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Posts Tagged ‘Kobane’

War against ISIS/Daesh: International solidarity to the fighters in Kobane (Kurdistan)

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Victory to the fighters in Kobane – Death to the fascists-mercenaries of the ISIS/Daesh.

YPG media centre

Kubani- November 25 2014.

The attacks by ISIS/Daesh to occupy Kobane continued yesterday on the 71st day. While the People’s Defense Units and Women’s Defence Units (YPG/YPJ) are continuing their operations, the scum of Daesh are now pushed on to the defensive due to this military campaign.

After suffering heavy losses over the last few days, the Daesh on the Eastern front of Kobane are now fully on the defensive. A short period of fighting was experienced last night, but the results of the clashes are not confirmed.

In South Kobane an operation was conducted by YPG/YPJ units against several occupied areas. In this action 4 positions were liberated and ISIS were forced to retreat from the area. in this battle 7 Daesh were killed, and a number of weapons were captured by Peshmerga forces (see video below).

YPG Press Release Nov. 24

YPG Press Release Nov. 23

YPG Press Release Nov. 22

YPG Press Release Nov. 21

YPG/YPJ capture weapons from ISIS/Daesh

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1 Nov: global rally for Kobane, against ISIS (London/World)

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Update October 30, 2014

From rabbleldn:

This is the text of the call-out for an international day of demonstrations in support of Kobanê and against ISIS on 1 November. The London Rally will be at Trafalgar Square on 1 November 2-5pm.

URGENT CALL FOR ACTION
Statement 14 October 2014
Global Rally against ISIS – for Kobanê – for Humanity!
Date for the Global Rally: 1 November 2014, 2pm

ISIS launched a major multi-front military campaign against the Kurdish region of Kobanê in northern Syria. This is the third ISIS onslaught on Kobanê since March 2014. As the ISIS was unsuccessful on the two previous occasions, they are attacking with larger forces and want to take Kobanê. (more…)

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Demo at Turkish capitalists’ Savoy ball (London)

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

October 28, 2014

From rabbleldn:

About 50 people made a solidarity demo for Kobane at the Savoy Hotel from 6pm on Saturday 25 October. The Turkey Britain Chamber of Commerce and Industry were holding their annual ball, attended by the ambassador and deputy economy minister, and sponsored by global bank HSBC.

The demo was a good mix of London anarchists and antifascists alongside Kurdish youth, and other autonomous groups and individuals. There were no cops there initially, and the demonstrators took over the private road off the Strand that leads into the hotel, blocking all the main entrances with banners and making a lot of noise. Chants included “We are Kobane, Kobane is us”, “Alerta, Alerta, Antifascista”, “No Pasaran”, “Who supports ISIS, Turkey supports ISIS”, etc.

The demo didn’t shut the “ISIS business dinner” down, but gave a bit of a shake-up to the bourgeois ball-goers and seemed like a major embarassment to the Savoy hotel management. More importantly, it was a show of solidarity with the fighters in Rojava, and with the Kurdish and Turkish youth who have been going up against the guns of the Turkish state.

The police didn’t arrive for half an hour or more, then rocked up with five or so vans full. They managed to clear the private road and threatened the crowd with some kind of “public order” notices.

The ambassador and minister were not spotted, but presumably came in through a side entrance or otherwise, they were due to make speeches from 7.30PM. Guests had also been promised a chocolate fountain.

(PICS by rikki on twitter @indyrikki)

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