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(en) France, Alternative Libertaire AL - international, Libertarian alternative mobilizes for the defense of Afrîn (fr, it, pt) [machine translation]
Sat, 3 Feb 2018 09:54:11 +0200
[Video]In the street Saturday, January 27, during the federal coordination of AL, during a
tour in the spring, weapons in hand in the township besieged ... ---- In the libertarian
movement, the defense of Afrin is in everyone's minds. Saturday, January 27, in several
cities in France, thousands of people marched in solidarity with the defenders and
defenders of the Kurdish canton, bombed and attacked for a week by the Turkish army and by
his Syrian Islamic auxiliaries of the Syrian Army free. Libertarian alternative was there!
---- At the demo of Paris, the message delivered by AL (see below) cut through its
revolutionary and anti-imperialist tone, with the speeches while retaining the " democrat
" of the PCF, the Greens or insubordinate France ... whose The speaker was none other
than the pro-Putin Djordje Kuzmanovic , a shame when we know that Putin gave the green
light to the assault on Afrin.
In parallel stood the federal coordination of Alternative libertarian. Our comrade Arthur
Aberlin was there, returning from Syrian Kurdistan. A round of debates will take place
with him in the spring of 2018. He was also carrying a message from Damien Keller , who is
also involved in the International Liberation Battalion, and currently on the Afrin front.
At the Paris event of January 27, 2018. Photo from Worldaroundme.fr
A message from Damien Keller, from Syrian Kurdistan
The distance and the lack of efficient means of communication did not prevent me from
knowing that you are meeting for this weekend for a federal coordination.
I hope that it will bring together a large number of delegates from our organization, that
the debates will be productive and the texts constructive.
The revolution in Rojava has confirmed one thing about us: without an anarchist
organization, it is impossible to hope for a moment to intervene effectively in a
revolutionary process, be it for the political intervention within of society or in
self-defense. Our enemies are organized, many, the current situation can only confirm the
need to build our organization.
This revolution is full of hope, even if disillusions are numerous, I will come back
during several post on my blog.
As you probably know, the situation is critical today: the Afrin enclave is being held in
check by the Turkish army and its Islamist allies claiming to be the Free Syrian Army.
This army is materially superior to us, but our defenses have been prepared for a long time.
When you read this, I'll be off to the front, we are several dozen international
volunteers to join our comrades YPG-YPJ which strongly impede, so far, the 8 th army in
The battle for the safeguarding of the Canton of Afrin in the Democratic Federation of
Northern Syria is as important as the Battle of Kobanê. We are at a key moment in the
future of the region.
If Afrin falls, it will encourage Turkey to attack the rest of Rojava.
If we win, it will be a great military victory as well as a political victory as Erdogan's
AK Party has formed an alliance with the MHP fascist party for the 2019 presidential
election. A victory may encourage a revolution. in Turkey.
The battle of Kobanê was our Jarama , that of Afrin will be our Guadalajara .
But this time, it's our side that will win.
Damien Keller, January 27, 2018
In defense of Afrin, Paris, January 27, 2018 from Alternative libertaire on Vimeo .
Libertarian Alternative's speech
at the Paris demonstration for Afrin
Since 2011, the Turkish state has put in place a criminal policy of interference in the
affairs of the peoples of Syria. He supported Daesh and other jihadist groups so that
these bandits could defend his interests in the region. This policy was a total failure
and only served to increase chaos and unjust violence throughout the Middle East.
At the same time, the Turkish state has repeatedly unleashed its bloodthirsty fury against
the Kurdish people. The Turkish state, which is the state of capitalists and fascists,
lives in fear, terrified by the power of the masses and the revolution they are leading in
Kurdistan. This is the reason why he tries by all possible means to stifle this great
popular movement and to drown in the blood his aspiration to freedom.
After the barbaric siege of Kobanê and the abominable massacres of Cizre, it is now Afrin
that the Turkish butcher decided to strike. Afrin was a conflict-free zone, a haven of
peace in which many refugees had been able to find asylum. Here too, as in all of Rojava,
the masses began to organize themselves, implementing a clearly progressive, democratic
and feminist project.
We at Libertarian Alternative strongly condemn the Turkish and Islamist attack on Rojava
and call for international solidarity with the Kurdish people !
Unsurprisingly, the imperialist states and their leaders, accompanied by their regional
lackeys, support the Turkish aggression or accompany it with guilty silence. They see the
Kurds as mere pawns in their power games and are all accomplices of the butchery that is
coming. Macron the hypocrite bends in front of Erdogan, while the Russians withdraw their
troops from Afrin and open the way to the Turkish army. Meanwhile, the Americans, those
cowards who were so happy to see the Kurds shed their blood to fight Daesh, are content to
ask the Turks to act quickly enough not to threaten US interests in the region.
May this serve as a lesson to us all. The real strength of a revolution is not American
planes, French special forces or Russian military instructors. No, the real strength of a
revolution lies in the masses, in the millions and millions of men and women who, in
Kurdistan, Syria and elsewhere, are rising to take their destiny in their own hands and
build a future of peace and freedom. They are the indestructible wall against which the
dogs of Turkey will crash. Erdogan's defeat will be that of Macron, Trump, Putin and all
the other imperialist leaders of the world.
Kobanê has conquered, Afrin will win !
Long live the international solidarity of peoples !
Down with imperialism and tyrants !
Photo album isssu of Worldaroundme.fr
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