- Category: Statement of others organizations
- Published on Tuesday, 03 May 2016 06:25
- Written by Anarchist Revolution With Action- DAF
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As in last years, we were in Taksim Square against all prohibitions of state, all violence of police and all efforts of capitalists.
This year, Turkish State has declarded that it wouldn't have permitted the Taksim Square for Mayday Demonstrations (as in last years), one week before Mayday. State has showed another place for the "celebration of Mayday". This "demonstration space" became a discussion between the revolutionary organisations.
Although, there have been a "legal celebration for Mayday" in Bakırköy. The revolutionary organisations were in Taksim Square. (In 1977, the bloody Mayday have been occured in this square and this square is become a symbol of resistance.)
As DAF, we were in the square from the early hours of 1st of May. 3 DAF member who are also member of Construction Workers Union, were in the square with the pancard "Fight, street, resistance; Long Live Mayday" at 08:30. They have achieved to get inside the square from the building site which is near the square. They have been taken into custody by police.
At 10:00, DAF cortege was in Mecidiyeköy where the march to Taksim started in. We have walked against the prohibition of the state with our pancard "To Anarchist Revolution With Action". We kept walking with the Construction Workers Union against the restrictions of capitalists. The polices of the state tried to block the march wiht teargas, plastic bulets and violence... 3 comrades have been taken into custody brutally by police.
We haven't participate the "Mayday celebration of the state", and we won't.
They won't frustrate us from our struggle. We will keep on struggling against state and capitalists.
To Anarchist Revolution With Action- DAF
- Category: Congrès, documents
- Published on Sunday, 20 March 2016 21:45
- Written by IAF
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The Tenth Congress of the International of Anarchists Federation (IAF) will be held from 4 to 7 August 2016 (Thursday to Sunday), in Frankfurt, Germany.
The last congress of the IFA was held during the International anarchist Gathering in St-Imier (Switzerland) in 2012. This Gathering, initiated by the Anarchist Federation (FA), the Libertarian Federation of Mountains (FLM) and Espace Noir (St-Imier) had brought together thousands of anarchists around the world for discussions, concerts, films, exhibitions, workshops, round tables, etc.
The success of the event is due to the strong investment of members of the Anarchist Federation, Libertarian Federation of Mountains (FLM) and Espace Noir (St-Imier) but also the involvement of the International of Anarchist Federations (IAF) and the Anarkismo network. This involvement has allowed all the "families" of anarchism are represented. Delegations came from all continents.
These meetings provided to structure knowledge networks and solidarity. They have given rise to various projects.
Following this Gathering, the International of Anarchist Federations (IAF) participated, supported and / or initiated Mediterranean anarchists Gathering (Tunisia, Greece), Balkan anarchist Meeting (Greece, Slovenia), the Meeting of the anarchists radios (Slovenia , Germany), etc.
- The International of Anarchist Federations (IAF) has supported the creation of the Anarchist Federation of Central American and Caribbean (FACC), and anarchists of Cuba in particular.
- The International of Anarchist Federations (IAF) supports the revolutionary struggles in Kurdistan (Rojava).
- The International of Anarchist Federations (IAF) has maintained close relations with the anarchists of Mexico, Brazil and Latin America in general. These relationships have helped the initiation of a federal anarchist process in Brazil.
This translates into the demand for membership of the International of Anarchist Federations (IAF) of the Liga anarquista of Rio de Janeiro (Liga-rj), the Anarchist Federation of Mexico (FAM) and local Anarchist Federation Valdivia Chile (FALV). These memberships will be validated at the next congress.
At that Congress, in addition to the reception of new memberships and reflections on the development of the International of Anarchist Federations (IAF), it will analyze the overall economic and social situation, the issues around the situation of refugees, internal and external policies of war, nationalism.
Emphasis will be made to the feminist issue and particularly the implementation of safe-space.
- Category: Texte - Article
- Published on Wednesday, 09 March 2016 13:15
- Written by Zaher Baher
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Before the uprising of March 1991 in Kurdistan, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) armed forces (Peshmarga) virtually did not exist, except for the ones on the borders with Iran and in very remote areas. This new situation resulted from the Iran/Iraq war and the Anfal campaign run by the former Regime that cost the life of over 180 thousand villagers who were evacuated and disappeared with their villages completely destroyed by way of demolition. When the uprising happened, the government forces were kicked out by the mass movement, and then the PUK and KDP with the help of US and Western countries came back. In the short time, they controlled these towns and cities that liberated by people.
In May 1992, they formed and shared Administration through a scenario of the fake election. On 05/10/1992 they started fighting the PKK, this lasted about 3 months. In 1995, PUK and KDP became separated and started fighting one another and divided Kurdistan between them.
During the fighting PUK had defeated KDP almost completely, therefore, the head of KDP, Masoud Barzani, asked the former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein for his support.
On 31/08/96, the former regime’s army had arrived Erbil and rescued the KDP. Afterwards, the KDP launched attacks on PUK and managed to control many areas including towns, cities and villages, which were under the control of the PUK previously. The PUK had no choice but to ask the Iranian regime for support, so with the help of Iran, PUK managed to gain control of those places that been lost to the KDP and set up its own administration. After this fighting, PUK and KDP controlled different regions of Kurdistan. KDP set up its Administration in Erbil and the towns around it. PUK set up its own Authority in Sulaymaniyah and the towns around.
In 2003 the former regime fell after the invasion of Iraq by the US and Western countries, nonetheless an extraordinary opportunity was created for PUK and KDP to form Kurdistan Regional Government, the KRG has formed as the result of the election of 2005. The second election after the invasion was in 2009. From 2005 to 2014 both parties (PUK & KDP) were the major powers in KRG. In the last election of 2014, the balance of power slightly changed. The so-called Movement of Change (Goran) that was formed in 2007, came second in the election, it entered the government shared power with KDP, PUK, Islamic organizations and other small parties. However, the corruption, terrorizing of people, disappearances, killing and assassinating of political activists, writers, journalists and women continued.