Tag Archives: Rojava

Urgent call to protect Kevan Thackrar from attacks, and more prison/repression/legal news

A quick listing of repression/prison-related news: There’s an urgent call to help protect Kevan Thackrar, a prisoner who was recently the victim of a racist attack, and is now being moved to a cell next to someone who’s previously attacked … Continue reading

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Support antifascist prisoner David Campbell and anti-ISIS prisoner Aidan James

David Campbell, a New York-based antifascist, is starting an 18-month sentence after being convicted of “gang assault”, a charge that sounds similar to the notoriously terrible principle of “joint enterprise”, allowing people to be convicted for someone else’s actions. To … Continue reading

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Soft answers to hard questions: more on imperialism, solidarity, Crimethinc and Rojava

Crimethinc’s recent feature, Why the Turkish Invasion Matters: Addressing the Hard Questions about Imperialism and Solidarity, is a welcome one. In the past, I’ve been very critical of the ways that some anarchists, including Crimethinc, have tended to skip over … Continue reading

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On the Turkish invasion of Syria: some recommendations

A few different perspectives and statements against the new war which I thought said something worthwhile. Most if not all of these were written before the latest Assad-PYD deal, more analysis of that would be very welcome. Syria’s Kurds abandoned … Continue reading

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Quick updates on Picturehouse, McDonald’s, the far right and the arms trade

A few updates on things that’ll be happening in early September: At Picturehouse Cinemas, more than 90% of staff at the Ritzy, Crouch End, Hackney, Central, East Dulwich and Dukes locations have voted to continue strike action. There’s meant to … Continue reading

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Democratic confederalism and state counter-revolution: the example of Sheikh Maqsoud

An article recently appeared in Reuters examining Sheikh Maqsoud, the YPG-controlled district inside Aleppo. While the article itself is certainly not concerned with any kind of radical critique, I think it’s still worth circulating and discussing, just as a reminder … Continue reading

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Anarchism or vanguardism? A critique of the IRPGF and guerrilla ideology

Guerrilla ideology reduces all revolutionary questions to quantitative problems of military force. Nothing could be more disastrous. – James Carr, Bad Power does not come any more from the barrel of a gun than it comes from a ballot box. … Continue reading

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