Added time: 30 May 2014, Friday 11:32
HPG sent a 50th anniversary message to FARC
The Kurdistan People's Defence Forces HPG Central Command has sent the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, People's Army (FARC-EP) a video message on the 50th anniversary of its founding.
The message reads as follows:
Dear comrades, The struggle we are waging in Kurdistan is not solely a struggle of one country and its people. Our struggle is a struggle of humanity against the assimilation, oppression, exploitation and genocide inflicted on our people by colonialism, and the policy of exploitation, repression and depersonalisation developed by the international hegemonic forces of capital in the Middle East. Our struggle, developed by our leader comrade Abdullah Öcalan on the basis of the paradigm of a Democratic-Ecological society, has generated a new alternative of freedom and democracy in the Middle East.
Our struggle is one for the identity of the peoples of the Middle East aiming for Democratic Confederalism as an alternative to capitalist modernity, based on the freedom of women and social justice, and advocating the fraternity of peoples.
The struggles of the peoples in Latin America and the Middle East against international hegemonic forces have many aspects in common. It has become an indispensable task of revolutionary movements in the globalising world to demonstrate more solidarity. On this basis we consider the solidarity of the people of Colombia and the people of Kurdistan to be profound and significant. We are proud to state that we are in solidarity with the struggle of our comrades in FARC against the special war tactics developed by hostile forces.
While the success of guerrillas in the Middle East is the greatest support for the guerrillas of Latin America, it is also evident that the success of guerrillas in Latin America is the greatest support for guerrillas in the Middle East. In our epoch the success of the guerrilla and freedom struggles is, and will continue to be, a beacon of hope for all oppressed peoples and classes.