Smash all Settler States! Anarcho birthday greetings to the Rojava Revolution from so-called Australia.

On the 19.07.20, the 8th birthday of the Rojava Revolution, we unfurled these banners as a small gesture to the brave Kurdish women warriors of the YPJ, and remembering too the brave Gunai warriors past & present who resist this hell colony known as gippsland / australia. A few queer punks with a plan to escape the industrial hellscape for the afternoon, only to find ourselves at a pumping station along a river at the foothills of the Baw Baws, behind Energy Australia’s filthy coal power stations. Downstream where the water stagnates, overtaken by weeds, and 4WD’s rip up the earth beneath the towering gums, the surrounding hills long cleared and farmed. And yet in spite of this colonial violence, life exists, eco-systems persist. We realise our banners are no great threat to the colonial project, we humbly share them with the intention to show our love and respect for the Rojava revolution and Indigenous resistance worldwide – from the occupied territories of the Gunai Kurnai Nation to Kurdistan and beyond.
Smash the settler state, death to colonialism, long live resistance! (A)

Sehid Ivana Hoffman ~ Beautiful Song

Revolutionary birthday remembrances, Sehid Ivana Hoffman, beautiful song. 01.09.1995 – 07.03.2015
‘Şehid Ivana Hoffmann lost her life fighting Daiş, which is an undoubtedly selfless and courageous act. However, today, on her birthday, we choose not to focus on what she died for, but rather what she lived for. Today, we want to remember the life she lead and the passion she brought to life. We want to remember her as someone that went into struggle with clarity, due to a relentless commitment to liberation. Ivana truly used the time she had with a driven purpose. Already, in her early teens, she had become involved in student protests. Wasting little time, from there she became more and more active in political movements, eventuality involving herself in union work and communist youth organizing (KGÖ). She was someone that didn’t shy away from what it means to struggle and understood both the internal and external dimensions of it. At the age of 19, in her last letter to her comrades, Ivana stated “I want to be a part of the Revolution in Rojava. I want to evolve. In these six months I want to get to know the fight… Maybe I will reach my limits and fall back but I will never give up the fighting spirit and I will go on.”
Ivana Hoffmann came to Rojava as an internationalist with MLKP, someone that was born in Germany to a German mother and a father from Togo. However, her internationalism was not just something inherent in her citizenship status or heritage. Her belief and commitment to internationalist ideals went far beyond that, exemplified clearly by her recognizing it as important to know the languages of those she would be struggling along side with and in turn learning both Kurdish and Turkish before her arrival in Rojava. As a revolutionary lesbian woman of German-Togo decent, we see her as someone that truly connected the different struggles she committed her life to, opposing imperialism, colonialism, racism, fascism, patriarchy and homophobia.
So, today on her birthday, we invite you to take a moment and celebrate the life that Ivana Hoffmann led. Ivana promised that “When I come back, I will infect my comrades and my surroundings with both the fighting spirit and willpower. I will be like a beautiful song and pull everyone under my spell. I will be a guerrilla full of charity and hope.” Today we say that she never left. Instead, we say that she is right here with us as we not only remember but also draw inspiration from her life in order to continue the struggle for which she lived. This way, we can live life to it’s fullest, not waste a breath, and enjoy every moment that we commit ourselves to the struggle. In celebration of both Ivana’s memory and life itself then, we loudly state that we are ready to sacrifice everything if necessary. However, not because the struggle is for martyrdom, but rather exactly because it is for life.
International Revolutionary People’s Guerrilla Forces IRPGF
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Long live Women’s Resistance!

Jin Jiyan Azadi Biji berxwedan / Women Life Freedom, Long live resistance!
Jin rabin ser piyan hibo Efrine / Women rise up for Afrin!

“Our people have embraced the revolution with great sacrifice and a great price paid. Our people have stood with the fighters at every turn, and worked hard to grow and protect the revolution.

We celebrate the 7th anniversary of the July 19 Revolution for Leader Apo, the defenders of the sacred lands, the immortalized martyrs, the peoples of Rojava and Eastern and Western Syria, and all the peoples of the world. We repeat our promise to defend the revolution as we remember with respect all the martyrs of the revolution in the person of Jinda, Ruksen, Xebat, Arin, Revana, Gelhat, Avesta and Karker.”
Women’s Defense Units (YPJ) statement on the 7th anniversary of the Rojava Revolution.

Rise Up for Rojava

‘While the population of Rojava continues their struggle for self-determination, women’s liberation and radical democracy, defending itself against the attacks of jihadist gangs and the fascist Turkish state, the representatives of hypocritical governments shake hands with the Turkish oppressors.

While liquidation plans against the revolution in Kurdistan and Syria are made in Ankara, the European, Russian and USA weapon industries become richer day by day as a direct result of the wars in the Middle East. They make profits which cost millions of lives.

While hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced from Afrin by jihadist gangs supported, equipped and monitored by the Turkish army, these jihadists and their families are settling and exploiting the resources of the people. They are selling the symbol of Afrin itself, olive oil from olive trees that have been cultivated there for hundreds of years, through Turkey to Spain and other European countries. This is what the Turkish state means when it claims to be securing its border: ethnic cleansing and jihadist gangs attacking the local people.

