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Posts Tagged ‘Kurdistan’

War against ISIS/Daesh: Turkish Army attacks 600 Kurdish refugees with tear gas (Turkey, Kurdistan)

Saturday, June 6th, 2015

NEWS CENTER – Girê Spi Civil Society Forum stated that around 600 Kurdish civilians who fled Girê Spî due to an ISIS massacre threat and arrived at the border to northern Kurdistan have suffered a tear-gas attack by Turkish soldiers. According to a report by ANHA (Hawar News Agency), Girê Spî Civil Society Forum said in a statement on the subject that Rojava Kurds remained stuck at the border to Bakurê (North) Kurdistan amid attacks by ISIS gangs and Turkish soldiers.

The Civil Society Forum remarked that Turkish soldiers attacked the Kurdish civilians and did not allow them to move further in an attempt to keep them away from the border. The statement underlined that hundreds of people, including women and children, who were given 5-days of time by ISIS to leave their villages, remain stuck on the border with North Kurdistan where they were hindered by Turkish soldiers. (more…)

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War against ISIS/Daesh: Solidarity with the medical aid project of American fighter Samantha Jay (Iraq)

Sunday, May 31st, 2015

Samantha Jay is an American volunteer with the Peshmerga in Iraq, please consider donating to her medical aid project. Strength to those who confront the tyranny and despotism of the Islamic-fascists. For freedom and liberty!


https://www.facebook.com/pages/Samantha-Jay-Heval-Viyan/477039709115913

https://www.gofundme.com/rbrh5w6x

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Posted in Autonomy

Lions of Rojava: New page for foreign volunteers in the fight against ISIS/Daesh (Kurdistan)

Sunday, May 31st, 2015

New page for Lions of Rojava (the last one was shut down):

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Lions-Of-Rojava/845769785510897

Also see:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Volunteers-for-the-Lions-of-Rojava/740646939367672

Note: The YPG recruits volunteers through attraction to the cause and does not in any shape of form attempt to indoctrinate or “groom” people to travel to Rojava to join our cause. We are not like Daesh [ISIS]. The Lions of Rojava clearly explains to each individual the reality of the conflict in Rojava, the risks of travelling to the region and the expectations of the YPG. The safety of all volunteers is paramount. We always encourage the thousands of young westerners who have approached us to consider other ways to help the Kurdish and Ezidi people in the struggle against Daesh such as donating to charity or volunteering with humanitarian groups.
The YPG is not a militant militia, we are a Peoples Protection Unit that is organized under democratic, secular, gender equal and ecological principles that has formed in the absence of a functional government in Syria and the presence of a barbaric extremist Islamist threat. Our goal is to liberate all people from the tyranny and evil of Daesh and to construct a free and stable and democratic country.
(more…)

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Operation Commander Rubar Qamishlo – Beginning of Phase Two (Kurdistan)

Sunday, May 31st, 2015

ROJAVA, Cizîrê – A military campaign – Operation Commander Rubar Qamishlo – that was initiated by members of the People’s/Women’s Defense Units on 6th May with the objective of entirely liberating the rural district of Canton Cizîrê, Rojava from terrorist threats, endures successfully on the 21st continuous day.

Completing Phase One of this campaign on May 21, our forces so far have been able to liberate terrorist-occupied Kezwan Heights, Alya triangular and Assyrian villages near Khabur River in Cizîrê region – and they are now continuing to conduct their operations as part of Phase Two of the mentioned campaign to the southwest of Serêkaniyê town.

Defense Units yesterday, May 26, could impose a full-scale siege on Mabroukah after rescuing Shara and Til Qilea villages earlier on May 25; initiating a finishing assault operation on the small town in southwest Serêkaniyê. (more…)

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About the slander by the Syrian Coalition – Statement of the General Command of the People’s Defense Units (Kurdistan)

Sunday, May 31st, 2015

To the Media and Public Opinion – 30 May 2015

National Coalition of Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces are pursuing a speech disgraced the honor of the Syrian Revolution and derails it from its real track

Every victory for the People’s Defense Units (YPG) at the expense of the terrorist organization of Daesh (ISIS) in Syria, with the air support by the International Coalition Forces, Syrian Coalition emerges statements (most recently on 30 May 2015) of trumped-up charges and baseless slanders. Also to discredit the achievements of the YPG, and mislead public opinion from horrific massacres committed by ISIS against the Syrian people in all their diversity – all serve the terrorist organization of ISIS.

