The bomb attack in the large rally for peace in Ankara, which took the lives of at least 128 people struggling for freedom, shows once again the murderous nature of the state and of the capital. It is the continuation of the bombing in Suruc and of the attack unleashed by the Turkish army in the Kurdish areas.
It doesn’t make any essential difference if ISIS, the Grey Wolves, or the Turkish secret services are the direct perpetrators of yesterday’s massacre, as they all serve the same purpose. The message is eerily clear: anyone who dares to oppose the plans of the mafia regime of Erdogan will be exterminated, no matter if this is a fifteen year-old in Istanbul who rebels against the destruction of a park, or a worker in Ankara protesting for peace, or a female guerrilla in the mountains of Kurdistan. The strategy of tension is present in its most dehumanized and brutal form and the dividing line is crystal clear. On the one side we have the state and the capital, which in order to expand their dominance treat people as if they are pawns the sacrifice of which is not important. On the other side we have the peoples of the region, the weak and the oppressed who are fighting for freedom.
For us, the democratic autonomy in Kurdistan and the struggles of the Turkish people constitute a beacon of hope amidst the barbarism of modern totalitarianism. It is our duty to honour our murdered brothers and sisters by escalating the internationalist struggle for a world of equality, justice and freedom. Today we may seem very small and weak, but the spark that is smouldering in the hearts of the oppressed in Kobani, in Diyarbakir, in Ankara, in Istanbul, in Thessaloniki and everywhere in the world is not going to go out. The stronger we make the bonds that connect us and the more we share the vision of a different society, this spark will flare up until it finally becomes the fire that will turn the old world of power into ashes and will pave the way for the creation of our new life, our world of libertarian communism.
THE WHOLE EARTH COLOURED WITH WORKERS’ BLOOD
VICTORY TO THE ARMS OF THE KURDISH GUERRILLAS
Libertarian Initiative of Thessaloniki