RiseUp4 the Revolution calls for Action Week for Kobanê

RiseUp4Rojava called on all activists around the world to organise a week of actions for Kobanê.

RiseUp4Rojava called on all activists around the world to organise a week of actions for Kobanê.

On 1st November 2014, millions of people around the world took to the streets to express their solidarity with the heroic resistance of Kobanê.

Millions of women and men, old and young, progressive people of different political colours, united in their diversity, stood resolutely at the side of the people of Rojava and testified their support in the fight against the barbarity of the murder gangs of the Islamic State.

The world held its breath and watched attentively as the fighters of the Women's and People’s Protection units, YPJ and YPG, stood in the way of the darkness, and defended humanity house by house, street by street, in Kobanê.

In its call, RiseUp4Rojava reminded that "with the resistance of Kobanê, which was to become the beginning of the end of the self-proclaimed caliphate, a global movement of solidarity, resistance and common struggle began to grow, which today organises itself across all borders and defends its hope.


The revolution of Rojava became the hope and inspiration for people and struggles worldwide, because then as now, there is more defended in Rojava than just the land, the cities and the villages. With the Autonomous Self-Administration, the societies of Northern Syria created a living example of a free and democratic future for the Middle East, beyond local despotism and foreign domination.

On the basis of the equal coexistence of all residing population groups, the liberation of women, an ecological and needs-oriented way of life and economy, and an unprecedented form of radical democracy, an alternative system to solve the crisis is flourishing in Northern Syria, amidst the chaos, destruction and suffering of war."

The statement also added that "Turkish fascism is a global threat – it must be confronted globally. The war of occupation that they have unleashed against the peoples of the region under the hypocritical name of the "fight against terrorism" would be unthinkable without the political, economic and military support that the Turkish Republic receives from its partners, from NATO to the Russian Federation. Without the support from outside, the billions of financial aid from the European Union, without the weapon systems from Germany, Italy, USA and many other countries, and without the political legitimisation that Turkish fascism receives from its allies, this regime would have fallen long ago."

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The statement ended with the call for a week of action. "We will no longer watch as they try to stifle our hope, and we call for a week of international resistance between 1st - 8th November. We know that the struggle against fascism and for another world can only be won by united struggle.

Let's express together our solidarity with the fighting people of Rojava and take to the streets on 1stNovember, the World Kobanê Day! 

From 2nd - 5th November, let us together highlight the struggles and goals that unite us and move us globally, and that strengthen the common alliance in our diversity. 

Let us together, from 6th to 8th November, disturb - blockade - occupy in a decentralised way the places of international cooperation and support of the Turkish state."