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War against ISIS/Daesh: Solidarity actions, demos, occupations, clashes (Europe & Turkey)

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

Report compiled by RabbleLDN, anarchist site based in London, UK.

Kurdish groups in Europe and Turkey have stepped up protests in solidarity with their comrades on the frontline in Kurdistan.

Today a large group managed to bypass security and storm the European parliament in Brussels, occupying the main lobby. At the time of writing, riot police have moved in to block access to more protestors. (more…)

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War against ISIS/Daesh: 8th October report from People's Defense Units – Media Center (Kurdistan)

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

To the media and public opinion
People’s Defense Units – Media Center

October 8, 2014 – ISIS terrorist attacks aiming to occupy Kobani continue on the 23rd day, where the Syrian and Iraqi mercenary groups of the ISIS are attacking the town with heavy weapons, our troops of the People’s Defense Units and Women’s Defense Units are expressing a historical resistance against these attacks.

Fierce battle at southern / eastern fronts, direct confrontation at some points in the city continued last night until this morning, where the mercenaries were stopped from advancing. Mercenary groups are continuing to attack the center and the residential neighborhoods of the city with tanks and heavy weapons that have been stationed near the town.

The battle also continued in Botan / Megtel / Kaniya Kurdan neighborhoods and near the hill Mishtenur, where our forces carried out several operations.

The outcome of last night’s battle in Kobani :

– At three points of the eastern front, 19 and in an operation, 2 mercenaries were killed, our forces also managed to destroy an armed vehicle of the mercenaries in this front.

– At two points of the southeastern front and Mishtenur area, 13 mercenaries were killed. At the same front two attacks of the mercenaries were repelled but we cannot confirm the number of dead and wounded. Our troops targeted a vehicle carrying
ammunition for the mercenaries, resulting in 2 killed ISIS fighters and a destroyed vehicle.

– The battle on the southern front has intensified and is ongoing, last night our troops managed to inflict big losses on the mercenaries in several houses. According to what has been confirmed by our troops, 29 ISIS fighters were killed.

– At the western front our troops surrounded a group of the mercenaries who were preparing to attack and caused serious losses on them, we can confirm that 24 ISIS fighters were killed in this operation, Also at the western front our forces carried
out several operations against defensive lines of the mercenaries, ISIS forces were forced to leave their positions and flee. A DShK weapon [Soviet-designed anti-aircraft heavy machine gun] was destroyed and number of other weapons were seized in this operation.

After expressing a heroic resistance, four of our comrades were martyred in these battles.

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War against ISIS/Daesh: Kubani resistance report from People's Defense Units Media Center (Kurdistan)

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

October 7, 2014 – Kobani resistance continues on its 22nd day despite the ongoing attacks by the ISIS mercenaries and heavy shelling on the city from three point, our units of the People’s Defense Units (YPG) and Women’s Defense Units (YPJ) have managed to inflict serious losses on the ISIS terrorists.

Continous battles at eastern and southern fronts, Botan and Megtel neighborhoods, near the hill Mishtenur and the Kaniya Kurdan area in southeast of the city are ongoing. This morning our units engaged in an offensive against the mercenaries in Kaniya Kurdan area and were able to defeat them, while fierce clashes and direct confrontations are continuing, ISIS mercenaries are targeting the center of the city with tanks and heavy weapons.

Our troops carried out an operation against the mercenaries sited behind the hill Mishtenur last night in southeastern Kobani, two vehicles carrying the mercenaries were destroyed in this attack, also this afternoon our forces managed to destroy a tank stationed near the hill Mishtenur.

It has been confirmed by our troops that 67 ISIS fighters were killed during the fighting that took place in the last 24 hours.

Of our comrades who defended Kobani of their free will and became an example of sacrifice, 12 of them martyred in action.

October 6, 2014 – Our troops carried out an operation against ISIS terrorists yesterday near the villages of Misteriha and Qadisiye, southeast Jaz’ah region. A military vehicle was destroyed and 8 of the mercenaries were killed, also a group of ISIS fighters who came to rescue the other group were ambushed and 4 of them were killed.

In the southwestern of Serekaniye city near the village of Dahma, our units carried out an operation targeting the movements of the mercenary groups, resulted in 4 killed ISIS fighters.

