Saturday, September 24, 2016

Syrian Kurdish forces of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) accused Turkey-backed rebels of targeting their positions



ALEPPO – Syrian Kurdish forces of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) accused Turkey-backed rebels of targeting their positions. The attack reportedly took place on Friday in the village of Merenaz in Afrin District, northwest of Aleppo.

“Supported by Turkey, Syrian opposition factions launched an offensive on our units in the village of Merenaz, in Afrin,” the YPG General Command said.

The YPG said that they were attacked with light and heavy weapons and that they returned fire.

“On Friday morning, the armed opposition factions in Azaz resumed their hostile attacks on our forces stationed in the village of Merenaz, although we are in a position of defence,” the Kurdish leadership said in a statement.

The Turkish Army backed Islamist rebel groups in their push to take the city of Jarablus. The city fell on August 24th. Turkey now intends to stop the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) from connecting the cantons of Afrin and Kobane through al-Bab City in northern Syria.

Tensions have recently increased between Turkey-backed rebels and the SDF soldiers in the region.
Turkish Army Hit Kurdish Positions in Syria

The Turkish Army targeted the YPG’s headquarters near the Syrian border city of Tel Abyad on Thursday.

The YPG’s security headquarters were bombarded by the Turkish artillery near Tel Abyad in the northern countryside of Raqqa Governorate.

“The Turkish forces bombed a YPG security centre at the Tel Abyad border crossing with heavy artillery on Thursday midnight,” Kurdish YPG officer Habun Osman told ARA News.

Another attack by Turkey’s military targeted a YPG security checkpoint in the town of Munbateh, a Tel Abyad suburb.

At least four Kurdish fighters were wounded.

“If the international coalition won’t take any action to stop Turkey’s violations on the border, we will respond by force,” the Kurdish officer said.

The YPG and their allies in the SDF, backed by the US-led coalition, expelled the Islamic State militants from Tel Abyad in June 2015.

This is not the first time Turkey has targeted Syrian Kurds. According to military sources, the Turkish Army has earlier launched more than 20 attacks on Kurdish positions in northern Syria. Most of these attacks targeted YPG-held areas in Aleppo, Kobane, and northern Raqqa.

Source: ARA News

The Turkish army on Thursday targeted headquarters of the Kurdish YPG forces near the Syrian border city of Tel Abyad.



The Turkish army on Thursday targeted headquarters of the Kurdish YPG forces near the Syrian border city of Tel Abyad.

Security headquarters of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) were exposed to artillery bombardment by the Turkish military forces in the vicinity of Tel Abyad in the northern countryside of Raqqa Governorate.

“The Turkish forces bombed a YPG security centre at the Tel Abyad border crossing with heavy artillery on Thursday midnight,” Kurdish YPG officer Habun Osman told ARA News.

Another attack by Turkey’s military forces targeted a YPG security checkpoint in the town of Munbateh in Tel Abyad suburb.

At least four kurdish fighters were injured by Turkish fire.

“If the international coalition won’t take any action to stop Turkey’s violations on the border, we will respond by force,” the Kurdish official said.

The Kurdish YPG forces and allied factions of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), backed by the US-led coalition, expelled militants of the Islamic State (ISIS) from Tel Abyad in June 2015.

This is not the first time for Turkey to target Syrian Kurds.

The Turkish army has earlier launched more than 20 attacks on Kurdish positions in northern Syria, according to military sources.

Most of the attacks targeted YPG-held areas in Aleppo, Kobane, and northern Raqqa.

Reporting by: Anwer Omar

Source: ARA News

Thursday, September 22, 2016

USA: Charlotte Protests Escalate as Police Refuse to Release Video - Tulsa Execution Police Officer charged with manslaughter




We need to talk about all aspects of Racism by Comrade Tom Watts

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THE TULSA EXECUTION




BREAKING NEWS : TULSA POLICE OFFICER CHARGED WITH MANSLAUGHTER



USA: Police Killings from Charlotte to Tulsa - Democracy and Class Struggle say Time to go From Black Lives Matter to Black Liberation




Democracy and Class Struggle says it is time to go beyond the liberal demand that Black Lives Matter which is totally ignored - to the demand Black Liberation and active self defense.

