“The memory of the October Revolution comes to remind us that all geography is outside the control of the colonizer, whatever its form. The occupation, no matter how long it lasts, is destined for disappearance, departure and expulsion.”
With these words, the Adeni activist “Afnan Qahtan” spoke about the anniversary of the October 14th revolution while she shared a press survey with a number of activists in the southern governorates about the meanings of the revolution and its values that we can recall today coinciding with the 57th anniversary of the glorious October 14th revolution, which is coming On us these days.
Afnan affirms that colonialism does not remain regardless of the circumstances. The sons of this people, despite the difficult circumstances at the time and the strength of the British hegemony, but all of this did not stand in the way of the revolutionaries and freedmen of this people, so they were one body, one voice and one position until they defeated the forces of foreign invasion and were expelled from Yemen was humiliated and disgraceful, in a glorified revolution that the people of the people carried out with popular intensification and limited capabilities.
She talks about the fruits of the revolution, saying, “The state was not formed in the south in its political sense until after the October 14 revolution. The dynastic Sultanate and the tribe Sultanate were spreading over most of the southern regions, while the colonizer was located in Aden and its environs.”
National cohesion and unilateralism of the struggle north and south
Activist Kamal Al-Mutawfi spoke about the importance of the memory of the October 14th revolution, saying: “It embodied in Abha the image of patriotism and the revolutionary struggle between the Yemeni people in the south and north, who leaped one leap from the Radfan Mountains and Shamsan, carrying the banner of freedom to liberate from British colonialism that perched on the southern regions. .
He added, “All the efforts of the free Yemeni people, whether from the north of the homeland, have joined forces in Taiz, Ibb, Sana’a, Al Dhale’e and other governorates. After overthrowing and ending the imperial tyranny and the establishment of the Republic of Yemen, the revolutionaries carried the first goal of the September Revolution, which provides for freedom from tyranny and colonialism and its remnants, and they sought to achieve this. The goal and its control over the ground after the spark of the revolution started on October 14th.
In turn, the activist in the Yemeni Reform Rally Party, Intisar Naji, said: “On the occasion of the anniversary of the glorious October 14 Revolution, it is our pleasure in Islah to raise the highest verses of congratulations and blessings to our great Yemeni people and its political leadership, inspired by this memory lessons and lessons in this sensitive circumstance in which the homeland is going through one of the Decisive battles in defense of the values of his revolutions.
She added: “The October 14 revolution took place one year after the September 26 revolution against the Imamate priestly system in northern Yemen, and this chronological sequence between the two revolutions was not a coincidence, but it was consciously and consciously on the part of the free Yemenis and their militants in southern and northern Yemen alike. The revolution against the British colonialist in the presence of the imamate in the north as an internal occupation, and that is why when the Free Officers announced the revolution against the imamate in Yemen on the morning of September 26, 1962 AD, the first goal of this blessed revolution was liberation from tyranny and British colonialism and their remnants and the establishment of a just republican rule.
She emphasized: “The memory of the October Revolution is an important occasion to restore the national memory, that close connection between the two revolutions in values and goals. The Yemeni people today are going with determination and firmness to complete the goals of their revolution and restore the state and its institutions, and that the goals of the revolution for which the people sacrificed the caravans of martyrs and wounded are present and remaining in all stages of national work.” .
The October Revolution won the popular will
In the same context, writer Jihan Raed Ahmed emphasized that the October Revolution represented an important and exceptional juncture in the contemporary history of Yemen after it defeated the colonialist and triumphed over the popular will, great goals and noble human values, and sent a message to the whole world that Yemenis are free and able to take away their rights, whatever the strength they face. “.
The political activist, Mona Haitham, finds that the reason for the Yemeni revolution’s manifestation was the result of the contribution of all Yemeni national liberation forces in this national epic. She says: “When the fires of the revolution were lit from the Radfan Mountains and their spark flared up in Aden, and the people in the streets and the guerrilla and political cohesion in one trench, they crossed All to the dawn of national independence in southern Yemen. “
Mona speaks about the revolutionary momentum and the concepts it carried that were entrenched in the awareness of Yemenis as pillars of a state after they gained them from the course of the armed struggle and the political work that was in Aden in the era of the October Revolution and says: “After the success of the revolution political work was established so socialism and liberalism were established not on a base. The sectarian classification, but on the basis of the unity of the national goal, and it included the various layers of society in Aden.
