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dinsdag 10 juli 2018

Anarchic update news all over the world - 10.07.2018



Today's Topics:

  

1.  US, black rosefed: SURE, WE CAN ELECT THE OCCASIONAL
      DEMOCRAT PROGRESSIVE. THEN WHAT? (a-infos-en@ainfos.ca)
   

2.  France, Alternative Libertaire AL #285 - Parcoursup: how to
      get rid of it ? (fr, it, pt) [machine translation]
      (a-infos-en@ainfos.ca)
   

3.  [Russia] Repressions against the Narodnaya Samooborona
      Organization By ANA (pt) [machine translation] 

      (a-infos-en@ainfos.ca)
   

4.  [Chile] Launch of the book "Libertarian Municipalism. The
      territorial politics of Social Ecology "and talk about Kurdistan
      By ANA (ca, pt) [machine translation] (a-infos-en@ainfos.ca)
   

5.  Letter from an Iberian anarchist in northern Syria: What can
      we learn from the Rojava revolution? By ANA (ca, pt)
      (a-infos-en@ainfos.ca)
   

6.  Britain, London Anarchist Communists Group: Rebel City
      Crowdfunder (a-infos-en@ainfos.ca)


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Message: 1





We reprint this post as part of our ongoing efforts to critically look at left 
electoralism and to pose an alternative vision of movement building and popular power from 
below. Here Black Agenda Report editor Bruce Dixon bravely pushes the logic of elections 
when he states: "What we rarely bother to think through is what we actually GET when we 
win." We also recommend a more detailed follow up on Ocasio-Cortez's victory by this same 
author, "On Magical Thinking VS Sober Analysis of the Ocasio-Cortez Victory in NY." ---- 
By Bruce A. Dixon, Black Agenda Report ---- Yesterday Alexandra won a NYC Democratic 
congressional primary in a majority Latino district against the arrogant right wing,out of 
touch white head of the Queens Democratic party, who hadn't even seen a primary challenger 
since 2004. The white guy was so deep in the pocket of corporate contributors that he was 
one of the few favored to succeed or oust Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi. That's how the 
two parties choose their leaders in every state legislature and both houses of Congress - 
they're the ones who bring in the most donations from wealthy corporations and individuals.

Ocasio-Cortez campaigned on single payer health care and free college tuition. She 
denounced the latest massacre in Gaza. She says ICE ought to be abolished, and the day 
before the election she was at a South Texas immigrant detention center. She's a young 
working class Puerto Rican woman who reportedly refused corporate cash and was working a 
real job, waiting tables at the beginning of her campaign. She's a DSA member and 
professes to be a socialist. And now she's the Democratic nominee in a New York City 
congressional district. What does it all mean?

What Does It All Mean?
For a lot of people on the left, it's an occasion for celebration. I can understand that, 
I worked my behind off in campaigns against the Daley Machine in my native Chicago for a 
quarter century. We elected progressives to the city council, county offices, the state 
legislature, to Congress in 1983 and in 1987 the mayor's chair. I helped register hundreds 
of thousands of people to vote. I and the folks I worked with imagined that we could build 
a movement that might transform the Democratic party from below. It didn't work out so well.

It turns out that both elected officialdom and the Democratic party are institutions, and 
institutions change individuals way more often than the other way around. Some of our 
folks backed away from their commitments little by little, others frankly flipped, some 
were isolated and outlasted till they could be outspent. Despite the phrase being on 
everybody's lips, we never figured out exactly how to hold anybody's "feet to the fire," 
to enforce any sort of accountability.

We were and still are at the literal whim and mercy of our candidates and officeholders. 
When Chuy Garcia ran for Mayor of Chicago he refused to stand up in front of the Homan 
Square black site and denounce the thing. He even called for the hiring of a thousand more 
Chicago cops, and his movement supporters were utterly unable to talk him into the first 
position or out of the second. Even the Greens are not immune to this phenomenon. When 
Jill Stein chose to back away from a 2016 ballot access drive in Georgia and North 
Carolina there was nothing Greens in those states could do. Nothing. So exactly what does 
holding a candidate or office holder accountable look like? Do any means currently exist 
which enable us to do that? Maybe not. Maybe this is something we've yet to build.

