Sunday, May 31, 2015

Welcome to the 5th World

Liberate All Captive Nations!
Traditional history of the Dine (Hopi) describes that the "Fourth World" has ended and the Fifth World is now. As an allegory, this website is composed of information for the 5th World, encompassing the truth held by hundreds of nations, advocating for the dawn of a new world which respects our survival.
What constitutes a "Nation" is best described by the 1912 definition from noted Orthodox Catholic scholar Joseph Djugashvili of Georgia: “A nation is a historically constituted, stable community of people, formed on the basis of a common language, territory, economic life, and psychological make-up manifested in a common culture.” Our 5th world of nations are not included on maps produced for the public published in accordance to the diplomacy measures undertaken by the Security Council to the United Nations. Yet, ALL 5 government members to the Security Council individually recognize 5th World nations which the other members do not. As the empire of the "world market" continues to dominate all nations, so, too, will there be threats to the 5th World [link]! 5th World nations include:
* New Africa [link] * White-Americans & Southren [link] * Nueva Aztlan [link] * Attawapiskat [link] * Tlingit [link] * Yinka Dene Alliance [link] * Gitga'at [link] * Wet’suet’en [link] * Mi’kmaq [link] * Quileute [link] * Modoc [link] * Muwekma [link] * Winnemem Wintu [link] * Taa-laa-wa Dee-ni’ (Tolowa) [link] * Unist'ot'en [link] * Wiyot [link] * Kumeyaay [link] * Newe Sogobia [link] * Navajo [link] * Osage Tribe [link] * Lakotah [link] * Kanion'ke:haka (Mohawk Nation) [link] * Gullah / Geechee Nation [link] * Shungopavi Village (Hopi liberated community) [link] * EZLN [link] * Kaqchikel [link] * Ngobe-Bugle [link] * Moskitia [link] * Garifuna [link] * Mayangna [link] * Yukpas [link] * Nasa [link] * Collasuyo (Tawantinsuyo) [link] * Sarayaku [link] * Ayoreo [link] * Yanomami [link] * Mapuche [link] * Guarani [link] * Kugapakori-Nahua [link] * Rapa Nui [link] * Hawai`i [link] * Kiribati [link] * Celtic [link] * Tataria [link] * Republic of the Serbians [link] * Catalonia [link] * Amazigh [link] * Yezidi [link] * Mandā d-Heyyi (Mandean) [link] * Kurdistan [link] * Somali [link] * Azania / Jubaland [link] * Kingdom of Lado [link] * Omo valley nations [link] * Maasai (eastern Alkebulan) [link] * Afrikaaner [link] * Buddhist Kingdom of the "Fertile Plain" (Wylie smon-thang; Mustang) [link] * Buddhist Kingdom of the "Eternal Higlands" (Pöd yul; Bod, Pö, Bhö, Phö; Tibet, Thibet) [link] * Uighurstan [East Turkestan] [link] * "Dravidia" [link] * Akha [link] * Patani [link] * Bangsmoro (Mindanao) [link] * Sultanate of Sulu [link] * Penan [link] * Papua [link] * "Australia" [link] * Torres Strait Islander [link] * Kiribati [link] * Kanaky [link] * Beluu er a Belau [Republic of Palau] [link]
The difference between a nation (people) and a state is shown by the following:
* Russia is a nation, the Russian Federation is a state * England is a nation, the United Kingdom of Great Britain is a state * New Africa is a nation, the USA is a federal state.
A state, including a nation-state, is an incorporated entity recognized by the global economic government as capable of taking on debt to be paid by the people being administered by that state.

1966 International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights []: “All peoples have the right of self-determination. By virtue of that right they freely determine their political status and freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development.
July 2009 United States official statement. in a reference to the unilateral declaration of independence of Kosovo []: “The legal principle of territorial integrity does not prevent non-state entities from peacefully declaring its independence.

Many representatives of the nations described on this archive have also found solidarity with:
* Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) []. UNPO is an international organisation created by nations and peoples around the world, who are not represented as such in the world's principal international fora, such as the United Nations and the World Trade Organization.
* Captive Nations Committee, Inc. [] [P.O.Box 540, Gracie Station, New York, NY 10028-0005 - USA] []. We ask every freedom-loving human being to work with us to help secure the God-given right for each nation to be free and independent. FREEDOM FOR ALL CAPTIVE NATIONS!
* Indigenous Peoples Issues and Resources [link]

"6th World", a category used by Dawnstar INC to categorize sovereignty projects aspiring to nationhood which do not share the definition of what constitutes nationhood, including expressions of sovereignty such as organized jurisdictional and bureaucratic entities expressing the sentiment of an organized People acting with unity for sovereignty: * Republic of New Afrika [link] * Republic of the United states of America [link] * Nation of Islam (USA) [link] * People's Republic of Peru [link] * Bolivarian Republic of Colombia [link] * People's Republic of Paraguay [link] * Jamahiriya of Libya [link] * Republic of Mombasa [link] * Republic of Somaliland [link] * People's Republic of India [link] * People's Republic of Nepal [link] * People's Democratic Republic of the Philippines [link] * Islamic Caliphate of the World [link] * USA Federal Indian Country [link] * State Sovereignty within the USA [link] * G-D Nation [link]
Gangs includes extensions of a National identity: Armenia Power! [link]

Micronations are "sovereignty" projects created by individuals, sometimes with all seriousness, as a projection of their perception concerning sovereignty: * Empire of All-Russia [link] * Republic of Molassia [] * The Great Republic of Rough & Ready [link] * United Micronations Organization (OMU) [link] * Union Mexicana de Micronaciones (UMM) [link] * Liga de Estados Secesionistas (LoSS) [link] * Organización de Micronaciones Americanas (OMA) [link] * Comunidad Centroamericana y Caribeña de Naciones (CoCeCMi) [link] * United Micronations (UNMCN) [link] * Oyotunji African Village (Yoruba Nation) [link]

Individual "Sovereigns": The "Mountain Man" of North America [link]

Protect all non-Human Nations! It is a sincere thought to know that non-Humans are intelligent enough to communicate with Humans. In all justification, there is no reason to deny the reality of intelligent non-Humans, and it is a symbol of elevation for a culture to respect this reality... it is accredited fact that Non-Humans think critically and feel empathy, much like humans do except differently, as seen here [link]: * Whales & Dolphins [link] * Pachyderms (Elephants) [link] * Gorilla [link] *

Saturday, April 25, 2015

"Native Americans across the United States have been helping the Hawaiians in regards to the illegal occupation by the United States"

(2015-04-25) []:

