” the Turkish State.

Read also : Solidarity With People In Rojava, Denouncing Turkish State And United States Allies - Kurdish-speaking Anarchist Forum (KAF)

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The state of Turkey pursues a new war with its old policies filled with hostility, its tanks, cannons, fighter jets and warmongers. In the lands we live, the parliament which was almost never worked after the changes called “Presidential Government System” convened immediately with the war on their agenda. Hands in the parliament were up for the war. The ones who expressed “Erdogan leads 80 million people to the disaster” in every opportunity, did not hesitate to support the war this time.

Not even 10 years have passed since the beginning of the war, in which many states have acquired a place in Syria over time; The State of Turkey, like many other states, continues to act as if it had no role in the starting and the spreading of the war.

With this new decision, the Turkish State decided to re-enter the territory that it already partly occupies, with the excuse of “protecting its own territorial integrity” . The heads of the state were not ashamed to talk about peace, nor they were ashamed to name the war that they lead for their own interests, as peace. In the war operation called “Peace Spring” warplanes, especially non-discriminating air strikes were put into operation immediately. All of this has started to take place before the eyes of the states and public opinion allegedly “condemning” the Turkish State.

While the US withdraws its troops, it declares that the endless war “ends for them” and adds that the Turkish State has to accept the ISIS mobs, which Europe does not accept to take back.

The state that watched and paved the way to the massacres of our comrades, siblings and friends in the land we live, now is to undertake the guardianship of ISIS. Starting one day before the anniversary of one of the biggest massacres that took place in these lands, the October 10 Massacre which killed more than 100 of our people meeting for peace, this war foreshadows new massacres.

The media controlled by the state are all in support of this policy of war. Not long ago, the media in their anti-immigrant rhetoric were asking the Syrians “what they are doing in the land we live in” but never ask what the soldiers of the Turkish state are looking for in the land inhabited by Syrians. The media whose duty is supposedly to "deliver the facts to the public", continues to make warmongering and ignore the massacres. The media, which cannot make any “news” other than the legitimization the Turkish State's policy of war, continues its lies with its heroic rhetoric.

All wars waged by powers for their own interests are massacres. Every war promoted by nationalist and militarist policies is a massacre. Every bullet, every bomb targeting the oppressed peoples, targets freedom.

Every war that targets freedom is condemned to be lost.
Neither they can win this war nor can they justify the massacres they will make.

A state that fights the people will always lose!

Devrimci Anarşist Faaliyet
yunanistan / türkiye / kıbrıs / emperyalizm / savaş / feature Friday October 11, 2019 03:57 byDevrimci Anarşist Faaliyet
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TC Devleti bir kısmını işgal ettiği coğrafyaya, yeni tezkere ile yeniden “kendi toprak bütünlüğünü korumak” bahanesiyle girmeye karar verdi. Devletin başındakiler barıştan bahsetmekten utanmadığı gibi, kendi çıkarları için başlattığı savaşın ismini koyarken de utanmadı. “Barış Pınarı” adı verilen savaş operasyonunda savaş uçakları, hedef gözetmeyen hava saldırıları başta olmak üzere, hemen devreye sokuldu. Bütün bunlar TC Devleti’ni sözde “kınayan” devletlerin ve kamuoyunun gözleri önünde gerçekleştirilmeye başlandı.

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