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[Article Peter Storm]/Dear Cheerleaders, we need to have a chat about imperialism

Saturday, 4 April, 2015

Written for Libcom, and just published on my blog there.

In Rojava, in the North of Syria, Kurdish fighters are struggling against IS, Islamic State. That struggle deserves out interest, because it is not just a fight between armed groups fighting for territory but at the same time a struggle for a different social and political order, called Democratic Confederalism. Direct democracy, a central rol of women in the fight and in the running of society, space for people of different ethnic backgound to express themselves and co-determine their own fate, libertarian socialist inspiration and a clear break with the Marxist-Leninist and nationalist orthodoxies of the Kurdish movements involved , the PYD in Syria, the PKK in Turkey with which the PYD is connected… all this gives many people reason to cheer the events as an important revolution – the Rojava Revolution. Others, however, are less convinced, some – myself not excluded – have serious reservations. Exchanges of opinions, sometimes furious ones, have been going on for months now. What follows is a contribution to this polemic.

 

 

 

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War on your doorstep/Action against the National Aerospace Laboratory [NRL] in Amsterdam/Statement of solidarity

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THE NATIONAL AEROSPACE LABORATORY
PROVIDER OF ARMS, USED FOR BLOODY WARS
AT THE COST OF HUNDRED OF THOUSANDS CIVILIAN
VICTIMS
DOWN WITH ARMS TRADE AND ARMS FAIRS!

 

ARMS FAIR ABU DHABI,ARMS TRADERS BLOOD ON
THEIR HANDS
IDEX

LAND, AIR & WATER DEDICATED ZONES

Featuring IDEX, NAVDEX and Unmanned Systems Area

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IDEX

LIVE DEMONSTRATIONS

Daily choreographed displays taking place on water and on the purpose built demonstration track

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IDEX

SPONSORSHIP

IDEX offers individually tailored high visibility packages

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THOSE ARE THE WAR TOOLS
WHICH ARE USED IN IMPERIALIST WARS
AND OTHER BLOODY CONFLICTS
AT THE COST OF
HUNDRED OF THOUSANDS
CIVILIAN VICTIMS.
ARMS TRADERS,
SHAME ON YOU!
THE DEFENCE SUMMIT

THE DEFENCE SUMMIT

 

WANTED FOR WAR CRIMES

ARMS TRADERS, BLOOD ON THEIR HANDS!

 

 

 

 

 

Revealing a crime is not a crime
Introduction:
Early morning 19th february action Group ”War on your doorstep” , has  taken action  against the National Aerospace Laboratory , one of fifteen companies from the Netherlands that are planning to take part in one of the largest arms fairs in the world, the largest in the Middle-East, the IDEX [International Defence Exhibition
The National Aerospace Laboratory (NLR), located in Amsterdam, received lots of red paint on their doorstep and facade, as well as broken windows.
A good action, as far as I am concerned.
 
For of course it didn’t happen ”out of the blue”
 
BACKGROUND:

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Susan Higginbotham/History Refreshed/Comments on Guest Post by Jeffrey Stayton, Author of ”This side of the River”

HOWEVER TRAGIC THE PTSD SOLDIERS WAR SYNDROME,
WE MUST NOT FORGET THAT THE WARCRIMES VICTIMS,
THE CIVILIAN POPULATION, PAYS THE HIGHEST PRICE
IN WARS
PHOTO’S OF WARCRIMES IN THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR,
AS US WARCRIMES IN THE VIETNAM, IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN
WARS ARE PICTURED HERE, SINCE THE ARTICLE ON SUSAN
HIGGINBOTHAM’S BLOG ”HISTORY REFRESHED” REFERS TO THOSE
PERIODS OF WAR
[EXCEPT VIETNAM]
CIVILIAN  VICTIMS OF WARCRIMES
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WAR CRIMES IN THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR
THE LAWRENCE MASSACRE
US WARCRIMES IN VIETNAM
Daily Casualty Count of Afghan Civilians Killed in U.S. Bombing Attacks

