Kurdish youth call for action on 19 and 20 January
Kurdish youth organisations called on young people in all four parts of Kurdistan and elsewhere to take part in the actions to be promoted on 19 and 20 January with the slogan ‘We are rebelling against isolation!’”
Kurdish youth movements Tevgera Ciwanên Şoreşger (Revolutionary Youth Movement) and Jinên Ciwanên Azad (Free Young Women) called on young people to mobilise on 19 and 20 January.
In a written statement, Tevgera Ciwanên Şoreşger and Jinên Ciwanên Azad stated that they would continue to take the streets to support the hunger strike resistance, led by Leyla Güven against isolation.
DTK co-chair and HDP Hakkari deputy, Leyla Güven, has been on hunger strike for 71 days in Amed prison demanding the end of the isolation imposed on Abdullah Öcalan.
The statement says: “The chaos of capitalism has banished the whole world and the states' masks have fallen on the political scene. The seeds that the revolutionary struggle created under the leadership of the Kurdish Freedom Movement in the Middle East planted in ancient Mesopotamia had penetrated the land in the Arab countries.”
The statement adds: “The imperialist nation-states are taking their last breath. The genocidal and fascist MHP-AKP alliance, which has embodied this system in its own right and is now at the end, is attacking everywhere, planning to destroy all values and the very existence of the Kurdish people.”
The statement also underlines that “The isolation is imposed on the Leader and is aimed at all peoples of Kurdistan. The aim is to severe all links between us and our Leader. Accepting isolation is a crime against humanity. For us, the youth, the only option is to rebel!”
The statement recalls how the hunger strike was undertaken by HDP Hakkari deputy Leyla Güven and adds that “all young women and young people who call themselves Kurds or revolutionaries should understand this very well: this tremendous resistance can have very serious consequences. To let such an incident happen in front of us is to betray all our human values. Again, in all colonial dungeons, as well as in Hewlêr, Wales, Canada, and Strasbourg, the indefinite hunger strikes continue.”
It is on this basis that the youth organisation calls on young people in all four parts of Kurdistan and elsewhere to take part in the actions to be promoted on 19 and 20 January with the slogan ‘We are rebelling against isolation!’”