Yes for Autonomous Self Administration .. Yes for Direct Democracy

Yes for Autonomous Self Administration
Yes for Direct Democracy

Kurdistan Anarchists forum supports creation of people’s self-determination in Bakur (‌North of Kurdistan in Turkey) by all means, but in the meantime we oppose and reject war and arm struggle to achieve this. Simply because in that war, state and its warmongers will win and consequently the people’s struggle and their achievement be defeated which will results in a long-term hopelessness and disappointment?

The announcement of people’s democratic self-administered as an alternative to oppressive Turkey state is a progressive and revolutionary step which deserves solidarity and support from all libertarians (freedom lovers). But using arm struggle and military action to achieve that aim, is a sever mistake. In order to prevent war and military action which empowers dirty plan of State’s Army warmongers, it is essential to rely on People’s social movement to avoid abolition of  the movement and should not  allowed to be a ground of fighting between the army forces to reverse  the self administration of people and its demands and achievements.

Kurdistan Anarchists Forum (KAF)

2 thoughts on “Yes for Autonomous Self Administration .. Yes for Direct Democracy

  1. We believe it is up to the Kurds in Bakur in Northern Kurdistan
    to decide on violence or non-violence. We are for self-defense normally but never the terrorism of innocent civilians being killed for “the cause” of from US bombings/invasions/drones even if it’s against ISIS as only innocents and needed infrastructure will also be destryoyed, driving more individuals to join anti-Kurdish forces/ISIS/enslavers of women etc. Today the US Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) are having a campaign to get US military personal to stop using drones. We’ll send you that seperatley. We are in touch with Rojavan anarchist Kurds, an Iraqi Kurd whose an a anarchist who seems to go back and forth from London to Rojava etc., and a London non-Kurd who puts out a great huge weekly Kurdish News Weekly Briefing that we work nicely with- he/she put our following Statement For Rojava in her/his Briefing.
    Right now in NYC there is a “Rojava Solidarity-NYC” and the “Black and Rose Anarchist Federation” who seem to have done at least a picket at perhaps the Turkish Mission to the UN, but as of 8-30 we still haven’t had direct contact. We are now in our ’50’s to ’80’s with families/health problems/housing problems/ some in deep poverty/1 may be forced back to Russia, blah , blah,but we AREN’T gone yet! HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU!

    Bob McGlynn for Neither East Nor West-NYC

    August 2015


    We in Neither East Nor West-New York City (NENW-NYC) support the struggle of the truly freedom-fighting Kurdish and allied forces in Rojava.
    We view this as a continuation of our work in the 1980’s and early ’90’s, when we networked for mutual solidarity between anti-nuclear and anti-militarist etc. activists on the East and West sides of the Cold War divide.
    That was the main world issue in those days.
    We also supported Nigerian freedom-fighting anarchists (anarchists meaning those who believe in an extreme amount of freedom, equality, direct governance in political/economic/and all matters, economic democracy such as cooperatives that are run by the workers/community themselves and coordinate amongst each other, and ecological concern for instance), Cuban ecologists, and freedom-fighting people in China and Hong Kong (the term “dissidents” was/is often used for state-Communist freedom-fighters).
    We intersected with Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW, ’67 until now) who were for the first time in U.S. history, a radical veterans group who opposed the war they fought in, while it was still in progress, and supported the “Enemy”! In the Vietnamese fight for independence from the U.S. during the 1960’s to 1970’s. VVAW had tens of thousands of members and were very important. They wanted to work with our peace contacts in the East and Soviet veterans. (One of our members is an “Honorary” VVAW member. THIS ISN’T AN OFFICIAL STATEMENT BY VVAW ONLY SOME OF OUR HISTORY WITH VVAW).
    We and others across the world have many examples of how we helped each other.
    In just one instance we and allied groups from around the world held pickets at Nigerian Embassies or Consulates to demand the release of four members of the Nigerian anarchist Awareness League we had an alliance with. They were political prisoners held under an emergency decree- all were released after our demonstrations.
    We had chapters across the US, as well as in Toronto, Canada, and Mexico City, and published the journal On Gogol Boulevard (named after Moscow’s radical youth/artists/freedom-fighters avenue) to network like-minded struggles around the world.
    Since the end of the Cold War, our group has mostly existed in name, but we have again come together to raise our voice in support of the revolutionary struggle in Rojava.
    We reject dogmatism; we are made up of different currents, but we all share an anti-authoritarian/freedom-fighting, humanist spirit, believe in equality for women, lesbians and gays, etc., and always have had a natural consensus on the issues that motivate us. The fight in Rojava has inspired us, and we are ready to assist in what small ways we can from New York City.
    To all the humanitarians, democracy-lovers, anarchists, those who fight for equality for women, lesbians, gays, minorities etc., those who seek a third path outside of capitalism and state-Communism, to your militia (we are always against forced conscription) and collectives, we offer our heartfelt wishes for

