Conclusion report of 1-8 October anti-capitalist resistance days against the IMF and WB summit

report-01 (Medium)We are informed that on 7th of October  while we were sieging  İstanbul from all sides,  the IMF and the World Bank meeting had to be finished in a haste.  So we, as the ungovernable of resistanbul,  gathered here to announce our own riotistanbul decisions against the  so-called Istanbul decisions  of the  governors.

We are announcing our own economic and social program which is both a proposal for a libertarian anti-capitalist way of life that we have already started to create in different sectors of society, as well as a proposal for a way out of global capitalism. Our program consists of a series of resistance and  counter-struggle tactics that can dig down the roots of the capitalist world system that has colonized all parts of our  life.

-Strikes in and occupations of  in all sorts of workplaces against the repression and exploitation of all managers and directors,

-Factory occupations aiming at the self-government of workers,

-Occupation of all sorts of workplaces  and creation of collective solidarity forms so as to create workplaces  without bosses.

-Organization and creation of syndicates and confederations supporting small and local agriculture  and permaculture  against the agricultural monopoly and the ecological destruction.

-Collectivization and occupation of land against the impoverishment of the farmers and forced exile of peasants from the villages and their lands.

-Occupation and resistance movements for the creation of autonomous spaces with autonomous municipalities.

-Occupations of buildings and public spaces against homelessness created by urban gentrification and creation of communal living structures in the liberated spaces.

-Development of alternative and local production systems against the capitalist exploitation of nature based on the imposion of consumption.

-Supporting of any sort of individual and collective migration for the abolishment of borders that create ethnical, national and cultural separations and hostility. Spreading the motto of ‘no border’ so as to emphasize the brother/sisterhood of the humankind and our common struggle against capitalism and the state system.

-Transformation of the education systems by working with student councils for the creation of free education spaces ; occupations of schools and universities against commercialization of education and education systems based on class discrimination.

-Support of all propaganda and art-sabotage against the commercialization of art and culture. Creation of our own free spaces for increasing the expressive art movements of anti-professionals.

– Manifestation of the rising voice of the women’s movement against violence towards women, gender discrimination and gender oppression.

-Creation and organization of a counter-culture that questions the male identity against the gender oppression and dominance of gender identity  of men in collaboration with the feminist movement that will question machismo through individual male identity.

-Spreading the anti-authoritarian cultural values against the family pressure over children and youngsters.

-Resistance against the discrimination, exclusion and violence against lesbian, transvestite, transsexual, bisexual individuals to be able to say we exist with our differences against transphobia and homophobia.

– Mobilization for a global antiwar movement against wars supported by states and capitalists and militarism disciplining every aspects of our lives; abolishment of  any sort of military service  obligatory or paid.

In an age when life is being colonized and controlled by the  powers, ways of resistance are being multiplied through the development of imagination , courage and solidarity. For this reason creation of a horizontal network of all different social struggles  and connection of all resistances will be the goal of social movements for the coming years.

Resistanbul Committee of the Ungovernables

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Global elites will meet in Istanbul between 28th September – 7th October to discuss  their new plans for exploiting all humanity and the world. For this reason we organized an extremely festive action programme.
We’re inviting everyone -who has a problem with capitalism and the global destruction it created – to the streets and calling everyone to make Istanbul hell for the IMF & the WB!

1st October – We’re in the streets against the Social Security Law!
Place: Taksim Gezi Park
Time: 11:00
2nd October – Global resistance day against the ecological destruction of capitalism !
Place: Galatasaray Square
Time: 15:00
3rd October – Global resistance day against Urban Transformation, Gentrification,  and Homelessness !
Place: Taksim Square
Time: 15:00
4th October – Global insurrection day against capitalism
Place: Tunnel Square
Time: 15:00
6th – We’re shutting the IMF & the WB meeting down!
Place: Tunnel Square
Time: 10:00
7th October –We’re shutting the IMF & the WB meeting down!
Autonomous Actions
Place: Everywhere
Time: Any time

Call of BlackBloc İstanbul



Anarşist ve anti-otoriter yoldaşlara çağrımızdır,

Küresel kapitalist elitler yeni sömürü planlarını istişare etmek için İstanbul’a geldiklerinde sokaklarda isyan ve direniş ateşiyle karşılanacaklar.

