26,000 investigated for insulting Turkish president in 2018

By   TM      A total of 26,115 people were investigated on allegations of insulting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan throughout the year of 2018, indicating a 30 percent increase from the previous year, according to the Birgün daily.

A total of 4,480 of these investigations turned into court cases, and 2,462 of the suspects, including 19 under age, have received various punishments.

On Monday a social media user from Turkey’s Van province was given a 12-year prison sentence for insulting Erdoğan.

Canan Kaftancıoğlu, an official from the main opposition party, was also sentenced to over nine years for allegedly insulting the Turkish president.

Hundreds of people in Turkey, even high school students, face charges of insulting President Erdoğan.

The slightest criticism is considered insult, and there has been a significant rise in the number of cases in which people inform on others claiming that they insulted the president, the government or government officials. Continue reading “26,000 investigated for insulting Turkish president in 2018”

”Suspicious”Tourists to be Arrested at Turkish Airports. says Minister

note.. this ‘TheFreeOnline’ blog is now banned in Turkey with Dozens more pro Rojava and anti Fascist sites. Wikimedia and many other sites are closed down.

[VIDEO] Turkey’s Interior Minister says tourists to be detained at airports if suspected of ‘terror’ ties

information partly from | Mar 5, 2019 | Today in Crackdown

Turkey’s Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu has said during a pre-election speech on Monday that tourists in Turkey resorts towns like Antalya, Mugla and Bodrum would be detained at airports if they are suspected of “terror” ties. (which can mean almost anything or nothing as massive purges continue.

Speaking to a Sakarya crowd, Soylu said it is not acceptable for Turkey to allow those who take part in “betrayal against Turkey” abroad spend their holidays in Turkey.

At least 217,971 people have been taken into police custody on ”terror” accusations in Turkey).

Boycott Turkey .. Boycott Turkish Products  .. Cancel Holidays ..  DON’t support this madness!

Don’t risk going to Turkish airports!. Hundreds of prisoners , journalists and elected deputies are now dying on Hunger Strike against the Fascist Regime with 735 more Kurds arrested.

Turkey is known to every day abuse broadened terrorism laws to jail ”opposition” of all backgrounds in the recent years.

Thousands of people, including mothers with babies, are now jailed and fired from their jobs,  just for being overheard criticizing the president, or retweeting on atrocities against Kurdish or Gulenist victims, or being an activist, or objecting to anti women and gay  repression, or genocidal Turkish invasions in Syria, or just having a friend or partner they suspect.  Hundreds of dissenters have even been kidnapped abroad and returned to Turkish jails.…

[VIDEO] Turkey’s Interior Minister says tourists to be detained at airports if suspected of ‘terror’ ties || https://t.co/AcrZRNjsOw pic.twitter.com/TSFRltlwNh

— Turkey Purge (@TurkeyPurge) March 5, 2019

British holidaymaker raped by taxi driver in notorious Turkish …Daily Mirror

How Safe ARE Tourist In Turkey? – The Globe Post

https://www.theglobepost  – 5 Austrians, all believed to be critics of President Erdogan, were deported from Turkey after brief detentions. Ece Heper, a Canadian citizen, was held in prison over allegations of insulting President Erdogan Continue reading “”Suspicious”Tourists to be Arrested at Turkish Airports. says Minister”

March 8 Feminist General Strike plans: Spreading Wildfire

UPDATE: The call for a feminist General Strike, at work and at home  is spreading around the world and extending for more days. Reports are appearing of extensive organising, especially in Spain, Italy, Rojava and Brazil.

Again this year it will be the minority CNT and CGT anarcho-syndicalist trade unions who call the Feminist General Strike on 8th March International Women Workers Day in Spain. This strike registration gives the huge popular  ‘Work and Home’ feminist strike some legal protection against continuous State attacks.

Read in …Castellano Spanish  | Catalá | Galego


The National Confederation of Labor, in response to the call of the feminist movement and in accordance with the principles of the organization, will convene on March 8 a feminist general strike of 24 hours in all sectors, so that anyone from any part of the territory will have all the legal guarantees to support the strike.

