(DHKC) APPEAL! - PRISONS
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Tue May 16 19:45:51 MDT 2000
> Revolutionaries, democrats, progressives and oppressed and exploited
> peoples of the world!
> A struggle has been taking place in Turkey between revolutionaries and
> fascism for years. Despite defeats, treason and the loss of leading
> cadres, losses were converted into gains, both friends and enemies
> have witnessed new victories of ours during periods when it was said
> "we can never stand up again" and "we are finished". No matter where
> we are, in the mountains, in cities or in prisons... our struggle has
> continued uninterrupted up to the present. It was the enemy who always
> felt powerless and the revolutionaries whose morale was strong.
> Prisons have a special place in the history of Anatolian liberation.
> Prisons are a front in the centuries-long war between the oppressors
> and the oppressed. On the one hand they were tools for silencing the
> social opposition, on the other, they were centres of resistance.
> The revolutionary prisoners who inherited the tradition of resistance
> from Mahir Cayan, Ulas Bardakci and Huseyin Cevahir, created the idea
> of Free Captivity through hunger strikes and Death Fasts in 1984 under
> the conditions of the military junta.
> The Free Captives advanced the struggle in prisons during the
> resistances in Buca (1995) and Umraniye (1996) and went onto the
> offensive, making the enemy retreat in panic.
> With the Death Fast resistance in 1996, the struggle in prisons grew
> massively and the establishment of the central organisation of
> prisoners (CMK) followed it.
> Free Captives did not limit themselves only to the struggle in
> prisons: by showing the necessary sensitivity towards developments
> both in our country and the world, they always lived outside the four
> walls. These characteristics of the captives make them FREE in
> prisons. They made it their own business wherever imperialism launched
> an attack targeting the peoples of the world, and they also felt the
> sorrow people felt as a result of tyranny.
> Therefore it is not a coincidence that the oligarchy targets the
> revolutionary prisoners. They know that when the revolutionary
> prisoners are silenced, the rest of the people can be silenced too.
> This is why they try everything they can. By using their own media, or
> using the journalists who sold their honour, or traitors, they target
> the prisoners with demogogy of "they turned prisons into their bases",
> "we have no control in prisons", "the illegal organisations are
> directed from the prisons", etc. If this does not work, they make use
> of provocations and plots. Again, if these tactics do not work, they
> massacre prisoners one by one, in threes, in fours, in tens...
> By using the opportunity presented by the surrender of the Kurdish
> nationalists in accordance with the imperialist plan, the oligarchy
> tried to raise their morale and massacred 10 revolutionaries in Ankara
> Ulucanlar prison on September 26th, 1999. But the response of the
> prisoners was "we will die but we will not surrender" and they
> welcomed death with dancing and singing marches. Once again the
> oligarchy was in despair.
> The state is preparing to attack again. This time the name of the
> offensive is 'cell-type prisons'. They want them not to have any
> contact with the rest of the world, to forget their humanity, to
> forget how to speak, to deprive them of hope, and so they want to
> throw them into cells.
> In order to be able to put cell-type prisons into practice, the state
> is trying to make them look like 'luxury accommodation', and those who
> claim that they are democrats are also taking part in this by
> supporting it. IT IS A LIE. Cells are tools for killing slowly, cells
> are for inflicting torture on a massive scale. They are for torturing
> thousands of prisoners for days and years.
> They mean to condemn the prisoners to death by torture. They are for
> making death appear 'natural'.
> They are mainly used in the USA and the imperialist European countries
> who are proud of their "democracies" and "their respect for human
> rights" (!) They aim to convert prisoners into robots who do not think
> and feel.
> To support cell-type prisons means to support torture. To oppose the
> cells means to oppose torture.
> Everyone who calls him or herself revolutionary, democratic,
> progressive, human and leading a dignified life, must oppose torture
> and must oppose the cell-type prisons.
> WE ARE CALLING UPON OUR FRIENDS ALL OVER THE WORLD WHO BELIEVE IN
> INTERNATIONALISM AND THE FRATERNITY OF THE PEOPLES OF THE WORLD, TO BE
> SENSITIVE TOWARDS FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS AND SHOW THEIR REVOLUTIONARY
> SOLIDARITY BY MAKING PUBLIC THIS MATTER WHEREVER THEY ARE.
> THE REVOLUTIONARY CAPTIVES CANNOT BE MADE TO SURRENDER!
> THE REVOLUTIONARY CAPTIVES ARE OUR HONOUR!
> DEVRIMCI HALK KURTULUS CEPHESI
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