Emily Nashoba Dykes from the Chickasaw tribe, 17-years-old, has been since 2012 gaining signatures for the United States to vacate the Kingdom of Hawaii. Emily has obtained more than fifty thousand signatures both nationwide and Hawaii itself.
"I know for years you have lived under an oppression and occupation. Your willingness to trust anyone at this point is understood. I would also tread with caution, as I think about Hawaii's past. I apologize for trying to help before I asked permission, but this petition is valid. The signatures are real and it is a gift to you from me. I'm sorry for going to the courts, but they federally verified that all the signatures are real and not fake, and I don't feel sorry for that," Emily said.
"Great Job Emily, because of your hard work and sweat tears of joy, your tears of pain; you knew what you were doing. Now many will produce your signatures you have gracious allowed our and your Hawaiian Kingdom. Thank you very much for your actions. Thank you from our makuas, kupunas, and tutus. God Bless us all. Aloha Ke Akua," said Mahina Lanikoakaipo Keawekanewhite who lives and is from Hawaii.
"Surrounded by royal guards and the occasional tourist, Her Majesty Mahealani Kahau and her government ministers hold court every day under a tent outside the palace of Hawaii's last monarch, passing laws and discussing how to secure reparations for the Native Hawaiian people," reported by CBS News. See "Hawaii Natives Want Their Kingdom Back" (2008-06-20, AP newswire) [].
"On the questions that you raised for everyone to answer. It’s a trap," said Gumapac. "But I’m going to answer it anyway. ‘A‘ole [No]. No to everything that you guys are wanting and everything you are wanting to do. Because we can do it ourselves. We have our own government. We have the Queen, Liliuokalani, and the constitution of the Kingdom of Hawaii continues to exist. You need to learn that constitution so that you can know when to ask permission to come into the Kingdom of Hawaii," reported NBC News. See "Native Hawaiians to Federal Government: Give Us Back Our Kingdom" (2014-07-11, NBC News) [].
"The self-proclaimed Hawaiian Kingdom Government has peacefully occupied the grounds of the Iolani Palace, residence of the islands' last two monarchs, operating a shadow government from a tent erected in its stately grounds. Her Majesty Mahealani Kahau, a descendant of Hawaii's last king who was elected "head of state" by the group, and her ministers gather each day to debate how to achieve their goal of restoring Native Hawaiian rule," reports The Telegraph. See "Queen of Hawaii demands independence from 'US occupiers' " (2008-06-30, The Telegraph) [].
Treaty Council Calls for US and International Support for Mauna Kea: In its announcement, the IITC said it joins the Country of Hawaii in calling the spoiling of Mauna Kea an infringement of worldwide law. "The United States has unlawfully possessed Hawaii since 1893 and attached it as a state in 1959 infringing upon its 1826 Peace and Kinship Arrangement with the Hawaiian Kingdom. The U.S. keeps on claimming ward over the Hawaiian Islands, yet has neglected to maintain its worldwide commitments to regard the human privileges of the Hawaiian Individuals which incorporate keeping the tainting of sacrosanct destinations and regions," the board said. See "Treaty Council Calls for US and International Support for Mauna Kea" (2015-04-15, [].
(April 19, 2015) on page 12, Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ) a Swiss German dialect every day daily paper distributed in Zurich, broke the account of war criminal acts perpetrated by the United States in Hawai'i. NZZ has a notoriety for being a quality daily paper and as the Swiss daily paper of record, the daily paper is known for its itemized reports on global issues, stock trade, and the educated person, inside and out style of its articles. The authorities of the Federal Judiciary are gone up against with an interesting case, which has the capability of straining the relations in the middle of Switzerland and the United States. What is to be elucidated is nothing not exactly the topic of whether in the perspective of the Swiss Confederation. Hawaii is perceived as per universal law as the 50th Government Condition of the United States, or whether the Kingdom of Hawaii rather still exists – yet since 1898 under occupation. Besides, it is to be dead set whether the United States carried out atrocities in Hawaii, including against Swiss living there – and this conceivably even with the aid of the Swiss Joe Ackermann. It is undoubtedly a fragile dossier, which since April 9 has been with the Government Criminal Court in Bellin. See "Reputable Swiss Newspaper NZZ Breaks Story on War Crimes in Hawai‘i" (2015-04-20, [].
A Swiss citizen and a Hawaiian subject from the Hawaiian Kingdom documented an advance with the Swiss Government Criminal Court Offers Chamber in Bellinzona, Canton of Ticino, on April 1, 2015. The personality of the Hawaiian subject is Mr. Kale Kepekaio Gumapac, however the character of the Swiss national is being kept classified for wellbeing reasons. Both appellants are inhabitants of the Hawaiian Islands and are spoken to in these procedures by Dr. David Keanu Sai through forces of lawyer. Dr. Sai is a political researcher whose exploration and aptitude fixates on the progression of the Hawaiian Kingdom as a free and sovereign State. See "Swiss Federal Criminal Court Hears Case on War Crimes Committed by United States in Hawai‘i" (2015-04-19, [].
“During the Spanish-American War in 1898, the United States has belligerently occupied the Hawaiian Kingdom being a neutral State,” says Dr. Sai. “As a result of the prolonged occupation of a neutral country, the United States is responsible for the commission of war crimes that have been committed for over a century on a monumental scale. The war crimes committed against the two appellants include pillaging, unfair trial, unlawful confinement and unlawful appropriation of property.”
On April 17, 2015 the accompanying quit it letter was sent by Dexter Kaiama, legitimate advice for Pursue Kaho'okahi Kanuha and Lanakila Mangauil, to Douglas Ing from the law office Watanabe and Ing who is the lawful guidance for TMT Worldwide Observatory, LLC. Kanuha and Mangauil are the pioneers of the defenders of Mauna Kea. See "War Crimes: TMT Told to Cease and Desist" (2015-04-18, [].
The cease and desist letter was also sent to the Canadian Department of Justice, who investigates war crimes, the Prosecutor the International Criminal Court, the Board of Regent of the University of Hawai‘i, the State of Hawai‘i Board of Land and Natural Resources, the Trustees of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, County of Hawai‘i Police Department.
International Law “Forbids” Construction of the 30-meter Telescope: The position taken by Mauna Kea defenders that the building of the 30-meter telescope is a despoiling of consecrated area is immovably grounded in universal law. Since the Hawaiian Kingdom has been under an unlawful and delayed occupation by the United States subsequent to the Spanish-American War in 1898, the worldwide laws of occupation apply to Hawai'i's circumstance and not United States law. Worldwide law denies an impartial nation from being involved when two or more different nations are at war with one another. As such, the United States was precluded from involving the Hawaiian Kingdom, being a globally perceived unbiased nation since 1854, in its war against Spain in 1898. In spite of the infringement of universal law, the laws of occupation commands the occupier to briefly direct the laws of the involved State until the occupation reaches an end. See "International Law “Forbids” Construction of the 30-meter Telescope" (2015-04-13, [], and "Big Island News: Illegal Occupation of Hawaiian Kingdom" []
State of Hawai‘i Judge Rules Hawaiian Kingdom Still Exists: Dexter K. Kaiama, lawyer for Kaiula Kalawe English and Robin Wainuhea Dudoit, documented an appeal for a writ of mandamus with the Hawai'i Incomparable Court in Honolulu looking for a request to force Judge Joseph E. Cardoza to release the Judge Cardoza criminal bodies of evidence against his customers in light of the fact that Judge Cardoza took legal notification that the Hawaiian Kingdom keeps on existing, which concedes that the Condition of Hawai'i did not have topic purview over the captures and criminal procedures. Judge Cardoza declined to reject the criminal objections regardless of taking legal notification that the court does not have topic purview. "State of Hawai‘i Judge Rules Hawaiian Kingdom Still Exists" (2015-03-27, [].
