The following is a statement by political prisoner Georges Abdallah on the occasion of the Paris demonstration for his release on Saturday, June 22.
Dear comrades, dear friends,
In recent times, the popular masses have burst onto the political scene and assert themselves more than ever with enthusiasm and determination.
From one country to another, and more particularly in the countries of the southern periphery of the Mediterranean, the dispute continues to spread and flourish in insurrectional uprisings of a particular type. In waves, tens of thousands or even hundreds of thousands of women, men, young and old from various horizons take to the streets and public places…
No longer able to remain indifferent to the worsening of their precarious existential conditions, they come out of their torpor as if by magic and call to account those who believed themselves untouchable. And suddenly, a new era begins to form and structure itself before our eyes and so many hopes begin to emerge on the horizon.
Of course, the diversity of expressions in the unity of the struggle, as well as the manifest enthusiasm and determination of the popular masses, can not make us forget the real contradictions within the movement. The stratification of the class and its structural weakness, the generalization of existential precariousness, and above all the extent of informal work on a world scale, especially in the southern countries, give the petty bourgeoisie and its various proposals considerable weight at all levels, not just at the political leadership level of the movement.
This suggests to us that the transition is already under way, and for a longer or shorter time, is always a function of the capacity of the popular masses and the revolutionary protagonists working to succeed in the fight against the hegemony of the bourgeois proposals, as well as the reinforcement of the unity of the popular movement.
Which obviously is not an easy task…
Naturally, this situation is part of the prolongation and flourishing of all these protests, and other revolts (“Hirak”) that have shaped the Arab world for a decade.
It is also part of an international context where inter-imperialist contradictions are exacerbated against the backdrop of the global crisis of the moribund globalized capitalist system. The loss of hegemony of US imperialism at the world level pushes it in its flight towards more aggression vis-à-vis other imperialist poles and especially towards more criminal hostility towards independent states that are somewhat oppositional for its taste…
What we see these days, both in the Gulf vis-à-vis Iran and the withdrawal of the nuclear agreement, and in Palestine concerning Zionist colonization, is only an expression of this loss of hegemony of an imperialist super power.
The latter is now unable to manage mediations between the various regional components in the Middle East. It asserts itself, and it is obliged to assert itself, as an enemy of all the peoples of this region. Whatever the suffering it may cause, the popular masses will eventually debunk all these puppets and other potentates at its command in the Gulf and elsewhere in the Arab world.
Comrades, as you see today, the masses in both Algeria and Sudan say loud and clear that there is certainly room for other futures than submission to the diktats of the imperialists and their scavenging guard dogs.
Comrades, we can not be indifferent to the Palestinian popular masses and the Resistance fighters bravely opposing the barbarity of the Zionist soldiery and hordes of settlers in particularly difficult conditions.
We cannot be indifferent to our communist comrades and our Kurdish comrades who face the fascist regime in Turkey…
We cannot be indifferent to the massacres orchestrated by the imperialists through the potentates of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf in Yemen…
Solidarity, all solidarity with Algeria and its popular masses in struggle!
Solidarity, all solidarity with Sudan and its popular masses in struggle!
Solidarity, all solidarity with the Resistance in Zionist jails, and in isolation cells in Morocco, Turkey, Greece, the Philippines and elsewhere in the world!
Solidarity all solidarity with the young proletarians of the popular neighborhoods!
Honor to the Martyrs and the popular masses in struggle!
Down with imperialism and its Zionist guard dogs and other Arab reactionaries!
Capitalism is nothing but barbarism; honor to all those who oppose it in the diversity of their expressions!
Together comrades and only together we will win!
To all of you comrades and friends, my warmest revolutionary greetings.
Your comrade, Georges Abdallah