Monthly Archives: April 2017

Palästina: PFLP Prison Branch urges action and unity to support Palestinian prisoners engaged in the battle for dignity

Palestinian Prisoners’ Day is a day of challenge and confrontation, emphasizing the issue of prisoners

On the occasion of Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, we salute every prisoner, the heroes and heroines of the battles of will and steadfastness, to every flower and cub, to the sick prisoners, administrative detainees and imprisoned leaders, led by the imprisoned General Secretary, Comrade Ahmad Sa’adat, Marwan Barghouthi, Hassan Salameh, Wajdi Jawdat, Anas Jaradat, Bassam Kandaji and the long line of leaders who represent the national struggle and the prisoners’ cause.

On this occasion, we make a particular salute to the martyrs of the prisoners movement and to all of those engaged in confrontation and the struggle for victory. We are firmly committed to see each battle of confrontation with the Prison Service and its instruments of repression and intelligence agencies as a collective battle. Every action initiated by any faction is all of our battle.

We also congratulate the longest-serving woman prisoner, Lena Jarbouni, on this occasion of her freedom after 15 years in Israeli jails.

In this context, we affirm that we stand hand in hand and shoulder to shoulder in any struggle waged by the prisoners, and we consider the decision to engage in the battle of dignity and honor against the jailer, beginning on Monday, April 17, Palestinian Prisoners’ Day 2017, to be one which we support and which we are part of. This comes in two ways, both through the decisions and guidelines for the comrades to engage in the battle, and through approving a program of support for the strike in all prisons and among our comrades outside.

In this context of high appreciation and support for this battle and all the heroic prisoners who will engage in it, we affirm our continued struggle for the unity of the prisoners’ movement and the escalation of confrontation against the prison administration.

Thus, we call on all the Palestinian people and their supporters and friends around the world to stand side by side with the prisoners in their continuing battles inside the prisons, escalating the mass movement to support the battle of wills, challenge and confrontation, and to once again reaffirm the centrality of the cause of the prisoners.

We also call upon all human rights, humanitarian and media institutions to support our prisoners in order to develop a unified national program at all levels for more effective results.

We call upon the leaders of the Palestinian people to make unremitting efforts to uphold their responsibility for the prisoners and the martyrs and do everything possible to defend them and support their steadfastness until victory in the ongoing battles against the prison service, through all forms of action for their liberation.

On this occasion, we urge all to close ranks in the field of national unity and urge our Front, all of the national and Islamic forces and factions and the masses of our people to devote their efforts and time in service of the cause of the prisoners.

We hope that the culmination of all of these battles waged by the prisoners inside the prisons, with the popular support inside and outside Palestine, will be to unify the prisoners’ movement, in light of the traditions and norms established by the prisoners’ movement for over 50 years, of prisons as revolutionary schools which unite all forces behind revolutionary national ideals.

We urge all actions and intensified work in the Palestinian, Arab and international arenas, everyhere in the world in support of the prisoners’ cause.

Salutes of Palestinian Prisoners’ Day – Glory to the martyrs – Freedom for the prisoners of freedom

Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine
Prison Branch
April 16, 2017

http://pflp.ps/english/2017/04/16/pflp-prison-branch-urges-action-and-unity-to-support-palestinian-prisoners-engaged-in-the-battle-for-dignity/

Türkei/Kurdistan: Prisoners end the hunger strike on KCK’s call

Political prisoners have ended the massive hunger strike in Turkish jails on the call issued by KCK yesterday.

In a statement on behalf of PKK (Kurdistan Worker’s Party) and PAJK (Kurdistan Women’s Liberation Party, Partiya Azadiya Jin a Kurdistan) prisoners, Deniz Kaya announced that they have ended the massive hunger strike in Turkish jails, which continues in Şakran since February 15, on the call issued by KCK (Kurdistan Communities Union) Executive Council Co-Presidency yesterday.

Deniz Kaya said: “We salute all our people, democratic circles and everyone that acted with sensitivity and supported our resistance. We state hereby that we will continue our resistance with greater actions in the event that the AKP-MHP dirty alliance continues its isolation on our Leader, the political genocide operations against our people and rights violations in prisons.