On Dec 4, 2014, a gathering of understudies and activists brought down the American banner flying at principle passageway of the College of Hawaii at Hilo, rather raising the Hawaiian banner that was underneath it. The activity was identified with what they say is the proceeded with illicit control of the Hawaiian Kingdom by the United States. The American banner that was brought down was collapsed and gave over to college chairmen. The gathering then headed toward do likewise at the banner post of Hawaii Junior college in Hilo. While there, they experienced security. See "American Flags Taken Down By Hawaiian Kingdom Advocates" (2014-12-04, article [], video [].
Because of the continuing escalation, an incident happened in December where a few Hawaiians approached the U.S occupiers. Below is the following transcription:
Kaimana: "Aloha, American Imperialists! We are preparing to take down American flags in our Kingdom of Hawaii, would you like to comment?"
U.S Occupiers: "I will not be stating my name though. I am so sick and tired of you annoying people trying to claim that Hawaii is a country, it's not. It's part of the United States and you traitors should get used to this. I was taught in school that the Hawaiians voted on this issue, but now you people are telling me that's not true? My parents who came to the islands and lived here for many years voted. They voted yes. But now you flaming 'liberals' and stupid 'commies' want national health care? Independence? And us to pay you 122 years worth of war reparations? I should kill all of you right now, in fact we should of killed your Queen and your annoying people to begin with. You just remember who whipped the floor in Europe, think twice before overthrowing us. Not even China or Russia can defeat us. The flag you are taking down is the Stars and Stripes, which stands for freedom and democracy. The best country in the world. This is all I have to say. We are now going to patrol the streets to fight terrorists like you, just remember the torture report. We can do the same to you people, like how we raped those Columbian kids, like how during the Korean War we threw North Korean babies down the well, how we are training neo-Nazis in Ukraine to fight the Russians, we went down to rape those people in Eastern Ukraine, where people love these stupid 'commies' for some reason. We can get away with anything. So just you remember this."
Kekipi: "We sure will remember all this. And in the end you will see a bigger outcome."
Kekoa, Keli'i, Koa, Kaimana, Ku`u Hoaloha `Oi, Ku`u Maka, Ku'oko'a, and Kupa`a watches the U.S armed vehicles roll down the streets as the rest respectfully take down the American flags at the schools, a few people were crying, praying and hugging one another. "We will fight, we will win, victory will come," they said.
"The truth is like the sun, it cannot long be hidden," said Emily. "Victory will come, everyone sees this, and I'm not even living in Hawaii. Whoever thought they could change history without a time machine was surely mistaken. Like when Poland was occupied by Nazi Germany, sure you can lower a flag, brainwash the children, and rewrite history, but you can't prevent the truth forever. And when the truth comes out, expect a big uproar," said Emily.
An online petition to halt construction and stop arresting protesters has over 54,000 signatures. See "Stop TMT Construction and Arrests of Mauna Kea Protectors" petition (archived copy) [].
On Aug 27, 2012, the Hawaiian Kingdom files protest at United Nations. Amid this late open area enterprise hearing at the Waiakea Secondary School cafeteria in Hilo, Kale Gumapac, alaka'i of the Kanaka Chamber, uncovered some fascinating news in the progressing Hawaiian sway development. Gumapac said the Diplomat everywhere and Operators for the acting Administration of the Hawaiian Kingdom, Dr. David Keanu Sai, recorded a Challenge and Interest against the United Conditions of America with the President of the United Countries General Get together at United Countries home office in New York. The charge against the U.S. is delayed control of the Hawaiian Islands subsequent to the Spanish American War of 1898. Gamapac gave Enormous Island Feature News with a media discharge about the activity (beneath) which happened on Friday evening, Eminent 10th. See "Hawaiian Kingdom files protest at United Nations" (2012-08-27,[].
On Oct 22, 2013, proceedings at the Hague, Netherlands Permanent Court of Arbitration. Lance Larsen vs Hawaiian Kingdom. The center of the PCA proceeding was that the Hawaiian Kingdom continues to exist and that the Hawaiian Council of Regency (representing the Hawaiian Kingdom) is legally responsible under international law. See "Larsen VS Hawaiian Kingdom World Court" (2013-10-22) []: "Proceedings at the Hague, Netherlands Permanent Court of Arbitration. Lance Larsen vs Hawaiian Kingdom. The center of the PCA proceeding was.....that the Hawaiian Kingdom continues to exist and that the Hawaiian Council of Regency (representing the Hawaiian Kingdom) is legally responsible under international law..."
China has proposed furnishing Hawaii's freedom activists in countering for U.S. arms deals to Taiwan and as of late deliberated to test American sway by making legitimate cases to the Pacific islands as its domain. Chinese dangers to back a few gatherings of Hawaiian freedom activists who need to restore the islands' sacred government, expelled in a U.S.-upheld upset more than a century prior, have raised worries that military offices on the vital focal Pacific archipelago are undermined during a period when the Obama organization is occupied with a real move toward Asia as a component of its military and discretionary rebalance. See "China threatens to arm Hawaii separatists who want kingdom" (2015-02-10) [].
"I kind of understand why these people said my petitions were fake. I am only 17, and they only deal with people that are older. With the vast amounts of money that have paid off so many to anti-Hawaiian movements to troll online and buy leadership, I would discredit people to," Emily said.
"Our ancestors believed that there were numerous gods and goddesses and Mauna Kea was their temple. They feel strongly that this will disrupt their temple," says protester Isa Center. "In Hawaii the land is precious to our people. It's a very strong cultural protest. They apologize to us but they then threaten us? This is our country, We never signed away our lands, we weren't even allowed to vote on becoming a state. There is no treaty of annexation. This is our country, and we are done with America's bullying"
The legislative leader of Hawaii incidentally stopped development on the telescope, saying it was "a time out" and a chance for both sides to talk.
Coordinators challenged off social networking also by holding an overall sign waving with members from Hawaii, The Frozen North, New York City, Las Vegas, Kentucky, Arizona, Tahiti and Tonga.
The Honolulu-conceived Round of Thrones star Jason Momoa posted pictures on Instagram and Twitter utilizing the hashtag ‪#‎WeAreMaunaKea‬, That and the hashtag ‪#‎ProtectMaunaKea‬ have seen huge bounced being used for the current week.
San Francisco Monsters' pitcher Madison Bumgarner, Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger and Momoa's on-screen life partner, Emilia Clarke, and genuine accomplice, Lisa Bonet, additionally got included.
Dissidents have been stayed outdoors on the highest point of the mountain making a human barricades for two weeks. Toward the start of the month neighborhood news outlets reported that more than 30 individuals had been captured.
The 18-story, $1.4 bn (£957m) Thirty-Meter Telescope (TMT) venture was proposed by the College of Hawaii and is anticipated to be operational by 2024. Financing for the venture has apparently originated from the US, Canada, Japan, India and China. The telescope would let researchers see 13 billion light-years away.
Rivals against building a monster telescope close to the summit of Mauna Kea have conveyed an appeal of marks to the representative's office. Gov. David Ige a week ago declared the organization assembling the Thirty Meter Telescope consented to augment a development ban. Resistance has been mounting since many dissenters were captured at the development site recently. On Monday, individuals from Mauna Kea Hui and Mauna Kea Ohana took a thumb drive they say contains 53,000 marks to the senator's office. Ige's Head of Staff Mike McCartney met them with honi, a conventional Hawaiian brow to-temple welcoming. They additionally issued him 600 pages of remarks. McCartney says he'll verify representative gets them. Bunch pioneer Kealoha Pisciotta says its an empowering signal that McCartney turned out to welcome them.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Oyotunji African Village (Yoruba Nation)