YPG: People’s Defense Units Media Center
Rojava (Syrian Kurdistan)

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"Filaki" – Prison World: Film about the 2007 prison uprising – English subtitles + PDF (Greece)

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

ABC Hurricane uploaded the Filaki – Prison World DVD about 2007 prison riots uprising in Greece.

PDF: Prison World – Filaki zine

Documentary from Greece about the prison society, its role in social control and the ongoing rebellion against it…

The film focuses on the prison uprisings against the political repression and social war against the comrades in Greece as well as the hunger strikes against the Type-F prisons in Turkey which soon spread to engulf many of the prisons in Greece. These prisons are similar to the Type-C prisons in Greece, the FIES in Spain, the CSC in the UK and other punitive isolation torture regimes around the world.

During the afternoon R.Z. escapes again, for the last time. A detainee shouts to him, ‘How did you do it?’. R.Z answers: ‘From there at the top… you can’t find a way to escape from those walls, because there are other walls beyond… another prison. You must escape from the roof, and head towards the sun. They will never be able to build a wall between the sun and the earth’.

Our passion for freedom is stronger than all prisons!!!

Vimeo link- https://vimeo.com/108159482

This is a DVD rip. Contact abc-hurricane [at] riseup [dot] net if you would like an original DVD copy.

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Flyposter for YPJ female resistance fighters (Kurdistan)

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Victory for YPJ (Women’s Protection Unit) against the murderers of the ISIS/Daesh.

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War Against ISIS/Daesh: People's Defense Units repel ISIS forces in Kubani (Kurdistan)

Monday, October 6th, 2014

325 receives and transmits the following:

Oct. 6th Communique from People’s Defense Units – Media Center

ISIS terrorist attacks aiming at the occupation of Kobani continue on the 21st day. Mercenary groups repeatedly shell the city on three sides and attempt to enter the town. Direct confrontations and heavy clashes are continuing at the eastern
and southern fronts, Megtel and Botan neighborhooods.

Mercenary groups attacked the hill Mishtenur on two sides and attempted to enter the town last night in southeast Kobani, but the advance of the mercenaries was stopped as a result of our force’s heavy repulse, where fighting continues in the mentioned areas, yet we cannot confirm the number of dead of the mercenaries.

At the western front our units repulsed terrorist attacks on three sides, managed to inflict big losses on the mercenaries and forced them to retreat, again we cannot confirm the number of dead of the attackers.

Mercenaries attempted to attack with a car bomb last night on the eastern front. Our forces were able to destroy the vehicle before reaching the defensive lines and killing two attackers.

In the morning hours mercenaries attacked Kanya Kurdan area from three sides, and clashes erupted between our units and the terrorists. According to what has been confirmed 8 mercenaries were killed as a result of these clashes which are ongoing in the area.

Meanwhile at the eastern front our units carried out an operation against terrorists, targeting their sites. Our troops managed to destroy a military vehicle of the ISIS fighters without confirming the number of dead in their ranks.

ISIS terrorist attacks that aim at the occupation of Kobani and the elimination of the Kurdish will and are continuing at the moment and has entered it’s twentieth days, the unparalleled resistance of our units will enable us to change the balance of the world.

Since yesterday morning hours the violent clashes have not stopped. Where the heaviest clashes took place at the southern and eastern front of the city, in direct confrontations, 74 ISIS mercenaries were killed according to what has been confirmed by our troops.

As a result of remarkable resistance by our units on all sides of the city, repelling the invaders attacks, 15 of our comrades are martyred in action after facing the mercenaries with all their strength.

Our troops also carried out an operation against ISIS terrorists yesterday near the villages of Misteriha and Qadisiye, southeast Jaz’ah region. A military vehicle was destroyed and 8 of the mercenaries were ambushed and 4 of them were killed.

In the southwestern of Serekaniye city near the village of Dahma, our units carried out an operation targeting the movements of the mercenary groups, resulting in 4 killed ISIS fighters.

