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Periodically, AFIB will post updates on topical events of
interest to subscribers. Unlike the regular weekly
bulletin, supplements will provide coverage of breaking
events and alternative views not found in the "mainstream"
media.

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CONTENTS

1. (DHKC) Warnews from Turkey
2. (IRSC) Gino Gallagher's Funeral
3. (SF EX.) England Risking New Round of "Troubles"
4. (AP) Salvi Told Abortion Clinic Victim, "This Is
What You Get," Witnesses Say
5. (REUTER) German Denies Links to McVeigh
6. (TTT) L.A. Unemployed Council Activist Charged With
"Terrorism"
7. (BARIN) Berlin Anti-Racist Information Network, News
Update January 1996, [excerpt]
8. (REUTER) Buchanan Aide Under Fire, Steps Aside
9. (ARA) Anti-Racist Action: LISTSERV Correction
10. (ECRA) The European Crosspoint Anti-Racism Is On-Line!

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** Topic: Warnews from Turkey **
** Written 12:49 PM Feb 13, 1996 by ozgurluk@xs4all.nl in cdp:
alt.pol.rad-left **

Warnews from Turkey

AFTER DERSIM, THE FASCIST TURKISH STATE WANTS TO EVACUATE
SIVAS

Guerrillas who fight for liberation in Turkey are not only
operating in the South-East of Turkey: the DHKP-C guerrillas'
gunfire can be heard in Ankara as well, disturbing the fascist
state's administrators, and where a few rich families and
generals hold on to power.

The DHKP-C is not only active in urban cities: the hope of all
people in Turkey is now on the mountains - the DHKP-C guerrillas
fight in the mountains of Sivas, Tokat and Erzincan. The people
of these areas embrace the DHKP-C whole-heartedly. As a result,
the fascist state has intensified its operations against the
people, the DHKP-C and other parties.

During clashes between the state and the guerrillas, the DHKP-C
lost 7 of its people. The fascist state wants to forcibly
evacuate all the villages which support the guerrillas in the
area between Imranli, Hafik, Divrigi and Kangal, all towns in
Sivas. Already more than one hundred villages have been evacuated
the last four months. Right now, at this moment, the Turkish
stateforces are once again expending their military operations to
Dersim (Tunceli).

The forces of the fascist state, that is the army, gendarmerie
and special units have occupied Sivas for months. Nobody from the
outside really knows what is happening in Sivas and the
surrounding mountainous areas.

Many journalists from the international and national press have
attempted to gain access to the crucial areas, but the security
forces have denied access, obstructing the freedom of the press.

URGENT ACTION NEEDED FOR WOUNDED POLITICAL PRISONERS.

The fascist Turkish state is withholding necessary medical
treatment.

As the international community is aware, the fascist state
attacked the Umraniye-prison last month, killing four DHKP-C
prisoners and wounding hundreds. Many prisoners were not allowed
to stay in the hospital long enough to recover. The state who
could not kill them during the attack, tries to kill them by
withholding them the necessary medical care.

Two of those wounded prisoners, Cengiz Calikoparan and Akin
Durmaz, were in intensive care at HaydarpasaNumune hospital.
However, despite the fact that their treatment was not complete,
they were transferred to the Sagmalicilar prison hospital where
there is not any appropriate medical equipment to treat the two
men; the state want's them to die.

Cengiz Calikoparan can not talk. The wounds in his throat, he
caught as a result from the attacks of the state-forces, started
to inflame.

Akin Durmaz, as a result of blows against his head, has lost his
memory. He needs immediate specialist medical care.

Another comrade, Oktay karatas, is deaf, also as a result of
blows against his head. He is also suffering from a concussion of
the brain. He can not walk because he has serious problems
keeping his balance.

Mustafa Atalay: During the raid of the stateforces his arms were
broken. Both of them were splinted wrongfully. He needs medical
care or he will be disabled for the rest of his live.

Metin Turan, singer of the popular music-group "Grup Ekin" is
total traumatic. He can sit but is not capable of standing up,
walking etc.

Gohcan Gunduz: his right hand is paralysed.

VOICE YOUR PROTEST!

Attorney-General of Istanbul 0090-212-5166809
Director of Prisons, Zeki Gungor 0090-312-4524066
Minister of Justice 0090-312-4173954
umraniye-prison : 00-90--2164432523
Portable telephone of director of prison, Zeki Guengoer:
0090-532-2110807
Portable telephone of replacing Minister of Justice, Jusuf Kenan
Dogan: 0090-312-4191342

THE FASCIST TURKISH STATE CONTINUES WITH ITS POLICY OF
EXTRA-JUDICIAL KILLINGS.

The DHKP-C has given countless martyrs to the liberation struggle
- hundreds of supporters, militants, members and main cadres have
been kidnapped and been the victims of extra-judicial killings.

On February 9, 1996, three DHKP-C supporters, Meral Akpinar,
Ayzel Korkulu and Fuat Perk were killed at Bahcelievler in
Istanbul.

