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Anarchism or Vanguardism? Critique of Guerrilla Ideology of the IRPGF

  • Posted on: 5 June 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Over the past few months, the International Revolutionary People’s Guerrilla Forces (IRPGF), a new anarchist group fighting in Rojava, have published a fair few interviews and texts setting out their positions. On a purely defensive level, I certainly appreciate anyone fighting against ISIS in the name of international antifascist solidarity, but the IRPGF go way beyond this and repeatedly present themselves as the representatives of anarchism in the area, carrying out a project that will be “valuable to the entire anarchist community worldwide”.

With that in mind, I think it’s legitimate for others in that “worldwide community” to raise a few questions about the IRPGF’s ideology, and how it relates to the cause they claim to be advancing.

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Anarchist Armed Struggle in Rojava and Beyond: An Interview with the IRPGF

  • Posted on: 10 May 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Insurrection News

1. First of all thanks for agreeing to this interview, it’s most appreciated comrades! To start off with, how many comrades are in the IRPGF, and if you are comfortable answering this, what countries are you all from?

Building Anarchist Forces: The IRPGF and the International Struggle

  • Posted on: 2 May 2017
  • By: thecollective

From It's Going Down

The first anarchist battalion has been launched in Rojava, and with that a new call for revolutionary anarchists from around the world to join them. Rojava Solidarity NYC (RS NYC) conducted an interview with the members of the International Revolutionary People’s Guerrilla Forces (IRPGF) about how they got started, how they have experienced revolutionary life and the possibilities for anarchists when an autonomous region supports the movement.

“The Struggle Is not for Martyrdom but for Life”

  • Posted on: 18 April 2017
  • By: thecollective

From CrimethInc.

A Critical Discussion about Armed Struggle with Anarchist Guerrillas in Rojava

At the end of March 2017, news spread that a new anarchist guerrilla group had formed in Rojava, the International Revolutionary People’s Guerrilla Forces (IRPGF). Their emergence has reignited discussions about anarchist participation in the Kurdish resistance and in armed struggle as a strategy for social change. It has been difficult to communicate with comrades in Rojava about these important questions, as they are operating in wartime conditions and surrounded by enemies on all sides. Therefore, we are excited to present the most comprehensive and critical discussion yet to appear with the IRPGF, exploring the complex context of the Syrian civil war and the relationship between armed struggle, militarism, and revolutionary transformation.

Interview With IRPGF Comrades: “The IRPGF Will be There to Fight and Work Within Social Revolutions Around the World.”

  • Posted on: 8 April 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Enough is Enough

Enough is Enough: Its a few days ago that we received the announcement of the creation of the IRPGF. Its not the first international guerrilla group that operates in Rojava. Whats the difference between the International Antifascist Tabur and the IRPGF?

Anews podcast – episode 5 (April 2 2017)

  • Posted on: 3 April 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From Anews Podcast

This is the fifth episode of the podcast for Anarchist News dot org. This is a topical news project based on the posts of Anarchist News, about what is happening in the anarchist space.

It was recorded the 1st of April and covers the last week.

From Rojava to Belarus: Solidarity with the Anarchist Prisoners

  • Posted on: 3 April 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)
Target Practice

Aleksandr Lukashenko, for 24 years you have dominated the people of Belarus and using your oppressive state apparatuses inherited from the authoritarian Soviet past, you continued this perpetual nightmare for the people.

Since the 15th of March, you, and your parasites, the bureaucrats, the police and the snitches have unleashed a barbaric campaign of repression against the people of Belarus and especially the anarchists who fight for the liberation of all.

Jake Gyllenhaal, Daniel Espinosa Team Up for Middle Eastern Drama 'Anarchists vs. ISIS'

  • Posted on: 24 March 2017
  • By: thecollective

From The Hollywood Reporter

12:56 PM PDT 3/23/2017 by Borys Kit

Espinosa is set to direct the film adaptation, which would star Gyllenhaal.
Jake Gyllenhaal is reteaming with his Life director Daniel Espinosa for an adaptation of the Rolling Stone article, "The Anarchists vs. ISIS."

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