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INDIA: SUPPORT THE CONVENTION OF 'STOP WAR ON PEOPLE' IN DELHI ON 26TH SEPTEMBER BY HARSH THAKOR

SUPPORT THE CONVENTION OF 'STOP WAR ON PEOPLE' IN DELHI ON 26TH SEPTEMBER AND SPREAD THE MESSAGE IN EVERY NOOK AND CORNER.

WE NEED TO BUILD AN ORGANIZED MOVEMENT TO COMBAT OPERATION GREENHUNT AND ALL THE FASCIST REPRESSION OF STATE ON WORKERS ,PEASANTS AND STUDENT MOVEMENTS,MUSLIM MINORITIES AND DALITS.

SUCH EVENTS ARE A STEPPING STONE OR THE SEEDS FOR BUILDING DEMOCRATIC RESISTANCE.IN THE NAME OF CURBING 'MAOISM' THE RULING CLASSES HAVE BRUTALLY LAUNCHED AN ASSAULT ON THE TRIBALS IN CHATTISAGRH AND TRAMPLED UPON DEMOCRATIC PEOPLES MOVEMENTS ALL OVER.

THIS YEAR IS THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY YEAR SINCE THE REPRESSIVE LIBERALIZATION AND GLOBALIZATION POLICIES WERE INTRODUCED.

BANNING THE C.P.I.(MAOIST) AND ASSASINATING THEIR LEADERS IS MORALLY AN ATTACK ON PEOPLE'S DEMOCRACY EVEN IF ONE DISAGREES WITH THEIR POLITICS AND POLICIES.

WE ALSO NEED TO FIGHT THE COMMUNAL FASCIST FORCES OF R.S.S REPRESENTING HINDUTVA WITH ALL OUR MIGHT .REVOLUTIONARY SECULARFRONTS HAVE TO BE FORMED TO RESIST THE HINDU FASCIST R.S.S BRIGADES WHICH ARE THE EQUIVALENT OF THE NAZIS

Democrats worldwide should support this important event by 'Matidari' forum focusing on the barbaric Operation Green hunt,fascist repression on people of Kashmir and all-out assault on democratic movements.

The present rulers are deploying the same rule and divide policies of the British colonialists.Strong urban and workers movemenst ahve to developed suporting and linking with the struggles of tribals and peasantry.

The state is now projecting Hindutva politics in a very subtle and disguised manner.There Is no justification for unofficially banning forces like Revolutionary democratic Front. and a form of fascism charasteric to 3rd world countries which comrade Zhou En Lai spoke about is developing

A special caste-class analysis has to be made and the victimiztion of the Muslim minority has to be fought tooth and nail.

Still we have examples of encouraging resistance like those of the landed and landless peasantry in Punjab and of dalit students in Hyderabad

Harsh Thakor






STOP WAR ON PEOPLE

Invitation to join a public seminar on the 26th of September at 2 pm at the Constitution Club, Rafi Marg, near Central Secretariat Metro Station, New Delhi.

At a time when socially engineered public opinion – howsoever cut off from ground reality – is used to construct state policies in the interests of the ruling elite, the task of contesting these manufactured views becomes necessary to uphold the principles of democracy.

In present-day India, under the Modi-led NDA government, this process of social engineering dictated by the interests of corporations has become synonymous with “development.” In this situation, the lives and the basic dignity of millions of people is put in peril to merely feed the corporate market.

