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A victory owed to women’s willpower and solidarity

On May 26th, 2019, Leyla Güven, the political prisoners, and countless hunger strikers in Southern and Northern Kurdistan, France, Germany, Wales, Canada, the Netherlands, England and Italy ended their indefinite hunger strikes and death fasts. On the basis of the victory of the hunger strike action, they declared that they would continue and strengthen their… Continue reading A victory owed to women’s willpower and solidarity

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Political prisoners end hunger strikes and death fasts

PKK and PAJK prisoners have confirmed in a long statement that they are ending the hunger strike. The announcement by prisoners’ spokesperson Deniz Kaya is in response to Abdullah Öcalan’s last message read out by his lawyers at a press conference in Istanbul. The prisoners statement said: “Abdullah Öcalan was visited a second time on… Continue reading Political prisoners end hunger strikes and death fasts

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Strasbourg hunger strike ended: “Resistance continues”

The hunger strike resistance was led by DTK Co-chair Leyla Guven who went on hunger strike on 7 November 2018 and spread throughout prisons in Turkey and various centers around the world.The indefinite hunger strike by 14 activists in Strasbourg launched on 17 December 2018. 14 members of the Freedom for Öcalan Initiative have been… Continue reading Strasbourg hunger strike ended: “Resistance continues”

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Leyla Güven ends hunger strike after 200 days

On 26 May 2019, the historic hunger strike resistance, started by Leyla Güven against the isolation of Kurdish people’s leader Abdullah Öcalan, has come to an end. Leyla Güven, who initiated the hunger strike resistance on 7 November 2018, issued a statement marking the end of the hunger strikes, on the 200th day of her… Continue reading Leyla Güven ends hunger strike after 200 days

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Nora Cortiñas: “Let’s raise our voice for the resistance of Kurdish women”

On May 16, Nora Cortiñas of the founding members of the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo during the launch of the book that recalls her biography, dedicated, in a full room in a symbolic place of the workers' struggle “Bauen” in Buenos Aires, a long speech to the historical resistance of the Kurdish people and… Continue reading Nora Cortiñas: “Let’s raise our voice for the resistance of Kurdish women”

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Rojava in solidarity with the mothers of hunger strikers

https://youtu.be/coSKPD1mzTo Women took to the streets in Qamishlo (Rojava/Northern Syria) to protest the Turkish state's attacks against prisoners’ mothers. Expressing their support for the hunger strikers' actions to break the isolation of Abdullah Öcalan, the women said that their struggle will continue. Members of a variety of women's organizations such as the Yazidi Women's Assembly… Continue reading Rojava in solidarity with the mothers of hunger strikers

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Mothers of hunger strikers hold sit-in at Turkish parliament

The mothers of the Kurdish hunger strikers in prison have been engaging in a variety of direct actions in order to break the silence around their children on hunger strike to break the isolation of Abdullah Öcalan. Yesterday, the mothers staged a sit-in at the Turkish parliament. Refusing to leave the room, they asked to… Continue reading Mothers of hunger strikers hold sit-in at Turkish parliament