The security chief of Istanbul, Orhan Tasanlar announced that
these were DHKP-C members who had been involved in some killings
and bombings.
Tasanklar stated that the police offered "surrender" but that the
three responded with gunfire and in the ensuing clash they had
been killed.

These are lies... All lies!

There were no clashes - these were simply extra-judicial
killings: executions. These three young people were killed as
revenge for the death of Sabanci - who was a member/are members
of the Turkish industrial clans - killed by the DHKP-C in early
January 1996.

On February 11, 1996, at Sarigazi the funeral of these martyrs
was turned into a paramilitary funeral ceremony. The DHKP-C
militants shot gunfire into the air and displayed party flags.
Thousands shouted the party slogans. The police panicked at such
a show of strength and were unable to touch the masses and DHKP-C
cadres.

During the funeral ceremony, all over Istanbul militias went on
the streets and, as a salute for the martyrs, fired in the air
with machineguns, pistols and rifles. Everywhere in istanbul
these shots were heard.

.+'''+. Please be so kind and visit
D H K C http://www.xs4all.nl/~ozgurluk
`+,,,+' For information regarding the classwar in Turkey

** End of text from cdp:alt.pol.rad-left **

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Date: Wed, 14 Feb 1996 02:23:34 -0800 (PST)
From: Urban-MarroQuin <irsp@netcom.com>
Subject: Gallagher's Funeral

GINO GALLAGHER'S FUNERAL

"I hope you rot in hell! Get off our streets. We let you bury
your dead, let us do the same," a woman screamed at the RUC as
they attacked mourners at the funeral of IRSP National Organiser
and INLA Staff Officer Gino Gallagher. The RUC assault on the
funeral resulted in a three hour stand-off and caused the funeral
to be postponed until the following day.

After initial clashes with the RUC, who attacked mourners in an
attempt to seize the honour guard flanking Gino Gallagher's
coffin which left six mourners with head injuries, and caused a
nine-year-old boy, Tommy Torney, to be taken away in an ambulance
with a suspected broken leg, Gino Gallagher was finally buried
with the honours his family and comrades insisted he be given.
The IRSP, Gallagher's partner Margaret, and his parents refused
to allow his body to be removed from the family's home until the
honour guard was allowed. "We will wait until kingdom come," his
mother said, "if need be."

IRSP spokesperson issued a call for people to gather at the
Gallagher's home the following day, "in solidarity against the
RUC," and a crowd of between 1,000 and 2,000 attended on the
second day, forcing the RUC to retreat from their original
position, finally asking only the the honour guard not mask their
faces.

At the funeral, 12 men and women in INLA uniform flanked the
coffin. Gallagher's glaves, belt and beret were carried atop the
coffin, which was draped in the Tricolour and the Starry Plough
flags.

IRSP spokesperson Kevin McQuillen noted that the funeral was
finally carried out with more republican paramilitary trappings
than "any IRA one in recent years." McQuillen continued, "We have
created a precedent. We showed that we are not prepared to be
part of any pacification proess, that we will stand up for
ourselves and not lie down like the croppies they think we are."

In addition to a large showing of Irish Republican Socialist
veteran activists, including some of the movement's leading
figures from the days following its founding in the mid-1970s,
the funeral was attended by Bernadette McAlisky. Several Sinn
Fein councillors and the senior officer of the IRA in Belfast
were present outside the Gallagher's home, but they quickly
dropped out of the funeral cortege.

It took more than two hours to walk the three miles from the
house in Glencolin Park to Milltown Cemetery, where Gallagher was
buried in the Republican Socialist plot, while two British Army
helicopters hovered overhead.

"Whoever killed Mr. Gallagher should not think that they had
destroyed the Republican Socialist Movement. I state clearly and
unequivocally, we haven't given up. We are out for a 32-county
socialist republic, nothing less. There will be no internal
settlement. There will be no sell-out. The struggle goes on,"
said a graveside speaker from the IRSP.

Kevin McQuillen, an IRSP Ard Comhairle member with Gallagher,
said, "Gino knew exactly the risks he was taking. But he took
them, not for glory, not for high office, not for the crumbs from
the rich man's table, but for the betterment of his class and his
people."

In a statement issued by the IRSP days before, Gallagher was paid
tribute as a leading influence in the Republican Socialist
Movement. "In recent months he played a significant role in the
restructuring an political direction of the IRSP. He died as he
lived, a committed revolutionary socialist. His dedication will
be an inspiration to us all in the struggle ahead."

McQuillen said that the phrase most associated with INLA martyr
Ta Power, who Gallagher described as "the biggest influence in my
life," would be a fitting epitaph for Gino Gallagher:

"A revolutionary is a dead man on leave'--that best sums up is
attitude to the movement," McQuillen said.

