REVOLUTIONARY PEOPLE’S LIBERATION FRONT
Bulletin No. 24 Date: July 25, 1996
THE HUNGERSTRIKERS TILL DEATH CALL UPON EVERYBODY: RISE AGAINST THE TYRANTS, THE THIEVES AND THE ONES WHO SELL OUT THE COUNTRY!
On the 63th., 64th., and 67th. day of the hungerstrike we received the news: the prisoners are dying everywhere in the country. Until now 6 prisoners have died and this number can rise with the hour. They can not make us afraid with death, imprisonment and torture! We surpassed death! The fascist government attacks those people who long for freedom, justice, equality, a decent life, their human rights, a free, democratic and socialist country to hold on to their power, a power which is based on exploitation. For years we have struggled for an independent, democratic and socialist country, and for years we had to deal with the repression of the fascist regime. Thousands of us have been murdered, hundreds of thousands have been arrested and tortured… The policy of the oligarchy is being continued, be it by the junta or by the bourgeois parties. The government can no longer stop the war in the cities and in the countryside, that’s why they attack the prisoners. After the coup of September 12, 1980, the army most brutally attacked our prisoners and many of them gave their lives, but they never surrendered. The fascist generals of September 12 couldn’t win. The governments of DYP and ANAP and of Refah and the DYP want the same, but they will not succeed either. A government which attacks the prisoners to achieve it goals is a weak government, they will not succeed and the situation is becoming bleak for them. In their despair they increase the attacks against the democrats and the revolutionaries. The Kurdish, Turkish and other people see the bloodshed every day. Every day more people join the struggle. The regime attacks again and
again, opens new prisons and the situation in the existing prisons is becoming worse and worse. The state of emergency still exists, be it unofficially…
Women of 65, 70 years old are beaten up, tortured. BUT THEY CAN NOT SILENCE THE PEOPLE! The uprising of the prisoners is the uprising of the people. It is a call for the war for a independent, democratic and socialist country.
THE PEOPLE WHO ARE DYING NOW ARE THE TRUE OWNERS OF THIS LAND, THE TRUE REPRESENTATIVES OF THIS LAND!
They are the people who resisted over and over again against the tyrants, they are the people who never surrendered. They are like Seyh Bedrettin, Pir Sultan, Seyit Riza, Mahir Çayan, Deniz Gezmiş and Ibrahim Kaypakkaya. They are the heirs of those who died during the junta. They continue the tradition of Niyazi Aydın, Sabo(Sabahat Karataş) and Sinan Kukul who said: “The revolutionaries never surrender!” They are going the way of the prisoners who resisted in Buca and Umraniye. The hungerstrike till death is a frontal attack against those who want to open the concentration camps. The hungerstrike till death is an uprising against the fascist regime, the exploitation and repression. The hungerstrike till death is a challenge to the regime which wants to prevent the liberation of the people. You wan to scare the people with death? They will not be frightened. They die on the 65th. and 67th. day of the hungerstrike. They know they can die any moment, but they don’t care.
THE PEOPLE ON HUNGERSTRIKE TILL DEATH SURPASSED DEATH!
THE FIRE OF THE UPRISING WILL NOT BE EXTINGUISHED! NO CONSCIOUSNESS OR TECHNICAL STUFF IS STRONGER THAN THE CONSCIOUSNESS OF THE REVOLUTIONARIES!
Our prisoners are free. The prisons, the death penalties and the isolation cells will not destroy them, the y will not destroy their relationship with the people and the land. The prisoners are destroying the repressive policy of this fascist regime.
NOW THEY ARE UTTERLY CONFUSED!
The revolutionary consciousness is diminishing the power of fascism which once
looked so huge. Their weapons and laws do not work anymore. The oligarchy has
lost its trump cards.
THE HUNGERSTRIKE TILL THE END WILL BE THE END OF THE REFAHYOL-GOVERNMENT
The people of this country is rising.
The world is now resisting.
The people who didn’t believe, start believing. The people who didn’t want to see, begin to see. This is the reality of the resistance and the war of the revolutionary people. The workers, the youth, villagers, civil servants, intellectuals, artists, the people of the gececondus, the entire people is starting to see, they begin to follow their conscience. The people of the world are listening now to the people who are dying for their beliefs. These people are showing the reality of Turkey to the world.
FASCISM RULES IN TURKEY, THE PEOPLE HAVE NO FREEDOMS.
