As the Kurdistan Digital Media Assembly’s global campaign to remove PKK from the EU’s banned organisation list continues with hundreds of thousands of tweets, activists from Australia joined the campaign saying “the Australian government should take PKK off the terrorist list.”
Alex Bainbridge of the Australian Socialist Union Party called on the Australian government to immediately remove the PKK from the list of bans;
“The PKK is a national liberation movement, it cannot be accused of terrorism”. he said.
Various activists including Lee Rhiannon, former Senator of Green Party Australia, Sue Bolton, Socialist Alliance Councillor for Victoria, Susan Price, Socialist Alliance Co-Editor of Green Left and also Peter Boyle, Co Convenor of Rojava Solidarity in Sydney shared their messages on recorded videos, demanding the delisting of the PKK.
The campaign of the Kurdistan Digital Media Assembly launched Friday, to highlight the injustice of the proscription under the hashtag #DelistPKKNow reads as follows
“A peaceful solution to the Kurdish Question is a prerequisite for a healthy democracy and for stability in Turkey and the wider Middle East. Turkey and its large Kurdish community will be able to achieve that peaceful solution only through negotiations. Such negotiations need to involve all parties, including the PKK (Kurdistan Workers’ Party). The listing of the PKK as a terrorist organisation, however, is a barrier on the path to peace”