When We Actually Win
Late last year, in a two day Movement School session in Jackson MS, Kali Akuno, the 
co-founder of Cooperation Jackson observed that in Jackson the movement forces proved they 
could elect a Chokwe Lumumba, the father and the son, mayor. But several years and 
multiple elections into the project, they still didn't know what degree of support there 
is in Jackson for their agenda of radical economic transformation.

We figured out years ago how to win elections under the right circumstances. Ocasio-Cortez 
was a Puerto Rican woman running against a lazy white incumbent in a majority Latino NYC 
district, and she built a competent organization. It should have been surprising if she'd 
lost. Her expressed views on most issues are laudable. What we rarely bother to think 
through is what we actually GET when we win.

When we're victorious in executive branch offices like mayoral elections, our candidates 
actually become responsible for administering the austerity and cuts. That's what's 
happening in Jackson MS and Newark NJ, to name just a couple places. We've been electing 
progressives here and there for a long time now. It's time to ask whether our ability to 
elect progressives has far outstripped our ability to exert real pressure upon them. Are 
we transforming the Democratic party, or are we merely legitimizing it, and launching yet 
another glittering career?

I don't pretend to have the answers. But these are questions which ought to be asked. And 
we can't be too thirsty to ask them.

Bruce A. Dixon is managing editor at Black Agenda Report where this article originally 
appeared.

If you enjoyed this piece we recommend the similarly themed pieces: "The Lure of 
Electoralism: From Political Power to Popular Power."  Additional articles can be found in 
our "Electoralism" and "Strategy" tags.

http://blackrosefed.org/dixon-electing-progressives/

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Message: 2






The selection at the entrance of the university, this red line of education policies, was 
implemented this year not without causing staff and students a level of challenge never 
reached since the late 2000s. However, the mobilization was neither strong enough nor 
followed by the first concerned, high school and high school students, to bend a 
particular government. Review and prospects of a struggle that is not over yet. ---- The 
selection at the entrance of the university, this red line of education policies, was 
implemented this year not without causing staff and students a level of challenge never 
reached since the late 2000s. However, the mobilization was neither strong enough nor 
followed by the first concerned, high school and high school students, to bend a 
particular government. Review and prospects of a struggle that is not over yet.

In February, however, the first successful strike days did not result in a major struggle. 
Without building a frontal opposition to the reform, the high school teachers refused to 
collaborate. While they were asked to pre-select the work by evaluating the students' 
orientation wishes, they often gave the most favorable opinions or no opinion at all 
according to the union instructions.

Universities go on strike
Against all odds, it is late, after March 22, that everything has accelerated. The 
relative success of the public service strike day and the railway workers served as 
support. But it is especially the shock caused by the physical attack of the students who 
occupied that evening an amphitheater of the faculty of law of Montpellier, committed by 
thugs of far right and endorsed by the dean, which triggers a protest movement in 
universities. In Toulouse Le Mirail, Paris I, Montpellier, Strasbourg, Lille, Nancy, 
Nanterre, Bordeaux, Nantes, Rennes, Paris VIII Saint-Denis, Censier, Lyon II ... it is 
soon thousands of people who take part in the general assemblies and the campuses are busy.

As the exams approach, the repression is violent and the students engage in a hard and 
courageous partial strike. It is often a majority walkout: GA early test, vote strike, 
departure students who make copies with the only mention "  student-strike  ". Miss high 
school students however: when the reality of social triad operated by Parcoursup explodes 
in the face on the evening of May 22, day of the first responses to their applications, it 
is too late, less than a month before the baccalaureate.

And now ?
Have we lost ? Not yet. Throughout the year, the government has trumpeted that all high 
school graduates would be posted on  September 1 st . From now on, its calendar runs until 
the 21st and will go into the facts well beyond. The start of the academic year will be 
completely disorganized, the formations of the superior knowing their final numbers only 
late in the semester. At the same time other measures destroying qualifications, 
reinforcing social separation, leading to job cuts will be specified: reforms of general, 
technological and vocational high schools, baccalaureate, bachelor's degree. What will all 
the students not or badly do ? And new and new terminal students who now know what awaits 
them? In the universities, the unions of struggle which were implied without hesitation in 
the strike go out strengthened. This return, it must now prepare.

