Kongra star statement for international day of action for Rojava 2nd November

To the press and the general public.

The 2nd of November has been declared all over the world as the “International Resistance Day for Rojava”. This day is of great importance to us. In the course of the occupation attacks of Turkey and its gangs, the international and democratic forces worldwide have reacted with huge support. These attitudes are necessary and essential in our situation. In these days when Northern and Eastern Syria is under occupation by the Turkish government, November 2 is an important action for the regional forces and the international community and gives hope for the attainment of rights. The role and mission of this day must be understood in relation to the occupation, and the world must be made aware of the brutality and war crimes of the Turkish state and its gangs. As the peoples of Northern and Eastern Syria we also have an important role in our response on 2nd November. This is an historic day for all oppressed peoples and especially for those who are currently occupied by the Turkish State and its allies.

The invasion and occupation attacks of the Turkish state and its proxy forces against the peoples of Northern and Eastern Syria, which have continued since 9 October on the level of genocide and annihilation, bring with them a serious war against the Kurdish population. The execution of the secretary of the Syria Hevrîn Xelef, the ill-treatment of the body of the YPJ fighter Amara Rênas and the capture of the YPJ fighter Çiçek Kobanê as well as the use of chemical phosphorus weapons are brutal and barbaric means of war and at the same time show the annihilation plans of the Turkish state. The Turkish state and its gangs have been allowed to act with impunity. Against these war crimes, and against the occupation mentality, the significance of 2nd November is in expressing the resonance of revolutionary spirit and humanitarian aid. This day expresses how important it is to oppose these war crimes and colonial mentality.

Women from all over the world have opposed the occupation of Turkey and its proxy forces in many different actions in all parts of the world and have expressed their support for women throughout Northern and Eastern Syria. All women around the world have participated in many actions under the slogan “Women Defend Rojava” and have spoken out for the protection of Rojava in various ways. We thank women all over the world for their work, efforts and support. From the land of the women’s revolution we send greetings of resistance and freedom to revolutionary women and fighters. At the same time we hope that these important actions will continue in all parts of the world and that the values of the Women’s Revolution in Rojava will be defended and the women’s struggle for freedom will continue.

Rojava is the scene of a women’s revolution. The values and achievements of the women’s revolution in Rojava simultaneously express the values and achievements of the revolution of all women in the world. For this reason we call on all women in the world to spread their voices, colour and support throughout the world on the “International Resistance Day for Rojava”.

For these reasons we as Kongra Star think that this day is very important and we understand the participation on this day as a resistance.

In the midst of war and occupation, thousands of people will participate in this day. The driving force of the society is the youth, that is why the youth from all over the world and especially from Rojava are calling to rise up on this day.

With the voice and colour of the youth the international Resistance Day for Rojava becomes even more expressive. We appreciate the participation of the youth, because their commitment makes the action even bigger and brings it on a revolutionary level.

As Kongra Star we once again call on all democratic and international forces to support this day and to prevent the genocide and occupation of the Turkish government. We call on all democratic, liberal and humanist forces to unite and take action against genocide, robbery, occupation and inhumanity and to stop together the dirty plans of Turkey. We hope that on 2nd November the voices of all parts of the world will be united with the voice of Rojava to take their position to show solidarity with all oppressed peoples and peoples of Northern and Eastern Syria. We would also like to thank all humanist forces who have declared this day as the “International Resistance Day for Rojava” and made it come to be.

The peoples of northern and eastern Syria have shown unprecedented resistance to the occupation of Turkey and have sacrificed hundreds of martyrs. To defend their dignity and their country against occupation and IS, they were on their feet day and night. This resistance and the defence of society by the peoples of Rojava still continues. We appeal to all peoples in Northern and Eastern Syria to join in action this day with thousands of people on 2nd November and to make the “International Day of Resistance for Rojava” tremble with the power of freedom and resistance. We as Kongra-Star appeal again to all resisting peoples, democratic and international forces in all parts of the world to support the “International Day of Resistance for Rojava” and together to prevent the oppression of the rulers and occupiers. We invite all women, children, youth and all social classes to become active on this day. In order to defend the right to freedom, we must unite our forces.

30.10.2019

Coordination of Kongra star Rojava

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