Update, and Saleh Muslim in Leicester 19 November 2016

Hi, for updates on the situation for Kurds, especially those in Syria please see http://supportkurds.org which has a blog a day. There are Facebook pages for International Support Kurds in Syria and for Leicester Kurdish Solidarity Campaign.

I’m pleased to say that Saleh Muslim came to speak in Leicester. These are some notes from his speech:

PYD and young people are the future. The international crisis need solving.

Things will change like they have since World War 1 and World War 2.

This is War World 3: policies and the systems need changing.  The world has become a small village. People are looking for democracy. There is a lot of talk about nation states – the situation has to change … people don’t want to lose their power. Continue reading “Update, and Saleh Muslim in Leicester 19 November 2016”

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.

DATE: 30TH JULY
TIME: 15:00
PLACE: EDMONTON ANGEL CORNER
https://www.facebook.com/events/1175490622501317/

Bombing in Qamishlo

2016 July 27 QamishloJuly 27 2016: ANF: Search and rescue works at the scene of the Qamishlo attack

More than 50 people died and many others were wounded in today’s truck bomb attack in Rojava’s Qamishlo city.

Cizîr Canton Interior Council Co-President Kenan Bereket who spoke to Ronahi TV on the deadly truck bomb attack that hit the Qamishlo city this morning said that more than 50 people lost their lives and many others were wounded. Continue reading “Bombing in Qamishlo”

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”

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”