Kobanê, 1 May 2015

Image of women defending Kobane

May 1st is the international day to celebrate and struggle for the rights and freedoms of working people. The administration of the Kobanê Canton has issued a statement calling for solidarity and common struggle against oppression and exploitation. 

Worker comrades! Organizations, syndicates and trade unions of workers!

With warm regards of workers from Canton of Kobanê, the Canton of revolution, resistance and martyrs, on first of May, the commemorating day of struggle and resistance of Workers against tyranny and oppression, and exploitation of capitalism!

The revolution of Rojava, was a historical departure point in workers’ and oppressed people’s struggle in the middle east and all over the world, to repossess the political authority; and it was the revolution of women, youth and workers to establish a new system based on transition of power to people as the true owners of it. As well as our resistance against ISIS-terrorists and their international supporters is not only to protect our people’s human life and dignity, but also is the resistance to defend the achievements of revolution and self-demonstration-system which is based on radical democracy and elimination of hierarchical organizations.

Now, through heroic battles of our comrades in “protect units of people” (YPG) and “protect units of women” (YPJ), terrorists are driven out from the city, but attacks on suburbs areas and blocking of the canton’s roads is still continuing. Our resistance has entered a new more difficult phase and that is the phase of restoring social life to Kobanê, under attack and economical and logistical siege, such situation in which more than 80% of the city’s structures and vital infrastructures have been destroyed.

The history of class struggle shows that the union of the workers has no geographical boundaries, as we recognize our resistance against savage terrorism and its international sponsors, as the resistance in representation of all people throughout the world. We believe that, the revolution, as disrupting the foundations of dominance and founding a new world, ensuring respect and freedom and equality for all of the people, requires practice and fierce struggle. The same way, the international solidarity of workers, is the historical necessity and a material field to defend the class achievements and to struggle shoulder by shoulder against domination and oppression of capitalism.

We, the workers and association of the Canton of Kobanê, commemorating workers’ and oppressed people’s libertarian and egalitarian struggles all over the world, and appreciating your support and solidarity with our resistance against terrorist attacks, invite our worker comrades, syndicates, trade unions and all the libertarians, to participate the practical solidarity with the revolution of Rojava and the resistance of Kobanê, and invite you to join us in this historical situation to protect the achievements of the revolution!

Long live libertarian struggles of people around the world!

Long live international union of the workers of the world!


Administration of the Kobanê Canton