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Μέση Ανατολή / Αραβία / Ιράκ / Ιμπεριαλισμός / Πόλεμος / Γνώμη / Ανάλυση Tuesday January 17, 2017 16:46 by Leila Al Shami 1 image
Άρθρο για την καταστολή της συριακής επανάστασης, γραμμένο από την σύρια αντιεξουσιάστρια Leila Al Shami read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / imperialism / war / feature Monday January 16, 2017 14:55 by BD 1 comment (last - wednesday january 18, 2017 06:43) 1 image
On January 3, 2017, Syrian refugees, joined by Iraqi refugees and international supporters, marched on the Russian embassy in Thessaloniki, Greece. An article reporting on the march quotes a Syrian refugee as follows: “They are trying to kill all the flowers in Syria, but they cannot kill the Spring. The Spring is coming. We are here, they cannot kill all the Syrian people.” (“Syrian refugees in Greece despair over Aleppo,” reported by Marianna Karakoulaki and Dimitiris Tosidis, DW, January 3, 2017 (http//dw.com/p/2vBIT)) read full story / add a comment
mashrek / arabia / irak / antifascismo / cronaca Wednesday December 07, 2016 22:01 by Vario 1 image
Il volontario statunitense che si era unito alla milizia delle YPG e che è caduto combattendo contro l'ISIS in Rojava questa settimana era un anarchico ed iscritto all'Industrial Workers of the World. E' morto vittima di un bombardamento aereo turco diretto a colpire i combattenti curdi che stavano incalzando i clerico-fascisti dell'ISIS. [English] read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / anti-fascism / feature Saturday December 03, 2016 16:14 by Various 1 comment (last - wednesday december 21, 2016 23:32) 1 image
Selection of articles on the murder of anarchist Michael Israel, together with volunteer Anton Leschek, while fighting with the YPG against ISIS fascists in Rojava. They were bombed by Turkish airplanes. read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / miscellaneous / debate Saturday December 03, 2016 08:21 by Can Cemgil and Clemens Hoffmann 1 image
As the civil war in Syria continues, in the territory of Rojava – in Kurdish, 'the West' – the northern Syrian Kurdish political movement is attempting to implement 'libertarian municipalism', based on the thoughts of United States (US) anarchist Murray Bookchin. Since the withdrawal of Syrian regime forces in 2012, the movement has consolidated significant territorial gains as a US ally in the anti-Islamic State (IS) struggle, while simultaneously securing Russian support. Viewed with suspicion by Turkey, Syria and Iraqi Kurdistan, the geopolitical conditions of Rojava's emergence are its greatest impediment. This article analyses Rojava's model of rule and socioeconomic development, and its theory and practice in the context of the civil war, and regional Middle Eastern and wider global geopolitics. It reflects on Rojava's place and meaning for contemporary geopolitics in the Middle East, and considers the territory's prospects, discussing its transformative potential for an otherwise troubled region. read full story / add a comment
Μέση Ανατολή / Αραβία / Ιράκ / Εργατικοί Αγώνες / Γνώμη / Ανάλυση Sunday November 27, 2016 18:54 by Dmitri (μετάγραση-επιμέλεια) 2 images
Με άλλα λόγια, αυτό που έχουμε εδώ είναι μια αμεσοδημοκρατική, λαϊκή συνδικαλιστική οργάνωση που δεν είναι οργανωμένη σύμφωνα με το σύνηθες μοντέλο του “δημοκρατικού συγκεντρωτισμού" βάση του οποίου η εκτελεστική ένωση ελέγχει την ιδιότητα του μέλους. Εδώ, ο έλεγχος ασκείται τον κυκλικό (εκ περιτροπής) τρόπο, αναδεικνύοντας ένα καλό επιχείρημα για την FWCUI ώστε να συμπεριλαμβάνεται από τους αναρχικούς σε εκείνα τα συνδικάτα που χαρακτηρίζονται “εναλλακτικά" (ή ελευθεριακά) σε τόσο διαφορετικές χώρες όπως το Μεξικό και η Ελβετία, με τα οποία τα επαναστατικά αναρχικά, επαναστατικά συνδικαλιστικά και αναρχοσυνδικαλιστικά κινήματα έχουν πολλά κοινά. read full story / add a comment
