Wereldactiedag tegen ISIS – Voor Kobanê – Voor de Mensheid!
Datum van de wereldwijde manifestatie: 1 november 2014, 14u00

 

Op 15 september heeft ISIS (‘Islamitische Staat van Irak en Al-Sham’) een grootschalige militaire campagne gelanceerd op meerdere fronten tegen de Koerdische regio Kobanê in het noorden van Syrië. Dit is de derde aanval van ISIS op Kobanê sinds maart 2014. De twee voorbije keren werden ze telkens terug geduwd, vandaar dat ISIS dit maal al haar kracht bijeen heeft gezameld om Kobanê in te nemen.
In januari van dit jaar hebben de Koerden in West-Koerdistan (Rojava) lokale autonome besturen opgericht in drie kantons. Één van deze drie is Kobanê. Ten noorden van Kobanê bevindt zich de Turkse grens, langs alle andere zijden wordt het kanton omsingeld door gebieden onder de controle van ISIS.
ISIS is tot aan de stadsgrenzen van Kobanê doorgestoten met behulp van zware wapens van Amerikaanse makelij. Honderdduizenden burgers worden gedreigd door de meest drieste genocide uit de moderne geschiedenis. De bevolking van Kobanê tracht zich te verzetten tegen de brutale aanvallen van de ISIS-terroristen met eenvoudige wapens en met enkel de steun van de ‘Volksverdedigingseenheden van West-Koerdistan’, de YPG en YPJ, maar zonder internationale hulp.

Daarom is een Wereldactiedag tegen ISIS – voor Kobanê – voor de Mensheid van cruciaal belang!

De zogenaamde internationale coalitie om ISIS te bestrijden heeft het Koerdisch verzet niet effectief geholpen, ondanks het feit dat ze de genocide tegen Kobanê met hun eigen ogen kunnen vaststellen. Zij komen hun internationaal rechterlijke verplichtingen niet na. Sommige van de landen in de coalitie, in het bijzonder Turkije, zijn overigens tevens de financiële en militaire broodheren van de terroristische bendes in Irak en Syrië.

Daarom is een Wereldactiedag tegen ISIS – voor Kobanê – voor de Mensheid van cruciaal belang!

Als de wereld democratie wil in het Midden-Oosten, moet het het Koerdisch verzet in Kobanê steunen. Democratische autonomie in Rojava belooft een vrije toekomst voor al de volkeren van Syrië. Het ‘Rojava Model’ – het seculiere, non-sektarische en democratische project in Rojava – brengt “eenheid in diversiteit” in de praktijk.

Kom in actie, nu!

Het is hoog tijd om de globale spelers te doen beseffen dat er een alternatief mogelijk is.
We roepen mensen over de gehele wereld op om hun solidariteit met Kobanê te tonen.
Trek de straat op! Steun het verzet tegen ISIS!
Steun Kobanê ! Steun de Mensheid!

Lijst van ondertekenaars:

