smash turkish fascism.
International campaign to defend the Rojava revolution and its achievements.
Over 40 actions from more than 16 countries!
RiseUp4Rojava sends a strong message of international solidarity!
On 6 & 7 of September, the International Days of Action of the Riseup4Rojava campaign took place under the motto “Block. Occupy. Disrupt”. In Italy, Sweden, Germany, Switzerland, Great Britain and Catalonia, various actions were made against arms companies, financial institutions and other war profit-makers, who support the fascist Turkish state with its occupation plans in Kurdistan by supplying weapons or investments. In addition there were demonstrations, rallies and solidarity messages worldwide with Rojava and against the fascist politics of Turkey.
Simultaneously, the Women Defend Rojava campaign joined and strengthened the call for the International Days of Action as the women’s solidarity with the Rojava revolution was very present throughout the weekend, and constituted another front against Turkish fascism, in confronting the international patriarchal system, its mentality and how it connects to war.
We can also mention the Make Rojava Green Again campaign that was active throughout the weekend, making connections between the capitalist system and both climate destruction and war.
The numerous actions against the bloody deals and dirty deals with the Erdogan regime, against war, destruction and imperialism, were a strong, important sign. They have made it clear once again that there are people all over the world who do not resign themselves to what exists. That there are people who stand up and protest against it. This brings hope. But it is not enough. If we do not manage to develop our protest into a resistance, if we do not manage to block this murderous system in a really sustainable way, if we do not manage to ensure that what does not suit us no longer happens, then this machine of suffering and destruction will continue. It is not enough to say that we are no longer involved. We must ensure that everyone else does not join in. If we want to live up to the call that Şehid Ronahî made to us, we have to cut the supply not just for one day. We have to change the system that relies on these supplies. We must unite our struggles against imperialism, fascism, exploitation and oppression worldwide. The long-term perspective that we should never lose sight of must always be the building of an international front against imperialism and militarism. With regard to the defence of the revolution in Rojava we can unite our struggles, get to know and exchange each other, strengthen each other. The past Days of Action have shown us this.
The Days of Action were a first step in the right direction. Now it is time to build on this and develop the corresponding struggles further.