  • The Spanish State is a land where the feminist fight stands strong. on January 15 there were protests of women in many cities for two reasons: 1) supporting their Andalucian sisters on the inauguration of the new right wing government of Vox-PP-Ciudadanos, and 2) uniting forces towards the 8M strike. Though the main unions (CCOO, UGT, USO) called for partial strikes, others (CGT, CNT) called for a general strike. Meaning, the movement broadens.

Almost a year after the historic 8M strike of 2018 that mobilized millions of people in defense of women’s rights, the reasons that motivated that call remain fully valid.

Women continue to face day after day a capitalist and patriarchal society that denies them the most basic right to non-discrimination.

The violence that is exerted on women, at home, in the street or at work, must be attacked and annulled by society as a whole to aspire to live in a more just and egalitarian environment.

As a union, CNT faces every day the labor discrimination suffered by women only because they are so. Neither the current legislation nor the courts protect the right of women to work on equal terms with their male colleagues.

Abusive agreements, lack of effective tools to guarantee the same salary for performances of equal value, unrecognized illnesses characteristic of work in feminized sectors, harassment and sexual abuse, are just some examples of the conditions that women live in their work environment.

Faced with this reality, CNT will summon the entire working class to a feminist general strike on March 8 to demand the elimination of the wage gap, both direct and indirect, the elimination of obstacles in access and promotion in employment (sticky soil). and glass ceiling), measures that facilitate the reconciliation of work and family life from co-responsibility, eliminate the reform of the pension law in

which only 23% of women will retire at 65, as well as the end of all discrimination at work at the service of the family home.

Like last year, CNT is positioned behind the feminist movement and, along with other social groups and organizations, will continue working to achieve a true political and social change where care is recognized, valued and shared.

Because all oppression will find the CNT in front, the 8M will go out to join our strength and contribute to the success of the call.

Permanent Secretariat of the Confederal Committee



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CNT convocará huelga general feminista de 24 horas el 8 de marzo

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‘Not One Step Back’ feminist demo Snowballs into a Hundred

#NiUnPasoAtrás  (Not One Step Back) moves from Seville to a hundred cities .

 The news of the despicable Vox in power generated rage on social networks and sparked calls for multiple demonstrations and rallies

The slogans # NiUnPasoAtrásenIgualdad (Not One Step Back In Equality) and #OurRightsNoSeNegocian (Out Rights Aren’r Negotiable) have moved from Andalusia to a hundred cities throughout the State to show the rejection of the PP (Right Wing opposition) agreement with the new openly fascist party Vox to invest their candidate and control the local Parliament in Andalusia.

by Álvaro Minguito El Salto Editorial Staff    translatiions from  The Free

The first session of the Investiture Plenary Session in the Andalusian Parliament took place Tuesday morning  while on the street a huge demonstration led by the feminist movements demanded not to negotiate with the rights of women.

“Not a step back” and “Our rights are not negotiable” have been the main arguments of a mobilization that began at midday before the doors of the Andalusian Parliament, in Seville, and that the feminist movement has supported throughout the State with demonstrations mushrooming and spreading to a hundred cities and towns in the afternoon.

# NiUnPasoAtrás  (Not One Step Back)
Manifestation Sevilla  Álvaro Minguito

The slogansheard in Seville spread in the afternoon to the main cities of Andalusia and have also to  A Coruña, Barcelona, ​​Bilbao, Burgos, Cáceres, Madrid, Valencia or Zaragoza, etc etc.

The mobilization in more than a hundred cities has overflowed the borders of the Spanish State, and there have also been concentrations in Paris amd Berlin.

The voices of feminists is joined by those of LGBT movements. Thus, the entities that make up the State Federation of Lesbians, Gays, Trans and Bisexuals (FELGTB) have supported the mobilizations.

If the right comes for us, we’re going to turn purple ✊🏽 #NiUnPasoAtras pic.twitter.com/iYbzHYjmk7   – Sonia (@lventseasporte) January 15, 2019

The federation is concerned about “the proliferation of hate speech in the governing bodies of Andalusia” and fears “a setback in the degree of respect for the rights and freedoms of the people that make up our society,” in reference to the initial proposals presented by Vox to give their support to Juan Manuel Moreno in the investiture, which included the repeal of the laws of gender violence and LGTBI equality in Andalusia.

