Athens, Greece: Kurdish Political Refugees Begin Hunger Strike in Syntagma Square for Afrin


On Sunday, March 18th, the army of the fascist Turkish State along with their jihadist FSA proxies entered the resisting town of Afrin. This was followed by looting, torture, beheadings of Kurdish fighters and the expulsion of 200,000 civilians, the majority of whom are now in the mountains, cut off from food and water, wounded physically and mentally from the orgy of violence and brutality.

As Kurdish political refugees who live in Greece, we declare that right now, our souls and our minds are with our brothers and sisters in Afrin.

We ask for solidarity from the Greek people as we start our hunger strike today on March 19th at Syntagma Square, opposite the Greek Parliament, demanding that the Greek government finally take a stand, unfortunately as allies of the EU and NATO, they have remained unmoved and uninvolved in recent developments.

The people of Afrin, our people, will be forever free.

Kurdish Hunger Strikers

(via Athens Indymedia, translated by Insurrection News)

Posted in Afrin, Athens, Defend Afrin, Erdogan Terrorist, Fuck Erdogan, Greece, Hunger Strike, Kurdish Struggle, Refugee Struggle, Refugees, Rojava, Turkey

Rojava: Announcement from Revolutionary Union for Internationalist Solidarity (RUIS) about Haukur Hilmarsson

Our comrade Sahin H. (Haukur Hilmarsson) became immortal during Efrin’s resistance from the Turkish army’s invasion. Sehid Sahin was fighting with revolutionary morale, defending the village of Badina (in Efrin), having no fear for Turkey’s modern and advanced weapons (drones, airstrikes), that are systematically being used against Efrin’s people. He and other comrades were fighting for hours, keeping the village free from occupation by a huge number of Turkish state-backed gangs (FSA). After their successful defense, the Turkish jets hit the village and Heval Sahin fell sehid.

Haukur Hilmarsson was an anarchist revolutionary. He was involved in activist actions for solidarity for refugees, in movements involving squatting houses and in international solidarity. Seeing for himself how the system of authority and power is advancing, especially in the western world, made him realize that the uprising of fascism worldwide can be stopped by revolutionary movements through armed self-defence. He was involved in radical movement from an early age and he travelled to Rojava for revolutionary internationalist solidarity. For comrade Haukur, Rojava’s paradigm was the way how movements can succeed, building and protecting a society of freedom. It was enough reason for him to travel here and show international solidarity against the fascists of Daesh and more recently the Turkish fascist state that wills to finish what it’s child couldn’t fulfill.

Haukur was a volunteer fighter of ”Revolutionary Union for Internationalist Solidarity” (RUIS) and traveled with other comrades in Rojava to assist it’s defense units. He saw that, in Rojava, the heart of revolution beats strongly, as well as the perspective to expand and to enforce it. He saw that beyond the fighting, the communal confederation movement is building a society of freedom, equality and solidarity for all people in the region. He realized that armed self-defense plays a vital role for the survival of the revolution against Daesh fascists. He decided to come and join the people’s protection units (YPG) a long time before his arrival. He voluntarily joined the International Freedom Battalion (IFB) to become a freedom fighter and to fight Daesh fascists, with the goal to liberate the land from the tyranny which they enforced. ”It’s a shame of the western world that keeps it’s eyes closed to what is happening here. In the west we haven’t even thought of the possibility to come to Rojava!”- Haukur was saying.

Haukur immediately joined the operation to liberate Raqqa city center. He, among other international freedom fighters, joined operations, taking ground by ground in the city. He faced the fascists face to face in the front line, as they have been encircled by the liberation forces of YPG/YPJ/SDF. With the fall of Raqqa a serious victory against fascism has been achieved, but still the threat against the Rojava revolution hasn’t vanished. The Turkish fascist state, via it’s leader Erdogan, has immediately proclaimed a new attack for Rojava. This time the Turkish army is targeting Efrin’s canton.

Haukur decided to stay to defend Rojava from the ”new” expected threat. He understood that the revolution is under attack. The attack against Efrin was the start of a much larger attack against the rest of Rojava’s cantons. The victory of the revolution has scared the Turkish state so far, forcing it to launch an immediate attack and show its real face by starting a war after Daesh has been left so weak. By launching this attack, it attempts to kill the world of freedom that is emerging and at the same time to become the largest power in middle east, creating at the same time a nationalistic status inside Turkish ground. It attempts to kill the revolution here, by making Rojava’s liberated ground a colony of it’s interests.