Counter-balance of Parcoursup
In the meantime, the mobilization work goes through a counter-balance of Parcoursup. Until 
the end of the school year, the government has published figures on the number of students 
who have received a proposed assignment. Out of 800 000 applicants, the previous system, 
Admission post-bac (PDB), gave a response to 80  % of them by 8 June 2017 , and 50  % were 
then assigned to their first choice. Parcoursup reached the 80  % of students with an 
answer only at the end of June, at the time of the baccalaureate, and only 40  % have 
definitely accepted a proposal, that is to say are satisfied - or resigned. The others are 
without proposal, waiting for an answer that really corresponds to their choice, even left 
the platform.

On the other hand, the government refuses to give the detailed results by stream of bac, 
by department, by high school of origin. And for good reason, these would reveal the very 
important differences which exist according to the school and territorial situation of the 
pupils, either according to their social origin. That is why the Union Sud-Éducation has 
embarked on a work of counter-expertise. Since May 22nd, he has been calling teachers and 
terminale students to inform and update the situation for their class. It thus constituted 
a database regularly analyzed by trade unionists who put their skills in sociology at the 
service of the project, and was the only source to provide information on inequality 
Parcoursup at the national level.

On the eve of the baccalaureate, this database collected the results for 12,000 students. 
It was observed, for example, that 60  % of candidates enrolled in the vocational sector 
still had no positive response, and that was also the case for 57  % of those enrolled in 
the technological sector [1].

The Ore Law is nothing more than a business of excluding the most fragile students, both 
socially and academically, from access to qualifications that will protect them a minimum 
in the labor market. For this reason, we will continue to fight it.

Julie (AL Saint Denis)

[1] The review form and detailed results, regularly updated, are available on the 
South-Education website: www.sudeducation.org .

http://www.alternativelibertaire.org/?Parcoursup-comment-s-en-debarrasser

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Message: 3





In what ways do Russian special services attempt through torture to create the "extremist 
anarchist community with the aim of overthrowing the constitutional order." ---- In the 
last six months, special services are trying to destroy the anarchist movement in Russia. 
They are using much more cruel methods compared to the "classic" repressions against the 
rioters in Russia. Kidnappings, torture, fabrication of criminal cases. Most notable is 
the case of the " Network " organization , in the course of which the anarchists of Penza 
and St Petersburg are exposed to monstrous pressures and tortures. Explored by official 
media and accused of "terrorist community" for playing airsoft in the forests. Much 
information is being circulated about this case.

But this case is far from the only one. Repression also hit the Crimean anarchists. 
Alexander Kolchenko is a crimean anarchist kept imprisoned for several years. And the new 
crackdown began in March 2018 with mass searches, arrests and torture for the crime 
activists. The reason was the communication in social networks and the notification 
received by the authorities on the holding of a meeting. Now one of the Crimean anarchists 
- Alexey Shestakovich - was forced to leave the country. Other - Evgeny Karakashev - is in 
a detention center.

In addition to attempting to create the idea of a "terrorist community" and cleaning up 
the Crimean peninsula of the anarchists, special services are trying to forge a larger 
criminal case in which they could include not only airsoft players but also any anarchist 
activist . Now they are no longer trying to create the false image of "terrorists," but 
rather "extremists." And the methods are the same. Anarchists from different cities suffer 
torture for distributing readings on members of the "extremist anarchist community" 
Narodnaja Samooborona  (Popular Self-Defense). And it is possible to read in the mass 
media about the brave security officials of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) and 
Center E who report on the detention of the "leader" and "members" of the Narodnaja 
Samooborone  (NS).

