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RESISTANCE IN FORM OF DEMOCRATIC SELF-GOVERNMENT IN NORTH KURDİSTAN

MLCP - Marxist-Leninist Communist Party (Turkey/Kurdistan) 11.11.2015

 

Democratic self-government declarations and resistances have existed
since 24 July 2015 in North Kurdistan (Turkish Kurdistan). After
Cizre, Silopi, Nusaybin, Yüksekova, Hakkari, Van, Diyarbakır, Silvan,
Varto and other smaller and larger towns, villages and neighbourhoods,
the declaration of self-government and its development have continued
resolvedly or bravely despite the heavy attacks by the fascist regime,
despite bans, siege, threat, massacres and arrestment. Every day there
are dozens of victims, hundreds of wounded or arrested. The Kurdish
people that politically became an army and conscious of being a nation
fights until the end. It takes its fate in its own hands. It founds
self-governments locally and continues to defend this idea.

The self-government in Kobane as well as the soul felt in the
resistance spreads around in villages, smaller and larger towns, it
spreads towards the Middle East and influences the labourer people in
the region. The Kurds lead a revolutionary resistance for a life in
honour and peace. The Kurdish people in Cizre faced completely
isolation and siege for 9 days. 21 civilians, among them young people,
women and older people died due to the attacks by tanks, special
forces and ISIS sharpshooters but their will wasn’t broken and they
resisted until the end. The Kurds in Cizre couldn’t go on the streets,
couldn’t bury the dead, couldn’t buy bread and go to hospital, but
they resisted and continue to resist.

Today Kurds endeavour freedom and now they collect experiences for
that. As the first steps of realising that, they found democratic
self-governments and try to develop them. The self-governments are
realised through peoples’ parliaments, elected local administration
and people communes are being practiced. These self-government
resistances appeared at the same time on the agenda as Kurdish
people’s historical tradition, the uprisings called “ serhildan s”, as
the traditions of fight, as the self-experiences and as a necessity of
its existence since the colonial fascist regime didn’t want to
continue with the “solution period” and couldn’t even answer the main
demands. The colonial fascist regime didn’t accept the success of the
HDP in the 7th June elections which was the result of the
revolutionary movement working together with the Kurdish freedom
movement. Therefore, it started again a dirty war with the fear it had
by the Kurdish resistance in Rojava. The whole world can see its
policies against the Kurdish people and its regional and local
achievements.

The self-government resistance is the Kurdistan people’s own honoured
and free stance against the colonial Turkish fascist regime’s and the
AKP government’s lonely, selfish and dominating leadership and
politics. So they founded their own leaderships, peoples’ parliaments
and communes regionally and locally by saying “All state institutions
in the cities have lost their legitimisation for us. As the people we
will develop our lives on a democratic basis using self-government.
They planned steps that would place back the colonial system. They
announced that local leaderships such as the state’s governor and
district governor are elected by the people, education will be
possible in the mother tongue and free, water, public transport and
the payment of rents, legal and other social work will be guided by
them. The aim was to have a leadership with different cultures,
ethnities and religious groups that form a leadership aiming at peace,
freedom and brotherhood against the central and sole fascist regime.

The self-government announcements are the pre-steps to the settling of
cantons or a democratic authority system. The Kurdish people and the
national movement in the Middle East think that under the enemy siege
freedom could only be achieved through self-resistance and fight.

With the self-government announcement the Kurdish people were forced
to found and organise legitimated self-government to defend itself
against the counter-revolutionary’s violence and colonial annexation
as well as to safe its founded system. In the Kurdish people’s living
areas there have been confinements of barracks, attacks with tanks,
the army and police tanks as well as other heavy weapons remembering
Palestinian cities, destructions, massacres. The Kurdish youth and
people were forced to seDemocratic self-government declarations and resistances have existed
since 24 July 2015 in North Kurdistan (Turkish Kurdistan). After
Cizre, Silopi, Nusaybin, Yüksekova, Hakkari, Van, Diyarbakır, Silvan,
Varto and other smaller and larger towns, villages and neighbourhoods,
the declaration of self-government and its development have continued
resolvedly or bravely despite the heavy attacks by the fascist regime,
despite bans, siege, threat, massacres and arrestment. Every day there
are dozens of victims, hundreds of wounded or arrested. The Kurdish
people that politically became an army and conscious of being a nation
fights until the end. It takes its fate in its own hands. It founds
self-governments locally and continues to defend this idea.

The self-government in Kobane as well as the soul felt in the
resistance spreads around in villages, smaller and larger towns, it
spreads towards the Middle East and influences the labourer people in
the region. The Kurds lead a revolutionary resistance for a life in
honour and peace. The Kurdish people in Cizre faced completely
isolation and siege for 9 days. 21 civilians, among them young people,
women and older people died due to the attacks by tanks, special
forces and ISIS sharpshooters but their will wasn’t broken and they
resisted until the end. The Kurds in Cizre couldn’t go on the streets,
couldn’t bury the dead, couldn’t buy bread and go to hospital, but
they resisted and continue to resist.

