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Connor Hayes speaks with Kumru Toktamış, Associate Professor of Social Science and Cultural Studies at the Pratt Institute, about her work with Human Rights Watch in Turkey, the historical role of Kurdish mobilisations in the formation of the Turkish nation-state, the 2013 Taksim protest movement in Turkey, the current state of democracy in Turkey under the AKP-MHP regime and prospects for democratisation, and the violence against women and the women’s movement in Turkey.


Picket Shell’s London HQ
2pm-4pm Saturday 4th December

Meet Jubilee Park and Garden, Belvedere Road, South Bank (near Waterloo)

Organised by the Marikana Solidarity Collective. Sponsored by Anti-Imperialists for Global Justice, Women of Colour – Global Women’s Strike, and others


Towards an Anti-carceral Politics: Rethinking Crime and Punishment in India


A new initiative has been launched today to stop Turkey’s illegal war in Iraqi Kurdistan and hold it to account for its alleged use of chemical weapons.


The Central Intelligence Agency's record of retaliation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, including reported plans to kidnap or assassinate him, was focused on during the second day of the United States government's appeal hearing.


We are here republishing a statement from the The International Association of Democratic Lawyers on the COP 26 climate conference.


Let’s root our struggle back home in ending the climate crisis. Join our upcoming forum “𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗣𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗶𝗽𝗽𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝗦𝘁𝗿𝘂𝗴𝗴𝗹𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗖𝗹𝗶𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗝𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗲” where we would talk about the on-ground situation of the impacts of climate change in the Philippines and what ways we can contribute as citizens of Global North.


Post about an event entitled "Roots of Resistance and Criminalisation: Kurdistan and the Global War on Terror in Context" co-hosted by CAMPACC and the Peace in Kurdistan Campaign on 06 November 2021.


Connor Hayes speaks with Steve Sweeney, international editor of the Morning Star, about his recent trip to South Kurdistan and the present situation on the ground in Turkey’s war against the PKK. The primary subject of the discussion are the reports of Turkey’s use of chemical weapons against both PKK fighters and civilians in South Kurdistan, and we discuss the cases of and evidence for such attacks, the silence of the international community, including monitoring agencies like the OPCW and the international media, and actions that can be taken by people internationally to try to apply pressure to get Turkey condemned by the international community.


Jude Lal Fernando is a professor in Trinity College Dublin, who lives in exile in Ireland for the last 15 years because of his opposition to the war against the Tamils and ongoing human rights violations in Sri Lanka, and his support for Tamil right to self-determination. He is the editor of the book, Resistance to Empire and Militarization (2020) and the coordinator of Peoples’ Tribunals on Sri Lanka, which were held in Dublin (2010) and Bremen (2013).


Interview with Dr. Jude Lal Fernando by Freedom Asia


We are here republishing the declaration statement of a campaign of the Foundation of the Families of Martyrs of North and East Syria for governments of the world – specifically the USA, the EU, and Turkey – to remove the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) from the list of proscribed ‘terrorist’ organisations.


Connor Hayes speaks with Hassan Hamdam, vice-president of the Baloch Human Rights Council, about the history of Balochistan and its division between multiple nation-states, the work of the Baloch Human Rights Council and Sindhi Baloch Forum, his recently-published book entitled The Right to Self-Determination Under International Law and Politics: The Case of the Baloch People, the possibilities for self-determination in Balochistan, and the case for humanitarian intervention in Balochistan.


The following open letter was drafted by Peace in Kurdistan on behalf of its patrons and will be sent to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, with the support of additional signatories, as part of the global Freedom for Ocalan campaign, which has recently been launched in Strasbourg, France, on 02 October 2021 under the the heading “The Time for Freedom is Now – Freedom Shall Prevail”.


Jan Fermon, lead solicitor in the case in which the Belgium Court of Cassation ruled the PKK is not a terrorist organisation interviewed by Erem Kansoy.

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