Judith Butler

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a Syrian man rests in the northwestern Syrian city of Afrin on March 31, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Nazeer al-Khatib (Photo credit should read NAZEER AL-KHATIB/AFP/Getty Images)

When Raqqa fell in 2017, after a long siege by the US-backed, Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), it was generally thought that ISIS was defeated, save for some mopping up. But in January of this year, Turkey invaded Afrin—one of three cantons in Rojava, also called the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria. This meant that scores of SDF fighters had to leave the battle against ISIS in order to defend their homes, families, and neighbors in Afrin. After extensive air strikes, the city of Afrin fell on March 18—confronting the already troubled region with yet another humanitarian crisis, as thousands fled to escape the Turkish army and its Syrian National Army allies (which include jihadist rebel groups and some fighters who are either openly aligned with al-Qaeda or even recent members of ISIS).…  Seguir leyendo »

‘It remains imperative to keep a close eye on the proceedings.’ Protesters gather in front of an Istanbul courthouse, in support of the group of academics charged with terror offences. Photograph: Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images

Last week the trials began in Istanbul of those who signed the Academics for Peace petition in January 2016. A total of 148 trials are scheduled through to May 2018, with new trials expected to be announced in the near future. Each focuses on a single individual, but the indictment is the same for all of them. If they are found guilty, each signatory faces a prison sentence of up to seven-and-a-half years.

In the petition, entitled “We will not be a party to this crime”, more than 2,000 signatories sought a negotiated solution to the military conflict between the Turkish state and the Kurdistan Workers’ party (PKK).…  Seguir leyendo »

Je suis à Paris et je suis passée boulevard Beaumarchais, près du lieu de la tuerie de vendredi soir. J’avais dîné à dix minutes d’une autre cible. Tous ceux que je connais sont sains et saufs, mais beaucoup de gens que je ne connais pas sont morts, ou traumatisés, ou en deuil. C’est choquant et horrible. Aujourd’hui, il y avait du monde dans les rues l’après-midi, mais personne le soir. Et ce matin, c’était très calme.

D’après les débats qui ont eu lieu à la télévision publique immédiatement après les événements, il semble clair que «l’état d’urgence», bien que temporaire, annonce un Etat sécuritaire renforcé.…  Seguir leyendo »