The world is being pulled into dire wars and chaos in the pursuit of strengthening and regulating neo-liberal policies, said the Green Left Party’s Diyarbakır (Amed) Provincial Co-Spokesman Abbas Şahin in a press statement on Saturday, announcing a rally scheduled for 1 September in Turkey’s Kurdish-majority Diyarbakır.
The Green Left Party, alongside the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), has called for participation to the rally aligning with the theme “Equal and Free Life for Social Peace”, marking the commemoration of the International Day of Peace.
The first day of September holds historical significance, being the date when Germany’s invasion of Poland ignited the Second World War. Since then, it has been designated as the International Day of Peace, commemorated in various nations as a reminder of the disastrous consequences of conflict.
In his statement, Şahin emphasised the perpetual significance of social peace, highlighting the urgency of resisting autocratic regimes in the pursuit of a liberated world.
The spokesman also addressed the global ramifications of Capitalist Modernity, underscoring the crisis it currently faces worldwide. He denounced the adverse impact of capital-driven efforts on people’s rights and social equilibrium, emphasising how the pursuit of profit often comes at the expense of human welfare and environmental integrity. According to Şahin, national states, often working in tandem with neo-liberal systems are contributing agents to this disruption.
Şahin remarked, “Disregarding the law and neglecting human rights, along with quashing even the smallest peace initiatives through drastic measures, are the bitter outcomes of attitudes that have suppressed society in recent years and disregarded calls for peace.”
The rally on 1 September aims to reiterate the crucial importance of maintaining social harmony beyond mere symbolic observances.