Narodnaja Samooborona  is the most popular and fastest growing anarchist media platform in 
recent years. It is published in it news about the events that are happening in the 
country, the world and the anarchist movement, analytical and historical articles and 
materials with an attempt at a critical rethinking of the anarchist theory. In addition, 
many reports of the anarchist actions of Russia and Belarus are published on the platform. 
These reports are not sent from a group or from a group network. Everyone can collaborate 
by submitting reports on their actions and they will be published. By the way,  Narodnaja 
Samooborona  interacts closely with the project  Narodnaja Samooborona (Direct Action), 
whose main objective is a fight against unscrupulous employers and scammers, 
confrontations with bandits and apartment invaders.

A great growth of anarchist activity was noted last year. Anarchist campaigns were held 
regularly from May 2017 to May 2018 - in solidarity with political prisoners of 
anti-corruption protests, comrades arrested after the G20 protests in Gamburg, anarchist 
political prisoners from different countries. There were also actions against loan firms, 
against the Platon system, antifascist actions and memorandum events dedicated to murdered 
antifascists, actions against the increase of tariffs and against the ruling party ... The 
maximum activity was in February and March 2018 when they were organized campaigns against 
the presidential elections and many actions to protest against the repression of the case 
" Network". Actions of different formats were carried out in dozens of Russian cities. 
Most notably were anarchist actions such as the unauthorized march through the street 
Myasnitskaya against the terror of the FSB in Moscow and the action near the local 
department of the FSB in Chelyabinsk, when a banner written "the FSB is the main 
terrorist" was hung and smoke pyrotechnic was launched in the territory of the department. 
Except for solidarity actions for repressed activists in the " Network " case , a small 
attack by anarchists on the "United Russia" office (Russian party currently in power) had 
a special resonance.

All these actions attracted the attention of the special services, which tried to unite 
them as actions of  Narodnaya Samooborona . Previously,  Narodnaya Samooborona  also 
received special attention from the FSB and Center E, who made inroads into anarchist 
events and intimidated activists who might be connected with this movement. Now the growth 
of anarchist activity has drawn his attention by active actions against the "NS". In 
addition, in March 2018, before the start of crackdowns against Moscow anarchists, Russian 
President Vladimir Putin ordered the special services to detect and punish organizers of 
unauthorized actions.

In February, several Moscow anarchists were arrested as suspected of attacking the "United 
Russia" office, and also Chelyabinsk anarchists were convicted of attacking the FSB 
department. Chelyabinsk anarchists after prisoners were tortured in the FSB department. 
Throughout the night they suffered electric shocks to confirm their participation in the 
action. In addition, the FSB terrorists demanded that they say that the idea of the action 
had been found in  Narodnaya Samooborona . And one of the imprisoned comrades - Dmitry 
Tsibukovsky - was designated by the FSB as leader of the Chelyabinsk branch of the 
"extremist anarchist organization"  Narodnaya Samooborona .

In March, repressions continued in Moscow. Center E and the SOBR (Russian Rapid Response 
Force Service) searched and detained the homes of Moscow anarchists before the March 14 
presidential election. One of them - Svyatoslav Rechkalov - was tortured in the SOBR 
minivan. He was forced to confirm his participation and leadership in the "NS", organizing 
actions and anarchist campaigns in the territory of all Russia. Agents of the Center And 
stated that the reason for the tortures is the growing anarchist activity, "the anarchists 
quickly began their actions everywhere."

Clearly the special services are preparing to open a major new criminal case against the 
anarchists, they are trying to get through torture of the anarchists of different cities 
the recognition that all current anarchist actions in Russia were organized and 
coordinated by "NS." This is not true. The media resource of  Narodnaya Samooborona  is, 
above all, a platform and every anarchist group can send content to it. It is obvious that 
special services torture the arrested anarchists and require them to confirm that the 
action was prepared and carried out by "NS" because they want to create an "extremist 
organization."

The reasons of such interest to us are clear. Attempts to clean up the political sphere of 
dissidents in Russia were made for several decades. Recently, special services paid close 
attention to anarchists. And, of course, they could not miss the most popular anarchist 
media platform - especially as the level of anarchist activity increased and the number of 
published reports grew.

The attack on  Narodnaja Samooborona  is an attempt to destroy the anarchist 
info-structure, disabling the most popular media platform that spreads information about 
events from several separate groups.

