Thursday, February 22, 2018

Kurdish forces have departed Aleppo city, handing the neighbourhoods under their control to the Syrian regime, in order to defend Afrin.





ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Kurdish forces have departed Aleppo city, handing the neighbourhoods under their control to the Syrian regime, in order to defend Afrin.

“As YPG and YPJ forces in Aleppo, we have acted with the awareness of our responsibility since the first day of the attacks against Afrin,” commander of the Kurdish force in Aleppo, Firat Khalil, announced in a statement published by ANF media, which has ties to the force.

“Due to the silence of all world powers on the barbaric attacks, all the YPG and YPJ forces in Aleppo went to Afrin and participated in the defense. For this reason, the neighborhoods east of Aleppo have come under the control of regime forces,” he said.

The Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) and the all-female force (YPJ) had been in control of the mainly Kurdish Sheikh Maqsood area of Aleppo.

The statement from Khalil confirms reports earlier on Thursday that forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad had entered Sheikh Maqsood and raised their flag.

Pro-regime forces have also entered the Kurdish canton of Afrin to help the YPG and YPJ defend against a Turkish offensive.

A third convoy of Syrian forces arrived in Afrin on Thursday.

Civilians from eastern areas of the Kurdish self-autonomous region of Rojava in northern Syria have also travelled to Afrin to show their solidarity with the isolated canton.

A convoy traveling from the eastern canton of Jazira and the central one of Euphrates came under Turkish fire on Thursday, “injuring a number of them,” according to Abdulkarim Omar, co-chair of foreign affairs for Jazira canton.

It is believed they were bringing food and medicine to Afrin, Reuters photojournalist Rodi Said reported.

SOURCE:

http://www.rudaw.net/english/middleeast/syria/220220183

No impact yet from Syrian Deployment in Afrin - Russia Moves Its Advanced Su-57 Stealth Fighters Into Syria

Tyranny is Tyranny - People's History of the United States




GERALD HORNE HAS A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE ON THIS PERIOD

https://libcom.org/files/Introduction%20to%20The%20Counter-Revolution%20of%201776.pdf

http://democracyandclasstruggle.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/gerald-horne-on-counter-revolution-of.html







Republicans Launch Disgusting Attacks Against Survivors Of School Shootings




Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Persons Of Mean And Vile Condition - Peoples History of the United States



This video shaws the genisis of methods of social class control in the United States - highly instructive

Columbus,The Indians,and Human Progress - People's History of United States



For Chapter two visit here :

https://democracyandclasstruggle.blogspot.co.uk/2018/02/drawing-color-line-from-peoples-history.html


The Peoples History of United States by Howard Zinn may not be perfect but is a necessary good beginning or foundational for a new History of the United States.








Will the Opportunity for Further Inter Korean Dialogue be missed as Pentagon pushes ahead with South Korea - US Joint Drills ?



Democracy and Class Struggle says South Korean doublespeak on Arirang -  the drills simulate decapitation of North Korean leadership and invasion  of North Korea but the South Korean Newscaster does not regard them as provocations !

For South Korean Newsreader a definition of provocation;

something that incites, instigates, angers, or irritates.

The Military exercises do all these things and are a cause of inter Korean tensions and justification for North Korean military defence including nuclear defense.

Some honesty would go a long way to resolving inter Korean conflict not Arirang doublespeak







The first 500 0f 4000 Syrian Fighters enter Afrin




Democracy and Class Struggle says an additional 1,200 Turkish commando's were sent as reinforcements on Tuesday to support Turkish Offensive in Afrin.



So far, at least 500 fighters with Syrian government-aligned “popular committees” have entered Afrin to “fulfill their role in protecting Syrian territory,” a commander with the Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Afrin told Syria Direct.

Syria Direct previously reported that 4,000 militiamen entered Afrin, but the YPG commander clarified that 4,ooo is the total number of fighters expected to arrive in “successive groups” over the course of a 10-day period. Two groups have arrived so far, Syrian state news agency SANA reported.

Pro-government fighters present in Afrin were deployed “to all borders, clash points and the fronts with Turkey,” on Wednesday, the YPG commander told Syria Direct. The commander requested anonymity because he is not authorized to speak with the media.

SOURCE:

http://syriadirect.org/news/turkish-backed-forces-advance-in-afrin-despite-entry-of-pro-government-militias/


Afrin - Erdogans Grave

Syrian Government Forces Entered Afrin