Message of Greetings to YEK-KOM (Federation of Kurdish Associations in Germany)
Prof. Jose Maria Sison
International League of Peoples’ Struggle
3 September 2011
In behalf of the more than 200 member organizations of the International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS), I wish to extend warmest and most militant greetings to YEK-KOM (Federation of Kurdish Associations in Germany) and to the Kurdish people on the occasion of this cultural festival to highlight the unity of the Kurdish people in their just struggle for national self-determination. We thank YEK-KOM for graciously inviting us to this great festival. We are delighted to send a delegation bearing this message.
We salute the Kurdish people for their long and glorious history of revolutionary struggle for national self-determination. We support their struggle for the recognition of their social, economic, political and cultural rights. The Kurdish people have the right to genuine autonomy in a non-oppressive multinational state but they have they right and duty to fight for secession and the establishment of their own state against an oppressive state.
We condemn the collusion between US imperialism and the Turkish government in their violent suppression of the Kurdish people and their attempt to crush the movement for national self-determination. We condemn the attempt to wipe out the national identity of the Kurdish people by suppressing their language and culture and forcing them to be completely assimilated and deprived of their Kurdish identity.
We are confident that the Kurdish people will continue their heroic just struggle for national self-determination and win more victories in the future. We in ILPS shall always be on the side of the Kurdish people in their courageous struggle as ILPS has always been on the side of the peoples of Palestine, Iraq and Afghanistan who are waging armed resistance against Zionist and US aggression and occupation, and the peoples of Colombia, India, the Philippines and others who are waging revolutionary armed struggle for national and social liberation.
Long live the struggle of the Kurdish people for national self-determination!
Down with imperialism, Zionism and all forms of reaction!
Long live international solidarity! ###