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western asia / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Tuesday October 25, 2016 16:38 by Michael Skinner
7 October 2016 marks the fifteenth anniversary of the invasion of Afghanistan. Many Western leaders claimed the invasion, dubbed Operation Enduring Freedom, was a humanitarian intervention to liberate Afghans and especially Afghan women and girls from the brutal Taliban regime. However, the evidence demonstrates the results have been anything but humane or liberating.

The people truly liberated by the invasion and occupation of Afghanistan are the wealthy investors in the military-industrial complex and those betting on successfully extracting Afghan resources and developing the infrastructure of the New Silk Road. read full story / add a comment
western asia / indigenous struggles / news report Saturday May 07, 2016 13:26 by Ilan S.   text 1 comment (last - tuesday may 10, 2016 05:21)
The first years of the joint struggle against the wall had some gains that drew activists to the struggle. However, for years the continuous joint struggle have much more gains, but not on the ground for people to see with their eyes. Gradually both Palestinians and Israeli activists dropped out with not so many to replace them. Still, on the weekly demonstrations the participants - Israelis, internationals, and Palestinians are far from any thought on quitting. We see the changes in the international arena. Taste of it is brought to us by the international activists who keep coming. If the weekly demos reminded activists the activity of Sisyphus of rolling a heavy rock uphill to the summit just to have it down again, it is clear to any one who see the whole picture that the rolling of the rock uphill again and again is decimating the hill and may be we are not so far from the last rolling of the rock up the hill. read full story / add a comment
western asia / indigenous struggles / news report Saturday April 02, 2016 18:13 by Ilan S.
Last Friday (1.4) lot of anarchist flags again in Bil'in challenging the new efforts to put end to the Friday demos in the village. The long range tear gas cannisters prevent any interaction with the Israeli soldiers and stoped the demonstrators from exiting the village - like in the demonstrations in Bil'in eleven years ago before the intense efforts to put end to the demonstrations was replace with the contention of them; and like in the other locations - Ni'ilin, Nebi Saleh, and Qaddum where the efforts to put end to the demonstrations intensify. (So are with out the success the intense efforts to strangle the south of Hebron hills activities with other means.) People with keen ears can already hear the beginning of the countdown towards the end of the imperial settler colonial project in the East of the Mediterranean sea. May be the acceleration of the process is the result of the accumulation of the fiascos of Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, and Libya... read full story / add a comment
western asia / imperialism / war / press release Monday August 24, 2015 19:22 by embatent
Different spanish and catalan organisations have signed a manifest in solidarity of the present struggle in Kurdistan and Turkey. read full story / add a comment
asia occidental / imperialismo / guerra / comunicado de prensa Monday August 24, 2015 17:19 by embatent   text 1 comment (last - thursday august 27, 2015 23:36)
Manifiesto a favor y en solidaridad con la lucha kurda y de la izquierda en Turquía read full story / add a comment
A YPG unit outside of Derek, Rojava (Courtesy Rozh Ahmad/MRZine)
western asia / imperialism / war / opinion / analysis 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 / opinion / analysis 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
western asia / anarchist movement / other libertarian press Saturday December 28, 2013 21:24 by KAF
What is the Kurdistan Anarchist Forum and who is behind it?
The Kurdistan Anarchist Forum is an internet forum for discussions, debate and analysis among Libertarians & Anarchists on topical subjects, matters and questions against capitalism. It is a place to consider and criticise past experiences & methods of the Socialist movement that have failed, in an attempt to find alternatives. It is an open door for any libertarian’s voice, it is a voice of those who believe in Freedom, equality and social justice. In short, the Kurdistan Anarchist Forum (KAF) is a “bridge to reach and to get closer to all libertarian individuals and groups” .
