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Bookfair dumps academy venue over military massacre links

  • Posted on: 12 April 2018
  • By: thecollective

Organisers with the Bristol Anarchist Bookfair have announced they will refuse to hold this year’s event at secondary school the City Academy following revelations that its parent Trust is sponsored by arms-merchant Rolls Royce.

Rolls Royce is heavily partnered with Turkey building jet engines for its military aircraft, and has faced strong criticism for effectively enabling autocrat Recep Erdogan in his vicious campaign against the Kurds in northern Syria. Thousands have been killed by the Turkish assault against Afrin and surrounding villages.

How Kurds & Anarchists Came Together on March 24th

  • Posted on: 7 April 2018
  • By: thecollective

From It's Going Down

In this episode of the It’s Going Down podcast, we talked with two members each of the North American Kurdish Alliance (NAKA), a network of Kurdish people across the US who support the Rojava Revolution and Kurdish self-determination, as well as Demand Utopia, an organization of anarchists and communalists in the Pacific Northwest. Joined with other Kurdish and anarchist groups, such as the Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement (RAM), the confederation set out to launch actions of solidarity and support on March 24th for the city of Afrin, which at the time was surrounded by the Turkish State.

Other Rojavas: Echoes of the Free Commune of Barbacha

  • Posted on: 5 November 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Crimethinc

The autonomous region of Rojava has gained international visibility as a beacon of struggle against the Islamic State and other forms of autocratic power, an experiment in which many anarchists are currently participating. Yet Rojava is not the only region in which a struggle for self-determination has expanded to open a path towards total liberation. In north Africa, in the region of Kabylia, an ethnic minority oppressed by racism and state oppression has initiated in a series of revolts comparable to what the Kurds have accomplished in Rojava and the Zapatistas in Chiapas. Throughout decades of struggle, they have established zones of autonomy and built bridges to others in revolt, in hopes of bringing about “a genuine emancipatory social revolution.” Read on to learn about this underreported struggle.

Open Call to Anarchist Tech Guerillas

  • Posted on: 27 October 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

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Kurdish-Speaking Anarchist Forum calls for pressure against Iraq assault

  • Posted on: 19 October 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Freedom News UK

Below is a statement released by KAF, a Kurdish-speaking anarchist group, in the wake of the recent Iraqi government assault on Kirkuk and other Kurdish-held positions — and against the destructive policies of Marsoud Barzani’s government.

The Lady or the Tiger: Anarcha-Councilism and Invisible Dictatorship in Autonomous Societies

  • Posted on: 28 September 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

The Lady or the Tiger:
Anarcha-Councilism and Invisible Dictatorship in Autonomous Societies

TOTW: Socialization

  • Posted on: 18 September 2017
  • By: thecollective

Six years ago on September 17th, the Occupy moment began. Occupy was perhaps a high water mark for the North American anarchist space, although the anarchist idea and practice of occupation on different levels goes back much further. Occupy, assemblies, gatherings, meetings, etc provide anarchists with the face-to-face (f2f) social experiences and opportunity to learn a(n anarchist) culture and survive.

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