Palestine-Israel, After 13 years of joint struggle (and 12 in Bil'in), we won the right for the unarmed demonstrations against the separation fence, settlers, and occupation*
mashriq / arabia / iraq / indigenous struggles / news report Saturday November 12, 2016 17:36 by Ilan S. 1 comment (last - tuesday november 15, 2016 03:09)
At the beginning, up to 450 Israelis of the radical left joined the hundreds of Palestinians of Bil'in and the region in the struggle against the robbery of the village land for the Modi'in Elit settlement and the separation fence used for that. It took more than 7 years till the state forces stopped to try to prevent activist from joining the Bil'iners in the Friday joint demonstrations. It took another 5 years till they stop to shoot on us tear gas and "non lethal" bullets. Two Bil'iners paid with their life, hundreds of Palestinians and Israelis were injured, detained and even arrested (Palestinians for long time up to a year and a half, Israelis no more than a day or two). Many thousands of international activists participated with us and contributed later for the international struggle against the occupation. The harassment of the village activists at nights mainly continue, but the struggle will not stop. read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / imperialism / war / interview Thursday October 13, 2016 05:26 by José Antonio Gutiérrez D. 2 images
Three activists (Michael Knapp, Anja Flach, Ercan Ayboga) who carried solidarity actions with the Kurdish people while based in Germany, decided to visit Rojava, one of the three regions of Western Kurdistan, to learn in detail about the experience, its challenges, difficulties, strengths and potential. It is thus how they ended up writing one of the best accounts to date of the Kurdish experience in Western Kurdistan, a must-read to anyone interested in helping to make the world a better place (Michael Knapp, Anja Flach, Ercan Ayboga, “Revolution in Rojava. Democratic Autonomy and Women’s Liberation in Syrian Kurdistan”, Pluto Press, 2016). read full story / add a comment
Palestine-Israel, The Tsumud/persistence of 13 years of joint struggle will continue as long as it takes*
mashriq / arabia / iraq / indigenous struggles / news report Saturday October 01, 2016 16:13 by Ilan S. 1 comment (last - tuesday october 04, 2016 03:20)
It is not because the Jews rule US... It is because Israel play an essential part in the Imperial struggle between US and Russia. Though the oil is less important to US economy it is still important to its partners. The western empire elite came to Peres ceremony because Israel helped to return Egypt to US sphere of influence. Protected Jordan from being taken by pro Russian Syria, Pushed Syria out of Lebanon for a while... and supply important services all over the world. Thus, the struggle against Israel apartheid is going to be much harder than the abolishing of it in Southern Africa. However, we have here the joint non armed struggle, the tens of thousands international activists who come here to participate and return home with the torch of struggle. The Israeli Jews who participate every week in the joint struggle refute the "anti-Semitism" false claims. read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / anarchist movement / press release Friday September 09, 2016 21:21 by KAF
*گۆڕینی ناوی (سەکۆی ئەنارکیستانی کوردستان) بە (سەکۆی ئەنارکیستانی کوردیزمان) read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / anarchist movement / press release Friday September 09, 2016 21:17 by KAF
Changing the name of Kurdistan Anarchist Forum to Kurdish-Speaking Anarchist Forum read full story / add a comment
Palestina-Israele, un "allentamento" di Israele ha portato ad una calo di intensità negli scontri settimanali con le manifestazioni della lotta unitaria*
mashrek / arabia / irak / lotte indigene / cronaca Monday August 22, 2016 09:59 by Ilan S.
