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Generalstreik in Iranisch-Kurdistan

Posted by entdinglichung - 14. Mai 2010

Nachfolgend dokumentiert ein Kurzbericht der GenossInnen des Iranian Workers‘ Solidarity Network (IWSN) zum Proteststreik gegen die , weitere Berichte und Bilder bei Ali Schirasi und bei Révolution en Iran:

General shutdown in Iran’s Kurdish areas

According to agency reports there is a general shutdown in various towns in Iran’s Kurdish areas. The shutdown is in protest against the recent executions of Kurdish activists and the danger of further executions.

The shutdown of markets and shops is in effect in Mahabad, Oshnavieh and Sanandaj (1). There is heavy security forces’ presence in the streets which are empty of the local residents. In Kamyaran, the home town of Farzad Kamangar, the Kurdish teacher killed by the dictatorship on May 9, many school students, in what appears to be a spontaneous protest, have boycotted their classes.

On May 9 the Iranian regime murdered four Kurdish political prisoners: Farzad Kamangar, Shirin Alamhouli, Ali Heidarian, and Farhad Vakili (2). The recent executions bring the total of political executions in Iran since the disputed ‘election’ in June 2009 to eight. Currently there are said that 17 Kurds and three other prisoners on death row in Iran.

A long history of oppression

Sadly there is nothing new in the brutal repression and the denial of basic national rights of Iran’s national minorities. This regime not only follows the same policies as the Shah’s dictatorship but has taken them to a higher level of violence. But the national minorities have also taken their resistance to a higher level.

Nearly five years ago, on July 9, 2005, in Mahabad, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish republic of 1946-47, the Iranian regime’s security forces fired live rounds at a number of youth. Two were injured and Shwaneh Ghaderi, a politically active 30-year-old, was killed. At night his body was tied to the back of a pickup truck and dragged through the town before being released to his family.

News of this state murder enraged the crowds in Mahabad’s Independence Square and people protested against the treatment of Ghaderi and the brutal way he was killed by the dictatorship’s forces. They attacked government offices, breaking windows, and killed a member of the security forces. There were also protests in Sardasht and other Kurdish towns.

Iranian Workers‘ Solidarity Network, 13 May 2010

(1) Mahabad and Oshnavieh are Kurdish town in Iran’s West Azerbaijan province.(2) Mehdi Eslamian, who was not Kurdish, was also executed in Evin prison at the same time as the four Kurdish activists. He was accused of involvement in a bombing in Shiraz.

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The Commune Nr 14, Mai 2010

Posted by entdinglichung - 14. Mai 2010

Die neue Commune, als pdf-Datei hier

die Artikel im einzelnen:

– only our solidarity can stop their attacks – editorial of The Commune

– occupation at middlesex university – by Nathan Coombs

– gains from UBS cleaners’ dispute – by Chris Kane

racist anti-immigrant law passed in arizona – by Kasandra Dalton

please, stop deceiving our community – by Miguel Puerto

– who votes for the BNP? – by Oisín Mac Giollamoír

– anti-fascism and the BNP – by Glyn Harries

– may 6th: the view from scotland – by Allan Armstrong

– greek revolt haunts the rulers of europe – by Mark Ellingsen

– rank and file organising: it could happen here too – by Sheila Cohen

– stop the demonisation of the unemployed – by Duncan Smith

david harvey and the enigma of capital – by Sharon Borthwick

– constructing alliances to oppose public sector cuts and privatisation – by Gregor Gall

despite ‘empowerment’, people still have power – by Leo Singer

the earth is not flat: a review of against nationalism – by David Broder

and the struggle continues… women’s liberation 40 years on – by Sharon Borthwick

– communists must organise as communists – by Chris Ford

beyond resistance: the commune’s 19th june summer school

upcoming events

platform of the commune

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Singende Fussballspieler, Teil 7: Joël Bats – L’Escargot (1986)

Posted by entdinglichung - 14. Mai 2010

auch französische Nationaltorhüter produzieren Schlager … weitere Beiträge aus der Reihe hier

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