It is also obvious that repressions are indicative of the effectiveness of anarchist 
activities in Russia. Why do special services catch people who could be anarchists and try 
to designate them as "activists" or "leaders" of  Narodnaja Samooborona  and Russian 
anarchism?

This is because the state is afraid of the growth and activity of the anarchist movement. 
Every effective activity, every upward movement goes against the repressions and pressures 
of the State. We are calling to continue the actions of solidarity with the Russian 
anarchists and to remember all the anarchists who have been repressed. Resisting 
repression is possible only if we are all together, and the struggle must be fought 
against the repressive state policy in its attitude towards all anarchists. So we are 
calling for all cases of repression in Penza, St. Petersburg, the Crimea, Chelyabinsk and 
Moscow to appear in their acts. All these repressions are the links of a chain for us.

But it is also very important not to focus only on this theme by doing actions of 
solidarity with repressed anarchists. If this happens and we forget about other problems 
in our society, the State will achieve its goals, divert our attention and stop the spread 
of our ideas.

And of course no form of repression can suppress our desire for freedom and equity. We are 
calling on the anarchists not to be afraid of anything and continue their struggle. If we 
surrender and retreat now, we will achieve nothing and they will think it is easy to 
repress us. And, of course, every time the anarchist movement grows, repressions will 
grow. Only the dedication in our struggle and solidarity can help us get up at this 
difficult time.

Source: 
https://naroborona.info/2018/06/10/repressions-against-narodnaja-samooborona-people-s-self-defense-organization/

Translation> Gabriel Assis

agência de notícias anarquistas-ana

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We invite you to the third session of the "Book and Magazine Launch Cycle" organized by 
the  Group of Anarchist Studies  (GEA) and the  Anarchist Group Novena Ola . ---- In this 
session we will launch the book " Libertarian Municipalism. The Territorial Politics of 
Social Ecology ", by Editorial Novena Ola . ---- Após o lançamento seguiremos com a roda 
de conversa "A teoria e a prática: Ideias de Bookchin no projeto de liberação curdo", para 
o qual contaremos com a visita de uma companheira do Comitê de Solidariedade com o 
Curdistão, Região Chilena. ---- " The Libertarian Municipalist proposal presented by 
Murray Bookchin, rescues the community value of political making from the territories. It 
seeks to position anarchist practices in the debate on how we should organize ourselves in 
the local community and social world, how we stand up to face the professionals of 
politics, who sustain and safeguard representative democracy and authoritarianism in their 
gut. It gives us some insight into how we can cope with the petty interests of those who 
seek to consolidate the model of capitalist expansion that limits the natural balance and 
well-being of our territories. His proposal calls on us to participate and to create 
tangible spaces of counter-power that gradually sweep away the hegemony of those who 
govern us, exploit and oppress . "

The book will be on sale for only 3,000 pesitos, besides a fair of books and magazines.

We look forward to your participation to share, talk and get to know us.

FB:  https://www.facebook.com/events/169442223914657/

Translation> Sol de Abril

anarchist-ana news agency

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Message: 5





What happens in Rojava today is a revolution. It is not perfect, it is not the utopia we 
can dream as we read Bonano on our recycled couches, it is not spontaneous revolt against 
all authority that tells us an invisible committee, it is not the epic revolution we 
imagine when we talk about the war of 36. But is here and now, and it is the closest to a 
revolution we can experience today. It's up to us to get into history as such. ---- What 
happens in northern Syria is a popular, organized and armed movement; who fights to exist 
and administer a territory against the forces that seek to occupy it. Based on collective 
action, a great revolutionary process is being advocated, where people are organized under 
the principles of democracy, pluralism and the liberation of women.

