Originally published by Anarkismo.
A statement on Rojava by the Federación Anarquista Uruguaya – FAU, Federación Anarquista de Rosario – FAR, Organización Anarquista de Córdoba – OAC, Union Communiste Libertaire, Embat – Organització Llibertària de Catalunya, Alternativa Libertaria – AL/fdca, Die Plattform – Anarchakommunistische Föderation, Organisation Socialiste Libertaire – OSL, Libertaere Aktion and the Aotearoa Workers Solidarity Movement – AWSM (Aotearoa / Neuseeland).
Embargo, cutting off water sources and air strikes against civilians have been some of the war crimes committed by the fascist Turkish state throughout this year against the revolution in Rojava.
While facing the internal political and economic crisis, the Erdogan government has to accept the failure of the military operations in the mountains of Kurdistan, appealing to the use of chemical weapons, in the face of the resistance of the Kurdish warriors of the revolution.
The intensification of the attacks last October, the flyers launched from the aeroplanes and the recent troop movements threaten a new invasion of the autonomous territories in the North and East of Syria.
At this delicate moment, we want to reaffirm our solidarity with our revolutionary comrades and all the peoples of Rojava and condemn once more the occupation of Rojava, the multiple aggressions and war crimes of the Turkish neo-fascist state and its jihadist allies, as well as their preparations for war.
The Rojava Revolution, which is about to celebrate 10 years, and together with the free Kurdish mountains, represents not only a grassroots democratic and federalist alternative for the Middle East, but for the peoples of the world.
In this 21st century of economic, social and ecological crisis, in a world transformed into a junta of great powers and capitals for financial speculation; the struggle and creation of projects of a different society have a global strategic role.
The Rojava revolution, with its strong roots in the struggle of women, the deepening of democracy with broad popular participation and the protection of the environment, is a revolutionary example of these times from which the peoples of the world must learn.
It is not a coincidence that since its beginning thousands of people all over the world have risen up in solidarity with the heroic resistance of Kobanê against the fascist forces of ISIS.
ISIS, a criminal, obscurantist and fascist group, whose creation was facilitated by the disastrous US military intervention in Iraq, the funding and support of Saudi Arabia, and which has the ideological and tactical support of the Turkish state, and whose fighters were recycled as mercenaries for the invasions of Afrin and Serekanyie, and are now preparing to invade Rojava as a paramilitary force of the Turkish army.
The war taking place in Syria is not only a conflict between areas of influence of different powers, it is also a conflict between antagonistic societal projects. In Rojava a revolutionary process is underway, in which the Kurdish people and their allies are the protagonists, with its achievements and limitations, but a process of transition to a socialist society that fights against all the structures of domination of the present capitalist society.
While the peoples of the North and East of Syria resist and struggle, the peoples of the world must contribute in solidarity and support by all necessary means, supporting the Kurdish people and other peoples who stand up against injustice and imperialist aggression.
We condemn any attempt of aggression of the Turkish state or any other state against the peoples of Rojava and their organisations and their social and democratic experience based on a strong popular protagonism and confederalist character.
DOWN WITH THE TURKISH IMPERIALIST AGGRESSION!
LONG LIVE THE RESISTANCE OF THE PEOPLES OF ROJAVA!
UP WITH THOSE WHO FIGHT!
☆ Federación Anarquista Uruguaya – FAU (Uruguay)
☆ Federación Anarquista de Rosario – FAR (Argentina)
☆ Organización Anarquista de Córdoba – OAC (Argentina)
☆ Union Communiste Libertaire (France)
☆ Embat – Organització Llibertària de Catalunya (Catalonia)
☆ Alternativa Libertaria – AL/fdca (Italy)
☆ Die Plattform – Anarchakommunistische Föderation (Germany)
☆ Organisation Socialiste Libertaire – OSL (Switzerland)
☆ Libertaere Aktion (Switzerland)
☆ Aotearoa Workers Solidarity Movement – AWSM (Aotearoa / New Zealand)
latest Rojava news Jan 2022
YPJ International releases seventh episode of mini web-series
The YPJ International released the seventh episode of its web mini-series called “Meet the internationals”. Baz from Brazil shares his experience in Rojava.https://anfenglish.com/rojava-syria/ypj-international-releases-seventh-episode-of-mini-web-series-57326
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217 refugees leave Hol Camp Within the framework of the decision taken by the Northern and Eastern Syria Autonomous Administration on 10 October 2020, a new group of refugees were allowed to leave Hol camp.