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Syrian banner, “I am truly free when all human beings, men and women, are equally free.” – Mikhail Aleksandrovich Bakunin. Man, Society, and Freedom (1871)
western asia / imperialism / war / policy statement Monday September 09, 2013 00:13 by Christy Alasdair   text 6 comments (last - tuesday september 17, 2013 17:13)   image 1 image
At the moment, the Middle East (taken broadly, that is, the area from North Africa to Pakistan) is the part of the world experiencing the greatest political instability and undergoing the most rapid change. At the center of the turmoil is Syria, now in its third year of civil war with no sign of any resolution in sight. Given the centrality of Syria to global politics, it is essential that anarchists understand what is going on there and develop a critical attitude toward the events that are unfolding. Unfortunately, we are not experts on the history and current dynamics of Syria and of the Middle East as a whole. The following theses are therefore presented with humility. We would greatly appreciate input from others, particularly those with greater background in the area, especially anarchists living in the region, in the development of our position. read full story / add a comment
western asia / anarchist movement / other libertarian press Thursday March 29, 2012 23:11 by خاتوو بریگیت
دەقی کوردی* هەڤپەیڤینێکی ڕۆژنامەگەریی گروپی گراس‌ڤورتسڵ‌ڕیڤۆلوتسیۆن ( Graswurzelrevolution) لەتەك سەکۆی ئەنارکیستانی کوردستان لەمەڕ پرسی نەتەوەیی کورد و بزووتنەوە نارازییەکانی کوردستان و هەبوون و ڕۆڵی ئەناركیسته‌كان و بزاڤی ئەنارکیستی لە کوردستاندا. [English] [Kurdî] read full story / add a comment
western asia / anarchist movement / other libertarian press Thursday March 29, 2012 23:01 by brîgît
Deqî kurdî hevpeyvînêkî rojnamegerîy grupî grasvurtsillrîvolutisyon ( Graswurzelrevolution) letek sekoy enarkîstanî kurdistan lemerr pirsî neteweyî kurd û bzûtnewe narazîyekanî kurdistan û hebûn û rollî enarkîstekan û bzavî enarkîstî le kurdistanda. Em hevpeyvîne xatû brîgît amadey kirduwe, ke be xoy maweyek le wllatanî xorhellatî nawîn buwe û le katî narrezayetîyekanî fêbrîwerî 2011da le herêmî kurdistan buwe û le nzîkewe agadarî rûdawekan buwe. Xatû brîgît le felestîn letek bzavî hawpiştî nêwneteweyî, le ewrupa letek destey bêsnûr (djesnûr) û grupî hawpiştî koçeran beşdare. Herweha letek çend grupêkî parastinî mafî ajellan û jîngeda kar dekat. [English] [کوردی ] read full story / add a comment
western asia / anarchist movement / other libertarian press Wednesday March 28, 2012 23:26 by Bridget
There is no such thing as “Kurdish Anarchism”, no more than there is such a thing as Russian, Spanish or French Anarchism. However, what there can be is a free association of Anarchists people originating from the same region, like Kurdistan, and seeking to militate for their ideals among the population they originate from. That is what KAF is: a Federation of Anarchists who happen to be Kurds and militate for Anarchism among Kurds as well as humankind as a whole. [Kurdî] [کوردی ] read full story / add a comment
Manifestación contra los bombardeos del Ejército turco en el Kurdistán
asia occidental / imperialismo / guerra / opinión / análisis 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 / opinion/analysis 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 / stampa non anarchica Monday October 10, 2011 01:06 by Salvatore Santoru
Correva l'anno 2001 in Afghanistan. Le forze armate inglesi e statunitensi iniziarono a bombardare il paese dietro il paravento della "lotta al terrorismo". read full story / add a comment
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asie de l'ouest / impérialisme / guerre / communiqué de presse Saturday October 08, 2011 21:46 by Secrétariat international AL   image 1 image
Il y a dix ans que dure la guerre en Afghanistan : dix ans de pertes humaines, dix ans d’escalade, dix ans de destructions, dix ans de corruption. Dix ans de guerre qui nous rappellent que l’armée française ne fait pas que parader, elle est surtout là pour tuer. read full story / add a comment
asie de l'ouest / mouvement anarchiste / entrevue Friday April 22, 2011 06:04 by Blogue du Collectif Emma Goldman
Avec le démantèlement de l’Union soviétique, de multiples petits États déclarèrent leur indépendance. La Géorgie, pays du Caucase de 4,5M d’habitant-e-s situé à la limite entre l’Europe et l’Asie, réinstaura son indépendance en 1991 et vit aujourd’hui des relations diplomatiques avec la Russie très tendues depuis la guerre en Ossétie du sud et en Abkhazie en 2008. Des militant-e-s anarchistes ont créé une section de la Confédération Révolutionnaire des Anarcho-syndicalistes de N.I. Makhno (RKAS) en 2010 dans la capitale de la Géorgie, Tbilissi. Le secrétaire local de la section a accepté de répondre à l’entretien ci-dessous. read full story / add a comment
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asia occidentale / imperialismo / guerra / opinione / analisi 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
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western asia / imperialism / war / opinion / analysis 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
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