Prof Noam CHOMSKY-US; Adolfo Perez ESQUIVEL, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 1980-Argentina; Hugo BLANCO, leader of the CCP (Campesino Confederation of Peru)-Peru; Prof Bill BOWRING, University of London, Birkbeck College -UK; MICHAEL MANSFIELD QC, President of Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers-UK; Dr Felix PADEL, Sussex University-UK; Lord HYLTON, House of Lords, UK; Margaret OWEN O.B.E, human rights lawyer-UK; Nick HILDYARD, policy adviser-UK; Prof Kariane WESTRHEIM, EU Turkey Civic Commission (EUTCC)-Norway; Prof Michael GUNTER, EU Turkey Civic Commission (EUTCC)-US; Dr.ir. JP Joost JONGERDEN, Wageningen University, The Netherlands; Estella SCHMID, Peace in Kurdistan Campaign-UK; Dr. David GRAEBER-anthropologist, author, UK; Mark THOMAS, writer/comedian-UK; Peter TATCHELL, Director, Peter Tatchell Foundation-UK; Dr Derek WALL, International Coordinator of the Green Party of England and Wales-UK; Stephen SMELLIE, UNISON Lanarkshire, Scotland-UK; FABIO AMATO, Foreign Representative of the PRC Party and Secretariat of the European Left-Italy; Moni OVADIA, perfomer/musicians/theatrical author–Italy; Michel ROLAND, President of Médecins du Monde, Belgium; LUDO DE BRABANDER, spokesperson Vrede vzw (Belgian Peace Organisation)- Belgium; WARD KENNES, Mayor of Kasterlee/ MP, Member of the Flemish Parliament-Belgium; Stephen BOUQUIN, Prof of Sociology, Universite d’Evry-Val-d’Essone and Chairman of ROOD-Belgium; Em. Prof. Herman DE LEY, Ghent University-Belgium Dr. Suresh KHAIRNAR, National Convenor, All India Secular Forum-India; Kishore JAGTAP, President, Phule-Ambedkar Intellectual Forum-India; Amaresh MISRA, Editor-in-Chief, Medhaj News-India; Feroze MITHIBORWALA, National President of Bharat Bachao Andolan (Movement to Save India from Imperialism & Zionism)-India; Dr Radha D’SOUZA, Indian Association of People’s Lawyers – India; Manuel MARTORELL, historian and journalist-Spain; Osvaldo BAYER, historian, writer and anarchist-Argentina; Stella CALLONI, journalist, international analyst and writer-Argentina; Fernando SIGNORINI, Coach of the Argentinian Soccer Team-Argentina; Nora CORTINAS, Human rights activist, co-founder of the Mayo’s Square Mothers-Argentina; Rosana ALVARADO, First Vice-President of the National Assembly-Ecuador; Maria Augusta CALLE, President of the Commission on Sovereignty and International Relations of the National Assembly-Ecuador; Virgilio HERNANDEZ, Member of the Board of Directors of the National Legislative Assembly- Ecuador; Pedro DE LA CRUZ, President of the Andean Parliament–Ecuador; Francisco VELASCO, Former Minister of Culture, Member of the Administrative Board of “Alliance Country”-Ecuador; Guillaume LONG, responsible for External Relations of Ecuador Alianza Pais Party-Ecuador; Fernando BOSSI, People’s Bolivarian Congress-Argentina; Prof Kamal A.Mitra CHENOY, Centre for Comparative Politic & Political Theory, School of International Studies-India; Achin VANIK , Professor of International Relations and Global Politics from the University of Delhi (retired)-India; Amir M. MAASOUMI, Peace Ambassador-India; Sushovan DHAR, Radical Socialist-India; Jatin DESAI, veteran journalist & General secretary of the “PIFPD” (Pakistan India Forum for Peace & Democracy) – India; Wilfred DACOSTA, Indian Social Action Forum (INSAF), New Delhi- India; Sandhya JAIN, Journalist, New Delhi – India; Asha KACHRU, Writer-India; Dr. Suresh KHAIRNAR, National Convenor, All India Secular Forum-India; Kishore JAGTAP, President, Phule-Ambedkar Intellectual Forum-India; Amaresh MISRA, Editor-in-Chief, Medhaj News-India; Anwar KOMBAI, Documentary Filmmaker, writer & journalist, Chennai, India; Javed