The following message by Georges Ibrahim Abdallah was read out to the march at Lannemezan prison demanding his liberation on 22 October 2022 by Suzanne LeManceau, longtime activist for his liberation. The annual protest drew over 1,000 people to call for the freedom of the Lebanese Arab Communist struggler for Palestine imprisoned in France for over 38 years:
Dear comrades and friends,
At the dawn of this 39th year of captivity, knowing that you are gathered here brings me a lot of strength and warms my heart. No matter what those who are watching and spying on this gathering think, the warmth of your mobilization and the enthusiasm of your commitment make light of these abominable walls, this barbed wire and the watchtowers; they collide with the deadly everydayness of the cells and allow us to glimpse glimmers of victories taking shape on the horizon.
Comrades and friends, your various solidarity initiatives that you have developed in this international month of action, bring a scathing refutation to those who bet on the breathlessness of your mobilization.
Certainly in this international campaign, “Ofer” and the other Zionist jails have your full attention and the expression of your active solidarity is always even more invigorating for those who have been imprisoned for so many years.
Dear Comrades, dear friends, the inter-imperialist contradictions occupy the forefront of the international scene, against the background of the global crisis of the world capitalist system. They are exacerbated more and more and are spreading on a planetary level, and as always in such circumstances, imperialist propaganda is in full swing. It seems pointless to dwell at length on the pseudo-arguments about the wicked aggressors and the poor victims. But comrades, let’s not lose sight of the fact that imperialist and inter-imperialist wars are inscribed somehow in the genetic code of capitalism. That is why, in the space of a century, capitalism is pushing humanity to the brink of world war for the third time. The crisis of this moribund capitalism in its phase of advanced putrefaction is the crisis of truly existing globalized capitalism, and its agony will only end in a victory for communism…
Comrades, certainly there is room for other futures than submission to the criminal dictates of capitalism and the barbarity of imperialist and inter-imperialist wars.
Dear comrades, dear friends, let’s not allow the imperialist propaganda unleashed these days to obscure what is happening in Palestine in full view of everyone. Faced with the emergence and affirmation of a new generation of Resistance fighters, particularly in the West Bank, the Zionist military indulges in the worst excesses, killing young and old alike every day, destroying homes, confiscating new lands under false pretenses, and lately encircling towns with a complete blockade. The Resistance confronts! It is up to men and women of good will to do the same at the regional and international level.
May a thousand solidarity initiatives flourish in favor of Palestine and its promising Resistance!
Solidarity, all solidarity with the Resistance fighters in Zionist jails and solitary confinement cells in Morocco, Turkey, Greece, the Philippines and elsewhere around the world!
Solidarity, all solidarity with the proletarians in struggle!
Honor to the martyrs and to the popular masses in struggle!
Down with imperialism, its Zionist watchdogs and the Arab reactionaries!
Capitalism is nothing but barbarism, honor to all those who oppose it in the diversity of their expressions!
Together, Comrades, and it is only together that we will be victorious.
To all of you Comrades and Friends my warmest communist greetings.
Georges Ibrahim Abdallah