The Indian subcontinent, while has historically witnessed such dehumanization of a vast number of its citizens in the past, has perhaps never seen a systemic violation of human rights at the scale we see today. What is even more troubling is the complete normalization of this violation of human dignity.
Today, as India continues to project its image in pompous terms to the rest of the world, the relentless and savage wars that it wages on its own people has reached frightening new proportions.

The most oppressed sections of the Indian populace -- including adivasis, Dalits, religious minorities, workers and women -- are continually being held hostage by self-proclaimed vigilante groups to prove their Indianness. The recent spate of attacks on members of these communities, and the subsequent impunity afforded to the perpetrators, is testimony to this newfound zeal of the ruling government to systemically challenge, and crush, the diverse social fabric of the Indian subcontinent in an effort to render it saffron.

This brutish stance of the present government is particularly visible in its treatment of minority communities, the unorganized Indian workforce, the adivasis and the Dalits. Instead of addressing the concerns of these communities, the present government has compounded problems by attacking them relentlessly for registering their protests, or worse, is defending its actions in the name of safeguarding national interest.

In central India this war is being waged in the mineral rich districts of southern Chhattisgarh. The inhabitants of these lands and forests, the adivasis, have fought tooth and nail to establish their rightful ownership over the land and its resources. But for those at the helm of power, commercial interest finds precedence over the land, life and dignity of the people of this country. Utilizing every means of terrorizing the people into submission, the state, under the directorship of corporations, has brutally displaced thousands of people, destroyed vast tracts of forestland, devastated the livelihood of adivasis dependent on the forests and defended its right to pillage in the name of ‘vikas’ or ‘progress’. This has, in turn, led to an unprecedented loot, plundering and bloodbath, earning the

Indian state the infamous moniker of perpetuating the “biggest grab of tribal lands since Columbus.”
This farcical model of “development” has been the mainstay of this state’s so-called economic policy towards the region, even as its residents remain some of the poorest people in the world. Instead of catering to the needs and demands of the villagers, whose rights over their forests and lands is protected constitutionally under the Fifth Schedule, the current Central and State government has continually waged a war against its own people. It has preferred to outspend millions on the militarization of the area and forceful acquisition of natural resources aided by diluting the Forest Rights Act rather than addressing the needs of the people.

In this war, the Indian government has unabashedly exploited women in the worst ways imaginable. There are several documented cases of security forces sexually assaulting, raping and then killing women in attempts to intimidate communities into fearful submission. The recent brutal killing of an adivasi woman, Madkam Hidme, by the security forces in the name of fighting ‘Naxals’ is only one such instance.

While a section of the Indian media has failed to produce bipartisan reports on the state of affairs in the region, journalists who have staked their lives to present unbiased reports on this state of war are immediately declared anti-national and insurrectionary. Those who dare to report despite this threat are simply incarcerated or hounded out of the state by vigilante groups like Samajik Ekta Manch and the police. Journalists like Malini Subramaniam and Alok Putul are either openly threatened or simply jailed on various pretexts, as has been the case with a dozen reporters from various media houses. Today, Prabhat Singh is once again facing jail for reporting on Chhattisgarh.

Moreover, the cultural and ecological devastation that this state-sponsored war has unleashed on the people is simply too great to ignore. The nature of this continuing stream of assaults on the adivasi way of life, their forests, and their dignity is such that a near-obliteration is at stake. Adivasis are compelled to express their dissent through the cultural tools available to them. They have attempted to document the consequences of this war through paintings and songs. And yet, their endeavours have largely gone unnoticed.

To put it simply, the monstrosity that is being unleashed on the adivasis, the Dalits, workers, women and religious minorities is unparalleled in the modern history of the country. The Indian government, in the name of countering insurgency and the so-called anti-national elements, appears hell-bent on crushing resistance movements by adopting methods that would, under international law, be considered “war crimes.”

Within this context, the role of this initiative, Matidari: Forum for People’s Right to Land, Life and Dignity, is to bring together democratic and revolutionary forces and individuals to create a common platform for those who share these concerns. Irrespective of our political and individual affiliations, the need of the hour is to come together to acknowledge that a state of war continues in India’s heartlands, as well as other places where people stand in direct confrontation against the corporate interests of the ruling elite.