A vanguard of the New Africa Nation, with a liberated zone within the State of South Carolina.

* "Celebrate Sango: Grand Opening party for `Emu Kafe!" (2014-07-25) []
* "The Ogboni Chiefs of Oyotunji Village in South Carolina released the news of the death of their king" (2011-02) [ link] []

HRM Oba Alase Oba Adefunmi Adejuyigbe Visits Shaw University to kick off African History Month, celebrating National Ancestors Day. Special thanks to Gamma Tau Chapter of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity. A young energetic kick off to African History Month. This event was special because the youth saw the need for African culture on campus.
National Ancestors day at Shaw university. Special thanks to Gamma Tau chapter of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity. A young energetic kick off to African History month. This event was special because the youth saw the need for African culture on campus.

Mama Shashu and Mama Kianga at the sign notifying visitors that they are leaving U.S. territory and entering the Yoruba Kingdom. (2014-02)

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Indigenous Nations shut down California CALTRANS construction project to save their Sacred Sites

"Pomo Leaders, AIM elders and Activists Shut Down Caltrans Construction"
2014-09-23 by Karen Pickett [] [], for more info, visit []:
* Tribal Pomo Representatives, AIM elders and Environmentalists Take Action for Ancient Native Sites and Wetlands.
* Trucks Dumping Fill are Shut Down at the site of the under-construction Caltrans Willits Bypass in Mendocino County.
The Native participants, from Coyote Valley, Sherwood Valley, Potter Valley and the American Indian Movement entered the construction site with the AIM flag, banners and drums for prayers and direct action in conjunction with local environmental activists. (photo by Steve Eberhard, Willits News)
Native American Tribal members, including direct descendants of the Pomo peoples who once populated the Little Lake Valley where Caltrans is currently building an oversized freeway Bypass, joined environmental groups in a powerful protest on the north end of the highway project today. Protestors entered the construction zone north of town in the early morning hours, stopping the fast and furious flow of dirt-filled, double-belly dump trucks that have been working from dawn to dusk to cover the wetlands and archeological sites the activists seek to protect.
Elders and spiritual leaders from local Pomo Indian Bands and the American Indian Movement (AIM) lead the way to threatened cultural sites where prayers were offered for the ancestors. The AIM flag and drum were present near the construction area where Native American cultural artifacts have been discovered. The sites have been documented and fenced off by Caltrans, but are still slated to be destroyed by being permanently graded and buried under the Bypass as currently designed.
“I hear and feel our ancestors cry to save our villages from destruction. The white man’s history repeats itself. We pray that the Creator will hear our prayers”, said Priscilla Hunter, tribal representative for the Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians. “Caltrans placated the interests of local ranchers by giving them permanent grazing rights on the mitigation lands and built the viaduct over the railroad track to preserve it, but yet they don’t listen to the Indians’ concerns for protection of our ancestors’ culture or to our call for downsizing the northern interchange to avoid a large village site.”
The Coyote Valley Tribe requested government to government consultations with the Army Corps of Engineers in June, but to date has received no response. Hunter stated that Caltrans was likely in violation of the Clean Water Act 404 Permit General Condition # 3 which specifically references the protection of archeological sites and Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. At this time, Caltrans has refused to provide any further information about the recent cultural findings to Hunter.
The Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians letter to the Army Corps of Engineers and their Resolution for Government to Government consultation can be found here.
Over thirty additional sites and more than one hundred artifacts have been identified since Bypass construction in the valley began. One site is thought to be the ancient village site of Yami. After initially assuring the Sherwood Valley Band of Pomo that construction on this large, known site would be avoided, Caltrans destroyed the village completely in the summer of 2013. Equipment operators did not stop work and did not notify the Tribes, as required. Caltrans admitted the destruction months later, calling it "accidental” and blaming faulty maps. Artifacts in Little Lake Valley are so plentiful it has been described by archeologists as an Archeological District.
Some of the cultural sites being “discovered by bulldozer” are on the so-called mitigation lands, acres Caltrans is relying upon to compensate for environmental damage to public values, called “temporal loss”. When cultural sites are identified, the area is set aside, reducing the acreage available for mitigations. Caltrans needs every acre of scarce mitigation land to make up for the temporal losses already incurred by its chronic failure to perform mitigation measures now two years overdue.
Bypass opponents have proposed a smaller, lower impact design to reduce the amount of mitigation lands needed to satisfy requirements that would also save time money as well as some 30 acres of wetlands while avoiding cultural sites. Caltrans had committed to finding ways to reduce the amount of fill used on the northern interchange as one of the conditions of reinstating its previously suspended 404 Operating Permit under lead agency Army Corps of Engineers. Caltrans has proposed only a minimal 3.5 acre reduction carved from minor design adjustments, without evaluating other, less destructive options.
The Coalition to Save Little Lake Valley and others including Earth First!, the Willits Environmental Center and Bay Area Coalition for Headwaters are demanding an immediate halt to all fill activities on the northern interchange pending a significant reduction of impacts to protect both wetlands and cultural sites.
Redwood Nation Earth First!, the Coalition to Save Little Lake Valley and Bay Area Coalition to Save Headwaters said activists would return to the site early Wednesday morning.

"Stops and Starts for Caltrans on Willits Bypass While Native Site Protocol is Scrapped"2014-09-19 from "Bay Area Coalition for Headwaters (BACH)" [✥-buffalo-campaign-show-in-berkeley-sept-26-✥-✥-native-archeological-sites-at-issue-in-caltrans-willits-bypass-campaign-update-✥/] []:
A Temporary Stop Order issued in August had prevented Caltrans from excavating fill from a questionable site, but the court failed to grant a Preliminary Injunction continuing that action on Sept. 8. Meanwhile the Coyote Valley Band of Pomos has been petitioning the Army Corps of Engineers to consult with the Tribes. At issue is Caltrans’ non-compliance with the 404 permit issued by the Corps. A condition of that permit specifically references the protection of archeological sites and references the National Historic Preservation Act. The Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians, whose members include lineal descendants of the Little Lake Pomo people aim to prevent any further destruction of known ancestral archeological sites. More collaborative action is planned with Bypass activists and Native Americans, including the Pomos from Coyote Valley and elders and spiritual leaders from the American Indian Movement.
“What good does it do for Indian People to record our history in some books and store our cultural artifacts in boxes in a Caltrans warehouse, then to destroy the site anyway by pouring tons of dirt, concrete and asphalt over it?” asked Priscilla Hunter, tribal representative for Coyote Valley.
Most demands at this juncture focus on the oversize nature of the northern exchange of the Bypass, being built for 4 lanes when the Bypass is 2 lanes. Proposals made to Caltrans, the Army Corps of Engineers, elected representatives and other agencies make the case that downsizing the northern exchange would prevent destruction of significant portions of wetlands and archeological sites now slated for destruction and burying.
Check out the newest issue of Forest & River News, published by the Trees Foundation in Humboldt County [.pdf link at]. We have a short update on Caltrans in the magazine, and a photo of the AIM Spirit Run drummers stop in Willits is on the cover. It’s a great publication for news from the north coast!