Haukur moved with other internationals to Efrin’s canton to support the resistance. He immediately went to the front line where comrades where holding back the FSA gangs and trying to reoccupy some of the first villages that were taken. He moved to the borders of Efrin with Turkey to assist the resistance. He stood alongside YPG/YPJ/QSD freedom fighters. He further practiced his commanding responsibilities that he learnt in Raqqa. He played a key role in transferring a wounded comrade to hospital during a Turkish attack and he was co-leading the last successful defense against numerous gangs. He proved with actions that international solidarity does not take one step back in the face of fascists and enemies of freedom. He proved that when mercenaries and fascists are facing revolutionaries, they are weak and they flee from battle.

Haukur’s paradigm guides revolutionaries and scares the fascists. We, his comrades, continue marching his and our path, the one for revolutionary internationalist solidarity. We defend life, freedom and the land itself from mercenaries, fascists, and state oppression. Haukur’s revolutionary standing is motivating every freedom fighter to keep resisting and every proletarian in the world to enforce and defend this revolution. To us – his comrades – he is still alive! He lives in our resistance against fascism and tyranny, empowering us to continue the struggle for social liberation!





Revolutionary Union for Internationalist Solidarity (RUIS)

(via Athens Indymedia)

Posted in #Fight4Afrin, Afrin, Combative Memory, Defend Afrin, Erdogan Terrorist, Fuck Erdogan, Haukur Hilmarsson, Iceland, International Freedom Battalion, International Solidarity, Northern Syria, Raqqa, Revolutionary Union for Internationalist Solidarity (RUIS), Rojava, Rojava Revolution, SDF, Syria, Syrian Democratic Forces, Turkey, Videos, War, YPG, YPJ

Russia: The FSB is the Real Terrorist! Freedom for Anarchist Prisoners! (Video)

Received on 20.03.18:

Recent anarchist activity in Russia against the March 18 electoral spectacle, and in solidarity with anarchist and antifascist prisoners.


Posted in Anarchist Prisoners, Antifascist Prisoners, Banners, Direct Action, Fuck Putin, Fuck The FSB, Graffiti, International Solidarity, Posters, Russia, Street Art

Greifswald, Germany: Solidarity Action for Anarchists and Antifascists in Russia


18.03.18: In solidarity with the anarchists and antifascists who have been tortured and arrested in Russia we protested in front of the court in Greifswald (North-east Germany) today, on the day of action for the (political) prisoners and the day of the presidental pseudo-election in Russia. With two banners saying “freedom not torture (A)” and “Stop torture of anarchists and antifascists in russia” we want to send warm greetings to the affected and imprisoned activists, their friends and families.

You are not alone – all around the world there are people who stand behind you!

Stop torture by Russian secret service FSB! Free the prisoners!

Support the activists with solidarity actions, collect money, print leaflets and spread them!

(via Indymedia)

Posted in Anarchist Prisoners, Antifa, Antifascism, Antifascist Prisoners, Banners, Direct Action, Fuck Putin, Fuck The FSB, Germany, Greifswald, International Solidarity, Russia

#Fight4Afrin Communique 2: Now or Never – Resistance is Life


The revolution of Rojava is going through her darkest hours. Despite the worldwide and relentless actions of millions and countless acts of militant resistance in solidarity with the struggle of Afrin the rulers of this world decided to slaughter the people in Rojava. Today the fascist Turkish army and their Islamist mercenaries entered the city of Afrin.

We are not shocked. We are furious. We showed in the last weeks that we are ready to risk everything to save this revolution. Now it is the time to spread the heroic resistance of YPJ/YPG and the people of Afrin in the most radical way all over the world. Now is the time to light up the Newroz fires right in the heart of the beast. In these fires our furious, determination and hope will shine.

Now, we will take the war against Turkish fascism and its supporters to the streets of the metropoles. We will defend our hopes and attack everyone who is part of this plot against Afrin. Whatever might be necessary, we will stop this war right now!

Rise up for Afrin and the revolution of Rojava!

Death to Turkish fascism and its collaborators!

War against war!