Activist “Fatima Al-Qadi” points out that the glorious October fourteenth revolution constituted a glimmer of hope for all the Yemeni people in its north and south. This victorious revolution, which accomplished its struggle tasks on November 30, 1967 AD, by declaring national independence radically changed the life of society to the better politically, economically and culturally. And comprehensive, on the ruins of dozens of sultanates and muddled emirates, a strong central state was established based on law and order, and this revolution has achieved tangible achievements and successes that cannot be underestimated, forgotten, or even denied.
She added: “However, this great revolution did not bring about the attention, follow-up, research and study it deserves by specialists and authorities concerned with documentation and history, as it is impossible for the reader or researcher to find what satisfies his desire and satisfies his need for extensive reading about this important historical stage.”
She added: “The October 14 Revolution succeeded in breaking the colonial’s back, as the armed struggle and its organized style were the prominent feature of this glorious revolution, and it is the method that the national movement reached at the end of the fifties and the beginning of the sixties of the last century, and as a result of this distinctive colonial method was expelled British from the south of the homeland forever.
The need to raise awareness of the sanctity of the glorious October Revolution
For his part, activist Ibrahim Al-Ashram stressed the need to raise awareness of the extent of the sacredness of this revolution, which astonished everyone with its details and popular pattern, which refused to restore its identity by force and nose that did not allow harm to man and identity despite the successive and multiple attempts of colonialism to plant its roots and create cultures alien to society at that time.
He pointed out that when the revolution is a response to the people’s consideration, the majority of the people will be on the ground fighting intruders, seeking hope and independence, and uniting and roaring before the strongest and most powerful colonial state in the world, “Great Britain” with great sacrifices and unparalleled sacrificial responses
And he considered that the October 14 Revolution established its goals with the blood of the martyrs and the struggle of heroes formed a national bond and popular cohesion with coordination and revolutionary action that extended to all countries, north and south, in a scene that reflected an integrated revolutionary maturity and harmony in all political, military, social and cultural levels from various currents of society.
When talking about the heroic epics of the October revolutionaries, the political activist and member of the Yemeni Federation, Samara Al-Arasi, says: “The free revolutionaries wrote the highest meanings of sacrifices and offered their lives and blood cheaply for the sake of freedom and dignity and in order to expel the usurper occupier from the homeland.”
To this, the activist Jihad Al-Raqimi pointed out that this bright constellation of loyal men who illuminated the path of revolution to victory for our people is worthy of us, while we enjoy the benefits of the two revolutions, as the least appreciation we have known, and for them to remember them and remember their struggles and the most precious of what they presented to the people and the homeland, represented by their pure, pure blood. I asked on the soil of the homeland and have mercy on them.
October is a reminder of the people’s ability to be saved from colonialism in all its forms
Whereas, the activist “Moaz Ahmed” described the October 14 revolution and its birth anniversary as an incentive for the Yemeni people to think about facing the occupation, whether internally or externally. Pointing out that the commemoration of the memorial is no longer sufficient for the Yemeni people, and that the memory must be revived with a revolution like it, as long as our reality denies our past.
The political activist, “the elite of the master” asserts that the October anniversary reminds us of the ability of the Yemeni people to preserve their land and homeland and expel everyone who begged for him to harm the homeland and its gains, saying: “Just as the people stood yesterday in the face of British colonialism, so their will today will rise in the face of all who beg for him himself. By swallowing Aden, Socotra, or others. “
Activist Asma Qassem points out that the memory of the October 14 Revolution carries many meanings that we can recall today, including the memory of loyalty, giving and belonging to the homeland, and a memory of love, sacrifice, and steadfastness.
And she continued: “The fourteenth of October reminds me that there was a country for which souls were cheap and that there was a people who fought, resisted and martyred for freedom and independence not for power and money, but for freedom from humiliation and subservience for the sake of the sovereignty of its land and the unity of its ranks.”
She added, “We are inspired by its events that we need a revolution against ourselves first to correct its contortions, its course and its thinking, then we need many copies of the 14th of the Glorious October Revolution. We need to reignite its spark again to restore the sovereignty of the land and the dignity of the people to restore a homeland that we no longer feel belong to.”
Citing the Manarat Aden newspaper