We are ending our indefinite and non-alternate hunger strike in all prisons, which is on day 64 in Şakran, upon the call of KCK Co-Presidency. We salute all our jailed comrades who took part in this action of resistance, and we reiterate our debt of gratitude to our people.”

In yesterday’s statement, KCK Executive Council Co-Presidency said that:

“With this action, prisoners have strengthened the democracy struggle against AKP-MHP fascism, thus leaving no more need to continue this resistance. Trusting that the highlighted issues will be followed up and this struggle will be continued in other ways and methods, we ask them to end the indefinite-irreversible hunger strike. The demands of resisting prisoners became the demands of our Freedom Movement, people and the public opinion. Our responsibility for the end of the pressures in İmralı and all other prisons will be fulfilled in a more sensitive way from now on.

The practices in İmralı and prisons and pressures on our people and democratic politics came into prominence further and become public knowledge with this resistance. Our people, democratic public opinion and we ourselves will follow up the issues highlighted by resisting prisoners, and make the necessary effort to this end. In this scope, the action that has reached death’s threshold must be ended immediately.

Should there be no favorable developments on the highlighted issues, it will be up to the will of resisting prisoners to go into action in a more planned and organized manner in the future. On this basis, we once again salute their action and call on them to end it, with the confidence that they have reached their goal.”

https://anfenglish.com/news/prisoners-end-the-hunger-strike-on-kck-s-call-19607

Türkei/Kurdistan: KCK calls on prisoners to end the hunger strike

KCK called on prisoners on indefinite-irreversible hunger strike in Turkish jails to end their action, stating that they have achieved their goal by strengthening the democracy struggle against AKP-MHP fascism.

KCK (Kurdistan Communities Union) Executive Council Co-Presidency released a statement regarding the indefinite-irreversible hunger strike of political prisoners that has reached day 63.

KCK recalled that 300 prisoners are on indefinite-irreversible hunger strike and thousands of others are on alternate hunger strike demanding an end to the isolation of Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Öcalan, fascist attacks on the Kurdish people, political genocide operations against democratic politics and pressures in prisons.

Stressing that such an extensive action by prisoners is a result of the AKP-MHP fascist government’s escalation of practices in İmralı and all prisons based on Kurdish enmity KCK said: “Prisoners did not remain silent in the face of the pressures and persecution of our people as they have done in all periods. These prisoners who dedicated their lives to the freedom struggle have put up their revolutionary will by challenging death in the face of pressures. Our people, as always, have stood with their revolutionary children and supported this resistance.

The statement continued: “With the support of the people and democratic circles for the resistance of prisoners, the reasons for this action, i.e. the isolation in İmralı, pressures in prisons, political genocide operations against democratic politics and the fascist attacks on the people, have been brought to the agenda to the extent it was meant to, and they have thus achieved their goal.

With this action, prisoners have strengthened the democracy struggle against AKP-MHP fascism, thus leaving no more need to continue this resistance. Trusting that the highlighted issues will be followed up and this struggle will be continued in other ways and methods, we ask them to end the indefinite-irreversible hunger strike. The demands of resisting prisoners became the demands of our Freedom Movement, people and the public opinion. Our responsibility for the end of the pressures in İmralı and all other prisons will be fulfilled in a more sensitive way from now on.

The practices in İmralı and prisons and pressures on our people and democratic politics came into prominence further and become public knowledge with this resistance. Our people, democratic public opinion and we ourselves will follow up the issues highlighted by resisting prisoners, and make the necessary effort to this end. In this scope, the action that has reached death’s threshold must be ended immediately.

Should there be no favorable developments on the highlighted issues, it will be up to the will of resisting prisoners to go into action in a more planned and organized manner in the future. On this basis, we once again salute their action and call on them to end it, with the confidence that they have reached their goal.”

https://anfenglish.com/news/kck-calls-on-prisoners-to-end-the-hunger-strike-19573

Zürich: Repression am 8.März (dt. / tr.)

Hallo Frauen
Wart ihr auch am 8.März, dem internationalen Frauenkampftag, auf der Strasse? Und wurdest du nach dem Polizeikessel von den Bullen kontrolliert? Einige von uns haben bereits Post von der Stadtpolizei Zürich bekommen. Sie fordern darin auf, die Personalien zu ergänzen und Fragen zu beantworten, die dann wohl dem Nachrichtendienst dienlich sein sollen.