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Russian jets bomb positions near Turkish bases south of Idlib While Russian jets carried out four airstrikes in the south of Idlib, where Turkish bases are located, regime forces fired a rocket at a Turkish base.
SDF Girê Spî General Command: We are always ready to defend our people Speaking about the Turkish state’s activity on the front line, SDF Girê Spî General Command Member Baz Afrin said that they are always ready to defend its people.
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Explosion hits HQ of Turkish-backed mercenaries in Jindires A powerful explosion occurred inside a headquarters of the Turkish-backed mercenaries in the center of Jindires district in occupied Afrin, amid reports of deaths and injuries among the mercenaries.
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Turkish attacks devastate infrastructure of village in Ain Issa The Turkish state and allied gangs directly target civilian homes, said the residents of the Fatsa village, and reported that invasion attacks devastated the infrastructure of their village.
UN expresses concern over violence in Hol Camp Following the murder of a paramedic at Hol Camp, the UN has expressed concern about the rise in violence at the reception and detention camp in northeastern Syria and called for steps to address ongoing security problems.
Families at Semalka Border enter 102nd day of their vigil Families continue the vigil at the Semalka Border Gate demanding the return of the bodies of the guerrillas killed by the KDP.
Turkish attack kills Damascus government soldier in Kobanê The Turkish state, which attacked the village of Qeremox in Kobanê, killed a Damascus government soldier.
SDF press spokesman Şamî: Our task is to guarantee peace SDF press spokesman Ferhad Şamî reports that the Turkish attacks on northeast Syria increased towards the end of the year. The task of the SDF, he added, is to guarantee peace.
YPG General Command remembers Martyr Xebat Dêrik The YPG reiterate their promise “to maintain the legacy of our 10,000 martyrs with their guerrilla spirit and protect the achievements of our revolution in Rojava and northeastern Syria.
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People in Afrin continue to be kidnapped and tortured by mercenaries Mercenaries linked to the Turkish state kidnapped two people in Raco, in the province of Afrin. A child tortured by mercenaries in the Jinderes was taken to hospital for treatment.
Gire Spi residents: We will never leave our land Gire Spi residents voiced reaction to the ongoing attacks on the region and silence of Russia against the attacks, stressing that they will not abandon their homes under any circumstances.
yria calls for delisting the PKK The People’s Initiative North and East Syria has joined the international campaign for the removal of the PKK from the EU and US “terror lists”. Families’ vigil at Semalka on day 100 The vigil launched near the Semalka Border Crossing by families demanding the bodies of their children killed by the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has entered its 100th day.
Families of martyrs from Afrin: We stand with the resistance of Kobane people Martyrs’ families from Afrin protested the Turkish state’s attacks on Kobane, underlining that they stand with the resisting people of Kobane.
Villagers in Rojava: Turkey can’t force us out of our land The residents of the villages of Cirin and Serzûrî said that no Turkish st
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‘NATO should investigate Turkey’s use of chemical weapons’ Condemning the silence of the international community, Kurdish politician İsmail Hec Ferhan urged NATO to fulfil its duty and investigate the Turkish state’s use of chemical weapons.
Semalka vigil on day 99 The vigil at Semalka border crossing in protest at the KDP’s actions wa
Autonomous Administration of North-East Syria creating new fields of employment Officials at the spring water processing facility in Tirbespiye maintain their work to meet North-East Syrian people’s need for clean water.
Kobanê Hospital: Those injured by Turkish attack are recovering The Kobanê Hospital administration announced that the citizens who were injured following a bombing of the Turkish army and its mercenaries are in good condition and will be soon discharged from the hospital.
YPG International releases eight episode of mini web-series The YPG International released the seventh episode of its web mini-series called “Meet the internationals”. Mizgin from the US shares his experience in Rojava.
“People of North-East Syria will frustrate the attacks through self-defense” Kongra Star member Rehan Luqo explained that the Turkish attacks against north and east Syria, especially Kobane, come in retaliation for the defeat of ISIS. She stressed that the people of the region do not trust international forces.