    NENW-NYC, August 2015

    Signatures so far from our old group (and David Christian who was associated with us) /8-25: Bob McGlynn, Ann Marie Hendrickson, Alexander Rubchenko (an exile from the anti-nuclear Moscow Trust Group), Tom Maurer, Neil Farber (also from the New York/New Jersey Chapter of the Workers Solidarity Alliance [NY/NJ Chapter of WSA]), Mike Harris (also of NY/NJ Chapter of WSA), Bill Weinberg (also of World War 4 Report), Ivo Skoric (exiled from Croatia, also of BalkanPage), David Christian (Atlanta, Georgia, WSA), Lucy C. McAllister,
    We may get more signatures from old or associated members, things are moving fast. Half of us are woman that we haven’t found. All were active in stopping oppression in the West/3rd World/4th World [Indigenous, “tribal peoples”, nomads etc.] but also against the state-Communist countries too for over 35 years. The many, many, [including exiles or visitors from state-Communist nations] that were in NENW-NYC, [or predecessor groups] are long gone and impossible to find after all this time

    (Email for the full Statement that is longer and gives examples of how we did concrete things to support each other East, West, and Nigeria.)


  2. TO ANARKISTAN- to THE KURDISTAN ANARCHIST FORUM. I’M SORRY IF THIS IS OUT OF PLACE, IF IT IS. I’M NEW TO YOUR SITE AND IT KEPT PUTTING ME ALL OVER LIKE IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES AND IN THE ENGLISH SECTION IT SEEMED TO MAKE NO SENSE, AND IT TRIED TO PUT ME ON FACEBOOK I’M NOT ON. Apologies but it makes some sense being here I believe? (which is where your site ended up putting me) Because the following US veterans have things in common with you. This is the part of an add from the US Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) trying to get drone operators to qwit. The US supports the Kurds in one period, and then goes against them in another. So far there are no known drone attacks against Syria/Rojava and Bakur. Let’s keep it that way. I’m trying to get IVAW interested in the Kurds/Rojava and also the US Vietnam Veterans Against the War. (VVAW- I’m an “honorary member” of VVAW)

    try to directly contact IVAW. Here’s what I could copy. Bob McGlynn for Neither East Nor West-NYC…

    Iraq Veterans Against the War Support Our Work: Donate Now
    More Info

    Know Drones
    American Drone Operators are Quitting in Record Numbers

    Quick Links

    Donate Today
    Contact IVAW

    Dear Bob,

    We are excited that IVAW has the opportunity to sponsor the following ad in the Air Force Times, encouraging drone operators to refuse illegal orders.

    But we can’t do it without you. We need to raise at least $500 that IVAW has committed to this nearly $4,000 ad.

    Can you pitch in $10, $25, or $50 to make it happen? Make a Donation Here

    Service members have the right to resist, let them know they aren’t alone.

    IVAW members can still sign on to this letter by replying to this email or to Send your name, rank, and years of service along with proof of service, such as a dd214.

    We need your help to come through on our $500 commitment. Please give $10, $25, or $50 towards our goal.

    Thank you for helping us make it happen.

    Maggie Martin
    IVAW Co-Director
    Iraq Veterans Against the War is a 501(c)(3) charity,
    and welcomes your tax deductible contributions
    Donate Now
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