Of our martyrs was valiant comrade Arin [Mirkan], who was able to perform a fedai action, blowing herself up and killing dozens of ISIS mercenaries to stop their advance. Such strong will and determination shown by comrade Arin will be the spirit of resistance in the hearts of all of our combatants of the People’s Defense Units and Women’s Defense Units. If needed all of our fighters will be comrade Arin and shall not allow the mercenaries to reach their wishes at whatever cost.

Source : YPG official twitter account @DefenseUnits

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War against ISIS/Daesh: Anonymous Declares #OpKobane In Solidarity With Kobane (Kurdistan)

Monday, October 6th, 2014

In response to the call for international actions of solidarity with the brave
people of Kobane who are fighting both ISIS and the fascist Turkish military &
Turkish police who are helping & supporting ISIS we hereby declare the beginning of #OpKobane!! Here is a small list of targets to begin with. This operation will not stop until Turkey stops assisting ISIS terrorists and stops blocking Freedom Fighters from entering Kobane to help their fellow brothers & sisters defend Kobane!
Sail safe comrades & aim true!!

Turkish National Police : http://www.egm.gov.tr
Turkish Armed Forces : http://www.tsk.tr/ing/
Website of Turkish president : http://www.tccb.gov.tr/pages/
Turkish ministry of interior : http://www.mia.gov.tr/

These are just a small sample of potential targets, we’re sure you can find more!

Please use hashtag #OpKobane when publicizing news of this operation!

#OpKobane #Anonymous #AntiSec
#FuckISIS #FuckTheTurkishState

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War against ISIS/Daesh: Turkish embassy cars burned in Berlin by Commando Berivan Sason (Germany)

Sunday, October 5th, 2014

People of Kobane, hear us. In this bitter hour of the inhuman threat, we see you freedom lovers in the world and we call to you: take courage. The city of Kobane is surrounded by the ISIS-murderers. On three sides ISIS confronts the city. If they take the city. it will inevitably lead to a massacre of the remaining Kurdish people on site. They have no way to flee to the north, because there already waiting are the Turkish army …

Turkey will decide at the present day on the extension of the ‘anti-terrorist’ struggle. This will mainly affect Kurdish people in Syria, which they as well as the PKK (Kurdish Peoples Party) stand on the Turkish terror list. Turkey’s fear of the Kurdish people is greater than of the ISIS-fighters. For example, Turkey supports the ISIS-fighters to their best of their will, for example, at border crossings to Syria or arms shipments that were observed by Kurdish people, or the medical care of injured ISIS-fighters in Turkish territory. On the Turkish side of the border, the Turkish army is using force of arms against all those Kurdish people trying to come to Kobane to oppose the corruption. Clashes occur daily there between Turkish security forces and Kurdish people who come from all over Turkey to help the trapped fighters of YPG in Kobane.

Tonight we have attacked the Turkish State in the NATO hinterland to brand it as an inhuman actor in this conflict. Two vehicles of the Turkish State – representatives of the Embassy are burned … At the same time, we appeal to everyone, not to stand idly by, ignite the solidarity for our brothers and sisters.

We tremble with the combatants, but their determination is our courage. We will not abandon the ideals and freedom. Maximum global solidarity!

Long live freedom!

In Memory of Berivan Sason, fallen but never dead!

Commando Berivan Sason

NB: Ceylan Ozalp (Code Name: Berivan Sason) was an active fighter and leader with several comrades in the northern Syrian Kurdish city Kobanê in armed resistance against the ISIS/Daesh.

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'In Defense of Kubani' – Call for Actions of International Solidarity (Kurdistan)

Sunday, October 5th, 2014

325 received this text from our comrades of Anarchist Network, an international network of Persian-speaking anarchists. Check this site. Death to Daesh/ISIS.

As you know, war and conflict on the Kanton boundaries of Kurdistan, West of Kubani, from September 2014 has started.

This conflict is between “Progressive Revolutionary Fighters Y.P.G.” and Daesh / ISIS criminal forces, and due to the latest news, war is raging strongly.

This situation is worrying us a lot. The main purpose of writing this report is to change observation of this tragic dangerous situation in which our “Dear Kurdish People” and “Our Comrades” are facing day and night, into a direct participation and into actions which could lead to an international support in helping defenseless Kurdish women, men and children.

