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November 20

November 30th: An International Night of Music to Benefit Rojava

Across the world, on Saturday, November 30th, people are organizing benefit concerts for Rojava. Here is a statement from the organizers:

We are a collective of internationals that after bearing witness to the atrocities of the fascist Turkish state in Rojava/AANES (Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria) are saying, enough is enough! With limited help from nation states and the pulling out of many, if not most, NGOs, medical service workers and supplies in the region are becoming scarce.

The history of attacks by the Turkish state goes back decades. In 1977 Turkey committed ethnic cleansing on the island of Cyprus, they have not left since. In 2018 Turkey invaded and occupied the Canton of Afrin in Rojava. This caused forced displacement of the Kurdish population there (often at gunpoint); saw the language changed to Turkish on street signs and municipal buildings; having Kurdish removed as an official language of instruction is schools; and the handing over of security services to the ultra-violent, ruthless, jihadist gangs and mercenaries Turkey sent in as cannon fodder to absorb casualties in place of the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF). This is still in effect today.

Now, since October 9th, 2019, the Turkish state is committed to implementing the same policies of ethnic cleansing and demographic change that it successfully used in Afrin. They are managing to do this as the world’s “leaders” simply look on. The Turks justify this to the world under the guise of “anti-terrorism.” Often “terrorist” is just what the bigger army calls the smaller army.

There is no history of unprovoked, cross-border attacks on Turkey coming from Rojava. To say that Turkey needs a “peace corridor” along its border with Rojava is an absurdity as they are the aggressor in every case (whole MIT intelligence services financially and materially supported ISIS).

We see through their thinly veiled propaganda for so-called “peace” in the region. Their so-called peace is a trail of war crimes that includes shelling of civilians, body mutaliations, rape, the use of internationally-banned weapons, looting, destruction of churches, and attacks on medical workers, civilians, community leaders, and humanitarian volunteers.

The Rojava Revolution is a woman’s revolution. Turkey’s crimes specifically target these brave women. We can not stand idly by while these things are happening. We call on the people of the world to both stand in solidarity with the people of Rojava and help to bring aid in a material way.

Towards this end, we are holding an international music festival on November 30th, 2019 to raise funds to bring in medical supplies and medical service workers to help in the treatment of those impacted by Turkey’s war of  ethnic cleansing and use of jihadist militias. It’s evident that no state power wants to see this revolution flourish, nor any capitalist NGOs are willing to go in areas of even remote threat. We’ve come together in solidarity for this beautiful revolution to show that a network of mutual aid can do things no state or capitalist enterprise is willing to do or establish.

By working with a grassroots, ground-up, medical collective based in Rojava with history of providing care there, we can each contribute to the effort of saving lives and holding the line on this invasion.

Rojava has long been a beacon of hope to oppressed peoples the world over. It now faces an existential threat like it has never seen before. We must do everything we can to ensure the revolution continues and keeps inspiring us all! Together we are powerful. Let’s have a night that shows this!

If you cannot attend the shows, please donate what you can to the fundraiser here. For more information on solidarity efforts, go here.

List of Benefit Concerts

Chicago, IL

The Garden (house venue)

https://facebook.com/events/432204927446416/?ti=cl

Doors @ 8pm, music @ 9pm

Seattle, WA

New Freeway Hall

https://facebook.com/events/2826830100669564/?ti=cl

5018 Rainer Ave South

7pm

Spokane, WA

The Senator

https://facebook.com/events/2452707328385918/?ti=cl

618 N Monroe St

8pm

 

Missoula, MT

Free Cycles

https://facebook.com/events/s/musicians-day-of-solidarity-wi/501423630438668/?ti=cl

732 S 1st St West

Doors @ 6pm, music @ 7pm

 

Bozeman, MT

Labor Temple

https://facebook.com/events/411118833122992/?ti=cl

422 E Mendenhall St

830pm

 

Butte, MT

Covellite Theater

https://facebook.com/events/2507679972854768/?ti=cl

215 W Broadway St

6pm

Milwaukee, WI

Cactus Club

https://facebook.com/events/s/musicians-day-of-international/2440861489576568/?ti=cl

2496 S Wentworth Ave

9pm

 

Rapid City, SD

The Cave Collective

https://facebook.com/events/650488522024167/?ti=cl

524 7th St

7pm

Bloomington, IN

I FELL a community of artists

https://facebook.com/events/433386974019306/?ti=cl

415 W 4th St

8pm

 

Kansas City, MO

Farewell Transmission

https://facebook.com/events/439906283378491/?ti=cl

6515 Stadium Drive

8pm

 

Denver, CO

Puzzle Palace (house venue)

https://facebook.com/events/s/musicians-day-of-solidarity-wi/1584931214979833/?ti=cl

9pm

 

Tuscon, AZ

Owls Club

https://facebook.com/events/584352482309326/?ti=cl

236 S Scott Ave

8pm

Detroit, MI

Crow Manor

https://facebook.com/events/540839363402393/?ti=cl

3407 Trumbull St

4pm-1am

Portland, OR

Social Justice Center

https://facebook.com/events/2578809615546203/?ti=cl

400 SE 12th St

7pm

Pomona, CA

Characters Pomona

https://facebook.com/events/s/musicians-day-of-solidarity-wi/784828575298773/?ti=cl

276 E 1st St

5pm

Minneapolis, MN

Seward Community Cafe

https://facebook.com/events/2431418323574364/?ti=cl

2129 E Franklin St

7pm

Philadelphia, PN

House of Yarga (house venue)

https://www.facebook.com/hausofyarga

or

https://instagram.com/hausofyarga?igshid=2sdubugll466

7pm-10pm

 

Tulsa, OK

Barkingham Palace

https://facebook.com/events/594069087999597/?ti=cl

412 S Phoenix Ave

9pm

 

New Orleans, LA

Mudlark Public Theater

https://facebook.com/events/2400187653588448/?ti=cl

1200 Port St

8pm

Albany, NY

Paulys Hotel

https://www.facebook.com/events/713005709110740/?ti=as

337 Central Ave

7pm

 

Tijuana, Mexico

Lycanthro Pub

https://facebook.com/events/463624757581152/?ti=cl

La Plaza Del Zapato

22010 Tijuana, Baja California.

8pm

Lisbon, Portugal

Disgraca

https://facebook.com/events/415211585817257/?ti=cl

Rua da Penha de França n°217A/B 1170-183

3pm-11pm

 

Porto, Portugal

(Link, location, and time to come soon!)

 

Zurich, Switzerland

Kochareal Zürich, 21.00

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