As political repression continues to increase in Turkey amidst a widespread economic crisis, the current situation under the autocratic Erdogan regime has important implications for the current in Rojava as well as the ongoing Syrian conflict. We republish this interview with Turkey-based anarchist organization Devrimci Anarşist Faaliyet (DAF) [@DAFaaliyet] from October 2018 to give insight into the current situation. The interview was conducted by a member of the Workers Solidarity Movement (WSM) of Ireland.Continue reading Between Erdogan and #Rojava: Interview with Devrimci Anarşist Faaliyet (DAF) in Turkey
Following Donald Trump’s surprise announcement that he is withdrawing US troops from Syria, we’ve received the following message from an anarchist in Rojava, spelling out what this means for the region and what the stakes are on a global scale. For background, consult our earlier articles, “Understanding the Kurdish Resistance” and “The Struggle Is not for Martyrdom but for Life.”Continue reading The Threat to #Rojava – An Anarchist in Syria Speaks on the Real Meaning of Trump’s Withdrawal
Istanbul, Turkish territory: Young Workers Association (GIDER) participated in the protests against the economic crisis. GIDER walked with a pancard written “You are Crisis, We are Liberation”.Continue reading #Istanbul: Young Workers Association’s in the streets Against Economic Crisis
Istanbul, Kadıköy : High schoolers,which made action against school reports and exams in June with the statement, “School reports are yours, future is ours!”, were taken into custody with torture. 10 high schoolers were taken into custody, including activists of Highschool Anarchist Action(LAF) High school students are calling to come to the Kartal Anadolu Courthouse C Door on December 25, 9:00am to support arrested students.Continue reading #Istanbul: High Schoolers Distributing Leaflets Against ‘Torture Custodies by Police’ Were Taken Into Custody
Three women attempting to reach Europe were found dead with their necks slashed close to the border of Turkey and Greece.
As repression keeps mounting in Turkey amidst a generalised economic crisis, we had the chance of discussing with a member of Devrimci Anarşist Faaliyet (DAF), a Turkish anarchist organisation, the current situation under Ergogan and its implications in the ongoing Syrian conflict and the new balance of power which is being created out of this civil war. Their perspectives are of interest to militants everywhere in the Globe.
Strike Communiqué 1: The Women’s Strike is not an event, but a movement. The Women’s Strike makes feminism a threat again.
Statement by the Turkish anarchist group Devrimci Anarşist Faaliyet (DAF) on Newroz 2018, after jihadists destroyed the Kurdish Kawa statue in Afrin.
Todays protests in solidarity with Afrin in Dortmund, Germany are banned by police authorities. Yesterday the cops already banned a gathering in solidarity with Afrin in Bonn. Last night cops also surrounded the autonomous center in Wuppertal and carried out ID checks after a gathering in solidarity with Afrin. The cops also checked people at Marienstrasse in Wuppertal. On Monday (06:00pm in front of the City Arkaden) people in Wuppertal will take the streets again to protest in solidarity with Afrin. All these cities are in the German state of Nort Rhine Westphalia. While authorities are banning protests against the Turkish miliraty aggression against Afrin, the German government approved 31 arms deals for the Turkish army between December 18, 2017 and January 24, 2018.
ANF has acquired footage from the civilian convoy which was bombed by the invading Turkish state, exposing the misinformation that “military vehicles were hit”. The footage shows civilian vehicles torn to pieces with bombs and shrapnel.