The irresponsible actions of the Syrian Coalition intentionally distort the facts to cover up defeats and ISIS terrorism, and try to blow into the fire to stimulate hatred among the Syrian people. Syrian Coalition is pursuing a speech disgraced the honor of the Syrian Revolution and derails it from its real track and their aim to spread the spirit of sectarianism, ethnic and sectarian strife in Syria which is multi-ethnic and doctrines, to serve foreign agendas who do not want good and peace for Syrian people. (more…)

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Communes In Rojava Growing Daily (Kurdistan)

Friday, May 29th, 2015

The emancipatory economic model which serves as the economic pillar in the Kurdish Popular Leader Abdullah Öcalan’s proposal around Democracy Autonomy and which aims at building a democratic, ecologically balanced society with egalitarian gender relations is coming to life every day in Rojava, according to an article in Özgür Gündem.

The Şehîd (‘Martyr’) Fadil Commune founded in the Cindirêsê district of the Efrîn Canton has replaced the logic of the capitalist market with that of a people’s market. The district market carries the distinction of being the first such market in the region and can meet the needs of residents in the region every Thursday. The market, which offers its service to the people on very low profit margins, reinvests of its income to the benefit of the local people. The market supplies such basic goods as fruits and vegetables, clothing and other textiles, as well as a myriad of other daily supplies. Speaking on the subject of expansion Ehmed Şea, a member of the Economic Committee of the Şehîd Fadil Commune, explained that “founded with the support of the district market’s service committee we occupy an area of 2,500 M2. As of now we have used 500 m2 for the people’s market. Because the central market was located for from our local population we decided to build a district market in our neighborhood. We want to develop further based on economic activities suitable to a communal model.”

From Rojava Report.

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Photos: Liberation of Mt. Abd al-Aziz in Hesekê, Operation Commander Rubar Qamishlo – May 20, 2015 (Kurdistan)

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

In the midday hours of May 20, members of the People’s Defense Units (YPG) along with the Women’s Defense Units (YPJ) managed to completely liberate Mt. Abd al-Aziz (Kizwanan) from Daesh terrorists; in this way they achieved another historical victory through a resolute operation against the group that lasted for 14 consecutive days in Heseke countryside, Cizire Region, Rojava. (more…)

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War against ISIS/Daesh: Interview with German YPG Fighter "Ernesto" (Kurdistan)

Monday, March 30th, 2015

Solidarity to the fighters – Long live Rojava – Death to ISIS/Daesh

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War against ISIS/Daesh: Kurdish YPG attack ISIS around al-Raqqa, capital city of the 'Islamic State', and seize the Qereqozaq Bridge (Kurdistan)

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Anti-Daesh and anti-Assad protestors made an angry demo within the capital of the Daesh capital city, al-Raqqa, in this 26 September 2013 covert footage published March 21 2015. After the demo the terrorist gang enacted reprisals against the demonstrators and their families. At least two people were killed and another two disappeared.

Freedom for the people of al-Raqqa

Battle for Raqqa: Kurdish female and male fighters of YPG, YPJ and Peshmerga forces pushed ISIS back to the gate of their capital in al-Raqqa, as the villages around Kobani were liberated from ISIS including Lafarge Cement Factory. These clips are from a YPG operation between February 17-22, the aim is to cut off the ISIS route from Raqqa to Aleppo. This is the beginning of the end for Daesh/IS.

March 14: Kurdish YPG and YPJ forces attacked ISIS positions around the bridge of Qereqozaq to the south of Kobani, the aim of the Kurdish fighters is to cut ISIS’ route from Raqqa to the Turkish border.

Kurdish YPG/YPJ Fighters liberate Bridge on Euphrates from ISIS

March 16, the Kurdish Female and Male Figures of YPG and YPJ took control of the strategic Qereqozaq Bridge over the Euphrates from ISIS (Islamic State) in Rojava of Kurdistan (Syrian Kurdistan). The Qereqozaq Bridge is around 1.5 km long and 15 m wide and occupies a strategic crossing along the Euphrates connecting the cities of Kobanê and Minbic and it’s a route ISIS uses to get from Raqqa to the Turkish border.