Juan Manuel Moreno, candidate of the PP, has revealed in the first Plenary of the session of investiture of the Parliament of Andalusia some of his proposals, among which are the suppression of the inheritamce tax and the limitation of mandates to eight years.

Málaga # Málaga ‘We do not fit into the  Plaza Constitución’,  15E # niunpasoatrás # niunpasoatrásenigualdad #FeminismoAndaluz #NoNegociamosYoVoy # Andalucía #parlamentoandaluz #InvestiduraAnd # 15Enero # 15E #feminism #sororidad #visibilidad pic.twitter.com/HtCYo0oINc

some info from – La Poderío (@lapoderiofem) January 15, 2019  translatiions from  The Free


#NiUnPasoAtrás se traslada de Sevilla a un centenar de ciudades tras el discurso de investidura de Moreno

Los lemas #NiUnPasoAtrásenIgualdad y #NuestrosDerechosNoSeNegocian se han trasladado de Andalucía a un centenar de ciudades en todo el Estado para mostrar el rechazo al acuerdo del PP con Vox para investir a su candidato en Andalucía.

La primera sesión del Pleno de Investidura en el Parlamento de Andalucía que se ha celebrado esta mañana ha tenido lugar mientras en la calle los movimientos feministas reclamaban no negociar con los derechos de las mujeres.

“Ni un paso atrás” y “Nuestros derechos no se negocian” han sido los argumentos principales de una movilización que comenzaba a mediodía ante las puertas de Parlamento andaluz, en Sevilla, y que el movimiento feminista ha respaldado en todo el Estado con concentraciones en un centenar de ciudades por la tarde.

Las consignas que se han escuchado en Sevilla se han trasladado por la tarde a las principales ciudades de Andalucía y han sido también las mismas en A Coruña, Barcelona, Bilbao, Burgos, Cáceres, Madrid, Valencia o Zaragoza.

La movilización en más de un centenar de ciudades ha desbordado las fronteras del Estado español, y ha habido concentraciones también en París o Berlín.

A las voces de las feministas se han unido las de los movimientos LGTB. Así, las entidades que integran la Federación Estatal de Lesbianas, Gais, Trans y Bisexuales (FELGTB) han secundado las movilizaciones.

La federación se muestra preocupada por “la proliferación de los discursos de odio en los órganos de gobierno de Andalucía” y teme “un retroceso en el grado de respeto a los derechos y las libertades de las personas que componen nuestra sociedad”, en referencia a las propuestas iniciales presentadas por Vox para dar su apoyo a Juan Manuel Moreno en la investidura, que incluían la derogación de las leyes de violencia de género e igualdad LGTBI andaluza.

Juan Manuel Moreno, candidato del PP, ha desgranado en el primer Pleno de la sesión de investidura del Parlamento de Andalucía algunas de sus propuestas, entre las que están la supresión del impuesto de sucesiones o la limitación de los mandatos a ocho años.

Feminists Rebel As ‘Wolf Pack’ Gang Rapists Freed By Political Court

 CNT calls for rebellion against the Patriarchal State and its courtsImage result for CNT contra la manada

The anarcho-syndicalist trade union shows its indignation at the judicial resolution adopted in the case of “La Manada”  the self styled ‘wolf pack’.

”The CNT union has shown its absolute “dismay and disgust” before the performance of the Navarra Court that has decreed the provisional release of the members of “La Manada” .  “We share the anger and call to turn indignation into a permanent struggle against the patriarchal system that the State carries in its genes,” said the anarcho-syndicalist organization.Image result for CNT contra la manada”Being Afraid is gonna Switch Sides.. Feminist Self Defense …Platform for Free Abortion and Sexuality’

In the same way, the CNT has warned that what happened around “La Manada” once again puts in focus an unquestionable reality: “for what and for whom courts and prisons are made”. “That same judicial system is the one that pursues and ruins the lives of eight young people of Altsasu thanks to a police assembly, or also the one that persecutes rappers and criminalizes social protest,” the union stressed.

