KCDK-E calls for strong participation in demonstrations for Öcalan on October 9
The KCDK-E has called for a large turnout at the demonstrations marking the October 9 plot against Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Öcalan, which will take place in hundreds of locations.
October 9 marks the anniversary of the forced departure of Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan in 1998, which led to his abduction and imprisonment on Imrali. This event is known as an "international plot" due to the leadership of the United States and European countries.
The Co-Presidency Council of the European Kurdish Democratic Societies Congress (KCDK-E) released a written statement calling October 9 “the date of the commencement of a conspiracy and a massive intervention against the future of the peoples of the Middle East, particularly the Kurdish people, in the person of Kurdish People's Leader Rêber Öcalan."
The statement by KCDK-E Co-Presidency Council includes the following:
“The sovereign nations that defined the Middle East's borders a century ago sought to reconstruct the Middle East a century later, to abolish Rêber (Leader) Öcalan and the liberation struggle, which they considered as an impediment, and, on the other hand, to pit Turkish and Kurdish people against each other. Even though they intended to incite war and disorder, this wicked plot was mainly thwarted by Rêber Öcalan's insight and efforts, as well as the Kurdish people's and their allies' heroic struggle and resistance. However, the conspiratorial powers do not sit idle and they continue to update the scheme. The silence of international institutions and forces in the face of the Leader's aggravated and unbroken isolation, the attack on Rojava, the occupation of Afrin, Serêkaniye, and the occupation operations against Southern Kurdistan, and the latest chemical weapons are carried out with the support of conspiratorial forces that approve of the AKP-MHP fascism with their silence.
Despite the fact that isolation violates the European Convention on Human Rights and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the silence of the Council of Europe and the CPT, which normalize and ignore the policy of isolation, and, most importantly, do not implement their decisions against the Imrali system, indicate that the conspiracy is international.
Rêber Öcalan is subjected to aggravated isolation, in which measures rarely seen in human history are employed. We can no longer accept this inhumane isolation aimed at destroying the profound tie between the Kurdish people and their leader Because the Imrali isolation is an attack on the people's right and choice to live freely. Our struggle will continue indefinitely to overcome all hurdles to our Leader's freedom and to physically liberate our leader.
Today, Reber Öcalan's democratic, ecological and women's libertarian paradigm, and the thesis of democratic nation, democratic confederalism, and democratic modernity against capitalist modernity that he developed on İmralı have become a source of hope not only for the Kurdish people, but also for the peoples of the Middle East, all the oppressed, and in many parts of the world. Rêber Öcalan became an international figure as a result of his ideology and struggle, which was widely welcomed and supported by people from all over the world.
The primary reason for our leader's decision to travel to Europe on October 9, 1998 was to prepare the way for a democratic and peaceful solution to the Kurdish question. While still in Rome, he made an 8-article solution proposal, and his efforts for a solution and peace under the conditions of captivity have been ongoing for 23 years. His calls for a democratic solution and peace, on the other hand, were always met with isolation, extermination and liquidation operations, and deadlock strategies. In this view, not only is Leader Ocalan imprisoned in Imrali, but also Turkey's peace, equal free living for all peoples, and women's freedom.
With the paradigm he formed, his resolute struggle for freedom and democracy, and the magnificent accomplishments he offered to humanity, Reber Öcalan is the pioneer and the guarantee of the shared free and equal life of peoples and beliefs. Keeping Rêber Öcalan in total isolation means rendering society defenceless. The goal is to make massacres and occupation in Kurdistan, as well as fascism and dictatorship in Turkey, reckless. Breaking the isolation in Imrali and fighting for the Leader's freedom will put an end to the AKP/MHP fascism that has engulfed the peoples and open the way for freedom and equality."
The statement called upon the people of Kurdistan, women, youth, democracy forces in Turkey and around the world, particularly left, socialist, ecologist, and feminist circles, to participate in the October 9 protests, which will be held under the leadership of KCDK-E and TJK-E, with the slogan 'Freedom will win, freedom for Öcalan right now.'
The centres of action are as follows:
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9
Location: DGB Haus
Location: Caroline Platz
Venue: Europa Galerie
Venue: Platz der alten Synagog
Location: Georg-Freundorfer Platz
Location: Lautenschlager str.
Location: Place de la Gare
Location: Place du Colombier
Venue: Jonas Daniel Meijerplein
Place: CHRISTIAN-BRODA-PLATZ Time: 17.00
Venue: Zurich Helvetiaplatz at 14:00
Location: Porto du Namur
Long march from Lavrion camp to Athens on 7-8-9 October
Location: Akademia Square
Place: Vasterbrotoved Time: 13.00
Place: Egertorget Time: 14.00
Location: Norrabann Torget
Location: Narinkkatori, Kamppii, Helsinki
Place: Largo Dino Frisullo
Place: Piazza San Babila
SUNDAY 10 OCTOBER
Place: Jean Jaures
Location: In front of the BBC
Location: Monumeto a Wellington (Horse Statue), Princes Street Edinburgh