Week in Struggle: October 2-8

Turkey

According to reports from revolutionary Turkish newspaper Yeni Demokrasi, militants of the Communist Party of Turkey/Marxist-Leninist (TKP/ML) organized an action against the office of the Justice and Development Party (AKP), in the Sülüntepe neighborhood of Istanbul. The action was carried out utilizing handmade explosives against the party led by the fascist Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

In a statement from the militants, they said, “We are following their tracks in the streets where our martyred comrades passed, on the roads where they fought. Their arms were not separated from the ropes, they stood with the workers, the laborers, the oppressed. They are fighting again in the middle of a strike, at the barricade of a labor district, a school campus.”

The TKP/ML Women’s Committee also erected a banner in Sarigazi, Istanbul, commemorating the sacrifice of Party leader Nubar and combatant Rosa, reading, “Nubar and Rosa are immortal.”

A note from the Women’s Committee proclaimed, “Peace be upon those who fight to bring darkness to light at the price of life, those who fall in arms-those who fight. Our pain will never be greater than our anger. As we send our fallen into the sun, we will heal our wounds tighter and move forward the banner of struggle left by our comrades.”

They continued, “Half of the sky is held up by women, whose labor is exploited, whose identity is ignored, whose body is enslaved; the struggle for the liberation of the woman, which begins with the comrade Meral Yak, continues with Rosa-it will continue…”

Militants of the Liberation Army of the Workers and Peasants of Turkey (TİKKO), led by the TKP/ML, also utilized molotovs and hung banners reading “TİKKO martyrs are immortal,” in the Gulsuyu area of Istanbul.

India

The Communist Party of India (Maoist) carried out a general strike in the state of Telagana after a fake encounter that resulted in the torture and death of eight combatants, who were meeting villagers in a hospital. During the strike, the reactionary Old State mobilized its repressive agents in full force, stopping and searching every vehicle entering and leaving Maharashtra, using drones to monitor the area, and increasing the presence of agents in surrounding forests.

Brazil

The Class Conscious Movement of Education Workers (Moclate) issued a statement against ‘distance learning’ in the Belo Horizonte area, demanding sanitary conditions for students to return to school. They point out how televised classes have not met the needs of students, and that many of the poorest students have no access at all, not to mention that parents are torn between leaving their children behind alone and losing work.

Moclate also mentions that the motivation for emergency remote education is not for the health of students, but because the reactionary government is “terrified of the social upheaval uncapping and exploding in their faces.” They continue: “And they know that the public school is a space of resistance and combat against all the damned attacks they make on the people. They kept teachers, parents and students, each in their own home, not to protect the people from the virus, but to try to prevent the popular organization against the biggest attack on free public education in the history of our country by continuing to dismantle and privatize the public schools.”

“Teach at a distance…” “What about class, my son?!!”… “No Signal!”

Germany

On October 3, known in Germany as ‘German Unity Day,’ which commemorates the reunification of East and West Germany in 1990, the Alliance against the State of Emergency and the Police State held a demonstration in Hamburg. Protesters denounced the increasing state repression and police violence.

Demonstrators carried a banner reading, “Against the FRG Police State: Combat and Resist!” They also carried a banner with the faces of martyred comrades from the TKP/ML, Comrades Nubar and Rosa. Protesters also burned the German flag, a symbol of reaction, three times during the demonstration, which is a criminal offense by German law.

France

Activists with Jeunes Révolutionnaires carried out an action in solidarity with the murdered fighters of the TKP/ML and TIKKO, Comrades Nubar and Rosa. Banners read, “Long Live TKP/ML” and “The Martyrs are Immortal.”

Finland

Revolutionaries in Turku and Tampere commemorated the founding of the People’s Republic of China, including graffiti reading, “Long Live the People’s Republic of China! October 1, 1949” and “Death to Chinese Social-Imperialism!” along with hammer and sickles. Posters with the same slogans along with a hammer and sickle and a picture of Mao Zedong were also posted.

United States

Austin

Graffiti in solidarity with the League of Poor Peasants and the Manoel Ribeiro Camp facing state repression was seen along with a hammer and sickle, and red flags with the LCP’s emblem on them.

Elsewhere, graffiti in solidarity with Lebanese political prisoner of the French State and fighter for Palestinian national liberation was seen reading, “Free Georges Abdallah! Free All Political Prisoners!” along with a hammer and sickle and Palestinian flag.

Election boycott flyers were also seen pasted in rows depicting a garbage can that says “vote here” on the front with the slogan, “Every Four Years the Ruling Class Chooses, No Matter Who Wins, the Working Class Loses.” Another poster showed a burning ballot box with a hammer and sickle with the slogans, “Elections No! Revolution Yes!” and “Don’t Vote, Fight for Revolution!”

Pittsburgh

In Pittsburgh, numerous displays of graffiti were documented, including one in solidarity with the Indian People’s War, reading, “Long Live the People’s War in India! Death to US Imperialism!”

Additionally, graffiti supporting the election boycott was also seen with the slogans, “Don’t Vote! Fight for Revolution!” and ‘Elections No! Revolution Yes!”

Anti-police messages as well as banners and graffiti demanding People’s Justice for Romir Talley were also seen around the city. One billboard promoting the police had “Fight Police Brutality! FTP” written across it.

Kansas City

Graffiti in solidarity with the People’s War in India, reading, “Long Live the People’s War in India” with a hammer and sickle was documented in Kansas City.

Additionally, graffiti promoting the election boycott was seen around the city with the slogans, “Don’t Vote, Fight for Revolution” and “Elections No! Revolution Yes!”

St. Louis

Election boycott graffiti was also seen in St. Louis with the slogans, “Don’t Vote, Fight for Revolution” and “Elections No! Revolution Yes!”

Houston

Graffiti was also documented in Houston in support of the election boycott reading, “Don’t Vote, Fight for Revolution” accompanied by a hammer and sickle.

Philadelphia

Graffiti in solidarity with the Six Political Prisoners in Colorado was seen in Philadelphia, reading, “Drop All Charges for the 6 Political Prisoners in Colorado”

Los Angeles

A banner drop in Los Angeles was documented with the slogan “Elections No! Revolution Yes!” along with a hammer and sickle. Election boycott flyers were also seen pasted.

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