"Put the Brakes on Caltrans Before We Lose Wild Rivers, Redwoods, Wetlands, and Sacred Sites Bay Area Coalition for Headwaters"
by Karen Pickett for "Forest & River News" [.pdf link at]:
We have reported earlier on Caltrans’ projects on California’s North Coast, and the links between these projects—that is, Caltrans’ grand agenda to site an I-5 style interstate on the coast. In Mendocino County, Caltrans is building an overly large Bypass on Hwy. 101, destroying rare wetlands and archaeological sites; in Humboldt, Richardson Grove State Park would see damaging excavation around the roots of ancient redwoods if Caltrans has its way, and a similar “realignment” of the 199/197 highway in Del Norte is planned next to the Wild and Scenic Smith River, the last undammed river in California.
In a move that was welcomed by but that stunned long-time opponents of the Bypass project and stung Caltrans, the Army Corps of Engineers (ACE) suspended the permit for the Willits Bypass on June 20th. ACE regulates impacts on federally protected wetlands and waterways. Disappointingly, ACE conditionally reinstated the permit on July 10, but presumably accompanied by greater scrutiny regarding wetlands mitigation. Downsizing of the northern end of the Bypass to reduce wetlands destruction is still the goal for us.
Th e two other projects are held up in the courts—the Federal Court in San Francisco issued a Preliminary Injunction on May 5th halting any work on the Smith River Project until the case fi led by EPIC, the Center for Biological Diversity, and Friends of Del Norte goes to trial in November. Environmental groups have won positive decisions in State and Federal Court for Richardson Grove, and after submitting updated documents as per court requirements, Caltrans’ timetable is not entirely clear. Despite a comprehensive independent review of Caltrans released in January 2014 that found Caltrans to be stuck in a car-centric archaic culture needing serious reform, the state has not acted. Th e North Coast is suff ering from this inertia.
Over 50 people were arrested last year in protests to stop Caltrans construction of the Bypass in Willits and advocate for alternative plans. In addition to the issues of wetlands destruction, a long list of missed deadlines and violations of the Migratory Bird Act, Clean Water Act, numerous permit violations, and other habitat threats, it came to the attention of local Tribes that archaeological sites were buried under new fi ll without Tribal consultation, as required by law.
Dumping on archaeological sites first came to light in September 2013, months after the Sherwood Valley Band of Pomo Indians repeatedly asked Caltrans to “plot all known cultural resource locations onto existing project plans ... ensure responsible in-field monitoring of these locations,” and to place barriers around seven known archaeological sites. None of these things were done, and the issue was subsequently also taken up by the Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians with action that included a resolution in opposition to the Bypass.
Most recently, it was learned that another archaeological site was damaged by construction crews on June 12th, 2014. The damage occurred in the area where Caltrans is carrying out “environmental mitigation.” The Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians is currently involved in government-to-government consultations with Caltrans and the Federal Highway Administration regarding damage done to ancestral sites. Tribal Representative Priscilla Hunter said, “There are so many archaeological sites in the construction area that the California Office of Historic Preservation has declared that the entire area of the Bypass could be designated an ‘archaeological district,’ and thus our Tribe has called for a downsizing of the Project’s footprint in order to protect these sites.”
Photo caption: Priscilla Hunter, representative of the Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians with Fred Short, spiritual leader of AIM, as the AIM Spirit Runners are welcomed into the park in Willits where they stopped to offer solidarity with Caltrans Bypass opponents. (Ree Slocum photography)
At a June 8th rally at the site of destroyed wetlands and desecrated archaeological sites, Native representatives from Coyote Valley, Round Valley Indian Reservation, and elsewhere joined environmentalists for speeches, ceremony, and prayers. In a show of solidarity with local Tribes, the annual American Indian Movement (AIM) Spirit Run made a stop in Willits on June 26th to oppose the Bypass, with a run down Main St. and ceremony in the downtown park with the community.
Put the Brakes on Caltrans! We must not allow unnecessary highway expansion to threaten northern California’s ancient redwoods, salmon runs, state parks, wild rivers, and remaining wetlands. The ecological
cost is too high and we don’t need it.
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* Bay Area Coalition for Headwaters (BACH) []
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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

"The new PKK unleashed a social revolution in Kurdistan"

Kurdistan [link]

originally posted by "Organisation Communiste Libertarie (OCL)" [], machine translation posted at []

Date Wed, 03 Sep 2014 13:32:51 +0300

By way of introduction ---- The positions and policies of the party references Kurdish PKK national liberation open with Turkey war began to change in the late 1990s, when its leader Abdullah Öcalan, imprisoned for life in the post-Soviet context of collapse of "actually existing socialism", discovered the theoretical reflections of social ecology developed by the activist and intellectual anarchist-communist Murray Bookchin étatsunien. ---- The PKK has endorsed and adapted the ideas of the influential and controversial anarchist theorist, as well as other intellectuals and movements (such as the Zapatistas) and has integrated its own proposal, the Democratic confederalism. The latter began to be implemented in the organizational structures of the Kurdish liberation movement and the territories in which it has a presence, founding peoples of the Confederation of Kurdistan (KCK) and by boosting a new dynamic: a movement social transformation assembléiste and federalist, supporting the 'national question' and trying to be a political response backs to diagram of the nation-state and its impasses.
singular dynamics under the regional context in that it opposes frontally all the dominant trends in competition or conflict; defending secularism, equality, women's liberation and the struggle against patriarchy, experimenting economy (of war) to break with capitalism and productivism, reinventing and putting into practice a re-appropriation of politics by establishment of an embryo territorial political autonomy, the establishment of a power of local and municipal assemblies and exceeding separations and incarcerations identity by taking into account the existence of minorities and singularity and plurality of social issues... Vast site.

In recent months, the guerrillas - men and women - of the Turkish PKK moved first to Syria and then recently in Iraq to fight jihadist forces the Islamic State alongside their comrades in other branches of the national liberation movement and Social Kurdish. These fighter-es are now the only ones to stand up to the jihadists, Syria and Iraq, the only practical to encourage and help people to create their own self-defense units (especially right now the Yezidi refugees expelled from the region of Sinjar) and to push back the Islamists, to rout them, despite the imbalance, particularly on the material plane of military equipment.

We have largely addressed the issues at several levels of the "Kurdish revolution" underway on this site or Alternatieve Current and will continue to do so. Because today, the policy proposal of the Kurdish movement beyond the scope of single Kurdistan and its internal conflicts. It begins to appear - and this is seen in the context of the balance sheet, the failure of insiders in 2011-2012 called "Arab Spring" revolutionary process, and then questions started by this sequence and since remained unanswered - as a tangible proposal reopens a perspective as a valid response for the entire Mediterranean and Middle Eastern macro-region: an alternative to all systems of oppression, without exception, from the territorial divisions of the colonial era and of the 1st World War, both the rags of the "Arab nationalism" one-party and related military dictatorships, different variants of political Islam, the various oil monarchies of the Arabian Peninsula and the Persian Gulf, the pseudo-democracies capitalist oligarchies / imperialist Western fashion.

Here we publish a translation of a recently published in English, which has, once again, the contents of the proposals and applied by the movements of the Left Kurdish and update text.

It goes without saying that, like other texts and documents that we publish regularly, it reflects only the views of its author. If we assume the publication is, firstly, because we find the issues and concerns that are close to us, but on the other hand, and especially by what he brings as elements of information, understanding and analysis of the conflicts, wars, social transformation process underway that we are no strangers and now greatly draw a map of the world (geographic, social, political...) that us, simply because it includes us and we will determine.

August 31, 2014 - XYZ / OCLibertaire

The new PKK unleashed a social revolution in Kurdistan

Rafael Taylor, August 17, 2014

[ROARmag - Reflections on a Revolution ].

As the prospect of Kurdish independence became more and more imminent, the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) has turned into a force fighting for radical democracy.

Excluded from the negotiations and betrayed by the Treaty of Lausanne in 1923 by the Allies of World War I who promised their own state after the partition of the Ottoman Empire, the Kurds are the largest stateless minority in the world. But today, with the exception of a stubborn Iran, there remain some obstacles to Kurdish independence de jure in northern Iraq. Turkey and Israel have pledged their support, while the hands of Syria and Iraq are linked by the rapid progress of the Islamic State (formerly EIIL).

With the Kurdish flag flying on all official buildings and peshmerga [Armed Forces of the Kurdistan Regional Government in Iraqi Kurdistan. NdT] now the Islamists at the door of Kurdistan through an American military aid long-awaited Southern Kurdistan (Iraq) joined their comrades in the Western Kurdistan (Syria) as the second autonomous region de facto the new Kurdistan. They have already started exporting their own oil and resumed oil-rich region of Kirkuk, they have their own elected parliament, secular and pluralistic society. They made their application for recognition as a state at the UN and there is nothing that the Iraqi government can do that-or the United States want to do without the support of Israel - to stop it.

