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Did the CIA under the Trump administration plan to kidnap and assassinate WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange during a shootout in London? That is one of the explosive findings in a new exposé by Yahoo News that details how the CIA considered abducting and possibly murdering Assange while he took refuge in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London to avoid being extradited to Sweden for rape allegations, charges that were dropped in 2017.


The War on Terror Film Festival is a month-long, public virtual event featuring 20 award-winning films made over the last 20 years that document abuses, highlight crimes, and satirize absurdities of the “war on terror. Since 9/11, filmmakers have shined a spotlight on the wars on Afghanistan and Iraq, indefinite detention at Guantanamo Bay prison, torture, surveillance, and the targeting of Muslim communities in the US and Europe. The slate of films include documentary and narrative features and cut across genres from drama to comedy.


As part of our International Witness Campaign, we are honoured to invite you to a groundbreaking online international conference.


Sindhi Baloch Forum (SBF) is holding  a protest demonstration opposite the Downing Street to express its disgust to Pakistan Foreign Minister Qureshi’s visit to the UK to seek aid for the governments of Pakistan and its proxies in Afghanistan. While Pakistan has intensified its brutal military operations to quell dissent in Balochistan and Sindh resulting in a humanitarian crisis.


Women and allies are joining a movement that’s coming together across Britain to oppose the government’s onslaught of harmful legislation, say SARA CALLAWAY and LISA LONGSTAFF


Connor Hayes speaks with Simon Dubbins, Director of International for Unite the Union, about his background and history with the trade union movement in the UK, his long-standing work on international issues within the trade union movement, the history and work of the Freedom for Ocalan UK trade union campaign, the theory and practice of democratic confederalism and its relation to the socialist tradition, and the status of labour organisation and the global trade union movement at the present juncture.


Saturday October 9th 2021 ,          Webinar   Hosted by Plataforma 12 de Octubre

UK 16:00-18:00 / Colombia   10.00-12:00  / Chile  12:00-14:00



Les Levidow, a co-founder of the Campaign Against Criminalising Communities (CAMPACC) and supporter of Peace in Kurdistan Campaign interviewed by Erem Kansoy.


Women’s protest vs the Police, Crime, Courts & Sentencing Bill.


CAMPACC statement on 11 September 2021 regarding 20 years of the global war on terror.


Sindhi Baloch Forum (SBF) would like to invite you to join us for the ‘Commemoration Reference’ in the memory of Sardar Attaullah Mengal, the legendary Baloch leader and the founder of Sindhi Baloch Forum. Scholars, writers, human rights defenders, and political activists will highlight his life, legacy, and contribution to Baloch national struggle and to the cause of oppressed nations.


Connor Hayes speaks with Dr Stephen Hunt of the University of the West of England about the recently published book, of which he is the editor, entitled Ecological Solidarity and the Kurdish Freedom Movement Thought, Practice, Challenges, and Opportunities, which features a collection of contributions from writers and activists involved with the ecological issues together with the Kurdish freedom movement in the surrounding region and around the world, and includes a forward from renowned ecological thinker Prof. John P. Clark. Other topics discussed include Stephen’s background in the ecological humanities, his work with the Bristol Radical History Group, his involvement with the Kurdish freedom movement, and his view of the current status of the ecological movement in the UK and around the world.


WEEKLY DIGEST - August 31st - September 12 2021

Available in full as a pdf below.


In this fascinating conversation, Arun Kundnani interviews Deepa Kumar who traces the longer historical and racist roots of the War on Terror that in the last 20 years has killed at least one million people. They discuss how Arab and Muslim communities were racialised and targeted well before 9/11 and what interests this dehumanisation served. Deepa Kumar is the author of the recently published book, Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire: Twenty Years after 9/11. Arun Kundnani is a TNI associate and author of The Muslims are Coming! Islamophobia, extremism, and the domestic War on Terror.


Connor Hayes speaks with Dr Camilla Power, honorary research fellow in anthropology at UCL, about her work on the origins of human culture and consciousness as emerging from women’s practice of sex strikes and rituals around menstruation. Topics discussed include the evolutionary biology behind this theory, the image of hunter-gatherer society that emerges from this view, her fieldwork with hunter-gatherers in Africa, the historical emergence of patriarchy, Abdullah Ocalan’s writings on Neolithic society and the origins of patriarchy, the method of jineoloji and the Kurdish women’s movement.

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