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(en) France, Alternative Libertaire AL - international, Libertarian alternative mobilizes for the defense of Afrîn (fr, it, pt) [machine translation]

Date 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
Dear comrades,

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 world.

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

http://www.alternativelibertaire.org/?Alternative-libertaire-se-mobilise-pour-la-defense-d-Afrin
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