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Turkey - Ανακοίνωση για τη φυλάκιση του Hüseyin Civan

Ανακοίνωση για τη φυλάκιση του Hüseyin Civan, αρχισυντάκτη της αναρχικής εφημερίδας Meydan

Statement for the imprisonment of Hüseyin Civan, managing editor of the Meydan Magazine

Only a sea separates us but unites us solidarity and determination to fight for another world.A world of equality, solidarity and freedom. Freedom to anarchist Hüseyin Civan STRUGGLE FOR THE WORLD SOCIAL REVOLUTIONFOR ANARCHY AND LIBERTARIAN COMMUNISM

Ανακοίνωση για τη φυλάκιση του Hüseyin Civan, αρχισυντάκτη της αναρχικής εφημερίδας Meydan

Πριν ένα χρόνο περίπου, στην Κωνσταντινούπολη ξεκίνησε μια έρευνα από τον επικεφαλής της εισαγγελικής υπηρεσίας, για την αναρχική εφημερίδα Meydan -την οποία είχε κλείσει ήδη μία φορά το τούρκικο κράτος, αλλά σε πείσμα της καταστολής οι σύντροφοι/σσες την έθεσαν ξανά σε λειτουργία-  με αφορμή τη δημοσίευση των άρθρων  “Η απαρχή και το τέλος του κράτους οφείλεται στο φόβο”, “Απαγορευμένα μέχρι νεωτέρας” και “Ανοικοδομώντας τη ζωή” που δημοσιεύθηκαν στο τριακοστό τεύχος, τον Δεκέμβριο του 2015. Το εν λόγω τεύχος έφερε τη θεματική “Απαγορεύοντας τα πάντα” και σπεύδοντας οι μηχανισμοί της εξουσίας του Ερντογάν να τον επιβεβαιώσουν, έληξαν την έρευνα με την παραπομπή σε δίκη του αναρχικού αρχισυντάκτη Hüseyin Civan και την καταδίκη του σε 1 χρόνο και 3 μήνες με την κατηγορία ”κατασκευής προπαγάνδας για τις μεθοδεύσεις τρομοκρατικής οργάνωσης που συνιστούν σε εκφοβισμό, βία και απειλές, δια μέσω της νομιμοποίησης, της επιδοκιμασίας ή της ενθάρρυνσης ως προς τη χρήση αυτών των μεθόδων”


Turkey - Statement against the latest verdicts in Turkey

The news reached us in the last days, about yet another prison sentence in Turkey. This time, the state which is well on its way to fascism, pointed its finger towards the anarchist propaganda. The magazine Meydan, which had already been closed down during the Erdogan’s “cleaning” after the Coup, was now hit even more. The editor of Meydan, an anarchist magazine issued by DAF (Devrimci Anarsist Faaliyet / Anarchist revolutionary action) is now sentenced to more than one year in prison. The State claims some Meydan articles were promoting terrorist methods. It is not hard to understand this verdict, yes, all the ideas which organised anarchists in Turkey are promoting like gender equality, workers’ rights, economic system based on mutual aid and without private property, freedom of the individual, antionationalistic and antifascist ideas (and of course we must not forget their support to Rojava revolution) it is all very dangerous to the State. Taking the right to write, speak and organize around this ideas, is something unforgivable in today’s Turkey. Using the rhetoric of public safety and comparison of anarchist ideas in any form with terrorism and violence is a old story, we have seen it for more than 100 years all over the world. We are not surprised nor shocked.
But, as well as our comrades in Turkey, we know that this business of the states and regimes haven’t managed to silence the roars. There will always be another Meydan, another page printed and distributed, another article written.

We send our solidarity and thoughts to the Meydan and DAF comrades; behind prison walls or on the streets, already now they are on the only possible and logical side of history.



ANTIFA ISTRA and collectives UP-INDE (Koper), ARGO (Izola) and Alternativa Obstaja (FAO-IFA)

Mexico. Solidarity with the struggle of the teachers and the popular revolt

Sunday, June 19, 2016, the Mexican Federal police fired live bullets at demonstrators blocking the highway near the village of Nochixtlan in Oaxaca State. This state repression of extreme violence resulted in numerous injuries and a dozen deaths.

That roadblock was set up by the Coordination of Education Workers (CNTE), students and parents, many of whom belong to indigenous peoples. For several months, particularly in the states of Oaxaca, Chiapas, Guerrero and Michoacan, large-scale movements against the "educational reform" that the government aims at imposing is fiercely attacked with batons, tear gas, flashballs. Teachers are threatened, dismissed from their work, jailed.

The road blockades were decided in early June following the arrest of several leaders of the CNTE of Oaxaca section. A real media war is waged against the rebels accused of being "terrorists", "lazy", "opponents to progress." The "progress" of the "Quality and Education Law" consists in making education a commodity and handing it over to the private sector for the benefit of the most favored. As recalls a banner. "Educational reform is not just about teachers, but also against the population," many families, especially indigenous communities, provide assistance to teachers, participate in demonstrations.

Already in June 2006, teachers had occupied the center of Oaxaca City, before being brutally evicted. The population – parents, students, young working class neighborhoods, indigenous peoples – had joined the organized resistance and self-management of the city: the "Commune of Oaxaca" was defeated only in November by a military and police repression of extreme violence.

Our companions of the Mexican Anarchist Federation, the Magonista Zapatista Alliance, the Anarchist Black Cross are fully involved in this struggle and regularly update us on the situation. In response to the statement of the National Indigenous Congress (CNI) and the Zapatistas of the EZLN addressed on June 20 "to the people of Mexico and the peoples of the world", the Anarchist Federation expresses its total solidarity to the teachers4 struggle and the popular revolt. It demands an immediate end to the repression and the release of all prisoners.

If the "state of emergency" allows the French government to further restrict the freedoms so as to to try and impose a "Labour Law" ofwich the had been dreaming of for a long time, it is a real "state of siege" that is established by the Mexican State. In a period where some people preach resignation and submission, where others advocate a nationalist reaction and the illusion of a change through the ballot box, the Anarchist Federation practices more than ever an internationalism based on practical solidarity, the exchange experiences with all those who do not yield to the offensive of the state at the service of capitalism.

As recalls the CNI and the EZLN: "A storm, in addition to the tempest and chaosm also makes fertile ground from which hatches a new world"

French Anarchist Federation