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.
Turkish political, diplomatic and military muscle is a stark reality of the geopolitical map of South-East Europe, Anatolia and the Middle East. And the peoples of Cyprus and Kurdistan bear witness to that more than most – both standing up to continual Turkish oppression and in doing so, sharing a similar struggle. Since the 1974
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
This is a call-out to join the solidarity bloc organised by Plan C London for the Defend Afrin demonstration this Sunday 18th February in Central London. Reposted from Plan C website. For over two weeks, the citizen militias of Afrin Canton in Northern Syria have been bravely fighting against the Turkish army’s invasion. We have
Below is a statement released by KAF, a Kurdish-speaking anarchist group, in the wake of the recent Iraqi government assault on Kirkuk and other Kurdish-held positions — and against the destructive policies of Marsoud Barzani’s government. Immediate call to all our comrades Anarchists and Libertarians wherever they are A direct and special call to our
The applause. The same old placards and distinguished speakers. The masses asking politely. Stop the War rallies might only be boring if their shortfalls didn’t have such serious implications. Despite almost two million people marching against the war in Iraq, we did not stop it. The old leaders of the Left talk about “critical mass”.
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