3rd Hasankeyf Global Days of Action: 7-8 June 2019

Kurdistan Solidarity Network

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Hasankeyf, an ancient town that sits in the Tigris River Valley, has seen at least 20 civilisations rise and fall since the birth of civilisation. One of the oldest continuously inhabited human settlements in the world, today it seems the current residents will be its last.

The Turkish State GAP hydroelectric project, and the completion of the Ilisu Dam in particular, mean the dam reservoir is due to be filled in the next days, and Hasankeyf will be under water, along with 199 other towns and villages.

The Turkish government announced recently that on 10th June 2019 it will start filling the Ilisu Dam reservoir. There has been a long campaign against this dam, and the GAP hydroelectric project it is a part of, for two decades. The entire project has already been called off several times due to campaigns.

Up to 100,000 people will be displaced or otherwise severely…

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The Afterparty 2019

Anarchy in the Sticks!

We’re delighted to announce the lineup for this year’s Afterparty:

The Blunders
Broken Dregs
Ash Ludd
Jonny L

Not bad for a fiver ‘eh?

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Killdren – Kill Tory Scum (Before They Kill You)

In case you hadn’t heard it, the tune that got them banned from Glastonbury (middle class wankers’ festival in the UK)

Why Independent Unions?

This piece was originally published in the latest print edition of Rebel City (page 9).

In the last few years there’s been an upsurge of independent trades unions such as the United Voices of the World, the Cleaners and Independent Workers Union, and the Industrial Workers of the World. These began among migrant workers and have spread to other zero-hours workers. The first question people might ask is – why are they not members of the big Trades Union Congress (TUC) unions?

Put simply, most TUC union officials see themselves as mediators between bosses and workers – not there to stand 100% with their members for what they want. At the extreme, threats of the State seizing Union assets for ‘illegal’ strikes directly threaten their gravy train. When they decided to expand their membership by recruiting precarious workers, they wanted to increase their income – not be forking out strike pay!…

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Anarchy in the USA! Black Rose Federation in London 20th June

London Anarchist Federation

The anarchist movement in the United States is in a state of flux.
Having for many years been dominated by a strain of anarchism that is largely individualist, anti-organizational, and estranged from the workers’ movement, it has had few recent clear successes to point to.
Now, a renewed interest in socialism generally has spurred a growth on the far left of U.S. politics. Anarchist militants have similarly seen a renewed interest in our vision of a libertarian future. This talk will explore the recent history of anarchism in the United States and where it might be headed.
Cameron is a member of the Black Rose Anarchist Federation. Black Rose is a nationwide anarchist organization with locals in over a dozen cities across the U.S. You can read more about the federation online at blackrosefed.org
Venu TBC, 7pm 20th June 2019

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Communique from CIPOG-EZ After Two More Members Are Assassinated (Chilapa de Álvarez, Guerrero) — Voices in Movement

Communiqué from the Popular Indigenous Council of Guerrero-Emiliano Zapata (CIPOG-EZ) on the recent murder of its members Bartolo Hilario Morales and Isaías Xanteco Ahuejote. May 2019, Lower Mountains of the State of Guerrero. 982 more words

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