Save Rojava: Protest in Leicester City Centre 24 March 2018

There have been protests in support of Afrin around the world today. Protest in Leicester City Centre 24 March 2018 – About 100 people gathered at the Leicester Clock Tower, organised by Leicester Kurdish Solidarity Campaign and local Kurds.

Press release for the demonstration:

Kurds in Rojava valiantly prevented ISIS from extending its power in Syria. Kurds in Syria are now being targeted by the Turkish State and its allies while the world stands by. Turkey has focused on Afrin but intends to move further along the border to take other Kurdish towns in Rojava, Syria. Continue reading “Save Rojava: Protest in Leicester City Centre 24 March 2018”

Free Ocalan demonstration 30 July 2016

Öcalan’s freedom is not only a key demand of millions of Kurds. Together with the release of the other political prisoners, it is a necessary step on the way to peace. Öcalan is recognised by all sides as the key person for a real process. He has put a peaceful solution on the Kurdish people’s agenda. His “Road Map” is the only comprehensive peace plan on the table so far. He has to be Free and able to communicate with all parties concerned.

We call on You to attend this demonstration for the sake of our Kurdish movement and our leader Öcalan.

TIME: 15:00

Leicester Kurdish Solidarity Campaign leaflet

Leicester Kurdish Solidarity Campaign

What does this have to do with you? If attacks on the Kurds stopped, the Middle East would settle down, people could rebuild their lives and the world will be a better place to live – for everyone.

Syria: Syria is disintegrating but Kurds are successfully defending their area in the north – Rojava – from attacks by ISIS with minimal help from the outside. They also have a remarkable setup that is based on democracy and this protects Kurds and others in the area and maintains a working society in the midst of this terrible war. Continue reading “Leicester Kurdish Solidarity Campaign leaflet”

Indiscriminate warfare is truly appalling

Human Rights Watch: Turkey: Border Guards Kill and Injure Asylum Seekers

“Firing at traumatized men, women, and children fleeing fighting and indiscriminate warfare is truly appalling.”

“The EU shouldn’t just stand by and watch as Turkey uses live ammunition and rifle butts to stem the refugee flow,” said Simpson. “EU officials should recognize that their red light for refugees to enter the EU gives Turkey a green light to close its border, exacting a heavy price on war-ravaged asylum seekers with nowhere else to go.” Continue reading “Indiscriminate warfare is truly appalling”

Violent clashes in Nusaybin

In Mardin’s Nusaybin district where popular resistance for self-rule against the attacks of state forces endures with determination, violent clashes are taking place in Dicle and Yenişehir neighborhoods.

Unable to advance into the areas of self-rule, Turkish military and police forces continue bombing Dicle and Yenişehir neighborhoods that are protected by Civil Defense Units YPS / YPS-JIN.

Severe clashes are taking place in both neighborhoods as YPS / YPS-JIN retaliate against the intensified attacks.

Leicester City in the news: shine a light on Turkey’s abuse of Kurds

Congratulations to the Leicester City Football Club on their success in the English Premier League. They worked well as a team with a calm and thoughtful manager. Brilliant.

At the same time, Kurds in Leicester have family in Syria and Turkey who are suffering because the UK Government continues to support the  actions of Turkey’s Government: Continue reading “Leicester City in the news: shine a light on Turkey’s abuse of Kurds”

Call to Action 1 April 2016

Leicester Against War: Stop the War on Kurds: at Leicester Clock Tower Friday 1 April 2016,  5.30 – 6.30pm: 

There is a gathering of Leicester Against War every Friday 5.30-6.30pm at the Leicester Clock Tower, sometimes with a theme.

This coming Friday the theme is Stop the War on Kurds around the issue of what Governments are doing to the Kurds: Continue reading “Call to Action 1 April 2016”