WARCRIMES
US BOMBINGS IN AFGHANISTAN
WARCRIMES
US BOMBINGS IN IRAQ
SUSAN HIGGINBOTHAM/HISTORY REFRESHED/
COMMENTS ON GUEST POST BY JEFFREY STAYTON,
AUTHOR OF ” THIS SIDE OF THE RIVER”
Dear Readers,
Knowing Susan Higginbotham as the author about
Medieval history and often blogging about that period and
shortly thereafter, I was pleasantly surprised to learn about a
Guest post, referring to the American Civil war.
Guest poster is the writer Jeffrey Stayton, who wrote a novel
about the Civil War, focusing on a sort of soldiers shell shock,
PTSD.
His book is titled
”This side of the River”
See the Blog
Perhaps she welcomed his Guest Post because of her yet to be published
novel on the aftermath of the American Civil War ”Hanging Mary”, which
actually refers to the president Lincoln murderer William Booth
However interesting, I had some comments on Stayton’s post and approach.
For I acknowledge the suffering of soldiers because of the horrors
of war, but comparing to that, the suffering of the thousands and
sometimes 100 000 civilians is seldom counted, at least not as individuals.
Therefore I wrote the following comment under Jeffrey Stayton’s post,
for remembering everyone, that the common civilians mostly pay
the highest price in wars.
A TRAVEL TO THE PAST AND PRESENT

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Boycott Israel/Dutch activists disrupt Israeli Theatre performance/Statement of solidarity

ACTIVISTS DISRUPT PERFORMANCE OF THE ISRAELI
ACTRESS  LIA KOENIG IN AMSTERDAM
DUTCH ACTIVISTS DISRUPT ISRAELI THEATRE
PERFORMANCE IN AMSTERDAM/STATEMENT
OF SOLIDARITY
Dear Fighters for Justice,
Hereby my statement of solidarity with
your courageous protest of disrupting
the performance of the Israeli actress Lia Koenig,
the ´´star´´ of the National Israeli Theatre Habima,
who acted in Amsterdam. (1)

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Boycott Israel/Spot on Israeli Theatre/Letters to the Sponsors of ”Spot on Israeli Theatre”/The Israeli Embassy, Prins Bernard Cultuurfonds, Bagels and Beans, G. D. Y. Housing

 

 

 

 

 

SPOT ON ISRAELI THEATRE/LETTERS TO THE SPONSORS OF ”SPOT ON ISRAELI THEATRE”/

THE ISRAELI EMBASSY, PRINS BERNARD CULTUURFONDS, BAGELS AND BEANS, G. D. Y. HOUSING

ISRAELI EMBASSY/SPONSOR OF
”SPOT ON ISRAELI THEATRE”
 
 
 
LETTER TO THE ISRAELI EMBASSY
 
 
TO THE EMBASSY OF ISRAEL
YOUR SPONSORING OF ”SPOT ON
ISRAELI THEATRE”
THE AMBASSADOR
Your Excellency
I want to draw your attention for the following:
Recently I have .learnt, that you are one of the sponsors
of ”Spot on Israeli Theatre”, a cultural event, which has
been organised by the Stichting Rainbow.
Your involvement shows the official governmental interest
in this project.
Since the State of Israel, the country, that you represents
in the Netherlands, is a 47 years occupying country of
the Palestinian territories and Syrian Golan Heights,
I am of the opinion, that no cultural ties must exist
between Israel and other countries, as long as Israel
doesn’t obey the rules of civilisation and International
Law to end the occupation and respect the
fundamental human rights.

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Boycott Israel/Stichting Rainbow facilitates and organises Spot on Israeli Theatre in the Netherlands/Letter to the Director of Stichting Rainbow

BOYCOTT ISRAEL/STICHTING RAINBOW FACILITATES AND
ORGANISES SPOT ON ISRAELI THEATRE IN THE NETHERLANDS/LETTER
TO THE DIRECTOR OF RAINBOW FOUNDATION
TO THE DIRECTOR OF STICHTING RAINBOW,
MRS E NETZ
SUBJECT
YOUR FACILITATION  AND ORGANISATION
OF THE WEEKEND EVENT ´´SPOT ON
ISRAELI THEATRE´´
As you have read above, according to my information
your Foundation is organizing the next weekend (12,13,14 september)
SPOT ON Israeli Theatre with workshops and performances of
Israeli theatre artists. (1)
Your goal in the future is a collaboration between Dutch and
Israeli theatre artists. (2)
I urgently plead with you to cancel this cultural event and not
to cooperate with Israeli artists in the future.
Reason
The continuing and structural warcrimes and human rights
violations of the Israeli occupying State.

