Freedom in the Mountains: Visiting the PKK in the Qandil Region
Over the past few months, Turkish media has reported repeatedly that hundreds of fighters have been killed during bombardments in the Qandil mountains, the stronghold of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, PKK. The Qandil region straddles the borders between Turkey, Iraq, and Iran. We cannot deny feeling uneasy, as the driver of our vehicle navigates the tight switchbacks on the way to the guerrilla.
But images of hideous bombardments are not strong enough to tear our attention away from the awe-inspiring landscape. The Qandil mountains are by far the most beautiful region I have ever seen. Two guerrilla fighters stop us briefly, greet us, and send us on our way. Between crystal-clear mountain streams, green forests, and magnificent peaks, we see images of Abdullah Öcalan and Sakine Cansiz. Continue reading “We want peace. But we will not surrender.”→
PKK Executive Committee marked the execution of Turkish revolutionaries and called upon everyone that wanted to live freely to unite their forces and expand the struggle for ending AKP fascism during the new period of resistance.
PKK Executive Committee issued a written statement on the martyrdom of Deniz Gezmiş, Hüseyin İnan and Yusuf Aslan. In its statement, the PKK described freedom, equality, justice and moral-political values as the pillars of a society, and said that history has been comprised of the struggle between sovereign and colonial forces attacking these values and social groups and pioneers defending these values. PKK said that its members salute comrades Deniz Gezmiş, Hüseyin İnan and Yusuf Aslan on the 44th anniversary of their execution for their struggle against the Turkish state’s fascist barbarism. Continue reading PKK: Let’s enhance the struggle for ending AKP fascism→
Rojava is blockaded from all sides; the embargo is dramatically limiting vital resources. The production of food relies heavily on chemical fertilizer which hasn’t been available since the embargo began. Continue reading Rojava: Feed The Revolution→