Today Kurds endeavour freedom and now they collect experiences for
that. As the first steps of realising that, they found democratic
self-governments and try to develop them. The self-governments are
realised through peoples’ parliaments, elected local administration
and people communes are being practiced. These self-government
resistances appeared at the same time on the agenda as Kurdish
people’s historical tradition, the uprisings called “ serhildan s”, as
the traditions of fight, as the self-experiences and as a necessity of
its existence since the colonial fascist regime didn’t want to
continue with the “solution period” and couldn’t even answer the main
demands. The colonial fascist regime didn’t accept the success of the
HDP in the 7th June elections which was the result of the
revolutionary movement working together with the Kurdish freedom
movement. Therefore, it started again a dirty war with the fear it had
by the Kurdish resistance in Rojava. The whole world can see its
policies against the Kurdish people and its regional and local
achievements.

The self-government resistance is the Kurdistan people’s own honoured
and free stance against the colonial Turkish fascist regime’s and the
AKP government’s lonely, selfish and dominating leadership and
politics. So they founded their own leaderships, peoples’ parliaments
and communes regionally and locally by saying “All state institutions
in the cities have lost their legitimisation for us. As the people we
will develop our lives on a democratic basis using self-government.
They planned steps that would place back the colonial system. They
announced that local leaderships such as the state’s governor and
district governor are elected by the people, education will be
possible in the mother tongue and free, water, public transport and
the payment of rents, legal and other social work will be guided by
them. The aim was to have a leadership with different cultures,
ethnities and religious groups that form a leadership aiming at peace,
freedom and brotherhood against the central and sole fascist regime.

The self-government announcements are the pre-steps to the settling of
cantons or a democratic authority system. The Kurdish people and the
national movement in the Middle East think that under the enemy siege
freedom could only be achieved through self-resistance and fight.

With the self-government announcement the Kurdish people were forced
to found and organise legitimated self-government to defend itself
against the counter-revolutionary’s violence and colonial annexation
as well as to safe its founded system. In the Kurdish people’s living
areas there have been confinements of barracks, attacks with tanks,
the army and police tanks as well as other heavy weapons remembering
Palestinian cities, destructions, massacres. The Kurdish youth and
people were forced to self-resist against this fascist terror with
barricades, trenches and military precautions

The MLCP believes in that freedom, peace, equality and brotherhood for
the people in Turkey and the region, the nations and different
religious groups will only be achieved with the revolution and the
will of the people mirroring in the government. Democratic authority
and self-governments can only be experienced when there are democratic
or socialist power conditions. The formulation for the people’s
democratic or socialist Middle Eastern federation is the acceptance of
this demand.

In today’s political economy the Kurdish nation has decided on its own
will to be the democratic self-government and democratic authority. It
is a progressive and reform-based demand when the people take its fate
in its own hands and declare self-government against the colonial
annexation. We support the Kurdish people’s foundation work on
democratic authority and self-defence.

In this struggle we have fought together with the Kurdish people and
the Kurdish freedom movement and we will continue to do so.

The CC of the MLCP decalred in its statement dated 19th August 2015:

“We greet the Kurdish people’s brave step to self-government and its
determined will to defend that. With its forces in Bakure (North
Kurdistan) our party takes place in this vanguard step and whilst
working on it to spread it, our party will fulfil all responsibilities
that are required for freedom, for the development of a just, honoured
and democratic peace struggle and to strengthen the united democratic
front.”

It is our call to the revolutionary and communist parties, groups,
circles and individuals all over the world: We expect you, such as in
Kobane, to be in solidarity with the self-government struggle of the
Kurdish people in North Kurdistan, and to organise actions in your
countries that support the resistance and makes the colonial regime
step backwards.

Let us support the self-government and self-defence resistances of the
Kurds for the revolutionary uprising and the will of the people in the
Middle East and for the regional and world revolutions, such as in the
Rojava revolution and the resistance in Kobane!


Long live the resistances in Cizre, Silvan and Nusaybin!

Long live international solidarity and struggle!lf-resist against this fascist terror with
barricades, trenches and military precautions

The MLCP believes in that freedom, peace, equality and brotherhood for
the people in Turkey and the region, the nations and different
religious groups will only be achieved with the revolution and the
will of the people mirroring in the government. Democratic authority
and self-governments can only be experienced when there are democratic
or socialist power conditions. The formulation for the people’s
democratic or socialist Middle Eastern federation is the acceptance of
this demand.

In today’s political economy the Kurdish nation has decided on its own
will to be the democratic self-government and democratic authority. It
is a progressive and reform-based demand when the people take its fate
in its own hands and declare self-government against the colonial
annexation. We support the Kurdish people’s foundation work on
democratic authority and self-defence.

In this struggle we have fought together with the Kurdish people and
the Kurdish freedom movement and we will continue to do so.

The CC of the MLCP decalred in its statement dated 19th August 2015:

“We greet the Kurdish people’s brave step to self-government and its
determined will to defend that. With its forces in Bakure (North
Kurdistan) our party takes place in this vanguard step and whilst
working on it to spread it, our party will fulfil all responsibilities
that are required for freedom, for the development of a just, honoured
and democratic peace struggle and to strengthen the united democratic
front.”

It is our call to the revolutionary and communist parties, groups,
circles and individuals all over the world: We expect you, such as in
Kobane, to be in solidarity with the self-government struggle of the
Kurdish people in North Kurdistan, and to organise actions in your
countries that support the resistance and makes the colonial regime
step backwards.

Let us support the self-government and self-defence resistances of the
Kurds for the revolutionary uprising and the will of the people in the
Middle East and for the regional and world revolutions, such as in the
Rojava revolution and the resistance in Kobane!


Long live the resistances in Cizre, Silvan and Nusaybin!

Long live international solidarity and struggle!

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