Dopo tanti anni è dura abituarsi alla sostituzione dei lacrimogeni e dei proiettili con la minaccia di essere arrestati se uno supera una certa linea immaginaria. Per molti anni ci siamo preoccupati di quando sarebbe arrivato il giorno in cui chi prende le decisioni nello Stato di Israele avrebbe ridotto al minimo e persino interrotto la dura repressione delle manifestazioni unitarie settimanali contro l'occupazione, contro i coloni e contro il muro della separazione. Il 27-5-16 a Bil'in fu la prima volta in cui le forze di stato non spararono su una manifestazione. Ce ne vollero altre dodici così perchè capissimo che eravamo davanti ad un vero cambiamento di strategia. Lo scorso venerdì loro ci hanno persino "invitato" a tornare a manifestare nell'area del nuovo muro della separazione - proibita a tutti noi da almeno un anno. Pare che i tanti milioni investiti nella lotta per contrastare la campagna B.D.S. (boicottaggio, disinvestimento, sanzioni contro le merci israeliana, ndr) siano serviti ad assumere dei managers più intelligenti in grado di costringere l'esercito a ingoiare il proprio orgoglio ed a smettere di maltrattare le manifestazioni del venerdì e gli attivisti internazionali che
vi prendono parte. read full story / add a comment
Palestine-Israel, The Israeli "loses management" diminished the intensity of the weekly confrontations with the joint struggle demos*
mashriq / arabia / iraq / indigenous struggles / news report Sunday August 21, 2016 15:49 by Ilan S. 1 comment (last - monday august 22, 2016 03:27)
After so many years it is hard to get used to the replacement of tear gas and bullets with threat of arrests if we cross an imaginary line. For many years we worried about the day when the Israeli state decision makers will minimise or even stop the the harsh repression of the weekly joint demonstrations against the occupation, the settlers and the separation wall. On 27-5-16 was the first demo in Bil'in the state forces did not shoot us. It took a dozen such non shootings to realize it is a real strategic shift. The last Friday they even "invited" us to return the demo to the area near the new separation wall - forbidden for us for about a year. It seems the multi millions invested in the struggle against the B.D.S. recruited a more intelligent managers who was able to force the army to swallow their pride and stop harassing the Friday demos and the international activists participating in them. read full story / add a comment
mashrek / arabia / irak / imperialismo / guerra / opinione / analisi Friday August 05, 2016 07:40 by Zaher Baher 1 image
I piani e le cospirazioni tra Turchia, Qatar ed il Governo Regionale Curdo (KRG in Iraq) contro la Rojava non hanno mai fine. Documenti messi a disposizione da Wikileaks di recente riguardano incontri ed accordi tra questi tre soggetti ed un incontro segreto tra Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi e Barzani, il capo del KRG, caso mai ci fossero stati dei dubbi. Basta guadare i link in fondo all'articolo. read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / imperialism / war / opinion / analysis Thursday August 04, 2016 07:08 by Zaher Baher 1 comment (last - friday august 05, 2016 06:48) 1 image
This article is about retaking the city of Mosul that has been under control of Isis since 09/06/2014. At the moment the Iraqi government is in talk with KRG and US forces about making plan to liberate it. In my opinion this will be one of the bloodiest battle that could happen in Iraq since 2003 after the invasion. I believe there is a hidden agenda, when Isis is defeated, it will try to run away. The liberator forces may push them to withdraw towards Jazeea in Rojava. So it is necessary for YPG/J and the Guerrillas to change their tactic. read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / indigenous struggles / news report Tuesday July 12, 2016 18:34 by Ilan S. 1 comment (last - thursday july 14, 2016 01:16)