“Justice is nothing other than injustice, and the State is nothing more than a gigantic macho, violent and patriarchal apparatus,” they said. In this context, the CNT has also called for a “reflection” on the current system, “a system that breeds monsters like the members of La Manada and places in the courts of ‘injustice’ machista and misogynist judges.”

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The anarcho-syndicalist union showed its ” support and affection” towards all the militants of the feminist movement that today take to the streets “to shout against this injustice and defend their rights”. “You, sisters, are essential and indispensable to build another model of society, freer and more human,” they remarked.People show a banner reading 'It is not sexual abuse, it is rape' as they attend a protest against the judiciary sentencing on the trial of five men accused of gang raping an 18-year-old during San Fermin fiestas.‘We are the wolf pack’

Protests as Spanish court releases ‘wolf pack’ rapist predators

Five men who were convicted only for sexual assault after a gang rape of a woman at a Spanish bull-running festival have now been released on bail pending appeal, sparking fresh protests.

One of the accused is a Guardia Civil (Franco’s military police) and another was in the army. Several are far right “ultras” who support FC Sevilla.

Protesters have taken to the streets of Spain after a court ordered the release on bail of five men sentenced to nine years in prison for sexually abusing a young woman at Pamplona’s bull-running festival.‘Hitting a Guardia Civil gets 13 yrs jail. A Guardia Civil and 4 friends rape you and walk free’.

The men, who called themselves “the wolf pack” in a WhatsApp messaging group, had been accused of stalking, abducting and raping a woman, then 18, at the entrance to an apartment building in Pamplona on July 7, 2016, at the start of the week-long San Fermin festival, which draws tens of thousands of visitors.

All five were convicted only of sexual abuse in April and  were acquitted of the more serious crime of sexual assault, which includes rape, as the court did not consider that the victim had been subjected to intimidation or violence, sparking nationwide protests.Image result for manifestación manada barcelona

Coming shortly after the first ever feminist General Strike the verdict by a politicized Spanish Court is seen as direct repression and yet another example of patriarchal approval for the rampant neo fascist mentality and impunity for a far right gang including a paramilitary police officer who boasted of their crime on Whats App and mocked their victim.

Photos of some of the Demos around Iberia

Manifestación en Pamplona en protesta por la puesta en libertad bajo fianza de los cinco miembros de ‘La Manada’.


Concentración contra la puesta en libertad de ‘la manada’ en Cuenca.

Manifestación en Madrid contra la puesta en libertad de la manada.

Cientos de personas se concentran en Sevilla contra la puesta en libertad de los miembros de la manada.

Manifestación en Murcia, en la Plaza del Cardenal Belluga. El movimiento ha logrado movilizar de nuevo a miles de personas a través de las redes sociales.

Manifestación en Pamplona por la puesta en libertad de la manada.

En Valencia, el movimiento feminista avisó de que tomaría las calles. Y así lo ha hecho.

La imagen ante los Juzgados de Bilbao ha sido también la de un clamor multitudinario


Protesters hold a banner reading "There is no one who judges our word - It is not abuse, it is aggression" in Pamplona.

Women’s rights groups immediately took to social media to call for protests on Thursday night with the slogan: “If the pack hits the streets, we will as well.”

Around a thousand people marched in Pamplona, some shouting “Enough macho violence”, and there where also rallies in neighbouring Basque cities Bilbao, Vitoria and San Sebastian.

Hundreds also marched in Barcelona, some holding a banner that read: “In the face of patriarchal justice, feminist self-defence.”

“It is a shame, these scoundrel rapists get away so easily. It seems they want to release them so they are ready to start again on July 7, the day of San Fermin,” said 66-year-old protester Carmen Roman.

Another protest is scheduled to take place on Friday evening outside of the justice ministry in Madrid as well as in the southwestern city of Seville, the hometown of the five men, and other cities.

Demonstrators hit the streets of Pamplona, Spain. Demonstrators hit the streets of Pamplona, Spain.