______

The Irish Republican Socialist Committees of North America join
with our comrades in the IRSP, INLA, and the Republican Socialist
Prisoners of War in Long Kesh and Portlaoise in paying tribute to
Gino Gallagher, who joined the IRSM through the Patsy O'Hara
Youth Movement in 1981 and was arrested for the first time while
only 17. As an IRSP comrade recently said, "Gino was a hard man,
yet he was never rude to anyone in his life. He was very popular
with working class nationalists, but he never took advantage of
this and strutted his stuff. He was always very quiet, even
subdued. There wasn't an elitist bone in his body." We knew Gino
as a decent, thoughtful, intelligent human being, as well as a
dynamic leader and a dedicated republican socialist. He will
stand as a hero of the Irish nation and the international working
class.

Peter Urban,
North American Coordinator, IRSC

http://www.serve.com/IRSCNA/irscna.htm

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Date: Tue, 13 Feb 1996 20:03:23 -0800
X-within-URL: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/examiner/

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Tuesday, Feb. 13, 1996 7 Page A 1
)1996 San Francisco Examiner

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England risking new round of "Troubles'

Major must quickly come to terms with IRA if he hopes to
minimize bloodshed

Kevin Toolis
SPECIAL TO THE EXAMINER

LONDON - British Prime Minister John Major has slammed shut
the door on further contacts with Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams
until the IRA declares a permanent cease-fire. But the harsh
reality is that unless the talking continues soon and in secret,
Northern Ireland's "Troubles" will begin all over again.

The Irish Republican Army's abrupt end to its 17-month-long
cease-fire - signaled by Friday's bombing in London that killed
two people - clearly took Adams by surprise and has cast doubt
over the strength of his influence. But talk of his demise as a
significant Irish Republican leader is premature. For 10 years as
leader of Sinn Fein, the political wing of the IRA, Adams has
been the public face of Republicanism, and until the IRA appoints
another spokesman - which appears unlikely - there is no one else
for the British to talk to.

In Irish Republican circles, the IRA calls the shots: Sinn
Fein is, and always will be, very much the junior partner. And as
Friday's blast in the London Docklands clearly demonstrated, the
political discomfort of figures like Adams and groups like Sinn
Fein is not likely to deter the IRA from carrying out military
operations.

The key question now is: Will the IRA return to full-scale
hostilities, or was the London bomb an isolated incident designed
to demonstrate to Major that the hard-liners cannot be easily
ignored by the British establishment?

Logic would dictate that a return to full-scale terrorism in
Northern Ireland is a futile option. The lessons of history show
that although the IRA has the capability to survive military and
political repression, the British state in Ireland also has the
ability to endure and contain a terrorist onslaught. One of the
reasons for the IRA's declaring a cease-fire in the first place
was the realization that their campaign of terrorism was
militarily ineffective; the IRA just did not have the capacity to
kill enough British soldiers to force the British government to
the negotiating table.

Logic, though, does not necessarily play a predominant role in
the Ulster conflict.

Have a "go'

The IRA statement claiming responsibility for Friday's bombing
announced an end to the "complete cessation of military
operations." Certain hard-line elements in Northern Ireland
certainly will take that as license to attack the British
garrisons. Even during the cease-fire it was difficult for the
IRA leadership to restrain local Republicans from having the
proverbial "go." A strike against the British Army cannot be far
off.

Northern Ireland is tiny, and if the Troubles spark up again
anywhere, it will be only a matter of days before Loyalist guns
are out on the streets of Belfast, and the whole sorry mess of
retaliation upon retaliation, ad infinitum, begins again.

The other grim lesson from the past is that the IRA usually
means what it says and that a decision by the IRA to call or end
a cease-fire is never taken lightly, and cannot be easily
reversed. As the Royal Ulster Constabulary officers now
patrolling the streets of Belfast in their flak jackets are all
too aware, the probability exists that policemen are again
targets.

London now seen as target

The only thing that can be said with certainty at this moment
is that the IRA is determined to bring the war to London. Both in
private and in public Republican leaders were ecstatic about the
effects of attacks in 1992 and '93 within the city of London,
which they regard as the soft underbelly of their adversary.

Along with many others in Ireland, the IRA still believes that
the impetus from the British side to enter into peace
negotiations was a direct result of pressure from London
commercial interests, worried about the city's status as a
financial center. And unless the British and representatives from
the IRA sit down together and soon, there will be, most
assuredly, further bloodshed.

Kevin Toolis' book on the IRA, "Rebel Hearts: Journeys Within
the IRA's Soul," will be published by St. Martin's Press on March
17.

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Boston Globe AP on the Globe Online
The Boston Globe

Salvi Told Abortion Clinic Victim, `This Is What You Get,'
Witnesses Say

By Associated Press, 02/15/96

AP Photos

By KATHARINE WEBSTER

Associated Press Writer

DEDHAM, Mass. (AP) - John C. Salvi III screamed ``This is
what you get! You should pray the rosary'' as he pumped 10
bullets into a receptionist at a clinic where abortions were
performed, witnesses testified Thursday.