Berlin, April 11, 2021
In Kurdistan, not a day goes by without war. In addition to military operations, the Turkish state is currently waging a low-intensity war. This means that smaller attacks are continuously being carried out at various levels (military, supplies, etc.). The purpose of the strategy seems to be to wear down the local people, but it also causes internationalists worldwide to lose focus on the struggles in Kurdistan and to turn to other issues.
As internationalists, we do not see ourselves as supporters but as part of the struggle. However, in the capitalist metropolises we have learned to react reflexively to grievances with short campaigns. Unfortunately, this makes us predictable and our actions often retain only symbolic character. In the case of the attacks on Kurdistan in recent years, we have always reacted only to large-scale military offensives of the Turkish state: we responded to the Turkish attack on Afrin Canton in January 2018 with the Fight4Afrin campaign, and to the attack on Kobanê and Cizîrê Cantons in October 2019 with the Riseup4Rojava and Fight4Rojava campaigns. During the campaigns we have shown how creative and determined we can be together in the belly of the beast! We have shown how we reject the support of the Turkish State in its warfare and how we take our own risks! We have shown that we know the profiteers, can name them and make them pay! We have shown that different forms of action complement each other and that we do not let ourselves be divided!
But also after the campaigns the slogan „German weapons and German money murder all over the world!“ is no less relevant. The economy and politics in the belly of the beast continue to create the conditions against which our friends in Kurdistan are fighting.
We think that we should not lose focus but instead turn the tables: break the continuity of the war and its support with our own continuity of attacks, to wear down the war profiteers. We need to break with the campaign logic and strategically discuss how to create a continuity of attack together. Our current proposal is: campaign-type attacks should be replaced by continuous, asymmetric attacks. By this we mean: attacking poorly protected targets whose direct relation to the conflict is not visible at first glance, at unpredictable times, and in surprising locations. We must not lose sight of our objectives, even if they are pushed into the background by media attention. We want to remain focused even in times when other issues seem more topical to us at first glance. Actions with different objectives should always be combined (create material damage, create publicity, etc.). The struggle must remain constant on the streets of Europe to show the war profiteers that there is no quiet hinterland for them!
We set fire to a truck of DB Schenker in Berlin Lichtenberg in the night of 10 to 11.4.2021. To prevent the fire from spreading to other objects nearby, our ignition agent started in the middle area of the truck and not at the very front under the driver’s cab and engine. We attribute the lower damage to this decision, and possibly to a more robust floor protection of the vehicles of this company. The company DB Schenker earns its money, among other things, with the logistics for NATO armed forces and is jointly responsible for armament transports to the Turkish army. (https://chronik.blackblogs.org/?p=8816)
We call for attacking DB Schenker, which can mean, for example, exposing the company publicly or finding and destroying their trucks parked in the streets. One truck means property damage for the company, many trucks could cause the company to get out of the defense industry. Since DB Schenker operates internationally, the company can also be attacked in many places.
We dedicate the action to our friend Sarah Handelmann (Şehîd Sara Dorşîn), who was taken from us two years ago, on 7/4/2019. She was assassinated by the Turkish Air Force in the mountains of Southern Kurdistan. Sara, you are immortal and will always be with us in our struggle and our hearts!
Şehîd Sara Dorşîn Revenge Unit.
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Source: Kontrapolis (Tor)