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April 14

Against NATO’s Imperialist Attacks in Syria

The following statement comes from the Internationalist Commune of Rojava, and denounces the recent bombings carried out by NATO forces in Syria, which have been being planned for weeks, and carried out under the guise of ‘humanitarian intervention.’ 

From the Internationalist Commune of Rojava, in the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria, we denounce the bombings carried out this early morning by the NATO forces against the Syrian territory. These imperialist attacks led by the USA, with the collaboration of France and the UK, are a new example of the brutality and the imperialist thirst of the NATO forces in the Middle East.

The global powers make a display of their military industry, testing their weapons without considering the consequences of their actions on the civil population. The launch of high tech missiles under the pretext of a chemical attack which has not been proven abuses the instability in Syria making it testing grounds for the latest weaponry advances. The increase in market value of the companies building the missiles, which have increased their capital in over 5 billion dollars in a matter of hours, lays bare what war means for capitalism: profit.

Corporations and media manipulate information to control the public opinion, generating the conditions they need to justify agreed upon actions. The brutality and use of chemical weapons in Afrin, as the chlorine gas used by jihadist gangs who were fighting together with the Turkish army didn’t raise any response from the international community, whereas the preparing of the attacks carried out today against Homs and Damasco started weeks before the news about the alleged chemical attack.

The agendas of the hegemonic powers of the capitalist system will use everything in their hands to reach the domination goals they pursue. Our commitment to the democratic revolution of the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria will not doubt when it comes to denouncing oppression and injustice wherever it comes from. As internationalists, it is our duty to defend the revolutionary values that brought us here no matter the cost, and we cannot allow that these brutal aggressions be hid behind the lies of the power.

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Internationalist Commune of Rojava

We, as internationalists from the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Europa, America and Oceania, have been working in different structures of the revolution in Rojava and Northern Syria for many years. Coming from different political backgrounds, the Kurdish Movement united and inspired us with a new revolutionary perspective going far beyond the Middle East.

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