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YJA Star Guerrilla: “Just as Turkey was defeated in Zap and Garê, it will be defeated today” [Southern Kurdistan/Northern Iraq]

One of the guerrillas resisting the Turkish invasion attacks in South Kurdistan said: “Just as Turkey was defeated in Zap in 2008 and in Garê in 2021, they will be defeated today.

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HPG: 37 more Turkish soldiers were killed in actions by guerrillas [Souther Kurdistan / Northern Iraq]

HPG announced numerous guerrilla actions that killed 37 Turkish soldiers in the Zap region of the guerrilla-held Medya Defense Zones in southern Kurdistan (northern Iraq) where the Turkish army has been conducting an invasion operation since April 17.

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HPG: 41 soldiers killed and two drones shot down in 24 hours [Southern Kurdistan – Northern Iraq]

In the course of the Turkish invasion of South Kurdistan, 41 soldiers have been killed and two drones shot down in 24 hours, according to the HPG.

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Turkish attack on Avaşin and Zap: 28 soldiers killed, 2 helicopters damaged by guerrillas [Southern Kurdistan /Northern Iraq]

Southern Kurdistan (Northern Iraq). Turkey has launched a new invasion attack on guerrilla areas. HPG responded to the attacks immediately and stated, “28 Turkish soldiers have been killed, 9 others injured, and 2 attack helicopters were damaged in the counterattacks so far.

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Gulîstan, Land of Roses – Kurdish Women in combat against the Islamic State [Video documentary]

Gulîstan, Land of Roses (French title: Gulîstan, terre de roses) is a 2016 feature-length documentary film about women guerillas in a Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) Free Women’s Unit, in combat against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, directed by Kurdish Montreal filmmaker Zaynê Akyol. Shot in Iraqi Kurdistan, the film is co-produced Montreal’s Périphéria Productions, Germany’s MitosFilm and the National Film Board of Canada.

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Tristan Leoni: #Iraq, from riot to impossible reform – Part 2: 2019 Political reform or civil war?

After the revolts of October 2018, Iraq experienced twelve months of relative calm. However, basically the economic and social situation remained broadly the same. Iraq didn’t experience a new wave of protests until October 2019, which initially turned out to be very similar to the previous one. What is new, however, is the magnitude and intensity of the mobilization, the level of violence used by the demonstrators and the level of repression. After a break of a few weeks due to a Shiite pilgrimage, the protest, which looked like extinguished, resumed but appeared to be transformed, on both form and content, and both in terms of demands and sociology of the participants. As the weeks passed, and despite the deaths, the fatigue and the phases of retreat, the movement continues in a quasi-routine of demonstrations and riots… but it can’t find a way out. Although the Prime Minister has promised to meet the demands of the protesters, he was forced to throw in the towel at the end of November, plunging Iraq further into uncertainty. At the time of writing, the mobilization continues.

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Tristan Leoni: #Iraq, From riot to impossible reform – Part One: Rage and Fire 2018

I stopped in elementary school, but I already knew how to shoot with a Kalashnikov. We were training in the neighborhood.

A Basra resident, former militiaman
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Statement by Kurdish-speaking Libertarians: “We condemn the Turkish state attack and invasion of the Iraqi #Kurdistan”

The support and solidarity with innocent people can be done in different ways. It can be through launching complaints, expressing anger and frustration, protests, and demonstrations. The best kind of support and solidarity is boycotting all the goods that are made in Turkey and by Turkish companies wherever they are. Boycotting its media, universities, language colleges and stopping holiday bookings to Turkey. While Turkey has got so many interests in Iraqi Kurdistan the boycott is very effective. Turkey has hundreds of companies plus colleges, shops, factories there, and it is the main country for Kurdish holiday makers. In short Iraqi Kurdistan is one of the main market for the Turkish capitalists and the others. Boycotting Turkey and the Turkish goods can also put pressure on the Kurdistan Reginal Government, KRG, Iraq and the foreign companies to meet people’s demand.

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The Anarchist Era Collective’s Statement on the Assassination of an Iranian State Terrorist

Collective statement from the “Anarchist Era” about the assassination of Qasem Soleimani.

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Uprising in Southern #Iraq After Assassination of Militant Thaer al-Tayeb

Revolutionaries torched headquarters of two pro-Iran militias in Diwaniya, Iraq after the assassination of militant Thaer al-Tayeb, who had participated in the anti-government revolt in Baghdad.

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