The owners of the Belgrade Maksim Caffe Lounge Bar are currently receiving threats from the Serbian police as well as Turkish authorities to close down the café due to its alleged perpetuation of ‘terrorist activities’.Continue reading #Turkey’s ‘purge’ spreads to #Serbia as police threatens a Kurdish owned café
A memorial demonstration for Halim Dener took place in Hannover, Germany yesterday. The Kurdish teenager had been killed 24 years ago by German police.
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).
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.