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Going into 2017 …

The end of 2016 won’t end people dying and abuse by Governments … we will have that coming in 2017, nor will it end random acts of kindness and love, singing, and those small steps we can take to push for the kind of world we want to live in

1 November is World Kobanè Day

2016-kobane-rallyCall for Global Day of Action to Celebrate the 1 November World Kobanè Day
On the 15th September, 2014, ISIS, attacked the Kurdish town of Kobanè in Syria, carrying this attack out with heavy weaponry obtained from the Iraqi and Syrian armies and with the active support from the states of Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

We’ll be at Leicester Clock Tower 5.30 – 6.30pm

Turkey attacks Kurds in Syria: Saleh Muslim

Salih Muslim: We will not allow the Turks to enter one inch into the liberated territory (Asharq al-Awsat)

·        Chairman of the Democratic Union Party Salih Muslim accused the Iranians, Turks, and Syrians, despite their differences and conflicts, of uniting against the Kurds, amid silence from the US-Russian sides, saying that the regimes of the three countries are “dictatorial” and could not accept the democratic example established by the Kurds on the ground. Continue reading Turkey attacks Kurds in Syria: Saleh Muslim

Justice – democracy etc

The claimants who took the Labour Party to court in order to win their democratic right to vote, are now being forced to pay and extra £30,000 in legal costs to the Labour Party within 28 days, after General Secretary Iain McNicol pushed for the 5 members to pay costs -that’s £5000 each. As I’m sure anyone would agree, £5000 is a lot of money. Please donate as much as you can to help cover the legal costs!


Rojava – a “protection zone” for religious and ethnic minorities in northern Syria?

Report on a research trip by STP’s Middle East expert
Dr. Kamal Sido, Middle East Consultant of the Society for Threatened Peoples (STP), visited Rojava in northern Syria from March 12 to April 3, 2016, to get his own impression of the situation. The important outcome of his research trip are around 24 interviews with members of different ethnic groups, 18 of which are published as an annex to this report.

Continue reading Rojava – a “protection zone” for religious and ethnic minorities in northern Syria?

From Jeremy Corbyn – Chilcot Inquiry apology

I wanted to write directly to all Labour members and supporters after the publication of the Chilcot Inquiry report on Wednesday when I apologised, on behalf of our party, for the decision to go to war in Iraq.

I made this apology because politicians and political parties can only grow stronger by acknowledging when they get it wrong and facing up to their mistakes. Continue reading From Jeremy Corbyn – Chilcot Inquiry apology

Jeremy Corbyn for Prime Minister

JCThis is a chance for the Labour Party to find its feet again.  Lots of people like me didn’t feel able to vote for the Party because it had lost its way as a result of going off in search of votes etc.

Jeremy Corbyn has brought the heart back to to what should be a Political party standing up for the most vulnerable, making sure everyone has what they need before satisfying greed. He’s being hounded by Party members who want him out  – it had to happen at some time because those with power in the Party have been in place under the ‘New Labour’ system. They tend not to be supporters of Corbyn for a variety of reasons.

We’re on the verge of finding a new way of doing things, with respect, a quiet firmness, integrity, courgae, love … and these are the qualities our Leaders also need.

I have no doubt that Jeremy Corbyn is the person to lead us bravely into that new future