We are pub­lish­ing this call to con­crete sup­port for Roja­va. No mat­ter how the sit­u­a­tion maye volve, there are huge needs in Rojava.
The appeal is launched via la librairie Les Nuits Bleues, Angers, France.

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Long live Free Kur­dis­tan! Long live Rojava!
Long live Munic­i­pal­ism and Demo­c­ra­t­ic Confederalism!


The “Sources of Peace” oper­a­tion is a source of war!

As soon as Amer­i­can troops with­drew from Syr­ia on Octo­ber 9th, the Turk­ish State and the Nation­al Syr­i­an Army (an armed mili­tia made up for the most part of Islamist Jihadists) launched a mil­i­tary cam­paign called oper­a­tion “Source of Peace” against Roja­va and its demo­c­ra­t­ic fed­er­al sys­tem in North­ern Syria.

This attack in the name of “peace” and of the “fight against ter­ror­ism” revives the war in a region that has already been over­ly sub­ject­ed to it since 2011. Yet Turkey is the one whose obses­sive and bru­tal oppo­si­tion to the free­dom of Kur­dis­tan com­pro­mis­es this peace and acts as a terrorist!

Is this sur­pris­ing? No, unfor­tu­nate­ly. The regime of Erdoğan, Turkey’s Reis, has always been a sup­port­er of var­i­ous islamist forces, pro­vid­ing for their care in hos­pi­tals with­in the Turk­ish bor­der, buy­ing their oil and arm­ing the “beard­ed ones”: Jaysh al-Islam, Ahrar-Sham, Ahrar al-Shar­qiya and the Sul­tan Murad divi­sion in particular.

There is unan­i­mous inter­na­tion­al con­dem­na­tion of the Turk­ish aggression.

But that is not enough.

The pop­u­la­tions under attack are those who fought against the Islam­ic State and who won the deci­sive bat­tles against it dur­ing the war: Kobané, Sin­jar, Raqqa.

Let us sim­ply remem­ber the 11 000 Kur­dish and FDS fight­ers who died bat­tling ISIS or the groups linked to Al-Qaï­da; the close to 25 000 wound­ed in the fierce bat­tles for Free­dom in Kur­dis­tan, but also in the Sin­jar in order to pro­tect the Yezidis who were the vic­tims of the begin­ning of a geno­cide in Syria.

It took a long time for West­ern­ers to decide to sup­port these forces (instead of the Free Syr­i­an Army, the con­tent and exis­tence of which was more and more vague). Now that West­ern­ers no longer need the demo­c­ra­t­ic forces led by the Kurds, that sup­port has disappeared.

The West used Roja­va, then betrayed it. It left Roja­va alone to face its ene­mies. Whether implicite­ly or explicite­ly, this is also an accep­tance of the reap­pear­ance of Isis’ reli­gious fanaticism!

Rojava’s fed­er­al mod­el, demo­c­ra­t­ic con­fed­er­al­ism, is an attempt at an alter­na­tive and intel­li­gent solu­tion in a region worn down by strug­gles and wars; strug­gles instru­men­tal­ized by nation­alisms and/or reli­gions for over a century.

The trea­son per­pe­trat­ed by the Sates does not leave this project a sin­gle chance. Once again, a nation­al­ist force advances for its sole inter­ests, to the detri­ment of all.

Despite its dif­fi­cul­ties and its lim­i­ta­tions, the expe­ri­ence of demo­c­ra­t­ic con­fed­er­al­ism in the midst of the Syr­i­an chaos, pro­vides hope for an entire region. The devel­op­ment of mul­ti-con­fes­sion­al­ism, respect of nation­al autonomies, the build­ing of an econ­o­my from the ground up with the cre­ation of numer­ous pro­duc­tion coop­er­a­tives, advances in the rights for women, ren­der its exis­tence intolrable for Erdo­gan the autocrat.

We can­not remain indif­fer­ent to the fate of pop­u­la­tions liv­ing on this ter­ri­to­ry, nor to that of the fight­ers in the Peo­ple’s Pro­tec­tion Units (YPG/YPJ) and the FDS (Kurds, Arabs, Turk­mens, Syr­i­acs, Arme­ni­ans, Yezidis…) in general.

The count of vic­tims could climb into the thou­sands, and the risks of kid­nap­ping, extor­sions, rapes and mas­sacres are there. Dur­ing the inva­sion of Afrin last year, again by Turkey with its ‘Olive Branch” oper­a­tion, thou­sands of peo­ple were killed or dis­ap­peared. The tes­ti­mo­ni­als record­ed on videos show the infamy that was perpetrated!

The time should final­ly come to leave the Mid­dle-East free to choose its own des­tiny. But how could world pow­ers let a region so rich in resources (water, oil) and so strate­gi­cal­ly locat­ed free to enjoy its free­dom? The region will know nei­ther peace nor sta­bil­i­ty as long as cap­i­tal­ist States will play out their games of influ­ence there. The Mid­dle-East must be returned to its peoples!

At our lev­el, we must exert pres­sure on the var­i­ous gov­ern­ments so that they stop imme­di­ate­ly the Turk­ish expan­sion­ism and inva­sion; our gov­ern­ments must end the hypocrisy and stop sup­port­ing dic­ta­to­r­i­al forces; the PKK must be removed from the lists of ter­ror­ist orga­ni­za­tions. Export of weapons must cease, whether direct­ly, indi­rect­ly or via coop­er­a­tion (Thales) with dic­ta­tor­ships, specif­i­cal­ly, with Turkey.

Com­rades, com­pan­ions, cit­i­zens, we must also, with our lim­it­ed means sup­port boy­cotts of the Turk­ish econ­o­my! Boy­cot tourism to Turkey; boy­cot Turk­ish Air­lines, etc.

Not every­one can take arms to fight with our broth­ers and sis­ters in Roja­va, but every­one can make a ges­ture at his or her own level.

La Librairie Les Nuits Bleues has cho­sen to relay the cam­paign of the asso­ci­a­tion Soleil Rouge. “A Kur­dish human­i­tar­i­an asso­ci­a­tion, asso­ci­a­tion Soleil Rouge France — Roja Sor works with asso­ci­a­tions on the ground. This is not easy. The asso­ci­a­tion can send them aid, for yes­ter­day, for today and for tomorrow…”

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Finan­cial sup­port is need­ed NOW, IMMEDIATELY for Kur­dish and inter­na­tion­al­ist com­rades fight­ing against ISIS and Turkey; who are fight­ing for Eman­ci­pa­tion, Peace, Free­dom and Equal­i­ty for all.

Defend­ing North­east­ern Syr­ia against the inva­sion by the Turk­ish army and its Jihadist affil­i­ates does not only con­sist in defend­ing life and peace. It is also a choice as to the kind of world in which we live.


  • In Angers: cash and checks (labelled on the back SOLIDARITÉ ROJAVA) are being col­lect­ed at La Librairie Les nuits Bleues, 21 rue Mail­lé, 49100 Angers. The book­store is open from Tues­days to Sat­ur­days lesnuitsbleues(a)riseup.net  lesnuitsbleues.blogspot.com
  • You can send mon­ey direct­ly to Roja Sor-Soleil Rouge: 
    • By check > to the asso­ci­a­tion’s head­quar­ters (2, pas­sage du fos­sé noir 10120 St André les Verg­ers) pro­vid­ing your name and address should you wish a tax deduction.
    • By trans­fer > Bank/ CIC TROYES HOTEL DE VILLE, IBAN : FR 7630087335000002074770150, BIC : CMCIFRPP
    • Online > by Pay­pal on the web­site rojasorfrance.com

Translation by Renée Lucie Bourges
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