Abdullah Öcalan’s May the 1st message

Since the 1980s, Abdullah Öcalan has always used the international day of struggle of the working class as an opportunity to analyse the situation of the world socialist movement and to derive perspectives for the struggle for self-determination and socialism in Kurdistan and the Middle East. After his abduction and imprisonment on the 15th of February, 1999, his opportunities to make himself known to the outside world were limited to short messages that only managed to get past the prison walls via his lawyers. Nevertheless, he never missed an opportunity to address his movement and the public with messages of greetings on the occasion of the working women’s day of struggle on the 8th of March, the Kurdish New Year, Newroz, on the 21st of March or the 1st of May. This text is a message from Abdullah Öcalan on the occasion of the 1st of May demonstration in Amed (Diyarbakir) in 2014. It is Abdullah Öcalan’s last May the 1st message before he was subjected to a stricter detention regime and total isolation in April 2015.
der Außenwelt kundzutun, lediglich auf kurze Botschaften die über seine Anwälte die Gefängnismauern überwinden konnten beschränkt. So lies er dennoch keine Gelegenheit aus um sich mit Grußbotschaften anlässlich des Kampftages der werktätigen Frauen dem 8. März, dem kurdischen Neujahrsfest Newroz am 21. März oder aber eben dem 1. Mai an seine Bewegung und die fortschrittliche Öffentlichkeit zu wenden. Bei dem vorliegenden Text handelt es sich um eine Großbotschaft Abdullah Öcalans anlässlich der Demonstration zum 1. Mai in Amed (Diyarbakir) im Jahre 2014. Es ist die letzte Botschaft Abdullah Öcalans zum 1. Mai, bevor Abdullah Öcalan im April 2015 einem verschärften Haftregime und der immer noch weiter anhaltenden Totalisolation unterworfen wurde.

Resistance is Life: A Call to stand with the people of Rojava

We don’t feel the need to tell you again how much damage is done and how much this will harm the survival of the peoples of the region. Instead, we want to tell you about the people who refuse to give in to a barbaric enemy. People that refuse to be integrated into the capitalist system of accumulation, people that insist on a life in dignity.

Interview Hesen Kocer

Exclusive Interview with Hesen Koçer, Executive Council Co-Chair of the Democratic Autonomous Administration of North-East Syria:
We spoke with Hesen Koçer about the extend and effects of the attacks. With large parts of critical infrastructure destroyed Hesen Koçer evaluates the current situation, unveils the Turkish propaganda & addresses those that want to support the people of the region in this extremely difficult situation.

Christmas Attacks on Rojava: Call to Action

On December 23, 2023, the Turkish state launched a brutal bombing campaign against civilian infrastructure in Rojava (northern Syria). With the area still struggling to recover from the attacks it suffered in early October, this new series of raids is preventing any stabilization of the region

Justice for our murdered ComRADES in Paris!

Just one year ago, on December 23, 2022, three comrades were murdered near CDK-F (Kurdish cultural center), in the heart of Paris. This murder took place almost 10 years to the day after the assassination of three other comrades on January 9, 2013, in the same geographical area. While there is little doubt about the involvement of the Turkish state in these attacks, the real masterminds are still at large. Here’s a look back at the attacks.

One Year after the Paris Massacre: Our answer has to be Internationalism

On 23rd of December 2022, approaching the 10th anniversary of the assassination of Sakine Cansiz (co-founder of the PKK), Fidan Doğan (Kurdistan National Congress) and Layla Söylemez (Kurdistan Youth Movement), the brutal assassination of Emine Kara (Evîn Goyî), Abdurrahman Kızıl and Mîr Perwer occcured in front of the Ahmet-Kaya Kurdish cultural center in Paris. Perpetuating the narrative that the attack was of a racially motivated xenophobic origin, this ruse intends to hide the true nature of the suppression of the Kurdish people, attempting to silence the voices of over 40 million and their struggle for justice and peace.

Truth and justice!

Eleven years have passed since comrades Sakine Cansız (Sara), Fidan Doğan (Rojbîn) and Leyla Şaylemez (Ronahî) were murdered in cold blood by a Turkish secret service agent on January 9, 2013. Sara, founder of the PKK, tireless resistance fighter in prison and emblematic figure of the women’s movement; Rojbîn, responsible for the Kurdish movement’s diplomacy in France, organizer of international solidarity; Ronahî, activist of the youth movement, who became a symbol of young women’s insubordination to colonial rule. There is no doubt that this bloody act was ordered by Turkish dictator Reccep Tayip Erdoğan. The assassin, Ömer Güney, acted under the direct instructions of senior members of the Turkish government and its intelligence apparatus, as evidenced by an audio recording of a conversation between the assassin and MIT agents, as well as notes from these same services. Yet neither the French justice system nor any of the responsible European institutions have shed any light on this dark crime.

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