Jin..Jian..Azadi (Woman.. Life.. Freedom)
▪️This is how the cheers of the Iranian masses resounded from the last September against the ruling theocracy regime . And Kurdistan was it’s start to spread later to all Iranian regions .
▪️The rebellious masses of Turkey rised the same slogan to face the oppression of the Turkish regime from about two decades.
Just as it was raised by the popular resistance in the face of ISIS and the tyrants in Syria and Iraq between 2012 and 2014.
▪️This slogan has come to express par excellence the spirit of resistance and liberation for the masses in our region – and wider than it – as if it carries with it the goals and essence of liberation itself.
▪️We see that the emancipation of women and their prominent role are essential indicators of the extent of emancipation of society . In addition, a decent and free life based on justice and equality is the goal of the liberation struggle, which is inseparable from the ecological struggle, because the global capitalist system has reached a terrible stage of destroying the foundations of life on our planet, threatening the very existence of humanity. Certainly the universal emancipation of humanity – which is the necessary condition for such a mass struggle – means precisely for us socialism from below, on a world scale.
▪️The first credit for putting forward this wonderful struggle slogan was given to the revolting Kurdish masses: “Jin… Jian… Azadi.” Today, however, it has become the property of all those who rebel against regimes of exploitation, plunder, tyranny, discrimination, and corruption, and in the face of populism and the rising fascism globally. As it became raised by the revolutionary masses, with its multiple colors, in all their struggles.
▪️It is at a time when the ruling regime in Iran is preoccupied with confronting the popular uprising against it, which was led by women. The other two countries in the Astana process, Russia and Turkey, are arranging their strategy in Syria, in light of the ongoing global struggle between imperialist predators, which is witnessing its bloodiest expression in Ukraine. Among one of the folds of these arrangements between these two countries, we find their efforts to advance the path of normalizing relations between the Turkish and Syrian regimes, as this month witnessed a remarkable development that resulted in a meeting of defense ministers and intelligence officials in Moscow that included Russia, Turkey and the junta, as the first meeting at this level. The high-ranking politician for more than ten years, followed by announcing to its participants that other higher-level meetings are being prepared.
▪️This important event revealed, on the one hand, the fragility and dependency of many of the hostage opposition structures, whose role is limited to implementing what the sponsoring countries ask of them. And it also made it clear that the aim of this normalization is to strengthen the role of Russia and Turkey in shaping the future of Syria, at the expense of other countries, such as the United States, Iran and the semi-absent Gulf countries, on the other hand.
▪️However, although in this path of normalization between the Turkish and Syrian regimes there are special interests that each country seeks to achieve, yet there is an important point in which all of their interests intersect, which is: their agreement to threaten the areas of Autonomous Administration and their common desire to eliminate them, because these countries – do not Especially Turkey and the junta regime – strongly hostile to the Kurdish people’s ambition to extract their national rights.
▪️In the face of these new alignments of states and the ruling regime in Damascus, which – in all cases – comes in complete contradiction with the interests of the entire Syrian people, and their enormous sacrifices for their freedom and dignity, several regions of the country witnessed demonstrations and vigils against states’ manipulation of the cause of the Syrian people and their right to freedom. Freedom, independence and decent living.
▪️As Al-Suwayda witnessed continuous popular demonstrations for about a month, which found an echo of solidarity with them in protest demonstrations in the areas of the Turkish occupation, as well as in the areas of the Autonomous Administration in northern and eastern Syria. Most of the Syrian regions also witness multiple forms of protest and expression of their growing discontent with the worsening general disaster. The masses alone bear the burden. This renewed popular movement, although it is still weak and isolated, but it bears the harbingers of the possibility of its development and growth, and it needs to be unified, its demands unified and its dynamism, and it requires greater coordination at the national level, and this is what we are working on.
▪️We must recall that in the struggle of the Syrians for their liberation the experiences of their years of struggle are repeated, and the first of which is that the Syrians must rely on themselves, organize themselves by themselves and build their political tool capable of leading this struggle with a liberation strategy that is completely independent of the interests of the international and regional imperialist predators intervening in the Syrian situation.
▪️These arduous and difficult circumstances in which the Syrian masses wage their struggles in their various areas of existence, they do not do so out of nowhere, because they possess several revolutionary and liberation forces and parties, including our party, and they also have a focal point for their general struggle, which is the Autonomous Administration, which is required to be developed. In the midst of this great struggle, the masses in Syria chanted aloud: Jin..Jian..Azadi (Woman.. Life.. Freedom).
Editorial of the 66th issue of “Frontline ” journal. January 2023. Revolutionary left current in Syria