International Congress on Mesopotamian Religions and Beliefs calls for unity The International Congress on Mesopotamian Religions and Beliefs has kicked off in North and East Syria. Participants convey messages of unity against oppression and occupation during the congress.
“Attacks on Kobanê a continuation of the war of annihilation” The Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria condemned the bombardment of Kobanê by the Turkish army and its proxies and called on the international anti-ISIS coalition and Russia to act.
Four-year-old injured by Turkish attack in critical condition Twelve people were injured, some seriously, in yesterday’s attacks by Turkish occupation forces on villages in northern Syria. One civilian was killed and four-year-old Abdo is in critical condition after his leg was amputated.
Turkey’s attacks on Kobanê and Girê Spî continue Turkish occupation forces and their jihadist proxies intensify their attacks on Kobanê and villages in the west of the occupied city of Girê Spî (Tal Abyad).
Turkish forces establish new military post near M4 highway The strategic position of the new post, which is located near Damascus-Aleppo international highway “M5”, enables Turkish forces and their proxies to monitor the regime forces’ movements on the international highway.
Turkey attacks Kobanê because it represents its greatest defeat, says PYD chair Ayşe Hiso Kobanê is the symbol of the Rojava revolution and the place where the decline of ISIS began. The PYD’s goals for 2022 are a radical fight against increasing aggression and the international recognition of the Autonomous Administration.
PYD condemns Turkish state’s attacks on Kobanê The PYD condemned the Turkish state’s attacks on Kobanê and warned that the attacks would have dangerous consequences.
More refugees leave Hol Camp More refugees left Hol Camp at the weekend. 113 Iraqi families went to the camp in the south of Mosul.
People of Qamishlo: “KDP cannot draw us away from our cause” “The KDP cannot draw us away from our cause and the revolution. We draw our strength from our martyrs, and we will resist the conspiracies against our lands till the end.”
Four more civilians kidnapped in Turkish-occupied Afrin The Turkish forces and allied mercenaries continue committing crimes in the territories they have invaded in North-East Syria in violation of international law.
MSF vows to “uphold the self-defense of our people and our country” “We renew our promise to our people and our martyrs that we will not fail to uphold the legitimate self-defense of our people and country against all threats of violence and terrorism as we move forward to achieve the security and safety of our regions.”
People of Afrin rally for Sakine, Fidan, Leyla Kurds and their friends pay tribute to the three Kurdish revolutionaries murdered in the heart of French capital Paris nine years ago.
Six civilians kidnapped in Turkish-occupied Girê Spî Occupation forces continue their brutal actions against civilians in the regions they have occupied in North-East Syria. Ongoing attacks on Kobanê and Girê Spî kill one, injure eleven civilians Turkish occupation forces and their jihadist proxies intensify their attacks on Kobanê and villages in the west of the occupied city of Girê Spî (Tal Abyad).
Several injured in attacks on Kobanê and Girê Spî Turkish occupation forces in northern Syria attacked villages near Kobanê and Girê Spî, leaving several people injured. People also suffered injuries in the city of Kobanê in explosions that have not yet been clarified.
ISIS fighters shoot displaced Syrian woman in Hol Camp Hol camp is considered to be a hotbed of ISIS, with a good 57,000 people from over fifty different countries currently living there, including thousands of ISIS families who were apprehended by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in early 2019.
Internationalists explain why they go to Rojava The Internationalist Commune is a place that gathers people from around the world to take education on the ideological basis of the revolutionary movement in Kurdistan and to take part in the revolution in Rojava.
SDF: 89 civilians killed by Turkish attacks in 2021 SDF published a report on attacks by Turkey and allied militias against northern and eastern Syria in 2021. According to the report, at least 89 civilians have been killed and 139 others injured.
Semalka vigil on day 95: “We will not leave without getting the bodies of our martyrs” The vigil at Semalka border crossing in protest at the KDP’s actions was taken over by people from Girke Lege on the 95th day.
YPG fighter Brûsk Botan dies in accident YPG fighter Brûsk Botan died in an accident during training. His funeral took place at the cemetery of martyrs in Dawûdiyê near Hesekê.
Turkish army targets electricians in north-eastern Syria’s Til Temir Turkish occupation forces are continuing to escalate their attacks on Ti