To press and public opinion:
As KJA (Free Women’s Congress) Ecology Commission, we are saluting World Women’s March delegation and all the proletarian women here.
We are now in Talaytepe and this area is one of the most important places which helps the city to breathe. This area was declared as City Forrest by the Municipality, but unfortunately it faces many threads. The government wants to plan this area as its own ways, to cover it with concrete, briefly, to leave us without breath.
We are societies that witness this understanding for years. With many destructions, dams, hydroelectric power plants (HPPs), giant projects in Kurdistan and Turkey, nearly all the common areas are about to be destroyed.
The resistances of HPPs in the Black Sea, resistance in the Gezi Park, in METU (Middle East Technical University) and in the Hevsel Gardens were the conscience scream of society against these attacks.
A year ago, the government declared plans to apply their crazy projects like the pillage of Tigris Valley, HPPs and turning the stadium into a shopping mall. These are just some examples of this understanding. With these pillage projects, the aim is not only profit/rent, but also to demolish our culture and identity by destroying our memory.
But we always declared and continue to declare our legitimate, democratic reaction against these pillage projects. We will not allow destruction projects!
Today, in Talaytepe, we planted our trees with the slogan of “OUR TREES ARE OUR HOPE AND OUR RESISTANCE”. Everybody should know that the trees we have planted met the soil with all proletarian women’s effort and they will grow. This activity we made today was to defend people’s common places. Again, we are saying aloud that we will defend our culture, common places and our nature ‘till the end!
LONG LIVE THE STRUGGLE OF WOMEN AND HUMANITY!
LONG LIVE WORLD WOMEN’S MARCH!
LONG LIVE THE SOIL, JUSTICE AND FREEDOM!
FREE HUMAN, FREE SOCIETY, FREE NATURE!