Raúl Zibechi, Norman Paech, John Holloway, and Stina Bergsten talk about Abdullah Öcalan, Kurdish leader held in solitary confinement since 1999 in a video released by the International Initiative “Freedom for Abdullah Öcalan - Peace in Kurdistan” as part of the "The Time has Come" campaign.
This is the first of a series of video called "Let’s Talk About Öcalan" and is titled "His Marvel".
Raúl Zibechi, journalist, writer, political theorist from Uruguay said: “Öcalan teaches us from İmralı prison—something that is impossible to do without us and changing us. Because a change—as much as the movement—is one and multiple, and we can not avoid being a part of it.”
Norman Paech, Emeritus Professor of Law, from Germany said: “His liberation from prison must therefore be one of the immediate goals. The Kurdish people are not alone in this struggle but can count on the solidarity of the peoples, because all of this is about the struggle for freedom, democracy, and socialism."
Prof. John Holloway, author of Crack Capitalism, from Mexico said: “The marvel of Abdullah Öcalan is that, even as a leader, he has been able to turn his thinking around, to re-think the meaning and the possibility of revolution and to convince so many people to accompany him in this process.”
Stina Bergsten, Solidarity with Kurdistan, from Norway said: “Everyone must demand freedom for Öcalan!”