Wir schlagen vor, das Schreiben zu ignorieren und uns stattdessen gemeinsam mit Juristinnen zu treffen, um Fragen zu klären und zusammen das weitere Vorgehen zu diskutieren. Wir treffen uns am Samstag 22.04.2017 um 14 Uhr auf dem Kanzleiareal beim Frauenzelt.

Solidarität statt Repression
Weitersagen!

Wer nicht ans Treffen kommen kann, kann Mail an rotehilfe@aufbau.org schreiben und wir nehmen dann mit dir Kontakt auf!
Frauenkämpferische Grüsse


Merhaba Sevgili Kadınlar,
8 Mart kadınların mücadele gününde sizde eylemde yer aldınız mı? Eylem sonrasında polis tarafından arama işlemine maruz kaldınız mı? Zürih şehir polisinden bazı yoldaşlarımıza mektup gönderildi. Polise eylemle ilgili bilgi verilmesi isteniyor. Bizim önerimiz bu mektuba aldırış etmemeniz yönündedir.
Durum karşısında birlikte hareket etmek adına avukatlarımızla görüşmeler yapacağız. 22 Nisan Cumartesi saat 14:00 de Kanzleiareal’da kadın çadırında buluşalım.

Baskılara karşı dayanışmaya!!!Lütfen bu mesajı yayalım.

Toplantılara katılamayacak olanlar rotehilfe@aufbau.org mail adresinden bizlerle yazışabilirler.

Freiheit für die drei gefangenen Genossen in Türkei! Solidarität mit Dev-Genç!

Vor wenigen Tagen wurden drei Jugendliche, die aus der BRD in die Türkei reisten in der Türkei festgenommen und sitzen seit dem dort in Gefangenschaft. Die drei Jugendlichen haben gemeinsam, dass sie türkische Revolutionärinnen und Revolutionäre sind. Dies ist der einzige Grund warum sie ins Fadenkreuz der türkischen Repressionsbehörden gekommen sind. Die drei kämpfen stets gegen das reaktionäre Regime in der Türkei, mit den Revolutionären in der BRD zu vielen Gelegenheiten an einer Seite und für die Freiheit der politischen Gefangenen. Nun müssen wir, die Revolutionäre in der BRD und alle fortschrittlichen Kräfte uns für ihre Freilassung einsetzen, denn nun sind sie politische Gefangene!

Immer wieder in den letzten Jahren gehen der türkische Staat und sein reaktionäres Regime gegen türkische Revolutionäre vor. Ein williger Komplize ist dabei auch stets der deutsche Imperialismus, wie er mit der Koordinierten Festnahme von 10 Aktivisten der Konföderation der türkischen Arbeiter in Europa (ATIK), denen er zurzeit in München den Prozess macht, gezeigt hat oder mit dem Verbot der revolutionären türkischen Zeitung Yürüyüş oder zuletzt mit der Festnahme und Einsperrung des türkischen Revolutionärs Musa Aşoğlu. Denn auch wenn zwischen dem deutschen Imperialismus und der türkischen bürokratkapitalistischen Regierung scheinbare oder tatsächliche Widersprüche bestehen so gilt doch eins: In der Bekämpfung der revolutionären Bewegung sind sich die Reaktionäre aller Art einig. Darum ist der Kampf für die Freiheit der gefangenen Genossen und aller politischen Gefangenen in der Türkei auch ein Kampf gegen den deutschen Imperialismus, der in seinem eigenen Hinterland geführt werden muss.

Wir fordern die sofortige Freilassung der drei gefangenen Genossen in der Türkei und die Möglichkeit der Ausreise in ein Land ihrer Wahl. Genau so fordern wir die Freilassung aller Genossen, die im Rahmen der Polizeiaktion gefangen genommen wurden. Die Reaktion kämpft vereint gegen die revolutionäre Bewegung, kämpfen wir vereint für die Freiheit der politischen Gefangenen!

Freiheit für alle politischen Gefangenen!

Solidarität heißt Widerstand!

Die Rebellion ist gerechtfertigt!
Isyan etmek meşrudur!

http://www.demvolkedienen.org/index.php/de/allgemein/1335-freiheit-fuer-die-drei-gefangenen-genossen-in-tuerkei-solidaritaet-mit-dev-genc