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Down with the Turkish fascists and their invasion of Northern Syria and Rojava!
 
 

Statement by the Communist Party of Australia (Marxist-Leninist)                11 October 2019

The Communist Party of Australia (Marxist-Leninist) condemns the fascist Turkish invasion of Northern Syria and Rojava and its attacks on the Kurdish people and their popular defense forces.

US imperialism has once again shown what it stands for. It has deserted its Kurdish "allies" that played a key role in the defeat of ISIS, and has cleared the way for them to face a Turkish invasion led by the fascist Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Let this be an opportunity for the Australian people to think about the nature of US imperialism and what the "US-Australia alliance" is really worth.
 
Under the pretext of "security concerns", the Erdogan regime is seeking to attack the Kurdish autonomous region of Rojava and its popular democratic revolution which has profoundly challenged religious dogmatism and women’s oppression. Turkey has a significant ethnic Kurdish population. Erdogan and the Turkish fascists see the example of Kurdish autonomy in Rojava as a threat to their hold on the Turkish state.
 
The NATO imperialist bloc of which Turkey is a member has turned a blind eye to its aggression.  NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg urged Turkey to “show restraint” in its operation against Kurdish forces in Syria. He acknowledged Turkey had “legitimate security concerns”, but called for a measured response. What rubbish!  How can invasion of another country ever be conducted “with restraint”? What is a “measured response” when one country invades another?
 
Our comrades in the Marxist-Leninist Communist Party of Turkey/Kurdistan (MLPK), who fight along side the Kurdish popular forces, declare, “The forces of revolution and counter-revolution are once again confronted. The freedom revolution of peoples in Rojava, the Rojava women's revolution, the international Rojava revolution are now going through a new process. The peoples of Rojava and Northern Syria will defend their land, honor and freedom with great resistance against the occupation. Nobody shall doubt that! It is the most current duty of communists, socialists, revolutionaries, democrats, women, young people, workers and all oppressed to defend the acquired revolutionary position with all our strength and turning the occupation attack into a defeat of the colonial Turkish state and global imperialist powers in the region.”
 
We support their struggle and call upon all Australian communist, anti-imperialist and progressive forces to unite to oppose the Turkish invasion!
Down with the Erdogan regime!

Down with US imperialism and NATO!
No Australian support for US imperialism!