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What can we learn from the recent protests?

What can we learn from the recent protests? By: Zaher Baher 12/11/2019 This year we have witnessed many protests in the UK and other countries from Yellow Vests in France, protests in Iran, Morocco, Sudan, Extinction Rebellion in more than 120 countries, Haiti, Hong Kong, Ecuador, Chile, Greece, and now in Catalonia, Bolivia, Iraq and Lebanon. All of these protests have been mass movements...

Rojava; between genocide and compromise

Rojava; between genocide and compromise By: Zaher Baher 16/10/2019 Rojava is going through a very difficult time; its future is not clear at the moment. However what is clear is that there will either be genocide or compromise. What is currently going on in Rojava has been caused by the very complicated background to its struggle going back to the defence of Kobane by the heroic fighters of the...

The latest message from Ocalan and my opinion*

The latest message from Ocalan and my opinion* By Zaher Baher Aug 2019 The latest of Ocalan’s messages,** ‘calls for a ceasefire’, are good news. It offers great hope and opportunity not just for the Kurdish community in Turkey, but also in fact for all communities there. I support Ocalan’s message, although it has come very late. I hope Erdogan, president of Turkey takes it seriously. No...

نابێت چی تر ئەو تئیورە بەسەرمانا تێپەڕێت

نابێت چی تر ئەو تئیورە بەسەرمانا تێپەڕێت 10/06/2019 بەرزیی ستاندەری ژیانی کرێکارانی وڵاتانی پیشەسازیی پێشکەوتوو زۆر کەم پەیوەندی بە دزینی سامان و دارایی وڵاتانی پیشەسازی گەشەنەکردووەوە ( ئەمەریکای خواروو، ئەفەریقا،...

Either it’s the people’s revolution or no revolution.

Either it’s the people’s revolution or no revolution. By: Zaher Baher May 2019 Before going further I must stress that the revolution for me is a social transformation to a non-hierarchical and classless society, socialism. And this article is very much connected to some of my previous articles, especially, “The people’s movement desperately needs working class solidarity” and “Is...

PKK can seize this opportunity before President Erdogan grab it

PKK can seize this opportunity before President Erdogan grab it By Zaher Baher 07/05/2019 The big news in the Kurdish media including the social media, has been about Abdullah Ocalan being visited by his lawyers at Emrali prison. The last time such a visit took place was on July the 27th, 2011. This is good news at least for many of Ocalan’s supporters who have been on hunger strike trying to...