We can work together to assist Kurds in Kubani which can show “the power of our will” and “our conscience” towards people in need.

This can be through any kind of actions, gathering together in different cities, countries, nationally and internationally.

To achieve this aim, we would like to ask all “Anarchist Groups and Organisations” around the world for an “International Day of Support and Solidarity with Kurdish People”.

Please, please, let’s put our differences aside and work together to rescue a “Nation Who Are So Defenseless, Fleeing Their Home” and running with empty hands and barefeet and hungry and thirsty in the desert and mountains to arrive somewhere safe, but thousands of them, among them many children, have already died of starvation on their way to nowhere.

The shocking story is this: Those innocents who can arrive in some countries like Turkey, not only will be not protected, but are being brutally attacked by the fascist military of the Turkish government. This is something inhuman.

How can we stay silent and do NOTHING??? We are human, aren’t we?
Kubani is our heart and our heart’s beat should not fall.

The fall of Kubani is the fall of us all, against religious fascist forces like Daesh / ISIS, etc.

Please let us know of any actions in support, it does not matter which action you choose, as long as it is a progressive one which can awaken the people of the world…

Anarchist Network
۲۲/ ۰۹/ ۲۰۱۴

PS: To follow the latest news of “Kurdistan”, please visit: Kurdistan Syria-Rojava in Farsi / Kurdish and other Kurdishpages.

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Anarchists cross the border from Turkey in solidarity with fighters in Kurdistan against ISIS (Syria)

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

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In Shingal, Kobane and all Rojava, ISIS is Dehak and the people are Kawa

by Devrimci Anarşist Faaliyet – DAF – Revolutionary Anarchist Action

In Kurdistan, people are fighting against ISIS, “the procreated violence” given birth to by capitalism and the States that start wars for their own benefits. ISIS, the subcontractor of the States that pursue income strategies on the region, is attacking people while yelling “Islamic State!” and “holy war, jihad!”. People are suffering from hunger and thirst, getting ill, getting injured; migrating and dying. They are still fighting in that struggle for existence. People are fighting not for the schemes and strategies around meeting tables, not for income, but for their freedom.

As freedom is to exist in danger of being non-existent. As freedom is to live. Like the fight of Kawa, defending the life by resisting against Dehaks.

And now the USA, the EU, Turkey, all the states that have expectations of income from the region, are establishing coalitions against ISIS, the “procreated violence” which in reality isn’t a disturbance to them at all. (more…)

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Istanbul: Construction machine sabotaged by 'FAI/IRF Furious Hookers Militia' (Turkey)

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

A night in Bagcılar… we were at the foot of the Beast

Even though, the deepest darkness of the night is thought to hide all of this system’s infamies, it also becomes accomplice to some furious hookers who want to destroy this shit before the dawn. Although street lights, shop lights, surveillance cameras and MOBESEs sure- the eyes and ears of the State- prowl to betray us by giving a feeling like we’re under the surveillance of a rapist, this can not prevent us from transforming our rage against this rotten system to action by coalescing with shadows which remain for us from the night.

Here in one of the nights again, in Istanbul/Bagcilar, we attacked a yellow beast, which only has a task to dig concrete disintergrating the land, which takes an active role in the clear-cut of forests and in the urbanization of the last places remaining without concrete, by cutting the blood stream and defusing the connection between its organs.

We took this action in order to contribute to the “Anarchist Prisoners Global Week of Solidarity (23-30 August)”. First, we dedicate this action to anarchist comrade Tamara Sol Farías Vergara who is now in prison under charge of shooting and wounding a security guard of a bank, then Nikos Maziotis, who is now in prison after being arrested in an armed conflict, claiming the tradition of never surrendering, and to his partner Panagiota Roupa who is on the run now. Also we dedicate this action to all anarchist and anti-authoritarian prisoners around the world who are fighting against the institutions of domination.

“We were awake last night, with the dawn somethings were going wrong somewhere.”


FAI/IRF Furious Hookers Militia

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İstanbul: ATM burned by FAI-IRF / Nihilist Cell (Turkey)

Friday, May 30th, 2014

On May 29, at about 11 PM, we burned down an ATM branch of Yapi Kredi Bank in
Kadikoy, Istanbul. This act is to be a reminder that without bringing damage to the system and its institutions there can be no real talk of freedom. Those who seek to disrupt the power relations that shape all the aspects of our daily life can only do so by permanent attack.

