Forum Italiano dei Movimenti per L'Acqua

Il Forum Acqua aderisce all'appello internazionale "Stop Turkish State‘s Brutal War on Northeast Syria! Solidarity with Rojava!"

Free RojavaIl Forum Italiano dei Movimenti per l'Acqua da sempre è convinto che il il concetto stesso di acqua bene comune sia parte di una concezione del mondo e della società basata su valori imprescindibili quali l’antifascismo, l’antirazzismo e la solidarietà fra i popoli e le persone.
Per queste ragioni ha condiviso di aderire all'appello internazionale "Stop Turkish State‘s Brutal War on Northeast Syria! Solidarity with Rojava!".


We, organizations working on ecological and democratic future, condemn the war that the Turkish government has unilaterally called on Northeast Syria. This war has absolutely no legitimate justification, but rather is a crime and is deepening the war in the region in a very serious way. It is an invasion attempt which targets the democratic achievements of the Kurds, Assyrians, Arabs and others living together peacfully in Northeast Syria. In 2012 the liberation process started in Rojava, the predominantly Kurdish region within Syria, and afterwards spread to many other parts of Northeast Syria with the defeat of the terrorist Islamic State (IS). The model of self-administration called "democratic autonomy" is based primarily on the liberation of women, direct democracy, ethnic and religious diversity and ecological principles. It is by far the most peaceful and democratic region within Syria after eight years of distastrous war. This democratic region must be defended by all people and organizations all around the world if the opportunity for any democratic change isto be maintained for Syria!

The first two days of the ongoing attacks show that the Turkish army also purposefully targets civilians and their livelihoods. Water supply facilities, dams, electricity power plants and other infrastructure has been destroyed. The whole of the natural world, which hosts human society, is heavily impacted by air and artillery attacks. Dozen of projects for an ecological, democratic and gender liberated life, some of which have been established with the participation of many international people and civil society organizations, are also under threat. Once more we experience: war is a crime on people and on nature.

The people are resisting this invasion and attempt to change the demographics of the region with all means possible, but there is a huge imbalance while fighting in self defence against a big NATO state. The role of the USA, which gave space to Turkey for this brutal war, is more than shameful, but all other Western states, Russia, as well other regional and global states, must be criticized intensively too. 

If the war of the Turkish government on Northeast Syria, which is cleary a violation of international law, is not be halted, it will have catastrophic results and will solve no problems. We challenge all international organizations and governments who claim to be democratic to speak up against this war.

We call on all democratic and ecological organizations to raise your voices for the people of Northeast Syria, join and organize public democratic actions, and immediately demand thatpoliticians take all steps possibleto halt this brutal war against democracy and nature!

Solidarity with the people in Rojava and all of Northeast Syria!

Forum Italiano dei Movimenti per l’Acqua
(Italian Forum of Water Movements)

volantino Acqua pubblica2018