This video from Britain is called Jenny Jones, The Green Party, Emergency Protest No Attack on Syria, Stop the War Coalition London 28 08.
British Conservatives usually don’t like the “leftie peaceniks” of the British peace movement. Now, that their party leader, Prime Minister David Cameron, beats the drums of war on Syria, one might expect them to fall into line behind Cameron. Even though they may hate war in Syria, after all, the party leader is the Party Leader … and the special relationship with the Pentagon in Washington is the Special Relationship …
These days however, scores of Conservative members of Parliament refused to back Cameron on war on Syria. Thus, they helped to defeat Cameron and his plans.
The site of the British Stop the War Coalition says:
As even Tory commenter Peter Oborne has noted: ‘the Stop the War Coalition (a miscellaneous collection of mainly far-Left political organisations, by no means all of them reputable, which marches through London this Saturday in protest) has consistently shown far more mature judgment on these great issues of war and peace than Downing Street, the White House or the CIA.’
So, the anti-peacenik prejudices are not gone. However, if one compares those peaceniks to warmongers like David Cameron, Peter Oborne’s party leader …
It is now clear, as indeed it was in 2003, that most people have no wish to embroil Britain militarily in the Middle East: here.
Latin American social movements, governments, against war on Syria: here.
Syrian Opposition Vows to Join Ranks with Assad if US Attacks Syria: here.
- Anti-war in Syria demonstration, London, Saturday (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- Anti-war in Syria demonstrations today (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- British warmonger Cameron loses parliamentary Syria vote (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- UK PM office faces anti-Syria-war rally (rinf.com)
- Britain will NOT join military strike against Syria after shock Government defeat (mirror.co.uk)
- Douglas Carswell: David Cameron has yet to convince the nation to go to war with Syria (standard.co.uk)
- Stop the War Coalition welcomes Parliament’s rejection of war on Syria! (truthaholics.wordpress.com)
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The Kurdish resistance in the villages of Rojava
People’s Defense Units (YPG) and Women’s Defense Units (YPJ) guerrillas in Rojava are
engaged in fighting al-Qaeda-linked armed groups since 15 July 2013. A remarkable part of
the region has been cleared of the gang groups as a result of the resistance by Kurdish
guerrillas as well as by local people supporting them in the villages, towns, districts and
provinces of western Kurdistan.
Radical Islamist groups intensified their attacks against Rojava as of 19 July, the
anniversary of the Rojava revolution in 2012. Kurdish fighters have since been resisting
against the attacks by not only the gang groups organized and backed by Turkey but also
against those by the Ba’ath regime.
Attacks targeting the regions of Aleppo, Efrîn, Serêkaniyê, Girkê Legê, Çilaxa, Kobanê and
Girê Sipî (Tal Abyad) aim to invade the Kurdish region and to break the will of the Kurdish
people fighting for freedom.
The groups affiliated to Free Syrian Army and al-Qaeda linked jihadist fronts first attacked
the Serêkaniyê city on 15 November 2012. It was the first armed attack targeting Rojava
after the 19 July revolution of the Kurdish people in Syria’s Kurdish territory. Following one
week of severe clashes with the Kurdish people and their defense units YPG, the gang
groups had to withdraw from the region and called for truce which was put into practice after
a series of talks between both sides. The ceasefire was however broken by the gang groups
who re-started to attack the Kurdish neighborhoods in the region on 15 January 2013.
A considerable part of the gang groups was repulsed from the city following 15 days of
intense clashes and strong response by YPG fighters. Months later, the armed groups
launched another attack against the city on 15 July after they settled in the Mehet
neighborhood. The resistance of YPG fighters forced the groups to withdraw from the region
which was completely cleared of the jihadist militants of the groups.
The region suffered at the same time from the attacks of the Syrian regime after the
militants of FSA and gang groups, backed by the U.S., Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey,
entered Aleppo. As attacks continued, the Syrian military tried to take control of the Sheik
Maksoud region which is of strategical importance and is mainly populated by Kurds. The
region, because of its strategic position, is still being attacked by groups affiliated to the
FSA and is witnessing intense clashes between the armed groups and YPG fighters. Sheik
Maksoud and Esrefiye neighborhoods are currently under the control of YPG units.
The states in the region and the Syrian regime took action after discussions broke out over
an interim government in western Kurdistan. Syria and Turkish states therewith started to
launch attacks against Rojava through the gang groups ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq and
Sham) and al-Qaeda linked al-Nusra Front. The hostility against Kurds made the two
counter powers in the region come together in the same front with the primary aim to invade
the oil-rich Kurdish region.
Displaying a strong resistance against the gang groups, YPG fighters saved the regions of
Qîlo, Tal Elo and Tahunê. Hundreds of gang militants were killed, four tanks were destroyed
and hundreds of ammunition stores were seized by YPG since clashes broke out on 17 July
Clashes in Girkê Legê later expanded to Tirbespiyê and Dêrik. Following intense clashes in
the region, YPG repulsed the Islamist groups from the villages of Hemara, Mehmed Diyab,
Xirabdip and Xirbê Sûkiyê. YPG continues to fight to save the villages of Mazluma, Sofya
and Taya from the groups. YPG seized the control of a large area, including oil-rich areas
and the villages of Siwêdiye, Sipehiye, Xedan, Sikeriye and Xerap Jîr, after long-continued
clashes in Dêrik region.
Having suffered heavy losses in Serêkaniyê, Dêrik, Girkê Legê and Tirbespiyê, the gang
groups massacred dozens of civilians and held hundreds of others captive in Girê Sipî (Tal
Abyad). Supporting YPG fighters in the face of the attacks by the gang groups trying to clear
the region of Kurds, the Kurdish Front Jabhat al-Akrad launched an expansive operation
against the Islamist groups in Çelbê, Bir Kino, Sedê, Meha, Susikê, Sarinc, Yapsê and Til
Findir. In the scope of the operation which is still continuing, the Kurdish Front has saved
the regions of Çelbê, Bîr Kino, Sedê, Meha, Susikê and Sarinc which had earlier been taken
by gang militants. Dozens of gangs were killed since the beginning of the operation.
As clashes expanded to the southwest of Kobanê, the Syrian regime and Turkey-backed
gang groups tried to take the control of the city with the support of collaborative “Kurdish
groups”. The regions of Dogurman, Ilacax, Qenayê, Çepilwêran Qurdînê, Qînê, Çeqel
Wêran, El Boraz, Sehil and Zor Mexer were taken back from armed groups as a result of
the strong resistance by YPG fighters.
Having intensified in the region between Tel Xelef and Serêkaniyê, clashes expanded to
Dirbêsiyê, Til Temir and Ebu Rasen town located between Til Temir and Serêkaniyê.
Following two days of intense clashes, Ebu Rasen and the villages around were completely
cleared of the gang groups. YPG established the mainly Arabic Evdilmenaf Ednan Battalion
to provide the security of the mainly Arabic town.
In a statement about the recently intensified attacks against Rojava, YPG said on 16 August
that 800 members of the gang groups were killed in clashes in the last one month. YPG said
80 Kurdish fighters also lost their life in clashes which are still continuing in many regions.
Source: ANF – QAMISLO 29.08.2013
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