The Kurdish struggle, however, is far from being narrowly nationalistic. In the mountains above Arbil, in the historic heart of Kurdistan, which winds through the borders of Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Syria, a social revolution was born.

Image: Current Map of Syria and Iraq. Yellow in northern Syria are controlled by the Kurds of Syria, in green in the northern Iraqi areas are controlled by the Iraqi Kurds (source: Wikimedia Commons) areas.

The theory of democratic confederalism

At the turn of the century, while the radical étatsunien Murray Bookchin had failed in his attempt to revitalize the contemporary anarchist movement with its philosophy of social ecology, Abdullah Öcalan, the founder and leader of the PKK, was arrested in Kenya by Turkish authorities and sentenced to death for treason. In the years that followed, the old anarchist gained an unlikely supporter in the hardened militant, whose paramilitary organization - the Kurdistan Workers' Party - is widely regarded as a terrorist organization to lead a violent national liberation war against Turkey.

In his years of solitary confinement - the PKK leader is behind bars since his sentence was commuted to life imprisonment - Öcalan has adopted a form of libertarian socialism so obscure that few anarchists had heard: the Libertarian Municipalism Bookchin. Ocalan was subsequently modified and renamed attenuated vision Bookchin as the "democratic confederalism" with the result that the Union of Kurdistan Communities (KCK Koma Civakên or Kurdistan), territorial experience PKK a free society based on direct democracy, has remained largely a secret to most anarchists, and more for the general public.

Although the conversion Öcalan was the turning point, the rebirth of a wider literature and independent libertarian left began to blow in the mountains and passed from hand to hand among the base of the movement after the collapse of the Soviet Union in the 1990s. "(They) were analyzed books and articles philosophers, feminists, of (neo) anarchists, libertarian communists, communalists and social ecologists. Thus writers such as Murray Bookchin (and others) have their attention ", says the Kurdish militant Ercan Ayboga.

Öcalan was launched in his writings from prison into a deep review and criticism of the terrible violence, dogmatism, the personality cult and authoritarianism that had favored: "It became clear that our Theoretically, our program and praxis of the 1970s produced nothing but a vain separatism and violence, and, what is worse, that nationalism which we should oppose, has plagued us all. Even if we were opposed to his principles and his rhetoric, we have nevertheless accepted as inevitable". Once the undisputed leader, Ocalan said that the "dogmatism thrives on abstract truths that become common ways of thinking. Once you put these general truths into words, you feel like a high priest in the service of his god. This is the mistake I made."

Öcalan, atheist, has written of late as a free thinker, free from mythology Marxist-Leninist account. He said he was looking for an "alternative to capitalism" and a "replacement model of the ruined..." actually existing socialism '" when he met Bookchin. His theory of democratic confederalism developed from a combination of intellectual inspiration communalist of "movements like the Zapatistas" and other historical factors from the fight Northern Kurdistan (Turkey). Öcalan declared himself that he was a student of Bookchin, and after the failure of an electronic correspondence with old theorist, who was with great regret too ill to continue in 2004 an exchange of correspondence from his deathbed The PKK has honored him by declaring that he was "one of the greatest social scientists of the twentieth century" to mark the second anniversary of his death.

The practice of democratic confederalism

The PKK has apparently followed his leader, not only through the specific label Bookchin eco-anarchism, but also by actively internalizing this new philosophy in its strategy and tactics. The movement has abandoned its bloody war for the Stalinist / Maoist revolution and the methods of terror that accompanied it, and began to consider a largely non-violent strategy for greater regional autonomy.

After decades of fratricidal betrayal, to cease fire and missed no future, arbitrary detentions and times of hostilities on April 25 this year, the PKK announced an immediate withdrawal of its forces from Turkey and their redeployment in northern Iraq, ending a 30-year conflict with the Turkish state. The Turkish government has undertaken simultaneously in a process of constitutional and legal reform to devote human and cultural rights of the Kurdish minority within its borders. This is the latest in a long-awaited between Öcalan and Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan negotiation as part of a peace process that began in 2012 There was no violence by the PKK for a year and reasonable have been calls for the PKK to be removed from the global list of terrorist organizations.

It remains, however, a dark story attached to PKK authoritarian practices that do not fit with his new libertarian rhetoric. At various times, its branches have been accused or suspected of raising funds for heroin trafficking, extortion, forced recruitment and extortion large scale. If this is true, there is no excuse for this kind of opportunism mafia, despite the obvious irony that genocidal Turkish state itself was largely financed by the lucrative monopoly on legal export to West of opiates "medical" cultivated by the state, and made possible by compulsory military service and taxes for a huge anti-terror budget and armed forces oversized (Turkey has the second largest army in NATO after United States).

This is the usual hypocrisy in the war against terrorism: when national liberation movements mimic the brutality of the state, it is invariably not shown designated as terrorists. Öcalan himself described this shameful period as one of "gangs within our organization and openly practice banditry, [which] organized acts dangerous, useless, sending mass of young people to death".

Anarchist currents in the fight

As a further sign that he abandoned his Marxist-Leninist orientation, the PKK began making explicit overtures to the international anarchism, even hosting a workshop at the Anarchist International Meeting of Saint-Imier, Switzerland in 2012, which caused confusion, disarray and online discussions, but went largely unnoticed in the anarchist press in general.

Janet Biehl, widow of Bookchin, is one of the few Western anarchists who studied KCK in the field and has written about his experiences on the website New Compass also sharing talks with Kurdish radicals involved in day to day operations of democratic assemblies and federal structures, as well as the English translation and publication of the first anarchist major study in the form of a book on the topic: Democratic autonomy in Northern Kurdistan: Movement Councils Liberation Gender and Ecology (2013) [ Democratic Autonomy in North Kurdistan: The Council Movement, Gender Liberation, and Ecology].

The only other English anarchist voice is the Kurdistan Anarchist Forum (KAF), a pacifist group of Iraqi Kurds living in Europe who claim not to have "links with other leftist groups". While supporting a federal Kurdistan, the KAF said he "will not support the PKK when it has completely abandoned the armed struggle, participate in the organization of popular movements as a basis for meeting the social needs of the population, denounce and dismantle its methods of struggle centralized and hierarchical and rather become a federation of autonomous local groups, cut all ties and relations with states in the Middle East and the West, denounced the policy of charismatic power, and will be converted to the anti-statism and anti-authoritarianism, only then we will be happy to cooperate fully with them."

In the following text in Bookchin

That day (except pacifism) may not be far off. The PKK / KCK seems to follow the social ecology of Bookchin to the letter, with almost everything, up to and including his contradictory participation in the state apparatus by the elections, as was prescribed in his American anarchist writings.

As written by Joost Jongerden and Ahmed Akkaya, "Bookchin's work distinguishes between two conceptions of politics, the Greek and the Roman model model", that is to say, direct democracy and representative democracy. Bookchin sees his form of neo-anarchism as a practical revival of the ancient Athenian revolution. "model of Athens are as against the current, and an underground stream, finding expression in the Paris Commune of 1871, boards ( soviets) in the debut of the 1917 revolution in Russia and the Spanish revolution of 1936."

