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Interview: “#CHAZ is here to stay until demands are met by the Mayor of #Seattle”

Author: Katarina Pavičić-Ivelja

Throughout the past weeks, in the midst of Black Lives Matter protests, Seattle has seen violent clashes as the police, and the National Guard attacked protesters in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. However, the clashes seem to have inspired self-organization in the area which finally lead to the formation of a police-free, community lead territory known as the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone. As the protesters constructed barricades around the perimeter of the newly proclaimed autonomous zone and erected signs containing messages such as „You are now entering free Capitol Hill“ (which seems to be visibly inspired by the mural thats stands at the entrance of a self-declared autonomous nationalist area of Derry, Northern Ireland, that existed between 1969 and 1972) , „People’s republic of Capitol Hill“, „No-cop co-op“ and alike, the Zone caught the public eye and caused an avalanche of various responses on social media.

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#Turkey: Leyla Güven, solidarity and liberation: Why the hunger strike is a women’s issue?

“Today, the policy of isolation against Mr Öcalan is imposed not only on him but — in his personage — on society as a whole. Isolation is a crime against humanity. I am starting an indefinite hunger strike to protest against Mr Öcalan’s isolation. I won’t be defending myself in court from now on. I will continue to protest until the judiciary has ended its illegal decisions and until this isolationist policy has ended. If necessary, I will lead this protest to the death.”

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#Rojava: Combating violence is crucial for the success of the women’s revolution

After nearly a month of conducting various projects, activities, seminars and demonstrations highlighting the role of combating violence against women in the context of democratization of society, central manifestations are taking place today all across Rojava with the purpose of marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

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Women of #Rojava in solidarity with Croatia against obstetric violence: Kongra Star supports campaign #PrekinimoŠutnju

Kurdish activists, members of the Kongra Star women’s rights movement in Rojava, have solidarized with the struggle of Croatian women against dehumanizing hospital practices in the context of reproductive health by making their own contribution to the current campaign #PrekimoimoŠutnju (#BreakTheSilence).

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Rahima Abdullah’s “Olive branch” – Young writer publishes book shedding light on the suffering of Afrin civilians under the Turkish invasion

Ever since the start of the Turkish invasion on the 20th of January, which ended with the capture of Afrin city on the 18th March and left hundreds of children, women and men dead, around 150 000 civilians fled the enclave, while, according to the reports provided by the UN, around 143 000 inhabitants still remain in the area.

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Report: #Ljubljana, #Slovenia – Solidarity demonstration to #StopAfrinGenocide

Reportback about a demonstration in solidarity with Afrin in Ljubljana, Slovenia on March 21.

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The 8th of March in #Afrin is a testament to the resilience of the #Rojava revolution

Interview with Sara [full identity known to the author], a Spanish member of the autonomous, women’s branch of the Internationalist Commune of Rojava, who visited Afrin a couple of days ago.

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‘Make #Rojava Green Again’: Ecology as a path towards an equal society

This month marked the official beginning of the campaign launched by the Internationalist Commune of Rojava under the name ‘Make Rojava Green Again’, which aims to pinpoint the current ecological issues present in Rojava as an aftermath of the civil war in Syria. ‘Make Rojava Green Again’ thus seeks to utilize practical work to contribute to the environmental preservation, as well as it adds to the manifestation of the ideological framework of the Rojava revolution in all aspects of daily life.

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