Women Defend Rojava joins call for Week of Action for Kobane
Women Defend Rojava welcomed and joined the call issued by Riseup4Rojava to organise a week of action and solidarity, from 1 to 8 November to mark 1 November, World Kobane Day.
In a statement Women Defend Rojava welcomed and joined the call issued by Riseup4Rojava to organise a week of action and solidarity, from 1 to 8 November to mark 1 November, World Kobane Day. "Let’s express together our solidarity with the fighting people of Rojava and take to the streets on 1 November, the World Kobanê Day!"
Women Defend Rojava said in the statement that "from 2 to 5 November, let's highlight the struggles and goals that unite us and move us globally, and that strengthen the common alliance in our diversity. From 6 to 8 November, let's disturb, blockade, occupy in a decentralised way the places of international cooperation and support of the Turkish state."
Women Defend Rojava reminded that "Turkey is threatening further attacks on northern and eastern Syria, and Ko- bane is also being targeted. On June 23 this year, three activists of the women’s movement Kongra Star were murdered by Turkish drones in a village in Kobane. This attack on women’s rights activists is an attack on society, the women’s movement and the democratic system in Rojava.
With this attack Turkey wants to take revenge for the defeat of the IS in Kobane. We see also this aim of tak- ing revenge in the campaign against the HDP polititians that Turkey is doing nowadays in Bakur – Northern Kurdistan. On 25th september 2020, more than 20 members of HDP were arrested accused of terrorism and propaganda for calling to demonstrate in solidarity with Kobane, the 2014, while the city was seiged by the IS."