New War In The Woods?

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Freda Huson, spokesperson for the Unist’ot’en clan of the Wet’suwet’en Nation, has maintained a checkpoint at the bridge into her territory for the last six years.

“I am not demonstrating. I am not protesting,” she is quoted as saying in the Rising Tide call to action. “I am occupying our traditional homelands.”

Anarchist Initiative call for worldwide protests outside Turkish embassies, jULY 26

The Turkish government continuous to give support ISIL, who are having their asses handed to them by an increasingly international, multi-ethnic revolutionary movement. Spearheaded by Kurdish militias, the revolution has liberated the territory of Kobane, all but eradicating ISIL’s presence there.

After a suicide bombing killed dozens of nonviolent activists who were preparing to visit Kobane to help rebuild and deliver supplies to the besieged people there, people across the country have taken to the streets to express their outrage against the cleptocratic government, which continues to insist that al-Qaeda and ISIL are NOT terrorist organizations.

Anarchists have called for a world-wide show of solidarity for the Kobane revolution and to hold the Turkish government accountable for their support for the ISIL murderers.

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see this story from hurriyet daily news for more on nation-wide protests today:

Protests rage across Turkey over deadly Suruç bombing

Protests have continued across Turkey after a suicide bombing attack in the southeastern border town of Suruç on July 20 left at least 32 people dead and more than 100 others injured.

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photo from twitter, see below…

Forty-nine protesters were detained in multiple locations in Istanbul on July 21 for staging protests against the deadly Suruç bombing in the southeastern province of Şanlıurfa.

Police seized three hand-made cluster bombs, 203 Molotov cocktails, a pump-action rifle, a blank-firing pistol, 125 pieces of ammunition, two firework-launching platforms and 40 boxes of fireworks used in resistance against security forces as part of the operations, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported.

Eleven protesters were detained on July 21 in Kadıköy, a district on the Asian side of Istanbul, after around 500 protesters gathered at 8 p.m. at a central square in Kadıköy waving black flags, placards and photos of the victims of the Suruç bombing, Doğan News Agency reported late July 21.

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SEE  THIS POST FOR PHOTO GALLERY OF THE VICTIMS – IN TURKIC:

Suruç’ta IŞİD katliamı! Kobanê için Suruç’a giden SGDF’lilere bombalı saldırı!

 from twitter:

Thousands take part in funeral march for those massacred in . p/v

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Drawing Lines: The Myth of The White Radical

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It is important that we as a society move past the idea that white supremacy is only for the skin heads and Nazis. White supremacy is the throughline of our society instilled in us from the time we are born and will stay in us until we die. Even though we are able to recognize that we live in a white supremacist society and that we want to no longer perpetuate that, we must understand that we still are all white supremacists. The process of deconstruction, in this case deconstructing white supremacy is one that should not end. We will be deconstructing white supremacy, patriarchy, transmisogny, human supremacy, and albism until the day we die – It is how we were cultivated. This is crucial and is fundamental to radicalism. We must get to the root of these things by understanding how we ourselves perpetuate them. It is only from…

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Female sex glands Renamed for slaves: Anarcha, Lucy and Betsey

Originally posted on The Free:

onanarcha glandAnarchagland, an autonomous-research project in Catalonia, has renamed female sex glands after 3 slaves, Anarcha, Betsey and Lucy, who were abused as guinea pigs  by the maverick doctor J Marion Sims.    anarchagland

Sims bought up to 20 black slave women suffering gynecological disorders and experimented on them, without anesthetics , for 4 years in his ”medical Plantation” in Alabama .

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online security is not a crime

On Tuesday December 16th, a large police operation took place in the Spanish State. Fourteen houses and social centers were raided in Barcelona, Sabadell, Manresa, and Madrid. Books, leaflets, computers were seized and eleven people were arrested and sent to the Audiencia Nacional, a special court handling issues of “national interest”, in Madrid. They are accused of incorporation, promotion, management, and membership of a terrorist organisation. However, lawyers for the defence denounce a lack of transparency, saying that their clients have had to make statements without knowing what they are accused of. “[They] speak of terrorism without specifying concrete criminal acts, or concrete individualized facts attributed to each of them” 2. When challenged on this, Judge Bermúdez responded: “I am not investigating specific acts, I am investigating the organization, and the threat they might pose in the future” 1; making this yet another case of apparently preventative arrests.

Four of the detainees have been released, but seven have been jailed pending trial. The reasons given by the judge for their continued detention include the posession of certain books, “the production of publications and forms of communication”, and the fact that the defendants “used emails with extreme security measures, such as the RISE UP server” 2.

We reject this Kafka-esque criminalization of social movements, and the ludicrous and extremely alarming implication that protecting one’s internet privacy is tantamount to terrorism.

Riseup, like any other email provider, has an obligation to protect the privacy of its users. Many of the “extreme security measures” used by Riseup are common best practices for online security and are also used by providers such as hotmail, GMail or Facebook. However, unlike these providers, Riseup is not willing to allow illegal backdoors or sell our users’ data to third parties.

The European Parliament’s report on the US NSA surveillance program states that “privacy is not a luxury right, but the foundation stone of a free and democratic society” 3. Recent revelations about the extent to which States violate everyone’s right to privacy show that everything that can be spied upon will be spied upon 4. Furthermore, we know that criminalizing people for using privacy tools also has a chilling effect on everybody, and human-rights defenders, journalists, and activists, in particular. Giving up your basic right to privacy for fear of being flagged as a terrorist is unacceptable.