We call everyone who is fed up with the tyranny of the forces of establishment to sabotage the oppression-and-injustice-yielding state apparatus and the finance organizations that pull its strings, and thereby to reverse the ordinary flow of life.

This act is dedicated to Berkin Elvan and Uğur Kurt who has been murdered by the police.

SABOTAGE, DAMAGE, DESTRUCTION!

FAI-IRF/ NIHILIST CELL

29 Mayıs Perşembe gecesi, saat:23.00 sularında, Kadıköy Moda Caddesi’nde bulunan Yapı Kredi Bankası’na ait bankamatik şubesini molotoflayarak tahrip ettik. Bu eylemi, sisteme ve sistemin kurumlarına zarar vermeden özgürlükten bahsedilemeyeceğini bir kez daha hatırlatmak için yaptık. Gündelik hayatın tamamına nüfuz eden güç ilişkilerini parçalamak isteyenler, bunu ancak kesintisiz biçimde saldırarak başarabilirler.

Düzen güçlerinin zorbalığından rahatsız olan herkesi, zulüm ve adaletsizlik üreten devlet aygıtını ve onun iplerini elinde tutan finans kurumlarını sabote ederek hayatın akışını tersine çevirmeye davet ediyoruz. Unutmayın; saldırmadığımız sürece yaşayan ölülerden bir farkımız yok.

Eylemimizi polis tarafından katledilen Berkin Elvan’a ve Uğur Kurt’a adıyoruz.

SABOTAJ, TAHRİBAT, YIKIM!

FAI-IRF/ NİHİLİST HÜCRE

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Istanbul: ELF-FAI/IRF torched an excavator in North Forests (Turkey)

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

While we lit a cold and dark night with a pile of iron, the rising flames could be seen far from the site and aside from the pleasure that has given us, the action was taken in the service of eco-vandalism lobby which has a name that’s never been heard.

On Thursday, February 20th, in Poyraz rural regions of Anatolian part of Istanbul, we attacked an excavator which is left to sleep on the verge of excavating the nature and we spray painted several locations around the site with the signs of ‘ELF-FAI/IRF’. While this nature killer became unusable with a simple, time-set, handmade incendiary device, the message we wanted to give was clear: “If you build it, we will burn and destroy it!”.

Our major motivations for this action are;

We wanted to emphasize that the definitive attack against the dictatorship which legitimizes itself by conducting ecocide projects such as ‘3. Bosphorus Bridge’ and ‘Canal Istanbul’, has to be manifested no more relying on stereotypes liberal-pacifist “consciousness raising campaigns” and “judicial process”. These kind of organizations are just trying to delay what is unavoidable and to hinder the reasonable eco-defense ground against current ecological destruction. Trying to get a positive decision from the State’s justice system which is actually the contractor of ecocides, they help weakening the anger by channeling it to polls or social media shares. (more…)

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305 Turkish Airlines workers sacked for fighting for the right to strike (Turkey)

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Did you know that Turkish Airlines sacked 305 workers who struggles for the right to strike; and hired more than one thousand inexperienced and untutored personnel? Do you love your loved ones?

ITF affiliate Turkish Civil Aviation Unions (Hava-Is) began an indefinite strike on 15 May against Turkish Airlines (THY) over the company’s alleged failure to accept any of its proposals regarding collective bargaining and its refusal to reinstate 305 sacked workers.

See link: Reinstate the 305 at Turkish Airlines

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Istanbul: Gezi park – Not about trees, but not about democracy either! (Turkey)

Friday, June 28th, 2013

For more than three weeks now, Turkey is being shaken by massive proletarian revolt, that at its peak so far have driven into streets almost 5 million demonstrators all around the country. The movement’s immediate spark was a brutal state repression, i.e. when police crushed a demonstration against destroying and redevelopment of Gezi park in central Istanbul (right next to Taksim square, a place of infamous massacre of workers in 1977 and highly symbolical for proletarian movement in Turkey). (more…)

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