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Press Statement of Death Fast Resistance Fighters: WE ARE NOT VICTIMS, WE ARE VICTORIOUS!

To the Press and Our Peoples

WE ARE NOT VICTIMS, WE ARE VICTORIOUS!

BECAUSE WE ARE NOT CRIMINALS, WE ARE REVOLUTIONARIES!

WE WILL CONTINUE THE STRUGGLE FOR FAIR TRIAL AND ALL OUR RIGHTS!

There is now a new victory in the history of the struggle of the people of Turkey and the world.

As revolutionaries in Turkey, we have established another victory with the Death Fast Resistance and the struggle organised around this resistance.

On 17 October 2022, we declared our political victory in our Justice Resistance that has been conducted step by step which we started on 19 December 2021 and created victory from the very first day. Our resistance has reached its political victory. Our victory and its concrete equivalence in life have a power and mission that paves the way for our peoples’ struggle for justice. The invariable law of the class struggle has once again proved and demonstrated itself in life: the peoples have no choice but to resist and struggle for their rights. And the success of resistance is victory.

We resisted and won…

We resisted and won for our right to a fair trial, for our violated rights in prisons, for the right to health, treatment and life of sick prisoners.

We succeeded…

We did not only resist for the right to a fair trial and our other rights. We ideologically outwitted imperialism and fascism with our resistance and political victory. Imperialism and fascism are trying to destroy our right to resist and the slightest idea and desire for resistance. They say you cannot resist; you cannot win victory.

We did not accept this. We did not accept injustice; we did not inure to it. To prevent it from being inured to our peoples, we set out on a path for a resistance to death, as it has happened many times in history. We were sure of the victory at the end of this path, and we reached this victorious end that we were sure of, that we believed in.

And with our growing faith, we can say with clarity:

THE FASCIST STATE CANNOT JUDGE US.

WE PROVED OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS BY PUTTING OUR BODIES ON THE LINE AS EVIDENCE.

WE ARE NOT VICTIMS, WE ARE VICTORIOUS!

WE WILL DEFEAT IMPERIALISM TOO!

LONG LIVE THE RESISTANCE, LONG LIVE VICTORY!

Yes, we said it before and it now too, that the fascist state cannot conduct a fair trial.

Because; IF THEY TRY TO JUDGE US FAIRLY;

– OUR INNOCENCE WILL BE PROVEN.

– THEIR TERROR DEMAGOGUES WILL COLLAPSE.

– REVOLUTIONARIES WHO FIGHT AGAINST DEGENERATION WILL BECOME HEROES OF THE PEOPLE.

– THEY CANNOT ARREST OR PUNISH A SINGLE REVOLUTIONARY.

That is why they declare us terrorists and terrorise our struggle. With our resistance and victory, we defeated the terrorist demagoguery of fascism, we showed why fascism cannot conduct a fair trial, we turned our bodies into evidence and we succeeded.

1) The Right to Resist…

2) Legitimacy…

As the peoples of Turkey and the world, the way to resist fascism and imperialism and to make them take a step back is through resistance. These are the two basic dynamics we must have in order to resist. With the right to resist and legitimacy, we can resist and win by risking to pay the price.

They can no longer deny the issue of fair trial. They could not keep Gökhan Yıldırım, whom they sentenced for 46 years, in prison. And Sibel and İleri…

They can no longer deny the issue of sick prisoners. The ministry has announced that it is preparing a decree today for a problem that they said “does not exist” until yesterday.

And we are out of prison today. Many of our friends are out with us now. We effectively neutralized all kinds of legal and illegal bullying with resistance. We got results and we continue to get results.

We achieved this with the death fast. The death fast means “you cannot make us surrender”. It has been a powerful weapon in the possession of the peoples from history to the present day, an effective form of struggle. Death Fast is the definition of seeking rights and defending your rights to death. Today, as peoples facing the reality of imperialism and fascism, we have countless reasons to resist for our rights and our lives. And we have countless forms of resistance. The death fast imposes itself in today’s world. It is a way to repel attacks, to protect and develop our rights.

For this reason, we can say very clearly say to the prisoners inside and our people outside;

Resist…

Struggle…

GO ON DEATH FAST…

For our people to go on death fast means embracing their rights, their lives, their future and at the same time their right to resist.

To conduct a death fast has become a way of survival at the current stage.

We will fight for the right to a fair trial and for our rights. We will continue to enhance the positive results in life that we have created with the death fast.

Fascism cannot judge us. We will judge fascism. Because we are the just and legitimate ones, fascism is the guilty one.

JUST LIKE WE JUDGED THE NAZIS AT THE WORLD’S FIRST WAR CRIMINALS COURT IN NURNBERG WE WILL NOW JUDGE FASCISM.

THE HONOUR OF DEFEATING FASCISM BELONGS ONLY TO THE SOCIALISTS.

In conclusion;

Our victory belongs to our people. It belongs to all the peoples of the world. We are now stronger in the struggle for bread, justice and freedom.

Our victory will be the power of our victory in new resistances.

We will win new victories with this power. We will create a life full of justice together.

 

13.11.2022

Death Fast Resisters

Sibel Balaç

Gökhan Yıldırım

İleri Kizilaltun

Cancer Patient, Former Prisoner Hasan Karapınar

Emir Karakum, Ex-prisoner of Revolutionary Youth (Dev-Genç)

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