ALL LAWS ARE DESIGNED FOR THE IMPERIALISTS AND THE MONOPOLY CAPITALISTS.
THE COUNTRY IS GOVERNED BY MURDERERS, TORTURERS, THE MERCHANTS OF FAITH, AND THE MAFIA.
The history of our people is a history of resistance and uprisings. To give up now means treason. The uprising is spreading over the whole country: Istanbul. Ankara, Bursa, Aydin, Cankiri, Konya… The uprising broke through the prison walls, the uprising is now everywhere in the country. The fire of the uprising will get rid of the oppressors, no power can stop this fire. US-imperialism and the generals of September 12 used religion to stop the revolutionary struggle. That’s why they supported the Refah party and made it possible for them to grow. The Refah party is paying back the imperialists and monopolists now. The hungerstrikers who are dying now are revealing the true face of the Refah party: they are murderers of their own people, puppets of US and the monopolies, the ones who sell out religion. Religious people who want justice and who are on the side of the people are seeing no the true face of the Refah party.
MAYBE WE WILL LOOSE MANY COMRADES, BUT THE UPRISING WILL SPREAD STEP BY STEP OVER THE WHOLE COUNTRY, HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE WILL TAKE OVER THE FLAG OF OUR MARTYRS.
NO POWER WILL CHANGE THEIR MINDS. EVERYBODY MUST THINK AGAIN!
Their demagogic talk about terrorism will be seriously damaged. The true face of the Refah party will be clear for everybody. The whole world will see the legitimacy of our struggle.
THE PEOPLE WHO REMAIN SILENT, WHO ARE GETTING TIRED, WHO LOOSE THEIR CONVICTION, WHO ARE LOOKING FOR THEIR FREEDOM WITHIN THE SYSTEM, WILL HAVE TO THINK AGAIN.
You can not stay in the dark. Think about it, there is no way out, there is no escape. The people who want freedom and justice but who do not act can not sleep with a clear conscience, they can not pretend that nothing is happening.
The revolutionary struggle is increasing. The true sons and daughters of this people are dying for the revolution, leaving a heroic inheritance. Now it is time to follow their heroism, now it is time to support them, now it’s time to go on to the streets to fight the enemy.
REVOLUTIONARIES, COMRADES: LET’S SPREAD THE WAR ACROSS THE WHOLE COUNTRY.
Aygun Ugur and Ali Ayata from the TKP(ML), our militants from the Party-Front Altan Berdan Kerimgiller, Ilginc Ozkeskin and Mujdat Yanat, and Hueseyin Demircioglu from the MLKP already gave their lives. More will follow. They died for their land and their people, they fell for the revolution. We will have to continue their struggle. We can not accept the worst, we will have to find a way to continue the struggle in all possible ways.
If you do not have a weapon, get one. Take away the arms from the enemy. A brick, a bottle of petrol, a knife, a box of matches, all these can be weapons against the enemy. From now on all kind of actions against the Refah party, the DYP, the MHP and the BBP and the people who work in these parties, all kind of actions against the police and the soldiers and civilian militias, the big
capitalists, the fascist bureaucrats, the people who support this government, are legitimate actions. Do not wait for orders. It is the revolutionary responsibility of all people to look for the enemy, to look for the materials to attack him. The revolutionaries must show the people the way in their own areas to resist this government. In the area you work and life in, you have to tell the story of these heroic martyrs, you have to organise the people to go on to the streets.
YOU CAN NO LONGER REMAIN SILENT, OUR PEOPLE ARE DYING IN THE HUNGERSTRIKE TILL DEATH.
IF YOU WANT TO KEEP YOUR HONOUR EN CONSCIENCE, YOU CAN NOT REMAIN SILENT!
THOSE WHO REMAIN SILENT ARE SUPPORTING FASCISM!
LIKE OUR HUNGERSTRIKERS TILL DEATH, WE WILL FIGHT, WE WILL UNITE, AND VICTORY WILL BE OURS!
DO NOT FEAR, OUR MARTYRS, WE WILL CHANGE THE PRISONS INTO THE GRAVEYARDS OF THE OLIGARCHY!
DEVRİMCİ HALK KURTULUŞ CEPHESİ
(REVOLUTIONARY PEOPLE’S LIBERATION FRONT)
Translation: DHKC Amsterdam Information Bureau