[VIDEO] The „Women Rise Up For Afrin“ Campaign enters the 2nd stage. Zozan Sima, member of the Jineoloji Academy Rojava explains the connection between the war in Efrin, worldwide rising fascism and the importance of women’s revolution.
YPG International released a statement saluting Abdullah Öcalan’s 69th birthday. In the statement, YPG International called on all their comrades, friends, and all revolutionaries to use their legitimate right to retaliate against the global fascism of the Turkish state and against its collaborators.
The organizers of todays demo of Turkish fascists and nationalists announced yesterday that they were expecting 1000 people on their demo, but only about 300 showed up earlier today. At the autonomous center (AZ Wuppertal) people confronted the fascists and nationalists with spontaneous counter protests. A reportback.
Germany: Cops raided facilities of the Kurdish association NAV-DEM in Hannover yesterday. During the raid cops confiscated a lot of material of the association.
A comrade and friend of the late YPJ fighter Anna Campbell organized a memorial in Olympia, as they were unable to attend Anna’s memorial in her hometown of Bristol, UK.
Statement from Şehîd Şevger’s anarchist comrades in Rojava.
Call for a rally in solidarity with Rojava in Philadelphia, city hall, on April 2, 5:00pm (local time).
Statement by the Turkish anarchist group Devrimci Anarşist Faaliyet (DAF) on Newroz 2018, after jihadists destroyed the Kurdish Kawa statue in Afrin.
Statement by a group about the attack on a new (it’s in construction) police station in the Elberfeld district in Wuppertal, Germany.
Around 100 people gathered in Vienna at 10 pm to have a 30 minutes long spontaneous, angry and wild demonstration on the international solidarity day for Efrin.
Afrin has become the scene of the latest episode of the bloody war in Syria. After two months of intense resistance, the SDF [Syrian Democratic Forces, a multiethnic militia led by the Kurdish YPJ/YPG] have withdrawn from the city that gives its name to the Afrin Canton so as to ensure that civilians have an evacuation route. This strategic maneuver is motivated by the necessity to protect hundreds of thousands of civilians that live in the city among which, scores of refugees from many parts of Syria. Until this episode, Afrin had been an oasis of peace and stability in which more than 300,000 refugees had found a home in the otherwise war-torn Syria. But now the intense shelling and the Turkish airstrikes have forced over a million people to flee their homes.
About 500 people took part in a demonstration of the alliance “Solidarity wirh Afrin Dortmund” on March 21. It was one of the biggest mobilizations in Dortmund, Germany since the start of the attacks by the Turkish regime against Afrin.