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[FAU] Solidarity with Afrin!

Published on Jan 29, 2018 Tag:
The Turkish army together with Islamist mercenaries have been attacking the Afrin Region in Northern Syria since 19 January. The Canton of the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria is being defended by Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) militias, which have sustained heavy casualties. The Turkish invasion, which is being carried out with German weaponry, is a direct attack on democratic self-government within the Federation of Northern Syria and against all who fight for security and emancipation from patriarchy and dictatorships. The attack is also an attempt to sabotage the SDF's successful operations against the Daesh.

The German state is not only partially responsible for this situation because of weapon deliveries to Turkey, but also because it acts as the extended arm of the Erdoğan regime by prosecuting organizations that advocate the political model of the democratic federation that is practiced in Northern Syria, by banning their symbols and by threatening activists with deportation. In this way, the German state is abetting the shift towards fascism in Turkey, where in the shadows of the invasion of Afrin, more and more dissidents are being silenced.

Through the organizations of the people into councils regardless of ethnicity, the increased importance of cooperatives and the central role of the emancipation of women, the revolution in Northern Syria brings hope to the entire region and beyond. We are in solidarity with all people there who are fighting for a self-determined life free of Islamism and state repression.

Continue the fight for freedom and autonomy!

Bijî Rojava!

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