In Rojava one lives in a bloody war that is waged on many levels, where you not only fight 
forward against the Daesh (Islamic State) or against the Turkish army. It is fought in 
cities and in the countryside, seeking to build an economic system that holds capitalism 
that destroys society and the land that sustains it. It strives in families and 
communities, seeking to end the patriarchal system that oppresses women, defying 
gerontocracy denying the potential of youth, and building a self-organized and communal 
community. There is also a struggle in institutions, seeking to build a democratic system 
where people can decide on their lives and the lands they inhabit, consolidating community 
councils where people can solve problems collectively. An ideological war is also waged in 
the minds, fighting the individualistic, liberal, capitalist and patriarchal mentality in 
which the hegemonic powers sustain their power. Above all, one fights in the minds. And 
the way to fight is education, coexistence, collective and popular formation, where you 
learn to discern what we really need to live from what the system tells us we need to survive.

In Rojava we can learn the path that has the power to perpetuate is to keep ourselves 
isolated, playing against each other, to appear later, as the savior who - using systems 
of monopoly and centralization called States - manages influence in society, pretending to 
solve problems. We can learn that the statistics they present when they say that we come 
out of the crisis are nothing more than numbers and graphs that support their history, the 
history of power. This is how they pretend that, thanks to their interventions, the nation 
is secure and they have been able to avoid the disaster they themselves caused. And we can 
learn that they have not only been able to perpetuate their system of exploitation and 
plunder, but have been able to reinforce and protect it even more. You may not need to go 
to Rojava to learn these things, but here it is clearer than ever that the solution to our 
problems will not come from your hand, or from your parliaments, or even from your 
prefectures that now announce the change. The solution has to come from people because 
only people save the city.

By this, I do not mean that all the effort invested in penetrating your institutions is in 
vain. Institutions themselves are tools that should be used properly, but not just state 
institutions. PAH, for example, has been able to solve more problems than the Ministry of 
Housing. The correct way to understand and use institutions is when they serve to free the 
oppressed from their oppressors. And about this we can also learn in Rojava. Reaching 
state institutions can be worthwhile when behind the people who occupy these institutions, 
there is a popular revolutionary organization, willing to demand that institutions do what 
is right and to solve the problems they have caused. Otherwise, they only become 
demobilization tools,

Estado, colonialismo e revolução

What is happening today in Rojava is the result of more than 4 decades of experience and 
revolutionary organization. The social model that is being built is due to tens of 
thousands of people, men and women, armed and trained to defend themselves, and who were 
able to deal with the oppressive forces struggling to invade their homes. The expulsion of 
the Islamic state from their lands lowered their masks, and the Turkish army decided to 
continue its bloody war in Afrin, this time with its own soldiers. The Turkish state, like 
all states, needs the war to survive. War is its reason for being and its principle of 
prevailing. When military conflict is not profitable, the state will use all sorts of 
tools and strategies to crush the enemy (democratic society) from economic, media, or 
environmental warfare. But when with these weapons do not reach their goals, the last 
resort will always be the use of brute force, the military offensive. And this is 
something we must learn from Rojava.

Western states are not very different from Middle Eastern states, with the difference that 
those who are classified as their 'citizens' have many comforts and privileges. These 
mattress privileges serve to delay resistance and prevent a revolutionary movement that 
will question its hegemony. And it is important to remember that these privileges and 
facilities come to a greater extent from the exploitation and plunder of what we classify 
as the third world.

The Spanish state is an old connoisseur of colonial exploration. The brutal attacks and 
conquests in Latin America that began five centuries ago, plundering and destroying the 
indigenous population, brought great wealth and profits to the kingdom. Monopolies were 
consolidated that maintained a certain hegemony against the capitalist industrialism, that 
was born in England at that time. This system of colonial imperialism, of which the 
Spanish and Portuguese States were the pioneers, extended to other European states in 
Africa, Asia and the Middle East. And it is precisely this model that is now being fought 
in Rojava, with the experience of more than four decades of Kurdistan revolutionary 
liberation movement, and the centuries-old legacy of anticolonial movements worldwide.

An internationalist struggle

Since the beginning of the revolution in 2012, Rojava has proclaimed itself as an 
internationalist revolution. Hundreds of people - mostly Westerners, it must be said, came 
to the call to defend the revolution, and dozens of them fell martyrs fighting who tried 
to destroy them. In Syrian Kurdistan we can learn to appreciate the enormous sacrifice of 
those who gave their lives to defend the revolution not only of Rojava, but of all the 
revolutionary movements that fought for a more just and humane world.