Soyup soğana çevirilen, evsizleştirilen, yaşadığı topraklara yabancılaşarak göç etmeye zorlanan ve göç ettikleri ülkelerde acımasız göçmen yasalarına maruz bırakılan, herhangi bir muhalefet kıpırtısında bile polis-asker devletiyle karşı karşıya bırakılarak muazzam baskılara uğrayan, hapsedilen, katledilen dünya halklarının küresel öfkesi İstanbul sokaklarına bir ayaklanma pratiği olarak yansıyacaktır. Küresel kapitalistler ve onların yerli hükümetleri bilmeliler ki Seattle’da, Cenova’da, Prag’da, Atina’da ve Strasbourg’da olduğu gibi daha fazla sömürü planına karşı daha fazla direnişle karşılaşacaklar…

“Dünyamızı bize dar edenlere İstanbul sokaklarını dar edelim”, “IMF ve Dünya Bankasını durduralım” diyorsanız Kara Blok’un isyan ve direniş girişimine omuz verin!

Bizi nerede bulacağınızı biliyorsunuz!

KARA BLOK çağrısı


English (İngilizce)

We are stopping IMF and the World Bank!

Our call to anarchist and anti-authoritarian comrades

Global capitalist elites will be welcomed by insurgent and resistance fires on the streets when they come to Istanbul to deliberate their neo-exploitation plans.

The global rage of the world populations who are bled white, who are kicked out of their homes, who are estranged from their lands and forced to emigrate, who are subjected to brutal immigrant laws, who are confronted with police-army state and enormous oppression in any slight oppositional movement, who are confined in prisons and murdered, shall reflect on the streets of Istanbul as a rebellion practice. Global capitalists and their local governments must know that as in Seattle, Genoa, Prague, Athens and Strasbourg, they shall be confronted with further resistance against further exploitation plans.

If you say, “Let’s make the streets of Istanbul unbearable for those who make life unbearable for us” and if you say “Let’s stop IMF and World Bank”, support the insurgency and resistance initiative of Black Block!

You know where to find us!

Greek (Yunanca)

Να σταματήσουμε το ΔΝΤ και την Παγκόσμια Τράπεζα.

Κάλεσμα προς τους αναρχικούς και αντιεξουσιαστες συντρόφους μας.

Όταν η παγκόσμια καπιταλιστική ελίτ έρθει στην Κωνσταντινούπολη για να συζητήσει τα νέα σχέδια εκμετάλλευσης, θα τους καλωσορίσουμε στους δρόμους με τις φλόγες της εξέγερσης και της αντίστασης.

Η παγκόσμια οργή των φτωχών, των άστεγων και αυτών που αναγκάζονται να μεταναστεύουν, των θυμάτων της κρατικής καταστολής και των δολοφονημένων αγωνιστών, θα αντανακλάστει στους δρόμους της Πόλης ως μια άλλη εμπειρία εξέγερσης. Οι παγκόσμιοι καπιταλιστές και οι κυβερνήσεις τους να βάλουν καλά στο μυαλό τους ότι όσο αναβαθμίζουν τα σχέδια εκμετάλλευσης, θα συναντούν περισσότερη αντίσταση . Όπως έγινε σε Σιάτλ, Γένοβα, Πράγα, Στρασβούργο και Αθηνά.

Να καταστρέψουμε στους δρόμους της Πόλης αυτούς που καταστρέφουν τον κόσμο μας!
Να σταματήσουμε το Διεθνές Νομισματικό Ταμείο και την Παγκόσμια Τράπεζα!

Υποστηρίξτε το κάλεσμα του Μαύρου Μπλοκ για εξέγερση και αντίσταση!

Ξέρετε που θα μας βρείτε.

BlackBlock Istanbul

Slovak (Slovakça)

Zastavíme MMF a Svetovú Banku!

Výzva pre našich kamarátov anarchistov a anti-autoritárov

Globálne kapitalistické elity privítame povstaleckým ohňom odporu v uliciach Istanbulu, keď sem prídu rokovať o ich neo-vykorisťovateľských plánoch.

Globálny hnev svetových populácií ľudí, ktorí sú vyciciavaní, ktorí sú vysťahovaní zo svojich domovov, ktorí sú odcudzený zo svojich pozemkov a nútení emigrovať, ktorí sú vystavení brutálnym prisťahovaleckým zákonom, ktorí sú konfrontovaní policajno-vojenským štátom  a obrovským útlakom aj pri tom najmenšom vyjadrení nesúhlasu, ktorí sú stiesnení vo väzniciach a vraždení, nech sa odzrkadlí v uliciach Istanbulu formou rebélie proti stávajúcemu systému. Globálny kapitalisti a ich lokálne vlády musia vedieť, že rovnako ako v Seattli, Janove, Prahe, Aténach a Štrasburgu, budú konfrontovaní s ešte silnejším odporom proti ich nasledujúcich plánoch vykorisťovať.