The joint non armed struggle of the Israeli anarchists against the wall with local activists which confronted the Israeli state forces was unique at the beginning and drew to it less radical Israelis. Along the years were efforts to unite the local struggles and rise the level of activity but both Palestinian and Israeli authorities thwarted it. Alternative projects in the less radical Israeli circles diminish the pool the AAtW recruit. In the Palestinian side some of the successes and softening of the Israeli suppression contributed its share for dropping out of the on going joint struggle. The radical change of suppression of the Friday demos in Bil'in - mainly not shooting us any more with bullets and tear gas grenades, and the Ramadan rose some second thoughts even in the most persistent activists. But, the Tsumud (persistent) moral was regained in the relative big demo of 8 July. read full story / add a comment
Μέση Ανατολή / Αραβία / Ιράκ / Λαϊκοί Αγώνες / Γνώμη / Ανάλυση Saturday June 25, 2016 21:14 by Ιλάν Σαλίφ 1 image
Οι Παλαιστίνοι εργάτες είναι από τα πιο ξεχασμένες και εγκαταλελειμμένες κοινωνικές κατηγορίες, από πολιτική, οικονομική ή κοινωνική άποψη. Σχεδόν όλοι οι Παλαιστίνιοι εργάτες υποφέρουν από διάφορες πλευρές: την Παλαιστινιακή Αρχή, το σιωνιστικό κράτος, τα αφεντικά και του Ισραήλ και της Παλαιστίνης. Είναι αξιοσημείωτο, ότι τα δικαιώματα του εργαζόμενου, η σταθερότητα και το μέλλον του, ελάχιστα αναφέρονται στις πολιτικές αποφάσεις και των δύο αλληλοσυγκρουόμενων πλευρών, δεδομένου ότι καμία από τις δύο πλευρές δεν δίνει κάποια σημασία στο ζήτημα των Παλαιστινίων εργατών. read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / anarchist movement / opinion / analysis Monday June 13, 2016 02:07 by Zaher Baher 1 comment (last - saturday june 18, 2016 02:22) 1 image
This article answers frequent questions that I was often asked in the meetings and the interviews . What I said here in regards to Iraqi Kurdistan in relation to anarchism and anarchists movement I have gained through my own experiences that growing up in that society and observing the situation closely too. There is no doubt that some of the Kurdish and none-kurdish comrades do not agree with me. However, I am very happy to have discussions, debates with them as long as these comrades refer to the facts and reality rather than some paragraphs , statements from this book and that book.
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mashriq / arabia / iraq / indigenous struggles / news report Wednesday June 08, 2016 03:41 by Ilan S. 1 comment (last - monday june 13, 2016 20:58)
Two consecutive Fridays without being shot at after 11 years can destabilize even long time activist like me.... For 13 years the anarchists against the wall initiative and Palestinian partners continue the struggle even when the expectation for practical gains diminished. Changes in the separation fence/wall are less likely than ever. The remaining road blocks are the ones which are not just for marginal harassments. The diminishing hardship inflicted on activists opened other personal options than struggle. However, there are still a hard core of old time activists and some new of the younger generation. The contribution of the joint struggle to gains in the international support is more obvious than ever, and even less radical joint struggles continue in parallel like Sheikh Jarakh, Taayush in the south and "militants for peace". read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / workplace struggles / feature Wednesday June 01, 2016 18:59 by Ilan S. (ed.) 1 comment (last - monday june 06, 2016 01:11) 1 image
Palestinian workers are one of the most forgotten and abandoned social categories whether in the political. economical or social contexts, Almost all Palestinian workers suffer from Various sides: the Palestinian Authority, the Zionist state, and Israeli and Palestinian bosses, its noticeable that the worker’s rights. stability and future are roughly mentioned in the policies of the two conflicted Entities. since neither one of them gave any importance to reflect on the issue of Palestinian workers. besides. this point was not Discussed as it should in the Palestinian-Israeli negotiations. note that according to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics ; the number of Palestinian workers in Israel is estimated of 105 thousand workers which constitutes 2.2% of the labor force in Israel and about 11.7% of the size of the labor force in the West Bank . read full story / add a comment
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