Turkey

Afrin and the Policies of the Democratic Union Party

This article talks about Afrin and stress on the wrong polices of the Peoples’ Democratic Party , PYD. In falling Afrin the PYD should take some responsibility. It also remind us what lessons we can take and stresses on the reasons as to why we should not trust the political parties in building the Democratic Confederalism .

Afrin: an internationalist position

Demonstration against the Turkish military operation

Statement from the Anarchist Communist Group from 3 April 2018 on the Turkish military invasion of the Kurdish town of Afrin.

Is the defense of Afrin proletarian internationalism?

A critique of two articles published by the International Marxist Humanist Organisation by Fredo Corvo.

Yeryüzü Postası respond to the assault on Afrin

Turkish internationalists Yeryüzü Postası's statement on the assault on Afrin by the Turkish government.

Where is the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) heading?

Is the PKK getting closer to the Idea of their leader, Ocalan, or not. At the same time it reminds the supporters of the Kurdish in Rojava and Bakur, Turkey Kurdistan, that only solidarity attitude is neither correct nor useful. They need to have a critical solidarity attitude.

Flooding the cradle of civilisation: A 12,000 year old town in Kurdistan battles for survival

It’s one of the oldest continually inhabited places on earth, but a new dam has put Hasankeyf under threat, write Eliza Egret and Tom Anderson.

Aiding and abetting Erdoğan's brutality

This is one of a series of articles written by Shoal Collective in the run-up to the DSEI arms fair. This one focuses on Turkey's arms industry and deals it has made with other countries. It was originally published in Morning Star.

A demonstration in solidarity with Kurds and against arming the Turkish state will take place on Sunday 10 September outside the East Entrance of the ExCel Centre from 1pm.

Britain’s £100m fighter jet deal is helping Erdogan build a self-reliant dictatorship, writes SARA WOODS

Who is profiting from Syria?

This is one of a series of articles written by Shoal Collective in the run-up to the DSEI arms fair. This one focuses on Syria, who is involved in the conflict, and who is arming them. It was originally published in The Region.

Image by Syrian artist Tammam Azzam

As all the world’s conflicts are played out in Syria, arms companies are making a killing.

DSEI: A supermarket for state surveillance and border wars

As borders are increasingly militarised and their operation privatised, migration, more than ever before, is also an anti-militarist struggle, write Amy Hall and Sara Woods of Shoal Collective.

Rojava: the fraud of a non-existent social revolution

Cult of personality - portrait of Öcalan

Text from Mouvement Communiste and Kolektivně proti Kapitălu in response to recent myths propagated about the Rojava "revolution", with a detailed background about inter-imperial rivalries, the so-called "Kurdish question", national questions in general... To many leftists and anarchists, Rojava is a paradise on earth. We say: down with paradise!