18th of March 2018

Posted in #Fight4Afrin, Afrin, Defend Afrin, Direct Action, Erdogan Terrorist, Fuck AKP, Fuck Erdogan, International Solidarity, Kurdish Struggle, Rojava, Rojava Revolution, YPG, YPJ

Sydney, Australia: Solidarity Action for Anarchist and Antifascist Prisoners in Russia


Received on 19.03.18:

In response to a solidarity appeal from comrades in Russia, on the 18th of March, the day of the Russian elections, a group of anarchists in Sydney gathered at the Russian consulate. We distributed leaflets about the situation of imprisoned Russian anarchists and antifascists and chanted slogans against police, prisons and the Putin regime.

Posted in Anarchist Prisoners, Antifa, Antifascism, Antifascist Prisoners, Australia, Banners, Direct Action, Fuck Putin, International Solidarity, Russia, so-called 'Australia', Sydney

Breaking the Silence – Organize the Resistance: #Fight4Afrin Communique 1


“It is not a matter of wishing success to the victim of aggression, but of sharing his fate; and accompanying him/her until death or victory.” – Che Guevara

54 days of resistance in Afrin. 54 days where the self-defense forces of YPG / YPJ inflicted heavy blows to the fascist hordes. The AKP / MHP government of Turkey, and its barbaric ground forces from ISIS and Al-Nusra, are only advancing through massacres and the use of advanced military technology. For almost two months, NATO’s second largest army, together with islamist mercenaries and with the approval of Russia, have been murdering, raping, looting and destroying Afrin.

We are against the war and against the Turkish fascism supported by the international community. Millions of people worldwide are protesting against this injustice, but the responsibles of the massacre are not listening. While the bombs and rifles in Afrin do not rest, and the stranglehold of fascism gets tighter around the city, the nights in the heart of the beast are lit with flames of solidarity.

People are carrying this war back to the places where it is approved, concealed, supported and made possible. Until now, in more than 70 actions in 9 different countries, the agitators and intellectual arsonists of this war, as well as the ones who profit from it, were called to account. Different revolutionary groups and structures are accomplishing their historical responsibilities, and have joined our call and actions. We send them our fiercest greetings.

Answering the first call of fight4afrin, at least 22 acts of resistance have been carried out against fascist institutions and their supporters. Government parties, centers of fascist propaganda, arms companies and their financial partners, police, army and other NATO structures were among our targets. Fire against MIT agents in France, against fascist propaganda institutions of the DITIB and against NATO army vehicles in Germany, against the Turkish consulate in Greece, against the arms company Leonardo-Finmeccanica in Italy. These and many other actions, such as attacks against banks and against the capital that made this war possible, are some examples of what we are able to do.

These actions were responses to the cruel war of extermination against the people and revolution in Rojava. Those who claim these actions have been done by Kurds alone are wrong. The attempt made by the nation-states and the media conglomerates to hold the Kurdish diaspora responsible for the past and future actions, is an attempt to reduce a political conflict to an ethnic conflict, an attempt to criminalize Kurdish people once again and look for the enemy outside. When we claim to be revolutionary cells in the heart of the beast, we are not lying.

The revolution in Rojava is developing an alternative to capitalism, patriarchy and racism. It is an expression of the societal emancipation from rule and state. This revolution is not just a revolution of the Kurds, it is a revolution of all people who fight for freedom and justice in this world. And that’s why we decided not only to protest against this war, but to end it. Russia and NATO, the US and the European states, are responsible for this war. They have the influence to bring it to an end, and if this does not happen we will continue our actions.

As soon as the first Turkish flag waves over Afrin, we will move on to a new phase of resistance. If the fascist forces of the AKP / MHP / ISIS / Al-Nusra set foot in the city of Afrin, we will take our global actions qualitatively and quantitatively to a new level. We make a call in solidarity with the people of Afrin, to continue and intensify the actions in all their diversity and radicality, and to make all necessary preparations in the event of the invasion of the city.

For the rulers of this world: there is only one way to stop us. Stop the attacks on Rojava, stop the war in Afrin.


March 14, 2018

(via #Fight4Afrin)

Posted in #Fight4Afrin, Afrin, Analysis, Antifascism, Defend Afrin, Direct Action, Erdogan Terrorist, Fuck AKP, Fuck Erdogan, International Solidarity, Kurdish Struggle, Rojava, Rojava Revolution, YPG, YPJ