1 https://directa.cat/actualitat/pandora-empresonada

2 https://directa.cat/jutge-gomez-bermudez-envia-preso-set-de-onze-persones-detingudes-durant-loperacio-pandora

3 http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?pubRef=-//EP//NONSGML%2BCOMPARL%2BPE-526.085%2B02%2BDOC%2BPDF%2BV0//EN

4 http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/inside-the-nsa-s-war-on-internet-security-a-1010361.html

turkish activists remember fallen comrades

along with continued resistance to new turkish laws outlawing many forms of protest, dissent, and journalism, activists in turkey remembered fallen comrades, even as two policemen were given light sentences for beating a peaceful protester to death.

The incident took place as advocates and Korkmaz Family approached to the group waiting outside to join their press statement. While the statements were made, police attacked demonstrators. (BK/BM)
The incident took place as advocates and Korkmaz Family approached to the group waiting outside to join their press statement. While the statements were made, police attacked demonstrators. (BK/BM)
One defendant policemen has been convicted to a reduced sentence of 10 years and 10 months in the case of Ali İsmail Korkmaz, a Gezi Resistance protestor who was beaten and lingered 38 days comatose, before finally he died on July 10, 2013.

The case involved 8 defendants: 4 policemen and 4 civilians. In his opinion, the case prosecutor charged Mevlüt Saldoğan with life sentence, acquittal for Şaban Gökpınar and Hüseyin Engin, 12 years of prison for Yalçın Akbulut and 6 years and 8 months of prison for remaining defendants İsmail Koyuncu, Ramazan Koyuncu, Muhammet Vatansever and Ebubekir Harlar.

security camera footage shows police beating fleeing protesters, including ali korkmaz

The final distribution of sentences were as follows:

* Jailed defendant Mevlüt Saldoğan: 10 years and 10 months of prison after a reduction from 13 years of prison for “causing death by purposefully assaulting”

* Non-jailed defendants Şaban Gökpınar and Hüseyin Engin: Acquittal

* Non-jailed defendant Yalçın Akbulut: 10 years of prison after a reduction from 12 years of prison.

* Jailed defendants İsmail Koyuncu, Ramazan Koyuncu, Muhammet Vatansever: 6 years and 8 months of prison after a reduction from 8 years of prison.

* Jailed defendant Ebubekir Harlar: Release considering his arrest period and benefitting from reduction as he was sentenced to aiding the plot after initially being sentenced to 8 years of prison. (BK/BM)

* Click here to read the article in Turkish.

reposted from bianet(eng)

dinkBlackReduced Prison Sentence for Murderers of Teenager during #OccupyGezi

Ali İsmail Korkmaz, a lively teenager at the age of 19. A university student. Socially aware and responsible young person. He was beaten to death during Turkey’s Occupy Gezi protests in Eskişehir by a team of policemen, shopkeepers and pro-government fanatics. The young man was one of the 14 people who were murdered by police or state related people during the protests, and the court case regarding him took a very rocky road as there have been several attempts to hide evidence, prevent court case, protect murderers, change the city where court proceedings would take place; as in many other state-related crime cases.

see more, from revolution news

for background, see al jazeera‘s

The killing of Ali Ismail Korkmaz

for photos a-plenty, see haberler.com

Türkiye Ali İsmail İçin Ayaklandı! Protestolara Polis Müdahalesi Var

Ceremony of commemoration dedicated to Hrant Dink to be held in Istanbul

dinkRedsee also, turkish anarchist website Social War,

Istanbul Anarchy Initiative: ‘For Hrant …’

A ceremony of commemoration dedicated to the former editor-in-chief of the Istanbul-based Armenian Agos periodical Hrant Dink will be held in Istanbul on January 19, the day of his assassination.

Hrant Dink, editor-in-chief of Agos, was murdered outside his office by 17-year-old Ogün Samast on January 19 2007. An earlier investigation showed that the prosecutors who worked on the case ignored serious allegations into the involvement of top police officers in the murder. 

see the Agos website, also this article:

At the commemoration rally held in Malatya, an unidentified young man pulled a gun on the group. Police intervened before he could fire the weapon.

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comrade emilio update: anti-fascist rally in cremona 1/24

Updates from Cremona on the conditions of Emilio

Updates for Tuesday, January 20 (from Radio Onda D’Shock :)

* 20.30: GOOD NEWS! The prognosis remains reserved but received by the comrades of the CSA Dordoni news finally positive. Emilio woke up and responded to two commands on three by doctors. (Upgrading from Cremona 17.30: comrades CSA Dordoni remember that the prognosis remains “highly confidential” with drug-induced coma.)

(above report from InfoAUT)

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see twitter

#EmilioResisti

for more updates!

swedenResistiEmilio Resisti (greek-english)

On the 18th of January 70 fascists of Casapound party (brother party of the greek neonazi party Golden Dawn) attacked the social center Dordoni in the city Cremona of Italy. The fascists, who were mostly from other cities (Parma and Brescia), took advantage of the football match which was scheduled in the city and attacked the social centre.At that moment there were about 7-8 antifascists in Dordoni . The result of the attack was the serious injury of the 49 year old comrade Emilio. Emilio is in coma with serious traumatic brain injury.
Police, faithful to its positions, let free the fascists after control and violently charged the antifascist picket which gathered on the spot. Something we have lived in Greece as well.
In Greece and Italy, State and fascists are murdering. Behind the crimes of fascism are hiding the approaches of the new state totalitarianism.
We hope to see again comrade Emilio with us in the struggles and in the streets. Our solidarity to the social centre Dordoni and everyone who is fighting against fascism is more than definite.
Solidarity is our weapon
Death to fascism all around the world
Emilio Resisti
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