Communalism Bookchin contains a five-step approach:

Empower existing municipalities through the law to locate the decision-making power.
Democratize these municipalities through base assemblies.
Uniting municipalities "in regional networks and wider confederations [...] work gradually replace nation-states by municipal confederations" while ensuring that "the highest levels of the confederation are mainly functions of coordination and administration".
"Joining progressive social movements" to strengthen civil society and establish "a common focal point for initiatives and movements of all citizens": the assemblies. This cooperation is not designed "because we would expect to always find a harmonious consensus but rather because we believe in disagreement and deliberation. A company develops the debates and conflicts". In addition, the meetings must be secular struggle "against religious influences on politics and government" and must become "an arena of class struggle."
To realize his vision of a "classless society based on collective political control of socially important means of production", it is called the "municipalization of the economy" and the establishment of a " confederal allocation of resources to ensure regional balance ". In simple terms, this is equivalent to a combination of self-management and participatory planning to meet social needs: a classic anarchist economy.

As said Eirik Eiglad, former editor and analyst Bookchin KCK:

Of particular importance is the need to combine the ideas of feminist and progressive environmentalists with new urban movements and citizen initiatives, as well as trade unions, cooperatives and local community...
We believe communalist ideas of one based on assemblies democracy can help to bring this progressive exchange of ideas on a more permanent basis, and with more direct political consequences. Yet communalism is not only a tactical means to unite these radical movements. Our call for municipal democracy is an attempt to bring reason and ethics to the outpost public debates.

For Ocalan, democratic confederalism means a "democratic society, ecological and gender liberated", or simply "democracy without the state". He explicitly opposes the "capitalist modernity" and "modern democracy", in which "the three former basics: capitalism, the nation-state and industrialism" are replaced by "a democratic nation, and communal economy. ecological industry " This means "three projects: one for the democratic republic, one for the Democratic confederalism and for democratic self-government";

The concept of "democratic republic" refers primarily to the procurement, long denied, citizenship and civil rights of the Kurds, including the ability to speak and teach their language freely. Democratic autonomy and democratic confederalism make reference to both "autonomous capacities of people and a more direct form of political structure, less representative".

Meanwhile, Jongerden Akkaya and stressed that "the free model Municipalism aims to achieve bottom-up approach (" bottom-up ") in the design and operation of a participatory administrative body, from local to provincial". The "concept of free citizens ( ozgur yarttas ) [is] a starting point " which "includes basic civil liberties such as freedom of expression and organization". The basic units of the model are the neighborhood assemblies or "advice" as they are called either.

There popular participation in the councils, including from non-Kurdish people, and while the neighborhood assemblies are strong in several provinces, "in Diyarbakir, the largest city in Turkish Kurdistan, there are meetings almost everywhere. " Moreover, "in the provinces of Hakkari and Sirnak... there are two parallel authorities [KCK and State], including democratic confederal structure is the most powerful in practice. " The KCK in Turkey "is organized at the village level (köy), urban area (mahalle), district (Ilce), city (Kent), and region (Bölge), which is called "Kurdistan North."

The "higher" the federation in northern Kurdistan level, the DTK (Democratic Society Congress) is a mixture of shop stewards elected by their peers with revocable mandates, which constitute 60% of all representatives and to "more than five hundred organizations of civil society, trade unions and political parties" that make up the remaining 40%, of which about 6% are "reserved for representatives of religious minorities, academics and other professionals and others with a particular point of view."

The proportion within 40% of those who are similarly delegated directly Groups democratic civil society and non-statist compared to those who were not elected or are appointed by the bureaucracies of political parties is unclear. The overlap of individuals between independent Kurdish movements and Kurdish political parties as well as the internalization of many aspects of the process of direct democracy by these parties, further complicate the situation. However, the informal emerging consensus among observers is that the majority of decision-making procedures is direct democracy in one way or another; that most of these decisions are made at the local level; and that decisions are taken from the base, according to the federal structure.

Because the assemblies and the DTK is coordinated by illegal KCK, which includes the PKK, they are designated as "terrorists" by Turkey and the so-called international community (EU, USA and others). The DTK also selects candidates of the BDP, the pro-Kurdish party (Party for Peace and Democracy) to the Turkish Parliament, which offers "democratic autonomy" for Turkey, a combination of representative democracy and democracy Direct. In accordance with the federal model, it proposes the creation of about 20 regions autogouverneraient directly (as the anarchist scheme, not Switzerland) "education, health, culture, agriculture, industry, social services and security, women's issues, Youth and Sports", with the state continuing to conduct "foreign affairs, finance and defense."

The social revolution is taking off

Meanwhile, on the ground, the revolution has already begun. In Turkish Kurdistan, there is an independent educational movement "academies" that organizes forums and seminars in neighborhoods. In the municipality of Safe Amed [Kurdish name Diyarbak?r NdT], where a street is called "Street Culture", the mayor Abdullah Demirbas welcomes the "diversity of religions and belief systems" and declares that "We started to restore a mosque, a Catholic church Chaldeo- araméenne-, an Armenian Orthodox church and a Jewish synagogue".
Jongerden and Akkaya reported elsewhere that "the DTP municipalities have launched a" multilingual municipal services, "which sparked heated debate. Panels municipal indicators were erected in Kurdish and Turkish, and local businesses have followed suit".

Women's liberation is followed by the women themselves through the initiatives of the Council of Women of DTK, which establishes new rules "quotas for women forty percent" in the assemblies. If an official beats his wife, his salary is transferred directly to the battered woman to maintain their financial security and its use as it sees fit. "In Gewer if the husband takes a second wife, half his estate will go to first. "

There are "Peace Villages" community cooperatives, new or rebuilt, applying their own program completely outside the logistical constraints of the Kurdish-Turkish war. The first of these communities has been built in the province of Hakkari, bordering Iraq and Iran, where "several villages" have joined the experiment. In the province of Van, "an ecological village women" is being built to house the victims of domestic violence, self-sufficient "for all or almost all the electricity needed."

KCK holds meetings twice a year in the mountains with hundreds of delegates from each of the four countries, with priority on its agenda, the threat of the Islamic State to the autonomy of Kurdistan southern and western. Iranian and Syrian parties affiliated to the KCK, the PJAK (Party for a Free Life in Kurdistan) and PYD (Democratic Union Party) also highlight the democratic confederalism. The Iraqi party of the KCK, the PCDK (Party for a democratic solution of Kurdistan) is relatively small because the (centrist KDP) Kurdistan Democratic Party in power and its leader Massoud Barzani, president of Iraqi Kurdistan, has only recently stopped harassing him and began to tolerate.

But in the mountainous regions of Iraqi Kurdistan to the north, to where most of the guerrillas and guerrilla PKK and PJAK, radical literature and assemblies flourish, with the integration of many Kurds from the mountains after decades of travel. In recent weeks, these activists have descended from the northern mountains to fight alongside the peshmerga against the Iraqi EIIL, saving 20,000 Yezidis and Christians in the mountains of Sinjar and were visited Barzani in a public display gratitude and solidarity, but especially to Turkey and the United States in a quandary.

Syrian PYD followed the example of Turkish Kurdistan in the revolutionary transformation of the autonomous region under its control since the outbreak of the civil war. After the "mass arrests" of Baathist repression, with "10,000 prisoners, including Mayors, local party leaders, elected officials, executives and activists [...] PYD Kurdish forces overthrew the regime of the party Baas in northern Syria, or Western Kurdistan, [and] local councils have hatched everywhere. " The Self-Defense Committees were improvised to provide "security after the fall of the Baathist regime" and "the first school teacher Kurdish" was established at the same time that the advice intervened in the equitable distribution of the bread and gasoline.