The revolution that took place in Spain in 1936 is still an important milestone for 
revolutionary internationalism. Tens of thousands of socialist militants from more than 50 
countries left their homes, fighting against fascism and taking up arms, knowing that if 
he were not detained in Spain he would also extend to their countries. More than a third 
of these international brigades have fallen martyrs in combat, and we must honor their 
memory and struggle with local militants, from the various revolutionary organizations, 
united in a popular front to face the barbarism of fascism, then dressed as national- 
Catholicism.

In Rojava, fascism is disguised as an Islamic caliphate, thus channeling accumulated 
hatred and frustration after years of imperialist interference. The brutal invasion of 
Iraq in 2003 led by the United States and the complete complicity of the Spanish state has 
been a major cause of terror and hatred, which has allowed the barbarity of the Islamic 
state to consolidate fleetingly. But unlike 36, in Rojava the revolutionary movement has 
been able to crush the enemy.

The end of the war in 39 was the trigger for what was World War II when Hitler was able to 
gain control of the German state to spread terror across Europe. Today Erdogan following 
in his footsteps, and the brutal geostrategic tensions accumulated in Syria in these more 
than 7 years of war, can unleash a war of equal or greater magnitude.

If not you, who? If not now, when?

Fascism advances if it is not fought, and the invasion of Afrin has been a terrible 
reminder that the peace achieved in Syrian Kurdish after defeating the Daesh means nothing 
while Erdogan follows the lead of the Turkish state.

The fascist uprising that Spain lived in 1936 was answered by a revolutionary uprising 
willing to do away with it. Faced with this extreme situation, dozens of socialist 
organizations - coordinated by the efforts of the international workers' congress - made a 
global call to end fascism in Spain. But Fascism is also able to internationalize when 
necessary, and as Italy and Germany came to the aid of General Franco, thousands of 
jihadists went to the caliph Al Baghdadi.

Now Islamic fascism in Rojava has a new flag, and Erdogan renewed the pact with Al Qaeda's 
heiress militias to occupy Afrin. Today they threaten Manbij, and they will not stop 
unless we confront them. Socialist internationalists are nothing more than ashes, from 
which we must resurface as a phoenix to confront the barbarians. Also anti-colonial 
struggles and anti-imperialist resistance must respond strongly to this brutal aggression 
against Syrian territory by Turkey, key army of the bloody military alliance that is NATO.

Rojava is ready to receive all the support that internationalists from around the world 
can offer. This revolution could be the rearguard we need, a rearguard for revolutionary 
movements around the world, as was Palestine. In order to confront global capitalism, we 
must develop a global revolutionary movement capable of confronting the enemy wherever he 
may be. We must do everything in our power to defend this revolution, we do not allow 
solidarity to remain only in words. If not us, who? If not here, where? If not now, when?

Long live international solidarity!

Ernesto Durruti

Academia Internacionalista sehîd Hêlîn Querez

Rojava, June 2018

Source: 
https://www.regeneracionlibertaria.org/carta-de-an-anarquista-iberico-en-el-norte-de-siria-que-podemos-aprender-de-la-revolucion-de-rojava

Translation> Liberto

agência de notícias anarquistas-ana

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Rebel City is an anarchist newspaper which aims to cover all issues of importance to 
working-class Londoners. We argue for a radical transformation of our city. ---- 
Originally published by London Anarchist Federation up to issue 5, is now collectively 
produced by a range of groups and individuals. Besides the AF, contributors include the 
Anarchist Communist Group, Haringey Solidarity Group, members of Solidarity Federation, 
the Industrial Workers of the World and Feminist Fightback as well as unaffiliated 
individuals. ---- We print approximate 4,000 copies per edition and distribute for free at 
tube stations, social centres and demos. This crowdfunder will be used to cover printing 
costs for future issues. We are a non-profit group and all proceeds will go to fund our 
publishing efforts.
Get involved. Contribute articles and information. Take bundles and distribute them among 
yourneighbours and workmates.

https://www.gofundme.com/rebel-city-publishing-fund

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