Prosecutors had argued during the closed-door trial last year that the men’s victim was subjected to “serious intimidation and it prevented resistance or flight”.

They had asked for each of the men, who have been in custody since 2016, to be jailed for 22 years and 10 months.

One of the accused is a Guardia Civil policeman – currently suspended– and another was once in the army. Several are “ultras” who support FC Sevilla.

Rapists Freed as Impunity reigns in Patriarchal Spain

The five men jailed for sexually abusing an 18-year-old woman at the running of the bulls festival in Pamplona two years ago are to be released on bail of €6,000, according to reports.

The case, known as the “wolf pack” trial because of the name the men used in their WhatsApp group, caused a national outcry after the defendants were acquitted of rape.

The case was widely seen as a cross-examination of the 18-year-old woman rather than the men who attacked her. The proceedings were criticised after the judges accepted into evidence a report compiled by a private detective hired by some of the defendants. The detective had followed the woman over several days and produced photographs of her smiling with friends.

This was used to suggest she had not suffered any lasting trauma, prompting hundreds of women to demonstrate outside court holding signs reading: “We believe you, sister.”

Defence lawyers claimed the woman had consented and had let one of the men kiss her. They also said that 96 seconds of video footage from the men’s phones – showing the woman immobile and with her eyes shut during the attack – constituted proof of consent.

The prosecution said the victim had been too terrified to move. Al final de la manifestación, decenas de manifestantes han protagonizado una sentada frente al Congreso de los Diputados en Madrid.

“The defendants want us to believe that on that night they met an 18-year-old girl, living a normal life, who, after 20 minutes of conversation with people she didn’t know, agreed to group sex involving every type of penetration, sometimes simultaneously, without using a condom,” the prosecutor Elena Sarasate said.

The verdict was criticised by many senior politicians, including Pedro Sánchez, the leader of Spain’s socialist party who recently became the prime minister.

“She said NO,” he wrote on Twitter at the time. “We believe you and we’ll keep believing you. If what the ‘wolfpack’ did wasn’t group violence against a defenceless woman, then what do we understand by rape?”

News of the men’s release prompted women’s groups to call protests in cities including Pamplona, Madrid, Zaragoza, San Sebastián and Barcelona on Thursday and Friday.

Laura Berro, the equality and LGBTI councillor at Pamplona’s city council, said the court’s latest verdict was proof of the patriarchal nature of justice.Cientos de personas se concentran en Madrid al grito de “Tranquila hermana, aquí está tu manada”.

“It’s shocking,” she tweeted. “But we will not shut up or be paralysed.”

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Events in Afrin and Rojava from April 20 to 26, 2018

translated from https://rojavaazadimadrid.


translated  from  Rojava Azidi tweets/photos from ICafrinresist 

The defeat of the IS in Syria and especially after the liberation of Raqqa in October 2017, the Turkish state intensified its threats and attacks against the Federation Democratic Federation of Northern Syria.

In this context, the Turkish invasion war against Afrin began on January 20, 2018 violating international law and the sovereignty of its neighboring country.

The Turkish army has launched this war in cooperation with jihadist groups from the ranks of the FSA. Many of them are former members of Al-Qaeda or EI.
Since the beginning of March, all districts and the city center of Afrin have suiffered intense aviation and artillery bombardments and drone surveillance that the Turkish army has carried out, especially against civilians. On March 18, more than 200,000 people.

They left the center of the city and were evacuated to avoid physical genocide. Since then, the majority of refugees remain in the Shehba region without security guarantees or international support.
In this new phase, the confrontation between the international powers and their interests is increasing throughout Syria.

The developments of the last week in Afrin

After 97 days of resistance against the second largest army of NATO, hundreds of thousands of people from the Afrín canton are still displaced and face difficult conditions. Continue reading “Events in Afrin and Rojava from April 20 to 26, 2018”


Journalist Naciye Nur Ener Kılınç, who was released from jail on Tuesday and put under house arrest, said there are six children in the prison cell to which she was confined for 357 days.

“I am free, but there is a 30-day-old infant behind those doors. There are six children in my prison cell. I pray they will be freed soon,” Kılınç said after her release.

see also> Erdogan Jails and Tortures 195,000 People who Might not Like Him.