Ak hovoríte, “Urobme ulice Istanbulu neznesiteľné pre tých, ktorí robia život neznesiteľným pre nás” a ak hovoríte “Zastavme MMF a Svetovú Banku”, potom podporte povstaleckú iniciatívu Black Block!

Viete kde nás nájdete!

BlackBlock Istanbul

Deutsch (Almanca)

Aufruf an unsere anachistischen und antiauthoritären Genossen,

Die Eliten des globalen Kapitalismus kommen nach Istanbul, um Ihre neuen Ausbeutungspläne zu beratschlagen. Doch sie werden mit dem Feuer des Aufstands und Widerstands empfangen werden.

Die ausgebeuteten und verelendeten Massen; Menschen, die gezwungen werden auszuwandern und in der Migration völlig entrechtet zu vegetieren; den Ausländergesetzten ausgeliefert , stehen Sie bei jeder auch so geringen oppositionellen Regung dem Polizei und Militärstaat gegenüber. Die globale Wut der entrechteten, der ausgebeuteten, der eingesperrten und ermordeten Menschen/der Völker wird sich als Aktion des Aufstandes auf die Strassen von Istanbul tragen lassen. Die globalen Kapitalisten und Ihre regionalen Regierungen sollten wissen, dass sie sowie in Seattle, Genova, Prag, Athen oder Strasbourg auch in Istanbul den Widerstand gegen Ihre Ausbeutungspläne zu spüren bekommen werden.

„Lasst uns denen, die uns die Welt zu eng gemacht werden, die Strassen von Istanbul eng machen!“, „Stoppt den IWF und die Weltbank“. Wenn Ihr Euch diesen Forderungen anschließt, dann reiht Euch ein in den schwarzen Block! Unterstützt den Aufstand und Widerstand des schwarzen Block’s.

Ihr wisst wo Ihr uns findet.

BlackBlock Istanbul


إننا ندعوك إلى شعلة المقاومة ! (Arabic)

سيأتي متحدثو و بيروقراطيو الشركات الرأسمالية متعددة الجنسيات إلى استانبول تركيا في 6 – 7 أكتوبر تشرين الأول للاجتماع السنوي لمجلس محافظي مجموعة البنك الدولي و صندوق النقد الدولي حيث سيتخذون قرارات تؤدي إلى تدمير حياة مليارات البشر .

لا شك في أنه سيكون اجتماع آخر للحفاظ على مصالح الحكام الرأسماليين , حيث سيناقشون حزم السياسات الاقتصادية , إعادة البناء و السياسات الصارمة و شروط الانسجام الأساسية , التي ستضيف حلقة جديدة إلى سلسلة الاستغلال لمستقبل الفقراء و الكوكب الذي نعيش عليه .

أثبتت التجربة المباشرة في الأرجنتين , جامايكا , نيجيريا , كينيا , و كل مكان آخر منذ وقت طويل أن سياسات البنك الدولي و صندوق النقد الدولي لا تؤدي إلا إلى الفقر و الاستغلال . إن البنك الدولي و صندوق النقد الدولي المهندسان الأساسيان للرأسمالية العالمية , هما الأداتان الأساسيتان لطرد الفقراء من منازلهم من خلال سياسات أرسقرطة المدن ( جعلها أرستقراطية ) , تسليع و احتكار مصادر المياه ببيعها إلى شركات عالمية قليلة , مصادرة أملاك المزارعين المحليين لحساب الشركات الرأسمالية العالمية بواسطة السياسات الزراعية النيو ليبرالية , و إضافة حلقات جديدة إلى سلاسل ( أو قيود ) العمال بتطبيق قوانين عمل جديدة .

سيسر 13 ألف مجرم و ربما أكثر من قوات الحراسة لحمايتهم بيننا في تلك الأيام . ستكون تلك الأيام كالجحيم . حيث ستقوم الشرطة بالتفتيش , تفقد الهويات الشخصية , قطع الشوارع , تشكيل أسيجة , و ما إلى ذلك .

تقدم , لنريهم ما هو الجحيم ! ستكون نارنا كابوسهم !

