Resistance is life: Mehmet Aksoy's last letter to his familyhttp://www.redpepper.org.uk/resistance-is-life-mehmet-aksoys-last-letter-to-his-family/
Publisher: Red Pepper
Date Written: 07/02/2018
Year Published: 2018
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX22524
A tribute authored by family and friends to Mehmet Aksoy, a hero of Kurdistan and the internationalist struggles against capitalism, colonialism and fascism.
On September 26, 2017, whilst he was filming the historic liberation of Raqqa from ISIS and doing media work for the People's Defense Units (YPG), Mehmet was murdered by the cowardly fascists of ISIS. Mehmets blood - just like that of thousands of his fallen comrades - is nourishing the soil of that land, where the determined struggle of the people is forming the foundation of a free and just life, in a time and place of chaos, war and brutality.
Until his last breath, Mehmet lived with the pure joy of having finally reached the lands that realized his utopias: Rojava. He traveled there to become the worthy comrade of the free woman. He documented the lives and struggles of the Kurds, Arabs, Armenians, Turkmen, Chechens, Syriacs and Assyrians fighting side by side against the forces of darkness.