On the 16th of August, 2015, Worker’s Spatula revealed ourselves to the world, and we have quickly established ourselves as the premiere source of news on the world revolutionary movement. During this period we have intervened in politics around the world and achieved many great successes, but we have also had to make great sacrifices.
Sacrifice is a part of life we all accept when we become revolutionaries. Below are some of our martyrs, who made the ultimate sacrifice and laid down their very lives for our collective liberation. They will never be forgotten; they live on in our struggle:
Comrade Tombili was a well-respected and non-sectarian Turkish revolutionary who worked with all principled organisations in the struggle for liberation of the poor and oppressed. In this capacity, he took a vanguard role in the formation of Worker’s Spatula, for which he regularly contributed his expertise and opinions.
Comrade Tombili was an extremely advanced Marxist-Leninist whose theoretical line was as sharp as his claws. He tolerated neither revisionism nor ultra-left deviation, and ceaselessly contributed to unity projects in the struggle for the national democratic revolution in Turkey and Kurdistan.
His untimely death on the 1st of August, 2016 from a mysterious disease was almost certainly the result of poisoning by agents of the fascist Turkish state. His last words, spoken to his closest comrades from his hospital bed in Kadıköy, were: “DON’T MOURN, ORGANISE!”
On the 24th of November, 2016, Ida Sabo, famed woman anti-fascist partisan and Hero of Socialist Labour in Yugoslavia, breathed her last breath. Few people know this, but with the breakup of Yugoslavia, she became disillusioned with the nationality policy of the Titoites. Through contacts made during her regular participation in the Conference of Communist and Workers’ Parties of the Balkans, she came to embrace the line of the Albanian Party of Labour, where she took part in the discussions with Turkish, Kurdish, and international comrades that led to the creation of Worker’s Spatula.
It was Ida Sabo‘s fondest dream that before she died, Worker’s Spatula should be considered the premiere source of Marxist-Leninist satirical news in the world. We believe that upon her passing into eternity, we had accomplished this dream of hers.
Her last words were: “DON’T MOURN, ORGANISE!”