In the aftermath of a failed coup attempt on July 15, 2016, more than 17,000 women from all walks of life including teachers, doctors and housewives have been jailed in Turkey on coup charges in government-led operations. There are currently about 700 children accompanying their mothers in Turkish jails.

Corrupt terrorist Erdoğan has systematically been imprisoning and torturing innocent women on false coup charges either when they are pregnant or shortly after giving birth!  Newborns are also imprisoned

The İstanbul 26th High Criminal Court on Tuesday released journalist Kılınç, who was jailed on March 5, 2017 over alleged links to the Gülen movement, on condition of house arrest. Continue reading “JOURNALIST: I AM FREED BUT THERE ARE 6 CHILDREN IN MY OLD TURKISH PRISON CELL”

Total Disobedience when Spanish State Takes over Catalonia + CNT Statement

  CNT and CGT Statements Below

shared from Dear Kitty. Some blog
”A Nation-state is always divisive and repressive, but as the only possibility for more freedom and justice, then of course we support these aspirations and endeavours”.

  Spain annuls Catalan self-government, prepares military rule from Madrid

By Alex Lantier: Three weeks after the savage police crackdown on the October 1 Catalan independence referendum, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced the invocation of Article 155 to strip Catalonia’s regional government of its powers. In its place, Madrid is to install an unelected government in Barcelona backed by the Spanish army, Guardia Civil paramilitary police and other police units.

The implementation of Article 155 will inevitably involve the Spanish regime in a violent confrontation with broad masses of the Catalan population, where there is deep opposition to Madrid’s turn to dictatorship. gravesAs Rajoy’s Council of Ministers formulated the measures on Saturday, a half million people marched in Barcelona against Madrid’s arbitrary arrest of two Catalan nationalist politicians, Jordi Sànchez of the Catalan National Assembly (ANC) and Jordi Cuixart of Omnium Cultural.

Catalan separatists are mobilizing a human shield  and a Civil Disobedience Campaign to block efforts by the Spanish authorities to take control . Tens of thousands plan to concentrate around the regional government’s headquarters in Barcelona’s Gothic quarter and the nearby parliament building. They expect Spanish police to use force to try to shut down the administration and will put their bodies on the line, said one person. Continue reading “Total Disobedience when Spanish State Takes over Catalonia + CNT Statement”

Catalans Occupying 2315 Polling Stations./ No evictions Yet / Google Deletes Voting App

update: Catalans are Winning?! Hundreds of polling stations occupied overnight, none have yet been forcibly evicted

The ‘Open Schools’ (Escoles Obertes) platform of 40 organisations has called for mass occupation of the 2315 polling stations from 17hrs today. Over 60,000 people have already signed up to take part.

The Madrid state has ordered police forces to take over and cordon off the stations  from Saturday.. But the Catalan police who should act first are obeying the orders of their director Trapero, who has avoided jail by agreeing to the Madrid orders  but forbidding use of physical force by his Catalan police..

Not entirely peaceful. 4 young people were ‘lightly injured’ by shotgun pellets. When ‘ultras’ opened fire on an occupied school polling station in the town of Manlleu.

When the Madrid order was formalised legally a clause was added that ‘activities in the colleges could continue until the Referendum , until 6.00 am Sunday’. This was the clue, allowing the Catalan police to not evict the polling stations now occupied en masse with marathon 48 hour social activities of every description.

Catalonia: Anarchists call for general Strike / Defense Committees against State Repressionsee also..Catalonia: Anarchists call for general Strike / Defense Committees against State Repression

Schools are already being occupied and organizing a host of autumn activities to fill the centers where the polling stations are located by day and night.

20.00 Five schools have now been blockaded by the police. In one of them Collaso i Gil in the Barcelona Raval barrio 20 students evaded the police cordon and are camping in the yard. twitter here..@btvnoticies pic.twitter.com/90vHapT0HU

Continue reading “Catalans Occupying 2315 Polling Stations./ No evictions Yet / Google Deletes Voting App”

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