The power of Kurds and women
Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan's democratic, ecological and pro-women paradigm that offers solutions to social problems raises everyone's awareness, gives strength and will for victory.
Everyone can see that the power of the Kurdish people and women does not come from their money or their weapons. Because they do not have the weapons that could destroy the world dozens of times, like the nation-states gathered under the umbrella of the UN, and they do not have the money that exploits world resources like capital monopolies. Their strength comes from their emancipatory ideas, their democratic, ecological and pro-women paradigms that offer solutions to the social problems created by the capitalist modernity system.
It is known that Kurdish leader Öcalan has developed a new paradigm for the Kurdish people, women and all the oppressed to solve their problems and ensure their liberation. Everyone now recognizes that the greatest and permanent achievement created by the Kurdish people and the Kurdish freedom struggle is the fact that such a leadership has emerged. The struggle of the Kurds and women clearly demonstrates that the power of thought is more effective than the power of money and weapons.
Öcalan, the creator of such a great power of thought, has been kept under a torture and isolation system in the Imrali island prison for 25 years and no news has been received from him for the last 28 months. The maltreatment in Imrali has gone beyond the isolation and has turned into an incommunicado. Why is it so? It is obvious that they are scared of Öcalan's ideas that introduced an emancipatory and democratic solution!
Some claim that the struggle for freedom of the Kurdish people and women can be prevented by keeping the Imrali prison, the main source of power for Kurds and women, under the torture and isolation system. However, the genius in Imrali overcame this obstacle long ago. With his activities before Imrali and his defences during the trials, Öcalan had already demolished the walls of Imrali and showed the Kurdish people, women and all the oppressed the path to emancipation. Because the women's revolution under the banner of 'Jin Jiyan Azadi' in four parts of Kurdistan, the Middle East and all over the world and the Kurdistan freedom struggle that enlightened humanity is an expression of this.
Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan's democratic, ecological and pro-women paradigm that offers solutions to social problems raises everyone's awareness, gives strength and will for victory. This is the situation of the Kurdish people and women as a party, guerrillas and people. The idea of freedom, which is much stronger than money and weapons, makes the person a self-sacrificing individual that has the power of an invincible victory.
It seems that, as of June, the Kurds and women have been experiencing a new 'Self-Sacrificing Month'. June 30 marks the 'Self-Sacrificing Day' of the Kurds and women. The June 30 Zilan Self-Sacrificing Spirit is revived during the entire June, making it a month of sacrifice. As of this June, we are entering the twenty-eighth year of self-sacrifice. The Kurds and women have been fighting and winning in a self-sacrificing manner for twenty-seven years based on Öcalan’s Freedom Doctrine.
As it is known, it was a victorious self-sacrificing action of PKK guerrilla Zeynep Kınacı (Zilan) against a colonial military unit in Dersim province in 1996, which makes June 30 the day of self-sacrifice. With her self-sacrificing action, guerrilla Zilan responded to the attack on Kurdish leader Öcalan on May 6, 1996. Thus, she originated the line of the struggle to defend and embrace Öcalan. Zilan created a style of self-sacrificing resistance that would define the freedom struggle of the Kurdish people and women to victory. It is this consciousness and self-sacrifice that makes the Kurds and women strong.
For twenty-seven years, the Kurds and women have been trained and equipped with this Zilan self-sacrificing spirit and consciousness. They are selflessly resisting and winning in every field against the international conspiracy. The guerrillas in Zap, marchers in Europe, the propagandists in the press and artists, everyone embraces the Zilan spirit of sacrifice and believes that emancipation can only be achieved with courage and self-sacrifice. The Kurds and women are becoming more and more self-sacrificing and thus are getting stronger.
It is obvious that neither perpetuating the Imrali isolation nor the crackdown on the Kurds and women eliminate the empowerment mentioned above. Because the power of thought cannot be prevented, and the power of sacrifice cannot be defeated. In this respect, the attacks of Erdogan and his fascist alliance are in vain. These murderous attacks can never frighten or stop the Kurds and women who have acquired a consciousness of freedom.
On the contrary, as the attacks against them increase, the Kurdish people and women become more conscious and self-sacrificing. They embrace the self-sacrificing spirit more and more. On this basis, the Kurdish people and women are entering the twenty-eighth year of sacrifice much stronger. It is obvious that the struggle for the physical freedom of Öcalan will be carried out in a more self-sacrificing manner this year. Every Kurdish youth and woman will be more self-sacrificing in the line of Zilan and will bring the male-dominated fascist-genocidal mentality and politics to account more strongly.
Therefore, we commemorate the immortal Zilan with respect and gratitude on the twenty-seventh anniversary of her martyrdom, and state that the Kurdish people and women who became self-sacrificing in the line of Zilan remain invincible. We urge everyone who is pro-freedom and a patriot to understand the truth of Zilan correctly and to become an invincible self-sacrificing force.
Source: Yeni Özgür Politika