KCK Statement: “We share your sorrow”

We offer our condolences to the families and relatives of hundreds of mine workers who lost their lives in Soma, Turkey; we wish quick recovery for those wounded in the mine blast. As Kurdistan Freedom Movement we will stand with you and share your sorrow.

The death of hurdreds of mine workers is not an accident; it is a crime. In Turkey, making production at low cost is being achieved at the cost of job security. Not only the workers are underpaid, but also, void of any job security measures, maximum wealth at the minimum period is being targeted. This sweating system is not limited to coal mines only; it is running in all work places in Turkey. Every year many seasonal farm workers lose their lives in massacre-like traffic accidents on the roads. Turkey, as a country of cheap workforce which has no job security, is an heaven of exploitation. International companies garn huge profits from investing in Turkey, a country with no job security. The workers in Turkey, no matter they are Kurds, Turks, Lazs or Cherkezs, all have been turned into the most profitable exploitation objects both by the Turkish bourgeoisie and the international capital.

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Kurdish community celebrates May Day

Long Live May Day! Biji Yeke Gulane! Yaşasın 1 Mayıs!


Once again this year Kurds are celebrating May Day in Kurdistan, Turkey and all the capitals of the world, in the spirit of Newroz, the Kurdish New Year. This is because for Kurds, May Day is not just a day for workers and labour, but for the freedom and resistance of all the oppressed nations, classes and ‘others’ of the world; this is why May Day is also a celebration for Tamils, Baloch, Sindhi, Basque, women, students, religious groups and all oppressed peoples.

We are thousands here today from all these nations and groups, in exile, away from our lands, and we are in solidarity with the British working classes, of which we have also become a part of. But we have been made the scapegoats, the unemployed, pushed into menial labour as underpaid service providers of this system, which, in its economic crisis has targeted us more savagely than any other. Millions of people, officially and unofficially have lost their jobs, millions who did not have access to work have had their social security benefits cut, student fees have been tripled, access to housing and basic council services have been eroded, local community funding and services have become almost non-existent, and as the riots last year showed, there is a growing discontent among the working classes, which unfortunately has no political direction, at least not yet. Continue reading “Kurdish community celebrates May Day”