إننا ندعو لأسبوع من المقاومة و الأفعال العالمية ضد صندوق النقد الدولي و البنك الدولي بين 1 – 8 أكتوبر تشرين الأول . في استانبول نحن نخطط لتنظيم ورش عمل , معارض , عروض أفلام , و مناقشات و فعاليات ضد صندوق النقد الدولي و البنك الدولي . سيجري تأمين السكن للقادمين من مدن أخرى و من الخارج . إن كنت ترغب في المشاركة في التحضيرات و في عملية التعبئة اتصل بنا

للحصول على المزيد من المعلومات و التحديثات فيما يتعلق بالتحضيرات زوروا موقعنا على الانترنيت ( English ) ( Turkish )

في لهيب أيام المقاومة , نأمل أن يتصاعد التضامن الأممي !

في سبيل استقلالية الشعوب ضد رأس المال العالمي !

ضف صوتك إلى الصرخة ضد رأس المال الوطني و العالمي !

Call for action in support of immigrants

Using fight against illegal migration as a pretext, Turkish government carries out policies based on repression and deprivation of liberty toward refugees and migrants.

Locked in the so called Yabancılar Misafirhanesi, migrants can be held for more than one year in inhumane conditions waiting for their expulsion of Turkey.

On the 20th of September, prisoners of Kumkapı Misafir Hanesi rebelled themselves against their detention conditions and the mistreatments they suffer from the police. We have to be in the front of Kumkapı Yabancı Misafir Hanesi to show the detainees solidarity and to give them support in their struggle against the deprivation of their basic rights.

We call for the closure of these shameful detention places. We call for the end of repression, detention and deportation of migrants.

We call for a demonstration against Turkish migration policies and detention of migrants on Saturday 26, at 12:00 o’clock in front of Kumkapı Misafir Hanesi.



Resistanbul reclaiming the streets

Ecology Forum


Against the IMF & World Bank

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Venue: Yüz Çiçek Açsın Kültür Merkezi, Mahmut Şevket Paşa Mah.

Mithat Paşa Cad. No:1/3 Şarkkahvesi, Okmeydanı

Tel: (0212) 250 49 93

Resistanbul was in the “congress valley” – 13.09.2009

Resistanbul got out off the “permitted” Taksim-Tunel demonstration district and went in the Harbiye valley where the IMF/WB submit will take place.

A Contribution to the Critique of the Political Biennial: Zaaaaaaaart!

At the night of September 11, we were also at the Antrepo for the opening of the 11th International Istanbul Biennial. We were there, however, not for adding our words to the absurd cacophony of “radical” statements, which were floating in the air like over repeated tongue twisters but to “zaaart” this spectacle. There is only one answer to your statements like “socialism or barbarism” echoing in the saloon filled with your sponsors, bodyguards, and ministers with fake smiles and old wine smells (catering was so poor indeed; if two peanuts are enough to be sponsor, then we are willing to do it next time!) and it is: “zaaart!”. The rest is empty words.

The opening was yet another example of the age of cynicism in which statements do not make much sense and the fact that we live in an in a conceptual emptiness that swallows and empties every word. What is enthusiastically clapping the speeches of the CEO of the Koc Holding and the Minister of Culture, right after shouting out “every bourgeois is a criminal”, if not a symptom of cynicism?

Fortunately, we don’t need this game to remember the dreams of liberty that you were whispering to our ears last night. Don’t worry, we also remember things. For instance, we remember the appreciative advice letter written by the deceased father of Koc Holding, which granted us this exceptional night, to the generals of the 12 September, right after the military coup d’etat. Maybe you would like to use it for your next spectacle?

Thirty years ago, they dampened us; they hurt us terribly in this country. Today we were mourning but tomorrow we will continue from where we left off. Soon, 13.000 robbers under the name of the IMF and the WB will be in Istanbul on 6-7 October. In those days, we will dampen them; the streets of Istanbul will be shut down for them. Let the carnival of our resistance be their nightmare!

Our shadow is enough!

September 12, 2009

Direnistanbul Commissariat of Culture
Direnistanbul Popular Propaganda Network
Beğenal Rascal Army Choir
Direnistanbul Committees of Proletkult

Resistanbul in Kadiköy – 05.09.2009

Resistanbul activist have made a march from Bahariye walking down to Kadikoy – shouting slogans, singing songs, giving out flyers, putting up posters – and read their press release in front of the port, inviting people to join the resistance against IMF/WB. After the action resistanbul gang continued playing&singing on the ferry and road up to the headquarters.