Action around the UK remembering the determination of the Kurds to protect Kobane with little help from the outside world, when the people were under sustained attack by ISIS.
A Call for an International Solidarity Day with Kobane 1 November 2015 Continue reading “Remembering Kobane 30 October 2016”
Aiden Aslin is accused of joining the YPG, one of the Kurdish forces that has had great victories fighting against ISIS. He has been on bail since February and is expecting a hearing on whether he will be charged or not on the 20th of July. The bail conditions severely impede Aiden’s life. Continue reading “Stand up for Aiden Aslin on 20 July 2016”
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”
We at keep our focus on what the rest of the world is doing to Kurds, but the impact of this is continually showing itself in the behaviour of the Kurdistan Regional Government – KRG – towards its own population and we will now also be posting about this concern: 3 July 2016
The Turkish State has applied a lot of financial and geo-political pressure on the Kurds in Southern Kurdistan (otherwise known as Kurdistan – Iraq) and on its leader of the KRG Political Party which has overall control – Masoud Barzani: http://cabinet.gov.krd/p/p.aspx?l=12&p=232. It is said that some of this has been personal financial pressure to line Barzani’s pockets. Other of Barzani’s supporters explain that he needs to keep friendly with Erdogan so that KRG can survive. Whichever way this is, and it may be a mixture of the two, KRG is hostage to the Turkish State’s bidding. Continue reading “Kurdistan Region and Erdogan”
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”
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.