International Revolutionary People’s Guerrilla Forces
IRPGF Statement on the One Year Anniversary of the Martyrdoms of Ş-Eylem Ataş (BÖG) and Ş-Sevda Çağdaş (MLKP)
One year ago, two heroic women revolutionaries fell Şehîd in the Battle of Manbij against the fascism of Daesh and their allied gangs including the Turkish state. Şehîd Eylem and Şehîd Sevda were fighting simultaneously for the liberation of the peoples of Manbij as well as for the collective liberation of women from the tyrannical yoke of patriarchy. Smashing the chains that have imprisoned women for millinea, Eylem and Sevda carried their rifles along with the red banner into battle with the hopes of realizing a more just and free world.
Şehîd Eylem and Şehîd Sevda are immortal and their sacrifice continues to drive us all as we join the battle for Raqqa, the capital of the Islamic State’s so called “caliphate.” It is here that Daesh will meet its end from the YPJ, the YPG, the International Freedom Battalion and its member organizations, MLKP, BÖG, TİKKO and our collective, the IRPGF.]
We honor the memories of Eylem and Sevda by continuing to struggle harder than ever before. They are with us through all our battles, struggles, hardships and triumphs.
VICTORY TO THE WOMEN’S REVOLUTION IN ROJAVA AND AROUND THE WORLD!
VICTORY TO THE REVOLUTIONS IN ROJAVA, KURDISTAN AND TURKEY!
LONG LIVE THE REVOLUTIONARY STRUGGLE!