In Kurdistan of Turkey, Syria, and to a lesser extent in Iraqi Kurdistan, women are now free to expose and strongly encouraged to participate in social life. The old feudal ties are broken, people are free to follow any religion or none, and ethnic and religious minorities coexist peacefully. If they are able to contain the new caliphate, the autonomy of PYD in Syrian Kurdistan and the influence of KCK in Iraqi Kurdistan could serve as a catalyst for a deeper explosion of culture and revolutionary values.

June 30, 2012, the National Coordination Committee for Democratic Change (NCB), the largest coalition of the revolutionary left in Syria, whose PYD is the main group, adopted "the draft democratic self and democratic confederalism as a possible model for Syria ".

Defend the Kurdish revolution against the Islamic state

Turkey, meanwhile, has threatened to invade the Kurdish regions if "terrorist bases were located in Syria", when hundreds of fighters KCK (including PKK) across the Kurdistan crossing the border defend Rojava (west) face of the advance of the Islamic State. The PYD says the moderate Islamist government of Turkey is already engaged in a proxy war against them, facilitating the transit of international jihadists across the border to help fight alongside the Islamists.

In Iraqi Kurdistan, Massoud Barzani, whose guerrillas fought with Turkey against the PKK in the 1990s in exchange for access to Western markets, called for a "Kurdish united front" in Syria through an alliance with PYD. Barzani had signed in 2012 with Salih Muslim, leader of PYD, the "Erbil Agreement" form the Kurdish National Council and recognizing that "all parties are serious and determined to continue to work together".

Yet as the study and practice of libertarian socialist ideas among management and the basics of KCK is certainly a positive development, it remains to be seen how far this influence is serious enough to abandon their bloody authoritarian past. The Kurdish struggle for self-determination and cultural sovereignty is a glimmer of hope amid the dark clouds are gathering over the Islamic state and inter-fascist bloody wars between Islamism and Baathism religious sectarianism that gave them birth.

A socially progressive and secular pan-Kurdish revolution, with libertarian socialist elements, unifying the Iraqi and Syrian Kurds and conditioner struggles in Turkey and Iran can still be a prospect. Meanwhile, those of us who like the idea of civilization must acknowledge their gratitude to the Kurds, who are fighting on the front lines day and night against jihadist Islamist fascism in Syria and Iraq, defending the values of their lives of radical democracy.

"Kurds have no friends but the mountains"
- Kurdish Proverb

Rafael Taylor is a libertarian socialist activist and freelance journalist living in Melbourne. He is also host of the radio show "Floodgates of Anarchy," a member of the ASF-IWA (AIT) and coordinator of the Alliance of the Libertarian Left in Melbourne.

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Translation: XYZ / OCLibertaire


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Sunday, August 24, 2014

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Ferguson Rebellion addressed by Universal African People’s Organization

New Africans defending the People at Ferguson, in the State of Missouri [link]

"Interview with St. Louis community leader Zaki Baruti"2014-08-21 by Ben Becker for "Liberation News" []:
Zaki Baruti is the President-General of the Universal African People’s Organization. He sat down with Liberation for an interview last week.
(Photo: Zaki Baruti of the Universal African People’s Organization leads a protest in Ferguson.)

Ben Becker: People all over the world are watching St. Louis. How would you, as someone who has been centrally involved, characterize what is going on there?
Zaki Baruti: I characterize it as justified, righteous outrage among many of the youth in the community, as well as the elders, at what happened to a young man, who was about to enter another new stage of his life and go to college. That’s a young man named Michael Brown who was brutally shot multiple times, over 8 times, by a killer cop whose identity we still do not have as of today.
That senseless murder has caused a major event that many of the authorities cannot put a complete handle on. I look at it as a righteous rebellion.

Ben Becker: Why do you think the rebellion has broken out?
Zaki Baruti: The killing of Michael Brown is a small symptom of what is taking place across America where young Black man are brutalized by the police forces.
It’s also sad to say that in the city of Ferguson, in a city that is 63% Black, there are 53 commissioned officers and only 3 are Black. That speaks to a situation that is not peculiar to Ferguson — it is like that in many other cities. In the cities across America, our organization, the Universal African People’s organization, as well as the Coalition on Police Crimes and Repression, we say that the police forces should reflect the ethnic communities they patrol. But that’s not the case in Ferguson or St. Louis.
Ten years ago the Missouri General Assembly mandated that the Attorney General conduct yearly studies to see if we had an epidemic of DWB (Driving While Black.) And every year there are proven statistics that show that Black people are disproportionately stopped and arrested.
The frustrations of our youth are compounded by the fact of tremendous unemployment, poor educational system, families that have been split by the disproportionate incarceration of Black people — this is the country with the most prisoners in the world. We are also calling for financial investment, similar to what happened after World War II when they had the Marshall Plan to infuse dollars from the United States to rebuild the war torn cities in Europe. We’re saying the same thing has to be done for the cities here.

Ben Becker: Are there organized forces taking the lead in St. Louis and Ferguson?
Zaki Baruti: There are several key grassroots organizations that have consistently spoken truth to power and made efforts to organize our youth to address the issues of police brutality and harassment. In addition to the groups I represent, there is the Tauheed Youth Organization, led by a brother Anthony Shahid who has been working diligently. You have the New Black Panther Party on the ground there, Nation of Islam Mosque #28, the Organization for Black Struggle, the Moorish Science Temple.
But let me be clear: there are many spontaneous protests organized by youth who do not belong to any particular organization. Out of this struggle, we’re hoping to mobilize them into some form of organized movement in terms of attracting them to our organizations or any others that speak truth to power.

Ben Becker: Why do you think building such organizations is so important?
Zaki Baruti: To deal with the ills of this society people have to be organized. Therefore, our message is that everybody needs to belong to an organization — preferably one that is real strong and not afraid to deal with the issues of the day.

Ben Becker: What is your message to people who are outside of St. Louis, and might be feeling powerless as to what to do?
Zaki Baruti: One, we are planning a National Day of protest and support in the memory of Michael Brown. But not just him — also the brother Eric Garner who was just choked to death in New York, Oscar Grant, Amadou Diallo and so on. This will be a protest against police violence and we’ll be announcing a date soon.
We’ll be asking masses of people — 10,000 to 30,000 people — to come to the St. Louis area to support us in our just cause. And for those who cannot come to hold solidarity rallies in the communities where they live.
We also ask that people across the country search online for the office number of the St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch, and bombard it with calls demanding that the officer be indicted and vigorously prosecuted with a conviction.

Ben Becker: What has been the response of the prosecutor thus far?
Zaki Baruti: At one of our demonstrations outside the St. Louis County Justice Center, where the prosecutor has his office, we were going to send a delegation of five people to meet with him. When he saw the list and saw my name on it, he said I could not come. Out of principle, the other people refused to meet with him also based on that. They cannot determine who is going to go and negotiated and represent our people.

Ben Becker: For those who are hearing from the media that there is a looting and criminal element taking over at night in Ferguson, how would you respond to that?
Zaki Baruti: It’s another falsehood. Although there was some of that — and I don’t call it “looting,” I call it the liberation of some of the goods that have been stolen from the people over the centuries — that has not been an ongoing situation. What has actually taken place is that a number of young people have come to the forefront daily, in the daylight and in the evening, to express their outrage. They have been by and large peaceful. All they have done is block the streets of the major thoroughfares, somewhat similar to what took place in Egypt at Tahrir Square and other places where there have been rebellions of the masses of people. The theme has been “enough is enough.”
As an elder, I’m in absolute agreement with it because it could as easily been my son or grandchildren. So we have to create an environment where these injustice do not occur any longer.