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Holocaust survivors condemn Israel´s massacre in Gaza/End to Israeli occupation and colonization

DESTRUCTION IN GAZA
HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS CONDEMN ISRAEL´S
MASSACRE IN GAZA/END TO ISRAELI
OCCUPATION AND COLONIZATION
Dear Readers,
Recently I wrote a letter of solidarity and appreciation to the
In the Letter, the names of the people who signed, were mentioned.
I think they deserve to be mentioned in text, so hereby, under
my letter of appreciation, I name them.

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Over 300 Holocaust Survivors and Their Descendants condemn Israel´s Massacre of Palestinians in Gaza/Letter of Solidarity and Appreciation

OVER 3OO HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS AND THEIR DESCENDANTS
 IN GAZA/LETTER OF SOLIDARITY
AND APPRECIATION
STATEMENT OF APPRECIATION AND SOLIDARITY WITH
YOUR COURAGEOUS LETTER OF CONDEMNATION
OF THE ISRAELI GAZA OFFENSIVE ´´PROTECTIVE EDGE´´
Dear Survivors and Descendents of Survivors
I, Astrid Essed, salute you, who have survived one of the greatest
crimes of humanity ever committed.
Not only people were murdered in cold blood, because of their
descent, also people were dehumanized and humiliated.
A strong warning for Mankind, to which xenophobia and racism
can lead.

 

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Pro Palestinian activists close Staffordshire Drone Engine Factory with Rooftop Protest/Statement of solidarity

PRO PALESTINIAN ACTIVISTS CLOSE STAFFORDSHIRE
DRONE ENGINE FACTORY WITH ROOFTOP PROTEST/STATEMENT OF
SOLIDARITY
for now have caused 1916 Palestinian deaths, destroyed thousands
Also in the international arena it had consequences:
Five influential South American countries, Brazil, Ecuador, Chile,
El Salvador and Peru, have recalled their envoys.
UN Secretary Ban Ki Moon reacted violently on the [second] Israeli
attacking of a UN School, calling it a ”criminal act”.
Even die hard ally and arms supplier, the USA,  were ”appalled” by
the ”disgraceful” shelling of the UN School.
ABOUT  EU COUNTRIES AND THE RELATION WITH THE ISRAELI ARMY

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Gaza Solidarity Action/Statement of Solidarity with the Elbit Rooftop Occupiers/No Arming Israeli criminal Regime of Occupation

GAZA SOLIDARITY ACTION/STATEMENT OF SOLIDARITY WITH THE
 ISRAELI CRIMINAL  REGIME OF OCCUPATION
Dear Fighters of Justice,
Hereby I express my solidarity with your courageous
owned subsidiary of the Israeli military company, Elbit Systems,
is fully responsible for the Israeli warcrimes and crimes of
humanity in Gaza.
It´s a shame and disgrace that your government as well as mine
are still cooperating with the murderous IDF gang, your
EU as a whole turns a blind eye to Israel´s crimes.
Therefore all of them have  blood on their hands.
But we will not let them get away with this and go on with the struggle,
in solidarity, untill the Palestinian people is really free.
Israel, the occupying power, has to withdraw from the Palestinian
territories, dismantle the illegal settlements, break down
the illegal Wall and acknowledge the Palestinian right of return.
Dismantling of the zionist apartheid State!
One free Palestinian State for all its inhabitants,
Israeli, Palestinians and others.
INTIFADA, INTIFADA, FOR A FREE PALESTINE!
In solidarity
Astrid Essed
Amsterdam
The Netherlands

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