According to the Federal Prosecutor’s Office, 50 new investigations have been initiated in the first two months of 2018 on suspicion of links to the PKK.
Statement by the assembly of the Arbeiter*innenjugendzentrum (AJZ) Bielefeld (Germany) about the criminalization of the 24 year old Halim Dener graffiti. According to police the graffiti contains a banned symbol of the Kurdish organization CDK (Democratic Community of Kurdistan) and has to be removed (after 24 years).
On March 3 there will be a demonstration in solidarity with Afrin in Berlin. People from across Germany will come to Berlin and the difference with many other demonstrations in solidarity with Afrin is that many German organizations and initiatives are also calling for the demonstration. This comes after German police authorities again and again demonstrations in solidarity with Afrin and police authorities in Cologne even announced that they will ban all future demonstrations that are organized by the Kurdish NAV_DEM association. Immediately after the announcement by the police authorities in Cologne, Facebook started to censor postings on the NAV-DEM Facebook page.
Today it’s 19 years ago that Abdullah Öcalan was arrested. Statement by the International Initiative “Freedom for Abdullah Öcalan – Peace in Kurdistan”: On the 19th anniversary of his abduction we demand: Freedom for Abdullah Öcalan. On February 17th there will be a transnational demonstration in Strasbourg, France.
More than 20.000 people came to Cologne, Germany, yesterday to protest against the Turkish military aggression in Afrin, Rojava. But the demo was stopped by riot cops because people were waving flags with a portrait of Abdullah Öcalan, one of the founders of the PKK, an organisation that is banned in Germany since 1993.
The cops expected between 200 and 300 people at yesterdays demonstration against the Turkish military aggression in Afrin (Rojava), but 1000 people joined the demonstration in Wuppertal, Germany. Among the 4 arrested people on a solidarity with Afrin demo in Hannover, Germany today were 2 minors. On Saturday there will be similar demo in Cologne. According to German mainstream media reports, organizers expect 20.000 people. Anarchists are calling for an anti-authoritarian block on Saturdays demonstration in Cologne. Anarchists in Afrin, Rojava need financial support for food. They started a fundraiser (link in the aricle).
Image: Demonstration in solidarity with Afrin in Wuppertal, Germany last night. Image by Straszenkultur.
Statement about the Turkish military agression against Afrin (Rojava) by Devrimci Anarşist Faaliyet (Revolutionary Anarchist Action, DAF).
Message from an anarchist comrade in Afrin to the comrades of Insurecction News.
Music is therapy and this is being recognised more and more these days. If you are stuck on a remote pacific island in hellish conditions the outlet provided by music can really help you to stay positive and fulfil some of your dreams amid dank oppression. A refugee who has been accomplishing much while indefinitely incarceration is Farhad Bandesh, a Kurd who escaped from Iran’s draconian Islamic regime only to have the lead boot of another crush him again.
In the beginning of 2017 we established the bases of Internationalist Commune of Rojava, working and organizing a new generation of internationalism to challenge capitalist modernity. Since then, different people from several places had been working on this project, sharing perspective, ideas, and practical work, making the internationalist commune grow in a physical and in a ideological way. In this months, we learned better which is our place in Rojava, how we can support to expand this revolution, and how we can organize ourselves for fulfill our duties as internationationalists in this revolution.
Image by The Internationalist Commune.
Some anarchists and libertarian Marxists oppose the concepts of national self-determination and national liberation. They argue that these slogans deny class struggle, endorse nationalism, is contrary to anarchist principles, and lead to Leninism. I respond to these arguments, saying that anarchists should be in solidarity with the people of oppressed nations without endorsing their nationalist leaders.
Dozens have been injured or detained as the German police attacked the Kurds joining a centralized march in Dusseldorf against AKP fascism and German state’s criminalization of Kurds and democrats.