Newport Kurdish hunger strike reaches day 100

İmam Sis, a Kurdish resident of Newport, Wales has reached day 100 of an indefinite hunger strike today. The hunger strike, started on 17th December 2018, is widely believed to be the longest in British history. Along with İmam Sis, currently 300 Kurds are on hunger strike in Turkish prisons, Kurdistan, Europe and North America.

Manchester and London stations brought to standstill by Afrin solidarity blockade

Dozens of people blockaded train tracks at Manchester’s Piccadilly station today, shutting down the major city transport hub for most of the afternoon — followed by a blockade at Kings Cross in London. Friends of Kurdistan Manchester (FKM) reported that Kurds, their friends and supporters were blockading the stations to raise pressure on the British

Silhan Ozcelik’s imprisonment is another vicious example of today’s counter-insurgency

Silhan Ozcelik, an eighteen-year-old Kurdish woman from London, was sentenced to 21 months at the Old Bailey two days ago. Silhan’s conviction is the first in the UK against someone for attempting to fight alongside Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). The verdict comes within the wave of patriotism engulfing Europe after the Paris attacks on 13th