Kobane: a fight for Democracy (L’Humanité).
In their Hour of Need Progressive Humanity is with the Kurdish People.
Editorial of l’Humanité Jean-Paul Piérot. 1st December. (Extracts)
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“Self-defence groups of men and women, lacking arms and munitions, continue their battle. They are engaged in a fight, against all odds, and with heroism, to drive out, house by house, the terrorist forces. The town of Kobane has become a symbol of popular resistance against obscurantist barbarism.”
“The Town has held out – its defenders have forced the aggressors to abandon their positions – courage and solidarity have changed the course of events. Victory is not assured, there remains a degree of anti-Kurdish complicity between Erdogan (Turkish President) and Isis which could still permit dangerous developments.The Turkish government is strongly suspected of having let a Isis commando attack a Syrian border post. In these decisive hours, the Kurdish people, who have lived for years under a repressive dictatorship, and who today oppose this criminal “caliphate”, are fighting for democracy – a value all too rare in this region of the world.
The French Communist daily, l’Humanité, has a special reporter on the ground, Pierre Barbancey.
This week the dispatches from this comrade, from Kobane itself, are essential reading.
They merit the attention of the whole world.
Glory to the Fighters of Kobane!