As we wait to hear the report from his lawyers’ second visit to Ocalan, I thought I would share this poem. Whatever happens, we need to build on the momentum that the hunger strikers have generated.
To the hunger strikers
When it ends, as end it must
I hope – believe – believe and trust
That everyone whose hearts you’ve moved
Can hear the message that you’ve proved:
That all who’d better worlds create
Must stand against the fascist state,
And knowing you can do no more
Take up the banner that you bore
For Jin Jiyan and Azade
For freedom for humanity.
And when it ends, as end it will
I hope my friends are living still.
My friends we need you even more
To build the world you’re dying for!
Sarah Glynn, Dundee
Also on this album, made by our amazing comrades in Wales.