Monthly Archives: October 2014

22nd October March for Ayotzinapa in Mexico City

Thousands of people marched. Thousands chanted. And thousands made their indignation very clear. Students in particular came out in massive numbers to show their solidarity with the students who went missing in Ayotzinapa last month. The vast majority of protesters … Continue reading

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October 12th in Kobanê (Poem)

There are children still here, To our hearts they bring hope, Though we wish they were safer, They help us to cope, It’s their innocence driving us, On to defend, Our freedom, control, So we do not depend, We don’t … Continue reading

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October 11th in Kobanê (Poem)

Nearly six hundred dead, Since their forces advanced, Border crossing still ours, And resistance our stance, Heavy blows they have suffered, But the news says they’ve won, We shout “rubbish!” We’re here! This has barely begun! Food is rationed, we … Continue reading

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October 10th in Kobanê (Poem)

Fascist forces’ objectives, Civilian homes, As they roam through the streets, Passing rubble and bones, It’s disturbing and messy, Indescribably foul, Debris covering faces, Which lie on the ground, Though their arms are much better, Our spirits our high, So … Continue reading

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October 9th in Kobanê (Poem)

This is no normal war, What they’re seeking is gore, To destroy our lives here, To annihilate all, Each ten minutes that pass, We see shells and bombs fall, Our nerves truly wracked, As they pummel our walls, Their unlimited … Continue reading

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The Political Murders of Ayotzinapa & the October 8th Solidarity March in Mexico City

Last weekend, 28 charred bodies were found in Iguala, Guerrero, in what was another in a long line of mass murders in Mexico since the drugs trade became more prominent in the 1990s. This time, however, the BBC reported that … Continue reading

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The Kurdish Stalingrad: Kobane and Western Inaction

The struggle in Rojava (Kurdish northern Syria) is really a struggle for humanity, freedom, and human dignity. The ‘coalition’ and its air strikes clearly do not aim to protect human life, because they’ve been useless at stopping ISIS from advancing … Continue reading

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Letter to MPs in Support of Kobane and Rojava

Below is a letter I recently sent to MPs in the UK… ———————————— I am writing to you because I believe that the experiences of democratic autonomy in the Kurdish regions of northern Syria (known as Rojava) are an example … Continue reading

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Remember the First International 150 years ago: remember the Kurds today!

Originally posted on Shiraz Socialist:
By johnj (right: Marx addresses the inaugural meeting of the First International) 150 years ago today  the First International (the ‘International Working Men’s Association’ ) was in founded in London by the likes of Marx,…

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