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wojtek
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Oct 16 2019 17:51

https://www.besoccer.com/new/sahin-sacked-for-supporting-turkey-s-offens...

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Oct 24 2019 17:53

Might not be to everyone's tastes, but there's a lot of good info in this post (and I think I broadly more or less agree with it): https://mkaradjis.wordpress.com/2019/10/23/the-turkish-invasion-latest-s... I would be particularly keen to know more about the anti-Assad general strike in Manbij.

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Oct 24 2019 18:52

Thanks to R Totale for that linked text which is very informative and worth others reading.

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Oct 25 2019 02:05

Yeah, R Totale, that twitter link is very informative and I had never heard anywhere else of the general strike that Manbij residents carried against the Islamic State when the city was occupied by the IS in 2014.

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Oct 26 2019 15:47

Me either, although I suppose IS-occupied territory probably wasn't the most welcoming place for independent journalists. More broadly I suppose it does illustrate a recurring problem for libertarian communists, which is that activity that's spontaneous, self-organised, etc will usually never be as well-publicised as things that're connected to political parties or similar organisations with good PR machines.

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Oct 31 2019 09:55

Not really news but this short text summarises the sorry history of Kurdish political and military alignments with, and suffering from, the various global and regional imperialist powers over decades:
https://anarchistcommunism.org/2019/10/30/no-friends-but-the-mountains.