We appeal to all individuals and collective forces that wish to unite and fight this war on people. To this end, we invite you to join us for a public seminar “Stop War on People” on September 26, 2016 (Monday) at 2 pm at the Constitution Club of India, Rafi Marg, near Central Secretariat Metro Station, New Delhi. Email ID: matidari.2016@gmail.com.





The Kashmir Question: The Letter to the Organizers of Jalandhar Convention A Message to the Organizers of the Convention



The Letter to the Organizers of Jalandhar Convention A Message to the Organizers of the Convention

Comrades,

The convention called by you to support the people of Kashmir and to oppose the bloody military offensive by the Indian rulers against the people of Kashmir is an appreciable step.

It is rather more commendable that the step is taken jointly by the three revolutionary organizations active in Punjab.

Our organization CPRCI (ML) firmly stands for the cause of this convention.

We express our solidarity with the people of Kashmir, waging courageous and perilous struggle for their rights and justice against the military oppression by the Indian ruling classes.

We send them revolutionary salute. As we share our concerns, through you, with the comrades / friends attending the convention, we want to repeat our firm belief that a possibility of wider response to show solidarity with people the of Kashmir is still present.

(Not on the issue of supporting the people of Kashmir alone, but on many other issues pertaining to the revolutionary / pro-people cause).

We hope that adopting a principled yet flexible approach, all of us advance further on the path of coordinated / joint endeavors.

The issue of freedom of Kashmir is present since the division of India in 1947. Using the military might, Kashmir was divided and occupied, on the one side by the Indian rulers and on the other side by the Pakistani rulers.

The situation has been explosive for about two and half decades. About one hundred thousand people have been killed. The number of those injured, missing and tortured in the police and military camps is far bigger. About seven hundred thousand army personnel are stationed in Indian occupied Kashmir; it's a war like situation there.

The rulers strive to suppress people's fury with force of the gun, but it erupts in flames time and again. For around three weeks, the situation is out of control of the army of the Indian rulers.

Despite the curfews, the firings and the ban on internet and newspapers, people come out on the streets in thousands and clash with the army.

The widespread participation of people in these protests and clashes is exemplary. Around 50 people have been killed and hundreds are injured, but nothing can stop the rage of people the.

In Punjab as well as in the country and abroad, voice is being raised in support of the people of Kashmir.

To encourage this positive response and to lend a hand to the joint endeavor, our Party is at the ready.

We stand by the people the of side of Kashmir in their struggle for freedom and democracy; in their struggle for the right to self-determination of Kashmiri nationality, including the right to secede; in their struggle against the regime of military atrocities by the Indian rulers; in their struggle against the Indian rulers who are maintaining their occupation of Kashmir with the aid of black laws such as AFSPA and others; and we stand against the feudal, comprador Indian rulers.




We stand for the joint endeavor by all the communist revolutionary and revolutionary democratic forces - the endeavor to arouse the people of entire India in support of the struggling people of Kashmir; the endeavor through which we can move forward on the path of establishing the unity of people the of entire India, so as to defeat the exploiting, oppressing and imperialist-lackey Indian rulers and abolish this anti-people state. -

Down with the blatant national chauvinism and expansionism of the entire ruling classes and their parties. -

Down with the Indian rulers who are trampling down various nationalities under the name of integrity of India. -

Down with the Indian rulers who are feverishly plundering and oppressing the entire working people all over India. -

Down with the Hindu communal fascist trend of RSS-BJP. - Long live the democratic unity of all the people against the feudal and comprador-capitalist Indian rulers.

With revolutionary greetings PSLC, CPRCI (ML)

03.08.2016
(An extended english version of the report published in Surk Leeh, Sep. Oct. 2016 Issue)