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(en) Czech, afed - A3: In Africa for Prague [machine translation]

Date Mon, 2 Apr 2018 09:36:29 +0300

Liberated cantons in northern Syria awaken social imagination and give hope that a better world is possible. We are not silent when one of the NATO members is trying to crush blood. Download, print and distribute the March issue of the A3 wall paper! ---- Kurds are usually referred to as terrorists in corporate media, or they are completely silent about them. What is it that frightens our media puppets and the mighty antennae, sitting in government fotele, shaking their shots? The same thing that led the Turkish authorities to the last March attacks on Afrin. Fear of freedom, ground-level power complex and blunt despotism. ---- The Kurds have actually decided to step up against the system of contemporary capitalism, with anarchist, feminist, and ecological criticism. In the name of democratic confederalism, they created a system of self-governing councils operating on the principle of participatory democracy and the coordination of joint decisions. The economy of capitalist and state property was replaced by equal collective management and co-operatives. And all this, regardless of ethnicity, involving all those who are in the territory.

For decades, the Kurds, a multi-million-dollar nation divided by the borders of five states, have been subjected to fierce oppression-particularly in Iraq where Saddam Hussein has made attempts at mass-use chemical weapons, and with the greatest urgency in Turkey. If we recall a few Nazi-settled villages in the Kurdish regions of Turkey, one would hardly have counted such violent acts, accompanied by tens of thousands of dead, not to mention the long-standing ban on Kurdish and everyday repressive bullying.

Many Kurds, however, were silent and built in various ways to resist. Kurdistan became the most famous force in PKK, originally a Leninist party, but in the last twenty years it has been ideologically transformed into a less hierarchical, more equal and participatory form of organization.

In the summer of 2012, the Kurds (not only) for their lives actively built themselves in the north of Syria and fought the Islamic State (IS). The liberated territories declared autonomous cantons. The most western of them is Afrín. The people who live there are taking Afrínlike water and food, past and present, friendship and mutual help ... But states have a strategy that does not care about Afrin or its inhabitants. The attack on Afrin is an energy war strategy that has led to the disintegration of Syria and destroys many countries in the region. States create the illusion that they are leading the war "for their citizens". They are conducting nationalist and conservative propaganda to make the people in this idiocy strong. War is needed to prevent resources in the interest of corporations that want to increase their profits. This bloody "debate" is won by those who have more rifles, tanks or aircraft and, of course, soldiers - the basic material that directly embodies state interest. This is an explanation from the anarchists from Africa.

We should all be able to look at things from this perspective - the eyes of ordinary people, not the power of the deceptive eye that is imposed on us. At the same time, we should realize that Turkey, as a NATO member, will at any price promote its national interests, and all Alliance ministers will be so silent about it. Being the voice of people fighting for freedom and life is our task.

If Western countries want to sacrifice a free project in the north of Syria, so that by chance Turkey does not fall under the Russian sphere of influence, we do not intend to do so. In history, we have once experienced this example of Spain, where the influence of fascism in Europe was decided in the 1930s. Even the Western Powers quietly watched as the fascist forces, with the help of Hitler and Mussolini, dispensed with a promising social transformation project. And so today's silence gives way to the authoritarian leaders of Syria, Russia and Turkey.

The Turkish regime is currently waging a war against a large minority on its own territory, and with this war expanding beyond its borders, with the support of militia composed of former IS fighters. He declares terrorism as every critical voice, prisoner journalists, pursuing academics and students who disagree with Kurdish aggression, criminalizing the greatest opposition force ...

We, anarchists and anarchists, do not turn away. We are watching what is happening in the north of Syria and in Turkey. We are solidarity with the Kurdish struggle for a freer and fairer society. We think of a few activists from the Czech Republic imprisoned in Turkey for trying to help establish a field hospital. We support our friends who have gone to Syria (just as the inter-brigadists have left for Spain before) to fight the IS and are dying today as a result of Turkish raids.

A3 ( March 2018) HERE to download .

Download, print, spread! http://www.afed.cz/A3/A3-2018-03.pdf

The A3 wall paper is published annually by the Anarchist Federation. They are intended primarily for spreading through street lifts or posting in workplaces and schools.

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