Internationalist women of the long march write to Leyla Guven
Internationalist women who have been marching for 3 days to condemn the international plot wrote a letter to Leyla Guven, who has been on a hunger strike for 99 days. The letter stressed that they consider Guven to be the leader of freedom and change.
34 women in the internationalist group marching from Luxembourg to Strasbourg to condemn the international plot of February 15, 1999 against Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Ocalan wrote a letter to Leyla Guven to support her in her 99 days of hunger strike. The letter stressed that they see Guven as the leader of freedom and change and saluted all hunger strikers in the person of Leyla Guven.
The letter the women joining the march from around the world wrote to Leyla Guven is as follows:
“Our comrade Leyla Guven!
We are internationalist women from Aragon, Germany, Norway, Catalonia, Portugal, Switzerland, Basque Country, Italy, Finland, Chile, Kurdistan, Sardinia, Galicia, Sweden, Castilia, America, Algeria-Kabylia marching from Luxembourg to Strasbourg for Ocalan. We want to amplify your voice for the whole world to hear and to break the isolation imposed upon Ocalan. We will continue this strugle until Leader Ocalan is free.
You are hope and the beauty of life for us, you are the power of faith and will. Your demands are our demands. You are the leader of the new era and of freedom. With this hunger strike, you created the faith in us that anything is possible and the history of freedom can still be written. You showed everybody how women can lead change with their minds and their souls. We don’t wait for the hegemonic powers of the world to give us freedom and peace, we will learn from you and we will fight. We salute all hunger strikers in your person.
If we don’t lend our voice for your cause now, when will we? If not now, when?
Where would we be if we weren’t here?
Silence is a crime! We do not wish to be party to this crime.
To live is to resist!
It’s either freedom, or freedom!"