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SF Demonstration in Solidarity with Kobane and Rojava Revolution 10/11/14
by BIJI YPG
Saturday Oct 11th, 2014 8:53 PM
Members of the Kurdish diaspora in the Bay Area joined local anarchists today for an afternoon demonstration in solidarity with the Rojava Revolution and the Kurdish resistance in Kobane fighting off a brutal siege by ISIS. Over 50 people took over Powell and Market in San Francisco with powerful banners and thousands of leaflets throughout the afternoon today.
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Members of the Kurdish diaspora in the Bay Area joined local anarchists today for an afternoon demonstration in solidarity with the Rojava Revolution and the Kurdish resistance in Kobane fighting off a brutal siege by ISIS. Over 50 people took over Powell and Market in San Francisco with powerful banners and thousands of leaflets throughout the afternoon today.

Kurdish fighters part of the YPG and the all women YPJ units have managed to hold their own during 25 days of siege despite suffering heavy casualties and fighting with outdated weapons compared with the advanced US-made weapons used by ISIS. They are calling for the border with Turkey to be opened so that they can resupply and re arm to effectively fight off ISIS and defend their revolution. The Rojava Revolution in Northern Syria has created an autonomous multi-ethnic enclave in Northern Syria founded on anti-state, anti-patriarchal and ecological principles. It is now under attack from many sides by ISIS and the fight for the border town of Kobane has become a crucial battle.

The Turkish state has been allowing ISIS to cross it’s borders freely and has helped them resupply and rearm for numerous years. Yet it is threatened by the prospects of the Rojava Revolution expanding and is thus preventing the YPG and YPJ from doing the same. Much of Turkey’s south east is now in open insurrection against the Turkish state and in support of the Kobane resistance. Anarchists and other radicals have joined this struggle spreading it to the streets of Istanbul and beyond.

More solidarity demonstrations with the Rojava Revolution and Kobane resistance are planned for the Bay Area within the next week so stay tuned.

LONG LIVE THE KOBANE RESISTANCE
SMASH ISIS, THE TURKISH STATE AND THE BORDERS

The original call for today's solidarity action: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2014/10/09/18762632.php

For more information:

YPG on twitter: @defenseunits
YPJ on twitter: @defenseunitsypj

“Rojava: a struggle against borders and for autonomy”: http://roarmag.org/2014/07/kurdistan-rojova-syria-autonomy/

“Why is the world ignoring the revolutionary Kurds in Syria?”: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/08/why-world-ignoring-revolutionary-kurds-syria-isis

“Turkish-Kurdish relations threatened by ISIL”: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2014/10/turkish-kurdish-relations-threatened-isil-201410892311126563.html

“Anarchists join fight against ISIS to defend Kurdish Autonomous Areas”: https://libcom.org/news/anarchists-join-fight-against-isis-defend-kurdish-autonomous-areas-03102014
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Doubt you'll get any sympathy here.Mike HolmesTuesday Oct 14th, 2014 3:32 PM
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