ANAND, Muslims for Secular Democracy, Mumbai-India; Rohini HENSMAN, Writer and Independent Scholar, Bombay-India; Jawad MOHAMMED,Lawyer from Chennai-South India; Sukla SEN, EKTA (Committee for Communal Amity), Mumbai-India; Sushovan DHAR, Radical Socialist-India; Jatin DESAI, veteran journalist & General secretary of the “PIFPD” – Pakistan India Forum for Peace & Democracy-India; Raghu JAYANTIYA, Engineering Design Manager-UK; Mukta SRIVASTAV, National Alliance of People’s Movements, Mumbai-India; Com. VASUDEVAN, Bluestar Trade Union, Mumbai–India; Com Deepti GOPINATH, Airport Workers Trade Union, Mumbai-India; Akshay KUMAR, Orissa Farmers Struggle, Bhuvaneshwar-India; Prof. Rakesh RAFIQUE, Yuva Kranti, Founder, Moradabad-India; Ravi KOHAR, Convenor, Yuva Kranti (Revolutionary Youth), New Delhi-India; Shelley KASLI, Journalist, Bangalore-India; Salim ALWARE, Indian Muslim Intellectual Forum, Convenor-India; Jyoti BADEKAR, Bharat Bachao Andolan, Mumbai-India; Farouk MAPKAR, Bharat Bachao Andolan, Convenor, Mumbai-India; Yusuf PARMAR, President, Indian Muslim Development Council, Rajkot-India; Arif KAPADIA, Bharat Bachao Andolan, Mumbai-India; Afaque AZAD, Bharat Bachao Andolan, Mumbai –India; Bhupen SINGH, Journalist, New Delhi-India; Shujaat Ali QADRIQ, Convenor, Muslim Students Organization, Lucknow-INDIA; Ashraf Ali ZAIDI, Bharat Bachao Andolan, New Delhi-India; Sanjay SINGHVI, General Secretary, Trade Union Centre of India (TUCI), Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) CPI-ML-India; Luisa MORGANTINI – Former Vice President of EP-Italy; Prof.Maria Immacolata MACIOTI, Association of Sociology in Italy (AIS)-Italy; Prof. Annamaria RIVERA, Anthropologist-Italy; Prof. Giorgio FORTI, Emeritus at the Faculty, University of Milan, and Member of the Lincei National Academy-Italy; Claudio TREVES, General Secretary of the Labor Union Nidil-Cgil-Italy; YA BASTA! Bologna-Italy; Social Center of TPO-Italy; SOCIAL CENTER OF S. LABAS, Bologna-Italy; MADIBA NETWORK HOUSE- Rimini-Italy; ASSOCIATIONS OF THE ‘RUMORI SINISTRI’ –Rimini-Italy; POLISPORTIV OF THE ANTI-RACISTS, Rimini-Italy; SOCIAL CENTER OF THE AQ16 -Reggio Emilia-Italy; SOCIAL CENTRES GROUPS of the Marche regions-Italy; AMBASCIATORS OF THE RIGHTS OF MARCHE REGIONS-Italy; YA BASTA! OF THE MARCHE -Italy; Antiracist POLISPORTIV OF THE ‘ASSATA SHAKUR’ Ancona-Italy; POLISPORTIV OF THE ACKAPAWA JESI-Italy; YA BASTA! BOLOGNA-Italy; SICILIA ANARCHIST FEDERATION-Italy; NO MUOS Ragusa-Italy; MAGAZINE OF THE SICILIA LIBERTARIA-Italy; PIPPO GURRIERI, director of the Sicilia libertarian-Italy; FABRIZIO GATTI, alias Bilal Ibrahim el Habib, journalist and author-Italy; Gianni RINALDINI, former General Secretary of the Labour Union Fiom-Cgil and Member of the Cgil National Board; Giorgio CREMASCHI, Former President of the Central Committee of the Labour Union Fiom-Cgil; Luca CASARINI, co-worker; YA BASTA! OF TRENTO-Italy; YA BASTA OF TREVISO-Italy; YA BASTA OF PADOVA-Italy; THE SOCIAL CENTER OF THE NORTH EAST-Italy; Laxman SINGH, Research Scholar (Jamia Millia Islamia)-India; Michel ROLAND, President of Médecins du Monde, Belgium; Georges-Henri BEAUTHIER Lawyer-Belgium; Hind RIAD, Lawyer-Belgium; Selma BENKHELIFA, Lawyer-Belgium; Olivier STEIN, Lawyer-Belgium; Joke CALLEWAERT, Lawyer-Belgium; DOMINIQUE WILLAERT, Artist- Belgium;
Kariane Westrheim, Chair
Prof Dr Michael Gunter, Secretary General
EU Turkey Civic Commission (EUTCC)

UK contact: Estella Schmid
Peace in Kurdistan -Campaign for a political solution of the Kurdish Question
Email: [email protected] Tel: 020 7586 5892 www.peaceinkurdistancampaign.com

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