Not only in Afrin, but also in the mountains of Kurdistan and in the Turkish prisons, a huge resistance is being waged against these policies and attacks. In Northern Syria, the SDF, YPJ and YPG recently wiped out the remains of the Islamic State. This historic victory was only made possible through the bravery and sacrifice of thousands of martyrs, and the heroic resistance of local people. Thousands of women have organized and liberated themselves, and countless communes and cooperatives have been founded. The societies of Kurdistan, of Northern and Eastern Syria, have risen and are advancing day by day.

With the ongoing success of the revolution, Erdogan’s threats of further major military attacks on Northern Syria with the aim of total annihilation of the revolution, are increasing.

Turkey is proclaiming its success in “containment” of the refugee crisis outside the borders of Europe, but more and more people are realizing the true face of this regime. In reality, until Turkish fascism is defeated, ISIS will continue to be a threat and the revolution of Rojava will be under attack.

We must expose and attack the military and diplomatic cooperation between the AKP-MHP government and opportunist governments of the USA and Western European states. We have to build a collective resistance against the cooperation of our governments with Turkish fascism. The physical fight against Turkish and jihadist aggression in the Middle East must explicitly be connected to the fight against the policies of complicit governments around the world. If more democratic and revolutionary movements mobilise and organise through our communities and class rooms, agitating in our workplaces and the media, we can establish a second front against Turkish fascism and imperialism in Middle-East.

We must expand our actions, connect them and internationalise them. We have to trespass from a politics of protest to permanent political resistance. The Turkish army is firing their weapons, and NATO is providing the ammunition. The people of Kurdistan and Northern Syria are already responding to these attacks. We, as anti-fascists and revolutionary forces, will take action – through occupation, blockade and disruption – against the places of military, diplomatic and economical cooperation for Turkish fascism in our countries.

In solidarity with the people of Rojava, we will show solidarity through the following goals and actions:

1. We defend the Revolution and its achievements. We align ourselves with the revolution in Kurdistan, the defining struggle against the biggest manifestation of fascism of our time, and for the liberation of women and society.
We see this revolutionary process as being in line with the ongoing resistance in the history of humanity, following the October Revolution, the Spanish Civil War and the Cuban Revolution.

2. We will disrupt, block and occupy companies and financial institutions which support Turkish fascism militarily or financially. This includes exposing truths and spreading information, as well as mass actions and civil disobedience.

3. We denounce all associations, governments and alliances supporting the Turkish fascist state. We have to analyze their cooperation and disclose their self interested motives. The enemies of the revolution in Kurdistan and Syria are also our enemies. We oppose the intervention and occupation policies of the NATO-countries and the Russian Federation in the Middle East.

4. We will prevent the lies of the Turkish propaganda from spreading and in this way deny Turkish fascism any breathing room. Through lobbying and propaganda they try to spread their ideology and gain support for their criminal war. We will fight this ideology. Turkish fascism is our common enemy, our unity is internationalist anti-fascism!

We call on all activists and militants to join #riseup4rojava!

The revolution in northeastern Syria will prevail, Turkish fascism will be smashed!

Long live anti-fascist internationalism!
Solidarity with the anti-fascist forces in Turkey, Kurdistan and in the whole Middle-east!’ 

Orso ~ Be that Drop

“Every storm begins with a single drop.
Try to be that drop.
I love you all.”
Ciao Orso.
Sehid Namirin / Martyrs Never Die

“Red for the fiood of blood poured, black for the mourning of the millions of dead. This is the color of the flag of anarchists, which has never been lowered, which combine all men who love humanity. They fight for freedom and fight all social injustices, for these noble feelings that anarchists have always been defamed, slandered, tortured, persecuted, jailed, assasinated in a vile, shameful way, which hate the conscience of men. Anarchists want to live in a human and fraternal society, without state, soldiers, money, Masters, without cops, without jails and without exploiters. Where everyone works at the production of useful things, and truly live our short existence, without hate, fear, worries for tomorrow.
Now and always, long live anarchy ” ~ Lorenzo Orsetti

International Freedom Battalion
Internationalist Commune of Rojava
Tekoşîna Anarşîst / Anarchist Struggle
TiKKO / Liberation Army of the Workers and Peasants of Turkey
YPG / People’s Protection Units

To download hi-res file: Orso – be the drop

Anna Campbell is Immortal


Anna Campbell is Immortal.

Anna Campbell was a queer anarchist from East Sussex who joined the YPJ as an internationalist to defend the Rojava revolution, & the worldwide struggle against fascism, capital & patriarchy. She was killed on the 15th of March 2018 by a Turkish airstrike as the fascist neo-Ottoman state invaded the city of Afrin, in the autonomous region of Northern Syria. She was 26 years old.

Long live women’s resistance, long live queer resistance! Long live internationalism and solidarity!
Fight fascism, fight capitalism, fight patriarchy!
Vengeance for the victims of fascist violence in Christchurch & worldwide.

*EDIT: For anyone wishing to download hi-res PDF of this poster, I’ve uploaded it to dropbox. Downloading is free, but if you’d like to contribute money, please support Make Rojava Green Again.

Download PDF poster here: Anna Campbell is Immortal