Send the terrorists to hell – confront the Islamist-fascists and the enemies of freedom – Victory will be ours

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Posted in Autonomy

War against ISIS/Daesh: Kurdish Newroz demo confronts the coward-fascist Anjem Choudary, who is forced off the streets – London (UK)

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015

Yesterday, Kurdish people and their supporters confronted the street presence of Daesh-supporting Islamic-fascists at their protest stall outside a Boots chemist store in High Road, Wood Green in the late afternoon. The Islamists use the stall to promote Sharia Law and the Islamic State. Police came and protected the few fascists from the angry crowd, but quickly the Islamists packed up and left the area. The Kurdish people and their supporters made a procession to their community centre to celebrate their new year of Newroz. There were no arrests.

Video here, with running commentary by some local kids debating the scene who caught the footage on their fone –

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War against ISIS/Daesh: YPJ commander Çiçek Xemgin confirms 'ISIS attacked with Turkish state assistance; we have the footage' (Kurdistan)

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

‘ISIS attacked with Turkish state assistance; we have the footage’

Serêkanîyê YPJ commander Çiçek Xemgin said ISIS had attacked Til Temir and Serêkaniyê (Ras ‘al Ayn) in order to distract attention from its defeats in Kobanê, Til Hemis and Til Berak, but that this would not prevent the obliteration of the organisation.

Xemgin said the Turkish state was still actively supporting the ISIS gangs, adding that they had footage of gunfire from Turkish military posts and positions, and of wounded gang members being carried in Turkish military vehicles and taking refuge in Turkish military posts. (more…)

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'Surrounded by the Islamic State' – Documentary about the struggle against ISIS/Daesh (Kurdistan)

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Filmed in Sinjar, December 2014

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Support Shilan Ozcelik – Defend the struggle against ISIS/Daesh (UK)

Monday, March 16th, 2015

From RabbleLDN:

Shilan (Silhan) Ozcelik, an 18 year-old Kurdish comrade from London, has been held on remand in Holloway prison charged with preparing to commit acts of terrorism. Her charge relates to allegedly trying to join the fight against Daesh (ISIS) in Syria.

Shilan was arrested at Stansted airport in January after returning from a trip to mainland Europe, but appeared in court only last week charged with the offence under section 5 (1)(a) of the Terrorism Act 2006. She is accused of trying to join fighters from the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which is banned as a terrorist organisation in the UK. It’s the first known prosecution in relation to people in the UK joining the fight against Daesh.

An emergency demo was held outside Holloway on Friday to support her. Shilhan is due to appear at the Old Bailey on 1st April – updates will be shared here if further demos are called.

Write to Shilan at:

Silan Ozcelik
Prison No: A8733DK
HMP Holloway
Parkhurst Road
London N7 0NU
UK

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War against ISIS/Daesh: Clashes continue in Kobane and Til Temir, Lions of Rojava fired upon from Turkey, Demo for Ivana Hoffmann (Kurdistan)

Sunday, March 15th, 2015

74 gang members killed in Kobanê and Til Temir

13 March – ISIS gangs continued their attacks on and around Til Temir during last night after reinforcing their units with more groups of fighters, mostly foreigners, and heavy weapons brought in from various parts of Iraq such as Raqqa, Aleppo and Hol.

YPG (People’s Defense Units) Press Centre reported in a written statement that 74 gang members were killed in clashes in Til Temir and Kobanê. 5 YPG/YPJ fighters have also lost their lives.

YPG said that ISIS gangs continued their attacks on and around Til Temir during last night after reinforcing their units with more groups of fighters, mostly foreigners, and heavy weapons brought in from various parts of Iraq such as Raqqa, Aleppo and Hol. (more…)

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New communique from Sosyal İsyan / Social Rebellion (Kurdistan)

Saturday, March 14th, 2015

A message for ecologists and anarchists about the current situation:

To be vegan will not liberate animals, nature and humans. Spaces for socialization will not destroy the system. But organized and armed struggle against capitalism has changed and will change a lot. The problems are social, this is not a question about the individual liberation. Freedom will not occur until all of us are free. Only the armed struggle can stop the murderers of nature.

Those who theorize the cowardice of reconciliation are at the service of capitalism. Those who are undisciplined, devoid of revolutionary ethics, who refuse the armed struggle are the agents of fascism in our eyes.

The only way to defeat fascism is the armed struggle. Capitalism can only be destroyed through armed struggle and the armed struggle can only be fought and won by an organization which possesses theoretical unity and strong will.

Our prisoners cannot be liberated by graffiti, rallies or actions without severity, but only by organizing operations of liberation into the jails – and that is only possible via armed struggle.

Our call is to organize for armed struggle.

Get organized! Get armed! Revolt!

Sosyal İsyan / Social Rebellion

13.03.2015

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