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RELATIONSHIP ANARCHY BASICS

What is relationship anarchy?

Relationship anarchy is a lifestyle, a way of doing personal relationships. Relationship anarchy is a philosophy, specifically a philosophy of love. A relationship anarchist believes that love is abundant and infinite, that all forms of love are equal, that relationships can and should develop organically with no adherence to rules or expectations from outside sources, that two people in any kind of emotionally salient relationship should have the freedom to do whatever they naturally desire both inside their relationship and outside of it with other people.

https://thethinkingasexual.wordpress.com/2013/05/07/relationship-anarchy-basics/

 
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Posted by on July 31, 2015 in Reportages, Revolution

 

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1980

The Gwangju Uprising began the same day Mount St. Helens exploded on May 18th, 1980. There are estimates that more than 600 South Korean citizens were bayoneted, beaten or shot dead by their military. It’s still an under-reported event in comparison with democractic eruptions like Tiananmen Square. But the bloody question the Gwangju massacre left scrawled in contemporary history is still raw. How can we hear the timbre of freedom above the din of senseless murder?

https://www.adbusters.org/magazine/120/heavy-reader-1980.html

 
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Posted by on July 31, 2015 in Asia

 

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One thing that really perplexes me is the way in which the West, especially the U.S. and U.K. governments, pretend to be shocked by the violence that’s being mimicked by the Islamic State. During the time of Al Qaeda, Bin Laden would be crouching in a cave on the Afghanistan/Pakistan border and speaking to a camera with maybe an AK-47 against the wall in the background. This was all very reassuring because the face of evil was far away.

https://www.adbusters.org/magazine/120/is.html

 
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Posted by on July 31, 2015 in Middle East

 

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Turkey’s new “war on terror” mainly targeting Kurds

What was at first announced as a new Turkish turn toward attacks on Daesh (ISIS, ISIL) on Friday has quickly become largely a campaign against Kurds instead. It is being alleged that the Turkish Air Force launched dozens of strikes against bases of the Kurdistan Workers Party over the border in Iraq on Saturday, and just 4 against Daesh positions in Syria.

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What is weird about the Turkish campaign against the Kurdish forces is that they have been the only really effective fighters against Daesh with the exception of Shiite militias in Iraq. If you were going to launch a campaign against Daesh, would you do it by damaging Daesh’s most effective foe on the ground?

https://zcomm.org/znetarticle/turkeys-new-war-on-terror-mainly-targeting-kurds/

 
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Posted by on July 31, 2015 in Middle East

 

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Turkey’s AKP: Sailing into uncharted waters

At present, no one in their right mind would say that the political environment in Turkey is in a good shape.

The uncompromising foreign policy practised by the Justice and Development Party (AKP) leadership has already done much to isolate the country, which currently does not have ambassadors in five countries in the Middle East.

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2015/07/turkey-akp-sailing-uncharted-waters-150727073619991.html

 
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Posted by on July 31, 2015 in Middle East

 

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The West likes to think that ‘civilisation’ will defeat Isis, but history suggests otherwise

Hitler set a bad example. He was evil. His regime was evil. His Reich was destroyed, the Nazis vanquished, the Fuhrer dying by his own hand in the ashes of the European nightmare. Bad guys lose. Good guys win. Morality, human rights, law, democracy – though with the latter, we should perhaps speak carefully – will always prevail over wickedness. That’s what the Second World War taught us.
We have grown up in a Western society that believes in such simple, dodgy, history lessons. The world’s major religions teach us about goodness, humility, family, love, faith. So why should we not – however liberal, agnostic, cynical – cling on to our fundamental belief that violence and torture and cruelty will never outlast the power and courage of the righteous?

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/the-west-likes-to-think-that-civilisation-will-defeat-isis-but-history-suggests-otherwise-10417105.html

 
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Posted by on July 31, 2015 in Middle East

 

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Turkey-Kurdish conflict: Every regional power has betrayed the Kurds so Turkish bombing is no surprise

The Kurds were born to be betrayed. Almost every would-be Middle East statelet was promised freedom after the First World War, and the Kurds even sent a delegation to Versailles to ask for a nation and safe borders.
But under the Treaty of Sèvres, in 1920, they got a little nation in what had been Turkey. Then along came the Turkish nationalist Mustafa Kemal Ataturk who took back the land that the Kurdish nation might have gained. So the victors of the Great War met in Lausanne in 1922-23 and abandoned the Kurds (as well as the Armenians), who were now split between the new Turkish state, French Syria and Iran and British Iraq. That has been their tragedy ever since – and almost every regional power participated in it. The most brutal were the Turks and the Iraqi Arabs, the most cynical the British and the Americans. No wonder the Turks have gone back to bombing the Kurds.

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/turkey-conflict-every-regional-power-has-betrayed-the-kurds-so-turkish-bombing-is-no-surprise-10420106.html

 
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Posted by on July 31, 2015 in Middle East

 

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Turkey conflict with Kurds: Was approving air strikes against the PKK America’s worst error in the Middle East since the Iraq War?

Kurdish guerrillas have killed two Turkish soldiers in an ambush in south-east Turkey as fighting resumes between Turkish security forces and Kurdish militants, ending a two-year-old ceasefire. The attack came after Turkish aircraft heavily bombed bases of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in the Qandil Mountains in northern Iraq.
In a sign that the PKK has resumed military operations against the government, a Turkish army vehicle on a road near Diyarbakir, the largest Kurdish city, was hit by bomb blasts followed by rifle fire, according to the army. A further four soldiers were wounded in the attack.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/turkey-conflict-with-kurds-was-approving-air-strikes-against-the-pkk-americas-worst-error-in-the-middle-east-since-the-iraq-war-10417381.html

 
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Posted by on July 31, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

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Turkey’s conflict with Kurdish guerrillas in Iraq can benefit Isis in Syria

So far the Turkish offensive against “terrorism” has been directed primarily against the PKK Kurdish guerrillas in the mountains of northern Iraq rather than Isis in Syria.
In the first two days of the Turkish campaign it sent only a few planes to bomb Syria while there were 185 air missions against about 400 PKK targets. Turkey says it does not distinguish between Isis and the PKK, which makes it easier to gain international acceptance for resuming the war between the Turkish government and its 15 million-strong Kurdish minority.

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/turkeys-conflict-with-kurdish-guerrillas-in-iraq-can-benefit-isis-in-syria-10422690.html

 
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Posted by on July 31, 2015 in Middle East

 

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The Greek debt crisis threatens 70 years of peace

Political crises in the Middle East and North Africa since 2011 have either produced extreme violence or caused countries to dissolve into civil war. The territorial settlement that followed the defeat of the Ottomans in 1918 is collapsing, but there is no clear sign of what will replace it, other than conflicts which nobody knows how to end.

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/commentators/greece-debt-crisis-threatens-70-years-of-peace-10415838.html

 
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Posted by on July 31, 2015 in European Union

 

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